We are focused on your needs. You are our main priority. Our bilingual staff – English & Spanish- is well versed into the local culture –, fully certified and trained, according to the standards provided by PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America)/ AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) & PGA (Professional Golfing Association), they are outstanding people.
Demian Pack – Founder
Demian has traveled around the world exploring different countries & mountains. Switzerland, France, Italy, Andorra, USA, Chile and Argentina were among the several destinations he reached during the last 15 years.
Originally an Attorney from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Demian decided to move into a different direction in his life to pursue a long awaited project: keep track of the endless winter. While living in Lake Tahoe, PatagoniaPoint started as an idea, which soon became reality, evolving from a scratch on a piece of paper, to a fully-comprehensive travel company, focused in providing top-notch travel services for anyone interested in approaching South America from a unique perspective.
The point was to travel, meet people and show them the beautiful magic that resided in South America.
Demian is certified PSIA/AASI Level 2 Snowboard and Ski Instructor. He has taught at Squaw Valley (California) and La Parva (Chile). He's fluent in English & Spanish.
Danny Sullivan (Ski)
Danny was born and raised in Minnesota, where he learned to love skiing on short icy hills in subzero temperatures.
He studied international business and German at the University of San Diego (CA, USA) and the University of Salzburg (Austria). He has extensive ski mountaineering experience around the world; Sierra Nevada, Rockies, Chugach, Alps, and Andes.
He speaks fluent English, Spanish and German.
Danny is a PSIA Level 3 Certified Ski Instructor with AIARE Avalanche Level 2 and Backcountry Ski Patrol (OEC) certifications. While not skiing, Danny is following his other passion, winemaking, for which he studied at the University of California - Davis. He resides in Squaw Valley and San Francisco, CA with his wife, Sri, a personal chef.
Brett J.B. Kuhnsman (Golf)
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Brett´s passion for golf started at the age of 13.
After graduating from Ohio State University with a Degree in Public Relations & Journalism, he became the Director of Golf for Dean Witter.
Brett has extensive experience. He has played golf professionally (Indian Wells, Oregon and Florida), until arriving to Lake Tahoe in 1997, where he spent the next decade teaching snowboarding at Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley (CA) during the winter time in order to complement his golfing practice.
He does not only play golf, but understands the nature of the golfing business. He has been the Professional/Tournament Director at Incline Village G.C (NV) Director of Golf Marketing at Dayton Valley Golf Club (NV) and Director of Instruction at Genoa Lakes (NV).
His love for the sport and experience have been plasmated in the establishment of Reno/Tahoe Golf Academy in 2009, where he developed a novel approach to Golf Instruction and Training Development, matching his unique coaching skills with the latest technology. You can find more details at www.renotahoegolfacademy.com.
Brett is PGA CLASS A professional, graduated from the PGA of America Golf Management Program and PSIA Level 2 Snowboard Instructor.