Discovery Blind Sports

Kirkwood, CA

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A few of our guides!

  • guide-kristine


    Kristine is our fearless leader, taking on the critical work that makes DBS continue year after year, and enabling the rest of us to do all the fun stuff!

  • guide-Wendy


    Wendy is a teacher and writer living east of Sacramento. She loves skiing, especially with DBS; bicycling long distance with the Bodacious Biking Babes; reading and studying about spirituality and meditation; visiting with friends; and practicing gratitude each day. She can be found at Kirkwood most weekends in the winter and wandering outside most of the rest of the time.

  • guide-Travis


    I have been skiing since I was a small child with most of my experience in the Lake Tahoe area, my favorite place to ski is Kirkwood Mountain Resort. In my spare time I enjoy running, hiking, spending time with my wife, Kristine, who is the Program Coordinator, and hanging out with our dog, Cali. As a guide with Discovery Blind Sports, I enjoy skiing with children and young adults of all levels of ski experience and I am comfortable skiing with those who are fully blind. I look forward to skiing with you!

  • guide-Megan


    I have been guiding with DBS for over 3 years. I enjoy both downhill guiding as well as being a cross country ski guide. When I am not guiding in the winter time, I enjoy cross country skiing, backcountry skiing and making some turns at Heavenly. I look forward to being your guide!

  • guide-Nicole


    Nicole grew up in Chico, CA and attended CalState to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She moved to Tahoe in January 2007 to work at the Tahoe Resource Conservation District as an AmeriCorps member. After completing her year of service, she was hired on full time to manage the Tahoe Boat Inspection program and just recently made Lake Tahoe a permanent residence by purchasing her first home. Nicole enjoys hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, cross country skiing, BBQ's with friends, live music, walks with her dog and just enjoying all the wonders of the outdoors that CA and NV have to offer.

  • guide-Ed


    Skiing has been one of Ed’s favorite past times for over 40 years. When he learned of the Discovery Blind Sports program he was instantly intrigued by the chance to share his love of the sport with those that would otherwise not be able to participate in the sport. When Ed’s not skiing you’ll find him returning to the mountains for hiking, backpacking, fishing and photographing the beauty of the Sierra’s. By profession he is a professional photographer working out of San Francisco. He also makes a mean home made pizza to boot.

  • guide-Lauren


    Hi. My name is Lauren Struffenegger. I am a DBS Guide-in-training. I currently attend Amador High School where I am on the Amador High School Ski and Snowboard Team and have been skiing for 7 years. Asides from skiing, I run cross-country for my high school and I am on the swim team. During summer months, I swim and coach for the Amador Polar Bears Swim Team and am a lifeguard at the Sutter Creek Pool. When I'm not doing all these activities, I like to read and hang-out with my friends.

  • guide-Patrick


    My name is Patrick. I like skiing.

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