Interconnect Guide Bios

Brian Brechwald

Brian Brechwald

Hometown: Park City, UT
Ski Preference: Alpine Touring occasional Telemark
Power Snack of choice: Black Licorice
Unique: I suffer from a rare condition called Powder Fever, resulting in an elevated heart-rate and emotional euphoria.

Bio: The Wasatch mountains are alive in the winter and for two decades I have been drawn to the range's backcountry, both recreationally and professionally. As a an avalanche educator and professional mountain guide. I have gained an appreciation for the dynamic nature of our topography and ecosystem. I feel privileged to work in the mountains, and to be able to share and experience that passion with my wife and son.

Chris Peters

Chris Peters

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Ski Preference: Telemark + Alpine
Power Snack of choice: Snickers
Unique: The amount of food I can put away considering my small frame.

Bio: If you work outdoors, Utah offers some of the best scenery, skiing, biking and any other mountain sport you can think of. The backcountry is a the perfect place to enjoy all that the Wasatch has to offer & provides endless challenges. I am also the founder and owner of a bike service shop in Park City, Endurance Cycle Serivce. You can ask Luke, if it's fixable, I can make it happen.

Calvin Hebert

Guide - Calvin Hebert

Hometown: PNW
Ski Preference: Alpine
Power Snack of choice: crusty bread & good cheese
Unique: Snowmobiles more than he drives.

Bio: A carpenter by trade, a guide in the Tetons in summers & a guide in the Wasatch in the winters.

Jay Burke

Guide - Jay Burke

Hometown: Wendell, Idaho
Ski Preference: Not Telemark
Power Snack of choice: Dots
Unique: I burped the ABC's to win the talent contest at my first Boy Scout Camp!

Bio: When I'm not skiing, or riding a bike, or hanging out with my family somewhere insanely cool, you can find me riding my office chair. I like marking, branding and communications, especially strategizing for start-up companies! I own a small brand communications firm called Snow Chicken that is based out of Park City, UT. I'm also the Race Director of the Park City Point 2 Point Endurance Mountain Bike Race, if you think you're really tuff come try it,

Matt Meinhold

Guide - Matt Meinhold

Hometown: Amherst, New Hampshire
Ski Preference: Recovering Telemark addict
Power Snack of choice: Sausage, egg and cheese bites
Unique: I have to snowmobile to my house in the winter.

Bio: Currently a Captain / Paramedic with Park City Fire, with previous experience as a helicopter ski guide in Alaska, and a snowcat ski guide here in Utah. When he's not building frames for his talented, artist wife Bridgette Meinhold, you'll find him out climbing, biking and skiing in the magnificent mountains of Utah.

Patrick Reddish

Guide - Patrick Reddish

Hometown: Park City, Utah
Ski Preference:
Power Snack of choice:  TBD

Bio: Patrick grew up in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Skiing and climbing at an early age led the way to expeditions as both a climber and guide in Alaska, Greenland, the Alps, the Andes, the Himalayas, and Patagonia. His passion for travel and adventure led to a second career in filmmaking and photography. Patrick also works as a heli-ski guide for Wasatch Powderbird Guides.

Mikell Bova

Guide - Mikell Bova

Hometown: Park City, UT
Ski Preference: The red ones
Power Snack of choice: Pizza
Unique: Used to count birds for a living

Bio: A veteran of the ski industry for the better part of 15 years, I've worn a few ski hats and chased a couple of storms. Whether on skis, foot or bike, I find that the outdoors are often best enjoyed with your family and friends.

Luke Ratto

Program Director and Guide - Luke Ratto

Hometown: Turlock, California
Ski Preference: The ones clicked into
Power Snack of choice: The PBT [peanut butter rolled up in a tortilla]
Unique: Known for unintentionally breaking gear from skis to bikes & everything in between. Tip, don't let him borrow your gear.

Bio: A family man with 2 kids and a full-time Ski Utah employee staying on payroll as an Interconnect guide and as the self-proclaimed "Digital Horseman" contributing to Ski Utah's marketing initiatives.