With the exception of one paid coach, an all volunteer team leads our club. Our club leadership includes our Juniors Head Coach (Cate Brams), our Youth Head Coach (Jim Stock), a volunteer Board of Directors, Board committees, and Operations committees for each program.

Juniors Head Coach


Our Juniors head coach, Cate Brams, grew up in the Boston area, and learned to ski race in the EMBK / CSU pipeline (the predecessor teams for EMXC). In 2022, she was named as the NENSA Coach of the Year! She then raced for Middlebury College, where she qualified for NCAA Championships, was named First Team All-East, and was team captain in her senior year. After graduating from Middlebury in 2018, Cate joined the Sun Valley Gold Team for the 2018-2019 season. She missed the Weston Ski Track so much, however, that she made the move back to Boston, where she worked as an AmeriCorps Legal Advocate at the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Cate is a US Ski and Snowboard L200 certified coach. As a club leader and employee, Cate is excited about technique development, klister days, the double pole test, and getting the next generation of EMXC Juniors stoked on skiing.

You can contact Cate at cate.brams@emxc.org

Youth Head Coach


Our Youth head coach, Jim Stock, grew up canoeing, sailing, and skiing in the Minnesota outdoors. He learned to love cross-country ski racing in college as a member and captain of the Yale Ski Team. Now a US Ski and Snowboard L200 certified coach, Coach Stock has served as the head coach for EMXC Youth and its predecessor EMBK for more than 20 years. He has long taught as a professor of economics at Harvard, serving a stint as President Obama's top economic adviser on climate as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, and more recently was appointed Harvard's first Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability. Coach Stock values cross-country skiing as a lifelong family sport, and his coaching focuses on developing youth ski racers who love to ski well while having fun!

You can contact Jim at youth@emxc.org

Board Members

An all volunteer Board governs EMXC and all of its programs. Board members include current parents of Juniors athletes, Youth athletes, and parents of graduated athletes. Many of the Board members coach in either the Juniors or Youth program and several are certified at the L100 or L200 level by US Ski and Snowboard.

You can contact all of the Board members at board@emxc.org

Board Chair, Philip Walton


Treasurer, Terry Wong


Secretary, Kris Scopinich


Member, Barry Kitch


Member, Sue LaChance


Member, Rebecca McNeill


Board Committees

The Board, in conjunction with representatives from both programs, operates the following committees:

  • Events & Fundraising
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Safety & Health
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Personnel
  • Programs

Safety & Health Committee

The Safety & Health Committee oversees safety and health policies and guidance for both the Juniors and Youth Programs. You can contact the committee by emailing safety@emxc.org.

  • Jonathan Brenner
  • Erin Lake
  • Christina Scirica

Youth Operations Committee

For information on the Youth Operations Committee visit the Youth leadership section of our website.

Juniors Operations Committee

For information on the Juniors Operations Committee visit the Juniors leadership section of our website.