Alpine Women's FIS Coach
Anne pursued alpine ski racing at SMS, graduating in 2015. She then went on to complete a B.S. in Athletic Training with a concentration in Integrative Health from the University of Vermont. Anne joins the SMS community again in 2019 as the Assistant Athletic Trainer and Assistant U19 women’s coach. She brings a holistic approach to health, which she combines with her love for athletics. In her free time, Anne enjoys backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and gardening.
Topher Harlow comes to Stratton Mountain School following his tenure as Program Director at the Windham Race Factory in Windham, NY. Prior to that he was the Head Women’s Coach for the U16, U19, and Postgraduate levels at Stowe’s Mount Mansfield Ski Club and Academy for nearly a decade. Topher earned his degree in Early Childhood Education from Plymouth State University and is also a Level 2 PGA Apprentice, having worked as an assistant golf professional for the past eight years.
Alpine U16 Coach
Women's Alpine U19 Coach
Colorado Mountain College
Christian Herzog is a Women’s Alpine U16 Coach. He comes to SMS with a wealth of coaching experience, most recently at Team Summit in Copper Mountain, Colo., where he was the Head U16 Coach. Previously, he worked as the Head U14 Coach at the Loon Race Team in Lincoln, NH. Christian attended Colorado Mountain College where he studied ski and snowboard business.
High Performance Coach & Alpine Assistant
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign—B.S. Social Science of Sport
Mary Ives served as the SMS Development Director from 2012 until 2014, and she returns to the SMS Business Office after two years as the Office Manager at nearby Magic Mountain. Mary earned her B.S. in the Social Sciences of Sport with minor in Business from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign in 1981. For more than 16 years Mary worked at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, CT and worked 15 summers at Leysin American School in Leysin Switzerland.
Snowboard Development Coach
Development Assistant 2005-08
3 years manufacturing and owner of SHOT snowboards
Designed,managed,and constructed all terrain parks 1997-2003
Assistant coach 1998-2000
Production assistant 2003-2007
Work Phone: 802-366-0312
Alex Jospe joins SMS in 2019, after 13 years as a volunteer coach for the Cambridge Sports Union junior ski team. She has been the head coach for Team Massachusetts at the Eastern Highschool Championships from 2013-2019, and age group coach for the New England Team at Junior Nationals in 2010 and 2017. Her skills combine a unique blend of motivation, adventure, technique coaching and goal setting to guide athletes to their highest potential.
In a different life, Alex has a Masters in Environmental Conservation from UMass Amherst, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Science from Colby College, which she has used to pursue a career doing environmental science with The Nature Conservancy and Haley & Aldrich, an environmental consulting firm. She finds that her analytical mindset, attention to detail, and positive attitude works well in both the corporate and the coaching worlds.
Her athletic endeavors have never strayed too far from the world of endurance sports, from captain of the Colby Nordic Ski Team to a prominent member of the US Orienteering Team from 2007 - 2016, and she tries to be a role model lifelong athlete.