Leigh Sheldrake
Head Coach

Leigh raced up to the NorAm level and has coached all levels of ski racing, from Youth Ski League up to World Championship-level athletes. Competing in the Waterski World Cup he gained valuable knowledge in training/recovery and mental aspects of the sport.
Leigh is Level 1 certified with US Ski and Snowboard;  holds  CPR/first aid;  SafeSport;   Race Referee qualifications, and was the Chief of Course for the 1996 Breckenridge World Cup.

Chris Potvin
Age Class
Chris was born and raised in Aspen and started out as a junior ski racer with the Aspen Ski Club. Over the years, he progressed to spend two years on the US Ski Team specializing in slalom, before proceeding on to race NCSA for CMC and NCAA for the University of Denver. 
Chris has been involved with the Sunlight Winter Sports Club and Buddy Werner programs since the 2015-2016 season.


Ben Sarno
Youth Ski League
Ernie Mack
Youth Ski League
Jake Gentry
Jake grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley and started in the Sunlight Buddy Werner program at 5. After 6 years of competitive racing, he set his sights on what the mountains had to offer outside the race course and made the transition to freestyle skiing for the Aspen Valley Ski Club. Throughout the next 6 years, Jake would go on to compete nationally in a variety of disciplines including Slope-Style, Halfpipe, and Skier-cross. Now back at Sunlight, as a coach for the newly introduced All-Mountain Team, Jake will share his passion for skiing and love for his hometown mountain with young athletes looking to explore and better themselves as all around skiers.  
Karsyn Everett
Karsyn has been skiing since she moved to the Roaring Fork Valley when she was seven years old. She skied with AVSC for three years where she competed in Moguls, Aerials, and Big Air. Karsyn competed in the 2013 junior nationals in both Aerials and Big Air before retiring from competitive skiing to ski for fun. Her hobbies now include most anything to do with the outdoors whether that be hiking, skiing, fly-fishing, or backpacking, she loves to play in the mountains!