As a Vail Resorts Certified Instructor, Katie saw the financial barriers for adaptive skiers. Her enthusiasm for ensuring that all skiers have access to world-class recreational and learning opportunities, as well as her background in education, therapy, and not-for-profit management, inspired her to create Access Unbound. Katie saw the dramatic difference being able to ski made in the lives of students with disabilities both on and off the snow. Vail Resorts is very supportive of her using her passion to give scholarships to guests with financial need.
Amy learned about adaptive skiing in the 1990s when a good friend was able to once again experience the thrill of skiing he had experienced in his youth before an accident took the use of his legs. Amy resides in the Vail Valley and is the Managing Partner at Dynamyc Solutions, a Management Consulting and Executive Coaching firm. Amy has more than 25 years’ experience in management, consulting, and coaching. Amy wanted to make a difference in her community and felt inspired and connected to Access Unbound’s mission. She believes the organization’s commitment to more inclusive and affordable access to the mountain for skiers with disabilities is imperative so that those who want to experience the joy and exhilaration of skiing have the opportunity.
Will is an avid, independent, paralyzed skier. He credits his return to the slopes after many years off to the Vail Adaptive Program and his instructor, Katie Zinn. He is a partner at Bullhorn Creative, a branding agency based in Lexington, KY and Washington, DC. Before joining Bullhorn, he worked in politics and government. He and his wife, Katie, live in DC with their dogs, Alma and Levon. Besides skiing, their favorite shared activity is playing tennis.