Teamwork happens in the winter on the slopes, on the trails, and on the court.
While we love all seasons, we hold a special place in our hearts for the winter months. Between our vast network of on-campus Pine Hill Nordic trails, our direct access to the competitive terrain at Sunday River Resort (just six miles away), and our basketball courts and training and weight rooms within our Farnsworth Field House, there is a ton of fun and camaraderie to be had on the slopes, on the court, and on our trails.
Dean of Athletics
Dr. Tara Whiton holds her PhD in Sport Performance and Physiology from the Center of Excellence for Sports Science and Coach Education at East Tennessee State University where she has done extensive research on the intricacies of athlete development and performance. She has worked with the best track and field, cross country, and Nordic skiing athletes around the country in both the NCAA and NAIA at schools such as King University, Milligan College, Montana State University, and Bowdoin College and has been successful at helping these athletes develop their talent through strength and nutrition training interventions. Tara is a passionate coach—both for athletes and fellow coaches—who loves helping everyone, regardless of talent, reach their full potential. She also holds a Master’s degree in exercise science and nutrition from Montana State University and completed her bachelors at the University of Southern Maine. Tara and her husband Tim Whiton ’05, a Nordic skiing coach, live in Bethel. When she is not in the weight room or roving the mountains of western Maine, Tara enjoys cooking, picking wildflowers, and reading non-fiction.