Dr. Simon Horton (2017-2022)
After graduating with his PhD in Avalanche Mechanics from the University of Calgary and a few winters as an avalanche safety practitioner, Simon joined SARP as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the fall of 2017 and stayed until 2022. During this time, he led the snowpack modelling research efforts at SARP, which aim to better understand how weather and snowpack models can assist avalanche safety practitioners. During the entire time at SARP, Simon worked as an avalanche forecaster for Avalanche Canada during the winters. Simon is now working full-time for Avalanche Canada where he continues his work on snowpack modelling in collaboration with SARP.