WINDHAM, New York ??вЂќ A chain reaction of personnel changes has brought an old friend back to Windham Mountain. The resort has announced that Nelson Armlin is the new director of mountain operations, filling the position previously filled by Tim Woods – who himself recently ascended to the general manager position.
Armlin worked previously for the resort, starting in 1988 as night supervisor for snowmaking operations. Later he moved on to day supervisor and then assistant mountain manager. In 2001, he left to pursue an opportunity as a deputy sheriff in Schoharie County. When the director of mountain operations position became available this past month, he jumped at the opportunity to return.
“I’ve had my sights set on this for many years,” he said with a smile. “It’s exciting to get involved here again. Tim and I have the same goals, and I expect to have a good relationship with him and the rest of the team.”
Woods is thrilled to welcome back his colleague. “The mountain operations staff was relieved and excited when they heard that Nelson would be coming back,” he said. “The transition should be very smooth because he knows the mountain and the staff well. We are an organization that likes to promote from within and Nelson certainly earned his stripes working for many years as (former mountain manager) Al Emerton’s right hand man. It’s great to have him back.”
Armlin lives with his wife and two daughters in Middleburg, where he grew up on a dairy farm. When possible, he expects to continue on a part-time basis as a deputy.