Tim and Diane Mueller, owners ofOkemo Mountain Resort are pleased to announce staff promotions andadditions at Okemo Mountain Resort.Michael Kraatz has been named Director of Planning andPermitting. In his new position, he will oversee all aspects of Okemo’sreal estate planning and development. Michael came to Okemo in 1985 andwas formerly Manager of Rental/Repair and oversaw Okemo’s retail and foodand beverage operations. Michael will also serve as a Division Manager atOkemo. Michael replaces Dan Petraska, Okemo’s VP of Resort Developmentand Planning. Dan has been with Tim and Diane Mueller for the past 30years and will be retiring in the Fall.Ethan Mueller has been promoted to the position of Assistant Directorof Operations where he will oversee Okemo’s Cutting Edge Learning Center,Racing and Mountain Services departments. Ethan has worked in many phasesof Okemo’s operations including grooming, snowmaking, lift operations,rental/repair and culinary services.Jay Beardsley has been promoted to the position of Director ofFacilities Maintenance. He has been with the Okemo since 1990 and mostrecently served as the Assistant Facilities Manager. Jay will oversee allaspects of the resort’s four-season building and condominium maintenance,along with all of the base facilities and on-mountain buildings.Tom Spelas has been promoted to the position of Exterior AssistantFacilities Manager. Tom came to Okemo in 1985 and has served as theTraffic Control Supervisor and most recently as the Solitude VillageProperty Manager. Tom brings his extensive experience in carpentry andproperty management to his new position.Kristi Richardson has been promoted to the position of InteriorAssistant Facilities Manager where she will oversee all interior aspectsof the Building Maintenance Department, as well as the new Jackson GoreInn. Kristi has been with Okemo since 1990 and has held the position ofAdministrative Assistant Facilities Director since 1993.Rick Alexander has been promoted to the position of FacilitiesManager at Okemo’s new Jackson Gore Inn. Rick has working in severaldifferent departments including Mountain Operations, Snowmaking, LiftOperation and most recently as the Manager of Okemo’s Rental and RepairShop. Rick also serves as Okemo’s Safety Director.Richard Goodrich has been promoted to the position of NightFacilities Manager. He will oversee all aspects of the eveningmaintenance of the buildings and condominiums. He has worked in theFacilities Department since 1996.Chris Saylor has been named Snow Stars Manager and will overseeOkemo’s children’s ski and snowboard program. Chris previously worked asa Snow Stars Supervisor and brings his experience with children andteaching to the Snow Stars Center.Additions:Chris Doyle has been hired as Okemo’s Advertising/MarketingManager. He brings experience from resort and agency operations to hisnew position.