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    Brian Foley - Master Boot Fitter


Brian started at Hoigaard's in September of 2011, accepting the new role of Floor Manager with responsibilty for daily floor operations and management. Brian's considerable background in ski industry and retail management plus his on-snow experience make him a perfect fit for the job. His skills as a Master Boot Fitter is the added bonus he brings to Hoigaard's sales floor.

For the past twelve years, Brian has been the General Manager of Pierce Skate and Ski in Bloomington. Before that he held management positions at Galyan’s and The Sports Authority. He serves as a Board Member and Event Chairman for Padraig’s Place/Special Kid Care, and as Director of Adaptive Skiing at Buck Hill Ski Area, he has been instrumental in bringing adaptive skiing equipment and instruction to Buck. He is an avid ski racer, coached by Gaylord Gladwin, who has been attending summer race camp on Mt. Hood for 11 years. Brian is also an active volunteer with the National Ski Patrol and has been a PSIA Certified Ski Instructor for 15 years. Brian has some serious ski credentials!

On the personal side, Brian was born in Chicago, the youngest of six. Early in his career, back when he was "young and stupid" (his words), he worked a fishing boat in Alaska. You'll have talk with him about that once-in-a-lifetime experience! He is a married man who moved to the Twin Cities in 1995 to seek his fortune and fame. It is our good fortune that his path led to Hoigaard's.

After the the snow melts, Brian enjoys inline skating, cycling and travel with family (his wife Eileen, Padraig and Fionnuala). As a former citizen of the Windy City, he developed a taste for pizza, Chicago-style. As is fitting for a member of Hoigaard's staff he prefers to complement that pizza with a good beer. His preference? New Belgian Fat Tire.

We are excited to have Brian’s energy, experience and reputation on the Hoigaard’s Team.