Date of Birth:
September 20, 1946
City/State of Birth:
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Olympics and Events Attended:
1968 Olympics, Grenoble, France - Giant Slalom and Downhill
Jere grew up in Steamboat Springs. His father was a banker at Routt County National Bank and his mother worked for the Yampa Valley Electric Company. Jere was a sports enthusiast from the time he was very young. He played quarterback on the Sailors football team and won 5th place in state for pole vaulting. He was a swimmer, tennis player, hunter and golfer, and played the trombone in the famous Steamboat marching band on skis, but skiing was his favorite sport. He was racing by the time he was four years old. Jere spent most of his time jumping until high school when he began competing in downhill and giant slalom.
He skied on the Junior Nationals Team 1960-1964 and on the US National Ski Team 1965-1969. He competed in the FIS World Championships in 1966 at Portillo, Chile and was on the 1968 Olympic Team.
Jere went to the University of Colorado-Boulder and followed in his father's footsteps to become a banker. He worked for National Bank of Alaska in Anchorage, was President of the United Bank in LaSalle and Norwest Bank in Colorado Springs and Broomfield. Jere currently works for the Association of Christian Schools International as Vice President of Finance.
Jere and his wife Mary Lou have 4 grown children. Steamboat Springs continues to be a favorite place to vacation for Jere and his family.
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Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.