Q. When were you in the club and what discipline?
A. Alpine, from around 1984 to the 1999-2000 season.
Q. Who were your friends in the club?
A. Emmy Hoyt (Barr), Jessica Rychel (Bratley) and Ali Smith (Williams), just to name a few.
Q. What is your favorite club memory?
A. There are so many: preseason training in Summit County; summer training on the glaciers in Whistler and Oregon; SG training on Vagabond; and lifting weights “muscle beach” style outside the back of the club in the summer.
Q. What are you doing now?
A. My husband and I own F.M. Light & Sons. It is great to be back in town and to keep the tradition going. I love this place!
Q. What impact did the club have on you?
A. It taught me perseverance and discipline — both physical and mental. Because of ski racing, I applied to Dartmouth. Before meeting the coach at a SSWSC summer camp, I had never heard of the place. That turned out to be an excellent experience. I can also say in all seriousness that my experience at the club helped me land a few different jobs over the years. Skiing is novel and so romanticized in other parts of the country that being “a skier” somehow impressed people. I had some tough coaches, and the lessons they taught me will stick with me forever. Also, it was the most fun I think I have ever had.