Board Members

Our Board of Directors:

All Avid New England Ski Racers

The New England Masters Ski Racing Foundation Board of Directors is made up of six avid ski racers. We come from a larger group of ski racers called New England Masters Ski Racers, which is an affiliate of the United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA).

The board members all come from diverse backgrounds, and enthusiastically share the time, desire, and energy to pass along our experience and love of the sport to the youth of New England.

Board of Directors

Gregory Gill, PhD., President

Sutton, NH

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Greg’s involvement started with his racing in the Eastern Alpine Ski Racing Association. While still in high school, He got certified as a PSI Instructor. Currently, skiing extends beyond his own racing as a “Masters Racer”. He is a USSA Level II Ski Coach at Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire and a USSA Technical Delegate. Prior to retiring, Greg worked as a Director of Business Analysis at Fidelity Investments. He has also held positions as Director of Quality & Continuous Improvement. Prior to joining the private sector, Greg was an Associate Professor of Vocational & Technical Education at the University of New Hampshire. During his tenure at UNH, he received two noteworthy awards — the W.K. Kellogg National Leadership Award, from the Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, MI; and an Outstanding Teaching Award by the College of Life Sciences & Agriculture at UNH.

Greg has served on several other non-profit boards throughout his career; including the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust in New London, NH; and the American Vocational Association in Washington D.C. He is currently a board member for the New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association (NHARA) and for the New England Masters Ski Association (NEMS). Greg is also the town moderator for his hometown in Sutton, NH and has been for the past 18 years.

Matthew Dodge, Treasurer

Concord, NH

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Matt began skiing at age 5 and racing at age 7 as a member of the Gunstock Ski Club in Gilford, NH. He competed throughout high school at New Hampton School, and raced in college as the captain of the St. Lawrence University alpine team in the EISA division. After graduating in 2012, Matt coached high school racing for a year and has been racing on the New England Masters circuit since 2014.

Professionally, Matt is a Certified Financial Planner® on the Alpine Wealth Management team at UBS Financial Services in Concord, NH. His team focuses on holistic financial planning to help their clients achieve their life goals. Matt is an active member of the Concord Young Professionals Network and a proud Rotarian, serving in the Bow Rotary Club.

Kit Dover, Director

Sanbornton, NH

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Kent “Kit” Dover became hooked on ski racing when at age 9, he won a medal for 5th place in the school program at Pleasant Mountain, now Shawnee Peak, in Bridgton, Maine. He received a varsity letter as a member of the Bridgton High School ski team during freshman and sophomore years, years that Bridgton won the state B Division alpine championships, before transferring to Bridgton Academy, where there was no team. Kit attended University of Colorado (CU) but could not afford to ski competitively. While there, he won the CU winter carnival giant slalom at Breckenridge and foreran an A-B downhill race. He completed his formal education and received a B.A. in political science at the University of New Hampshire. Kit was selected by the school to be one of two New Hampshire representatives to attend a conference on the Panama Canal in Washington, D.C. followed by a reception in the White House hosted by President Carter.

Kit served as a staff member for the New Hampshire State Legislature and worked as a scheduler for gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates before moving to a career in the insurance industry, first as an independent insurance agent, later as a market regulation specialist with the New Hampshire Insurance Department. At the Department, he served in various capacities, most recently as the chief market conduct examiner for nine years, during which time he was part of the team representing the Department at quarterly meetings of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Kit retired from state service in 2011 after 22 years and joined the consulting group at RSM McGladrey that later re-formed as Risk & Regulatory Consulting, LLC, where he currently serves as a senior manager. Along the way, Kit served as a member and President of Tilton-Northfield Rotary Club, president of the Tilton School Parents Association, member of the Tilton School Board of Trustees and treasurer of Sanbornton Historical Document Foundation.

Kit is an avid Masters racer who especially enjoys the speed events. He resides in Sanbornton, New Hampshire with his wife of 41 years, Joanne. Kit and Joanne are the parents of two adult sons, Aaron and Tyler.

John Lussier, Director

Randolph, Vermont

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John started skiing at the ripe old age of 35, but was soon smitten. His racing career began in the early 1980’s at Ski Sundown with the Connecticut Industrial Ski Council, of which he was a founding member. Upon retiring to Vermont in 1999, he began racing with ASRA and the New England Masters, and has been competing regionally ever since. When not racing, John serves as a ski ambassador at Sugarbush Resort. John fills his non-skiing summer months with his other passions – golf, bicycling, and especially racing his Porsche. Prior to retirement, he had a 37 year career in Information Technology for United Technologies in Connecticut. He shares his home with his wife and biographer Chris Lesinski, and their two furry four-legged daughters Abby and Zoey (disguised as Labrador Retrievers).

Edward Perry, Director

Concord, NH

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Ed is a Certified Public Accountant, Director, and President of Plodzik & Sanderson Professional Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Concord, NH YMCA, and for the Lions Club, and has over 35 years of experience in commercial and non-profit auditing and tax preparation.

Since he started skiing at age 19, Ed was always interested in racing; entering Nastar races and open downhill events. At 34, he entered his first Masters’ race, and has been an enthusiastic racer ever since. His other non-skiing interests have included rock climbing, mountain bike racing, marathon running, and golf.

Barb Settel, Board Member

Cazenovia, NY

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Barbara Settel is an avid skier who started skiing as a teenager on a rope tow at Sterling Forest (later known as a Tuxedo Ridge). Her racing career started with NASTAR and officiating at her children’s junior races. She started racing masters at the ripe age of 50 and participated in races throughout NYS, New England, Canada and national competitions around the US. More than the sport and thrill of running gates, she is drawn to the camaraderie and friendships that are found in masters racing.

Barbara recently retired from a long career In higher education where she worked in development, alumni relations, and student services at Syracuse University. When not skiing she can be found cycling, kayaking and playing tennis, or traveling to some exiting new destination. She is committed to supporting the world of ski racing and hopes the foundation can inspire young skiers to realize their dreams.

Kevin Wickless, Board Member

Norwich, CT

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Kevin began skiing when he was 8 years old. Originally from Michigan, Kevin raced in high school for Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire. After a 20 plus year hiatus from ski racing Kevin Returned to Beer League racing at Wachusett Mountain and eventually entered is first Masters Race at age 43. A resident of Norwich Connecticut and Killington Vermont, Kevin and his partner Cristin and their two children, Jackson and Madelyn are members of the Killington Ski Club where the children compete locally at VARA alpine Races.

Professionally, Kevin is a lawyer with a practice in Norwich Connecticut. He is a member and former President of the Norwich Rotary Club and former Assistant District Governor for Rotary International. Kevin is active in his communities in Connecticut and Vermont where he serves as a volunteer soccer coach as well as on boards of various community foundations.