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Matt Voisin, Co-owner, in Williamstown, Mass.: "Happy Thanksgiving from the entire Voisin family, we are so thankful to have so many great friends in the ski community and wish all of you racing tomorrow in Kuusamo and West Yellowstone the best of luck."

PRESIDENTMatthew Voisin

Matt Voisin runs the day-to-day operation of FasterSkier, focusing on marketing and advertising. Matt started nordic skiing at the age of two and since then has made it a central focus of his life. Matt graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where he was a four-year member and co-captain of the nordic ski team.

After graduation he spent 11 years coaching at Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, Mass., one of the largest public high school teams in the country and ran a training group for junior skiers in the summers.

Matt spends his time at home trying to keep up with his two boys.

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EXECUTIVE EDITORJason Albert

Jason lives in Bend, Ore., and in our opinion is one of the most impactful people in American skiing.  As our Executive Editor, Jason oversees all of the content at FasterSkier, from deep investigative dives to spirited podcasts and everything in between.

He’s a self-proclaimed audio geek. That all started back in the early 1990s when he convinced a naive public radio editor he should report a story from Alaska’s, Ruth Gorge. Now, Jason’s common companion is his field-recording gear.

Jason and his wife, Dana, can often be seen chasing their two boys and rescue dogs around Bend.

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WORLD CUP ANALYSTDevon KERSHAW

The air guitar. The gritty Canadian roots in Sudbury, Ontario. The opinions. Lots of opinions. Kershaw remains a storied Candian National Team member with gold in the team sprint at the 2011 World Championships. He placed second overall in the 2011/2012 World Cup standings. He now resides in Lillehammer, Norway with his wife and two daughters. Kershaw is for real when it comes to his takes on The Devon Kershaw Show podcast and his tolerance for Type II bordering on Type III fun. It is a dream for some at FasterSkier to be led on a Norwegian based ski-mountaineering trip with Kershaw setting the skin track.
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EDITORRachel PERKINS

Carbondale, Colorado based and East Coast born, Rachel brings to FasterSkier the energy and insights of an all-season outdoor athlete. Trail running epics before her young daughter rises? No problem. Stoking young skiers on the loveliness of cross-country skiing? She does that too as a coach. Rachel reports on racing, nutrition, and emerging trends in the outdoor sports space. We’re lucky to have her on board.
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STAFF REPORTERGavin KENTCH

Gavin is a lifelong Alaskan immersed in the 49th state’s cross-country scene. Trained lawyer, wordsmith, and keen observer of the elite racing world, Gavin’s work sings. He skis with the Alaska Pacific University Masters team in Anchorage, plays with his two adorable daughters, and occasionally works as a solo attorney. He has a cat named Marit. His profile of Erik Flora won the 'Best Sports Feature' award in the 2018 Alaska Press Club contest. As he states in his old bio, “He was probably on snow this year before you were.” He does live way way north, so this is most likely accurate.
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PHOTOGRAPHERJohn LAZENBY

John is a Vermont-based photojournalist. In addition to FasterSkier, his work has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Cross Country Skier, among other publications. He has photographed cross country ski racing from the Bill Koch League to the last two FIS nordic World Championships, in Lahti (2017) and Seefeld (2019).
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STAFF REPORTERPeter MINDE

Based in the wild of New Jersey, Peter is our link to the broader world of skiing in the East. He’s a welcome presence popping up here and there at nordic centers from Western Massachusetts to almost-in-Canada, including Craftsbury and Mount Van Hoevenberg. Peter brings a passion for the sport and a willingness to explore issues relating to juniors through the master’s rank. And yes, you’ll likely see him throw on an early-season bib at some of New England’s most iconic rollerski races.

He first began contributing to FasterSkier during a period when he stayed home with his daughter, because he wanted to give back to the ski community.
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Staff ReporterGerry FURSETH

Gerry is our longtime Canada based reporter. Based in Vernon, British Columbia, he is FasterSkier’s Canadian eyes and ears. Gerry’s perspective is grounded in a lifelong love for training and racing. Most winter days you can find him on an early AM ski logging kilometers at Sovereign Lake. When there’s no snow, he can be found running and biking at Kal Park. Simply put: Gerry prefers the outdoors to his day job.