Grand Traverse Ski Club

Board of Directors

Sara Bageris

Sara has served on the board in fundraising roles and as the board Vice President. She and her husband Bill have two daughters whom will be in the Middle School and USSA programs, and they have enjoyed watching the girls grow through the GTSC programs, starting in Learn to Ski and progressing through the Instructional Ski Clinics and Sunday Races. 

Sara grew up skiing at Hickory Hills and participated with GTSC, Sunday Races, and a lot more. Outside of the ski club, Sara teaches 3rd grade at Central Grade. She is excited to serve as your President over the next two years. 

Meagan Alvarado

As a Traverse City native, Meagan grew up skiing at Hickory Hills, Mt Holiday and Sugarloaf in Cedar. After living in Madison Wisconsin for 7 years, Meagan, her husband, Pete and their two kids (Alexander and Lily) moved back to the cherry capital in 2010. The Alvarado family chose a home in Slabtown, close to Hickory, so their family could enjoy skiing with GT Ski Club and taking advantage of everything the neighborhood has to offer. Meagan is a licensed Realtor with Century 21 Northland and enjoys running, skiing, biking, swimming and being outdoors. The Alvarado’s have been active members of GT Ski Club for over 3 years. She volunteers throughout the ski season for Sunday races, assists with the annual Ski Club Fundraiser dinner and currently oversees the clubs Facebook and social media accounts, assisting with Public Relations and marketing the clubs events.


John Macnowski


Heidi Plummer


Tonya Lewandowski

MSRT/USSA Program Coordinator


Tonya has served on the Grand Traverse Ski Club Board for 3 years as Middle School Coordinator, managing both the MSRT and USSA programs.  She and her husband of 18 years, Jeremy, have 6 children whom have all been racing in the Club for 4 years now.  After growing up downstate Michigan, Tonya moved up to the U.P. and graduated from Michigan Technological University as a Civil Engineer – solidifying her love of winter and the all things outdoors.  Tonya works locally as a water resources engineer and enjoys all that Traverse City has to offer year-round – feeling very blessed to call this beautiful place home.  Tonya enjoys anything outdoors, swimming, biking, water sports, skiing, playing with her family in the yard and volunteering for various charities/school/sport teams.  The Lewandowski’s favorite season is winter… because of all the GTSC and Hickory Hills has done to make it a whirlwind of fun!  On almost any given winter day you will find one or two Lewandowski’s playing on the slopes of Hickory!

Nate Elkins
Equipment Manger



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