James Noyes, M.Ed.

Assistant Professor, Mountain Recreation Management

James Noyes joins the Mountain Recreation Management (MRM) faculty after spending more than 20 years working in the ski area and resort industries. Starting in a kitchen as a prep cook, James gained industry experience by working (and leading) many ski area departments including ticket sales, ski school, ski and snowboard rentals, guest services, and the season pass office. In addition to winter operations, James oversaw summer mountain operations including fly casting clinics, guided bike and hiking activities, archery, and canopy tour/zipline activities. His professional experiences have endowed him with a keen understanding and a thoughtful, holistic approach to business management philosophy, fiscal responsibility, and the guest experience.

As a member of the MRM faculty James teachers; Introduction to Mountain Resort Management, Resort Law & Risk Management, Program & Event Planning, Summer Mountain Operations, Management in Mountain Recreation Services, Leisure & Tourism in Society, Introduction to Business Software & Information Systems, MRT Software Technologies, and Mountain Resort Management Practicum II. His passion for teaching stems from the belief that there is an art to managing people and resources in a way that is both responsible and ethical, and yet can serve something greater than just the bottom line.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, James currently serves as a member on the Lyndon State College Adult and Continuing Education Implementation Committee and also Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Franconia Children’s Center in Franconia, NH.

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