Board of Directors

Executive Director


Kim Gustafson

Chief Medical Officer


Steven Gardner, MD, MPH

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Chief Scientific Officer


Michael Decker, PhD

Our Team

Scientific Advisors

Casey Myers, Ph.D., Center of Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of Denver

John Seifert, Ph.D., Human Performance Laboratory, Montana State University

Kevin Shelburne, Ph.D., Center of Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of Denver

Craig Simons, Ph.D.*, Center of Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of Denver

Michael Torry, Ph.D., Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Illinois State University 

Medical Advisors

Henry Ellis, M.D., Texas Scottish Rite Hospital 

Rachel Frank, M.D., CU Sports Medicine, CU School of Medicine

Eric McCarty, M.D., CU Sports Medicine, CU School of Medicine

Forrest Pecha, M.S., A.T.C., St. Luke's Sports Medicine

William Sterett, M.D., Vail Summit Orthopaedics

John Tokish, M.D., Mayo Clinic

Michelle Wolcott, M.D., CU Sports Medicine, CU School of Medicine

Research Interns - 2018

Danny Blake, Graduate Student, California State - Fullerton

Ryan "Chuck" Colson, Pacific University

Carlie Harrison, University of Denver

Sean Higinbotham, Graduate Student, Illinois State University

Justin Hollenbeck, M.S., University of Denver

Ryan Wexler, Illinois State University

Professional Advisors

Dave Byrd, Director of Risk and Regulatory Affairs, National Ski Areas Association

John Cole, M.S., Director of Human Performance, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

Dana Forbes, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Division of the PSIA

Hoot Jory, Research Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Consortium for Sports Research

Ron Kipp, Ph.D., Ski Team Coaches Education and Development Manager, Squaw Valley

Andy Leroy, Head Alpine Coach, University of Denver

John McMurtry, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Ski Racing

Alex Mitchell, Data Consultant

Mike Porter, Ski Industry Consultant

Dave Schuiling, Director of Education, Professional Ski Instructors of America

Research Partners

Boston Children's Hospital

Mayo Clinic

Montana State University

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

University of California, San Francisco

University of Denver

Vail Summit Orthopedics


Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club


Landow Performance

Pioneer Performance

Vail Mountain School

Vail Ski & Snowboard School


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