Our Staff

The Wy'East Mountain Academy staff of administrators, educators, coaches, and caregivers are dedicated to nurturing our students in a healthy, inspiring, and supportive environment. Get to know our all-star team, below. 


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Kevin English, Academy President and Co-Owner

HOMETOWN
Donner Summit, California

EDUCATION
B.S., Industrial Technology, Cal Poly, SLO
MBA, University of Oregon

WHY I WORK AT WY’ EAST MOUNTAIN ACADEMY
Since age 12, snowboarding has been my focus. Without it being central to my decision making, I would not have my beautiful wife (a former pro snowboarder herself), two fantastic children, or be part of this incredible Academy. I owe it all to the mountains, snowboarding, and my education. Each day I am driven to help foster an environment where our students and staff may live extraordinary lives coalesced by intelligence, athleticism, and strong character.

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Dan Tattersfield
Co-Owner, Admissions Director

HOME MOUNTAIN

Mt Ashland, Oregon

EDUCATION

B.S. Aeronautical Operations, San Jose State University

WHY I WORK AT WY’ EAST MOUNTAIN ACADEMY

I’m adventurous by nature. I grew up skiing, hiking, rafting and partaking in just about every outdoor sport there was on offer in the Siskiyou Mountains of Northern California and Southern Oregon. I spent my college years learning to fly airplanes, skateboarding and hitting the slopes of the Sierras on winter weekends. I spent most of my adult life overseas and moved back to the US in 2015. While living in Asia, I was part of an outdoor activities and education company, we taught young people English and provided them with outdoor adventures, study travel tours and cultural exchange opportunities. This experience and background is what attracts me to Wy’East Mountain Academy. I’m proud to be a part of it and it makes me want to help further shape it into the best outdoor and action sports academy in the world. I’m humbled and honored to be part of the organization that is Wy’East Mountain Academy, Windells and High Cascade and look forward to contributing in many ways and for many years to come.

Ann Scott
Headmaster

HOMETOWN
East Coast Transplant to the PNW 24 years ago

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia ,PA
Master of Arts in Teaching, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
Principal Certification, Heritage University, Toppenish, WA
PK-12 Professional Teaching Certifications in Oregon & Washington
Initial Administrator Certification, Washington
Reciprocal Administrator Certification, Oregon

WHY I WORK AT WY’ EAST MOUNTAIN ACADEMY
I work at the academy because I hope to make a positive difference in the lives of our students by guiding them through their academics while balancing their passion and education. I am continually inspired by the dedication and creativity of our students, current and past.

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Tim Windell
Operations Director

Bio coming soon…

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Mike Hanley
International Program Director

HOMETOWN
Huntington Beach, California

EDUCATION
Language Certificate, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Language Certificate, Instituto Hemingway, Bilbao, Spain
B.A., History & French, University of Utah
MA, Medieval History, University of Wales, Swansea
PhD(ABD), Medieval History, St David's University, Lampeter, Wales

WHY I WORK AT WY’ EAST MOUNTAIN ACADEMY
There is nowhere in the world like Mount Hood, Oregon, with access to some of the most distinctive mountains, coastlines, deserts, and cities all within a couple hours of each other. After spending three years living in New Zealand, my wife, two daughters, and I realized how good we had it in Oregon and the opportunities available at Wy'East Mountain Academy are second to none. We are looking forward to spending the next 50 or 60 years here racking up more Olympic medals.

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Jason Arens
Marketing Director

HOMETOWN
South Lake Tahoe, California

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Wynn Berns


Athletic Director

HOMETOWN

Sunapee, NH

EDUCATION

Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH.

B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing

WHY I WORK AT WY’ EAST MOUNTAIN ACADEMY

I work at Wy’East mountain academy because it is the only academy dedicated to the sports I love as well as gives me the opportunity to make people’s dreams and goals become a reality.

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Julie Kanoa
Accountant

HOMETOWN
Portland, Oregon

EDUCATION
AAS, Associates of Applied Science in Accounting
MCC, Maui HI

WHY I WORK AT WY’ EAST MOUNTAIN ACADEMY
I starting skiing in grade school, here on the mountain and the mountain has been close to my heart.After working and traveling around the USA, I came back to “home”. Being part of such an amazing group of co-workers has been an awesome experience. We all share the same values and goals to expand and to continue to build on this Academy for the next round(s) of outstanding young athletes.

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Jamie Weller
Skateboard Program Director

Bio coming soon…

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Tommie Bennett
Head Snowboard Coach

HOMETOWN

Vail, Colorado

WHY I WORK AT WY’EAST MOUNTAIN ACADEMY

For the last 20+ years snowboarding has been a huge part of my life. As a competitive athlete and snowboard coach, snowboarding had taken me all over the world including New Zealand, Czech Republic, turkey and across the United States. Wy’East Mountain Academy gives me an amazing opportunity to improve the students snowboarding skills, be a positively influential role model and provide valuable life lessons to each of the kids. I’m extreme excited and thankful to be working with such a great group of snowboarders.

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Brian McCarthy
Head Ski Coach

HOMETOWN

Johnson, Vermont

EDUCATION

B.S., Fine Art w/ a Concentration in Graphic Design, Castleton University

WHY I WORK AT WY’ EAST MOUNTAIN ACADEMY

I work at Wy'East Mountain Academy because I believe in what this place is doing and the direction it is headed. We are providing a setting for kids to pursue their passion while also pursing an education. When I look back on all of the coaches I have had over my career, most of them shaped my life in one facet or another, and now that I have been passed the touch I want impact these kids life's both athletically, and on personal level through skiing!

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Topher Newett
Assistant Ski Coach

Bio coming soon…

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Donovan Lawler
Head Skate Coach

Bio coming soon…

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Brandon Sorel
Head Big Mountain Coach

HOMETOWN

Cheshire, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

B.A. In Entrepreneurship & Outdoor Leadership, Sierra Nevada College

WHY I WORK AT WY’ EAST MOUNTAIN ACADEMY

Working with this company allows me to give back to the one aspect of my life that has been a constant for 20 years. Snowboarding has taken me all over the world, introduced me to my best friends, and has opened up doors that I could have only dreamed of. I want to help foster that for others and pass the torch in a way that shapes student athletes lives to set them up for a successful future following their passion.