Upcoming Meeting Dates:
Meeting at BP Energy Center, Anchorage from 6:15-8:30pm
11/15 UPDATE: November 28th or 29th, Location TBD.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019
NSAA Board of Directors
NSAA: Sustaining trails year-round and providing Nordic skiing programs that encourage healthy activities and lifestyles for all Alaskans.
Meetings are open to public and all are welcome!
Fourth Thursday of the month, 6:15- 8:30pm at BP Energy Center, 900 E Benson Blvd, Anchorage, AK
Interested in joining the NSAA Board of Directors?
The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) Board of Directors is actively seeking individuals to join our team that are:
- Motivated, diverse, experienced
- Passionate about Nordic skiing
- Have the time and energy to spend 4-6 hours a month to attend meetings, participate in committees, and be an ambassador in our community
- Eager to help NSAA raise money and continue growing to best serve Anchorage’s Nordic ski and trail user community
We’re especially interested in individuals who:
- Have been leaders of nonprofit boards before and are ready to bring their skills and insights to another organization
- Have expertise in accounting or finance, especially nonprofit accounting practices
- Are experienced fundraisers
- Have nonprofit management or business management experience
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining us!
Since the 1960’s NSAA has been dedicated to maintaining trails year-round and promoting all forms of Nordic skiing as a healthy lifestyle.
Current Board Members
Board President - Term Expires: email@example.com
Joey is a lifelong Alaskan who lives in Anchorage with her husband and 3 children. She raced at West High School where many of the same amazing green grunts we love were officiating the races. Joey than went on to compete in college and at the national level. The inspiration of NSAA, the Alaska ski community and the years skiing at Kincaid inspired Joey to come back to Anchorage post college and start coaching. She coached at Chugiak High School for 10 years with her husband Ja Dorris and then helped create the Alaska Nordic Racing Club for over 20 years. Most recently, Joey worked for USSA as the Nordic Program Manager and attended the Sochi, Olympics as a Team Leader for all the Nordic sports. She has a personal mission to help inspire all ages to be active, participate and enjoy, and as well as volunteer, giving back to this great community.
Board Vice President - Term Expires: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara lives in Anchorage with her husband, two kids (ages 3 and 6) and their dog. She is a school counselor and coach and has been skiing for over 30 years. “I grew up recreating and racing in Anchorage. After skiing in college, I started coaching for all levels and ages. Once I had my own kids, I didn’t have as much time to coach but still wanted to give back to the amazing Nordic ski community…so I ran for a spot on the NSAA Board. I hope to help increase membership and visibility of NSAA and promote the great sport of cross-country skiing.” In her free time, Sara enjoys biking, triathlons, running and shopping.
Board Secretary - Term Expires: email@example.com
A lifelong Alaskan originally from Fairbanks, Josh lives to ski, hike and take outdoor adventures with his friends and dog, Ricky. He is a longtime NSAA Trail Meister member and editor of The Alaska Nordic Skier, which spotlights the work and members of Alaska’s Nordic ski clubs. Professionally, Josh has a background in journalism (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Anchorage Daily News) and communications (United Way of Anchorage, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company). He works with the NSAA board and staff to grow membership and elevate the organization’s marketing, communications and fundraising efforts.
Board Member - Term Expires: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth lives in Anchorage and has one teenage son. She is the Associate Professor of Journalism at UAA and is an independent broadcast producer. She has been skiing ever since she could walk and has even skied to the North Pole…twice! She has been a member of the Nordic community and participated in many of NSAA’s programs and events such as Jr. Nordic, trail grooming and citizen races. As a member of the Board, Elizabeth hopes to give back to NSAA by helping our organization raise its profile both inside and outside of Anchorage. She wants to help with the transition of specific programs as more and younger people get involved in Nordic skiing. For fun, Elizabeth enjoys spending time outside hiking, running, biking and back country skiing
Board Member - Term Expires: email@example.com
Mike, a long time Alaskan, lives in Anchorage with his wife Rita and has two grown daughters, Heather and Sara. His interest in Nordic skiing was sparked when his daughters began skiing in Jr. High. After attending all of their races he decided that he might as well join them on the trails. Mike has been an NSAA board member for over 25 years and was first drafted to join by his friend Earl Kari. He is involved in all aspects of NSAA and is particularly devoted to the continued excellence of the trails. In his free time, Mike enjoys cycling, fixing things and spending time with his grand kids.
Board Member - Term Expires: firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally from Oregon, Alex moved to Alaska from Hawaii almost 30 years ago, chasing his girlfriend, now wife, Karla here. It didn’t take long to realize how lucky he was to be in Alaska with the right person. Alex joined the Board in 2016 after his youngest headed to college. Raising both his kids on the local ski trails and actively supporting West and APU ski programs led Alex to the decision to be a part of NSAA behind the scenes to contribute back to our skiing community. Outside of skiing, Alex likes to hike/climb in Chugach as well as mountain bike, roller ski and kayak. Locally, he is a four season user of our trail system. He says he will do anything that gets him outside.
Board Member - Term Expires: 2019
Tim moved to Anchorage with his family in 1981 and has since stayed for the outdoor opportunities. He knows that skiing is a life-long sport and Alaska is the place to be on skis. Tim and his family got involved in the Nordic Ski Club in the 80s, which has led to a lifelong love of skiing. Tim skied at Bartlett High School and raced in college at University of Vermont and internationally as part of the US Ski Team Development Team.
Although he spent his early years focused on racing, Tim and his family ski regularly for enjoyment including multi-day backcountry ski trips in the Brooks Range and the Kobuk 440 sled dog trail. Tim works as a computer analyst and spends his spare time commercial fishing in Bristol Bay with his family, moose hunting, and flying as a private pilot. Tim looks forward to crust skiing every year.
Board Member - Term Expires: 2020
Claire Holland LeClair moved to Alaska in 1982 in search of long winters and outdoor adventures. She worked for Alaska State Parks, first as a seasonal park ranger in Delta Junction and Kodiak and finally as the Deputy Director. Claire initially started skiing as a way to explore the Alaskan backcountry and since moving to Anchorage with her family in 2000 skiing has continued to be her ‘happy place’ during the winter. Both of her daughters participated in Junior Nordic and are now competing in ASD and Besh Cup races. As a NSAA board member, Claire looks forward to giving her time and attention to helping the Anchorage Nordic ski community thrive and grow.
Board Member - Term Expires: 2020
Will has been a part of the Nordic skiing community since 1974. He grew up in Anchorage skiing competitively at Central Junior High and less competitively for Dimond High School. He coached Junior Nordic for the Eagle River Nordic Ski Club when his kids were younger and has completed the Tour of Anchorage a number of times. As a local attorney with Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot, Will likes to assist non-profits like NSAA on legal matters. Will and his wife are proud parents of 2 kids, one of which is a competitive Junior National racer. Will enjoys time outdoors with his family and his two Labrador retrievers