Kevin Stickelman brings more than 20 years of ski industry and outdoor recreation management experience to the National Ability Center. Stickelman’s success in his previous role heavily influenced the Board’s decision to appoint him CEO in the summer of 2018. An amputee himself, Stickelman recognizes how adaptive recreation empowers individuals of all abilities.
Stickelman majored in engineering at Kansas State University and the University of Utah before transitioning into mountain resort management. He holds professional certifications from the US Ski and Snowboard Association as an alpine coach and Professional Ski Instructors Association as a level 3 certified ski instructor. Highly regarded within the organization and in the local community as a leader, Stickelman is dedicated to carrying on the legacy of empowering people of all abilities to maximize their individual potential.