Coaches

Jason Cook, Snowboard Program Director, Team 2 Coach

This is Jason Cook's 11th season with AVSC. In addition to directing the snowboard program, Jason will spend time coaching Team 1 and Team 2 athletes. Jason values the impact that he and his coaches can have on their athletes; not only with their performance on the hill, but also in their personal development. Jason grew up in northern Maine racing Slalom, Giant Slalom, and Boardercross. After graduating from Carrabassett Valley Academy, Jason moved to Steamboat Springs to continue snowboarding competitively as well as attend CMC, where he earned his Associates degree in Ski & Snowboard Business. Afterwards, he moved to Denver and finished his degree in Marketing. Jason is a Level 200 USSA and USASA coach as well as a Level 200 USASA Technical Supervisor. When he's not at AVSC, you can find Jason cruising around local trails on his mountain bike or exploring as many jeep roads as possible throughout the Valley.

Wylie Adams, Team 1 Head Coach

More info coming soon!

Josh Ganz, Devo Director

Josh started his competitive career as a competitive inline skater, but his passion for snowboarding brought him to Colorado from Louisville, KY. Josh is excited to return to AVSC for his 9th season of coaching. He appreciates the opportunity to grow with the community and its children and finds it rewarding in a way he's yet to experience in any other job. Josh has his AASI Full Certification (1,2,&3), is a Freestyle & Children's Specialist, and is a USASA Level 200 coach. When he's not with his AVSC athletes, you can find Josh reading, climbing, biking, hiking, and playing or listening to live music.

Amanda Poindexter, Devo 2 Coach

This will be Amanda’s fourth year coaching for AVSC. During college, while studying Construction Management, Amanda competed in slopestyle competitions as well as many local rail jams. Colorado native; she’s taught snowboarding part-time at Keystone & Snowmass for six years. Currently, she owns her own construction company, working in mostly remodeling (carpentry & management) as well as sustainability consulting. She spends her summers dirtbiking, mountain biking, riding horses & in the winter, it’s all snowboarding.

Kris Olson, Devo 1 Coach

Kris grew up riding in the AVSC Snowboard program, competing in various levels of events. Kris is AASI certified and a level 100 USASA coach. He's psyched to return for his seventh season as an AVSC coach and have the opportunity to give back to a sport and community that gave him so much and taught him so many life lessons. When he's not at AVSC, you can find Kris coaching gymnastics (both recreational and competitive), skateboarding, or just spending time outside! 

Kirsten Sherwood, Pre-Devo Head Coach

This will be Kirsten's fourth year coaching with AVSC. Kirsten grew up in Wisconsin playing soccer, running cross country, and skateboarding. She recieved her Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in Sport Management with a minor in Coaching. She loves seeing her athletes progress throughout the season and accomplish things they didn’t believe they could do. She also has a lot of fun fostering a close team dynamic and helping the athletes learn to build each other up. Kirsten is a fully certified AASI Level 2 Coach and Children's Specialist and is USASA Level 100 certified as well. When Kirsten's not at AVSC, she's usually on her splitboard in the backcountry searching for big lines and fresh pow. She also loves climbing, downhill mountain biking, hiking, cooking, and traveling.