Craftsbury is pleased to announce that Anna Schulz and Ollie Burruss will be joining the Craftsbury team as Junior and Masters’ coaches respectively. Both Anna and Ollie have a long history with Craftsbury and Nordic Skiing. Anna grew up skiing for Pepa at the Center, competing at the collegiate level for Harvard where she met Ollie. After graduation, Anna worked for a stint at the Outdoor Center before moving to Bend, Oregon where she coached at the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. The past two years she’s been in Burlington, working on a Master’s degree in public administration at UVM, where she has also been researching how to adapt transportation infrastructure to the impacts of climate change. Along with Ollie she’s kept in touch with skiing through coaching at the Mansfield Nordic Club.
Ollie came to skiing as a high schooler, competing at Harvard during his college career before being named to the Craftsbury Green Racing Project. After two years of competing for the Green, he moved to Bend and joined XC Oregon as a post-grad athlete. He competed another two years for XC Oregon before moving back east with Anna. While in Burlington, he worked for Ursa Major in marketing and coached with Mansfield as well.
While the majority of Anna’s time will be spent around the juniors, Ollie has been brought on board to further develop our masters ski programming, as well as work in a variety of tasks around campus such as event production and program development.
We’re excited to welcome Anna and Ollie back to the NEK. They’ll be moving in and beginning practices within the next month.