BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Fred Coriell, In memoriam
Fred, with his wife Denise, was owner of Peak Performance Ski Shop in Killington, VT. Fred served as a KMS Trustee from 1997 for 22 years. Fred’s three sons graduated from the Killington Mountain School. As the owner of Peak Performance Ski Shop, long-time VARA board member and KMS trustee, Fred’s passion and compassion flourished. Fred will be remembered as a loving husband and father, dedicated coach, caring mentor and beloved member of this community.
L. Michael Hone, President
Mr. Hone joined Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics (Caliber I.D.) as a member of the board in 2002 then became president and chief executive officer (CEO) in December 2011. Headquartered in Andover, MA, Caliber I.D. is a medical technologies company that designs, develops and markets innovative solutions that image tissue at the cellular level that can be used to assist a physician in forming a clinical judgment.
From June 2008 through August 2010, Mr. Hone served as president, CEO, and director of American Aerogel. From 2006 through 2008, he was a consultant for Tempus Partners, a business-consulting firm of which he was the sole owner. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Hone served as president and chief operating officer of Conseco, Inc. during which time he helped guide this financial services firm through the bankruptcy and restructuring process. He also served as president and CEO of Centennial Technologies, a manufacturer of digital memory that has since been acquired by another entity, and president, CEO and chairman of PSC, Inc., an Auto ID manufacturer of bar code reading systems for industrial and retail applications. Caliber I.D, Conseco, Inc., Centennial Technologies, Inc. and PSC, Inc. were public companies traded on NASDAQ.
Mr. Hone studied at Ohio State University where he majored in business administration and is a named inventor or co-inventor on seven patents. He also currently serves as director for Chairman’s View, Inc. (Boston, MA) and EveryNetwork (Waltham, MA). Additionally, he was the former chairman of AIM USA and AIM International. Mike has served on numerous other public and private company boards as well as nonprofit boards. Mike has two daughters who attended KMS. Mike has served as a KMS trustee since 2003.
Michael Ferri, Vice President
Mike has been involved in skiing and ski racing since he was a boy coming up to Killington in the winter. His three sons attend KMS. Mike is a partner and owner of Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchises on the East Coast. Mike and his wife, Santina, reside in Connecticut. Mike has served as a KMS trustee since 2008.
James A. Bianchi, Treasurer
Jim is a Principal with OneDigital in Boston. For 30 years he has worked with closely held businesses in the areas of corporate and executive benefits. Jim and his colleagues evaluate, design, implement, and administer comprehensive, yet focused, financial programs. Jim is a KMS Alum '87, KMS Parent '18, '20 & '23 and KMS Trustee.
Jim graduated from Boston College in 1991 and was a 4 year varsity member of the BC Ski Team recognized as the conference champion senior year. His philanthropic activities keep him very active with his alumni as a current mentor for student athletes and the reunion gift chair for his class. He was honored with the Rising Star Award of Boston College. Jim and his family reside in Hingham, MA and Killington, VT. Both of his sons graduated from KMS, one enrolled in the PG program and the other skiing for Boston College. His daughter attends KMS during the winter months.
Jim has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2010.
Members of the Board:
Dr. Melbourne Boynton
Mel is an orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of the Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic in Rutland and Killington, Vermont. He is a Team Physician for the US Ski and Snowboard Team and American Magic, the NYYC’s Yacht Racing Team for the 2021 America’s Cup. He is also the Chief Medical Director of the award winning Rutland Regional Medical Center. He received his bachelor’s degree from UVM and his MD from Northwestern University Medical School. Mel has served as a KMS trustee since 2000.
Jim comes to the KMS Board with over four decades of professional experience in education. He began his career as an English teacher, progressed to being Assistant Head and then Head of School at The Tower School over a 19-year period. He concluded his career as a Partner of Educators Collaborative, a nationally based consulting firm working with independent schools.
A former trustee of Salem Hospital, Jim has also served on the boards of The House of Seven Gables, Anchor to Windward, the Waterville Valley Ski Education Foundation, and The Friends of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. He has served as President of the Elementary School Heads Association and the Hanover Rotary Club where he is still an active member.
Along with his wife Leeli, they have three grown children and seven grandchildren. They live in Meriden NH.
Ken has three children who attended the Killington Mountain School. Ken runs an auction business in New York. Ken has served as a KMS trustee since 2005.
Gabrielle Good Hoffman
Gaby is the Co-founder and Creative Director of Good Design, a marketing firm with 32 years of experience in the independent education space.
Gabrielle began her career at an agency designing for commercial and non-profit clients such as Alfa Romeo, Coca-Cola, Florence Griswold Museum, Hewlett Packard, the Miami Dolphins, J.C. Penney, and Pfizer. Through the founding of Good Design in 1988, she was able to expand her work in the non-profit sector designing for the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Mattatuck Museum and Bush-Holley Historic Site. This work gave her a thorough understanding of the specific marketing needs of nonprofits. With a focus on education she become a well-known and respected figure on many independent school campuses, working with such clients as Belmont Day School, Brunswick School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Connecticut College, Cushing Academy, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Foote School, Greenwich Academy, The Harvey School, Hun School of Princeton, Killington Mountain School, Miss Porter’s School, New Canaan Country School, Notre Dame High School, Oldfields School, Peddie School, Pomfret School, Putney School, The Rashi School, The Rocky Hill School, Rumsey Hall, Sacred Heart Greenwich, Smith College, Solomon Schechter Academy, The Stanwich School, The Southport School, Stratton Mountain School, The Taft School, Westover School, Williams School, White Mountain School, and Worcester Academy. As an accomplished designer and art director, Gabrielle has a keen eye for capturing images that tell stories. She applies that same sensibility to all projects on behalf of Good Design’s clients. Gabrielle is a graduate of Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Sarah Lawrence College with a BA in Art History. She has been a featured speaker at Enroll and ESHA.
Gaby’s son, Wyatt, is an alpine athlete at KMS.
George has been skiing Killington since 1986 and currently enjoys skiing and mountain biking with his wife Carrie, their 10 year old daughter, Maia and their 8 year old son, Peter. When they are not enjoying the mountain, they live in Medfield, Massachusetts. George is shareholder of 4th generation family owned retail business based in Massachusetts and serves as a co-chair of that company’s Family Advisory Council. In this role he serves as an information and diplomatic conduit between his extended family and the company's Board of Directors. George graduated high school from Belmont Hill and received a Bachelors of Science in Automotive Engineering from the Franklin Institute of Boston. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Dedham Country Day school, a Pre-K through 8 independent school in Dedham, MA.
Harry is a partner in the law firm of Facey Goss & McPhee P.C. in Rutland, VT. His civil litigation practice, in both state and federal courts, spans a variety of fields, including sports liability, product liability, premises liability, automobile liability, dram shop liability, construction liability, and general tort liability. A former U.S Olympic and US Ski Team member, he has represented ski areas and ski-related manufacturers, industries and individuals. He was inducted into the VARA Hall of Fame in 2013. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1972 and from Boston College Law School in 1975. In 1977, Ryan co-founded the Pico Ski Education Foundation to provide financial support to skiers who qualify for regional and national events or who may otherwise need financial help to pursue their skiing goals. Mr. Ryan has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest “AV” Preeminent rating. He is listed in “Best Lawyers® in America” for legal malpractice defense, New England Super Lawyers and is recognized by VT Business Magazine as a Vermont Top Lawyer. In 2012 Ryan was added to the Annual List of “Super Lawyers” in MA, CT, RI, VT, NH and ME. His son, Jim Ryan, graduated from KMS in 2009 and Colby College in 2014, and his daughter, Kristie, graduated from KMS in 2012 and recently graduated from Boston College, Carroll School of Management. Harry has served as a KMS trustee since 1995.
Mike Solimano is the President and General Manager of the Killington/Pico Golf & Ski Resort where he oversees all operational aspects of the largest resort in the Eastern United States. Prior to his position, he was Vice President of Finance at Killington/Pico Resort since 2001. Prior to Killington, Mike served as Vice President of Finance and Operations for Skis Dynastar North America (part of the Rossignol Group), and Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touche in Boston. He graduated from Niagara University in Business Administration. In addition to the KMS board, Mike is active on the following boards: Rutland Regional Medical Center, Vermont Electric Power Company, Ski Vermont and the National Ski Area Association. Mike lives in Rutland with his Wife, Cara and their son Connor, and daughters Hannah and Lauren.
Ned has served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq CWST) since December 2012. Ned joined Casella in December 2004 and has served most recently as the Company’s Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations. From 2002 until joining Casella, Ned served as the Chief Financial Officer and was a member of the Board of Directors of Avedro, Inc. (FKA ThermalVision, Inc.) an early stage medical device company that he co-founded. From 1997 to 2001, he served as a research and development engineer for Lockheed Martin Michoud Space Systems working on solid-state welding development for the Space Shuttle program.
Ned holds a MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Science from Brown University in Materials Science Engineering. Ned and his wife, Elizabeth, and their two sons live in Rutland, VT and their kids are involved in the KSC/KMS ski development program. Ned has served as a KMS Trustee since 2020.
In 1988, Denise and her late-husband Fred opened Peak Performance Ski Shop in Killington, Vermont, and she has been intimately involved in skiing, the ski industry, and ski racing ever since. Denise's and Fred's three sons grew up ski racing at Killington, attended Killington Mountain School, and ski raced at Middlebury College.
In addition to owning and operating Peak Performance Ski Shop, Denise is a certified advanced emergency medical technician and wilderness emergency medical technician. She is actively involved in the Killington community as a member of Killington Fire & Rescue, where she serves as Treasurer, Head of First Response, and member of the Killington Search and Rescue Team. Denise also serves as the Vice President of the Tara Foundation USA--a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people living in the Himalaya and helping them preserve their traditional culture. Denise is also a committed volunteer for First Descents--a non-profit organization that provides outdoor adventure opportunities to young adults impacted by cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Richard F. Morrison, Trustee Emeritus
Dick is the president of Revelon Technology Partners, Inc., a wholly-owned consulting and investment company and a member of the board of directors of the Aberdeen Group, Inc., and former member of the board of directors for Shearson Lehman Brothers, NASDAQ, Inc., Depository Trust Company and Cytrol, Inc., as well as past senior vice-president of and CIO of the Travelers Group and Travelers Insurance Companies.
Richard H. Morse, Trustee Emeritus
Dick is the chairman of Boston Financial Management, Inc,. a private investment-management company. He is the co-founder and former director of the North American Instrument Corporation. Dick is a graduate of Bowdoin College, holding a degree in economics. He is also the founder of Penmor Aviation, LLC and the Duxbury Maritime School. Dick is currently a member of the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society and is active in Bowdoin College Alumni activities. Dick has two sons that graduated from the Killington Mountain School. His son, Michael, a member of the U.S. Ski Team, competed in freestyle skiing at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Dick has served as a KMS trustee since 1997.