NewsNENSA Welcomes New Staff Member

FasterSkier FasterSkierSeptember 6, 2008

Welcome to Abby Weissman, our new Director of Introductory Programs! Abby is, as she says, “super passionate about fitness and about cross-country skiing.” She's organized, self-directed, and her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. She loves working with kids because of their energy levels, and she adds, laughing,”Kids have no idea that cross-country skiing can be work for some people!”

Abby served on the faculty at Carrabassett Valley Academy for the past three and a half years after earning her degree in Creative Writing from Wheaton College. At CVA, she taught creative writing and 9th grade English. Abby also worked at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, serving as the unofficial “Director of Fun,” memorably bringing sequined outfits and outlandish prizes to Sugarloaf's events.

Endurance sports form a foundation of her life and include hiking, road biking, running, and training for adventure running races. Her less aerobic hobbies include “writing, making glass beads, cooking tasty treats with lentils & artichokes, painting furniture, and any manipulation of color & light.”

Abby grew up in Maine on a small pond outside of Ellsworth, an easy trip to Acadia National Park. She just moved into an apartment in Portland, Maine that will also serve as her NENSA Office.

As Youth and Introductory Programs Director, Abby will lead NENSA's Bill Koch League and work to develop existing and new introductory programs for skiers of all ages. She is already working on a fall beach-ski race, Women's Day, coaching clinics, masters clinics, and other new initiatives for NENSA.

Abby started full-time work for NENSA on September 1 and can be reached at abby@nensa.net or 207-944-4720.

Source: NENSA

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