2020-2022: Shelley Daniel
(Orlando Ski & Travel Club)
2018-2020: Phil Reed
2016-2018: Linda Walker
2014-2016: Toufic Moumne
2011-2014: Clair Quenzler
2010-2011: Laurie Vest
2008-2010: Diane Peavy
2006-2008: Michelle Moskowitz
2004-2006: Bob Kendall
2002-2004: Kim Miller
2000-2002: Hank Rhawn
1998-2000: Jim Nicholas
1996-1998: Bob Thompson
1994-1996: Al Desilet
1992-1994: Lenny Indianer
1990-1992: Bob Davis
1988-1990: Pauline Boravicka
1986-1988: Tim Gaskins
1983-1986: Fred Wasserman
Igrew up in the snowy Northeast but never skied. It wasn’t until I met my husband, a Florida native, that I started skiing and fell in love with the sport and the mountains. Our first two trips to Banff and Steamboat were with a small group of friends.
Then when we moved to Jacksonville in 2004, we quickly joined the Jacksonville Ski Club. We’ve enjoyed one or two trips per year with the club since joining. I also actively became involved with the club through trip leader positions and board positions from Membership, Marketing, Trips VP, and President.
Over the years, I’ve attended most of the Florida Ski Council meetings and I am honored to be a part of this wonderful group. I’ve made life long friends through my local club and the council.
I have an active career in real estate. In addition to my business and JSC & FSC responsibilities, I enjoy working out, cooking, hanging out with friends, and traveling.
As we like to say in Jacksonville: Friends, Fun, Snow, and Sun!
First Vice President
I grew up in the beautiful state of North Carolina. While in college I learned how to ski at Beech and Sugar Mountains. Those hills seem pretty tiny now compared to the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Wasach range and the Alps! These are the areas I’ve been blessed to ski since joining the Space Coast Ski & Travel Club in 1992. After our very first trip to Snowmass, my husband and I were hooked on traveling with the club.
My husband became involved as a Trip Leader and club officer first. We started attending Florida Ski Council (FSC) meetings in the late '90s and learned there was a network of winter sports enthusiasts all across the state. I became a Trip Leader in 2007 and a club officer in 2008. All three of our children learned to snowboard on club trips. The part I have enjoyed the most about club and FSC trips is the friendships we have made while skiing and traveling.
I am honored to serve on the FSC Executive Committee. This fine group of people works diligently to plan trips that unite the (15) member clubs in enjoying my favorite sport. Now that I have retired from my career as a Speech/Language Pathologist, I have even more time to travel and ski!
Second Vice President
My dad first took me skiing when I was seven years old and I remember bragging to my second-grade classmates about the adventure. We would rise early in the morning for the drive from Queens, New York, to meet up with the Brooklyn cousins, arriving up at Catamount when the lifts opened. Later as a young adult, I rented a share in a house in the Catskills next to the “happening” Hunter Mountain and moved in for the winter. It was exciting!
A few years later at the ripe old age of 24, I grew bored living on Long Island. I packed up my Dodge van, took a month road trip and landed in a hostel on The Hill in Boulder, Colorado. I secured a bartending job in a small ski resort called Eldora. Life was great, but I did miss all my family and friends back home. After two years, I returned to New York City to finish my education at New York University. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Film & Television, I got a job at NBC and met my husband. Unfortunately, my now ex-husband never took to skiing, but I introduced my three-year-old son to the sport and made him my new ski buddy.
When my son left for collage, I left a successful business career and moved to Naples, Florida. I became a real estate Broker Associate, but something was missing. My ski buddy was preoccupied with his own life and I had resorted to taking ski vacations on my own. Three years after my arrival in Naples I found the Naples Ski Club (now the SWFL Ski & Travel Club). Within 6 months, I became the club’s Treasurer and attended my first Florida Ski Council meeting. Since then I have served as my club’s Director of Trips, Web Master and President, and have been a Trip Leader for various national and international ski trips.
Skiing is not only a sport it is a lifestyle that includes the people with whom you ski and the memories that are made. Many thanks to the Florida Ski Council for creating opportunities for so many people to experience skiing at the best resorts for the best value. I look forward to serving on the Executive Committee and creating fantastic new memories!
Iam a native Floridian and lifelong resident of St Petersburg. More specifically, I was born and raised in St. Pete and have never left, having benefitted from attending both college and Law school within 6 or 7 miles from home. The longest I have been away from “home” at any one time is 6 weeks. I am an owner/partner of a law firm and practice over a large part of the state.
I learned to ski in 1986 at Snowbird – quite a mountain to learn on! In fact, that was the first time I saw a bunch of snow. I have been a member of the Tampa Bay Snow Skiers and Boarders since 1996. I assisted as a leader for the first time in 1999 on a trip to Big Sky. Since then, I have led many trips for the club, including a couple of Florida Ski Council (FSC) trips to Steamboat and the 2017 FSC trip to Japan. I’ve skied all over out west, Canada, France, and as mentioned, Japan. I have served on the TBSSB board in just about every capacity (Catalog Director, Newsletter Director, Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, and President). I currently serve as past president and am on the trip committee.
I’ve enjoyed attending FSC Meetings over the past several years and have met many wonderful individuals from other clubs. I have served on various committees of the FSC, including the By Laws Committee, Lodging Committee, Election Committee and Membership Committee. I am stoked to serve on the FSC Executive Committee as Treasurer.
In my free time, I enjoy road bicycling, exercising, boating, traveling, and cooking. If you are ever in my wonderful city, feel free to drop me a line.
linda rae white
Go snow skiing… are you crazy?!!!”
That was my reaction when some of my friends from a local sports car club in Jacksonville, FL, suggested we try this sport. But this Florida native who at the time was in her early 30’s, actively involved in amateur auto racing and had yet to see snow, decided “why not!” So, with not much money to spend, off we went to North Carolina.
All I can say is that it’s a good thing we stayed an entire week, since it took me three days just to learn how to stop, not to mention the children’s ski school group that I slid into, knocking over like bowling pins. Not to worry, they were all fine, and had to help ME get out from under the parked snowmobile that I slid under! Although perhaps sounding calamitous, in that one week I absolutely fell in love with the sport and the entire winter ski experience.
Many years later a job transfer brought me to Orlando, where I had no friends or family. Thankfully I found the Orlando Ski Club, met some great people, have traveled on many wonderful trips and made long-lasting friendships. Being in a ski club has allowed me to ski not only at many U.S. resorts, but also international destinations.
I have been active in the Orlando Ski and Travel Club since joining, and currently serve as the club's Parliamentarian. I was elected to the Florida Ski Council Executive Committee (EC) as Secretary in 2012 and have served in every EC position up to my present position as immediate Past President. I am retired after 35+ years in the financial services industry, and live with my fiancée in Volusia County, enjoying our dog child, Bailey.
Director of Bids
Thirteen degrees below zero! – My first day on skis and I loved it. I took to it like a “duck takes to water.” That happened in the early 80s when I was in my early 30s. Since 1997, I’ve been on many of my Tampa club’s trips and numerous Florida Ski Council trips. While assigned in Germany with the U.S. Army from 1993-1996, I was an active member of the Patch Ski Club of Stuttgart.
In August of 2000, I officially retired in Tampa from the Army after 28 years of active service as a communications officer in the Signal Corps. Upon my retirement, my wife Karen and I decided to stay in Florida and make Tampa our home.
Soon after retiring, I volunteered to serve our townhouse community and served as President and Chairman of the Board of my homeowners’ association, as well as the community manager, and finally as treasurer in later years. I gave up those extensive duties and decided to devote my time to my not-for-profit ski club, the Tampa Bay Snow Skiers & Boarders (TBSSB), one of the 15 ski clubs in our Council. My educational background includes many military schools, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. I have served as Assistant Treasurer/Treasurer, Social/Publicity Director, Vice President, and two years as President of TBSSB, as well as the FSC Delegate for my final two years which included the Past President position. I still plan to lead some awesome trips for my club while serving on the FSC Executive Committee.
I’ve been a part of the Florida Ski Council “Executive Committee” (commonly spoken as the “board”) by serving two years each as Treasurer, Second Vice President, First Vice President, President and the last two years as Past President of the Council.
In my eleventh & twelfth years, I’m looking forward to serving and contributing my knowledge and wisdom as the Director of Bids of the Florida Ski Council these next two seasons.