Board of Directors


Kevin "Coop" Cooper, President

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Liz Pounders, Secretary

Liz Pounders has been on the KSEF Board of Directors as the Secretary since 2010. She is a proud parent of a KSEF Alumni Ski Racer, and has participated in the KSEF Masters program. Liz, as well as her husband Patrick (KSEF Race Crew), happily allocate their time to the team, as they have always been impressed by the dedication, discipline and character that it builds with the athletes.  They have also enjoyed the amazing camaraderie of the families who support the program, for the memories that it has created on the Mountain and beyond are priceless.

Liz’s full-time job is as an Elementary School Physical Education Specialist for the Palo Alto Unified School District. When she is not working or skiing, Liz enjoys hiking, Mt. bike riding, boating, and going to the beach.

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Karen Higgins, Treasurer

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Dave Nielsen, Board Member

Dave Nielsen has been on the KSEF board since 2007 and a homeowner at Kirkwood since 1999.  Both of his kids participated in KSEF and competed in Far West and Tahoe League racing.  Dave was a past president of KSEF, and has been actively involved in many aspects of KSEF including fund raising, and helping to lead the organization through many years of growth.  “Kirkwood is a very special place”, Dave says, “KSEF has provided my family with an amazing experience, creating lifetime friends and memories, and the best ski racing instruction on the best mountain in Northern California.”

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Michael Ehrman, Member

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