Freestyle Comp and Prep Coaching Staff
Andy Ware, Freestyle Program Director
Andy has been skiing for 25 years and coaching with SVSEF for the past 11 years. He is a USSA level 2 aerials and moguls coach and has helped coach five Junior National champions, two mogul champions and three halfpipe champs. His hometown is Boise, Idaho, and he attended to the University of Idaho. He is married to Annelies Ware and they have a 6-year-old daughter, Tatum. In the off season, Andy is General Manager of Alpine Tree Service. He likes to take gnarly mountain bike rides, water ski, hike and camp. You might not know that Andy also enjoys climbing 60-foot trees with his chain saw.
Joey Cordeau, Head Freestyle Mogul Coach, Comp Team
Four time World Mogul Skiing Champion, Joey has been coaching for 20 years and with SVSEF 2 years. A native of Biddeford, ME, he also works as a painting contractor. Joey enjoys water skiing, talking really, really fast and beating everybody down Upper River Run. Unless you've been on ski trips with Joey, you might not know that he is also an extreme morning person.
Clint Lightner, Head Freeskiing Coach, Park and Pipe
Clint lists his hometown as Denver / Breckenridge, CO. He earned a B.A. in Economics and Geography from the University of Washington. He and his wife, Carrie, have two children - Maya and Tessa. His ski racing career includes USSA Alpine racing 1987 - 2002, FIS Alpine racing 1998 - 2002 and US Open Skiercross 1999 - 2002. After coaching for the Hailey Ski Team from 1996 to 1998 he was was C Team Home coach for SVSEF in 2001 - 2002. Other jobs are general contractor and licensed broker telecommunications. Clint likes to keep busy with mountain biking, AMA motocross, golf, climbing, hiking, fishing, snowboarding, skate skiing and skate boarding. You might not know that Clint was a three time Leif's Race Champion in 1997, 1998, 1999.
Christine Cordeau, Assistant Coach Freestyle Travel
Born and raised in Sun Valley, Christine has skied in Nationals, Nor Ams and Selections events. She has also competed in Skier-Cross World Cups. She works for the Ketchum Flower Company and likes to water ski, hike and cook. This is her second year coaching for SVSEF.
Josh Zuck, Assistant Freestyle Coach, Travel Team
Ross Falcone, Assistant Freeskiing Coach, Travel Team
Chris Rybak, Freestyle Coach, Comp Home Team
Kurtis Fieguth, Freestyle Coach, Comp Home Team
Jeremy Lato - Injured reserve. Heal fast!