CEO and co-founder of Masterfit Enterprises. Oversees operations of the Masterfit University Training Centers, the America's Best Bootfitters organization of top ski bootfitting shops and Masterfit’s insole and bootfitting products lines. Created on-hill boot testing program in 1988 while serving as executive editor of Ski Magazine; has tested boots every year since. Co-authors the boot reviews for Ski and Skiing magazines and their websites and is a senior contributor to Ski.
Testing boots since 1997, currently manages our entire test ops. Co-authors the boot reviews for Ski and Skiing magazines, our websites and the America’s Best Bootfitters website. Masterfit University Boot Fit Training Centers (MFU) curriculum director and staff manager of the MFU bootfitting workshops in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. Winters as a full-time bootfitter at Gravity Sports at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, OR. Board-certified Pedorthist, author of The All-Mountain Skier: The Way to Expert Skiing, level III PSIA Alpine instructor, on-call guide at Cat Ski Mt. Bailey. When not skiing he can be found windsurfing or surfing anywhere from the Columbia River Gorge, OR to Coolangatta, Australia.
Founder and bootfit team leader at Mount Snow Boot Works at Mount Snow, VT. Veteran Masterfit University instructor and co-creator of the Associate Level curriculum, long-time boot tester and former PSIA Level III Alpine instructor and coach. Univ of Maine at Farmington ski industry grad. ski boot designer and consultant. When not skiing or working on boots, like any vermonter, he's making maple syrup or brewing a new batch of beer.
Long-time Masterfit University instructor and co-creator of the Associate Level curriculum. Senior bootfitter at Bootdoctors in Taos, NM with more than 20 years experience. Bradley has completed guild-certified four-year professional Feldenkrais training in functional skeletal movement and neuromuscular movement patterns. When not skiing, he's most often found dancing. Not with stars, but certainly with women who could be.
Owner/operator of Boulder Orthotics at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, CO, AT boot and cycle shoe fitting specialists. A board-certified Pedorthist and national sales manager for Masterfit Enterprises, he also runs the company’s in-shop bootfitter training program for the Rocky Mountain region. When not racing his aging but still prized Porsche 911, he can be found dipping a line in rivers throughout the west.
Veteran boot tester, bootfitter/technician/salesperson at Gravity Sports at Mt. Bachelor Bend, OR with 19 years ski industry experience. He is a snowboard bootfitting instructor at Masterfit University. He has a background in competitive hockey and splits his time between skis and a snowboard, depending on conditions. One of our favorite photo subjects at boot test, he flies high and far.
Owner/operator of Bootdoctors & Paragon Outdoors ski and snowboard shops in Telluride, CO and Taos, NM. Senior faculty member at Masterfit University. Has taught bootfitting in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia. Former instructor and racer with over 30 years experience training ski industry personnel and developing boot products. Veteran ski and boot tester for Ski Magazine. When the snow disappears he’s usually found plying the melt water on the great rivers of the west or mountain biking. He just finished his 21st private trip in the Grand Canyon. We all wish we can come back as Bob in our next lives.
Board certified Pedorthist and owner/operator of Green Mountain Orthotic Lab (GMOL), the premier bootfitting shops in Stratton and Bromley, VT. GMOL is also manufacturer of industry-standard stance alignment and sole planning equipment. Masterfit University instructor, PSIA level I Alpine instructor and member of the education staff for the PSIA. In the summers he can be found boating with his family on Great Sacandaga Lake in New York’s Adirondack Park.
Owner/operator of Ski Boot Fitting of Vail and Beaver Creek, CO which operates out of Vail Sports locations in each resort. Veteran Masterfit University instructor, board-certified Pedorthist and a long-time boot tester. Former PSIA level III Alpine instructor. Don't mistake the faraway look in his eye for a hippy glaze-over. More likely he’s just mentally planning his summer in Cape Hatteras, NC which he spends windsurfing, surfing and fishing where he recently received his commercial captain’s license.
Boot test veteran, boot fitter and sales person at Gravity Sports, Mt Bachelor, OR. Parents married on skis, raised on the slopes, skiing is in her blood. Ski Instruction background. She is the most recent addition to our instructor roster at Masterfit University, and is one of only two female instructors.
Owner/operator of The Thotic Shops at Aspen Sports in Snowmass, CO. A veteran bootfitter and Pedorthist for over 30 years, he works with both athletes and orthopedic patients. Senior Masterfit University instructor, training consultant for sports equipment and balance compatibility as well as a published writer and lecturer. An ex-semi-pro hockey player from the Slapshot era, he knows how to throw down the gloves but these days is more apt to write a long letter to the editor when he gets irked.
Co-founder of Masterfit Enterprises and Masterfit University and leader of Masterfit's Product Development team. Veteran boot tester (he co-founded the on-hill program in 1988) and board-certified Pedorthist. Owner/operator of U.S. Orthotic Center in New York City, a leading pedorthic and footwear modification lab working with athletes, individuals with severe foot ailments and just everyday folks seeking comfort and support. When not skiing or working on boots, he can be found rolling around on his motorized skateboard or leading one of his kids’ scout meetings.
Founder and lead fitter of the Boot Lab at Windham Mountain Resort in NY. Marc has over 20 years experience as a bootfitter, is a board certified pedorthist, and has been a MasterFit University instructor since 2013. He is a PSIA Alpine Level III Instructor who lectures on stance analysis and bootfitting, and conducts on-hill clinics for PSIA’s Eastern Division. When he’s not tinkering with ski boots or playing in the snow he’s probably in his boat somewhere on the mighty Hudson River.
Patrick Sullivan is the senior ski boot fitter at Jackson Hole Sports in Jackson, Wyoming. He has been a board-certified Pedorthist since 2009, and started working in the ski industry in 1998. He owned Alpine Pro Performance boot fitting lab in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, for eight years. Pat also has an extensive background in medical pedorthics and worked for orthotics and prosthetics facilities in Washington and Idaho. A MasterFit instructor since 2002, he is a veteran ski boot tester for America’s Best Bootfitters and Ski and Skiing magazines. When he isn’t fitting boots, you will find Pat on the slopes nearly every day. He mountain bikes, during the off-season.
Veteran boot tester and bootfitter at Gravity Sports at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, OR during the winter. A board-certified Pedorthist, he also works as a Special Education EA for the Bend La Pine school district. A Masterfit University instructor with more than 25 years experience in the ski industry, the "Wildebeest" is the food and beverage manager for boot test where he cooks up a mean BBQ feast.
Julia grew up ski racing at Jay Peak, Vermont. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2003 she moved to the sunny side of the state. She has been teaching and supervising in the children's program at Mt. Bachelor Gravity School since 2005. Current certifications include: PSIA Level 2, Level 2 Children's Specialist and Level 1 Snowboard
Boot tester since 2016. Emma lives and works in Telluride, Colorado as the head coach of the Telemark Big Mountain Team. She has her PSIA level II telemark instructor certification, AIARE Level II certification, and is a Wilderness First Responder. When Emma's not skiing, she works as a field instructor aspiring to instill in youth a life long love of the outdoors.
Veteran boot tester and former PSIA Level II Alpine instructor. Has worked in the ski industry as a retail salesperson and technician as well as a snowcat driver and bartender at Cat Ski Mt. Bailey. Currently a committed pow-skier and line-poacher, she works full-time as a 'Junk'/antique dealer and helped her husband Mark coordinating the boot test. She was the critically important après ski bar stocker.
Our most veteran Mt. Bachelor-based boot tester, he joined the test team at inception in 1988. Head junior alpine race coach for Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation and a ski instructor for Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. A certified PSIA level III Alpine instructor and Level 400 USSA coach, he coached current U.S. Ski Team members Laurenne Ross and Tommy Ford as junior racers.
An Upper Wet Coast native, Eino learned to ski in the heavy and the dark. This helped foster an affinity for a flannel shirt, a twangy guitar, some black Gore Tex. He doesn't social media. He does occasionally drop the knee. If you walked into his tune shop, he'd be nice. If he were ever in charge of the radio, there'd be more Steve Earle and less Katy Perry. If he ran the ski area circus, there be more Mt. Ashland and less Park City.
Megen has spent her winters in the mountains for as long as she can remember. Growing up with "weekend warriors" for parents meant she started ski racing when she was 6 and continued racing through college. She's been a coach for the past 15 years and currently coaches at MBSEF. After 7 years overseeing lift operations at Mt. Bachelor, Megen recently moved to an indoor job at the Race Place in Bend, OR. This is her 6th season as a boot tester. When not skiing, she can be found gardening, hiking, biking, boating and testing out the many delicious breweries in her hometown.
Manager and retail hard-goods buyer for at Gravity Sports at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, OR. Coordinates on-hill logistics for the boot test and is our local “on-hill fixer.” Veteran boot and ski tester for Ski Magazine. Former race coach and manufacturer’s sales rep with 25 years ski industry experience. When not skiing, he leads the moto-crazy Korman family expeditions on the single-track east of Bend.
Alpine Level III ski instructor with 10 years of experience in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. Currently a supervisor and staff trainer at Bogus Basin in Idaho . Enjoys helping fellow instructors reach their goals, teaching children the joys of French fries vs. pizza, and the nerdy aspects of boot testing. Hikes, bikes and gardens in the off-season.
Long time skier and lover of the vast landscapes in the outdoors. In her 10th season coaching ski racing, Kristina has spent her entire career helping youngsters reach their goals, pushing their limits and building confidence for anything life throws at them. She is a level 200 USSA coach, Level 1 PSIA, EMT, and has completed the AIARE 1 training. She now calls the High Country of Colorado home where she lives with her husband and never-ending house projects. When she's not preparing her list of adjectives for the boot test Kristina enjoys traveling, skiing, backpacking, and continuing her education in health sciences.
Ski instructor with the Mt. Bachelor Gravity School for 13 years, veteran boot tester. PSIA level III Alpine instructor with a Senior Specialist level I accreditation. NASTAR national champion in 1973 and a retired Foreign Service Officer. That makes her the most worldly of our ski bum-centric test team. When not skiing, she's often found casting a fly at bonefish in a salt flat somewhere.
Jason is a Utah native out of Little Cottonwood Canyon. He grew up free skiing and racing for Snowbird Sports Education Foundation and now coaches the programs freeride team. He spends most winter days on the hill and summers as a wildland firefighter.
Andrew has his PSIA level 1 certification and has been teaching skiing for the past 4 years at Loon Mountain. Recently he joined the Solitude Snow Sports Academy in Big Cottonwood Canyon. In the summer Andrew is PGA apprentice at the Vineyard Golf Club.
Park development coach at Loon for 1
1 year. Ski instructor at Loon for 3 years. Currently a Development Coach at Loon Mountain.
Kelly Finnen has run ski retail operations for Mountain High Resort, Intrawest Retail Group, Squaw Valley Ski Corp. and currently works for Vail Resorts Retail overseeing all retail and rental operations at Northstar California. She is Masterfit Master level Bootfitter and is a member of the K2 Ski Alliance. As a resident of Lake Tahoe, Kelly spends her off-seasons as an avid long distance trail runner, downhill mountain biker and enjoying time on the lake with her pup Rocky.
Courtney Winegar is going on 4 years as a part-time ski Instructor at Snowbasin, Utah. But her full-time job is being a mama to her two kiddos. She is a Level 1 member of PSIA and has her Teaching Level 1. She also volunteers for the Ogden Valley Adaptive Sports program.
"Being on the mountain is my serenity." -Courtney
Graduate of Masterfit University, Forerunner of the US Telemark Nationals in 2013, 35 years of Alpine Racing and a bootfitter for 9 years at Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare. Curently a pro bootfitter and a telemark instructor.
Masterfit Dark Arts Graduate. Fir for
members of U.S. Freestyle Team. Fit for members of Canadian Paralympic Team. Currently a service manager at Next Adventure in Portland, OR. Owner of Boots and More Performance.
Boot fitter and shop manager for Goldsmiths sports in Big Bear Lake California. Has attended Master fit University multiple times.
Owner and principal fitter at Steiner’s Sports in Valatie NY, Garrick brings close to 30 years of experience to the table as a master boot fitter and certified pedorthist. Garrick is the Director of Ski Racing and head U 19/21 coach at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock MA. This years Boot Test saw Two Dardani's in attendance Father Garrick and Daughter Filomena.
Legendary “Bootfitter to the stars” for over 20 years at Richelson’s Feet First in Plymouth, NH.
Joe is a Masterfit Certified bootfitter, shaper of material, and heads the manufacturing and boot tech departments at Feet First. Joe is a regular at Cannon Mountain in NH and 2017 marks his 50th year skiing (don’t do the math on that).
Joe is a former master and Professor of Fine Art and is a certified waterski instructor, although water makes wearing orthotics a bit difficult. When he is not working on creating custom orthotics and bootfitting, Joe and his wife are innkeepers in Weirs Beach, NH, where he is known to the biker community as “Phantom Joe”.
PSIA certified since 1976 where I started teaching in Aspen in 1970. Ski school supervisor in Aspen, ski school director at Wolf Creek, Masterfit University: Dark Arts, Boot fitter since 1985, Freestyle aerialist in mid 70's. Currently a ski shop owner and have been since 1985 and certified PSIA Lvel III.
Co-owner/operator of Goldsmith's Board House, the leading ski and snowboard specialty shop in Big Bear Lake, CA. As our resident PGA golf pro, was disappointed in our “amateur” status parties and team challenges. Apparently pro golfers party harder than skiers. Who knew? He will be head of this department at next year's test.
Eric Goshay is a boot fitter at California Ski Company in Berkeley, California. www.californiaskicompany.com
Eric grew up skiing all over Lake Tahoe. If he's not slangin' boots at Calski, you'll find him in the trees at Homewood or wherever the crowds are small. While he always prefers the softer stuff, Eric is equally at home carving big turns on an empty groomer.
Started in the Ski Industry at Potter Brothers Ski Shop in 1970, while still in high school. In 1980 began working at Hunter Mountain, while working at Hunter became involved with Peterson Laboratories, and eventually returned to NYU to study Pedorthics. He then became a representative for several ski and boot companies including: PRE Skis, Scott USA, The North Face, Dachstein Ski Boots and RD Skis. While repping his territory extended from Maine to Miami. In 1993, he returned to Hunter and started "The Pro Ski N Ride".
Owner/Operator of Boot Mechanics www.BootMechanics.com located in Golden, Colorado, and auxiliary staff member for Master Fit University. Being a devoted lifetime skier and a competitive racer for 6 years, has helped Jeremy transition his passion for skiing into his passion for boot fitting. When he's not at the shop you can find him skiing on his home mountain, Vail.
Eric is a Masterfit University trained master bootfitter at California Ski Company in Berkeley, California A 6th generation Californian, Eric has been skiing the Sierra Nevada for half a century. Kirkwood Mountain is where he is often found on the weekdays when away from the shop. Eric's bought his first custom fit ski boot in 1999 and that experience of skiing in a well fit boot was a game changer for his skiing. He would love to do the same for you.
Jim is a Masterfit graduate and bootfitter at Goldsmith's Board House in Big Bear Lake, California.
A PSIA certified instructor since 2002, He is a former Vail instructor and was a supervisor at the Bear Mountain Ski School for 12 years. He currently teaches the able bodied at Snow Summit as well as disabled skiers with the U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center at Bear Mountain.
In the summer, you'll find him on Big Bear Lake teaching adaptive water sports with the USARC.
He aspires to endure and survive while running with pro party animal, Dallas Goldsmith.