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Gus Johnson

Booster Organization Board Member

UNR XC Alumni 2008-2010

Nordic Program Director @ ASC Training Center

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Zach Fretz

UNR Ski Team (Alpine) 2008-2010

Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager at U.S. Bank

I provide banking solutions for medium to large business clients, specifically in commercial lending, working capital, equipment finance, cash management, payroll, payment processing, investments, and strategic planning.

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Nick Cohee

Nick grew up skiing in the Tahoe Basin while his dad, Tim Cohee, was President/CEO of Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Nick is a 2X 1st Team All-American from the University of Utah and 2X RMISA GS Leader. He has won and podiumed on the NorAm Circuit, U.S. Nationals, and competed on the World Cup. After his athletic career, Nick was Head Men’s FIS Coach at Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy. Nick is currently a financial planner in Reno/Tahoe who can still be found going fast down mountains. 


Laurie Beck

Retired Emerita 2017 Administrative Faculty

1984-1990 Academin Advisor for Athletics

2003-2017 Academic Counselor/Recruiter/Retention

1st Athletic Academic Advisor at the Univ. of Nevada86-90

USCSA Team Director - recruit, budget, schedule, fundraise84-90

US Ski Team Academic & Career Counselor90-96

Univ, of Utah- Director of Athlete Academic Services96-99

Employee Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee99-02


Todd Torniven

Certified Public Accountant | Locally and Family Owned Practice | 20+ Years of Experience
Certified Estate Planning Law Specialist


Holly Fretz

Experienced Cosmetologist and Fitness Coach with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness, and fitness industry. Skilled in Sales, Customer Retention, Time Management, Leadership, and Small Business Ownership. Strong business background with a Business Administration-Marketing Degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. Competed in NCAA Ski Racing for UNR. Avid outdoor sport enthusiast and now marathoner.


Cliff Whitely

Corporate pilot/aviation manager

Member of US Ski Team 1978-81​

Captain of the UNR Ski Team 1983-87

Competed in NCAA National Championships 1984, 86,87

Member of US team at the World University games 1985

Head Coach Stanford Ski Team 1988-1993

Emily Heavrin



Greg Mason

UNR Ski Team Boosters President

Public Relation/Marketing

Doug Ball


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