People
Andy Bond
Forecaster

Andy is the Executive Director and an avalanche forecaster for the Taos Avalanche Center.  Andy grew up in Massachusetts before heading west to attend college.  Andy has spent the better half of a decade ski patrolling in Taos and Utah, as well as climbing guiding on Rainier and Denali.  Andy spent this past summer developing a GIS application for avalanche mapping.  

Graham Turnage
Forecaster

Graham grew up in the ole’ East coast, playing outside non-stop.  After graduating from high school he moved to Montana to chase snow and attend Montana State University.  He received a B.S. in Physical Geography/Earth Sciences and continued his ski bumming career, which led to 16 seasons of ski patrolling and snow safety work at Bridger Bowl.  A couple of avalanche dogs and several skin tracks later, he now lives in Taos with his lovely wife Emily and their yellow lab, Erna.  In the summer months you will find the three of them romping around the hills on mountain bikes.  Graham is thrilled to be in Taos this winter, and would love to share a skin track with you anytime.

Hannah McGowan
Forecaster

Hannah grew up in Memphis, TN, which is not exactly a powder skiing destination. She discovered the world of snow science through classes at Prescott College and quickly moved to Alta, UT upon graduating.  Hannah spent the next six winters ski bumming in the Wasatch, skiing every available minute and eventually working as a backcountry ski guide and avalanche educator.  When it’s not ski season, Hannah is an avid rock climber and spends summers in the Pacific Northwest guiding on Rainier, Denali, and in the North Cascades.  She is psyched to join the Taos community!

Aaron Rice
Forecaster

Another classic story of a New Englander goes west, Aaron grew up in small town Massachusetts, developing a love for skiing in the Green Mountains of Vermont. His pursuit of higher elevations led Aaron first to the University of Colorado, where he achieved a B.A. in Physical Geography/Hydrology. After graduation Aaron moved to Jackson, WY, to further a proper mountain education. After 4 years climbing and skiing in the Tetons, a love for the high mountain desert landed Aaron in Taos, where he couldn't be more excited to explore and learn all about his new home.