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

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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

Treasurer

Tim Williams

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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

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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

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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. 

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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

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Dana Randolph
Far West

Dana is the new Far West coach for MSST. 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. 

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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.  

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Brian Santos
Masters

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

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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.

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I am from Yreka CA, and have been skiing Mt. Shasta and Ashland since I was 3 years old. Within the last few years I have worked as a ski instructor at Mt. Shasta, and discovered that I love working with people to advance their skills and increase their level of enjoyment on the mountain. Skiing is my greatest passion, and my goal this year is to share and pass along this passion with as many skiers as possible. 

Isaiah Solus

All Mountain Team

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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

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I was born and raised in Redding and when I’m not studying I spend most of my freetime outdoors. I've competed at the state level in 4 different sports including alpine. I was on the mount shasta ski team when I was younger. I then raced in highschool for my junior and senior year and enjoyed every second of it. I look forward to skiing like crazy with the next batch of athletes.

Nicholas Lindsay
All Mountain Team

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Audrey Vierra

Team Starters

I have been participating and ski racing for Mt. Shasta Ski Team since I was six years old. I have grown up with this program, traveling to the mountains every weekend to ski and am so excited to be working my second year of coaching! In the summers, I am a swim instructor for younger children and a life guard as well. I have a strong passion for working with kids and am so excited to be meeting new people and skiing with them! I love teaching new skills and having fun along the way. Skiing is such a passion of mine and I will be praying for snow as the season arrives!

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Jorga Cooper
Team Starters

Jeanne George

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Team Starters

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.

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Leland George
Team Starters

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Wayne Randolph

Training Instructor

Substitute Instructor

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.

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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
"Coach at Large"

Snowboard Coaches

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Sandy Speake
All Mtn. Snowboard Freeride

MSST would like to welcome Sandy Speake as our All Mountain Snowboard Coach! Sandy is 23, a senior at Chico State studying Environmental Science with an emphasis in hydrology. Sandy graduated from Shasta HS in Redding, where he raced for their Alpine Team for 4 years, and raced USASA for the last 3 of those years. He won the North Division HS in both is junior and senior years. Sandy has done more freestyle riding and split boarding since graduating. Welcome!

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Jenna Randolph

Ski

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.

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Brian Kerr
All Mtn. Snowboard Freeride

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.  

Holiday Camp Coaches

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Sydnie Williams
Ski

Sydnie is on of our Ski Team Kids, starting with us at the age of six. Growing up with excellent coaching and a strong competitive spirt she excelled at ski racing and all around snow sports. She can be seen in the backcountry or even on a snowboard occasionally. She is currently attending college in Montana but comes back to coach for us during the holidays. 

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Cooper is another one of our Ski Team Kids. Cooper started racing young and with coaching and hard work became CNISSF High School State Champion in 2020. "Coop" returns on the holidays to coach our Holiday Camp. He is attending college in Arizona. 

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Ski

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Marc Speake

Snowboard

Marc grew up jumping into the high school race training line as a 7th grader, and raced 4 years of high school and USASA. Marc took 4th in GS at the CA state championships, then 4th in the USCSA Collegiate Championships at Jackson Hole as a freshman for Sierra Nevada University. He has coached for MSST and has been a snowboard instructor at Diamond Peak. Marc is studying Resort and Ski Park Management and Outdoor Leadership, while training with the Auburn Ski Club.

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Colin Cooper
Ski

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Triston Osborne
Ski

Race Crew

Sean Konu

Chief Of Course

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Benjamin Osborne

Ben is on hiatus this year, but we hope he will rejoin us next year. Ben is a USSA 100/PSIA 2 who is wonderful with kids and prepping courses. 

Staff

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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 Speake

Program Administrator

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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 (all the photos and almost of the videos on this website are mine) and do the “digital dirty work” needed in the background to bring the team into the modern age.

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.

Greta de la Pedraja

Race Timer