These people are responsible for carrying out the policies of
the Board of Directors on a day-to-day basis.
Candice Boswith: Executive Director and Membership Chairperson
Elmore: Sports Director
- In charge of issues
regarding various aspects of national snowshoe racing.
- Mark has been an active Snowshoe
athlete and event director since 1989. He is a certified USSSA Nordic
Sprint Official and
works for the City of Raleigh N.C. Parks & Recreation Dept. as the
Facility Manager of the Lake Johnson Waterfront Program Center & Park.
He sits on the Exexcutive Committee of the Federation de Raquette a
Neige (FIRAN).. He serves the USSSA as the Sport
Director. Mark has hosted such
events as the North American Snowshoe Classic and the Inaugural 2001
U.S. National Snowshoe Championships. Mark also founded and directed the Beekmantown 'Snowshoe' Eagles Club, which won the International Snowshoe
Championships in 1998, 1999, and 2000. He has served as a Track and
Field Coach for nearly 25 years to athletes of all ages, including
Olympic medalists and former World Record Holders. His email address is
Mike Bucek: Marketing
- In charge of all
aspects regarding the presentation of the USSSA to the public
- Mike is a social Studies
teacher and graphic artist from Glens Falls, NY. He serves as the
USSSA's Marketing Director. Mike has high altitude trekking and
mountaineering experience. He serves as our advisor on Winter Safety.
His email address is
Phillip Gary-Smith: USSSA's Senior Correspondent
Senior Editor, Snowshoe Magazine
Media Matters, Columnist, Radioactive Drag Racing News
Harmonizing Trails Columnist, MWE (Midwest Events) Magazine
Correspondent, Ultra Running Magazine
Phillip Gary Smith lives and writes in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
HARMONIZING: Keys to Living in the Song of Life,
his second book, is released. His first book, a true story of
the ultra distance Superior Trail Races, is
He is involved with three book projects, one with co-author,
Brad Canham, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, on snowshoeing.
He has retired as a Founding Board Member of the
Upper Midwest Trail Runners where he created two trail race
series, two championship events, and co-created the second
largest snowshoe race series in the country.
He has been an investment professional for 35
years with Feltl and Company, Minneapolis. He and his wife enjoy
one daughter in law school and a daughter and her husband who
corporate careers in the twin cities.
Cobb: Website Manager
- Steve got involved with snowshoe
racing while attending Paul Smith's College in the Adirondack Mountains
of New York in the late 1990s. He has been involved with both Boy and
Girl Scouts where he has been able to share his love of all things
outdoors for many years. Steve has brought his talents in website
design and management (his other love) to the USSSA, ESSRA and IASSRF.
Steve is currently working as the Camp Ranger for a Girl Scout council
in Michigan. He can be reached at