A passionate team of makers,
builders and thinkers

Evan Reece Evan Reece
Matt Cohen Matt Cohen
Tony André Tony André
Elizabeth Corral Elizabeth Corral
Luke Cunningham Luke Cunningham
Alex Dewar Alex Dewar
Christina Dong Christina Dong
Sean Engie Sean Engie
Caroline Fallu Caroline Fallu
Danny Gold Danny Gold
Kate Holmes Kate Holmes
Jake Jett Jake Jett
Norris Johnson Norris Johnson
Adam Lasky Adam Lasky
Beth Lovell Beth Lovell
Brianna Luce Brianna Luce
Darren Makwangwala Darren Makwangwala
Francesco Martinez Burali-Forti Francesco Martinez Burali-Forti
Alicia Mitchell Alicia Mitchell
Dave Madden Dave Madden
Louise Myint Louise Myint
Edwin Ng Edwin Ng
Drew Oliner Drew Oliner
Jim Nist Jim Nist
Kathryn Quinn Kathryn Quinn
KT Rasada KT Rasada
Christian Ross Christian Ross
Alex Rossbach Alex Rossbach
Cassie Russo Cassie Russo
Arley Schenker Arley Schenker
Connor Schmidt Connor Schmidt
Greg Spathias Greg Spathias
Rachel Stats Rachel Stats
Erik Thompson Erik Thompson
Kari Tjader Kari Tjader
Steph Wells Steph Wells
Heather Witta Heather Witta

Board of Directors

Evan Reece Co-Founder

Evan founded Liftopia with Ron Schneidermann in 2005. Evan has deep experience in building pricing, yield optimization and inventory management strategies for lift tickets, rentals, lessons, and other ski resort related products. Prior to starting Liftopia, Evan was at Hotwire.com where he managed revenue maximization and pricing strategy for mountain destination hotels. Evan spent four years working out of his closet to get Liftopia off the ground. Evan grew up in Topsfield, Massachusetts and attended Colby College. He is fluent in German and grew up skiing at Ski Bradford, Attitash and Sunday River.

Erik Blachford

Erik is on the Board of Liftopia and currently a Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures and an active early stage investor. Erik was formerly President and CEO of Expedia, Inc. and CEO of IAC Travel. He serves as a board director at Zillow.com, Glassdoor.com, Terrapass.com, Bloomspot.com and Butterfield & Robinson, as well as on non-profit boards including Cutting Ball Theatre and EcoAmerica, and is a member of the National Council at the World Wildlife Fund. He learned to ski at Mont Avila north of Montreal but mostly hits Squaw Valley and Whistler these days.

Jim Connor

Jim has been on the Liftopia Board of Directors since 2008 and also serves on the Board of Sand Hill Angels. He has been active in building software applications for the past twenty years and is currently the President/CEO of First Focus Learning Systems which provides educational tools and products to educational organizations. From 2003 to 2007 he was the President of JPMorgan SymPro, a subsidiary of JP Morgan Chase & Company. Jim is passionate about applying software technology to financial, educational and enterprise applications. Along with serving on the Liftopia Board of Directors, he also serves on the Board of Directors of (SVASE) Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs, and is a Board Observer with Upstart Mobile/Cabulous.

John Swanciger

John is the CEO of Manta, the largest online community for small businesses. Previously John was the Chief Commercial Officer at Switchfly, a cloud based e-commerce platform for the travel and loyalty industries., where he was responsible for sales, business development, and partner relations. Prior to Switchfly, John was VP of Marketing and Business Development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., where he oversaw global web strategy, online marketing, and web partnerships for all Starwood brands. Earlier in his career, John was a member of the launch team at Hotwire (acquired by IAC/Expedia) and held management consulting roles with Accenture and Cambridge Technology Partners. John received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Boston College. He spends his weekends skiing the White Mountains of NH with his two daughters and fits in a trip to CO whenever possible. John's favorite family resort is Steamboat.

Corley Hughes

Corley is currently the founder and principal of Pythgrn where she advises companies on how to build their finance and operations functions and operates as an external CFO for a number of companies. She served as an external CFO for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Prior to that she was the CFO, COO, and a board observer at Product Hunt which she shepherded through a successful acquisition by AngelList. She held an number of senior positions at Microsoft and graduated Colby College.