Meet Ski New Hampshire
Though we represent a total of 34 alpine and cross country ski areas, the team behind the scenes at Ski New Hampshire is just three awesome ladies holding down the fort and promoting skiing and riding in the Granite State. To celebrate the birth of Ski New Hampshire’s blog, we wanted to introduce ourselves.
Jessyca Keeler, Executive Director
The Keeler family—Harrison (left), Greg (center left), Stella, (center right) and Jessyca, (right)—taking a much needed summer vacation.
I’ve been with Ski NH since: May 2014
I got into the ski industry because: I moved to Lake Placid to be in a band with my brother and some other guys after graduating from St. Lawrence University. The marketing director at Whiteface needed an assistant, and I apparently fit the part, despite my lack of any marketing experience. It didn’t take long to realize how fun it could be, and I’ve been involved in skiing and tourism pretty much ever since.
When I’m not skiing or snowboarding, you’ll find me: Well, I spend most of my free time driving my kids around. That said, I’ve got a ton of other hobbies that I rarely have time for, such as dancing (tap, ballet, Argentine tango), running, playing the bass guitar, fencing, writing, practicing my rally driving skills, and constantly redoing my perennial gardens, to name a few.
Karolyn Castaldo, Communications & Marketing Manager
Karolyn and Remy take in the views at the Mount Washington Observatory.
I’ve been with Ski NH since: April 2017
I got into the ski industry because: I took on the role of snow reporter right after graduating from the University of Denver, vowing that I would only spend one season in the mountains before getting a “real job.” Fast-forward to today, and though my job has changed, I’m still psyched as ever for my favorite time of year.
When I’m not skiing, you’ll find me: talking way too much about my rescue dog—seriously, go look up #rufflifeofRemy—as well as devouring books, pasta, and beer. I also love to hike and paddleboard!
Kathleen Harrigan, Office Coordinator
Kathleen (right) with the Cannon Mountain yeti at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo.
I’ve been with Ski NH since: October 2015
I got into the ski industry because: I’m a snowboarder and have worked in the outdoor retail industry for many years. I was lucky to be nearby when Ski NH needed some help two falls ago!
When I’m not skiing or snowboarding, you’ll find me: camping, biking, kayaking, and cross country skiing, all while trying to catch my husband and two sons who are ahead of me!