NSP
Southern California Region

Copy of Awards

Regional Awards

National Ski Patrol honors excellence in a multitude of disciplines.  We proudly acknowledge our regional patrollers that have been recognized at Division and National level as the best-of-the-best.

Program Advisor:  Barbara Baxter  awards@socalnsp.org

 

David Nelson

David Nelson

Outstanding Alpine Patroller - Male

David Nelson has been a patroller for 15 years. He is an OEC instructor, OET instructor, and has also been the instructor of record for numerous Introduction to Ski Patrolling classes. He has planned, organized, and instructed the candidate patroller program, which involves a mammoth effort of coordinating over 15 instructors for OEC, OET, lift evacuation, and mentoring, and trains 15-20 candidates each year. 

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National Recognition

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Regional Recognition

 
Joshua Endsley

Joshua Endsley

Outstanding Paid Patroller

Joshua Endsley oversees the patrols for two separate mountains, a combined 250 patrollers, both professional and volunteer, that operate in both winter and summer.  Endsley instructs lift evacuation, OET, risk management, avalanche rescue, and CPR/AED recertifications for his patrol. He supports the Certified Program by teaching three different modules and encouraging patrollers to pursue the Certified Program. 

National Recognition

Regional Recognition

 

Big Bear Ski Patrol

Big Bear Ski Patrol

Outstanding Alpine Patrol - Large

Big Bear Ski Patrol is a member organization of The National Ski Patrol, serving the winter recreation industry in Big Bear Lake, CA, for over 60 years. We are a nonprofit association comprised of volunteers who provide first response medical care for the skiing/snowboarding public at Big Bear Mountain Resorts, better known as Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. The National Ski Patrol represents over 600 patrols like ours, with over 26,000 members nationally. Over 225 of those patrollers are on our staff here in Big Bear

 
Mt. Baldy Ski Patrol

Mt. Baldy Ski Patrol

Outstanding Alpine Patrol - Small

Mt. Baldy Ski Patrol has participated in 13 Avalanche Awareness seminars with Adventure 16, Local Ski Clubs, and Ski Dazzle over the last 3 years.  In addition, this mountain has participated in two fundraisers for the Southern CA Snow and Avalanche Center over the last 3 years to raise money for our local Avalanche Forecast Center.  This patrol has several patrollers who volunteer at Ski Dazzle to help promote and recruit for the National Ski Patrol. 

 

 

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Outstanding Nordic Patrol

Mt. Pinos Ski Patrol is trained in a variety of mountain skills such as Mountain Travel and Rescue, and avalanche avoidance and rescue. In addition, some members of our patrol are registered with the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) and participate in statewide search and rescue efforts.

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National Recognition

Regional Recognition

 
Barbara Razo

Barbara Razo

Outstanding Patroller (Auxiliary)

Barbara Razo is a patrol room lead at her hill, a task she was given after just a few years of patrol experience, where she guides and coordinates the care of injured and ill guests. She also mentors new patrollers and new leads in the aid room, teaching them skills for report writing, room procedures, ambulance protocols, guest relations, and the interface with the paid staff.  She has previously been named Southern California Region Outstanding Patroller and Far West Division Outstanding Patroller, and was runner-up for NSP National Outstanding Patroller in 2008. 

National Recognition

Regional Recognition


Outstanding Mountain Host

Patricia Dwyer

 
Ciana McKnoulty

Ciana McKnoulty

Outstanding Young Adult Patroller

Ciana McKnoulty

 

Regional Recognition


Cindy Dugger

Cindy Dugger

Outstanding First Year Patroller

Cindy Dugger

 
Tina Choi-Nelson

Tina Choi-Nelson

Jack Moskowitz Pursuit of Excellence

Tina Choi-Nelson In three short years this patroller has demonstrated a remarkable ability to embrace and embody the mission of NSP, learn and hone the skills to not only be a great patroller, but an instructor, and has reached beyond the boundaries of the NSP organization in her efforts to engage, enlighten, and collaborate with businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions to advocate on behalf of Ski Patrol;  to champion it’s causes and it’s mission to expand the base of support. She truly believes in the importance of NSP and the critical need for advocacy in membership as well as fundraising to continue the legacy of this great organization. 

 


Gwynne Pugh

Gwynne Pugh

Outstanding Nordic Patroller

Gwynne Pugh 

 

Regional Recognition

 
Steven Sealy

Steven Sealy

Outstanding Patrol Representative

Steven Sealy 

 

Regional Recognition


Nick Elliot

Nick Elliot

Region Directors Award

Nick Elliot

 

Bob Levy 

 
Rene Perez

Rene Perez

Outstanding Instructor

Rene Perez

National Recognition

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Regional Recognition


Shawn Biglari

Shawn Biglari

Outstanding Administrative Patroller

Shawn Biglari

 
Cita Bodea

Cita Bodea

Outstanding Alpine Patroller - Female

Cita Bodea


Karl Chulski

Karl Chulski

Meritorious Service

Karl Chulski 

 
Doug Hill

Doug Hill

Meritorious Service

Doug Hill