Kyle Hockmeyer ‘93
If you’ve seen the new CVA video that was just released, then you know the handiwork of CVA alum Kyle Hockmeyer ’93. Kyle is the founder of FieldStone Media and handles all video production for the company. After CVA, he attended Montana State University's Media and Theater Arts program; his initial foray into digital media involved producing whitewater rafting videos in The Forks, Maine. Kyle produced and directed The Maine Show, a half-hour program featuring tourism destinations in Maine, and has shot video all over the world most notably for the Eco-Challenge Adventure Race and Banjo Minnow Fishing Lure. Like many other CVA grads, Kyle cites the school as having taught him great time management skills “CVA taught me that there is in fact quite a bit of time in the day. CVA is just very effective at filling it up. My time management and productivity were greatly enhanced by my CVA experience.” Kyle’s website is: http://www.fieldstonemedia.com; if you tell him you’re a BIG DOG, he might even cut you a little deal.
Seth Wescott '94 and Alex Tuttle '09
Wescott, a two-time Olympic gold-medal winner in snowboardcross from Carrabassett Valley, will head to New Zealand with the rest of the U.S. ski team next week to get back on snow for the first time since his accident last April. Joining him will be Alex Tuttle, a 22-year-old from Stratton who also has a strong chance at representing Maine in the Sochi Games.
Four racers will be selected to compete for the snowboardcross in the Olympics. Selections will be based on the results of four World Cup events in December and January, beginning Dec. 7 in Austria. Read More
Photo: Tim Greenway, Portland Press Herald
Matt Philippi '04
The students and staff in the Cap dining room were all captivated and inspired by CVA Alumnus Matt Philippi ‘04 who came back to CVA in mid-November to share his recent experiences and talk about how his time as a Big Dog led him to do amazing things around the world. An east-coast native and Volkl team rider since 2003, Matt Philippi enjoyed his best competition season in 2009. He won the European Open, claimed 2nd at the US Freeskiing Open, and finished the season ranked 5th in the world on the AFP Halfpipe list. Philippi has since shifted his focus to bigger mountains and deeper snow. WATCH VIDEO
Kirsten Clark '95
From the US Ski Team to parenthood, alumna Kirsten Clark ’95 has done quite a bit, but she still traces her roots back to CVA. The next in our series of Alumni Profiles; Kirsten Clark.
1. Tell us a little bit about what you’re doing now.
I am living in Squaw Valley, CA where my husband and I are raising our three kids. Zach, who is 20 months, Tegan is 2, and Kasey is 4. My husband builds custom homes, and our office is in our home, so I take care of the books for the company. I have also started working with Canadian Mountain Holidays, a heli-ski company based out of Banff, Canada. I book trips for clients, and also get to go Heli-Skiing! READ MORE
Matt Hoisington '00
Matt, a native of Kingfield, Maine, was the valedictorian of the class of 2000.
He went on to Dartmouth College where he was captain of the ski team and an all-American alpine racer.
After Dartmouth, Matt attended Boston College Law School. There he discovered an affinity toward peacekeeping related law, clerking for Judge Meron at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and interning for the United Nations, Office of Legal Counsel. READ MORE