WRF Leadership Team
Joan Oldknow | Development Head Coach
Joan has three sons and a daughter-in-law, lives in Windham with her husband Kent, and her home mountain has always been Windham Mountain. Originally from Long Island, Joan started skiing at five years old and developed into a lifelong avid skier. Joan joined the race program in 2002, coaching 5 and 6 year-olds at the J7 level. Soon becoming the J7 coordinator and later head coach of the U8’s, enrollment for this age group grew from 5 to more than 60 young racers, many of whom are now successful racers or coaches in the Windham Race Factory and beyond. In 2021, Joan added the U10/12’s to her ranks, which along with the U8’s formed the WRF Development Team. With her background as an elementary and secondary school teacher, a lawyer, a business and marketing manager and currently as an arts management professional, Joan teaches proper ski racing techniques, focuses on safety and teamwork, and hopes to inspire her lifelong love of skiing.
Brook Cleveland | All Mountain Head Coach
Meet All Mountain Head Coach Brook Cleveland.
Brook has been our All Mountain Head Coach since the 2020 - 2021 season, but he is certainly not new to Windham or the Catskills! He joined the freestyle team here at Windham back in 1990 and has been tearing up the mountains ever since. He skied on the freestyle teams at Hunter and Whiteface and attended North County Community College on a freestyle skiing scholarship. From 2000 - 2022 he skied for the Squaw Valley, CA freestyle team and ultimately competed on a national level with the US Ski Team.
Brook completed his studies at Adelphi University in 2005, receiving a degree in Physical Education and Special Education and receiving the JB Nash Award. He taught in Greenville, NY for a couple of years before joining the NYC Fire Department in 2007. Throughout his youth, schooling and career, Brook has always been deeply involved with competitive freestyle skiing. From giving tours of Olympic facilities to building Freestyle World Cup courses, he has done it all!
Not only is Brook an award winning skier himself, he has coached many athletes all the way to the top, most notably Thomas Rowley, who met Brook at 10 years old at Hunter and went on to be Rookie of the Year during his debut at the Freestyle World Cup.
Brook retired in 2019 to be a full time Dad, but has been talked into sticking around with our All Mountain Team. He is a Level 3 USSA Freestyle Coach for Moguls and Aerials.
Maris Jurevics | U10 Race Head Coach
Maris is passionate about his skiing and his coaching and is delighted to be the Head U10 Development Team Coach. Maris started skiing in Wisconsin at the famed Heiliger Huegel Ski Club (253 feet of vertical!) outside of Milwaukee. Maris first taught at Jiminy Peak in the late ‘80s and joined the Windham faculty in 2001. Maris has been with the Windham Race Factory, teaching U8s through U12s, since 2012, with the exception of a three-year stint when he lived in London.
Along the way, Maris shared his passion for skiing with his two children, Maks and Lucy. Lucy is now in her third year on ski school staff while Maks rocks it in the snowboarding program.
Maris holds a PSIA Level II certification.
Maris’ passion for coaching extends off the ski hill in his work as an executive coach – a field that drew him in after a management consulting career. Skills that will transfer well in his leadership role with the Windham Race Factory.
Erik Anderson | U12 Race Head Coach
Erik Anderson, veteran WRF coach will join the WRF Leadership team as U12 Race Team Head Coach this season. Erik’s organization and communication skills, coupled with his approachable demeanor and professionalism, are the perfect fit to lead the WRF U12 Race Team into the future. Erik, his wife Melissa, and three sons Connor (15), Carter (12) and Quinn (10) are entering their 10th season at Windham Mountain. Erik has been a part of our team since 2014, most recently as a coach for the U16/18 Race Team. All of his boys have been part of our program and Carter and Quinn currently race for Windham.
Erik is a US Ski Level 100 Alpine Coach. In addition to coaching, he has been known to join his boys and participate in skier-cross races throughout the east coast. When Erik is not in the mountains, he can be found at his law firm helping his clients. He also is the Mayor of Shrewsbury Borough. Erik is passionate about fostering a lifelong love of the sport of skiing and providing athletes with the opportunity to become the best ski racer they can be, all while having a great time! Our program is lucky to have such a dedicated and community-oriented leader for our U12 athletes.
Moshe Silverstien | U10/U12 Factory Head Coach
Coach Silverstein is a lifelong endurance athlete. Coach Silverstein holds a PSIA Level II, US Ski and Snowboarding Level 200, is AIARE Level 2 certified, and sits on the New York State Ski Racing Associations’ Childrens Committee, where he helps govern the state race schedule and best training practices for all U10/12/14 ski racers in New York State.
In the off season coach schemes on how exactly to convince his stalwart ski buddies (who swore they’d never ski with him again) back onto a plane this year! Coach and his wife have spent the past 22 years raising three engaging, witty children.
Kyle Hildebrand | U14 Co-Head Coach
Meet Windham Race Factory U14 Head Coach Kyle Hildebrand.
Kyle grew up in Vermont and joined the Green Mountain Valley School/Sugarbush weekend program as a “hopeful”, which is the equivalent of a U6/U8. He went on the matriculate at GMVA as a student athlete for 4 years and spent 2 years there as a post grad. During this time, he raced competitively throughout North America and Europe as a 4 event skier.
Kyle went on to ski for Bates College in Maine, serving as Team Captain, leading dry land training, and driving the van most days. He was a 3 time D1 All American and won the Lloyd Lux Arad for leadership and commitment to Alpine Skiing. After college, Kyle worked for Volkl and Technica as the Eastern Regional Race Coordinator, and later joined his father-in-law in the motorcycle business. He worked in many different roles at dealerships in Vermont and Maine until 2012, when he and his father-in-law purchased Empire Harley-Davidson in New Rochelle.
Kyle resides in CT with his wife Megan, who was an Alpine Skier for Bates College well and is a graduate of Carrabassett Valley Academy Sugarloaf. Their 2 boys Anders (U14) and Finn (U12) are members of the Windham Race Factory Team and the whole family is passionate about skiing and ski racing.
Kyle is USSS Level 100 certified, is a USSS Alpine Referee and has many years coaching experience at WRF, Eliteam and Mt. Hood Summer Camps. He is also Crossfit L1 and holds Olympic lifting certificates.
Caroline Mutter | U14 Co-Head Coach
After working on a fixed income trading floor for 16 years, Caroline finally returned home to the snow. Caroline started skiing at 2 years old on a small hill with a rope tow in her home town of Pittsfield, Maine. In the third grade she joined the race program at Sugarloaf, the coldest, steepest and iciest mountain on the east coast. The on going practice of setting short term and long term goals and the life long friendships she acquired from ski racing with Carrabassett Valley Academy have served as guiding influences through out her life. Caroline is a two time Junior Olympian and has a season of FIS starts under her belt. Her best events were Super G and GS.
Caroline is a US Ski and Snowboard Level 300 Coach and is working towards her level 3 PSIA certification. This is Caroline’s 7th season coaching for the Windham Race Factory. Skiing is Caroline’s passion and a passion she hopes to pass onto her two children, Tiger and Dax.
When not on snow Caroline and her husband Paul spend their time hiking, biking and waterskiing.
Todd Glick | U16/U18 Head Coach
Todd started his race career at Holiday Mountain in Monticello, NY. He left Holiday Mountain to live and train full time at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, NY, attending The Mountain House Ski Academy. Todd was an Alpine Competitor obtaining entrance into FIS Finals and NORAMS. He attended St. Lawrence University having the opportunity to compete at the highest level of collegiate skiing in North America. After graduating St. Lawrence, Todd was the head J4 coach at Heavenly Valley Race Team in South Lake Tahoe. During that same time he was the head coach for the Whittle High School Ski Team in Zepher Cove, Nevada. Returning to his hometown, Todd was the head coach for Holiday Mountain Ski Team in Monticello, NY. Todd moved from Holiday Mountain to Belleayre Mountain as a J4 coach. Todd's children, Skylar and Camryn attended National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, NY where Todd was a J3 coach. In 2012, Todd joined Windham Mountain Race Factory and has coached at the U10 to the U19 levels. From 2012 to 2019 he was the head travel coach and technical director. Todd has coached kids since 1983 combining his love of snow with his commitment to athlete success. His knowledge, experience and passion for the sport of ski racing and helping athletes reach their goals has lead him to join the board of the New York State Ski Racing Association, serving as Vice President.
Certifications include: Level 4 Referee, Level 200 Alpine Coach, Level 2 Competition Official, Level 1 Chief of Race, Level 1 Timing and Calculations, Level 1 Snowboard Coach.
Sean Warman | WRF Program Director
Sean brings to our program a depth of technical knowledge and curriculum that will build upon our goals of being a preeminent leader in New York State ski racing. Having dedicated over 30yrs to nearly year round ski instructing, coaching, mentoring, training and leading programs, Sean has returned home. Upon graduating from Rhinebeck High School, Sean headed to the University of Utah. He joined the ski industry as a ski instructor at Heavenly Ski Resort and quickly worked his way up the ranks of PSIA while working back to back seasons in Portillo, Chile and Heavenly for 9 consecutive summers. By 2000, Sean was selected to the PSIA National Alpine Team and Advanced Educator, PSIA-W Demo Team Coach and Selector. Additionally, having competed in a rigorous multi-year selection process he was invited into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard National Coaches Academy and started working as a U.S. Ski Team Guest Skills Coach at their Mt. Hood, Mammoth and Europe camps; a role he continues to serve today.
Sasha Rearick, U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Head Men’s Development Coach, had this to say about Sean: "the team greatly benefited from Sean’s core teaching methodology that comes from his unique blend of high level PSIA and USSA studies".
Sean working with the US Ski Team during a skills camp.
Over the next decade Sean served as the Staff Trainer for Heavenly Ski School, the Alpine Race Director for Crested Butte Ski Resort, Training Director, Head of Curriculum Development and SnowSports Manager for Sierra at Tahoe Resort. He served as Teams Director at Northstar Resort in California, Teams Director at Hunter Mountain and Program Director and Head Coach for West Mountain Racing Program. For the past 10 years Sean has been dedicating his time specifically to long term athlete development in the race world.
Sean and his wife, Petra Ruger, are pleased to have put down permanent roots once again in their home town of Rhinebeck, NY where can be closer to family again.