The OISA Board is comprised of volunteers who feel passionately about snowboarding and the opportunity which we provide for our members. Currently our Board consists of the following members:
President: Ben Beavon – Gorge League
Joined Board: 2013
Ben grew up in Bozeman, Montana where he coached for 7 years at Bridger Bowl. He moved to Mt. Hood and began coaching with the OISA in the fall of 2009. His winters consist of coaching the Sandy Snowboard Team as well as coaching with Timberline Freestyle and working at the Next Adventure. During the summer months he coaches for Timberline Summer Snow Camps, and fills in the off months doing new and remodel construction work. Aside from snowboarding, Ben works on old bicycles, hits jumps on new ones, and has started coaching biking as well. Snowboarding has had a very positive influence on Ben’s life in high school and since. He continues to work with the OISA because it is a great way to share the sport and the outdoors with current high school students.
Joined Board: 2009
Wilson High School Snowboard Team director/advisor.
This wil be Fred’s 7th year involved with OISA and 5th year as OISA board member. Fred also serves as the Metro League president. Fred is a professional roofing contractor and claims to be a JEDI. He can be found snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking or on his stand up paddle board in the Summer. All about the Fun!!
Secretary: Susie Shinn – Three Rivers League
Joined Board: 2013
Although I’ve never been strapped in to a board, and rarely step outside the lodge except to get to my car, I’ve been involved with High School snowboarding for six years now. When my oldest son was a freshman at Wilsonville High School, another mom and I started the program at WHS. Now my youngest son is a Sophomore, so I’m in for another three years. I’ve served as Secretary on the Three Rivers League Board for the past five years and have been League Scorekeeper for six years. I’m looking forward to being a member of the OISA Board and contributing to a program I believe in so strongly. I truly enjoy being a part of such a great organization and doing my little part to help provide this opportunity to our young snowboarding athletes
Treasurer: Cheri Dowhan – Three Rivers League
Joined Board: 2015
Bio Coming Soon
Chris Classen – Three Rivers League
Joined Board: 2012
I’m a board sport enthusiast. I’ve been snowboarding since the late 80′ and still can’t get enough. What can I say I just love to shred. Looking forward to a great snow season.
Paul Spillan – Southern League
Joined Board: 2013
Paul started skiing at age 4 and finally was able to convince his parents to let him snowboard at age 14. He rode all over California and in 2006 he settled in Southern Oregon and started working at Mt. Ashland as part of the park crew. In 2008 he became the Terrain Park Supervisor. Paul has always focused on progression of our younger riders to help them become great ambassadors for our sport. He began coaching with the OISA 2012 and is excited to be a part of such and amazing organization dedicated to the kids.
Daniele Grigsby – Gorge
Joined Board: 2014
Bio coming soon
Lisa Reid – Sunset Leauge
Joined Board: 2016
Lisa started boarding in the mid 80’s at Mt. Ashland where she was frequently stranded at the top of the run while a liftie borrowed her board for a trial run to see how it worked. Her winters are spent on the snow and summers find her backpacking, hiking, and camping. To support these habits, she is a teacher for deaf and hard of hearing students throughout Yamhill County. Lisa raised a Boa Constrictor named Joey that grew to six feet long. She never did get Sea-Monkeys. She can roll her tongue and roll her ‘R’s but she can’t whistle. She loves cinnamon bears and is the only person in the known world who does not drink coffee. Her claim to fame is that she set her school’s flex arm hang record in 5th grade.
Jamie Krueger – Sunset League
Joined Board 2015
Jamie’s grandparents met in the ’30s riding in the back of an ambulance up Loveland Pass in Colorado and made sure that their children and grandchildren spent as much time on the mountain as possible. It was on one of those trips in the mid 80s that they paid for a snowboard lesson and rental. Fortunately trying (and failing) to ride a poma lift on a snowboard wasn’t traumatizing enough to scare him off completely. Unfortunately it wasn’t until 2 years later that he was able to give it another go, this time much more successfully. After a couple of seasons instructing in Big Bear in the 90s, Jamie moved back to Colorado, then within a couple of years had the opportunity to relocate to Portland for work and hasn’t looked back. The mountains of the Pacific Northwest breeds riders with an amazing style, and although Jamie has none of that, he’s excited to be working with the OISA to help develop our young men & women into confident riders that find fun in all of our conditions and challenges.