The USSSA is governed on a bi-level basis. The USSSA Board of Directors serve an advisory function within the USSSA. Their charge is to consider issues relating to all aspects of snowshoeing as described in the purposes of the USSSA Charter. The USSSA Officers are responsible for carrying out the directions of the Board of Directors on a day to day basis
When the USSSA Regionalized in 2001, representatives from each region were elected by the snowshoe racers within their regions. These USSSA Board of Regional Area Representatives (BORAD) can cast one vote on issues regarding the present national snowshoe racing circuit.



USSSA Board of Directors

Sherman & Taylor. DGS Consultants
Jim Schreiner and his wife Betty
 Their area of expertise is amateur athletics. They have one son and daughter in law who are Olympians
in Biathlon. The other son was world class in flat water kayaking. Jim and Betty own and operate a
Cross-Country/Biathlon Center in Day, NY. Betty also serves as an advisor to us on health and self
sufficiency for people with handicapping conditions.
Gene Bowen
Gene is a retired mechanical engineer from Weston Mills, NY. He helped develop our nordic sprint snowshoe
Racing package, and certified Sprint Official, he is a stickler for details and has served as Technical Director
in many races.

USSSA Officers
            These people are responsible for carrying out the policies of
the Board of Directors on a day-to-day basis.
Mark 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 serves as the Clinton County Youth bureau's Recreation Director in Plattsburgh, NY. He serves the USSSA as the Sport Director, and is the Vice President/Secretary of the Empire State Snowshoe Racing Association
 (ESSRA). Mark has hosted such events as the North American Snowshoe Classic and the Inaugural 2001 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships. Mark also founded and directs 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 Director
 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.
Stephen 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, and ESSRA.  He can be reached at

Candice Bosworth: Membership Chairperson