Adaptive Sports at Mount Snow

Board of Directors
Jon Cipes- Board Chair

Jon is the retired owner of Creative Fuel a brand planning and market research company. He provided insights that helped clients understand their customers, their brand and their market place so that they could use that understanding to their advantage in the marketplace. His clients were advertising agencies and marketers. He has experience in a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative study designs that gain actionable insights and understanding.

A former hockey player, Jon has been teaching people to ski for 23 years. For the past 6 years he has been part of the Ski and Snowboard School at Mt. Snow. Before that he taught at several other areas and worked with the Stride Program at Ski Sundown in Connecticut. He is PSIA certified Level II in Alpine and Level I in Nordic. He is also a Children’s Specialist II. 

Jon joined the ASMS Board in 2017 and became the chair in 2022

Tim Mulcahy- Vice Chair
Tim is a longtime Mount Snow skier who became aware of the Adaptive Program when his son began taking lessons at age 4 and eventually joined the Bluebirds Ski Team.  After watching the impact the program had, he began volunteering as a Special Olympic coach and recently became PSIA Level I Adaptive certified.  In addition to ASMS, Tim coaches Special Olympics soccer and serves on the board of a MA-based service provider for children and adults across a range of special needs. Tim joined the board in 2020 and became vice chair in 2022.
Professionally, Tim has worked for 23 years in the Financial Services industry in a variety of leadership roles, most recently focused on planning and business enablement across institutional markets.
Tim, his wife Sara, and their two children reside in Franklin, MA but try to spend as much time at their home in West Dover as they can.
Laura Peterson--Treasurer

Laura and her family have been part of the ASMS community for four years.  Laura has an accounting degree from Providence College and an MBA from University of Hartford.  She has spent the majority of her career in the role of Controller for various companies.

Laura’s son Sam has been skiing with ASMS as a client and the program has been life changing for him.  It is her pleasure to assist this organization with business skills to allow the program to prosper.

Laura,  husband Andy, and twins Matt and Sam reside in South Windsor, CT.  Laura spends her free time snow shoeing, road cycling, playing tennis and pickleball, and sitting in a beach chair!

Mary Boy- Secretary

Mary Boy has been an adaptive sports volunteer since 2010 at Mount Snow. Mary holds PSIA Adaptive Level 1 and Alpine Level 1 certifications and is an instructor in the Mount Snow Adaptive Sports program. She was a member of the AbilityPLUS board of directors for 1 ½ years prior to becoming a member of the Mount Snow Adaptive Sports board of directors. Mary’s involvement with adaptive sports arose out her desire to seek a volunteer opportunity that blended her love of skiing with chance to learn and contribute to an organization that provides the chance for others to experience the joy and benefits of skiing and other sports. Mary, a product of a military family, grew up in Southeastern NH, attended Chatham Hall in Virginia, the University of New Hampshire (Animal Science and Microbiology) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After completing veterinary school, Mary did an internship in large animal surgery at Cornell and a residency in large animal internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. After a number of years in equine practice, Mary joined the pharmaceutical industry where she has worked for over 25 years, the majority with Pfizer Inc. Mary started her career with Pfizer conducting companion animal clinical trials and for the past 17 years, she has worked in various aspects of human clinical trials. Mary lives in Mystic, CT with 2 cats, a greyhound, and her significant other of 17 years. In addition to skiing, Mary loves walking (since her knees no longer want to run), biking, boating, reading and dabbling in gardening. 

Justin Geller
Larry Geller

Larry Geller has been an adaptive sports volunteer since 1990 at Mount Snow and holds a PSIA Adaptive certification. He was a member of the AbilityPLUS board of directors for 9 years. Larry’s passion for Adaptive Sports was fostered by being the parent of a person with a disability. Watching his son grow and overcome the obstacles that face many people with disabilities amplified his passion to work towards breaking down those barriers for all people with disabilities. Larry’s wife Nancy is a retired educator, and a Supervisor at the BART Adaptive Center at Bromley Mountain. Larry and Nancy have two sons and two grandsons. Josh, is a Principal Software Engineer at EBSCO in Ipswich, MA.  Jake, is from Tempe, Arizona and is the founding coordinator of the National Center for Disability & Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in Tempe, and is the Head Coach of the ASU Sailing Club. A native of Bronx, NY, and graduate of American International College, Larry relocated to New England in the 1970’s. He is currently retired after 45 years as a Manufacturer’s Representative. He formed and ran Ocean State Sales, LLC, a manufacturer’s representative company headquartered in Narragansett RI. Larry’s favorite activities include skiing, soccer, kayaking, and scuba. He resides with his wife Nancy in Narragansett, RI in the off-season and in Stratton VT, in-season. 

Tom Kehoe
Attorney – retired – admitted to NY and CT bar, USDC – Eastern and Southern Districts of NY and District of CT and US Supreme Court
College of the Holy Cross and Hofstra University Law School
Previously general counsel Services Sector US – Alstom Power Inc, later acquired by GE from which company he retired.
Previously general counsel, Electric Boat Corporation and Regional Counsel – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Combustion Engineering Inc, stationed in London, England
Currently on board of directors and treasurer – CT League Of Conservation Voters, C3, Director Great Meadows Conservation Trust, and Board of Advisors New England Public Media, (previously on Board of Directors  of NE Public Radio prior to its joining with Public TV to form NEPM), member President’s Council College of the Holy Cross.
Married to Peggy Bradley Kehoe, 5 children, 6 grandchildren, and life long skier.
David Lieberman

My name is David Lieberman. I am currently on the board of Adaptive Sports at Mount Snow (Formerly AbilityPlus). I started skiing at Mount Snow in the adaptive program when I was 5 years old. I have become an intermediate-advanced skier. In 2014, I began volunteering at the program and I currently do every winter. Skiing has become a passion of mine and volunteering at the program makes me feel great. When I work hard I try to pass this passion on to the students I work with. Being on the board would give me the opportunity to help the program grow. I know what it is like to be a student in the program and I know what it is like to be a volunteer so I have a lot of experience. I hope we continue to grow and raise more and more money during our annual fundraiser every February, the Winterfest Fundraiser. Also, I enjoy doing Kids of Courage in which we help students who are severely ill. Originally from Old Bethpage, NY. I was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorder in January of 2002. I graduated from The College Experience Program at The College of Saint Rose  in partnership with Living Resources in May of 2018. In the fall of 2018, I  became the 1st alumni in the program to become a staff member of the program and I continue to work there today. In my spare time, I enjoy anything outdoors from skiing  to hiking and golf and mountain biking.  

David Newman

Retired professional of 38 years, responsible for developing and managing financial service businesses. A qualified Chartered Accountant by background, with extensive experience in sales, marketing, business operations and processes. Over 10 years’ experience as a volunteer adaptive ski instructor at Mount Snow.

Paul Rotkiewicz

Betsy Schuler

Betsy has skied at Mount Snow since the age of 3 and became involved in the Adaptive Program at Mount Snow while she was in middle school. During her early years with the program, her love for teaching and connecting with the students deepened her love for the program and she spent more and more time with the organization each subsequent winter. She was invited to join the Board of Directors in 2017 but has been involved in the Adaptive community for over 7 years. Betsy’s passion for making meaningful connections with the community and skiing drove her to become more involved with ASMS, as she continues to serve on the board while away at college. Betsy grew up in Milford, Connecticut, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Besides skiing, some of her favorite activities include hiking, swimming, and spending time exploring Vermont. She is currently an undergraduate student at Loyola University Maryland, where she is studying Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and Spanish. 

Patrick Willcutts
Founding Board

· Deborah Colby

· Bob Speck

· Ingrid Walendy, April 1941 -September 2017

· Linda Walsh 

· Dick Ward 

    Adaptive Sports at Mount Snow is an independently run 501(c)(3). We are an active chapter of Move United.  We are led by a diverse Board of Directors, and directed daily by a small dedicated staff who could not exist without the generous donation of hundreds of thousands of hours from volunteer instructors and assistants.