Meet Our ARISE & Ski Staff

Geoffrey Peppel

Geoff is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with a Masters Degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education received from SUNY Cortland in 2015. Prior to Geoff’s graduate work he spent time in Lake Tahoe, CA working as an intern for Achieve Tahoe, an affiliated adaptive snow sports school of Disabled Sports USA. There he specialized in program coordination, special events, and management of the winter sports programs at Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley. During this experience Geoff earned his PSIA Level 1 certification in Alpine Skiing and Adaptive Skiing and plans to continue earning level 2 and 3 certifications in the future. Geoff has also worked as an instructor with the Greek Peak Adaptive Ski School and the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne, NY. Currently, Geoff is the Manager for Inclusive Recreation at ARISE and manages all recreation and camp programs which ARISE offers. 

 

Additional Staff

Tyson

Tyson Gorman

Ski School Trainer – Level 1 PSIA Certification in Mono/Bi-Ski Instruction (Since 2008)

 

 

 

Jason Cassulis

PSIA Adaptive Level 1 – Lead trainer & Developmental Disability Specialist (Since 2001)

 

 

 

Jes Sudol

Administrative Leader / Clinician and Teaching Specialist (Since 2001)

 

 

 

Corey Williams

Lead trainer & Bi Ski Specialist (Since 2010)

 

 

 

Dick Scheutzow

Trainer & Developmental Disability Specialist (Since 2005)

 

 

 

Jeff Roney

PSIA Adaptive Level 1 – Trainer & Bi Ski Specialist (Since 2012)