Here’s a short note from our new Executive Director Laurie Cooper:
I am so excited to be on the VASS team! Skiing has been an important part of my life since I was very young. When I was five years old, my father put me on a pair of homemade wooden skis and sent me down the Goldie Rope Tow on Mount Seymour. Twenty years later, I met my husband in my CSIA Level 1 instructor course and, two years later, he proposed to me – on skis – at the top of Whistler Mountain.
My professional background includes more than 25 years in broadcast journalism, communications and public relations. My skiing background includes teaching skiing in Switzerland, Whistler and, most recently, as a volunteer at Mount Seymour. I also had the opportunity to volunteer with DSABC many, many years ago and I found it incredibly rewarding.
I am not a particularly brave or brilliant skier, but I love being on the mountain and I am delighted to be able to share my passion and enthusiasm with the VASS volunteers and students. I can’t wait to meet everybody and I look forward to seeing you all on the slopes.
All the best,