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Ski Team Leadership and Staff

Tommy Biesemeyer
Tommy Biesemeyer, Director of Skiing

Biesemeyer joins Northwood after a storied racing career and 15 years of alpine racing, training, and coaching experience. A resident of Keene, New York, and known within the ski community as "B.Z.," Biesemeyer began skiing at the age of three and had his first race at age seven when he joined the New York Ski Education Foundation (NYSEF) program at Whiteface Mountain. At 12, Biesemeyer competed in J3 and J4 races but always had sights set on the U.S. Ski Team. A victory at the '03 Junior Olympics started him down that path, and he then made his World Cup debut in 2010 and the Olympic Team in 2018. 

Thomas Vonn
Thomas Vonn, U19 Head Alpine Men's FIS Coach, Northwood/NYSEF

Vonn has had success at the highest levels internationally for the past decade as both an athlete and a coach. He graduated from Northwood School in 1994 and is a member of the school's Fullerton Wall of Recognition. From 1997 until 2005, Vonn was a member of the U.S. Ski team competing on the World Cup circuit and in the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Following his retirement from competition, Vonn served as the primary coach for World Cup and Olympic Champion Lindsey Vonn. During his time coaching, Lindsey won multiple World Cup titles and Olympic medals including a Gold Medal in the downhill at the Vancouver Games. Additionally, Vonn served as a consultant with the U.S. Ski Team and coached aspiring World Cup and Olympic athletes from the United States and several other nations.

Raychel Germaine
Raychel Germaine, Director of Ski Operations

Raychel is joining Northwood as the Director of Ski Operations. At the age of 14, Raychel began traveling from her hometown of Roswell, GA, to Lake Placid, NY, to train and compete in the sport of Luge. She competed internationally for the United States Luge team for eight years. After becoming Junior National Champion in 2014, Germaine was named to the National Team, where she later competed at the World Cup/World Championship level. After retiring from Luge, she proceeded to obtain her BS in Nutrition from Arizona State University. Raychel loves to cook and enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and miniature dachshund Ziggy.  

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