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Rob Clayton to succeed Don Wiseman as new SVSEF Executive Director


After an extensive search the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) has named Rob Clayton as its new Executive Director effective July 1, 2013.

Jonathan Neeley, Board President of the SVSEF, "The quality of potential candidates was extremely high, each with unique skills.  Rob Clayton comes to us with 25 years of ski, school and leadership experiences.  The coaches, staff and community participated significantly in his choosing.  Please join the SVSEF team in welcoming Rob and his family to our community."

Currently Rob is the Headmaster of the Winter School in Park City, a position he’s held for 11 years. Prior to his work at the Winter School, Rob was Head Alpine Coach for the Park City Ski Team, 1997-2002; Assistant Head of School, Stratton Mountain School, 1994-1997; Head Alpine Coach B,C and Development Women’s Teams, US Ski Team, 1988-1994; and Science Teacher and Women’s Alpine Coach, Stratton Mountain School, 1983-1988.

Rob attended University of Vermont, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology, and was a member to the UVM’s Alpine Ski Team.  Rob and his wife Krista have 3 daughters: Rebecca, 12; Sara, 11; and Elizabeth, 9.

Rob Clayton, "My family and I are really excited to be joining the community of Sun Valley.  The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is a great organization that has been a pillar of the community for a long time.  I am eager to continue with and build upon Don Wiseman's dedicated efforts of the last 11 years.  His leadership has positioned the SVSEF as one of the most respected programs in the nation.  Sun Valley is one of the most iconic ski towns in America. For me to have a leadership role in further engaging the youth of the Wood River Valley to become winter sports athletes and life-long enthusiasts is as good as it gets!"

Please join us in welcoming Rob and his family to the Valley!