Meet the Senior Leadership Team at Snowbasin Resort.
In his fourth season as the leader of Snowbasin, Davy Ratchford oversees all operations and strategy for the resort. He has worked in the ski industry since 2010, with previous leadership positions at resorts in Lake Tahoe, Colorado and Park City. Prior to the ski industry, he graduated in marketing from the University of Utah and helped build the Real Salt Lake soccer franchise into a National Champion in 2009.
He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the National Ski Area Association, Ski Utah, Visit Ogden and GOAL Foundation. He's also on the Ski Area Management Future Leader Council and is on a four-year assignment as the Honorary Commander at Hill Air Force Base.
Director of Human Resources
In her first season at Snowbasin, Monique Haddick oversees employee relations and retention for the resort. She supports the needs of Snowbasin employees by enhancing job satisfaction and strengthening relationships within departments. She is a long-time season pass holder and previously worked at HR departments in the transportation, healthcare and restaurant industries.
Monique graduated from Western Governor's University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. She is a member of SHRM and the Salt Lake City SHRM chapter.
Director of Skier Services
In his eighth season at Snowbasin, Andrew Barfield oversees all tickets and passes, rental, retail and snow sports departments for the resort. He is a veteran of the ski industry with 25 years of experience at positions across the world. Most recently, he was the Training Manager of snow sports at Steamboat Resort.
Andrew graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in English and has an extensive background in teaching and snow sports as a former instructor at Crystal Mountain. He has been employed as an educational staff member for the Professional Ski Instructors of America to deliver training throughout the country. Andrew serves on boards for the Snowbasin Ski Education Foundation and Wasatch Front Economic Development District.
Director of Mountain Operations
In his 16th season at Snowbasin, Chris Westover oversees ski patrol, snowmaking, grooming, terrain parks, lift operations, lift maintenance and vehicle maintenance for the resort. Under his leadership, several of his departments have been top-ranked by SKI Magazine.
Chris graduated with a dual Bachelor's Degree in Production and Operations Management at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He has been involved with the International Ski Area Association since 2012 and currently serves as President.
Director of Food & Beverage
In his fourth season at Snowbasin and sixth with Grand America Hotels & Resorts, Alan Dickerson oversees all food and beverage operations for the resort. Under his leadership, dining at Snowbasin has been ranked as high as No. 3 by SKI Magazine.
Originally from North Carolina, Alan graduated from University of North Carolina Wilmington in accounting. He has worked in the food and beverage industry for over 20 years. Prior to arriving at Snowbasin, he was Director of Restaurants at Sun Valley Resort in Idaho. Alan is on the SERVE Foundation committee, benefitting employees in need at Grand America Hotels and Resorts.
Director of Marketing
In his fourth season at Snowbasin, Michael Rueckert oversees all marketing, public relations and communications for the resort. Prior to working in the ski industry, he directed marketing and fan experience at University of Utah Athletics for their football and gymnastics programs.
Michael graduated from the University of Utah in Strategic Communication and Business and serves on the Ski Utah Marketing committee as chairperson and also participates in the PR committee. He remains involved with collegiate sports marketing, strategy and event production.
Director of Health & Safety
In his 20th season at Snowbasin, Ryan Woolsey promotes safety awareness and supports the health and wellbeing of employees and guests. Prior to his current position, he oversaw the resort's Ski Patrol and worked in Mountain Operations Management.
Ryan graduated in English with a minor in German from Weber State University. Under his leadership, Snowbasin has received several awards for its safety program by NSAA. He is a board member for Ogden Valley Adaptive Sports and previously worked for the United States Forest Service on the Ogden Ranger District.
Director of Base Area Services
In his 21st season at Snowbasin, Eric Ahern oversees building maintenance, mountain electrical, housekeeping, grounds and shuttle/parking departments for the resort. Under his leadership, Snowbasin has received awards for access.
He began his professional career at Snowbasin worked in gondola maintenance, lift mechanics and managed the mountain electrical department before his current position.
Director of Finance
In his fourth season at Snowbasin, Tim Hendon oversees finance and accounting for the resort. Prior to Snowbasin, he worked in public accounting with KPMG, the global steel industry and agriculture industry.
Tim graduated with a Master's in Accounting from the University of Utah.