Say "Hi" to Seth 
Chisholm Alpine Race Team Director
 
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Hi, my name is Seth Fournier and I am happy to be coming back to Black Mountain again this year as Director of the Racing Program. I'm from Rumford, Maine and learned to ski at Black Mountain at the early age of 5 years old. I was a member of the Mountain Valley High School Alpine Ski Team where I perfected both my race and organizational skills. 
During the summer months you can find me managing our local golf course, Oakdale Country Club. 
 
Say "Hi" to Greg 
Chisholm Alpine Race Team Coach

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Hello! My name is Greg Parachojuk, and I am returning to Black Mountain as part of the coaching staff for the program this year! Just a little background about me, I'm from Merrimac, Massachusettes. I learned to ski & race at Bradford Ski Area in Bradford, Massachusettes from the time I was 2 years old. I joined the Bradford Ski Team when I was in fifth grade, which is where I really cemented my passion for the sport. From my early beginnings of skiing in the Buddy Werner League in Eastern Mass, I went on to race USSA in Tri-State, New Hampshire, Vermont & Maine. My senior year of high school I jumped over to FIS, & now primarily focus on the Speed Circuit in Master's Racing. 

My love of skiing has brought me to the University of Maine at Farmington where I am pursuing an Outdoor Recreation Business Administration degree along with the Alpine Operations Certification Program. I am an up-to-date Level 1 certified. 

I want to continue to make hte race program be enjoyable & fun while making each & every racer faster. In the program, even if each racer only takes away a few things, but has a great experience, then I will call that a mission accomplished. If anyone has questions about the program for myself, or in general, please feel free to talk to me or shoot me an email. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Let's make this season one of the best!

-Greg Parachojuk

 

Say "Hi" to Justin
Chisholm Alpine Race Team Coach

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Hi, my name is Justin Lagassey. I have been a lifelong skier & am originally from Windham & now Turner, Maine. I've been involved in ski racing since 2003 as a founding member of the Windham Middle School Ski Team, went on to compete in USSA events with Shawnee Peak Race Team finally scoring a sub 100 point race in the last race of my USSA career. 

I attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute for Chemical Engineering, with several projects in the Sports Engineering Lab that were presented for the International Society for Skiing Safety in Bariloche, Argentina. As a competitor with the WPI Ski Team in the Thompson Division of USCSA, I helped the team qualify for & compete in the 2014 National Championships in Lake Placid in both alpine & nordic events. 

For the last four winters I've been coaching the Shawnee Peak Race Team, primarily in the U16-19 program. My focus in coaching has been on cultivating methods of deliberate practice for my athletes including timed training, video analysis, drill progressions, & slaying the woods on powder days. In conjunction with aforementioned powder slaying, I'm pursuing ski touring as the next skiing discipline to master & will be dabbling in nordic skate skiing this winter. My certifications are as a USSA level 100 coach & I also hold a Wilderness Advanced First Aid cert. My coaching philosophy is simple; have fun, go fast, & stay safe. 

In my professional life, I run the cider making program for the Mainiac Cider at Ricker Hill Farms, crafting a variety of alcoholic beverages made from apples. As an athlete, I am pursuing enduro mountain bike racing at the continental level & am working hard to get paid to ride bikes someday soon.

Justin Lagassey

Cider Maker at Ricker Hill