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SINCE 1987, The Mt. Shasta Race Association (MSRA) has been the umbrella organization for Mt. Shasta Ski & Snowboard Team (MSST), the Master’s Program, and High School Racing. We strive to promote the benefits of a community oriented mountain lifestyle by building strong skiing and riding skills and fostering a lifelong passion for winter sports. Under our guidance, athletes learn to maintain high standards for personal, athletic and academic achievement. MSRA is committed to providing the highest quality coaching and training environment. Our teams emphasize safety, fundamentals, sportsmanship, discipline, camaraderie and fun while maintaining an affordable program that will lead each athlete to reach their potential.

Our Goals:

  • Provide a program that emphasizes safety, fundamentals, teamwork, sportsmanship, camaraderie and fun.

  • Promote focus, discipline, and perseverance among athletes for their continued success in school and life.

  • Develop skiers and snowboarders who will enjoy the mountain environment their entire lives.

  • Maintain an affordable, fundamental, and progressive program that integrates the philosophies of USSA.

Mt. Shasta Race Association

Program Director / Head Coach

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“I am a product of the North State; I was raised in Mendocino and graduated from Chico State University. I began coaching ski racing with the Shasta High School Alpine Team and have been a coach with MSST for the past four years”.

Kareem has a long history of working with youth sports organizations and looks forward to bringing his passion for skiing, snowboarding and coaching to his Program Director position.

Kareem Speake

Board of Directors


Henrik Karlsson
MSRA President

Henrik joined the team to support his two daughters who grew up on the Ski Team. Henrik has served as Volunteer Coordinator and about everywhere else as needed over the years. 

Jeanne George

I learned to ski when I was in Junior High at Badger Pass in Yosemite National Park. I continued skiing with my husband and daughter. When our daughter, Val, joined the Red Bluff High Alpine Team in 1996, we volunteered and later became assistant coaches to the team for over 15 years. I also served as the Head Gatekeeper for several years of Division North II and State Championships.  Lately, I have been serving as the MSRA Treasurer and learning how to time races.  We now live in Hammond Ranch north of Mt Shasta City.

Jeanne George


Tim Williams


Kristy is a lifelong skier who assists the team using skills she learned participating in course maintenance at the Winter Olympics and on the Talon Crew at Beaver Creek FIS World Cup races. She can be found setting up, tearing down and on the podium of any local ski race.

Kristy Bond


I grew up in southern California where I did not ski.  I moved to the north state and learned to ski as an adult at Mt. Lassen Ski Park eventually moving to Fall River.  Both our kids participated in MSST Starters and Regional programs. I helped out with various events while our kids were ski racing and joined the Masters Program to improve my skiing

Debbie Mayer


Kristen Racki 

I am fairly new to Alpine skiing; taking the leap from snowboarding a few years ago to learn to ski with my family.  We have had a lot of fun skiing together & meeting new friends on the mountain.  Watching my daughters participate in the MSST programs the past several seasons has been a blast.  Both began in the Starters program & are now on to new adventures & improving skills on the Regional & All Mountain teams.  

 I bring to the MSRA Board my experience of coaching youth sports, past school board membership, participation in parent teacher organizations, knowledge of accounting & finance through my career & education, & joy of the outdoors.  I look forward to learning more about ski racing & helping the organization grow.

Tim Williams

Tim is a long time board member in order to support his daughter Sydnie who grew up with the ski team. Tim can be found skiing frontside and backcountry. 


Tanya and her husband Wayne began their participation in MSST when their oldest daughter, Dana, was a starter. Dana has achieved her Masters in Education from College of Idaho..... Tanya is the AP English teacher and head Alpine Coach at Shasta HS, where she started coaching 11 years ago. Tanya serves as the HS representative on the board. When not skiing, Tanya and Wayne enjoy mountain bike riding and white-water rafting. Tanya is a USSA level 100 coach, Wayne a level 200.

Tanya Randolph

Dr. Paul Schwartz

High School Coordinator

Dr. Paul Schwartz has been coaching high school snowboarding for over 20 years. He has won two State CNISSF snowboard championships with Shasta High School, and he has traveled with local athletes to Copper Mountain for the USASA National Championships at least three times. Athletes he has coached have won high school and national titles. 

Dr. Schwartz founded Shasta Orthopedics in Redding, where he still practices. Dr. Schwartz represents CNISSF on the board as the Division Coordinator.

Ski Coaches


Dana Randolph
Far West

Dana is the new Far West coach for MSST. She just finished her USSA level 200 this summer at Mount Hood. Dana grew up ski racing for the Mt. Shasta Ski Team, joining the team when she was six years old. Throughout her years at Mt. Shasta, she participated in the Starters, Regional, Far West, and high school programs.

Dana earned both ski and academic scholarships to The College of Idaho. During her college ski career Dana was in the top 3 in GS and Slalom in the Northwest Region, had the opportunity to compete at USCSA Regional and National Championships, won a Skier Cross Team National Championship, and was awarded a Scholar All-American Athlete award. 

After completing her own skiing career, Dana went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in elementary education, teaching credential, and Masters in the Art of Education from The College of Idaho. During this time, she also coached for the competitive team at Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation. 

Dana just moved back to Redding and is teaching first grade at Alta Mesa Elementary School. She is excited to rejoin the team that started her ski racing career as a coach and give back to the MSST community. 


Lacey Mauro
Regional Team

Lacey was born and raised in Mt. Shasta and started skiing at the age of two. At age five she entered her first race. By age 14 she moved to Squaw Valley and joined their ski team, also participating at Sugar Bowl and the Junior Olympics. From there she moved onto the U.S. Developmental Ski Team at age 15. After a career ending injury she pursued her education in San Francisco, married and moved back to Mt. Shasta to raise her family. Lacey is our Masters and Regional Team Coach; she also helps out with our Far West Team. She enjoys sharing her passion for skiing, watching her athletes learn and develop.  


Brian Santos

Brian has a very long and extensive career in all aspects of skiing:

  • Head Coach and Director for American Blind skiing association.  

  • Took 3 groups to the International Blind World Ski Championships in Europe.

  • Served as chairman of the technical subcommittee for International Blind Sports Association and disabled skiing for the IOC.

  • Mt. Shasta Ski Team coach and Ski Park learning center instructor since 1998. He also coached for College of the Siskiyous and USCSA programs.  

  • In 2005 started coaching full time for the Mt. Shasta Ski Team’s Regional and Far West Teams.

  • Served as President of the Mt. Shasta Race Association and Director of the Mt. Shasta Ski Team.

  • USSA National level 400 along with PSIA Level 2 certification.

​​Brian is currently serving as our Masters Coach and Ski Park liaison


Arley has been at the Ski Park even before it opened in 1987. He has instructed Skiing and Snowboarding from the start. He is assisting Brian Santos in coaching our Masters program.

Arley Kisling


Hello! My name is Adam, born and raised in Mt. Shasta. I’ve been skiing this mountain since I was 4 years old, and truly feel like it is the back of my hand. I found a passion for passing on my knowledge and respect of the mountain a few years ago. Through skiing so much about life and nature can be discovered. The first time I had an athlete under my guide find their true ability on the hill, was one of thee most electric and exciting moments I’ve ever had. This will be my 4th season of coaching/teaching. As always, pray for snow!

Adam Patterson

All Mountain Team


Ryan O'Malley

All Mountain Team

I was born and raised in Mammoth Lakes, CA. I started skiing at the age of 3 and grew up in the race program at Mammoth. I competed extensively in the Far West region and made it to Junior Olympics as a J3 and J2. After getting a bit burned out on racing, I joined the newly created "freeride" team that Mammoth Mountain started and I competed in halfpipe, slopestyle, big air, skier cross and big mountain competitions.  Through both alpine and freestyle competition, I was able to travel and complete across the western US and into Canada. I am grateful to have grown up in a ski community and be part of a sport that helped shape who I am today. I am now passing my lifelong love of skiing on to my children and look forward to another fun season of coaching with a great group of kids and staff at Mt Shasta.

Jeanne George

I learned to ski when I was in Junior High at Badger Pass in Yosemite National Park. I continued skiing with my husband and daughter. When our daughter, Val, joined the Red Bluff High Alpine Team in 1996, we volunteered and later became assistant coaches to the team for over 15 years. I also served as the Head Gatekeeper for several years of Division North II and State Championships.  Lately, I have been serving as the MSRA Treasurer and learning how to time races.  We now live in Hammond Ranch north of Mt Shasta City.

Jeanne George
Team Starters


Leland has a long history with High School Alpine Teams working with his wife Jeanne as volunteer and coach for the Red Bluff Alpine team. He also volunteers working with Siskiyou County Search and Rescue.

Leland George

Chris James

Chris James
All Mountain Ski

Morgan Owens
All Mountain Ski


Spencer Posl
All Mountain Ski


Spencer Adkinsson
All Mountain Ski


Blake Blomquist

Hello, my name is Blake Blomquist from Redding, CA., and a 2019 Shasta High School Graduate. I have been skiing since I was 6 years old and grew up racing as a part of the Johnsville Junior Ski Team, and racing all four years of high school. I am currently a senior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University studying to be a professional pilot. I am also an Army ROTC Cadet and will Commission in May of 2023 as a Second Lieutenant. I will head to Fort Benning, Georgia to begin my service as an Infantry Officer. During my time at Shasta High School I was team captain of the Alpine Ski Team for two years, and was named division champion my freshman year. This will be my second year coaching and have loved engaging with the next generation of ski racers and giving back to the program that helped me so much.

Ben is back! Ben is a USSA 100/PSIA Level 2 instructor. He is wonderful with kids and prepping race courses. An absolute team player and great asset to our team. 

Benjamin Osborne
All Mountain Ski

Cooper Laloli

Snowboard Coaches


Brian did most of his growing up here in Mt. Shasta. He learned to ski in the Boy Scouts organization and started snowboard in 1987. He went on to compete on snowboard in the USSA and became a sponsored racer in his 20’s. He founded the AirXpansion Paragliding Company here in Mt. Shasta and is a advanced certified instructor. He enjoys the mountain lifestyle having climbed Mt. Shasta 32 times and spending lots of time in the backcountry. He shares his passion for snowboard freeride these days with our team and is excited about coaching athletes in this sport.  

Brian Kerr
Freestyle Snowboard


Kim Hines
All Mnt. Snowboard


Ty Parks


Tyler Jardin


Jackson Schreder


Brett Knight

Race Crew


Wayne Randolph
Chief Of Course      
Chief of Race

I learned to ski at Mt. Lassen Ski Area, where I became part of the Race Team. I raced Far West in Tahoe and Saturday evening downhills at Lassen. My daughters Dana and Jenna both grew up skiing with MSST, racing through high school, and now in college. Skiing and ski racing has brought a lot of joy and friendships to our family, and I have found it such a valuable experience I love to share it with others. I've coached for Shasta High School for ten years, MSST for the last three, and organize a middle school ski/snowboard club for Boulder Creek School. I'm a level 200 USSA coach that brings a lot of experience, desire to build lifelong skiers, and love of skiing to the team.

Sean Konu

Mike Backes

Ben is back! Ben is a USSA 100/PSIA Level 2 instructor. He is wonderful with kids and prepping race courses. An absolute team player and great asset to our team. 

Benjamin Osborne



Holly is an LCSW/MSW with the state of CA when she isn't helping to move MSRA forward in a positive, organized direction. Holly is the friendly face of our program, ready to answer questions and point people in the right direction. 

Holly is adding race timing to her skill set. 

Holly Speake

Program Administrator


Mike MacAllister

Media Director

My lifetime hobby has been sports photography. I found ski racing to be a very satisfying subject, but to capture the action and color I needed to be on the course itself, up close. I worked my way onto the team by providing the athletes and parents with race photos. My self-taught skills with digital imaging and computers provided the team with someone who could build a website, fill it with media (most all the photos and videos on this website are mine) and do the “digital dirty work” needed in the background to bring the team into the modern age.

Greta de la Pedraja
Race Timing Consultant

Hola! I've been timing ski and snowboard races with MSRA for 10 seasons. I grew up in Montana skiing with my family and friends. I moved to Mount Shasta in 2003 and worked as a Forest Service Firefighter. Later I applied for the race timing job and I've learned about ski and snowboard racing through my employment and trainings. I love seeing local kids move through the program and gain confidence through ski racing. I have three children who love to ski and have taken part in the program at various times. I enjoy being part of this dynamic team dedicated to the love of the sport and supporting youth athletes.

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Like a lot of our team members Rick started with us to support his two boys who grew up on the team. Rick is our team "McGiver" always found skiing with a pack full of tools or negotiating a slope carrying a ladder or such. He has served as Chief of Course, on our Board of Directors and about everywhere else as needed. When not fixing something for us he can't be found as he is off skiing some impossible line through the trees where no one else, except his boys dare go. 

Rick Poore
"Team MacGyver"


Jenna began racing with MSST as a starter, and raced with MSST and Shasta High School through last year. Jenna is attending the University of Idaho in Moscow as a Business and Outdoor Leadership major. Jenna is preparing to race for U of I. Jenna began coaching for MSST year before last, but returned to training and racing with the Far West group her senior year. We welcome Jenna back for our Winter Camps! Jenna is also a USSA Level 100 coach.

Jenna Randolph
Camp Administrator

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