Coaches

Keely Kelleher

As a Big Sky, Montana native, Keely Kelleher, found her passion for the outdoors and skiing early. She started ski racing at five years old. Kelleher ski raced for twenty years, eight of which were on the U.S. Ski Team. Kelleher raced competitively on the World Cup speed circuit for four of those years, scoring regularly, and winning the 2010 National Super G title.

Post retirement from the U.S. Ski Team Keely earned her B.A. in Business Management at Westminster College in Utah. Her passion for skiing led her to a two-time win of the Big Mountain Skier X Rahlves Banzai Tour and being a featured athlete in the 2012 Warren Miller film’s Flow State and the 2013 film Ticket to Ride.

In 2011 Kelleher founded the first ski racing camp for girls in North America, Keely’s Ski Camp for Girls, based around the mission to coach, inspire and empower young girls through ski racing and free skiing.

Outside of skiing you can find Keely enjoying the outdoors with her friends and family in her kayak, on her mountain bike, and atop her favorite mountains in Montana.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR
  • Whitewater Rescue Technician
  • AAI Avalanche Level I & II
  • Level 200 USSA Alpine Skiing Coach

Alice Mckennis

A 10 year veteran of the US Ski Team Alice has had a career that has spanned highs and lows including a World Cup Win, World Cup Podium, Two Olympic Games, Two World Championship Teams, two knee injuries, an elbow injury and various adversities along the way. A native of Colorado Alice raced for various ski clubs in the state growing up including Sunlight, Vail, Steamboat, Aspen and finally Rowmark Ski Academy out of Salt Lake City.

Outside of skiing Alice enjoys fishing, rafting, mountain biking, hiking and nearly anything that keeps her outdoors! Alice is also pursing a degree in Business from Devry University.

Leanne Smith

Two-time Olympian Leanne Smith followed her older sister Laurel into skiing, latched onto racing and continues to shave microseconds from her time. A NorAm champion and topflight junior skier, she inked a spot on the World Cup elite after finishing 23rd in her career first World Cup start, which also happened to be the first downhill of the 2008 season. It was only five years before she was standing on the World Cup podium in Val d’Isere.

FIRST TRACKS

On skis at six, Smith skied at Cranmore, the heralded Mount Washington Valley ski area made famous when instructional legend Hannes Schneider arrived there from Austria in 1938. Smith skied for Cranmore’s race team until she entered Kennett H.S., where she continued racing. She spent a year at UNH and took leave for winter ’07, when she moved to the Mount Washington Valley Ski Team. She then erupted, having a breakout season as a double NorAm champion, which led her directly to the World Cup and the U.S. Ski Team.

OFF THE SNOW

Smith loves mountain biking, fly fishing, rock climbing–sometimes all in the same day, especially in the Mt. Washington Valley. When not stomping around the Granite State, check for her in Park City training at the Center of Excellence and taking in all that the Wasatch has to offer. Music wise, it’s across the board with Smith: The Roots, Tallest Man On Earth, Modest Mouse and every now again, she’ll throw some “trashy hip hop song” on the iPhone playlist.

Kristin Waddle

Kristin grew up on the coast of Maine and would travel to Sugarloaf every weekend in the winter to ski with her family. Kristin started racing as a J4 in the weekend program at Sugarloaf. She wanted to continue racing, so she decided to attend Carrabassett Valley Academy for high school, where she also played soccer, golf and took part in several other activities. While at CVA, Kristin competed in J3 Olympics, J2 Nationals and US Nationals.

After high school she took her ski racing even further and raced Division 1 at Bates College. Kristin coached J5-J3’s for a year at Sugarloaf and has coached for seven years in Jackson. She is extremely passionate about the sport and would like to impact the kids in a positive way and teach them the skills and lessons she has learned over the years. She looks forward to a great year of fun and fast skiing!

CERTIFICATIONS

  • USSA Level 200 Certified
    – Coaching for 7 years
  • AAI Avalanche Level I
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Wilderness First Responder

Lindsay Mann

Lindsay was born in Bedford, Massachusetts. She ski raced competitively all through high school, which gave her opportunities to race and train internationally, exposing her to mountains all over the world. Her passion IMG_0935for skiing took her to Dartmouth College where she helped her team to win an NCAA title in 2007, while pursing a B.A. in geology. Lindsay currently spends her winters in Sun Valley, ID coaching alpine ski racing, backcountry ski guiding, and teaching avalanche awareness.

CLIMBING RESUME

  • 50+ ascents of Mount Rainier (14,410′)
  • 3 expeditions of Mount McKinley (20,320′)
  • Mount Shasta (14,179′) ski descent
  • Grand Teton (13,775′)
  • Mount Baker (10,781′)
  • Mount Shuksan, WA (9,127’)
  • Urus, Cordillera Blanca, Peru (18,030’, ski descent)
  • Ishinca, Cordillera Blanca, Peru (18,143’, ski descent)
  • Vallunaraju, Cordiller Blanca, Peru (18,654’, ski descent)
  • Mount Washington, NH (ski descent)

Certifications

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • AAI Avalanche Level III
  • AAIRE Level 1 Avalanche Instructor
  • AMGA Ski Guide Course
  • Level 200 USSA Alpine Skiing Coach

Chelsea Marshall

Chelsea was a member of the US ski team for nine years. She is one of four kids in a family that has a deep-rooted history in skiing. Two of her older brothers were also members of the National team and her younger brother is still pursuing his passion for ski racing. Chelsea competed on the World cup level for several years, earning a couple top ten results in DH. She was a member of the 2010 Olympic Team, representing her country in the SG event in Whistler, BC.

Chelsea currently coaches U19 women at Killington Mountain School in Vermont.  She hopes to share her passion of skiing and is excited to be coaching upcoming athletes. Chelsea enjoys mountain biking, hiking, traveling and baking.  She also has a passion for gardening.

Megan Mcjames

Professional skier, biker, baker and adventurer! 

At 2 years old Megan learned to ski at Alta Ski Resort in Utah. She grew up doing many outdoor sports including mountain biking, hiking, camping, soccer and tennis but especially fell in love with skiing!  Megan is proud to have represented the United States in four World Championship events and the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi and most recently the 2018 Olympics in PeyongChang, Korea.

From 2013 to 2018 Megan competed at the international level with no support from the national team. Overcoming this challenge was an exercise in athletic perseverance, passion and work ethic.  Megan believes that ski racing should be fun and looks forward to sharing her passion for the sport with young female athletes!

Megan is working on her degree in finance from Westminster College and in her off time enjoys relaxing in the kitchen while baking and watching movies.

Jess Kelley

Jess was a member of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team for ten years. During that time she won three NorAm giant slalom titles, won a silver medal at the 2002 World Junior Championships, competed in the 2007 World Championships in Are, Sweden and scored a handful of World cup points. Her best result was 17th place in World Cup GS in Sierra Nevada, Spain. Jessica comes from a family of ski racers from Vermont. She grew up skiing at Cochran’s Ski Area in Vermont, which was run by her Grandparents. Her mom was a member of the 1976 Olympic team and her two Aunts and Uncle were on the 1972 Olympic team with her Aunt Barbara winning the Gold Medal in Slalom.

Jessica graduated from Westminster College in Salt Lake City with a degree in Public Health in 2013. She lives in Park City, Utah with her husband, son Blake, and their two dogs, and has continued to be involved in skiing as a coach for the Park City Ski Team since 2010.

Annie Rendall

Annie was born and raised in South Burlington, VT. She grew up ski racing at Stowe and attended the Mount Mansfield Winter Academy through high school. Following high school Annie took a post graduate year to ski race and coached middle school girls lacrosse and high school girls soccer. Annie then raced for and later became a captain of the Dartmouth College Alpine Ski Team while earning her B.A. in Psychology. She was named 2011 Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association Slalom Champion and competed in 2010, 2011, and 2012 NCAA Skiing Championships.

Annie then followed her love for the mountains out to Jackson, WY where she currently lives. She works as U-14 Alpine Coach for the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club in the winters and as the Keely’s Camp Marketing and Promotions Manager year round.

CERTIFICATIONS

USSA Level 100 Certified – Coach for 5 years
AAI Avalanche Level I
First Aid & CPR

Devin Delaney

Devin was a U.S. Alpine Ski Team Member and 4 time NCAA All American. She grew up in the White Mountain of New Hampshire picking up skiing at the early age of two, eager to chase her brother and sister on slopes. She attended Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont and made the US Ski Team her senior year. After traveling the world and competing professionally for a few years, she attended college and competed for the University of Denver NCAA team, lead the team as Captain, helped to win their 22nd National Championship and earned a B.S in Business and Hospitality. 

Since competing, Devin’s passion for health, wellness, and the outdoors has led her to continuing her education is personal training, and nutritional therapy. This past winter, Devin coached Alpine Ski Racing and Performance Nutrition for U16 and FIS athletes through Team Summit. She also works with a variety of clients on healing their bodies to achieve optimal health & vitality. Devin has seen first hand how caring for your body with proper nutrition, training and mindset can take your performance in sports and in life to the next level. 

CERTIFICATIONS

Nutritional Therapy Consultant
Certified Personal Trainer
USSA Level 100 Certified
AAI Avalanche Level I
First Aid & CPR

Brenna Kelleher

Grew up in Big Sky, MT. She started skiing as soon as she could walk and began racing at 5 years old. Developing her career as an outdoor mountain athlete, she continued as an NCAA ski racer for Montana State University and claimed the 2001 Junior World Championship as a freestyle kayaker. Brenna shares her love and knowledge for the outdoors in the Bozeman/Big Sky area; guiding horseback trips in Yellowstone Park and coaching freestyle kayaking.

Brenna traveled to Africa as an educator and mentor for high school girls in a semester abroad program; teaching math, travel journalism and outdoor physical education. Brenna is currently a ski instructor and guide at Big Sky Resort. In addition to her PSIA level III and Wilderness First Responder certifications, her avalanche education and mountain expertise has aided her in leading advanced women’s and youth specific clinics; training big mountain tactics, steep skiing technique, terrain management and use and understanding of avalanche rescue gear.

Certifications and Accomplishments

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • PSIA Interski National Team Alpine 2019

  • PSIA National Alpine Team 2016-2020

  • Northern Rocky Mountain Examiner Coach 

  • Big Sky Resort Ski Instructor

  • Warren Miller Athlete 2019 Film Timeless

  • 2001 World Champion Sort Spain Whitewater Kayaking

  • Avalanche Certified Level 1

Katie Hensien

An original Keely’s Camper from 2011, Katie Hensien now returns to summer camp as a coach. “Keely and Keely’s Camp has been instrumental in my success both as an individual and ski racer.  It is an honor to be able to return as a coach to support a camp that has given so much to me.”

Hensien, a three-year veteran of the US Ski Team, started her first World Cup, Killington in 2017 at the age of 16.  This past season Katie won her first NCAA D1 Race, her first NorAm Race, and earned a Silver Medal at the 2019 World Junior Alpine Championships in Val Di Fassa, Switzerland.

Katie is a freshman majoring in applied computer science with a minor in innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Denver, where she is also a member of the DU Ski Team. In her spare time, Katie enjoys mountain biking, backcountry skiing and training her 1.5-year-old German Shepherd, Jess.

Crystal Wright

I was born in Jackson Hole Wyoming in 1982, my parents had moved to Jackson to be ski bums in the 70’s and have resided there ever since. I remember skiing on wooden skis down my driveway when I was 2 years old. When I was five years old my family took a managing position at Big Sandy Ranch in Pinedale, WY right at the base of the Wind River Mountain range. Having the Wind River and Teton mountain ranges in my back yard has also opened me up to the world of rock climbing and mountain biking which I love almost as much as skiing.

I started ski racing with the Jackson Hole Ski Club when I was nine and worked my way up the ranks of ski racing. I became a member of the Western Region Elite Ski Team when I was 15 and later traveled with U.S. Ski Team through Europe and South America until I was 20 years old. In 2002 I was chosen to forerun the Women’s Olympic downhill in Snowbasin Utah and was the first person to ski the course.

After spending 9 years competing on the Freeskiing and Freeride World Tours I have now retired from following the tour. I won the Freeskiing World tour in 2009 and 2012 and was on the podium 22 times. I am still pushing myself in the skiing through skiing more in the mountains and doing a competition or two every season. I own my own gym Wright Training www.jhwrighttraining.com that works with bringing people back from injury and getting people to perform at their best in the mountains.

  • 2012 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour Champion
  • 2009 Freeskiing World Tour Champion

Katie Hitchcock Sheehan

Growing up in Squaw Valley, California Katie Hitchcock is no stranger to big mountain terrain. She is as laid back as any Californian girl, until she clicks into her skis. Hitchcock soon rocketed to the top of the ski racing world making the U.S. Ski Team in 2003 as remaining a member of the team through 2008.

However, Katie’s Squaw free skiing roots never left her. As one of the most technically sound skiers in the world, Katie enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of skiing with others. When asked about coaching Katie says, “I like to see girls push themselves and I am passionate about helping them improve their confidence and technique.” Katie has many years of coaching experience including time as the assistant coach at the University of New Hampshire.

Career Highlights-2nd-place finish on the Europa Cup Circuit, two top-3 Europa Cup SG finishes, 3rd overall in 2010 SL Nor-Am. 4th place at 2009 U.S. Nationals Super G… 3rd place at 2007 U.S. Nationals Super G… competed in World Cup season 2006-07. She was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for five years.

Katie is now a mom to the beautiful future Keely’s Camper: Kylie Olsen Sheehan.

Anna Goodman

The 2013 ski season proved to be an un-retiring season for Miss Goodman. Anna won almost every college level slalom race she entered. She then went on to win the Noram slalom title securing a spot in all World Cup Slalom for the 2014 ski season. On top of this she decided to test out her world cup skills again as she flew to Germany and destroyed the field in the second run of slalom winning the run and placing 15th. Anna is a true testament that if you are having fun the results will come.

Slalom specialist Anna Goodman recently decided to hang up her skis after a brilliant career in which she helped lead a new generation of female technical skiers to the top and showed great courage to realize her dream of competing at the Winter Olympic Games by racing on an injured knee in 2010.The 26-year-old from Pointe-Claire, Quebec, goes out on a high, having made a successful comeback from two serious injuries and established several personal best results during the course of the 2011-12 World Cup season – including finishing second-fastest in the second run of the slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany, and 11th place at the World Cup Slalom in Courchevel, France.

When she’s not skiing she’s either mountain/road biking, doing arts&crafts, taking pictures, baking, reading or playing outside! She’s addicted to the outdoors and adventures and shares her passions through her blog.

Hailey Duke

Hailey, slalom ace and a member of the U.S. Ski Team was born in Sun Valley, Idaho started skiing at age 2. Duke began racing at the age of 8 with the McCall Ski Racing Team. She climbed the junior ranks racing for Bogus Basin and eventually moved to Park City and raced for 4 years on the Park City Ski Team prior to making the U.S. Ski Team.

Grew up competing in Taekwondo and ski racing. At age 15/16 podiums at U.S. Nationals and U.S. Team Trials for Taekwondo in sparring. Hailey’s Mantra: “I do what I love and I love what I do. I wouldn’t have it any other way!”

BEST RESULTS

  • 8th in World Cup Slalom 2008,
  • Member of the 2009 World Championship Team,
  • Member of the 2010 Olympic Team, solidified Slalom World Cup spot for 2012/2013 season.

BB Hall

Growing up a Jackson Hole native, skiing was always a big part of life for BB Hall. She began ski racing around the age of 9 and immediately loved it. BB met Keely early on in her ski racing career and went on to become a camper at Keely’s Camp in 2016. She attended a yurt camp in the Tobacco Root mountains as well as the first expedition to Iceland, where she discovered her love for backcountry skiing and outdoor education. BB is also passionate about mentorship for young girls within ski racing and published a podcast for Ski Racing magazine in 2018 discussing the importance of female coaches as mentors. She loves that she is now able to pass along the amazing experience she had at Keely’s Camp onto other girls in her new role as a coach and mentor.  BB continued ski racing throughout high school until she graduated from the Jackson Hole Community School in 2018. She is currently pursuing a B.A in Psychology and Spanish from Colorado College. While not in the mountains, you may find BB on her yoga mat, baking, or befriending a dog.

Certifications:

Wilderness First Responder
AAI Avalanche Level 1
Wilderness First Aid and CPR

Maci St Cyr

Maci began her ski racing career at the age of five. Growing up near Big Sky, Montana, and skiing there every weekend, Maci began her love for big mountains. At age 11 she began attending Keely’s Race Camps in the summer at Mt. Hood. After her first week at camp, she was hooked. She continued to come back every summer, until she was too old to be a camper. Age did not stop Maci from being apart of Keely’s camps. In 2018 she was a Coach Intern on Mt. Hood, and loved being able to turn her ski racing experience into knowledge for young racers. In the mix of all her summer racing camps with Keely, Maci was apart of Keely’s first Backcountry Camp at Bell Lake Yurt. She found a healthy obsession with backcountry skiing, and continued to attend Keely’s Backcountry Camps, even in Iceland. Maci will be continuing her ski racing career this coming year at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, and studying nursing. Maci loves the outdoors and interacting with others!

Mama Kelleher

I love to cook a balanced, colorful diet, that will promote energy and balance for young athletes, helping them train at the top of their potential!”

Keely’s mom knows how to cook healthy for hungry skiers as she raised three of them. Jennifer is an experienced chef and wonderful asset to the staff. Bring your appetites girls, there is going to be some good cookin’ at camp!