Alums

Ford Sayre JNT alums have carried their passion for an active lifestyle and Nordic skiing into college and beyond.  Below are brief profiles of those who have contributed to the JNT blog and links to their blog entries.  We aim to add more ‘where they are now’ profiles soon!

Paddy Caldwell, a junior at Dartmouth, is taking the fall and winter off from school to pursue training and racing full time with SMST2 and the US Ski Team.  Read his post on the JNT blog about his transition into fall and the recent Lake Placid training camp here.  Several Ford Sayre families have generously agreed to support him this year with a matching grant that will double the value of any contribution made through Ford Sayre.  Learn more about Paddy’s pursuit in his own words, subscribe to his updates, or help support him as a full-time athlete over the coming year with a tax deductible donation here.

Chelsea Little is working toward her PhD in ecology in Switzerland.  After skiing for and graduating from Dartmouth, she was a founding member of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project.  Skiing is still embedded in her life: she often joins us as a coach for the Eastern Cup openers, made a habit of skiing marathons during grad school in Europe, writes for FasterSkier, and finds her way to snow whenever she can.  Her posts on the JNT blog include entries about the Engadin marathon in Switzerland, from World Cup biathlon races in Ruhpolding Germany, and life during her year in Eugene OR.

Sam Rossier is a junior at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  Inspired by seeing teammates race the Birkebeiner during the 2010 Norway trip, he has enjoyed skiing the American Birkie each of the last two winters and submitted a post about the 2014 Birkie.

Rosalie Lipfert coached Ford Sayre BKL, helped with JNT, and raced on skis and bikes throughout her undergraduate years at Dartmouth.  Since graduating, she spent a summer conducting oral history research in Switzerland.  She coached for Ford Sayre in 2013/14 and Park City UT BKL-age skiers 2014/15.  Rosalie recently returned to the Upper Valley to take a job at Dartmouth.  She coached JNT over the summer and we look forward to her contributions to Ford Sayre over the coming season!