Oct 20 2023
”5 Things I’ve Learned from a Lifetime in Sports” with New Executive Director Brian Krill
A big hello and welcome back to our listeners today - We started the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Show in 2022 with the goal of spreading our love for all things outdoors and a side effect of educating and inspiring people around the world. Thousands of listeners tuned in to hear from coaches, parents, experts and athletes - we got such great feedback that we are back with another season of fun and inspiration… and who better to kick things off with than the new kid on the block, our new Executive Director Brian Krill.
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Brian's 5 Things (among many more):
There are many nuances to the word Champion. [Listen to hear them!]At the base of everything is this question, "Why are we doing all of this?" - Is it the right thing to be doing? Does it align with our core beliefs?Find your passion. Then learn your limits.My goal as an educator is simply this - I want to help people be their very best selves."When I'm outdoors and pushing my body, I feel more alive than any other time."
More about Brian Krill here:
Brian Krill has three daughters, two grandchildren, and his wife is a professor with a Ph.D. in Theatre. He has been a professional educator and nonprofit professional for almost thirty years working in competitive mountain athletics and the nonprofit sector since he graduated from The Colorado College in 1994. He has a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University, where he was recognized with the “Karen A. Patterson Award for Community and Organizational Change,” and was owner and lead consultant of Peak Nonprofit Consulting, LLC. Mr. Krill was an administrator, teacher, and coach in independent schools and ski clubs for a decade and has extensive sales experience serving as a sales manager in western CO for seven years. Mr. Krill was also a professor at Western State Colorado University from 2010-2013, where he taught advocacy, academic writing, public speaking, and philosophy courses. Mr. Krill acted as the Interim Director of the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation in 2012 and 2013.
In 2013, he brought this broad background and resources related to education, competitive snowsports, business, nonprofit leadership and management, and fundraising to U.S. Ski and Snowboard as the Club Development Manager and to further launch the new Club Development Program. In 2015, he was promoted to Director of Sport Education, tasked with providing education, certification, and recognition to all U.S. ski and snowboard clubs and coaches nationwide. In August 2016, Brian transitioned to Jackson, WY, to assume the role of Executive Director for the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club. Beginning in July 2020, Mr. Krill took the position of Executive Director & Head of School at Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy. In his tenure there, he successfully led the organization, an accredited boarding and day high school, and a full-scale ski team through the many challenges of COVID, as well as managing a successful re-accreditation process for the school.
Brian returned to Colorado in July 2023 to assume his new role as Executive Director of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
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