Christmas 1970, when Rich was in seventh grade, his parents started his lifelong love of skiing by signing him and his younger sister up for five weekends of ski lessons at the now defunct Craigmeur Ski Area in Newfoundland, NJ. This was a total surprise as he didn’t know anybody in his family, extended family or Jersey City neighborhood that skied. He is still very thankful that his parents took this bold move.
Over the years Rich was a guest at our lodge when some member friends invited him up, usually for President’s weekend. He decided to join in January 2019. He volunteered to be the Club Historian and was selected as an appointed Trustee in November 2020. Rich was elected a Two-Year Trustee June 2021. He also helps out a lot on our two Facebook pages.
Stratton, Sugarbush and Killington are his favorite mountains. He also enjoys the trips that The New Jersey Ski & Snowboard Council runs.
Rich lives in Vernon NJ with his wife Susan. He has three adult children, Allison, Eric and Rich, and a granddaughter Claire, and is a retired New Jersey career firefighter.