Board

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:

Executive Board

President: Chris Classen – Three Rivers
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.

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Vice President: Sam Grant – Sunset
Joined Board: 2011
I grew up outside of Chicago, where riding down actual mountains was not a legitimate option. After driving to the local mountain (a hill with 300 feet of vertical) weekly, I packed up and moved to Breckenridge. After teaching snowboarding in Breckenridge for six years, I made the move to Portland. I fell for Mt. Hood immediately. I worked for Greasebus (R.I.P.) for two years, have been coaching Forest Grove for the past three years, and have been on the OISA board for two years.

Secretary: Bill Chin – Independent
Joined Board: 2009
Avid snowboarder 14 years now, but was a skier for 20 years before I switched over.  Serving as your OISA Board Secretary since 2009.  I am also the Metro League President since 2009 and led the Wilson High School Team for several years in the past while both my daughters Cristina and Andrea competed in the OISA.  See you on the slopes, most likely in the steeps and tree runs in Heather Canyon!  When I’m not snowboarding, I’m an IT Project Manager for US Bank. “Bill is the glue that keeps the OISA together!”~Chip

Treasurer: Molly Dober – Sunset
Joined Board: 2012
 

Members At Large

Susie Shinn – Three Rivers
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 Freshman, so I’m in for another four years. I’ve served as Secretary on the Three Rivers League Board for the past four years and have been League Scorekeeper for five 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.

Fred Miller – Metro
Joined Board: 2009
Wilson High School Snowboard Team director/advisor
5th year involved with OISA
Metro Pres. This year
3rd year as OISA board member (at large)

Professional Roofing contractor/JEDI
Snowboard in the winter/ Mtn.Bike the Summer

All about the Fun!!

Ben Beavon – Gorge
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 Mountain Shop. During the summer months he coaches for Mt. Hood Summer Ski and Snowboard 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.

Paul Spillan – Southern
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.

Ryan Burglehaus – Sunset
Joined Board: 2013
I took up snowboarding primarily to ride with my kids when they wanted to try it out. I was hooked within the first couple of times up on the mountain. I love being part of the OISA and helping provide a great opportunity for high schoolers to enjoy a great sport. Oh, and I’m a big fan of afros and cats!