Leslie HallProgram Director & All Around Coach
Three time Olympian (‘88, ’92 & ’94), 5 time World Championship Team member (‘87,‘89,‘91,93 & ’95) and World Cup racer, 11 time US National Champion , 2 time World Junior Team member (‘81, ’82). Post racing: worked for Nordic Equipment Co, coaches ski camps, clinic instructor and has coached for MVNT since 1997 and been the junior team director since 2012-13 season!
Grace ButlerPolar Bear Lead Coach
Grace Butler is from Waterbury Center, Vermont where she Nordic skied and ran for Harwood Union High School and VTXC under the tutelage of coaches John and Ryan Kerrigan. She left the East to attend Whitman College in Walla Walla from 2014-2018. Through her field study of public lands and natural resource policy at Whitman she was introduced to the Methow Valley and was smitten with the place and community. She is ecstatic to be here and to spend time with young skiers who are learning to love the sport and love the outdoors. Grace leads the Polar Bears!
Laura McCabeWolverine Lead Coach
Laura McCabe is a 2 time Olympian ’94 and ’98. On the Fisher/Solomon Factory team for 11 years winning numerous marathons throughout the country including the American Birkebiner. Laura has been coaching the Methow Valley Nordic Team for 23 years and was head coach for 6 years before she had her own children. Laura leads the Wolverines.