MICHELE SPEAR-COWELL- PROGRAM DIRECTOR/COACH
Michele Spear-Cowell, Program director, began ski racing at age 8. She grew up learning to ski and ski race here at Brantling. Her racing career took her to many different ski areas and parts of the country for competitions and fun.
In high school she was Section V and NY State champion in 2007, also overall winner of Empire State Games 2007. She then went on to race for Colby-Sawyer College in NH. There she helped her team win regional titles 2008 and 2009, 2nd and 3rd place overall at USCSA National championships 2008 and 2009 respectively.
After college Michele attended Clarkson University where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She returned to the Rochester area working as a Physical therapist and returned to Brantling as a coach. Over the years Michele has coached many young athletes who have had local and regional successes. Michele's most favorite part of coaching is helping young athletes fall in love with the sport of skiing.
Off the slopes you can find Michele running, biking, or hiking. In the summer she enjoys competing in triathlons around the finger lakes and boating in Sodus Bay with friends and family.
MIKE HEALY - COACH
Mike Healy, coach, has been a Ski Instructor and USSA certified coach for 33 years. He began as a ski instructor at Brantling Ski Slopes in 1989 – 90 season. Mike became a USSA certified Alpine Coach in 1996.
coaching experience includes 23 years for Brantling Ski Racing Association, 5 years for Holimont Ski Racing, 2 years for the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Ski Team.
Mike was also New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) - President 2007-2008, and member of the Children’s Development Committee for 3 years. Mike has served as USSA Alpine official for over 80 events since 2000.
Mike views himself as a teacher first and coach second. He believes that through ski racing, children can become confident dynamic skiers, with a lifelong love of skiing.
Mike has 3 adult children who all grew up ski racing at Brantling and can ski anywhere, and have skied around the world.
ALLIE MOORE - COACH
Allie Moore, Coach, learned to ski at Brantling when she was five years old. She joined the race team at age eight and immediately fell in love.
Throughout her career she was able to travel all over the Northeast to compete in various NYSSRA and USSA competitions. As a seventh grader, she founded the Marion Central School Alpine Ski Team. During her time as a varsity athlete, she won multiple individual and team sectional titles. After graduating high school, she attended college and began her career as a ski race coach. She returned to Brantling on school breaks and traveled to races with the team. Allie now works in finance and continues to coach the race team.
Her favorite part of coaching is being able to foster a love of skiing (and ski racing!) in young children. It is especially rewarding to watch young racers develop into strong and confident skiers.
In her free time she enjoys walking her dog, Max, and spending time with friends and family.