ISHOF Inductees - 2012
Chris & Jeannie Brewer - Volunteers
Regina Beach, Saskatchewan CANADA
Chris and Jeannie got married on snowmobiles in
1990 dressed in matching snowmobile suits. Smitten by the snowmobiling bug at
age eleven (11), Chris spent the rest of his life promoting,
developing, volunteering, grooming and organizing snowmobile
clubs and activities. He has received numerous honors including
the International Snowmobile Industry Association Snowmobiler of
the Year and Saskatchewan Groomer of the Year.
In 2000, Chris was hired by the Saskatchewan Snowmobile
Association as its Executive Director, a position he continues
Jeannie started snowmobiling in 1967 and has the same passion
and dedication to the sport as Chris. She annually rides at
least 1000 miles and is very active in local and
provincial club functions, grooming promotion, fundraising and
volunteering at snowmobile-related functions.
A breast cancer survivor, Jeannie was instrumental in starting
Prairie Women on Snow, an organization formed to bring attention to
and help raise funds for
breast cancer treatments and cures. She won the Canadian
Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO) Snowmobiler of the Year in 2008.
Jeannie's administrative talents have been recognized and she now
serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Saskatchewan
Russ Davis - Industry
Russ has been consumed by
snowmobiling since his first sled back in 1964. From that time
on, he has been involved in the sport and business of
snowmobiling as an avid consumer and even more so as a leader on
the industry side of the sport. As a racer, Russ successfully
competed in cross-country and ovals across the Midwest US from
1967 to 1976. His racing career
soon led to a sales position with Scorpion snowmobiles. His
novel and very successful promotional ideas had him quickly
moving up to General Manager and then to National Sales Manager.
After working at Scorpion, Russ transitioned to Bombardier
(today known as BRP) to
work for the Ski-Doo Sales Department.
He continued moving up rapidly through many corporate positions
and finished his twenty (20) year long
career with Bombardier as VP of Sales and Marketing Worldwide
for Ski-Doo, retiring in 1995. He later joined FAST, Inc. (Blade
snowmobiles) as their President for three (3) years. Russ now
operates his own marketing and sales consulting company and is
still involved in many snowmobile organizations and activities.
Within the industry, Russ Davis and his accomplishments are well
known. Russ is a respected member of the snowmobile
Kim Raap - Program Developer
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Kim has dedicated most of his life to making snowmobiling better every where he can. His accomplishments range from trail development and partnership building to national leadership and program development.
Kim has a passion for snowmobiling that has carried him well beyond job duty. He has been rewarded many times for his untiring efforts by being honored throughout his 25 years serving as a snowmobile trails program administrator and consultant for several Western states.
Among these honors are: Snow Goer Magazine's Best Snowmobile Trail System (Black Hills), Professional Excellence Award from International Association of Snowmobile Administrators, Iron Dog Brigade Distinguished Service Award and Most Valuable Snowmobiler award from Snowmobile Magazine.
Kim's professional career was first with the state of South Dakota and later with the state of Wyoming. After leaving state government work eight
(8) years ago, Kim then founded his own consulting company called Trails Work.
In this new capacity, he has produced several manuals on trail development, grant programs, ATV trails and trail guide books that are used by many state and national trails programs. His passion continues.
The Club's accomplishments as a team over the last few years
include a major fight to keep snowmobiling on a multi-use trail,
building a clubhouse and giving snowmobilers many good
reasons to belong and stay actively involved. The Club has
been doing great things in the Ottawa, Ontario area for over 28
years and has garnered numerous awards for excellence in
promoting safe snowmobiling. Such recent awards consist of
the 2011 Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) Volunteer of the Year, awarded to George Darouze, Club President. The
Club received the OFSC Club of
the Year also in 2011 and most recently the 2012 CCSO Excellence
Awards - Club of the Year. For more information on the Club, visit