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LITTLE SKI HILL & BEAR BASIN NORDIC

PAYETTE LAKES SKI CLUB

OUR MISSION

To provide an affordable, accessible, and sustainable winter recreation facility which provides a full spectrum of winter recreation programs for the community while reducing any financial barriers to participation.

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MEET THE BOARD

OUR MISSION:

To maintain affordable, accessible, and sustainable recreation facilities which provide a full spectrum of programs for surrounding communities while reducing any financial barriers to participation

 

OUR GOAL:

Never turn a child away
Expand year-round activities
Full sustainability for future generations

 

 

Mike Lamm
Board President

I am the owner/operator of Mountain Town Homes located in McCall, Idaho.  I have lived in our fine community for 12 years and have been a board member of the Payette Lakes Ski Club for 7 years, last 2 serving as the board President.  I am the proud father of 3 energetic ski racers and I am known around the Little Ski Hill as either Cassidy’s dad, Piper’s dad or Bode’s dad.  I have been married to my wonderful wife, Tama, for 17 years and we have enjoyed all the outdoor activities associated with living in a small mountain community.

Joel Hellerman
Vice President

I’ve been on the Payette Lakes Ski Club board for 6 years. I moved to McCall in 2004 to start a property management business, mccallcabins.com. I have 2 kids, ages 11 and 6, and both love skiing and hanging out at The Little Ski Hill. I joined the board to help continue the great tradition of the hill and offer any assistance I can. I also served on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 8 years and was the Chamber President for 3 years.

Catherine Batchelor
Treasurer

I have been a board member of the Payette Lakes Ski Club for five years. My passion for the club goes back 15 years ago when I moved to McCall with my husband and daughters. Excited about getting my two daughters involved in skiing, I enrolled them into the Little Ski Hill After School Ski Program. The minute I walked into the building and saw the old photos of past olympian skiers hanging on the walls and the excitement of the kids getting their ski gear on, I immediately realized the positive impact the Little Ski Hill has had on families for multiple generations.

My objective as a PLSC board member is to use my business skills and experience to ensure the legacy of the Little Ski Hill continues for many generations. I have a diverse business background with an emphasis in marketing and sales. My current occupation is selling real estate in the McCall area as a licensed Realtor under the Silvercreek Realty Group. Prior to Silvercreek, my husband and I started RE/MAX Resort Realty in McCall, where I helped with the marketing and promotion of the business and sold real estate. Before moving to McCall, I worked in the semiconductor industry for over 15 years, working in management positions for several very successful start up companies, who eventually went IPO. In addition to the PLSC, I serve as a board member for the McCall Memorial Hospital District and McCall College. I have a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.

 

Warren Kline

Warren retired from Idaho Power in June, 2015 after 41 years and now lives full time at Jug Mountain Ranch, McCall, Idaho.  His last job at Idaho Power was Senior Vice President, Customer Operations.  Previous board experiences include the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Boise Valley Economic Partnership, Western Energy Institute and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.  He is married to Connie and has one son, Matthew.

Kim Allen

I have worked as a civil engineer for 30 years, almost 20 of those as a consultant in McCall. Upon retiring from engineering I pursued my passion for teaching. My husband and I moved to McCall over 25 years ago to raise our young family in the town he had grown up in. The Little Ski Hill was integral to our lives from the start as my husband had ski raced there and his mother had served on the board for several years. After many years of getting my kids to the Little Ski Hill after school for both race practice and instructing, not to mention helping them with instructing when they needed an extra hand, when my kids left for college I just kept returning to the Little Ski Hill to instruct. I have been working as mother helper and instructor for about 15 years.

I teach the “never-evers” to ski and I get so much joy from seeing them experience for the first time a sport I love. On our first trip up the t-bar each year, no matter how long it takes to get them all up the hill, I always have them all stop and look around and take in the magic of the Little Ski Hill.

I have been on the Little Ski Hill board for almost a year. I wanted to work as a board member for a voice for the After School Program and to help to improve the facility and programs to best serve as many area children as possible and continue to give all children the opportunity to experience the magic of the Little Ski Hill my husband and children grew up with.

Nicole Youkstetter
Secretary

Originally from Salt Lake City, having studied Psychology at the University of Utah, then falling into a Real Estate Career – Nicole May met and married Brandon Youkstetter, and soon added 3 beautiful boys to the mix. Nicole and family moved to McCall, Idaho in 2007, having fallen in love with the magic of this little mountain resort town, and all the outdoor treasures it had to offer. Nicole’s real estate career eventually led to her partnership with Shane Hinson, and becoming owner/broker of McCall’s RE/MAX Resort Realty. Shortly after moving to McCall, the boys all enjoyed the benefits of our “Little Ski Hill”, and the family shortly found themselves very involved – notably when Carter Youkstetter was sponsored by the Little Ski Hill to compete twice nationally in the snowboard slope-style competitions, and when the boys worked winter jobs at the lodge snack bar. In 2013 Nicole volunteered to be the PLSC Board Secretary… and has been passionate about participating in such a great community organization ever since! In love with the outdoors, Nicole enjoys yoga, skiing, snowboarding, x-country, snowmobiling, mountain biking, water skiing, boating, hiking and traveling… and plans to retire right here in our mountain paradise!

Pat Berg

Currently the K-12 Principal of Meadows Valley School. I have worked as an educator for over 18 years. I moved to McCall 2 years ago after calling it our vacation get-away for the previous 5 years.

When not chasing outdoor activities that my kids participate in, I am trying to stay active in other outdoor pursuits. The McCall area is the perfect destination for my interests in trail running, MTB, and of course downhill skiing and Nordic/cross country skiing.

As an educator I look forward to the opportunity to make things available to all students. The Little Ski Hill is a great resource for every kid to learn a great lifetime winter activity. I’m excited to build on the foundation of the Little Ski Hill and continue to help all programs grow.

Juli Christo

My daughter and I moved to McCall in 2012 from the Seattle area where I have owned and operated a company for the past 15 years. I was invited to join the Board five years ago and have served with pleasure and dedication since. I bring to the Board many years of experience at a corporate level in management and bookkeeping as well as a dedication to our Mission Statement.

I grew up skiing and wanted my daughter to learn so I enrolled her in the After School Program the first winter that we lived here. I was amazed with how quickly she was able to learn through this program and was hooked on “The Hill.” She is now teaching new kids to the sport how to ski.  I love how well rounded our program is for our area kids of all ages and plan to work hard to ensure that our tradition continues well into the future.

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