Julia Richter
Head Coach

Head Coach
USSA L100 Certified, German Coaching Certification
Julia is a NCAA Champion, former member of the German National Cross-Country ski team, and graduate of the University of Utah. As a member of the U ski team, she was a multi-time individual and team NCAA champion, and received a degree in environmental studies. She helped coach German skier Katharina Hennig to Olympic gold before becoming TUNA’s head coach. In her spare time, Julia enjoys skiing big Wasatch lines and hanging out with her former teammates at the U.

Jen Santoro
Programs Administrator

Coach/Program Administrator
USSA L200 Certified
Jen grew up in Cleveland, and dreamt of skiing long before finally joining her middle school’s alpine club. Cycling soon took over, and she spent her competitive athlete years as a road, mountain and cyclocross racer all over the world, but longed for her first love; sliding on snow. After moving to Utah and taking up cross-country skiing, she raced to four age group Masters national titles and a World Master’s championship before turning her sights to developing young skiers. She loves working alongside her excellent co-coaches and hopes to inspire the next generation of skinny skiers, including her two kids, to find the joy in sliding on snow.

Pete Vordenberg
Programs Advisor

USSA L400 Certified
Pete is a NCAA Champion. two-time Olympian, and spent 10 years as the head coach of the U.S. National Cross-Country Ski team. When he isn’t coaching , taking photos, making films, skiing powder, hanging out with friends, and being a husband, he is parenting two little Devo skiers at the highest level. Pete also serves as an advisor to the TUNA Junior Committee and works with the TUNA Junior Outreach program to get new skiers started all over the Salt Lake Valley. He will oversee junior athlete development for TUNA.

Kyler Rendle
Devo/Mountain Bike Coordinator

Devo Coordinator/Devo Lead Coach
USSA L100 Certified
Kyler grew up in Canada skiing alpine and Nordic with his family. He lost the Nordic side of things as hockey dominated his adolescence.  As his kids have become involved in cross-country skiing he has followed along, starting to coach and race. Kyler has developed a love for cross-country skiing as it is truly a sport you can do with the whole family while experiencing the outdoors.  He hopes to see you out there.