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Melanie Hood

Growing up in Colorado I have always found a sense of fulfillment, peace and confidence when I am outside. I enjoy spending my free time outdoors, but also working for organizations and companies that help make the outdoors more accessible to everyone.  I started my career in the fashion world working as a consumer merchandiser and in various buying offices, but quickly realized I wanted to work in the outdoor industry.  I began volunteering as a ski patroller at Winter Park and shortly after became the Director of Marketing and Communications at the National Ski Patrol offices.  Four years ago, I left that position to lead the marketing department at SCARPA North America as the Marketing and Communications Director.  Throughout the last 13 years I have worked with many amazing brands, non-profits and organizations that promote, work within, and strengthen the snowsports industry.