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Class notes for Oct. 9

Jones named director of admissions at LWS

Steamboat Springs

Travis Jones, 33, is the new director of admissions for the Lowell Whiteman School. He replaces Mike Whitacre.

Jones is a 1990 graduate of Lowell Whiteman. He came to the school because it offered him the small classes, strong education and opportunities to train for cross-country skiing that he wanted.

“I’ve always loved this place and what it did for me, and what it has the ability to do for other kids,” Jones said.

He has trained and raced cross-country skiing abroad, as well as through college. He graduated in 1996 with a degree in archaeology. He has worked in that field and also was the head coach for cross-country skiing with Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club for four years. He coached a junior skiing program and ran a local Nordic Center in Boise, Idaho. He was the chief of forerunners for the 2002 Winter Olympics, which means that he and his group of skiers would ski the racecourses before each race.

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Jones said working at Lowell Whiteman is a good fit for him because he believes in the school and what it does for its students. School officials agree that he was the perfect choice for the job.

“The school is thrilled to have him back,” said Deb Smith, director of development.

Jones lives in Steamboat with his wife, who is also an accomplished cross-country skier, and two young children.