Get to Know Joel
Joel had a 50-year career in the ski industry throughout the United States, New Zealand and Australia. Born in the Adirondack Mountains on the border of New York State and Canada, his father managed a small ski hill where Joel’s career started at the age of three as a ski racer and ski jumper.
In 1966 his career moved into ski teaching and the management of ski schools and resorts. In 2005 he began a thirteen-year stint in the non-profit world as President and Chairman of the Board of the Professional Ski Instructors of America in Colorado and also as a Trustee with the American Snow Sports Instructors of America.
Now mostly retired from the ski industry, Joel is dedicating his retirement to helping people in need within the city of Cuenca through his leadership of Snow Angels in Ecuador.