SP will be led by Sarah Sckeei, a veteran of the outdoor industry. After graduating from Panoma College, Sarah went to work for an adventure guide service that took clients on bicycle trips (road and mountain), backpacking trips, XC skiing, and snowshoe trips. Sarah spent seven years with this organization, four of the years leading the trips, and the final three years managing the organization. While working in the management capacity, Sarah increased sales by 37%. Following her seven years at (name omitted) Sarah went onto obtain her MBA from the University of Oregon. While Sarah believed that her previous seven years of work experience was invaluable, she though that an MBA would provide her with even more skills and analytical frameworks to make her more successful.
Following her MBA, Sarah moved to Bend and began working at Mt. Bachelor, responsible for their skate skiing and snow shoe programs. Sarah spent two years with Mt. Bachelor and this provided her with incredible experience and insight for this new and exciting market. After the second year Sarah decided that she wanted to be working for herself and began to look into writing a business plan for a new venture. Through contacts that she had, she found out that she could enter into a lease with the National Forest Service for the use of some of their access roads to be used as ski trails. As this deal began to solidify, Sarah began to actively seek out capital and quickly raised the requisite funds.