Club Officers, Trustees & Committee Chairs

The Short Hills Ski Club’s officers, trustees and committee chairpeople are members who have shown an extraordinary interest in the club’s operation and growth. They are elected into their positions by other club members, and volunteer their time for the betterment of the club.

Club Officers

David Kapner

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, TRUSTEE
Dave has been a member of the SHSC for more than 15 years. Before joining the club, Dave stayed at the lodge many times as a guest. His wife Marie is also a club member and his two college-aged kids grew up skiing with the club. Dave is a former VP of Membership and this is his second time around serving on the board. When not on the slopes, Dave is a Supervising Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of New York, where he has practiced criminal law for 29 years.

Joel Blank             

PRESIDENT

Joel has been a member of the club since 2003. He is a Columbia University graduate, an administrator in Special Education in New York City and Newark, and has been a ski shop owner since 1979. Joel’s club responsibilities include Lift Ticket Chair, Club President, and Alternate Club Representative to the New Jersey Ski and Snowboard Council. He has been a member of the club’s race team, participating in the Wednesday Night Race League and the State Race at Pico. Joel visited several other clubs before selecting the Short Hills Ski Club for its location, lodge décor, and membership.

Jennifer Willmot

VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP       

Jennifer has been a member for the Short Hills Ski Club for close to fifteen years. The year-round club activities give Jennifer the opportunity to enjoy many of her life interests. She loves to ski, hike, bike, motorcycle ride and swim. Jennifer is the mother of a beautiful 29 year-old daughter who was recently married in the Mad River Valley of VT. Her husband Don is also a club member, serving as the Vice President (Lodge). Jen has been an active member of the board for many years and loves the friendships she has forged during that time.

Donald Willmot   

VICE PRESIDENT, LODGE
Don has been a member of the Short Hills Ski Club since 2000. Since joining, he has been the house chair, trip chair and lodge treasurer. Don is currently the Lodge VP. He loves skiing and particularly enjoys the lodge fireplace and gathering there after a day of skiing.

Ken Ottesen      

GENERAL TREASURER

Ken joined the Short Hills Ski Club just in time for the 2015 ski season, along with his wife, Liza. Although he has dabbled in snowboarding, Ken loves skiing the most. The rest of the year, Ken likes to ride his motorcycle and go hiking. He also likes to travel and enjoys taking pictures of Liza in front of exotic backdrops in faraway places. When he is not seeking recreation, Ken is a patent attorney in Morristown.

Kerry Coffman    

LODGE TREASURER    
Kerry’s been a member of the Short Hills Ski Club for over 9 years – joining in 2008. He is currently the Lodge Treasurer and has held several positions within the club during his tenure including: House Chair, Trip Chairperson, Lift Ticket Chairperson, Lodge VP, Board member and Lodge Treasurer. Despite growing up in Texas, he enjoys the cold and snowy Northeast winters and tries to make it up to the lodge as often as possible.

Liza Ottesen

SECRETARY

Liza, along with her husband Ken, joined the Short Hills Ski Club in late 2014. She has been the Recording Secretary since May 2019.

She enjoys skiing the cruiser trails and watching the snowy landscape glide by (or sometimes fly by!). Liza also enjoys hiking, traveling, reading and baking delicious desserts. She loves the great fireplace at the lodge and the friendships formed since joining. When not pursuing hobbies, she is an active volunteer at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Denville.

Trustees

Eileen Kealy

ELECTED TRUSTEE

Eileen has been a member of the Short Hills Ski Club since 2010.   Eileen grew up skiing through the local Wayne, NJ afterschool ski programs in middle school and high school.   After getting away from the sport, she wanted to revisit the sport as she loves the outdoors and the beautiful scenery that Vermont has to offer.   While working in the Union, NJ area, she discovered the club through the organization’s website.  One of her favorite things about the club is all the friends she has met and the fun over the years that has extended well beyond the winter season.   Eileen is responsible for the club’s social media page and is Trip Captain Chair.   Eileen currently resides in the Bedminster, NJ.

Sue Stimpson

ELECTED TRUSTEE

Nick Kaltneckar

TRUSTEE

Chuck Hinz

TRUSTEE      
Chuck started skiing at 14, fresh off a beach from Rota, Spain, and hasn’t looked back! Chuck feels that skiing is the most rewarding and exhilarating feeling of freedom and beauty a person can have. Simply said, it’s awesome! His greatest pleasure is being able to pass the skiing tradition on to his darling daughters, Victoria & Alexandra. Try it, “you’ll love it!”

Larry Goldberg

TRUSTEE

Tom Boehm

TRUSTEE

Tom has been a member of the club since 2017. He loves skiing and was looking to ski more ofen and to meet others who share a similar love of the sport. The club was a perfect match with wonderful people, a beautiful lodge, a great cook, and affordable rates. In a short time the club now feels like family to Tom. He is currently serving as Trustee and webmaster. Tom’s other passions include his family, golf, bike riding, travel, running, hiking and kayaking.

Marie Arnold

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE TRUSTEE

Committee Chairpeople

Monica Hahn

HOSPITALITY CHAIR
Since joining SHSC in 2011, Monica has served as Party Chairperson, Lift Ticket Chairperson and Appointed Trustee and Secretary. She currently serves as the Hospitality Committee Chair.  Although the initial draw to the SHSC was its fabulous lodge in Vermont, an unexpected bonus was the friendships that Monica and her husband have formed with others who share their love of the outdoors. They can often be found hiking, biking, kayaking, and, of course, skiing, with their equally adventurous SHSC friends, and they are most grateful to the club for bringing them all together.

Ann Rice

DOOR CHAIR
Ann and her husband Shaun have been members of the Short Hills Ski Club for close to 30 years. She has served on the membership committee, was elected to the board as a 2-year trustee, served as chairman of the board and lodge treasurer, and currently serves on the hospitality committee acting as “door chair.” Ann loves traveling and the outdoors. She enjoys visiting museums, biking on rail trails, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, yoga and, of course, skiing.

Jeff Cannon

RECORDS CHAIR

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Meeting Address:

Summit Elks Lodge
2nd Floor
40 Maple Street
Summit, NJ 07901

Mailing Address:

Short Hills Ski Club
P.O. Box 116
Short Hills, NJ 07078