Arden Feldman
Avalanche Specialist

Arden is a new Avalanche Specialist at the Bridgeport Avalanche Center for the 20/21 season. He grew up skiing and riding the icy hills of the Northeast but quickly moved out west in search of bigger mountains and deeper snowpacks. After earning a degree in Geology at Colorado College he spent a couple winters looking at Colorado’s luscious depth hoar. He researched the fracture mechanics of the Extended Column Test, and was lucky enough to be mentored by Forecasters from both the Crested Butte Avalanche Center and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. He then moved to Utah to ski patrol at Solitude Mountain and gain some solid avalanche mitigation experience. When not skiing or digging in the snow, you’ll find him out trail running, ridge scrambling, and backpacking. He’s excited to explore the Sierras and dial in his snowmobiling skills with the BAC. 

Joe Soccio
Avalanche Specialist

Originally from Cato, NY, Joe has returned to the BAC after spending time as an avalanche specialist at Mount Washington Avalanche Center. He possesses Wilderness EMT and Professional Level 1 certifications. Joe started his career on snow as a ski patroller in Maine,  after working summers in Yosemite National Park Joe was hooked on the Sierra Nevada. If you see him in the field feel free to stop and chat, a good conversation involves snow grains and human factors in the backcountry. When summer hits Joe enjoys climbing and mountain biking with his wife and two dogs.

Jason Mozol
Snowmobile Patroller

Jason is in his second season as a Snow Ranger and Professional Observer for the Bridgeport Avalanche Center.  He grew up in Minnesota where he grew a passion for sliding around on snow. After attending college in Minnesota, he began exploring the mountains of Montana and travelling up and down the Sierra. In the summer, he is a wilderness ranger in the Boundary Waters and has previously worked in Yosemite and Glacier National Parks. He is a certified EMT and has completed Rec Level 1 Avi training. 

Sue Burak
Avalanche Specialist

Sue Burak works as a part time avalanche specialist for the Bridgeport Ranger District. Sue brings the Bridgeport team many years of experience in both backcountry and highway forecasting for Inyo and Mono Counties.