||LOU LORENZ - Lou has been active in the organization and administration of professional ski instruction for more than 50 years. He served on the Intermountain Ski Instructors Association (ISIA) board for 17 years, was its president for three, a member of its certification committee for 10 and was its chairman for three. He started skiing in 1946 and began teaching for the Deseret News Ski School in 1950. He obtained his ISIA certification in 1956, after beginning his professional teaching career at Alta three years prior. While teaching at Alta for 10 years, was also the director of the ski school at Little Mountain. Later he co-founded the Greater Salt Lake Ski School that contracted ski teaching at Solitude and Gorgoza. In 1971, he was named a lifetime member of the PSIA. In 1996, he became the seventh inductee into the PSIA-I Hall of Fame. Lou is a charter member of the Ski Archives Board. Lou passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2003. 1111 §j§f GENE PALMER - In the 1960s when the Teton Valley community dreamed of having a world-class ski resort, Gene was a driving force in helping to facilitate that dream. He served on the first board of Directors for Grand Targhee Resort and only resigned in 1969 to become the director of skiing and the ski school. When Big Valley Corporation purchased the resort in 1975, Gene was asked by the new owners to remain as the director. He held that position until his semi-retirement in 1995. This winter, Gene begins his 36th season as a ski teacher, educator and role model at Grand Targhee. He is infamous for driving the 100 mile plus round-trip drive from his farm in Rexburg, Idaho, to Alta,Wyoming, each day since 1969. It is obviously his love of skiing that motivates him to do so. Gene has been a member of PSIA since 1961 and has held posts as divisional president, divisional education vice president, divisional co-education vice president, national board member and as a PSIA examiner for 20 years. Gene's contributions to the ski industry are legendary and his abilities as mentor, educator and cheerleader for all aspiring snow sport teachers are truly inspiring. CLARK PARKINSON - With the title of "Instructor Emeritus," Clark is the longest tenured employee at Park City Mountain Resort. And that's no surprise considering that he began teaching in 1962 when the resort opened. Clark obtained his ISIA certification in 1966 and immediately became involved in the organization and administration of the Intermountain Division. He subsequently became secretary, board member and, in 1970, president. He was named a Lifetime Member of PSIA in 1979, a member of the PSIA Past Presidents' Advisory Committee and Chairman of its Hall of Fame Committee. He is a charter member of the J. Willard Marriott Library Ski Archives Advisory Board, past finance chair, chair and past chair. He was one of the first staff volunteers for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, signing on in 1998 when he assisted SLOC's volunteer recruitment and selection process. During the Games his volunteer duties found him at the Olympic Village in the National Olympic Service Center.