WHO WE ARE
Momentum Northwest is a 501(c)3-designated organization, founded in early 2014 through a need for a comprehensive, inclusive Nordic ski program in the greater Seattle area. With an emphasis on junior skier development, Momentum Northwest provides critical, experience-based coaching and technique development, while also creating an exciting and fun competitive racing program that fosters individual accountability, goal-setting, and personal betterment through sport.
Our athletes train at locations all over the Seattle area in various forms including rollerskiing, running, cycling and ski-imitation drills. Many benefits of the program lie in the diversity of training venues the Seattle are offers, such that athletes can rollerski on pavement in Seward Park one day, and complete a gorgeous adventure run high in the Cascades the next.
Despite the youth of our organization, we bring a huge wealth of cumulative experience in ski racing and coaching through our coaches and Board of Directors. Our goal is to expand participation numbers significantly in the next two years by providing ski opportunities to previously-unreached portions of Seattle youth. Simultaneously, we provide a stepping-stone program for aspiring young racers to competitive collegiate programs and beyond.
Zach is the new Head Coach for Momentum Northwest, having previously headed up the Juniors' Program for two years at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont. Zach believes that in order to succeed at skiing at any level skiers must love their sport, and he strives to grow this passion in his athletes. He values a fun and creative environment and instills a desire for self-improvement, while following USS guidelines for Long Term Athletic Development. Behind the scenes, Zach is striving to grow Momentum Northwest in order to make skiing more accessible to all. When he isn't working with his skiers, Zach can be found skiing for a few extra hours, reading, practicing calligraphy, and picking away on the bow he's been working on for a few years...and talking about maple syrup. He received a BS in Political Science and History from Clarkson University in 2013.