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President/Marketing Director - Melanie Washington

Member Since 2019

Melanie Washington, a native of south Jersey, has called northern Virginia and the DMV home for more than 20 years. Her passion for skiing, service and inclusive community led her to Sugar and Spice, where she has been a member since 2019. In addition to winter sports, Melanie enjoys golfing, gardening, travel and is a huge fan of Formula 1 and the Dallas Cowboys. She is compassionate about social justice, service through leadership and life-long learning and serves as a board member for several social and academic non-profit organizations.

She has spent her career in multiple positions of global technology companies. Currently she develops cyber-security products for large enterprise, federal and military organizations. Melanie is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh- School of Engineering and the University of Pennsylvania- Wharton School and has several professional and technical certifications. 

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Vice President - Myra Hitchens

Member Since 2011

Myra is a co-founder of Sugar and Spice Snow and Social Club. Myra works as a Station Manager for Southwest Airlines at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. She is also a Culture Committee Ambassador and Community Outreach Liaison for the airline and a member of their ski organization. Myra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy Administration from Texas Southern University and Master's Degree in Business Administration from California State University. She is also the Proprietor of Nathaniel Jones Solutions LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Secretary/Nominating Committee - Keisha Smith

Member Since 2011

Keisha was born and raised in Southern California but now resides in Houston, Texas. She loves the comradery of our club and serves as secretary. She has been a member of the National Brotherhood of Skiers (now National Brotherhood of Ski Sports) since 2009 and is a founding member of Sugar and Spice. When it comes to skiing, she thinks of herself as a "life-long learner ". She enjoys cooking, traveling, photography, art, and creating memories with family and good friends. She is excited about the vision of NBS as well as SASS and is dedicated to "bringing color to the mountain".


Membership Director/Nominating Committee - Tia Loftin

Member Since 2014

Mrs. Tia Loftin, is a world traveler, jazz enthusiast, art collector, a Californian, and an avid skier. She enjoys spending time with her family located throughout three continents.


Events Director - Angela Foster

Member Since 2014

A Buffalo, NY native who now resides in Houston, Texas, Angela has worked as a flight attendant for over 34 years. Along with traveling, Angela loves to entertain, cook, dance and watch the Buffalo Bills! After attending her first NBS summit in 1994, Angela found a perfect fit by joining Sugar and Spice in 2014. Angela held the office of SASS President for 3 terms and has been the NBS Eastern Region Summerfest chairperson for 6 years.

"Sugar and Spice Snow and Social Club Inc. has developed into one of the premier clubs within Eastern Region. Since our inception in October of 2011, we have built a thriving Youth program, a male component to the club called BOSS and have had many of our SASS members volunteer for other important roles within the NBS organization. I'm truly proud of our club, our members, and the opportunity to lead!"

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Treasurer - Toya Burns

Member Since 2011

Toya Burns has been with Sugar & Spice Snow and Social Club since it was incorporated. She previously served as Financial Secretary for the Club. Toya resides in Atlanta, and her interests include skiing (of course!), SCUBA diving, travel, and tennis. 

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Financial Secretary - Erin Jackson

Member Since 2015

Erin Jackson is a native Houstonian who now lives in the DFW metroplex. Erin, currently serving her third term as Financial Secretary, has been with Sugar & Spice Snow and Social Club since 2015. She also became the Financial Secretary for NBS in 2023. Erin is an attorney in both the civilian sector and in the Texas Army National Guard. A former AH-64A Apache Attack Helicopter pilot, Erin is an adventure seeker and finds winter sports to be right up her alley. Erin believes deeply in supporting the youth in NBS and SASS. Her hobbies include snow sports (skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing), puzzles, and reading. Erin is always looking for someone will to try curling with her and thinks we should "always be recruiting."  

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Youth Director - Unedra Muley

Member Since 2021


Unedra has been a member of The NBS since 2001 and became a member of Sugar and Spice in 2021. Unedra resides in Connecticut and has worked for the State of Connecticut since 1994 and has a lead role in a voluntary capacity on the Commission for the Homeless in the City of New Haven. She has served as an adjunct professor and a clinical therapist to many women of color. Unedra is an active member in her community who loves the outdoors and lives her life to the fullest.



Health and Safety Director/Race Director - Ouida Brown

Member Since 2016

Ouida Brown has been an active member of the National Brotherhood of Snowsports, Inc. since 2003 and became a member of Sugar & Spice in 2016. She is an avid skier, runner, cyclist and triathlete . Ouida currently serves as Health and Safely Director as well as the Race Director for Sugar and Spice. She resides in Chicago Illinois but is originally from Mississippi. She is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University from the department of physical therapy. Ouida worked as a physical therapist for three years and then went to medical school. She received her Medical Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completed her residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham, followed by a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Ouida has published a book, which is a national best seller on Amazon, called Running Is Cheaper Than Therapy: A Journey Back to Wholeness, along with a podcast with the same name.

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Auditing Committee Chair - Gert Frank

Member Since 2016

Gert Bernard - Frank is a mother and Memaw to 4 awesome grandkids. She enjoys life to its fullest. Gert is an entrepreneur and is am so grateful for it. Volunteering and traveling is always apart of her life as well. Staying focused, treating other with kindness, and putting God first in all that she does keeps her grounded.

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Nominating Committee Chair - Debra Few

Member Since 2012

Debra has been an active member of the NBS since 1999 and became a member of Sugar & Spice in 2012. She is a skiing and cycling enthusiast. Debra currently serves as the Sugar and Spice Nominating Committee Chairman. Her favorite club trips are Early Season Warm Up and the Summit. Debra resides in Maryland and works for the Federal Aviation Administration as an Emergency Operations Manager.

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Attorney Advisor/Parliamentarian - Beverly Fields

Member Since 2012

Ms. Beverly Ann Fields, Esq., PRP is a native Washingtonian. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University (’89) after which she worked at Booz Allen & Hamilton in the Ship Systems Engineering Practice. She subsequently earned a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Howard University’s School of Law (’94) and practiced energy law at Dewey Ballantine. Thereafter, she worked on Capitol Hill for three members of Congress. Since 2004, she has served as Chief of Staff to the D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Ms. Fields is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar, and the D.C. and Md. State Bars and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification from Villanova University. She is a member of and holds offices in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; The Links, Incorporated; and the National Brotherhood of Skiers, Inc. Ms. Fields is a twenty (20) year member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) and holds the highest certification of the NAP - Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP). Ms. Fields is an avid skier and road cyclist, classical pianist, sports and music enthusiast. 

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