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. In the fall of each year, the Board appoints a Head Judge as well as up to two Assistant Head Judges to each discipline. The Head Judge assists with the educational curriculum, as well as ensuring that Judges are available at every Mid Winter Clinic and the Spring Clinic. Certified Patrollers interested in Judging, especially in any of the vacancies identified OPEN below, contact the Criteria Coordinators, Mike Nolen or CJ Svela.
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 2013-2014 Judges are as follows:
1. Avalanche Rescue (Beacon Search)- Head Judge: Andrew Longstreth (Crystal
Assistant Head Judges: Randy Boyd (Mt. Shasta Ski Park)
Richard Walther (Stevens Pass)
2. Avalanche Science - Head Judge: OPEN - Contact Criteria Committee if
Assistant Head Judges: John "Moose" Millslagle (Mt. Bachelor)
Mattly Trent (Bear Valley)
3. Explosives - OPEN - Contact Criteria Committee if interested!
Assistant Judges : Chris Aguirre (Bear Valley)
OPEN - Contact Criteria Committee if interested!
4. Hill Safety - Ted Talboy (Bear Valley)
Assistant Judges: Leif Hansen (Mt. Shasta)
Kevin Collings (Red River)
5. Medical - Rick Mjelde (Mt. Bachelor)
Assistant Judges: Chris Brixey (Stevens Pass)
Charlie Tabano (Mt. Rose)
6. Risk Management - Ray Irvin (Mt. Bachelor)
Assistant Judges: Patty Giebel (Big Bear Mt.) David Galson (Sugar Bowl)
7. Rope Rescue - Devin Hiemstra (Mt. Rose)
Assistant Judges: Jim Otto (Snow Summit)
Keith Tatsukawa (Squaw Valley)
8. Skiing/Boarding/Telemarking - Mark Brown (Snow Summit)
Assistant Judges: Drew Clendenden (Mt. Bachelor)
Bo Yule (Sugar Bowl)
Leif Hansen (Mt. Shasta)
9. Toboggans - Bob Spittler (Mt. Bachelor)
Assistant Judges: Tom Caldwell (Snow Summit),
Zak Johnston (Sierra at Tahoe)
Jim Simons (China Peak)