After four years with the Rowmark Junior Program, Skip Puckett joined the Rowmark Ski Academy staff as the Assistant U16 coach, Equipment Manager, and Assistant Conditioning Coach. He was named Rowmark Junior Program Coach of the Year in 2011-2012. Along with numerous years of coaching experience, Skip brings many years of ski industry experience to the table as a director, coach, ski instructor, and equipment technician. Skip also worked with the US Forest Service as a senior firefighter on Helitack crews in Eastern Idaho and Wasatch Helitack to suppress and support large fires across the United States. His roles have included helicopter contracts manager, co-pilot communicator, radio programmer, hotshot crew, incident commander for suppression of fires, chainsaw manager, tool maintenance man, developer of the crew's operations guide, and supervisor of a squad of six. Skip, wife Cait, and daughter Lucy Piper live in Park City.