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Sean Doll



Professor Doll has professional experience with Eastern Mountain Sports, Recreation Equipment Incorporated, Xanterra Travel Collection in Yellowstone National Park, B-Bar Guest Ranch and Nordic Center, Lee County Parks and Recreation in North Carolina, and Omni Mount Washington Resort and Bretton Woods Ski Area (OMWR/BW). Most recently, with OMWR/BW he was heavily involved with marketing and public relations and oversaw sales, event management, adventure activities, guest relations, the Bretton Woods Nordic Center, and general mountain resort management. While serving as president of the Twin Mountain/Bretton Woods Chamber of Commerce, Professor Doll also served on other various boards and committees throughout northern New Hampshire and Vermont.

Professor Doll currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New England Ski Museum and he is a member of the Connecticut River Joint Commission Riverbend Subcommittee. Additionally, he has volunteered as a lead fly fishing instructor for the Dr. Richard J. Schilling Fly Fishing Celebration, and annually volunteers for the Ragnar Reach the Beach Relay, the Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon, and the Lyndon Outing Club, a small local ski area located across town from the Lyndon campus.

While Professor Doll’s main focus is on the ski industry through our Mountain Resort Management concentration, he also manages interns from both concentrations within the Adventure Education, Leadership and Tourism department (Mountain Resort Management and Adventure Education) and visits them wherever their internships might take them – from working at golf resorts in Florida to Heli-skiing operations in Alaska, from backcountry skiing in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming to hiking in the Grand Canyon in the middle of the summer, and so on. Professor Doll also leads a sophomore field practicum where he travels with students to our six partner resorts here in New England: Bretton Woods Mountain Resort, Burke Mountain, Cannon Mountain, Jay Peak Resort, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, and Stowe Mountain Resort.

Professor Doll strongly believes in making the effort to have personal, face-to-face interactions with the organizations that host our interns as a way to maintain relationships in the field for the benefit of future students and interns. He also believes getting out in the field helps keep the information he shares in his classes current. Back on campus, when Professor Doll is in the classroom, he likes to deliver course content by keeping things light, fun and entertaining.

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Deborah Danforth


Assistant to the Dean and Faculty

Man in neon yellow jacket smiles at the camera with a rock in his hand. While on a mountain.
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Brad Moskowitz


Professor & Program Coordinator: Outdoor Education, Leadership, and Tourism

Brad Moskowitz not only loves the outdoors, but he also has a passion for sharing with others the transformative power of the natural world and the adventures that we seek therein. Teaching future outdoor professionals takes him well beyond the classroom to the mountains, forests, and waters of New England, and even to the raging rivers, enchanting deserts and jagged peaks of the American West and beyond. He has guided students on expeditions to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Utah, and West Virginia, and internationally to Canada, Costa Rica, Equador, and Peru.

His students become instructors and course directors for programs like NOLS and Outward Bound, teachers and leaders in public and private schools (from forest preschools to university programs), business owners and entrepreneurs, and mountain guides on the earth’s most breathtaking terrain.

He is an avid rock climber, mountain and gravel cyclist, a former rafting guide, and an accomplished skier who enjoys all disciplines, but prefers the Telemark turn in backcountry terrain. Brad’s honeymoon was a 1,200-mile, off-road, self-contained mountain biking trip that followed the continental divide from Jackson, WY, to Farmington, NM.

Looking back on the 21 days of riding, camping and coping with the challenges of the trip, he admits, “It wasn’t the most romantic of honeymoons.” Looking forward, he says, “I tell my students that the role they take in outdoor education has the enormous capacity to change someone’s life, which then has the potential to affect change in communities, society at large, and the world.”

Brad also serves part-time on the Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol and is on the Technical Rescue Team.

He holds the following professional credentials: AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) Multi-Pitch Instructor; AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide; Level 2 Licensed Idaho Ski Guide; Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT and State of Vermont); Wilderness First Responder; Level 2 Challenge Course Practitioner; Leave No Trace Master Educator (Level 3); Bicycle Instructor Certification Program Level 2 Instructor and Guide (expired)

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Gary Marmer


Part-Time Professor

Professor Marmer serves as the President of ForceTen Marketing, a consulting firm specializing in assisting growing consumer-oriented businesses in devising effective marketing strategies and tactics. The company also provides digital and traditional marketing services, as well as sales training and management expertise to clients.

Professor Marmer’s professional journey began in the field of accounting at Boston Whaler. After obtaining his M.B.A. in marketing from Babson College, he joined Reebok, where he progressively advanced to become Director of Global Product Marketing and then Director of U.S. Brand Marketing.

During the late 1990s, Professor Marmer made the move to Vermont and took on the position of Vice President of Marketing at Questech, a startup venture that he helped evolve into a significant enterprise. Following this successful stint, he went on to become the President of a startup focused on outdoor apparel retail. Upon the sale of that company, Professor Marmer embarked on his own entrepreneurial journey with the establishment of ForceTen Marketing.

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George Forstbauer


Adjunct Professor

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Ben Mirkin


Associate Professor

Ben Mirkin’s students find out quickly that this is one outdoor adventure expert who takes hands-on learning literally. “I firmly believe in the need for extensive time in the field. This means everyone needs to learn to be competent and comfortable in the woods – which is done by spending a lot of time there. If someone wants to be a climbing guide, they must spend lots of time climbing. Experience is key.” The goal is to bring theory to life by having students be a part of it. “This does not necessarily mean playing,” Professor Mirkin says, “although sometimes it does.”

He lives what he teaches at VTSU-Lyndon. In the winter, you will find him scaling the ice cliffs at Lake Willoughby and skiing on nearby Mt. Washington. In the summer, he climbs at a variety of local cliffs and points his mountain bike toward the paths at nearby Kingdom Trails.

Ben has extensive training and certification with the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE). He also instructs courses for our students through both AIARE and the AMGA.

Professor Mirkin is an avid backcountry skier, mountain biker, and a rock and ice climber. He came to VTSU -Lyndon in 2013 and is a full-time associate professor of the Adventure Education concentration. Prior to the university, Professor Mirkin spent nine years at The White Mountain School working with students with learning difficulties and as director of White Mountain Climbing Camp. He has taught college Adventure Education courses at UNH, Plymouth State University, and the University of Northern Colorado, in addition to leading extended wilderness courses throughout the American northeast, northwest, Canadian Rockies and Alaska. He is excited to share his passion for using the outdoors to help students learn and teach.

When he meets a student for the first time, he will ask, “What’s your dream job?” The answers fascinate him. “I have heard everything from a rock climbing guide to a naturalist, to a game warden or heli ski guide, and many things in between. I have seen our students get every one of these dream jobs! Our students are pretty great.” He is particularly impressed with first-in-family students and veterans. “They tend to be motivated to learn in order to better themselves and their position in life, and if they enter the field I teach in, they are following their passion.”

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Frank Pauze’

Coordinator, Resort & Hospitality Management

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Dennis Reilly


Assistant Professor

After a successful career in the aerospace and defense industry, both as a producer and manufacturer of defense products and as a consultant to the Department of Defense, Dr. Dennis Reilly transitioned from the boardroom to the classroom. Dr. Reilly was president of Jenoptik Defense Inc., responsible for building a US presence for the German-based international corporation in Jupiter, FL, and International Defense Security Solutions in Leesburg, VA. Before that role, Dr. Reilly was a vice president of General Dynamics Mission Systems, a significant supplier of high-tech optical products to the DoD and DHS. Dr. Reilly has worked and lived in Europe for 15 years, leading global, multicultural, high-tech corporations.

Before joining the Castleton University College of Business, Dr. Reilly taught graduate and undergraduate courses in International Business, Organizational and Strategic Leadership, Organizational Change Management, and Organizational Strategy in the Global Environment at Colorado State University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, South University, and Southern New Hampshire University. Dr. Reilly holds a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University, a Master’s Degree in International Management from Colorado State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Technology from Charter Oak State College in CT.

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Timothy Egan


Part-Time Faculty

Tim is a specialist in broadcast and web based video content services in marketing and
media affairs practicing in New England & Canada. Via offices in Sugar Hill, NH, &
Boston, MA he researches; build relationships with; creatively implements; and analyzes
the power of – the media industry for business, education and government clients.
He is a Board Member & Media Advisor for Catalyst Story Institute/Content Festival in
Duluth, MN guiding the development of digital video content. As well, a Consulting
Executive Producer of broadcast television programming at Moody Street TV in
Waltham, MA. He has two New England Emmy Awards as Writer/Director/Producer,
among his 28 Emmy Nominations during his 25 plus year career in New England.
He is Part-Time Faculty at sister schools in the Vermont Sate College System: since
January 2014 teaching in the Visual Arts, English/Philosophy/Film and Business
Departments at NVU-Lyndon; since Spring of 2016 teaching in the Business Department
at NVU-Johnson. In 2016 named Co-Director of NVU’s incubator Without Walls, that
supports small business development with experienced student labor. In 2020 he was
elected NVU-Lyndon Delegate for Part/Time Faculty Union Chapter VT-AFT Local 7810.
With a nod to media industry development, in 2012 he was named the inaugural
Marketing Chair for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences until 2018 when
it was incorporated into his current role: Chair of Strategic Planning. He served as
National Trustee in 2010-2012, after two terms as President of the New England Chapter
and Founding Co-Chair of Presidents Council for NATAS, from 2006 to 2010.
Upon moving to NH, in 2011 Tim was appointed as Business Representative/Media
Advisor to The NH/Canada Trade Council. In 2017 he was elected a VP for the New
England Canada Business Council and named VP-Programs Chair in 2020; in 2018
appointed Treasurer of Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, VT. In 2018 he was elected to
the NH House of Representatives for Grafton District #2. In 2020 he was re-elected and
formed the House Dems Communications Team supporting sitting legislators.
He is a principle in Sugar Hill Associates, a forward thinking media training firm teaching
the power of media exposure and helping clients to maximize it. Along with
communication content clients, he is a media/PR advisor to 11:11 Studios, A2C
Consulting, Arcserve, The BIA of NH, The Canadian Consul-General of New England, The
Cannabis Certification Council, NBC Boston, NECN, MIT’s Technology Review &
Passumpsic Bank. He was a media services consultant to: Presidential Campaigns of Sen.
Joe Biden (DE.) in 2008 & 2020, Gov. Jerry Brown (CA.) in 1992, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray (MA)
in 2010, Sen. President Therese Murray (MA) in 2011 & Jim King for US Senate in 2012
(MA) and the NH House – Environmental Caucus from 2014-16.
In his spare time he received an M.S. in Marketing (’15) magna cum laude at
and lives in/enjoys the White Mountains of NH with his wife Betty & daughter Maggie

Elizabeth, Margaret and Timothy Egan
2015 Boston/New England Emmy Awards -Multiple Nominee
Boston, MA

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