We’d like to follow up Anna from a couple weeks ago with the second member of the Schulz/Burruss coaching duo. While Anna leads our juniors, Ollie has take the helm of coaching those in our community whose junior eligibility has since expired but are still infatuated with the beauty of skiing/mountain biking/running etc. Our masters program has flourished under Ollie and he’s also dedicated himself to the development of our mountain biking trails. Raised in metro Boston, Ollie’s introduction to cross country skiing was when the cute girl down the street gave him a ride home from school and asked if he was trying out for the ski team. Obviously Ollie was going to try out (despite his mother reminding him that he had hated the only time he tried skiing). Ollie skied throughout high school and continued onto Harvard where he met the aforementioned Anna and Audrey. At this point, skiing had taken over everything outside of classes. He spent summers in Lake Placid and continued onto coach and train after college. As he and Anna were figuring out their next steps in life, Ollie heard about the @greenracingproject starting up and Anna decided to move back to work with Americorps. Ollie started training under the ever watchful eye of Pepa and spent a couple years chasing around his teammates (with memorable practices where “Ida wiped the floor with him” during speeds). After a couple years here, he and Anna headed out west and he raced for XC Oregon for another couple years. All Pepa’s training finally took hold and Ollie had notable finishes like a couple SuperTour and NorAm top 10s. After deciding to hang up the poles, Ollie and Anna decided to move to Burlington. As each of them tried to settle into a “normal life,” they quickly realized they needed to be outside and were taking every excuse to come back to the Center (Ollie even proposed to Anna out at Patterson’s Field during a SuperTour weekend when they were back waxing skis). They returned to the Center to coach and start growing the programs and haven’t looked back. “I’ve got the coolest job in the world.” Keep up the awesome work, Ollie!
Cute as a cucumber, taken to new extremes! Our campers and staff enjoyed crunching through these little cucumber nibbles tonight! Have you ever tried a baby cucumber? #cucumber #coolasacucumber #babywatermelon? #localfoods #saladbar #craftsburyoutdoorcenter