Athlete Profiles

Kelly Kjorlien

Bridger Biathlon Club Elite Team  We all want to know more about Kelly – tell us about yourself! How you made your journey west to Bozeman, what you enjoy doing in your spare time, etc. I like to tell folks that I ended up in…

DAN HUNTER

Give us the lowdown on who you are and what brought you to call Bozeman your home. I grew up in the Lake District north of England and decided I needed to get away to the big city so, naturally, I moved to NYC where…

CHRISTA HAYES

Tell us about yourself! What you do for a living, how you chose Bozeman as your home, what you enjoy doing in your free time, etc.  For a living I work as math professor at Montana State University – but to be honest I’m trying…

NICHOLAS MICHAUD

Give us the low-down — where you’re from, how you made your way out to Bozeman, what you enjoy doing when you’re not training, etc. I moved to Bozeman to join the Bridger Ski Foundation Elite team in 2015. I grew up on the northern…

AXEL YOUNT AND MARY ANDERSON

You’re both two of our original TMP athletes! What first motivated you to come train at The Mountain Project?  Mary: We moved to Bozeman right before TMP opened and were looking for a gym. I trained with Emily a bit in Missoula and loved her classes…

MARYPAT ZITZER

Tell us about yourself, your family, and your journey to calling Bozeman your home. I’m 63 years old and married to my partner, husband, and father to our 3 amazing children, (Al). I came to Bozeman for the first time in the 70’s and moved…

THOMAS HELLMAN

Tell us a little bit about yourself. We know you work for REACH Air Medical, are happily married to Nora Hellman, and often provide some sarcastic, comedic relief in the gym – but, what does a day in the life of Hellman look like?  A day in the…

BRIANNE STEVENSON

Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you chose Bozeman as your home? What do you do for work? And what does an average day in the life of Bri look like? Moving to Bozeman 5 years ago was coming home to the…

OKSANA MASTERS

You’re a world-class athlete and total badass!  What first brought you to The Mountain Project as the best gym/training option to hit your competition goals? The mountain project had everything we were looking for in training for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. I absolutely love…

AARON PIKE

You’re a world-class athlete and a total badass!  What first brought you to The Mountain Project as the best gym/training option to hit your competition goals? The Paralympic national team has made Bozeman home for the past two winters.  One of the first things that…

PATRICK BURR

Give us a little background info about you – like  how you picked Bozeman as your mountain adventures hometown, what you do for work, and what your average day is like? I moved to Bozeman in 1996 with my parents. My dad often jokes about…

CORY REISTAD

Tell us a little bit about yourself.  How long have you called Bozeman home? I was born and raised in Bozeman.    During my college years, I spent a semester in St Petersburg Russia, then came home briefly before moving on to sojourns in New…

RUBY ZITZER

Give us the low down on who you are and what makes you tick! My name is Ruby Zitzer. I am 22 years old I was born and raised in Bozeman.  I feel extremely fortunate to have grown up in such an awesome town with…

DOUG EBY

You’re one of the original athletes to sign up for training at The Mountain Project. Tell us what drew you to the gym and training programs in the first place. I started working with Mike in the summer of 2016, while training for The Rut…

EMMA STEIN

Tell us a little bit about yourself in terms of where you grew up and what your life is like now.  Why have you chosen Bozeman as your current base camp for life’s adventures, big and small? Born and raised here, my roots have always…