Our Board of Directors

Jack Cooperman

Jack has been a full time mountain resident for over 30 years. Retired from the motion picture production industry, Jack now spends his time as a local volunteer:  Past president of Mountain Meals on Wheels, Rim of the World Historical Society, and the Arrowhead Lake Association. Jack is the director of the Adaptive Sports Center and a ski instructor at Snow Valley Mountain Resort, primarily working with disabled individuals and training other ski instructors in adaptive techniques. Jack has several advanced certificates from the Professional Ski Instructors of America, including Adaptive Resort Trainer. For over five years, Jack has been invited to teach at the Disabled American Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, which is the largest event of its kind in the world that provides winter activates to our Veterans. In the summer he can be seen  with our local special athletes on and around Lake Arrowhead.

You can contact Jack at:  Jack@RimSpecialAthletes.org


Kim Kupfer Meares

Kim Kupfer Meares is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice since 1990. She is married and has a 20-year-old son with autism, who has been her inspiration. Kim has been actively involved in the disability community for 20 years. One such endeavor is volunteering for a program assisting disabled individuals in recreational activities such as teaching snow and water skiing. She holds certificates by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) as an Adaptive level 2, Children’s level 2 and Alpine 1 instructor.

You can contact Kim at: Kim@RimSpecialAthletes.org


Rhea-Frances Tetley

A 40-year resident of the mountain community, Rhea-Frances Tetley was one of the founders of the Rim of the World Historical Society in 1986 and is a past president of that organization. She has been married for 42 years and is the mother of two adult sons.

She has a BA in History along with a California Teaching Credential and has taught school since 1993. She earned a Masters in Special Education in1993 and has taught special education for the past 20 years, most of those years working with students with learning handicaps at the middle school level, in Redlands.

Rhea-Frances is also a newspaper editorial writer and reporter for the local newspapers. She has written for the Crestline Courier-News, the Mountain News and for the past 14 years has been reporting for The Alpenhorn News.