Race team

Pete Petry – Head Coach

Pete owes his interest for ski-racing to his parents Pam and George and his older sister Jill. As a kid Pete and his family spent countless weekends skiing the Blue Hills of northern Wisconsin and racing NASTAR. Pete’s interest for racing continued to grow throughout his adolescent years and ultimately led him to attend the Lowell Whiteman School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. From 1996 to 2004 Pete raced throughout North America and Europe. During the fall of 2004 Pete started school at Rocky Mountain College and enjoyed four years of racing with the ‘Battlin Bears’. Having stepped away from the sport for 4 years Pete is excited to be back coaching with the Silver Run Race Team. He is a USSA certified Level 300 coach. 970-389-5523 petepetry07@gmail.com

Mark Selby – Part-Time Coach

Mark grew up skiing at Red Lodge Mountain. In 1991 he became a ski and snowboard instructor and achieved his Level 2 in both disciplines. He coached the Red Lodge Mountain Alpine Training Team for 5 years before joining Silver Run in 2000 as a part time coach. Mark has the ability to help athletes understand the mechanics of skiing, especially in a race course. In the off season Mark spends his time fishing, rafting and playing golf. Mark is an outside salesman for Spencer Fluid Power. He has a passion for skiing and teaching youth how to go fast! Mark is a USSA certified Level 200 coach. 406-670-8500  skiandfloat@gmail.com

Lisa Ballard – Part-Time Coach

Lisa has been the top-ranked American masters racers in her age group since joining the masters circuit in 1991. She is a four-time world masters champion and the 2017 FIS Masters Cup overall Super G champion.  USSA and SkiRacing.com have named her “Masters Skier-of-the-Year” six times, most recently in 2016. She currently serves as Chair of US Ski & Snowboard’s Masters Committee and represents Silver Run on Northern Divisions Alpine Competition Committee (ACC). Lisa grew up in Lake Placid, New York. As a teenager, she attended Stratton Mountain School in Vermont where she later served as a trustee for 12 years. She was a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1976 to 1979, competing at the Europa Cup and World Cup levels. From 1980 to 1983, she was a member of the Dartmouth Ski Team and represented the college in four NCAA championships. Between college and the masters circuit, she competed successfully for six years on the Women’s Pro Ski Tour. Along the way, she has been deeply involved in the ski industry, including a stint as Instruction Editor for Snow Country Magazine; a contributor to SKI and Ski Racing magazines and numerous other publications; a member of HEAD’s international design team; as an expert ski analyst, commentator and field producer for ESPN, NBC, Outside TV and a number of other networks; and as a coach. Lisa was director of the Snow Country Ski Schools, a program in conjunction with the elite PSIA Demo Team. She has taught over 6,000 women to ski better through her “Your Turn” women’s ski events throughout the United States. The author of the top-selling ski book, Ski Faster!, she has over 20 years experience coaching athletes from the U8 to the masters level. This is Lisa’s seventh winter in Red Lodge. 406-690-0190. lisaballardoutdoors@gmail.com

 Kevin Broderick – Part Time Coach

Kevin grew up ski racing in New England and began coaching while back home during college breaks. Helping out with the Gould Academy/Sunday River program meant working with student-athletes at a variety of levels, from state-level races to Nor-Ams. After graduating from Saint Michael’s College, he worked with the race team, ski school and ski patrol while running the computer and phone systems for Bolton Valley, a smaller area outside of Burlington, Vt. From there he moved to Killington, Vt.,, where he coached J1/J2-age athletes in the Killington Ski Club/Killington Mountain School weekend program and was a dorm parent, teacher, and director of IT at KMS. Following a year in Waitsfield, Vt., that included coaching U10 athletes in the Green Mountain Valley School club program, he headed west and found his way to Red Lodge. Kevin is a welcome member of the staff and works with the older athletes. He is a USSA certified Level 200 coach.
802-324-8307  ktb@kevinbroderick.com

 

Curtis Shuck – Part Time Coach

Curtis grew up racing in Alaska. He began his coaching career in 1981, coaching and developing programs in the pacific northwest including Hurricane Ridge, Mt.Hood Meadows, and Mt. Hood Academy. In addition to coaching, he served the PNSA division of USSA as a member of the Alpine Competition Committee and later as President. In 2009 Curtis was named to the USSA Western Region Alpine Competition Committee where he served on the executive committee as Secretary until 2011. Curtis is a USSA Level 100 certified coach, and also Level 1 PSIA certified. Curtis is excited to share his love of ski racing with a very fortunate Silver Run team. shuckski@msn.com  360-567-7521

Riley Selby – Part Time Coach

Riley started racing for Silver Run at age 7. He quickly grew to a fierce competitor at both skiing and baseball, and at graduation was the Northern Division gold cup leader. After a season of helping out occasionally with the team, Riley discovered a love and ability for coaching and working with kids.  He is a much loved coach among the younger athletes! selbysnarf@hotmail.com 406-697-2100

Jack Ballard – Part Time Coach

Jack spent his winters as a youth tending livestock on a ranch west of Three Forks, Montana. He was introduced to skiing by riding the high school “ski bus” to Bridger Bowl where skiing “friends” abandoned him after 5.5 minutes of instruction. A subsequent program of self-education yielded a “skier” who could ski very fast in a straight line, drop fearlessly from large landscape features, stop quickly and conquer any slope navigable without turning.
After a 30-year hiatus from the sport, Jack took up skiing again in 2009 and tiptoed into racing a couple years later. Several years of frustration in an exceedingly technique-driven sport now find him racing competitively in local and USSA Master’s races. He is particularly drawn to speed events and is keenly interested in all aspects of conditioning for ski racing. A former instructor in the Dept. of Education at MSU-Billings, Jack seeks to incorporate his expertise in human learning with coaching. He holds a Level 100 USSA coach’s license and has been certified as a Level 1 PSIA instructor.
In the off-season Jack recovers from ski racing injuries, fly fishes, hikes, plays tennis and recovers from ski racing injuries. jackballard62@msn.com 406-696-9841

Free Ride Team

Nick Gaddy – Part Time Coach

Nick has a deep appreciation for skiing and the mountains he skis on.  His background in back country guiding, mountaineering, avalanche education, and in the ski industry makes him a perfect fit for the free ride team. He has a passion for sharing his love of the outdoors with other skiers of all skill levels. Nick grew up in Washington and has  bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University. The Red Lodge area is a great location for his explorer attitude. In his spare time he likes to climb, works at Beartooth Basin in the summer, and slings a mean cocktail at Natalie’s Front Bar. 406-425-2774 gaddynj@gmail.com

Brian Hunsperger – Part Time coach

Brian grew up on the slopes at White Pass in Washington. He participated in the Buddy Werner race program, junior ski patrol, and later became a pro patroller. In the mid 90’s he spent some time in the Chugach mountains skiing back country, letting off some youthful steam. He then directed his focus on coaching youth at various ski areas in Washington. Brian landed in Red Lodge where he met his wife Heidi. He works as an independent contractor laying tile. His high energy, positive attitude, and love  of the sport of skiing make him a natural addition to the Silver Run staff.

Program Director

Vanessa Selby

Vanessa grew up skiing at Red Lodge Mountain. She started a life long career in the ski business in 1978, working at various retail ski shops in Billings. In 1983 she became a ski instructor at Red Lodge Mountain, where she worked for 29 years. She was instrumental in building the Alpine Training Team into a successful youth ski program. In 2007 she joined her husband Mark, and three sons, and became part of Silver Run as a board of directors member. In 2008 she was hired as an assistant to the Program Director, and moved on to the program director position in 2011. Her tireless enthusiasm and dedication to the Silver Run Team is apparent both on and off  the hill. 406-208-1875 silverrunski@gmail.com