Dave Murray National Training Centre Management
With an active skiing family of four racers, Don has been involved with youth ski racing since the 1990’s. Skiing in the outdoors is a lifelong passion for Don and Whistler Mountain on a cold winter’s day is home. Don has been a director of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club for 5 years. Don has an MBA from the Ivy Business School at the University of Western Ontario. Don and his wife Catherine have 4 children and spend their winters at Nicklaus North.
Bernard Leroux is currently employed at Haywood Securities Inc. in the position of Vice President. Leroux is also an investment advisor with the Retail Sales team at the Vancouver office of Haywood Securities. Bernard has a Bachelor of Applied Science from L’Universite d’Ottawa, and is a professional engineer.
Bernard along with his wife and two children are long time, passionate supporters of skiing and ski racing in Whistler. Both children were successful competitive alpine FIS racers and have worked hard to balance their school with their love of the sport. Privately, through his vision and initiatives, Bernard has raised large amounts of funding and has significantly increased the profile of ski racing in Whistler, British Columbia and all across Canada.
Secretary / Treasurer
Doug Forseth is Senior Vice President, Operations for Whistler Blackcomb resort. After participating on the board for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid Committee, Doug was Whistler Blackcomb’s liaison with VANOC throughout the planning and execution of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Doug is an active member of Whistler community groups and Past Chair of the Canada West Ski Area Association and serves as a board member for the Whistler Centre for Sustainability and the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. In 2004, Doug was named “Business Person of the Year” by the Whistler Chamber of Commerce and in 2009 he was honoured with the Marshall Award from CWSAA, their highest award for contributions to the ski industry.
David is the past Chairman of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club and past Race Chairman of the Whistler Cup. David makes his living as a business owner and real estate investor. Most of his career has been spent building a business in the tree-planting industry. After planting over half a million trees with his own hands he founded Outland Reforestation Inc. which has gone on to plant close to two billion trees since 1985
He is a loving husband and father of three teenage kids. All members of the family are avid skiers and they can’t get enough of the Whistler powder!
Steve Podborski is a two time Olympian and the first North American male to win an Olympic Medal in Downhill Skiing, capturing a Bronze in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid. A two time winner of the Hahnenkahm in Kitzbuhel, in 1982 Steve became the first and still only non-European male to win the World Cup Downhill Title.Since that time he has worked as a TV Sport announcer for NBC and CBS and for the successful Olympic Bid for Vancouver among others.
Steve sits on the Board of the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Snowsports Association, The Whistler Sport Legacy Society, Canadian Sport Centre Pacific, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, and a former Board Member of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. He is a senior manager at TELUS (Canada’s second largest telecommunications company) where he is responsible for developing and activating Community Affairs initiatives.
Doug is a Level II Alpine Canada official and is the Alpine Chair of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. Doug began skiing at age 5 in the days of lace-up boots and bear-trap bindings; truly the Dark Ages. He raced competitively as a youngster and progressed to ski instructing as a member of the CSIA both in Alberta and in Vail. Eventually he decided that time spent actually skiing down the hill was more fun than teaching others to ski and made his way to University leading to his graduation from the University of Alberta Law School in 1985. Since that time he has practiced criminal law in Vancouver when not pursuing his other passions including skiing, ski racing, fly-fishing and improving a poor golf game. Doug and his wife Dale are parents to Davis, a former athlete at the Club. All three of them live in North Vancouver, with their golden retriever Scout, spending as much time as possible in Whistler.