The Instructor of Record is Matt Speier, a Certified level ski patroller at Belleayre Mountain. He is Belleayre's lift evacuation coordinator, rope rescue trainer and was recently appointed the Professional Advisor for the National Ski Patrol's Southern New York Region. Matt is an active member of New York Search and Rescue's rope team, part of the instructor cadre for Peak Rescue Institute's rope rescue program in Joshua Tree National Park and is trained in glacier travel, crevasse and surface ice rescue. Matt is also a paramedic with the New York City Fire Department.