The Buzz

This section is dedicated to news, trends, video clips, photo's and training topics.

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PSIA Names Matt Boyd to Third Term  - April 2016, In a challenging selection process Matt Boyd earns his third term on the PSIA National Team.

PSIA Names Jeb Boyd Team Manager  - Oct 2015, Jeb is selected as the National Team Manager to mentor and guide the team.

Men's Journal features Arc2Arc  - Nov 2012, Jeb talks to Men's Journal about how to Be A Better Skier this winter.

Marker Volkl Partners with PSIA  - Oct 2012, Matt signs on to endorse and use Marker Bindings and Volkl skis.

National Team Workshop Blog  - Oct 2012, Peter Kray discusses how the National Team embraces the future while honoring the past.

World Waterpark Association Convention Best Speaker - Oct 2012, Matt, who also serves as the Operations Director at The Whale's Tale Waterpark in the summer months, was recognized as the Speaker of the Year at the recent World Waterpark Association Tradeshow and Symposium in Las Vegas, NV. He presented his views on hiring, training and managing Key Personnel in a highly specialized industry. This topic is very relevant to the entire sports and recreation industry as we all see turn over and struggle to fill key positions annually. His practical solutions were a huge hit.

High Tech - Low Cost  - Oct 2012, For the second year in a row Kathy was invited to speak at the World Waterpark Association Convention. This year she shared low cost software solutions that have big benefits.

Waterville Valley Promotes Kathy - Sept 2012, For the 2012-13 season, Kathy will add Children's Center Manager to her responsibilies at Waterville Valley. Waterville was voted 3rd for Family Programs by readers of Ski Magazine. She hopes to move up to the #1 spot this season.

PSIA Names 2012-2016 National Alpine Team - May 2012, Jeb is selected for his third term, and Matt is named for a second term on PSIA's elite National Team.

Jeb Boyd Honored for WWA Board Service - Oct 2011, at the 31st World Waterpark Annual Symposium & Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA,. Jeb was honored for his six years of service on their Board of Directors.

Maintenance Magic: How to Hire and Train Maintenance Techs for Waterparks - Oct 2011, Matt presents at the World Waterpark Conference in New Orleans. During the session he shared strategies to help maintenance managers hire, train and adapt to new Maintenance Techs using proven methods that can help facilities keep operating smoothly.

Ebbs & Flows: Control Costs By Optimizing Your Operations in Real Time - Oct 2011, Jeb and Kathy present at the World Waterpark Conference in New Orleans. During the session they presented a systematic and strategic approach to managing park operations relative to business levels while controlling costs and maintaining guest and staff satisfaction.

World Waterpark Magazine - June 2011, Kathy writes a feature article about the Whale's Tale for the World Waterpark Association's magazine. She took the pictures too! Follow the link to check out an excerpt or visit to see the whole article. - July 2010, Whale's Tale Waterpark opens Shipwreck Island, the biggest and best expansion in 25 years.

PSIA-e: Eastern Team Announced - March 2010, Kathy Brennan earns a spot on PSIA's Eastern Team.

SWIM Award Recipients - Jeb, Matt and Kathy earn recognition from the World Waterpark Assocation for Superior Waterpark Inspirational and Motivational Employee Training Programs.

Ski Press Gear Test 2010 - In the spring of 2009, Kathy joined others at Mont Saint Anne to test the 2010 skis. Check out the article to find your gear for the season.

Go With A Pro on NESN - Check out the NESN TV schedule to find out when PSIA National Team Members and Arc2Arc coaches Jeb and Matt Boyd with be sharing tips for varying ski conditions.

2010 Vancouver Olympics - Do you want to see skiing?! Visit NBC's site to cast your vote.  Alpine Skiing currently has 0%.

May 12, 2008 Press Release - Brothers Jeb and Matt Boyd earn coveted spots on PSIA's National Demonstration Team.

Ski Press World - "And the Winners Are...PSIA/AASI Choose National Teams" May 5, 2008 - Ski Press reports on the National Team Selection including Matt & Jeb.

Epic Ski Forum: National Team Announced - Forum that discuss the National Team Selection process and highlights Arc2Arc's newest member, Matt Boyd.

Go With A Pro - National Team Member Profile - Jeb Boyd

Waterville Valley Video Playbook Tips - Kathy shares a tip on how to help moving forward in a turn.

Afton Alps Ski School Forum - Jeb, Matt and Kathy discuss what should be included in every lesson and what's the future of ski instruction in the US.

2007-8 Masterfit Boot Review - Kathy works with Masterfit to review ski boots for the 07-08 season.

Making It Fun PSIA-e's Snow Pro, Early Winter 2004 - Kathy gives hints to help keep a lesson fun and educational for everyone.

Tele Transfer for Alpine Carving PSIA-e's Snow Pro, Fall 2004 - Kathy uses her tele experience to help eliminate a big lead change in her skiing.

Terrain Park Guidelines / Instruction PSIA-e's Snow Pro, Winter 2003 - Kathy and Jeb share guidelines for teaching in a terrain park.

Ski Magazine's Top 100 Ski Instructors - 2003 - Honors Kathy