Buddy Werner

Rick Taggart
Buddy Werner and DEVO Team Head Coach

USSA/YSL Coaches

Matthias Schmidt
Program Director/ USSA Head Coach/CMU Coach

This will be Matthias’ 11th year with the club and 9th year as Program Director. He grew up ski racing in Stowe Vermont at the Mount Mansfield Ski Club where he learned racing with US Ski Team members Chip Knight and Eric Schlopy. He continued to race through his Sophmore year at the University of Vermont. After college Matthias moved to Boulder and began mountain bike racing. While in Boulder he met his wife Elizabeth who convinced him to move to Grand Junction. Matthias continues to mountain bike in his free time, works as a Web Designer for Ski.com and loves to spend time with his wife and his 2 daughters.

Jesse Scott
Head Ageclass Coach/CMU Head Coach

This is Jesse’s 16th season coaching with the club! Jesse grew up racing with the Powderhorn Racing Club up into the J2 ability class level. He deeply loves the sport for its character development, outdoor venues and athletic challenges. Jessse’s interests outside of skiing include cooking, backpacking, river rafting and spending time with family, friends and dog.

Tyson Elliot
Event and Hill Manager/USSA & YSL Coach