COAC Staff

Elliott Reed

Elliott got his start working in snow as a professional ski patroller, first on Mt. Hood and then at Mt. Bachelor where he worked for 3 seasons. Overtime, Elliott transitioned to working as a ski… more

Gabriel Coler

I have been working as a forecaster for the Central Oregon Avalanche center since we started writing forecasts in 2020, and I’ve been a professional observer since 2013. I also work as an IFMGA guide;… more

Aaron Hartz

Aaron is an Oregon native and started skiing at a young age. After being introduced to backcountry skiing, he started climbing and skiing the Cascade Volcanoes to prolong the ski season. He is currently a… more