Steve Flahive, President
Steve Flahive grew up in Marin County doing the weekend drive to Squaw Valley throughout his childhood. After high school in Colorado and college in Chicago, he returned to living in Marin County and returned to the weekend drive to his second home in Truckee. Since placing his children in Might Mites at Squaw Valley, he has become passionate about the whole snow sports experience for the kids and coaches.
Lorna Stucky, Vice President
Lorna Stucky grew up skiing and riding in the Sierra Nevada mountains with her family. She lives in Olympic Valley and is raising her 9-year old twin daughters, who are enthusiastic participants in Squaw Valley Mighty Mites and Development ski programs. Lorna is involved in initiatives and organizations dedicated to supporting Tahoe mountain life and its natural environment. The first 15 years of Lorna’s career were spent on developing commercial energy efficiency projects.. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Homesites at Squaw Creek Association, she worked on road and forest management issues. Lorna volunteers weekly in the classroom as part of the literacy program at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School. She has also volunteered with Achieve Tahoe teaching kids with disabilities and wounded warriors to ski.
Brad grew up skiing at Alpine Meadows, raced for the AM Ski Team as well as the Alpine Auburn Ski Club and also coached for the AM Ski Team prior to racing in college. Brad is interested in giving back to these programs by supporting SAF and the programs that developed his love for skiing by helping young athletes pursue the sport.
Kim grew up in Tahoe City, skiing and alpine racing at Squaw Valley. His Dad was a ski coach at Squaw during the late 60’s through the early 80’s. Kim is on his third tour of duty with the ski team program. The first was for Kim, while the later ones were for his five kids. He’s very passionate about the athletes and coaches experience and opportunities that SAF can help provide.
Tony has three sons who have been actively involved with various Squaw Valley Ski Teams and coaching. He is passionate about the SVAF mission of providing scholarships for athletes and enhancing the quality of coaching in the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows community. He recently stepped down from the California Trout board (former Chairman), serves as a San Francisco Ambassador for Columbia Business School and is on the UC Davis Capital Campaign Committee. Like Tony’s three sons on the Squaw Valley ski team, he enjoys spending 40+ days/year skiing and an equal amount of days pursuing fish around the world with a fly rod.
Dee Byrne is currently a member of the Executive Management Team of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, serving as the Vice President of Snowsports. In this role, Dee oversees both the Squaw Valley Ski Team and Alpine Meadows Ski Team, as well as the four Ski & Snowboard Schools of Squaw and Alpine. Before leading the Squaw/Alpine Snowsports Teams, Dee was the Business Development Manager for the Schools of Aspen and prior to, the Vail Ski & Snowboard School Director. Dee reached the highest ranks of ski instruction, having been on the Professional Ski Instructors of America National Demonstration Team and a member of the PSIA/AASI National Education Advisory Council. Dee is passionately committed to youth development through the snowsports participation and competition.
Kristin Cooksey is the Development Teams Manager for Squaw Valley. With her, Kristin brings a wealth of knowledge including a USSA Level 300 credential, a Professional Ski Instructor of America (PSIA) Level 3, and a New Zealand Ski Instructor Alliance (NZSIA) Level 2 credential. Over her 18-year coaching career, Kristin has worked and headed many team programs including Snow Summit Race Team, Mammoth Mountain Ski Team, Queenstown Alpine Ski Team, and Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy. Kristin is a true believer of doing what you love, and ski racing is a love that she eagerly awaits to share with the SVST athletes and coaches. She is not only a coach, but also a team parent, with two boys currently on Mighty Mites. When Kristin is off the snow, she spends her time being a mother to her two sons, and traveling the world putting on Conferences and Trade Shows for the Aquaculture Industry.
Marcy Dolan has skied at Squaw for the past twenty-five years. She has three children ages 17, 14 and 10 who compete for the Squaw Big Mountain Team. Her oldest child also coached Tahoe League this past season after “retiring” as a competitive Far West U16 skier. Marcy has also coached at Squaw at levels equivalent to U14 Far West and Tahoe League, as well as for Gold Stars and Shooting Stars. Many of her colleagues are coaches and she understands this culture. Marcy has an extensive ski racing background, and had the privilege of traveling through New England in high school and raced NCAA Division One in college. Marcy is interested in facilitating education for our coaches as they give so much of themselves.
Growing up in New Oxford, PA on his grandparents’ farm helping them raise pigs, cows, chickens and growing crops, it was a hard but fulfilling experience and Jeremiah learned a lot from his grandparents in regards to respect, ownership and how to survive on what you make and grow. Being a hands on kind of person, he turned to the technology, design and user experience field and has been doing it for over 20 years. Jeremiah has always had an eye for art, design and made it his focus.
He has worked in a variety of industries from start-ups to small businesses to large corporations. His entrepreneur mentality stated at a young age. Jeremiah took that and applied it to different business models in the brand and marketing industries as well as high-tech. He enjoys a challenge and love mentoring the people around him. After graduating high school, Jeremiah became a full-time ski and snowboard instructor at the age of 19 on the east coast working with kids and adults. He found himself enjoying and helping people over come their fears and challenges of sliding down the mountain.
Skip ahead to today, Jeremiah works for a mid-tiered consulting company, focusing on user experience design as well as runs his own company and working on a few start-ups which have been successful and profitable. He keeps busy with work but also has a few hours during the week to play. Jeremiah and his family recently moved to North Lake Tahoe from Pleasanton, CA and haven’t looked back.
Sealy started skiing at Alpine Meadows around the age of 2. After winning her age group in the annual Alpine Meadows Easter Race at age 5, Sealy caught the racing bug and joined the Alpine Meadows ski team. She raced for Alpine Meadows and then Squaw Valley for over 10 years, and competed on the Far West, Western Region and NorAm circuits before heading to the east coast to compete for the NCAA women’s Alpine ski team at Dartmouth College. After hanging up her race suit, Sealy moved to New York City for a few years, but eventually returned west to work in technology. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School, and now works in San Francisco in private equity. While no longer able to spend full winters in Tahoe, Sealy’s love of skiing continues, and she still competes for the Olympic Club ski team. She is excited to join the SAF board to help give back to the programs and community that shaped her formative years.
Philip grew up in Minnesota and spent much of his youth doing laps on Buck Hill’s 309 vertical feet and counting the days until his annual ski trips to Montana. It was in the rockies where he began fulfilling his mountain dreams and building a passion for skiing. Eventually he found himself in Colorado where he attended the University of Colorado. He enjoyed the Colorado winters and the ample backcountry skiing for several years until moving abroad to the Middle East and Asia where he met his wife, a Bay Area native. They moved back to the Bay Area when they had their son in 2014 — he begins his first year of Mighty Mites for the 2019 season and the entire family couldn’t be more stoked! In addition to loving winter sports, Philip is an avid cyclist and spends his days working for a large technology company. Philip is excited to contribute to the SAF’s mission and help other children and coaches continue to achieve their goals in the sport.
Nils grew up skiing in Sweden. Giving the fact that Sweden is not Switzerland, getting to know how to ski in Sweden can at times be very cold and challenging. Early on, skiing became one of his biggest passion in life. After moving to San Francisco, Nils has made Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe a regular destination for the entire family. Both him and his wife are passionate skiers and luckily this passion is shared by their son who is part of the Mighty Might program.
Earlier on, Nils worked as a ski guide in Austria and as a ski instructor for Ski for All, a program designed to work with challenged kids of all ages.
He is the owner and CEO of ProGuard Security Services. He is also involved with several start-ups in the Bay Area and enjoys making wine.