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    BNJRT COACHING STAFF:

    Head Coach - Adam St. Pierre
    Adam St.Pierre grew up in Charlestown, NH playing soccer, basketball, football, and running track. In high school he traded basketball for XC skiing to get in better shape for track season. He continued skiing at Colby College and was team captain his senior year. Adam graduated in 2004 with a degree in physics and biochemistry then went on to graduate school at the University of New Hampshire studying Kinesiology: Exercise Science. He moved to Boulder in 2006 with his fiancé Alison (wife since 2007) and has been coaching the BNJRT ever since. Adam was the teams first Head Development Coach and filled that role for 4 years before becoming Head Coach. Adam spent 8 years as an Exercise Physiologist and Running Biomechanist at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine in addition to coaching the team. In late 2014 adam left BCSM to start his own coaching business, ASTP Coaching, working primarily with trail runners, skiers, and mountain athletes. In May 2013 Adam and Alison welcomed Finley to their family. Finley is awaiting a younger brother or sister in February 2017!

    Head Development Coach - Wayne Clark

    Wayne grew up in upstate New York and began ski racing when he was 12 years old. He went to Junior Nationals three times for Mid-Atlantic in Solider Hollow, Anchorage and Truckee. In 2008 he placed 9th place at the New York State Championships, and in 2009 Wayne began racing for University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. He raced for Green Bay for three years before becoming an assistant coach for his team due to medical issues. Wayne also volunteered and coached skiers from the ages of 3-12 in the Bay Nordic Ski Club in Green Bay. In 2014 he graduated UWGB with a History degree, education minor, a teaching license and a coaching certificate and immediately moved out to Boulder. Soon after moving west Wayne found a full time teaching position at a smaller charter school in the Jeffco School District. This year will be Wayne’s second year of teaching 6th grade geography, 8th and 11th grade American History and 12th grade economics. In Wayne’s spare time he enjoys anything outdoors including running, cycling, hiking, skiing, paddling and anything else active. Wayne is extremely excited about working with the team this year as the Head Development Coach and looks forward to the upcoming season. 

    Assistant Coach - Caroline Carpenter

    Caroline grew up skiing in Vermont with her family run youth ski team, Klister Club on the trails around her house. She started competing with the Bill Koch league at 12 years old, which fostered her love of competition. At Champlain Valley Union High School, Caroline led her team to four state championships, and podium places at States and New Englands. She also played lacrosse and soccer, later trading in her cleats to run cross-country, for that extra endurance kick. Caroline continued her ski career at St. Lawrence University, where she studied Political Science. As captain her senior year, she made the All-East team and qualified for NCAA, where she had a top finish of 16th-place. After graduation, Caroline moved to Washington, DC to start a career in public relations and marketing. The mountains were calling, and in February 2015, Caroline moved to Boulder where she now works for a local experiential marketing agency. When she isn't on snow or in the office, you can find her hiking, running, and biking the trails of Boulder. She is excited to pay it forward coaching with BNJR her first season! 
     

    Assistant Coach - Meghan Cornwall
    Meghan grew up skiing in the north woods of Minnesota with her parents. She was introduced to racing on a team in 7th grade when her friend convinced her to join the ski team at her high school. Quickly realizing that she really liked to race she started training year-round with various clubs in the area, skiing for St. Louis Park High School during the week and then racing on weekends with her club team for Junior National Qualifiers. She finished 10th at the Minnesota State Meet in 2007 and also qualified for the 2007 Midwest Junior Nationals team. After high school she went on to ski for four years at Colby College in Maine and graduated in 2011 with a degree in environmental studies. She moved to Colorado in May of 2014.


    Assistant Coach
    - Evelyn Dong

    Evelyn grew up running around the suburbs of Boston and slowly transitioned to being a Nordic skier after joining her high school ski team. She raced for Middlebury College, leaving school (a little early) to race for XC Oregon, based in Bend, OR. After racing nationally and internationally for a few years, she transitioned to coaching in Utah, working with Soldier Hollow and TUNA. Last year was her first coaching for BNJRT and experiencing the hallowed Eldora winds. 

    Her favorite places to ski are Silver Star, BC and anywhere in the Engadin Valley in Switzerland. When not coaching, Evelyn can be found playing with power tools in the basement of Boulder Nordic Sport or roaming the hills outside of Boulder on her mountain bike. 


    Assistant Coach - Garrett Geer
    I was born and raised right here in Boulder and joined the team in 2007. I skied and raced with the team until graduating from Boulder High in 2012. After a year in Seattle I returned to the team in 2013 to start coaching the U14 athletes. Currently I am a junior studying environmental engineering at CU Boulder. Outside of skiing I love doing yoga at the studio I work at, going on long backpacking adventures and taking photos.
     

    Assistant Coach - Eric Lustgarten

    Eric's ski career began as a young Vermonter enjoying Nordic with his brother. His passion for the backcountry transitioned into racing for Burlington High School. He continued his ski career at St. Lawrence University where he studied Geology. Eric placed respectively in the top-20 throughout his career and earned two Junior National sprint championships. The valuable lessons learned throughout his ski career are now essential values used throughout his daily life. After graduating college in 2014, Eric moved to Washington, D.C. to work finance in the renewable energy sector. Like most Vermonters, Eric's love of the mountain lifestyle brought him to Boulder. When he isn't developing renewable energy projects around the world, Eric can be found exploring the mountains by foot, ski, and wheel. 
     

    Assistant Coach Sarah Marston

    Sarah grew up in New England (Maine & Vermont) and spent many winters with her family in Jackson, NH where her love of Nordic Skiing was sparked. She raced competitively at Champlain Valley Union High School (alongside Caroline Carpenter for two years!) and was a strong part of the States team for those four years. At Bowdoin College, Sarah played Varsity Lacrosse and JV Soccer. She has kept up her passion for Nordic skiing on a recreational basis with friends and family. Since graduating from college in 2010, Sarah has had lots of fun personal and professional adventures – from teaching English in France to leading a couple of long-distance bike trips for teenagers to working as the Director of Admissions at Overland (a company that runs worldwide active summer trips for kids). Sarah now lives in Boulder and recently founded her own boutique active travel company called Pathways Active Travel. Sarah loves working with kids and she is very excited to be part of this fun and talented team!


    Assistant Coach - Claire Miller
    Clare Miller grew up in Whitefish, Montana, and raced for Glacier Nordic Ski Team as a kid before heading east to ski for Harvard University. In college, she fought through numerous injuries in order to compete, and she went on to captain the women's Nordic team for her last two years at Harvard. She found herself in Telluride, Colorado, after graduation, where she put away the skinny skis and skied the steep and deep for a couple of winters. She is currently in law school at CU Boulder, where she is busy pursuing a career in environmental law. She is excited to be back with BNJRT and hanging out with the U14 skiers on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

     

    Assistant Coach - Ryan Skinner

    Ryan grew up just outside Minneapolis, MN, and has been skiing since 10th grade. He graduated with a degree in physics from Carleton College (MN) in 2013, after captaining the college's club team for two years and competing in citizen races across the Midwest. After spending a gap year in Madison, WI, he moved to Colorado for graduate school. Ryan is currently pursuing a PhD in aerospace engineering at CU, and lives with his wife and two happy cats in north Boulder. Looking to start a conversation? Ask him about the north shore of MN, mountain biking, life as a grad student, and aerodynamics!

     

    Assistant Coach - Ian Wilson

    Ian grew up in Minnesota just outside of Minneapolis. He starting skiing and racing in 8th grade after being convinced to join by some cross country friends. Throughout middle school and high school Ian raced for Hopkins High School as well as some JOQ's on the weekends which culminated in taking 7th at the Minnesota state meet in 2009. After spending 1 semester at Syracuse University Ian transferred to University of New Hampshire and ended up skiing on their team for 3 years between 2010-2013. After college he spent some time decompressing for the summer months before quickly moving out to Denver at the pressuring of other UNH ski alums in the area. Ian works in Boulder for an aerospace tech firm working in finance. He's been here for 3 years now and loves anything with two wheels or skis (fat and skinny).