Norm Koch 31 Rose Rd. Greene, ME 04236 | P: 802.779.6473 | normkoch88@gmail.com

Professional Profile:

International Race Director with a diverse background in mountain resort and special event operations.

International Race Director

Spartan Race Inc. 4/2012-present

• Planned and executed for events ranging in Participant and Spectator numbers from 8000 to 24000.

• Planned and executed for events ranging in Participant and Spectator numbers from 8000 to 24000.

• Develop races in countries around the world, expanding the brand.

• Supervise over a 40-person build, race, and festival staff.

• Ability to read and follow legal contracts and work with different agencies to obtain Permits.

• Establish Operation plans over course design, safety, and equipment.

• Able to adapt and have general knowledge in all areas of operation and design.

• Working with creative teams to enhance the product experience from race to race.

• Notable events include emerging market races, European, and the Spartan World Champs.

• Organize high-risk operations; the 50hr Death Race.

• Reconcile budgets pertaining events.

• Logged post event reports, in taking staff concerns and applying to the next event.

• Handle crisis situations as they arise.

• Oversee 200+ volunteers per event.

Sr. Mountain Operations Manager

Okemo Mountain, VT 10/1986 to 03/2012

Served three years working as an On-Snow Service Manager.

• Facilitated Snow Operations

• Assisted the VP of Mountain Operations and Mountain Manager.

• Assumed role of Mountain Mgr. when managers were absent.

• Opened and Closed the Mountain

• Worked with all department heads to better the venue throughout the season(s).

• Worked with Grooming, Snowmaking, Learning Center, Racing, Patrol, Park and Pipe, Lift Maintenance, Lift Operations, Marketing, On hill Food and Beverage.

• Served on the safety committee.

• Worked on the Ideation Board (developing new programs and activities to help generate revenue for summer and winter operations),

• Lift Evacuation instructor and tasked with all snow machine operations and training for Staff.

• Other duties involved Lift Operations, Park and Pipe, Patrol, Skier Services, Parking, Racing, Lift Operations, Lift Maintenance, Golf Course and Greens Operation, and Rental and Repair.

• Traveled to South America to recruit J1 and H2B staffing needs.

Education

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000389495
http://www.mudrunguide.com/2015/07/week-ocr-spartan-mountain/
http://www.mudrunguide.com/best-of-ocr/2015-best-of-ocr-results/
http://ocr-nation.com/news/ocr/2014-spartan-world-championship-vermont-recap
http://mudgear.com/blogs/news/17135188-profiles-in-badassary-norm-koch
http://www.mudrunguide.com/2015/06/weekend-preview-eyes-mountains/
https://www.mudandadventure.com/norm-koch-spartan-race-director-qa-the-beast-behind-the-beast/
https://www.mudandadventure.com/most-influential-obstacle-race-industry-people/
http://obstacleracingmedia.com/featured/norm-koch-staying-at-spartan/
https://www.mudandadventure.com/overcoming-obstacles/
https://www.mudandadventure.com/the-mini-beast-spartan-race-palmerton-sprint-2014/
http://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/857/overview

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