The New England Nordic Ski Association Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to announce Tom Weir of Lyme, NH as the new Youth Program Director. “I’m so excited to be joining NENSA to help advance and expand the Youth and Introductory Program offerings,” Tom said of his new position. “In this role I’ll be working closely with our community of Bill Koch League clubs to share my love of skiing and the outdoors with our youngest group of adventurers and racers.”
A New Englander at heart, Tom grew up splitting time between Hanover, NH and Williamsville, VT. He learned to ski soon after learning to walk, and spent countless hours on skis with his family on the many trails in the Upper Valley region and beyond. Tom started racing in elementary school with the Ford Sayre BKL program, before going on to race with the varsity team at Hanover High School.
Tom attended Trinity College in Hartford, CT where he was a member of the crew team and was active in several music organizations. Prior to joining NENSA Tom worked planning large scale events for touring musicians, and also worked as a coach with the Hanover High School nordic ski team. Tom is an avid runner and cyclist and spends much of his free time in the off season training for and competing in trail races and ultramarathons.
In keeping with the NENSA mission, the Youth Program Director will position NENSA as the central resource for the ski community. Tom will be directly managing the Bill Koch League and Nordic Rocks programs and helping create resources to support youth skiing in New England. Tom will be tasked with managing and overseeing the annual NEBKL festival, New England Women’s XC Ski Day as well as NENSA’s U16 and Eastern High School Championship events.
Amie Smith, Executive Director of NENSA, says of this new hire, “the NENSA staff is thrilled to have Tom joining our team. We knew from the moment we met him that he would be a great addition to our organization. Tom will bring his enthusiasm, experience and love of our sport to this position, and to our members, clubs, coaches and teams he will be working with.” Tom takes over this position from Amber Freeman, who will be leaving NENSA at the end June, 2018.