ALEX TUTTLE ’09, Snowboard and Ski Cross Program Director
Alex, an alumnus of CVA from the graduating class of 2009, officially joined the CVA Snowboard coaching staff in 2015.
During his years at CVA, Alex competed in half pipe, slopestyle, slalom, giant slalom, and boardercross. As a two-time All-American and scholar athlete, Alex was named to the Pac Sun All-American Team, two Junior World Championship Teams, and eventually the U.S. Snowboarding Team, in 2011. Most recently, Alex has been putting his years of training to work as a member of the U.S. Snowboarding Team, competing internationally in boardercross.
Throughout his racing career, Alex competed along side the sports greats such as Seth Wescott, Nate Holland, and Pierre Vaultier. His World Cup profile contains nine top 20 finishes, including a second place finish in Valmalenco Italy, a third place finish in the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Canyons in Utah, and a second place finish at the 2014 X-Games in Aspen Colorado. At the pinnacle of competition, Alex was ranked 12th overall for the 2012-13 World Cup, and contended for an Olympic Team nomination in 2014. He is a level 200 coac
Will Rivera, Head Elite Coach
Will comes to CVA from the Vail Ski and Snowboard Club where he was the Elite team coach. For the previous five years he was the head travel coach for Mount Snow Academy. Will has worked with some of the top riders in the US Revolution Tour, Grand Prix, USASA Nationals and is a fixture on the contest scene around the globe. As the recent Director of Snowboard at Camp Woodward he brings his vast trampoline and air awareness experience. He is a level 200 USSA/USASA coach.
COLIN MELLO, DEVELOPMENT SNOWBOARD CROSS COACH
As a former coach for CVA’s Weekend Program for two years, instructor for Sugarloaf’s ski/snowboard school for five years, and certified personal trainer, Colin Mello brings a combination of training skills and a love of competitive snowboarding to CVA’s Development Snowboard Cross Team. He holds a BS in special and secondary education with a minor in physical health and a certification in personal training from the University of Maine Farmington, where he also served as captain of the baseball team. Before joining CVA he was a teacher’s assistant and JV baseball coach at Lake Region High School. Collin’s experience as a personal trainer and certified educator will help the Development Snowboard Cross Team seamlessly blend on-hill training, fitness training, and academics.
Patrick Hunt, DEVELOPMENT SNOWBOARD COACH
Patrick comes to CVA with over 10 years of snowboard instruction experience. He is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Recreation Business Administration. Patrick spent several years at the Buffalo Ski Club where he began training and certification process through the American Association of Snowboard Instructors, before moving to Holiday Valley, and eventually, Sunday River, where he was a Snowboard Coach, Staff Trainer and Coordinator for Perfect Turn.