Archive for the 'Athlete Profile' Category

By Hunter Hedenberg When Kyle Easton first started skiing, he absolutely refused to take a black diamond trail. He insisted that they were too dangerous and too difficult. He started skiing when he was eight- or nine-years-old, and continued with Vermont Adaptive until he was…

Approximately four years ago, Ray Hamilton was looking for a change. A veteran from Upstate New York, Ray moved to Vermont looking to get away from a hectic home life. When he first got here, he said that he had trouble meeting people, and he…

By Hunter Hedenberg “And that folks, is how you ski” is 14-year-old, Vermont Adaptive athlete Jasmine Mead’s catchphrase. She says it when she’s out on the slopes, but not when you think she would. It doesn’t come out after she’s left her ski instructors in…

By Dominique Gatto When Kelly Walsh, our program coordinator for Bolton Valley Ski Area in the winter and all of Chittenden County and Burlington in the summer, was first asked the question of why she is running in the Vermont 100 Endurance Race, she burst…

In 2012 at just 21, Martha Stewart (yes, the Martha Stewart) awarded Emily Cioffi with top honors in the “Quest for the Best” national birthday cake contest on NBC’s Today Show. “Someone I made a cake for submitted my cake,” said Cioffi. “They narrowed it…

By Med. Ret. SSG Misha C. Pemble-Belkin    Five months into my second deployment to Kunar Provence, Afghanistan (Aug. 2011) my unit was in a direct engagement with Taliban fighters. During this fight I was in close contact to a blast that caused a cervical…

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