Our Staff

There was a day not-so-long-ago that every member in the club would all sign up for volunteer shifts in Bev’s Bungalow to collect trail fees to support the club.

We still have a small army of volunteers to help keep our club functioning, but we’ve also grown enough that we are able to maintain a small staff of great people to keep the Nordic spirit alive in Revelstoke.

We are proud to introduce you to the RNSC staff for 2020:

Bridget Daughney: Executive Director
Bridget Daughney is new to the club this year. She has big shoes to fill in trying to keep up to the impressive Revelstoke Nordic Board and Staff! She is an avid recreational skier of all types, beginning her “career” at age 4. She comes from a background of outdoor education and is keen to get people outside having fun.

Matt Smider: Head Coach
Matt Smider has been skiing since the age of 2.  He raced competitively in Northern Ontario before moving west.  A man of many talents (notice the guitar), Matt has been our Head Coach since 2012.  In the off-season Matt facilitates our major projects and keeps us on track for the upcoming season.

Duane Dukart: Operations Manager
Duane has been a volunteer groomer at the RNSC for 4 years.  Always happy to lend a hand, he came on board as our operations manager in 2015.  Duane takes care of the operations side of the RNSC including our trail network, the lodge, our super-cool groomer, and our machinery.

Paula Martens: Lodge Manager
Paula has been a mainstay of our office for 3 years running.  She runs the office during the week and volunteers with ski league on the weekend.  She has been Nordic skiing since the age of 17, and she always enjoys being outdoors and the soulful nature of the sport.

Thea Gray: Office Staff
Thea is returning for year 2!  You’ll find her running the office on Fridays and busy Saturdays.  A Nordic racer in days past, Thea is enjoying raising her daughter in Revelstoke.