Coaching Staff – 2016/2017

timo puiras

Timo Puiras – Head Coach

Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON
Years Skiing: 34
Years on Team: 8
Coaching Achievements:

  • Petro Canada Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE) Award Recipient
  • Lead U23 World Championships Coach 2015, 2017
  • Assistant Coach NTDC 2007-2012
  • Wax technician – World Cups, World Junior/U23 Championships

tim wintoniw

Tim Wintoniw – Assistant Coach

Hometown: Steinbach, MB
Years Skiing: 30
Years on Team: 1
Coaching Achievements:

  • 2014 Coach of the Year, Augustana University of Alberta
  • Coach Junior B Tour, Germany and Switzerland
  • Coach AB and MB Canada Winter Games Ski Teams
  • Former Coach Augustana and Camrose Ski Clubs


Camille Chesky – Wax Technician/Equipment Manager – Guelph, ON
Paul Hemsworth – Strength Coach – Thunder Bay, ON