Board Members

  • Kristi Schiermeier
    President of the board, Kristi Schiermeier was born and raised on the
    Camas Prairie, where her grand parents homesteaded. She broke her leg
    on her second run down Timber at Soldier Mountain where she also met her husband, Don Schiermeier, who was a ski instructor at Soldier in 1977. Kristi and her husband are dedicated volunteers. They have owned and operated four businesses in the community. Kristi's greatest accomplishment in life has been raising her four amazing children. She is a grandma of one very precious grand baby.
    Winston Ellis
    Vice President
    Winston Ellis, Vice President of the Board, came to Idaho from Maine 14 years ago after selling a small marine hardware manufacturing business that he had started and operated for 20 years. He now does computer aided drafting for a local construction firm. He has pushed for the community operation of Soldier Mountain Ski Area since the earliest suggestion that a gift of the business to a non-profit organization might be possible. He is an enthusiastic skier and lives in Camas County.
    Nancy Hallowell
    Board Member and CFO
    Nancy (Renfrow) Hallowell moved to Fairfield in 1972 when her father retired from the Navy. Her dad was born just north of the ski area at the Soldier Creek Sawmill site and was raised on the Camas Prairie. Nancy attended Jr. High and High School at Camas, was an honor society member all four years of high school and graduated in 1978. Nancy learned to ski at Soldier Mtn. and worked there during her high school years. After attending college at BSU she worked for the YMCA in Boise as an office manager and sales/marketing director. She moved to the Wood River Valley in 1986 after landing a job with Scott USA/Pre Ski’s in their accounting department and worked there for 8 years. In 1994 she married Dirk Hallowell and moved back “home” to the Camas Prairie. They have a son, Drew, born in 1997, who attends Camas Co. High School. Nancy now owns her own bookkeeping business serving a number of local small business owners as well as doing books for O1O Ranch, the family farm that spouse and Nancy work with parents Doug and Norma. Along with sitting as a Board Member to Soldier Mountain Ski Area, Nancy is their CFO and handles the bookkeeping aspects of the business.