Snowboarding / Ski Cross

The Gould Academy Competition Program’s Snowboard Team helps riders reach their goals – whether competing for the first time at a local USASA event or standing on the podium at the Burton US Open Series and beyond.

Riders benefit from the perfect blend of hard work, dedicated coaches, a high-quality training facility at Sunday River, and balanced programming that only a school like Gould can offer.

Year-round training tailored to the individual student-athlete and including their offseason sport of choice, such as competitive skateboarding, soccer, lacrosse, or mountain biking, is supplemented with plyometrics training and work in the Farnsworth Field House weight room and trampoline room.

Team Roster:

FIS SBX Team
Student Name
Class Year
Hometown
Jersey
Hamel, Tyler2022Bethel, ME
Pare, Nathan2023Farmingdale, ME
Stasinos, Sofia2023Bethel, ME
Elite Slopestyle Team:
Student Name
Class Year
Hometown
Mahoney, Aidan2021Kennebunkport, ME
Senner, Joseph2022Pleasanton, CA
Development Team:
Student Name
Class Year
Hometown
Jersey
Collins, Alex2024Fairfax, VT
Cortes Greene, Isabella2022Miami Beach, FL
Ford, Reginald (Luke)2022Falmouth, ME
Hagan, Olivia2024Gilford, NH
Hamel, Mason2024Bethel, ME
Meyer, Dylan2025Midlothian, VA
Provencher, Cooper2024Waterbury, VT
Schnorrbusch, Brianna (Bri)2024Monroe Twp, NJ
Walls, Quade2022Guilford, CT

Competition Program - Snowboarding Coaches

KC Gandee

Gould Academy Competition Program
Snowboard Program Director
B.A. Eastern Mennonite University
Boys’ Junior Varsity Soccer Coach

Bio
Coach Gandee brings over 20 years of experience to the Gould Academy Competition Program’s Snowboard Team. A graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, he earned a degree in management and organizational development and later spent 10 years working at resorts including Stratton, Okemo, Killington, Northstar, and Sierra at Tahoe. Most recently, he was the Snowboard Program Director at Killington Mountain School in Vermont. Coach Gandee’s list of credentials is extensive. In addition to being on the AASI National Team from 2004 until 2008, he is Level III certified, an examiner for the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI), and a USSA Level 300 SBX Coach and Level 200 Aerials coach. Gandee is a major contributor to US Ski and Snowboard Team projects, including the new Level 100 and 200 coach education material and is developing the new level 300 SBX certification program. KC has coached US Project Gold SBX for 5 years and worked as a consultant for High Cascade Snowboard Camp in Oregon running their SBX/SX program. In his spare time, he also served as the coach representative on the USASA Board of Directors from 2012 to 2018. When not coaching (or preparing to coach), Coach Gandee spends time on the mountain bike trails of New England. He is an avid rock climber and loves exploring rivers and lakes with his wife, Courtney, and their two golden retrievers.
Dustin Holzweiss Dustin Holzweiss ’02

Gould Academy Competition Program
FIS Slopestyle Coach

 

Bio

Coach Holzweiss graduated from Gould Academy in 2002 and has been giving back to the Gould community as a Weekend Coach for the past eight years. In 2014, he began coaching full-time student-athletes as the Development Coach, helping younger and developing riders have the most fun with the strongest foundation for skills improvement. Coach Holzweiss is USASA Level 200 certified with a slopestyle endorsement.

anna yamada Anna Yoshie Yamada
Snowboard Coach
Lacrosse Coach

 

Bio
Coach Yamada has played lacrosse since she was in 6th grade and always loved the sport. She played premier lacrosse and was on the varsity team all four years in high school. She was a team captain her sophomore through senior years. As a member of Rhode Island’s national lacrosse team for four years, she was an UnderArmor All American Select her junior and senior years. She earned the SENE Player of the year award her sophomore through senior years as well. She could not be more excited to coach at Gould and looks forward to coaching alongside her father, Kaz Yamada.
A familiar face to those who have been at USASA nationals competing and working, Anna is a six-time national champion in Boardercross, Giant Slalom, and Slalom. She was the starter at PSL from 2016 to 2019 and was a member of the University of Colorado at Boulder Snowboard team. Yamada competed as part of Team USA at the University World Games in 2015.
Bruce Johnston Bruce Johnston

Head Ski Cross Coach
Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach
B.A. University of Maine Farmington

Bio

A graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington’s Ski Industries Program, Coach Johnston has a minor in alpine coaching and more than 20 years of full-time coaching. His experience ranges from grassroots club programs to prep schools to ski academies, including Stratton Mountain School, Killington Mountain School, and Bromley Outing Club. His vast experience working with a multitude of programs and age groups allows him to create a strong team atmosphere among athletes, coaches, and teachers. Coach Johnston’s high-energy approach and fun personality are always present on and off of the hill, and his coaching knowledge and philosophy keep athletes motivated to strive for excellence. He lives off campus with his wife, Kimmie, and daughters Reid and Maisy. When not on the hill, he is mountain biking, playing guitar, or fishing for striped bass.