MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND OUR MISSION
Founder and President
Founder and President Ashley "Uhu" Teren holds a Masters Degree in Education, USSA Coaches 100, and is a Level III PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) instructor. She strives to ski and give back to lesser known snowy regions of the globe. Ashley grew up ski racing in Utah and finished her high school education in Islamabad, Pakistan. She spent her college and graduate school years in Hawaii where she became an accomplished spear-fisher and completely forgot about skiing. Upon her return to the US mainland, after a 15 year break from skiing, she wholeheartedly immersed herself in the industry by skiing every month of the year, ski/summiting peaks in the summer, and honing her PSIA and USSA credentials in the winter. Ashley now resides in Sunriver, Oregon; she splits her time teaching skiing at Mt Bachelor, Oregon and Jackson Hole, Wyoming . Using frequent flyer miles Ashley travels to shadowy corners of the globe to discover new cultures, new lines, and creative ways to give back to local communities.
DR. LYNN MORGAN
Board Member and Treasurer
Dr. Lynn Morgan Stonebreaker was born on Cape Cod and first lived on Wychmere Harbor in Harwichport, MA. Her father was one of the WW II Tenth Mountain Division, aka Ski Troopers, and he had Lynn on skis at age two; first skiing the golf courses on the Cape, and later at his Ski Trooper buddie’s mountains, like Mt.
Cranmore in NH. When Lynn was twelve, her Dad bought his own ski mountain with a couple of friends and that’s when the fun began. They skied every day and night! Lynn truly believes that growing up on a mountain, outside with nature, should be enjoyed by all children. She brought her children up that same way skiing in VT and competitively racing across the country, taking family ski vacations around the world and enjoying new cultures.
is the owner, designer, and maker of the jewelry for the Soul and Spirit Jewelry studio. She has been designing and making unique, one-of-a-kind jewelries for over thirty years and has studied jewelry making in Massachusetts, Florida, Nevada, and California. Her jewelry has been featured in art gallery shows and juried art fairs in California and Florida, and has been featured in jewelry, clothing, and gift shops in the San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley in California, and Nevada.
Jay Cowan has been writing about skiing, travel, people and politics for the better part of five decades. He has been published in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers around the world and received multiple awards for his work. A longtime former contributing editor at SKI, he currently writes for SNOW and Skiing History among others, and his books include Hunter S. Thompson, The Best of the Alps, In the Land of Living Dangerously, and Scandal Aspen. After growing up and living in Aspen, Colorado, he now resides in Montana and travels as widely and often as possible. “I would like to see skiers and riders and the industry that they support give back more broadly to the people around the planet who we have the ability to reach through our love of snow sports, and I think the Leave a Trace Foundation is a great vehicle for that.”
Youth Ambassador and Vice-President
Richard Kozlow is a high school student in Bozeman, Montana. He is a board member of multiple organizations including the student council, and the Bozeman High Key Club board. He is a self-proclaimed "part-time ski bum" and is dedicated to giving back to the community. When he is not skiing, you can find him riding his bike, asleep in a hammock under a tree, or dreaming about new lines.
EMILY A. GRACEY
Southern Oregon based Emily Gracey is a manager of customer success at Point Click Care. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Public Health and has worked in the health care industry for seven years. She and her young family: husband Ryan, Ryder (age 8) and Harper (age 4) are new to skiing and look to reduce barriers for all who want to make skiing a life long family pursuit.