Caitlin Patterson

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January 30, 1990

University of Vermont '12

Civil Engineering

Anchorage, AK

Alaska Winter Stars

Fischer, Swix, Julbo Eyewear, Salomon Running, Toko

Caitlin joined the GRP in the spring of 2012, after graduating from the University of Vermont (UVM). She grew up in the mountains of Idaho, where her parents introduced her to skiing and instilled a love of playing outside at a young age. Caitlin attended high school in Anchorage, Alaska and developed into a competitive cross-country ski racer under the guidance of the Alaska Winter Stars program. While at UVM, Caitlin was a six-time NCAA Skiing All-American, the winner of 13 EISA Carnivals, the 2010 NCAA Elite 88 Academic Award winner, and a member of the 2012 NCAA National Championship Ski Team. She is an 8-time U.S. Senior National Champion, including both distance and sprint events. Caitlin represented the U.S. at World Juniors in 2010, at U23 World Championships in 2011 and 2013, at the skiing World Cup intermittently from 2012 through 2019, and at World Mountain Running Championships in 2017. In 2018, she raced in the 15k skiathlon and 30k classic for Team USA during the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games. Her top World Cup individual finish in 2019 was 23rd place at the 10k skate in Ulricehamn, Sweden, and her all-time best World Cup finish is a 4th place in the 15k skiathlon in Korea in 2017.

At the Outdoor Center, Caitlin enjoys working in the garden, photographing training sessions, working on projects to expand the GRP and Outdoor Center's media presence, coaching at kids' camps, and applying her engineering background to site planning and sustainable energy projects.