Eneguess, Sandy

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Head Alpine Ski Coach

Johnson State College
Level 500 USSA international coaches academy

Sandy, a native of Peterborough, started skiing at age 3. He started skiing on the Peterborough high school ski team as a 7th grader through a special exception.  At age 15 he also began competing in canoeing and kayaking placing in the top 3 in the US Nationals in three different canoeing events.

In 1979, he turned ski professional and raced on the American Pro Ski Tour throughout the US, Canada and Europe. He began coaching while still racing with Lathrop ski camps and the Norwegian Development team. After knee reconstruction surgery in early 1983, Sandy turned to ski area management. At Temple Mountain he installed NH’s first Quad chairlift, lights and snow making. He was instrumental in uniting the NH ski areas into one marketing and lobbying group as Ski NH, serving seven years as president of the organization as well as representing small ski areas on the National Ski Area Association. He received life-time leadership achievement awards from Ski NH and NSAA (National Ski Area Associations).

In 1998, he returned to his roots as a ski coach immediately earning the highest available international coaching credentials. He has coached for the US Ski team national development summer camps in Norway. He coached at Cannon, was head coach and program director at Waterville Valley and at Proctor Academy where he was the head women’s FIS coach. He was able to coach both his daughters as they raced during their NH school years taking them to Austria, Canada and France for training. He has organized and coached at preparatory ski camps in France, Canada and Chile.

Sandy loves the life sport of skiing which he believes teaches kids to be self-reliant and to generally make good choices while also exposing them to other cultures and the harsh lessons taught by mother nature.

Johnson State College; Level 500 USSA international coaches academy; holds various licenses in the construction industry

What teacher has had the greatest impact on you? Why were they special?  Mitch McLaughlin, a visiting professor at Johnson State College - an innovative designer who worked with Big Surf, a recreational wave facility in Arizona and Stratton Mountain Ski Area. He epitomized thinking outside the box and empowered self-confidence and self-reliance.

How would your friends describe you in three words? hardworking, enthusiastic and "MacGyver"

What is your favorite course you have taken in high school or college? Ski Area and Recreation Facilities Management

What is your favorite place on campus and why? On the ski trails and ski jump where I spent many race days before high school.

I am most happy when... I am outdoors working on our farm.

What mistake have you made that ended up leading to a positive outcome? Missing the wedding and arriving late to the reception where I met my future wife, Sally.

If I had a free afternoon I would... go paddling or go walking in the woods.

What is your favorite outdoor activity? Skiing.

Pierpont, Dylan

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B.S. Natural Resources Management and Policy - Paul Smith's College

I was born in Vermont and raised in New Hampshire by a teacher and a public defender. Most of my boyhood was spent fishing along the banks of the Connecticut River and in fifth grade I became a woodworking student under the tutelage of a professional cabinet maker who happened to be my neighbor. 

I first experienced boarding school life as a high school student at Vermont Academy and then went on to study at Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks. I left with a degree in Natural Resource Management and Policy and a minor in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. I made my way back to New England to be close to my family. 

I have been a part of the Dublin community for some time now and am excited for the opportunity to share my passion of workmanship with students of my own. I am happy to help cultivate a sense of accomplishment and pride that comes with making something with one's own hands from start to finish. There's nothing better than being a part of the close knit community of the Dublin School and I'm so glad to be rooted here with my fiance and our son. 

What book has made you think the most?  Reading the Forested Landscape by Tom Wessels is a must read for anyone interested in a deeper investigation of the woods.

What teacher has had the greatest impact on you? Why were they special?  Jim Merritt is a master cabinet maker and was my neighbor growing up. He took me under his wing when I was ten years old and taught me how to work with wood. He's a stern man with a quiet wit. He pushed me to think for myself and troubleshoot when I had technical questions. I've continued to take classes with him through adulthood. There's something special about having a mentor that has witnessed you through many life stages.

 What is your favorite place on campus and why?   My favorite place on campus is the Whitney Boathouse. It is situated on Dublin Lake looking directly at Mt. Monadnock. It is a special place to watch a sunset and always relaxes the mind.

If I had a free afternoon I would...  Go for a hike in the woods with my son, throw a line in Dublin Lake, and turn a midnight burl in the woodshop.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?  Pond hockey and anything that gets me outside.