Originally from Maine, Caitie or “CQ”, is generally excited. She’s on a lifelong quest to be a morning person and enjoys early mornings in the snow, and especially early mornings in the snow on skis. CQ instructs rec courses, professional courses, and is also the AAI Staffing Manager.

When she is not working, CQ can be found conjuring up the next remote ski trip or self-made triathlon, baking, and hanging out with other people’s dogs. 

Our instructors are the core of your experience with the American Avalanche Institute.  They bring the science and knowledge of avalanche safety to life in real-world settings.  If you’re interested in learning more fromone of our amazing instructors check out our full course offerings today.