PARK CITY, UT – USA Nordic Sport added another familiar face to their staff earlier this month: former Nordic Combined athlete Alex Glueck, to serve as Field Marketing and Communications Manager. This new position is intended to increase focus on fundraising opportunities, including a growing merchandise program, as well as day-to-day media relations and communications.
Glueck spent nearly a decade as a member of the National Team from 2000 through 2009. Though more familiar on the Continental Cup tour, Glueck’s career included a handful of World Cup appearances, as well as a Silver Medal at the 2002 Junior World Championships in Schonach, Germany. After leaving skiing in 2009, Glueck moved to Denver, CO, where he studied Philosophy and English Literature at the University of Colorado. Prior to joining the USA Nordic staff, Glueck worked in sales and the restaurant industry.
“When I finished skiing I was burnt out and I needed a change,” said Glueck. “I always missed skiing though, and when Bill called me out of the blue one day, we discussed a full-time position with USA Nordic.”
After seven years away from the team, Glueck is excited to be involved in the sport he cares so much about once again. His experience in management and customer service lends itself to the business and marketing side of his role, while his education gives Glueck the tools he needs to help USA Nordic go from a niche sport to mainstream, in the eyes of the sports media.
“I’ve always wanted to come back to this sport and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help this team be as great as we all know it can be.”
Glueck now lives in Heber City, UT, with his wife Molly Brooks and their two dogs. He can be reached at email@example.com.