COAC Staff

Trevor Miller

Trevor arrived to Central Oregon in the fall of 2007. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, he grew up skiing in the Wasatch Range while being exposed to some of the finest avalanche forecasting personalities… more

Lauren Altemari
Development Director

Originally from the Southeast, Lauren started sliding on snow when she moved to Oregon nine years ago. After resort snowboarding for many seasons, she switched to two sticks and found pure joy in exploring untracked… more

Adam Stroup

A southern Oregon native, Adam moved to Central Oregon in 1998. Although an avid mountain biker, fungi enthusiast and a part-time Idaho river guide during the snow-free months, he’s more at home on a snowmobile… more

Bryce Kellogg

Bryce is a native Oregonian, enthusiastic backcountry skier, and forest ecologist. Since moving to Bend in 2016 and getting his AIARE level 1 certification, He has enjoyed exploring widely on skis from remote backcountry lines… more

David Gaines

Dave moved to Bend in the mid 1970’s from Northern Michigan. Having already learned to ski he was excited to see his first mountains and soon started his ski racing career. His first “backcountry” experience… more

Jereme Monteau

Jereme grew up exploring the peaks of the Chugach range near Anchorage, Alaska by all means necessary. Within weeks of relocating to Bend in 2015, he set a fast time on the South Sister climb… more

Shane Roy

Shane grew up skiing in Maine and quickly found his way west where he discovered the joy of sharing a skin track with friends. He and his wife have been visiting family in Bend since… 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

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