Staff

Randy Coffman, Executive Director

Randy Coffman, Executive Director

Randy has more than four decades of experience helping people safely enjoy the outdoors. He spent thirty one years as a National Park Ranger, providing emergency medical services and program management in some of America's most iconic National Parks. Randy has led skiing and climbing trips in the Himalaya, East Africa, the Andes, New Zealand, the Alps, and in the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada. Randy is a PSIA certified adaptive snowsports instructor.

Alexis Castro, Program Supervisor

Alexis Castro, Program Supervisor

Alexis is a recent graduated from California State University, Fresno Recreation Administration/Therapeutic Recreation program. She began working with CCASC as a volunteer in 2021 and then joined the paid staff later that season. In 2022, after completing a winter internship at the Adaptive Sports Center in Crested Butte, Colorado, she returned home to California and to CCASC. Alexis enjoys seeing adaptive sports participants improve and become more confident.

Lisa Coffman, Business Manager & Instructor

Lisa Coffman, Business Manager & Instructor

Lisa is an experienced outdoorswoman. She has a background in mountaineering, ski-mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain-biking, kayaking, and snowshoeing, as well as in alpine, telemark, and cross-country skiing. She has backpacked throughout the Sierra and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for camping and mountain sports with others. She is a PSIA certified adaptive snowsports instructor. Lisa also maintains our fleet of adaptive mountain bikes and our web page.

Adriana Castro, Office Manager & Instructor Trainee

Adriana Castro, Office Manager & Instructor Trainee

Adriana has always had a passion for helping people. She is currently pursuing her bachelor of science degree in nursing at Fresno State University. During high school, she volunteered with PIVOT, an inclusive program for persons with disabilities that provided activities after school and during lunch hour. In the summer of 2022, she worked at the CCASC camp on Shaver Lake acquiring hands-on experience while helping persons with disabilities enjoy outdoor recreation activities.

Bill Morse, Instructor

Bill Morse, Instructor

Bill is a business owner and life-long skier. He is a PSIA certified adaptive snowsports instructor. He has been volunteering his time with CCASC since the organization was founded and loves sharing his ski skills with others.

Steve Berman, Instructor

Steve Berman, Instructor

After a 34 year career, Steve recently retired with the Santa Barbara City Fire Department. He and his family have a great passion for the Central Sierra and enjoy both winter and summer activities such as skiing, hiking, backpacking, and watersports. Steve is excited to join the staff at CCASC and looks forward to a fun and productive ski season.

Mia Gonzalez, Instructor

Mia Gonzalez, Instructor

After graduating high school, Mia became a Firefighter in Northern California but on September 2nd, 2017, her love for the outdoors drove her to go hiking in Sequoia National Park with a cousin. At 20 years old, her life changed forever as she sustained a T-9 Complete Spinal Cord Injury as a result of a 50-foot tumble. She loves to be out in nature and has a passion for helping others.

Thomas Batey, Instructor Trainee

Thomas Batey, Instructor Trainee

Thomas has a passion for action sports. His hobbies include riding dirt-bikes, snowboarding, skiing, skydiving, and many others. He has a background in healthcare as an EMT in the emergency room. He also worked as a respiratory therapist after earning an Associates Degree from San Joaquin Valley College. After caring for people of all ages, backgrounds, and dynamic’s, he is excited to help others express themselves with the same fun activities through CCASC.

Leslie Ramos, Instructor Trainee

Leslie Ramos, Instructor Trainee

Leslie is a senior at Fresno State University majoring in Recreation Administration with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. In 2021, Leslie volunteered with the American English Institute (CSU Fresno) and at the CalVet Veterans Home of California (Fresno). She is also a tutor at the California Teaching Fellows Foundation in Fresno. As an instructor assistant with CCASC during the summer of 2022, Leslie helped provide instruction in kayaking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, and fishing.

Carol Yohannes, Camp Manager & Office Assistant

Carol Yohannes, Camp Manager & Office Assistant

Carol has worked in education for over 30 years, as a 6th grade teacher and PE teacher. She has coached many different sports including tennis, volleyball, softball, golf, and soccer and has instructed students with disabilities for many years. She loves being active and will do whatever is needed to help make a difference in the lives of others.

Mathieu Richaud, Instructor

Mathieu Richaud, Instructor

Mathieu is a professor for Fresno State's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. His favorite activities include alpine skiing, backpacking, rock climbing, and kayaking. Having grown up in the French Alps, he has an accent but promised to articulate as well as possible.

Jill Rafel, Instructor

Jill Rafel, Instructor

Jill has been a Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education teacher for 30 years. She has led an after-school Adventure Club where students learn to hike, kayak, climb, and mountain bike. There is no place Jill would rather be than up in the mountains, near a lake or creek, surrounded by nature. According to Jill: “There is nothing more rewarding than providing someone with an opportunity to challenge themselves physically, and then seeing their face shine!"

Jeff Lucchesi, Instructor

Jeff Lucchesi, Instructor

Jeff has enjoyed skiing and outdoor sports for many years in the Central Sierra. Working with CCASC, Jeff gets to help others experience these activities in ways they might not have thought possible. He believes he gets back even more than he puts in. Jeff is a PSIA certified adaptive snowsports instructor.

Quentin Cedar, Instructor

Quentin Cedar, Instructor

Quentin has a background in alpine skiing, archery, backpacking, and fishing. With a passion for sharing his enthusiasm for the outdoors with others, he is excited to be a part of CCASC. Quentin is a PSIA certified adaptive snowsports instructor.

Kathy Durham, Instructor

Kathy Durham, Instructor

Kathy, who has a career in medical imaging, has traveled all over the world to snow ski and scuba dive. She also enjoys water skiing and wake surfing in the Central valley, and hiking the Sierra. Kathy is a PSIA certified adaptive snowsports instructor. She volunteers with CCASC to help make the outdoors she loves accessible to everyone.

Brittany Stoneman, Instructor

Brittany Stoneman, Instructor

Brittany is a PSIA certified adaptive snowsports instructor. She also works as a paramedic for American Ambulance. Brittany has volunteered on weekend campouts with the Orange County Foundation for Oncology and Families, worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor for YMCA, and tutored and taught surfing to homeless children in Hawaii. Brittany enjoys sharing her love for snowboarding with CCASC’s participants.

Michael McDonald, Instructor

Michael McDonald, Instructor

Michael has been a Ski Patroller at China Peak for over 30 years, where he has served as an Outdoor Emergency Care and Rescue Toboggan Instructor. Mike is also a PSIA certified adaptive snowsports instructor. He enjoys volunteering and helping CCASC provide fun and exciting winter activities at China Peak.