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Steve Wood

Steve is a native Vermonter who grew up on the sides of Ascutney Mountain.  Its where he learned to ski in the mid-1950s and 1960s and was a junior ski patroller. The slopes and hiking trails were his summertime passion. In the 1970s, Steve was the executive director of the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning … Continue reading Steve Wood

Sharon Knapp

My immediate and extended families have lived and or had ties to Brownsville for over 50 years in various homes! Each family member teaching or learning to ski on Mt. Ascutney. My brothers and brothers in law are some of the most professional and consummate skiers on the planet thanks to Brownsville and Mt. Ascutney … Continue reading Sharon Knapp

Shelley Seward

Shelley has a special connection to Mt. Ascutney having lived within one mile of its base her entire life.  She and her husband Glenn have been very involved in the community and most recently in the resurrection of activities at the mountain.  She is involved with operations, volunteers, building and grounds and third-party events for … Continue reading Shelley Seward

Natalie Starr

Natalie came to the Upper Valley over 25 years ago, joining her husband who grew up in South Woodstock. After bushwacking for years on cross country skis in the hills of North Pomfret, South Woodstock and Hartland, she took up backcountry skiing and has enjoyed the trails and woods on Mount Ascutney most snowy winters … Continue reading Natalie Starr

Jim Lyall

STAB & Trail Representative Jim Lyall is the designer of Ascutney’s Mountain Bike Trail Network and co-founder of Sports Trails of Ascutney Basin. Jim fell in love with the area when he was attending Dartmouth College then moved to Brownsville with his wife Carol in 1977 where they raised two daughters, McKay and Jenna. Before … Continue reading Jim Lyall

Steve Crihfield

Chairman, Development & Fundraising While Steve learned to ski on a rope tow in Indiana, he taught his three sons to ski on Mt Ascutney during visits to their grandparents home in West Windsor. A family rite of passage was to hike up the Windsor Trail at age 5! Steve and his wife, Ashley, recently built … Continue reading Steve Crihfield

Glenn Seward

Town Representative, Operations Glenn and his wife Shelley are native Vermonters and have been residents on the mountain since they were married in 1978 building a home on Mountainside Drive. Glenn has a background in the ski industry, working at Ascutney Mountain in various capacities under multiple owners for 18 years, ending his ski industry career … Continue reading Glenn Seward

Marty Hunt

Events Coordinator Marty is a Connecticut native who retired to Vermont in 2007 after a 35-year career in Economic Development. She worked at local and state levels before co-founding the State’s first non-profit economic-development marketing and research organization, which she led for 12 years as CEO. Her love of horses drew her to the West-Windsor … Continue reading Marty Hunt

Rob Calhoun

Treasurer Rob and his family learned to ski at Mt. Ascutney after an introduction by a family friend in the 1980’s. They fell in love with the area and bought a home in West Windsor in 1991, establishing permanent residence here in 1998. Rob spent 35 years as the principle of a Boston based turn … Continue reading Rob Calhoun

Brian Quirk

Secretary, Mount Ascutney Property Owner’s Association Representative Brian Quirk is president of Mt. Ascutney Property Owner’s Association and serves on the Mountain Edge Condominium Association Board of Directors. He and wife Linda have been part of Brownsville and the Mt. Ascutney community for over 25 years. Their children “grew up” on the mountain, sons Brian and … Continue reading Brian Quirk