Jake Payson

Jake Payson ’06

Current town: Carrabassett Valley, ME
Hometown: Harpswell, ME
CVA Discipline: Freestyle Skiing
While attending Sierra Nevada College in California, Jake Payson ’06 started coaching on the side and fell in love with helping the next generation of skiers develop their skills in Freeskiing. He spent most of his college years coaching for Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation in Lake Tahoe, CA. During his tenure there he created a competitive Freeski team that traveled all over the Tahoe Basin. Through all of this he was still a full time college student and graduated in ’10, earning a Bachelor Degree in humanities with a concentration in psychology. In 2011 Jake came back to CVA so he could give back to the community that helped him become who he is today. After recently being promoted from Head Park and Pipe coach to Head Freeski Coach and Assistant Program Director, Jake says that, “CVA is more than a school to me; it’s home.”