Aaron Pike shoots during a biathlon competition.

Athlete Advisory Group (AAG)

U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing has established an Athlete Advisory Group “AAG” to serve as the collective voice for its athlete population. The members of the AAG liaise with the NGB’s professional staff to foster collaboration between program staff and athletes. The current advisory group includes Ronald Sean Halsted, who is also the USOPC Athlete Advisory Council chair for Para Nordic, as well as Paralympians Drew Shea, Dani Aravich, and guide Sawyer Kesselheim.


These athletes can provide guidance and unparalleled expertise based on their experience and long-term involvement with the program. Please feel free to reach out to these athletes, as well as to the U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing staff to ask questions and provide input about our programs. To contact the Athlete Advisors, please use the email addresses below.