Staff – 2021/2022

Timo Puiras – Head Coach

Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON 
Years Skiing: 35 
Years on Team: 10 
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

Ben Osorio – Assistant Coach

Hometown: Huntsville, ON
Ski Club: Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club
Interesting facts: 

  • I’ve lived in more countries than I’ve visited
  • I ALWAYS stretch while brushing my teeth
  • While on my high school ski team, I spent an entire ski season double poling because I couldn’t use my legs due to compartment syndrome in both tibialis anteriors

Leslie Bode – Team Manager

Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON 
Years Skiing: 35 
Interesting Facts:

  • I have a PhD in Archeology
  • Recently repatriated to Canada after 10 years in the UK and 2 in the USA
  • Lakehead University Varsity Ski Team (2000-2004)

Leif Lennie – Wax Technician

Current Hometown: Vernon, AB

Paul Hemsworth – Strength Coach (Contractor)