by Mitch Dion
It is with utmost pleasure that I pass the torch on to Kristi Prochazka, my co-worker these past nine years.
Things have changed from when I first started here 12 years ago. My days were filled with collecting stacks of registration forms from a fax machine, and typing credit numbers into a processing program. Hours of filing await- ed. Social media was barely on the radar, instead we produced three printed newsletters each season. These days we are nearly an ‘e-commerce’ business.
What has not changed is the basic mission of the organization. Kristi is perfectly positioned to take over day to day operations of the Association. She has a complete grasp of the Association’s business. Indeed she has made her- self into one of the top experts in the country in our Association Management Software. She is extremely efficient and professional, and a pleasure to work with.
We are also lucky to have Lynnea Anderson on board. Lynnea seemingly knows every person in the Association, and her knowledge of the on-snow processes and staffing have made her critically important to our Admin team.
I hope you can give Kristi and Lynnea the same support that you have always given me.
I will be helping out during this transitional time as Treasurer. I am grateful to the many fine individu- als who have served as my ‘bosses’ on the PSIA-AASI Board of Directors. Your dedication, consistently positive energy and spirit of volunteerism have mademy time here a joy.
Kristi’s Top 3 Priorities
- Know our Passion and stick to our goals.
- Build the respect, rapport, and the ambience amongst our Western Division that engages all our members.
- Create an environmentthat allows the next generation of snowsport instructors to be successful.
This article appeared in print in our Fall Edge Newsletter in September 2017.