ASC TRAINING CENTER
Board of Directors
Glenn grew up on a cattle ranch in Alturas, CA where he learned to alpine ski at the local Cedar Pass Ski Hill. He attended UNR where he was on the alpine ski team until his move to cross country in his last year of college in 1972. Glenn and his wife Edith developed and managed Kirkwood Cross Country from 1973-1985 and Tahoe Donner Cross Country from 1985-1992. Glenn was first affiliated with Auburn Ski Club leading cross country ski tours around Castle Peak, and coaching Far West junior cross country skiers beginning in the mid 70s. He was a member of the 1980 Olympic Biathlon Team and was inducted into the UNR Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002. Glenn was the program director of the ASC Biathlon program from 2010-2019. He previously served on the ASC Board of Directors from 1984 to 2015.
Guy Hodgdon, President
Guy started skiing as a young teenager in Pennsylvania, then slowly made his way west living and skiing in Arizona, Colorado, and now California. Residing in Auburn, Guy has been active with ASC since 2010 and has become an Alpine and Nordic Official. He enjoys watching his daughter’s alpine races for her high school, Farwest, and college. Guy works as a Director of Professional Services for a software company based out of Petaluma.
Allison grew up in the Sierra Foothills with skiing as a major family activity. She started skiing at 2 1/2 and hasn’t stopped since. Throughout her youth, Allison skied for ASC with her proudest skiing achievements being that she was named to the Alpine Far West Junior Olympic Ski team three times, and that she helped teach her own kids to love skiing and racing.
Now Allison is an attorney in Auburn, an active volunteer for ASC and other non-profit organizations, a wife and mom that loves to cheer on her own boys when they are racing down the slopes. Allison has been an athlete, coach, volunteer and parent with ASC which gives her a unique perspective that she can use in her board service.
Bill Sterling, secretary
Bill grew up in Davis, CA where he started cross country skiing on the Davis High School team, and then went onto ski at a cross country ski academy. He is a past president of Far West Nordic Ski Association, was a coach for Truckee middle and high school cross country ski teams and has worked with many of the Far West Junior National teams. Two of his sons grew up through the ASC Nordic programs, so he is looking forward to giving back to ASC and helping to grow future programs. Bill has been involved with the business side of skiing for 40+ years.
PAUL VIOLETT, TREASURER
Paul and his wife Michele lived in Yuba County for 33 years where they raised three active children. All three competed in Nordic skiing in High School and represented Auburn Ski Club and Farwest at numerous Junior Nationals. Two of his kids, Zach and Phillip, received athletic scholarships from the University of Alaska, and Northern Michigan University, respectively. Paul and Michele started back country skiing in 1979 while attending UC Davis and still enjoy exploring the back country today.
As timberland manager, Paul is involved in all aspects of the daily management of Soper-Wheeler Companies forest and rangelands. The company’s lands are distributed through four coastal counties in Northern California. Paul has been with Soper-Wheeler Company since 1986 and has had experience in the full suite of disciplines noted above. Previously, he was employed by the California Department of Forestry where he worked at Mountain Home State Demonstration Forest in the Southern Sierra Nevada.
Paul is a former Board Member and past President of the California Licensed Foresters Association. In 2012, Paul served as Chairman of the California Forestry Association. Currently, he serves as Secretary and member of the Board of Directors for the California Forest Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to public education about forestry.
Former Board Members
JEFF HAMILTON (1966-2023), PRESIDENT
Jeff Hamilton was born and raised in Auburn, California, spending every winter weekend driving to Boreal with his family to train gates with the Auburn Ski Club.
Soon after graduating from St. Mary’s College, Jeff entered a Speed Skiing Race at Kirkwood foregoing gates altogether. Seven races later, he won the bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France. His career in speed skiing spanned 10 years, highlighted by four World Championship titles, one World Record (150 mph) and the infamous designation, World’s Fastest Non-Motorized Crash (151 mph).
Upon selling his ski shop, Hamilton Sports, which he co-owned and operated for five years in Aspen, he and his wife Carolyn returned to Tahoe with their young daughters to be nearer family and closer to the mountains he loved.
Throughout his athletic career, Jeff learned that being effective requires focus, commitment, and character. In 2002, he applied these qualities to his real estate business and quickly became one of Lake Tahoe’s most successful brokers. In 2011, he became the founding managing broker of Sierra Sotheby’s and helped the company grow from six agents and one office to more than 100 agents and eight offices throughout the Tahoe region. In 2018, Jeff joined forces with Breck Overall and founded Overall & Hamilton, Lake Tahoe’s top-producing real estate team.
In Jeff’s free time, he regularly goes Nordic skiing with his daughters and wife. They also enjoy many other outdoor recreational activities like hiking on the summit and cycling in the off seasons. Jeff is a devoted member of the local community, serving as the President of the Auburn Ski Club, and working for the Lands Committee of the Truckee Donner Land Trust.