Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Jeremiah Schimp

Board Chair

Jeremiah Schimp


 Kyle Schwarting

Board Member

Kyle Schwarting

As a transplant to MN I have gown to love Nordic skiing. The MyXC community allows me to share this joy with my kids, plus the families in the 196 Equity Club and all the skiers in the Lebanon Hills club.
Jill Sonnesyn

Board Member

Jill Sonnesyn

Jill wants others to experience the same joy and exhilaration she does every time she clips into a pair of skis! In addition to the value she places on MyXC being a volunteer-based organization, MyXC also aligns perfectly with her desire to encourage kids and families to be active outdoors and to appreciate the climate we are privileged to live in.


 

Tom Shaw

Board Member

Tom Shaw

Tom has a passion for bringing new people into the sport and educating coaches. He is a professional ski instructor: PSIA Cross Country L3, Alpine L2, Telemark L1, Children’s Specialist  L2, Cross Country Education Staff. US Ski and Snowboard Level 100 coach and Technical Delegate. High school coach. Former SkiSparks club leader and coach.


 

Ramdev Wudali

Secretary

Ramdev Wudali

I am a Data Architect at ThomsonReuters during the day, a former co-leader of the MYSL Wirth Club - Sunday and a Board member for the last 2+ years. I have two daughters who have gone through the Ski sparks program (2011-2019). I enjoy learning how to ski (read that how to fall) every season. 
Sandy Zinn

Treasurer

Sandy Zinn

When Sandy moved to Minnesota in 1996, she knew she needed to embrace winter outdoor activities, one of those activities being cross country.  Many years later when her son was 5, she discovered MYSL and eventually became the leader of one the larger clubs at that time, eventually becoming a member of the Board and now Treasurer.   Her entire family enjoys skiing, biking and the BWCA and hopes for a snowy winter each year.
Jessica Johnson

Board Member

Jessica Johnson

 Jessica Johnson (she/her/hers) fell in love with nordic skiing during her team practices surrounded by tall pine trees and breathing in the crisp winter air in northern Minnesota. She brings a passion for exposing young people to the outdoors and snow sports to MyXC. Having worked as both an attorney and in software product development her professional background lends itself to strategic thinking and planning, diversity and equity initiatives and collaboration across a wide variety of stakeholders.

Noah Swiler

Board Member

Noah Swiler

Noah was fortunate to grow up in Hayward, Wisconsin and was introduced to cross country skiing on the Telemark trails as a youngster. After moving to the Twin Cities with his young family a couple of decades ago he helped lead the Hyland MyXC club with Paul Gage. A software developer by day, Noah has assisted with modernizing and enhancing MYSL's IT systems. He has also served as Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary on the MyXC Board.

Kate Smith

Broad Member

Kate Smith

Kate wants everyone to love winter as much as she does -- that's why she's on mission to get as many families on cross-country skis as possible! A lifelong skier, Kate has served as an MYSL club leader and coach since 2019 and is currently pursuing her PSIA Cross-Country Level 100 certification. When she isn't on the snow with her dad, husband, and two children, she's still outside running or roller skiing. Next up for Kate: kick-starting a new middle school cross-country ski program in St. Paul.

Staff

Amy Cichanowski

Executive Director

Amy Cichanowski

US Ski and Snowboard Level 200 Coach and Technical Delegate
PSIA Level 2 Instructor 

Email: amy@myxc.org
Phone: 612-227-7155

Amy's Bio 

Simon Stouffer

Creative Director & Head Skiwerx Coach

Simon Stouffer

Simon is our Creative Director and Skiwerx Head Coach a MYSL product and retired D1 Collegiate Racer. He enjoys bringing his creative eye and creative background to MyXC and Skiwerx.

Email: simon@myxc.org 

 Sarah Stendahl

Outreach Coordinator

Sarah Stendahl

Sarah is our Outreach Coordinator who began her love of the organization through Skisparks with her children. She enjoys skiing, hiking, fishing and all things outdoors with her family.