The Person of the Year Award was first awarded in 2007 by Snowshoe Magazine to honor an exemplary member of the snowshoeing community. The first recipient of this award was Cindy Brochman, a devoted snowshoe racing competitor, event organizer, outstanding athlete, and advocate for our beloved sport of snowshoeing. In 2009, the award was renamed to remember Cindy, who sadly passed away from liver cancer.
Today, the Cindy Brochman Memorial Person of the Year honors an individual that embodies Cindy’s passion, dedication, and advocacy for the sport of snowshoeing and commitment to fitness and healthy living.
Nominations for 2024, presented in collaboration and sponsorship with Performance Medicine®, have opened! We are accepting nominations for two distinct categories this year. Read below for more information about nominations!
Past Award Recipients
2023 – Amber Tookey
2022 – Jackie Hering
2020 – Heil Family
2019 – Eric Hartmark
2017 – Richard Bolt
2016 – Jake Thamm
2015 – Jim McDonell
2014 – Jim Tucker
2013 – Laurie Lambert
2012 – Phillip Smith
2011 – Bob Dion
2010 – Mark Elmore
2009 – James F. Graupner
2008 – Danelle Ballengee
2007 – Cindy Brochman
To Nominate a Recipient
In 2024, we are accepting nominations for two distinct categories of Person of the Year. The categories include:
- snowshoe racers and/or athletes
- recreational snowshoe advocates
In honor of Cindy, recipients in both categories will be selected based on two main qualities, which were also assessed in previous award recipients. The qualities include:
- dedication to the sport and/or advocate for the sport of snowshoeing
- commitment to fitness and healthy living
Upon the closing date for nominations, a team of industry professionals will review all nominations to select two recipients of the Cindy Brochman Memorial 2024 Person of the Year, one from the snowshoe racer and/or athlete category and one from the recreational snowshoe advocate category.