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To maintain your Certification status, the APP requires that the Certified member participate as a Judge at Mid Winter or Spring Clinic at least every year.  There are many opportunities for Judging in every discipline each and every year.  Every discipline has a Head Judge as well as up to two Assistant Head Judges to each discipline. The filling of Head and Assistant Judge positions are shared by the Criteria Coordinator with the APP Board for final approval. The Head and Assistant Judges assist the Criteria Coordinator in keeping their disciplines current. The areas of focus are Written and Practical Tests along with Criteria and the Study Guide. Certified Patrollers interested in Judging, especially in any of the vacancies identified OPEN below,  should contact the Criteria Coordinator, Michael Nolen.

A special thanks in advance to all of the Certified Patrollers who volunteer their time and efforts in the roles of Head and Assistant Judges as well as Judges at the many Clinics to be held this coming season.

The 2014-2015 Judges are as follows - for all OPEN positions,
contact the APP Criteria Coordinator if interested:       

1. Avalanche Rescue 
            Head Judge: Andrew Longstreth (Crystal Mt, WA)
             Assistant Judges: Randy Boyd (Mt. Shasta Ski Park, CA), Richard Walther (Stevens Pass, WA),  Andy Johnson                                  (Heavenly Valley. CA)
   2.  Avalanche Science and Evaluation
            Head Judge:  Mattly Trent (Bear Valley, CA)
             Assistant Judges:  John "Moose" Millslagle (Mt. Bachelor, OR) 
and OPEN

    3.  Explosives (used in Avalanche Control)
            Head Judge: OPEN
            Assistant Judges: Chris Aguirre (Bear Valley, CA)

    4. Hill Safety

            Head Judge: Ted Talboy (Bear Valley, CA)
            Assistant Judges: Scott Sutter (Mt. Rose) and OPEN
   5. Medical
            Head Judge: Rick Mjelde (Mt. Bachelor, OR)
            Assistant Judges: Charlie Tabano (Mt. Rose, CA) and Chris Brixey (Stevens Pass, WA) 
   6. Risk Management
            Head Judge: OPEN
            Assistant Judges: Patty Giebel (Snow Summit, CA) and David Galson (Sugar Bowl, CA)

   7. Rope Rescue 
            Head Judge: Devin Hiemstra (Mt. Rose, CA)
            Assistant Judges: Jim Otto (Snow Summit, CA) and Keith Tatsukawa (Northstar, CA)
   8.  Skiing/Snowboarding/Telemarking
             Head Judge: Bo Yule (Sugar Bowl, CA)
             Assistant Judges: Leif Hansen (Mt. Shasta, CA) and OPEN
   9. Toboggans
            Head Judge: Tom Caldwell (Snow Summit, CA.)
            Assistant Judges: Zak Johnston (Sierra at Tahoe, CA) and OPEN

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