Steve Reynaud
Professional Observer

Steve started working for the Sierra Avalanche Center during the winter of 2006/2007 as a professional field observer.  He really enjoys being out in the mountains during big Sierra storm cycles conducting observation work.  Steve is also a local ski guide and a long time member of the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team.  He is a certified ski mountaineering guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and an avalanche educator through the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education.  Steve lives in Truckee with his wife and family. 


Travis Feist
Professional Observer

Travis grew up skiing in the Adirondacks, and moved to Colorado after high school to explore bigger mountains. He experienced his first Tahoe snowstorm while on a cross country motorcycle trip, and decided to stick around. Travis has been working in the snow ever since; as a guide, pro patroller, and now splitting his time as an Observer for SAC, the Training Coordinator for AIARE, and guiding and teaching in South America in the “off” season. Skiing and motorsports have remained common threads for Travis, both in work and play.