The Board of Trustees for WVBBTS SEF, Inc., home of Waterville Valley Academy (WVBBTS) have selected Victoria (Tory) Amorello to become the next Executive Director and Head of School.Ms. Amorello is currently the Director of Enrollment, Financial Aid, and External Programs at Burke Mountain Academy. The appointment of. Amorello is effective as of July 1, 2018.
“The Board and staff are so excited to have Tory join WVBBTS,” said Andrew Borggaard, Chairman of the Board of WVBBTS, in his announcement to the WVBBTS community. “A rising star in the snowsports academy world, Tory has established a reputation for excellence, very successfully leading enrollment efforts and student life at Burke. Tory shows a deep understanding of the complexities of an organization like WVBBTS, borne from her experience as an administrator, coach, educator and mentor for student-athletes. Tory is incredibly well positioned to lead WVBBTS forward.”
In a statement. Amorello expressed her admiration for WVBBTS :
“I am honored to be chosen to lead WVBBTS, which has a storied history as one of the oldest snowsports clubs in the country. WVBBTS’ weekend and academy student-athletes have been very successful both on and off the snow and I consider it a privilege to join the organization at such an exciting time. There is tremendous momentum at the Waterville Valley resort, as well as with the club and academy. My husband, Sam, my daughter, Cecelia, and I cannot wait to join this tight-knit community.”
Ms. Amorello is a New England native. She grew up in Massachusetts and attended the White Mountain School in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Environmental Sciences at Whitman College in Washington State and then went on to complete her Masters in Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston. A 3-year Division I alpine skier and team captain at Whitman, Ms. Amorello remains an avid skier, mountain biker, and hiker. She is also a USSA-certified alpine coach.
WVBBTS/ Snowsports Educational Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit offering superior training programs for athletes dedicated to excellence in alpine racing, freestyle skiing, and snowboarding. WVBBTS/SEF also operates Waterville Valley Academy, a snowsports and academic academy designed for full time student athletes in grades 6-12 who are dedicated to pursuing the highest level of performance in alpine racing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding in parallel with an individualized academic program.