COAC Staff


Trevor Miller
President

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


Jon Tapper
Vice President

Jon Tapper has been a front/side/backcountry enthusiast since 1994, and has lived in Central Oregon since 2003. Having also lived in Telluride, Big Sky, and SaltLake, Jon has been exposed to the ski/backcountry community for… more


Zoë Roy
Development Director

Zoë is originally from the land of maple leaves and 'eh', however she left Canada at a young age and grew up in Bend, Oregon. She skipped town after high school and recently moved back… more


Bryce Kellogg
Director

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


Lauren Altemari
Director

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


David Gaines
Director

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


Chuck Ehlert
Director

Chuck is from the PNW. A BS degree from Oregon State University and a MS from Air Defense University, Chuck spent the first 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and plans on spending the… more


Jereme Monteau
Director

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
Director

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


Adam Stroup
Director

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


Gabriel Coler
Forecaster

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
Forecaster

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