Coaches

The Wildcat Ski Team is very fortunate to have a pool of talented professional coaches with many years of experience in skiing, competitive ski racing, and coaching.

Chris Johnson
U14 Coach
(“CJ”) has a long history in alpine ski racing. A 4-year starter for the University of New Hampshire men’s alpine ski team and team captain his senior year, CJ helped to lead UNH to its best overall team finish at the NCAA Skiing Championships (7th place), which result still holds today. Following college, CJ was a regular on the Masters circuit, racing for more than 15 years. During that time CJ won 4 Sise Cup Overall titles, 10 U.S. Master’s National Championship titles, and was twice being named to the U.S. Alpine Masters Ski Team. CJ and his family joined the Wildcat Ski Team in 2006. Since then, CJ had held numerous leadership roles, including acting as the BWL Divisional Chair, a Board member since 2007, a coach since 2008, and is a past Vice President and President of the Wildcat Ski Team
Maggie Flynn
Head Coach/U10 Coach
Maggie grew up locally in the valley and also has a long history with ski racing. She raced for 13 years for Kennett High School, Cranmore Race Team, MWV Ski Team and Colby-Sawyer College Ski Team (NCAA Div. III). She has also coached for Cranmore Race Team at the U-14 level for three years. Maggie will work closely with Chris Johnson as a U12 coach as well as take on additional Head Coach/Program Director in partnership with Chris.
Matt Bertrand
U16/U19 Coach
At Dartmouth (NCAA Div. I), Matt was captain of the Dartmouth Ski Team and competed in nearly all carnivals, consistently scoring points for the team. As captain, he served as a leader and mentor for his teammates; Prior to Dartmouth, Matt skied on the Quebec Team for two seasons and attended Canadian Ski Team training camps.
Morgan Hills
U10 Coach
Morgan started skiing at Wildcat when she was 3 years old, she ended up joining the Wildcat Ski Team when she was 7 years old and made her way through the program. She then moved on to ski for Mount Washington Valley Ski Team and the Colby-Sawyer College Ski Team. Morgan is currently a senior at Colby-Sawyer with a major in child development and a minor in education. Morgan has received her level 100 coaching certification and while this is her first year with her own group, this is her second year coaching.
Amy Godfrey
U8 Coach
Rick Cleveland
U12 Coach
Rick has been passionate about skiing and ski racing for most of his life. He began skiing at age four in the Mount Washington Valley and was instantly hooked on the sport. Rick spent much of his young childhood on the slopes of Black Mountain, Cranmore and Wildcat. In middle school, his family moved to Cannon Mountain and there he began ski racing with the Franconia Ski Club. Rick raced for FSC through high-school and went on to ski at St. Lawrence University. He has raced at mountains throughout the Northeast and Western US. This is Rick’s first year coaching! He is a native of Massachusetts and lives in Hamilton, MA with his wife and family. He has two daughters in the U10 and U12 programs at Wildcat.
Emily Hayes
U12 Coach
Emily recently graduated from Bates in the spring. She grew up skiing and began her racing career right here at Wildcat! She then continued on to ski and attend Holderness Academy. She also had a very successful racing career at Bates College (NCAA Div. I). Emily is looking forward to being back where it all started and begin her career as a ski coach! She can't wait to meet everyone and start a great winter full of skiing and fun!
Vaughn Harring
U14 Coach
Vaughn has been a long history of skiing and racing. He skied with the St. Lawrence University ski team, and prior to that at Acton-Boxoboro High School and for a year at Kimball Union Academy. After college he began coaching at Nashoba Valley in Westford Mass, near his home. In addition to coaching he started racing in the US Masters program where he competed for more that 20 years. Today, he still coaches one night a week at Nashoba Valley and has been a Wildcat coach since 2008. His wife Heidi--who he met while racing Masters--grew up racing at Wildcat "back in the day". Vaughn has served on the Wildcat Board since 2007 and is a past Vie President and President of the Wildcat Ski club. He is a certified Alpine Official (Referee) and holds USSA Level 100 coaching certification.
Ian Macomber
U16/U19 Coach
Ian Macomber grew up skiing at Wildcat. Tom Flavin was his J3 coach! He skied for Dartmouth College, and still hops into races occasionally, which his U16s love. Ian lives in Boston and races at Nashoba on Thursday nights. This is his third year coaching at Wildcat.
Tom Flavin
U16/U19 Coach
Tom has been a fixture in the Valley for more than 30 years. He has been the Wildcat director for ten years and came up through the program first as a racer, then a parent, and finally as a coach. Tom has a USSA level 300 certification as well as years of experience working with athletes of all ages, but for the most part his focus has been developing older athletes (U-16's etc). Tom has the ability to communicate with athletes, parents and other coaches, and has a vast technical knowledge of ski racing technique as well as tactics.
Reilly Harring
U8 Coach
Reilly first skied with the help of her Dad, Vaughn, in Tuckerman Ravine at 18 months and didn’t stop. She learned to ski and race in Massachusetts, where she lives, at Nashoba Valley Ski Area and joined the Wildcat Ski Team family when she was 10. Reilly stayed with the team, through the U16/U19 program. She raced on her high school ski team her Freshman year on Varsity; though she pursued theater in her later 3 years. Last year, she joined the staff coaching the U8’s with Amy. Reilly is currently at Denison University in Ohio as a Theatre major with a Vocal Performance and Psychology minor so she will not be at the mountain all year though she wishes she could.
Dani Peck
U10 Coach
Dani learned to ski at Wildcat at the age of three. At nine years old, she started racing on the Cranmore Ski Team then onto the Mountain Washington Valley Ski Team along with her high school race team. Dani went to college at the University of Vermont where she quickly explored the ski trails that the Green Mountain state had to offer. Since graduating her career has moved her from Chicago to Vermont to now the Boston area, which is finally a “close” drive to the Valley. As the newest coach to our group, she is excited to share her passion for ski racing to the next generation.
Dylan McCarney
U16/U19 Coach
Dylan grew up racing at Georgian Peaks Ski Club in Ontario, Canada. He skied on the Ontario Provincial team for 5 years before heading to Dartmouth College to race on the NCAA circuit for 4 more years. He graduated in June of 2015 and is now living in Boston. He has always enjoyed coaching and doing his best to act as a mentor for the younger ski generations during the Georgian Peaks Christmas camps. This is Dylan's first year at Wildcat, but he is hoping to be back again next year!