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The Buddy Werner League Vail/Beaver Creek is run by a volunteer board who are passionate about our program and watching our skiers group physically and mentally.  They are:


Mike Brown


Mike Brown joined the BWL board in 2015 after coaching his daughter in the League for many years.  Mike is a BWL Legacy as his parents founded our great League in 1968 and he and his siblings grew up with the program.  Mike went on to ski at the Vail Ski Club and made his way to the US Ski Team.  In 2015 he was inducted in the CO Ski Hall of Fame. 



Beth Chabot

BethBeth Chabot has lived in Eagle County for more than 22 years and is actively involved in the local community. Both her children are avid skiers; her daughter a participant in the Buddy Werner league and her son a participant in the Park & Pipe program with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. She joined the board of directors for Buddy Werner League of Vail/Beaver Creek 6 years ago and is proud to be a part of an affordable ski program for local families. When not travelling to surrounding resort areas for business, she loves to ski, paddleboard, hike and travel the world with her family. In her free time, she is a volunteer for The Youth Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.



Jim Childers

JimJim Childers has lived and worked in Edwards since 1999. He has volunteered with Buddy Werner in several capacities since 2000 including serving as a Board Member since 2006. Jim believes that BWL is a worthwhile program and continues to serve although he has not had a child of his own in the program since 2008. Jim also enjoys 4-wheelers, snowmobiles, water skiing, being outdoors and spending time with his family.





Tom Davies

TomTom Davies has lived in the Vail Valley for 24 years and has been involved with the Buddy Werner League for 15 years – 10 on the board. Tom has watched two kids through 10 years of the program and now enjoys watching his youngest son Tad in his 4th year. Each of his kids have become incredible skiers through their involvement in BWL.

He says, "the best part of BWL is seeing the smiles on all of the kid's faces!" He also enjoys the family participation in the program. He feels that being on the board is great because of the friendships he has developed. He looks forward to each fall, as another amazing season is upon us and the fun is about to begin. Tom works for New Electric As the head of Business Development and when he's not working, he enjoys being on the mountain and the outdoors year round.

RiAnne Davis

Rianne2RiAnne Davis has lived in Eagle County for 16 years. She works at the Alpine Club in Arrowhead and for the Beaver Creek Race Department. Her son Jackson has been with BWL since 2007 and her son Lincoln since 2013. She has served on the Board for 9 years and she enjoys being a part of BWL because of what the program stands for, and all the smiles that she sees on contact days. When she is not at Buddy Werner she is up on the hill timing ski races for the BC race department and the HS ski races, she also helps at her kids school by either serving on the DAC committee or in the class room whenever she can. She has a love for all the outdoor activities winter and summer.



Michael Dunlevie

MichaelMichael Dunlevie vacationed with his family in Vail in the mid-60's and fell in love with the area then. After practicing law in southern California for 15 years he moved his family and law practice here in 1997. Michael has been involved with The Buddy Werner League for 19 years, 17 of them on the board, offering expertise and legal advice. He now lives in Eagle and continues to serve BWL despite the fact that his three boys graduated 8 years ago from the program. "BWL has instilled the attributes of Buddy Werner in plenty of Vail Valley youth, good sportsmanship, team work and being great ambassadors of skiing for our Vail – Beaver Creek area. Over the years BWL has created some great ski racers, and made plenty of skiers who just love skiing. You can tell from their smiles that they will love skiing all their lives and give that gift to their families." Aside from skiing Vail & Beaver Creek, Michael also enjoys camping, sailing and flying a private airplane whenever and wherever he can.


Dana Maurer

headshotDana Maurer is going into her 9th year as a parent in the Buddy Wener League and 4th as the Club Aministrator.  Dana was drawn to the BWL Program because of the volunteer aspect of it.  It seemed much more user friendly for her family of 3 kids and allowed her and her husband Brian to be a part of their children's ski racing experience.  She loves to ski with her family in the winter and Paddleboard and camp with them in the summer.





Jim Mires  


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 Jim Mires joined the BWL board in 2015 after coaching his daughters in the League for many years.  He is dedicated to helping our BWL youth improve as skiers and as racers.  In his spare time, Jim likes to ride his unicyle.  He and his family live in Eagle.






Dani Steiner 

Dani joined the BWL board in 2015 after only one year as a BWL parent.  In her first year she stepped up to help the League coordinate the race awards and has been helping ever since.  Her daughter Vesi joined BWL in 2014.  She and her husband Paul live in Gypsum.


Recent Past Board Members

Thank you for all of your dedication to BWL over ALL the years!

Cyndi Gershenoff 

CyndiCyndi Gershenoff is a Colorado native and has lived in the valley for over 25 years. She is a graduate of CU and has two daughters ages 17 and 13. Cyndi works at Slifer Designs and is an on-call chauffeur for both girls. "I love nothing more than cheering on Hannah and Beka while following their passions and also enjoy being outdoors and staying active" says Gershanoff. 

She has been involved with Buddy Werner for 11 years – 10 of those years on the board. She enjoys working out and has completed several sprint triathlons. She also tries to volunteer at her girls' schools whenever possible.



Phil Patterson 



 Phil served as an active BWL Board member for 7 years, even after his daughter went on to ski competitivly for SSCV.  He is head of Lifts for Beaver Creek Resorts and was in charge of hte installation of the new Chondola in 2013.  Phil has been instramental over the years in helping BWL continue a great relationsthip with Vail Resorts.






Page Updated 7/24/16.


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