Head Coach Kelley Sinnott:
This is my 9th year coaching for SVSEF and my 8th year as
the XC Prep Team Head Coach. I was born and raised in Ketchum, have
been part of SVSEF for 19 years and am proud to be part of such a great
organization. Over the course of my childhood I was part of the alpine,
snowboard, and nordic team but spent the majority of my time on the XC
trails. I was part of the nordic team from 2nd grade through high school
and after graduating from high school I headed east to Bates College.
At Bates I was a member of the Bates Ski Team for 1 year and for 3 years
I was a member of the Bates Ice Hockey Team, after graduating from
Bates I found my way back to Idaho and XC skiing. Currently I am
trying to spend as much time coaching as possible, I am an assistant
coach for the XC Devo Croy program and during the off seasons I coach
for Sawtooth United and am the assistant coach for the WRHS Varsity Girls Soccer Team. If I'm not on the ski trails you are most likely to
find me tele skiing on Baldy, playing hockey with the Ketchum Five Stars
or sitting by Petit Lake in the summer. Two things you might not know
about me are that I make my own Dill Pickles, and I've been on a game show; in 2010 my family competed on the Family Feud!!...
Rob Landis: Rob, the senior coaching representative on the Prep Team this year is a well seasoned coach with SVSEF, having coached for 14 years. Rob is originally from Auburn, New York but is a converted Idahoan, having graduated from BSU with a BS in Earth Science Education. He lives in the Valley with his wife Amy, and his two daughters Annika and Kaitlyn both of whom are members of the comp team. Rob "loves anything that involves mountains" which is clearly shown in his successes both as a skier and mountaineer. Robs skiing career highlight include: 4 Time Wasatch Telemark Series Champ, 2 times top 8 US Nationals, Directed Skiing Operations at Galena Lodge 1987-1992, 3rd Boulder Mountain Tour 1987, two other top 5 finishes, 1st US Masters Marathon and Relay, 3rd Overall Great American Ski Chase, and 1994 Fischer Solomon Team and America's Marathon Team Racer. When Rob isn't coaching skiing or taking kids into the wilderness as the Outdoor Program Director at the Community School, he is "climbing, trail running, kayaking, backcountry
skiing, eating, swatting bugs, etc…". Rob feels that "coaching Prep Team is awesome and so
rewarding. I coach with some amazing
people and the kids are always enthusiastic, ready to ski hard and have a lot of fun. I may be the old guy on the coaching
staff but prep team is a perfect match for my maturity level". One thing you might not know about Rob is that has recently become "sponsored by Aleve and AARP".