Staff Members

Meet Our Staff

Erin Fernandez, Executive Director

Erin Fernandez, Executive Director

Office: 802.786.4991 ext.21 • Mobile: 802.353.8129

Erin joined Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports as Executive Director in 2001. Prior to that she worked in the ski industry as a ski instructor, coach and program coordinator. Erin has been actively involved with the Professional Ski Instructors of America since 1987 and holds her Level III Alpine Ski Instructors Certification. Erin grew up in NJ and has been living in Vermont since 1991; she and her husband, Phil, spend their free time with their daughter, Ebe, enjoying the outdoors with friends and family and volunteering for community programs. Erin loves to share her passion for the outdoors and takes pride in the growth of Vermont Adaptive. She is always inspired by the people who volunteer and the top notch staff that helps the organization reach its mission. She graduated from Vermont College with a degree in Human Services and holds her Certification in Non-Profit Management from Marlboro Graduate School.

Maggie Burke, Managing Director

Office: 802.786.4991 ext.30 • Mobile: 802.282.9784

Development & Donor Relations

Maggie started with Vermont Adaptive as an intern at Pico during the winter of 2006-2007. She was the Program Coordinator at Sugarbush from 2007-2011 and then spent four years working at the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, Colorado before returning to Vermont Adaptive in 2015. Maggie graduated from Green Mountain College with a bachelor’s degree in Adventure Recreation and has her master’s degree from Prescott College in Adventure Education with an emphasis in adaptive sports. Maggie is a Level II PSIA adaptive ski instructor, Wilderness EMT, Leave No Trace trainer, and has attended the American Canoe Association Adaptive Paddling Workshop. In her free time, Maggie enjoys volunteering as an EMT, and traveling internationally. Maggie’s favorite adaptive sports experiences have been volunteering at the Paralympics in Vancouver in 2010 and interning with the National Ability Center’s Developing Potential and Transforming Perceptions program in Thailand in 2015.

Kip Dalury, Business Manager

Kip Dalury, Business Manager

Office: 802.786.4991 ext.22 • Mobile:

Kip has been employed at Vermont Adaptive since 1999. He has been living in Vermont for more than 20 years with his wife Karen and daughter Suki. Kip has been practicing law since 1990 and has held a variety of positions with businesses, banks and with the State of Vermont. Kip is also an experienced ski instructor. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts and degree in law from Vermont Law School.

Kim Jackson, Director of Communications & Marketing

Office: 802.786.4991 ext.24 • Mobile: 802.345.9730

PR, Communications, Marketing, Storytelling

Kim worked for Vermont Adaptive for five years as a marketing and PR consultant before joining the staff in 2013. She owned KJPR, and represented companies in the outdoor and ski industries as well as in general tourism and marketing. Her work spans from writing hard and feature news stories as a reporter for the Boston Globe and The Gloucester Daily Times, to being the PR director and communications manager for a large corporation in Boston and for Killington Resort among others. She also served as the production manager for a graphic design firm. She has placed stories in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and Boston Herald, and Sports Illustrated plus in hundreds of local, regional and national publications as well as social media outlets. She holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of New Hampshire and enjoys skiing and outdoor activities with her husband and daughter.

Jeff Alexander, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Office: 802.786.4991 ext.29 • Mobile:

Strategic Parterships, Sponsors, Events

Jeff has been a volunteer at Vermont Adaptive since 2012 before joining the staff in the Fall of 2017. He has worked in the NFL, MLB and Major Indoor Soccer League, as well as various minor league affiliates. Jeff has an Environmental Science degree yet owned a Marketing and Events firm in Philadelphia. He moved to Vermont for a stint managing events for Okemo Mountain Resort and recently spent the past six years as the Events and Sponsorships Manager at Killington Resort and Pico Mountain. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves to snowboard, downhill and cross country mountain bike, hike and paddleboard with his wife and daughter.

Mac Janney, Development Coordinator

Mac Janney, Development Coordinator

Office: 802.786.4991 ext.23 • Mobile: 802.345.4025

Mac has been a client and involved with Vermont Adaptive since 2000. He joined the staff in 2004 and works on fundraising, grant application and sponsorships. Mac is originally from Rutland, Vermont and currently resides there. He has been involved in adaptive sports and recreation for many years and is an avid sailor and skier and enjoys paddling and biking. Mac attended University of New Haven and graduated with B.A. in Music and Sound Recording in 1998. Mac is a keyboard player and plays in a local band. “I started out as a participant with Vermont Adaptive and now as a staff member I am inspired by the exposure to outdoor activity that the organization provides me. And I love the social aspect that it provides with other adaptive athletes.”

Tom Alcorn, Senior Program Coordinator

Office: 802.786.4991 ext.25 • Mobile: 802.353.7584

Winter: Pico Mountain
Summer: Central & Southern Vermont; Springfield Area; Stoughton Pond, Chittenden Reservoir

Tom began at Vermont Adaptive as a volunteer at Pico Mountain in 2010 and became the Stoughton Pond program coordinator in 2011. He holds certifications in Wilderness First Aid Response and PSIA Level 1 Adaptive Mono ski/Bi ski. Before coming to Vermont Adaptive, Tom worked in the human services industry for more than five years. He enjoys his free time with his family, and is a well-traveled music enthusiast and gourmet foodie. He has canoed since he was six, been an avid skier for more than 30 years and has hiked Glacier, Yellowstone and Redwood National Parks.

Kelly Walsh, Program Coordinator

Office: 802.786.4991 ext.27 • Mobile: 802.353.3178 / Sailing Center Office: Summers Only: 802.864.2499

Winter: Bolton Valley
Summer: Burlington Waterfront and points north; Chittenden County

Prior to joining Vermont Adaptive in 2015, Kelly Walsh was a special educator for three years in Texas, while working summers for AccesSportAmerica. She holds a degree in sports management from Rutgers University and has volunteered with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, raising three guide dogs for this program. In her free time Walsh enjoys going for a run, paddling on a lake, training her guide dogs, and skiing. Walsh is responsible for winter programming at Bolton Valley Resort and summer programming at the Burlington Waterfront and Chittenden areas.

Madeline Brown, Program Coordinator

Office: 802.786.4991 ext.26 • Mobile: 802.343.1193

Winter: Sugarbush Resort
Summer: Adaptive Mountain Biking statewide; all programs in Waterbury/Montpelier and Mad River Valley areas

Bio coming soon…

Board of Directors

A volunteer Board of Directors governs Vermont Adaptive. These directors are dedicated individuals whose expertise lends to the organization’s vitality. Board meetings are held quarterly. Our fall annual meeting is open to all staff, volunteers, and participants and is held to celebrate the organization’s successes and set the course for the next year.
 

Board Members & Officers

  • Henry Erickson, President, Warren, VT
  • Paul Toth, Vice President, Williston, VT
  • Andy Cook, Treasurer, Waitsfield, VT
  • Phil Black, Secretary, Killington, VT
  • Tori Pesek, Waitsfield, VT
  • Ross Almo, Mendon, VT
  • Beth Cook, Waitsfield, VT
  • Kyle Opuszynski, Adamant, VT
  • Kelly Lange, Killington, VT
  • Sarah DeBlois, New York, NY
 

Honorary Board Members

  • Chuck Allen, Shoreham, VT
  • Laura Farrell, Windsor, VT

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