Our Committee

Meet the RUSS Team

Alec Lutrov


Meet El Presidente', Alec, formally known within the club as "Muscle Tee Guy". When he's not DJing, you can often catch him boarding down the mountain attempting stuff his skill levels don't allow him to do, or yelling "just send it" too loudly at inappropriate times.

He loves an ice cold furph, a steamy hot spa session and an eye fillet, cooked rare with some delicious pepper gravy drizzled over the top.

If you have any questions throughout the year, don't be afraid to ask anyone else in the committee, except Alec, as he often can't be stuffed with your nonsense.

Seeeeeeeeeeeeeend it!

Emily Buckland

Vice President

This fine specimen is Em, your VP for 2018! She's some what of a RUSS veteran and she literally lives and breathes everything about the snow so you're in safe hands. She's been skiing since before she could remember and has been on race skis since age 10. You could say she knows a thing or two about a thing or two when it comes to going #fast.

She's also this year's Snow Nationals (formerly Uni Games) team manager so hit her up if you're keen as a bean to represent the best Uni on the slopes.

Em's looking forward to getting to know y'all!

Yeah nah nah nah, I'll meet you at the bottom!

Mackenzie Pettit


Introducing the club’s money man, MacKenzie, the 2018 treasurer. You’ll find him lapping the park all day, probably trying to throw down tricks and hit features that are way out of his skill level.

He loves everything about the snow and snowboarding, whether that’s park, groomers or backcountry. If he’s not out riding with his RUSS pals, he will be studying Finance and Chinese at RMIT or watching the latest boarding edit.

This is Mackenzie's third year with RUSS, and he can’t wait to meet all the new members and shred with the club!

See you in the park!

Melissa Sartori


G'day shredders, this is Mel, the secretary at RUSS. Unlike most of the other powder addicts on the committee, she hasn't chased snow her whole life, but she tries to send it just as hard as the rest of them!

She has been boarding for five years now, however since she's joined RUSS, she has blended in with the amazing bunch of people and improved two fold. Joining the club was a no brainer when looking for more friends to shred with! On the side Mel enjoy various other sports and love a chat over #bevs.

Mel is looking forward to seeing you on the slopes!

There's no friends on a pow day.

Sarah Krieg

Social Media rep

Our social media representative, Sarah, has been skiing since she was two and a half, and still can't get enough. She has been lucky enough to travel the world to ski with her family, and will go just about anywhere in search of fresh pow.

On the side, she does a little bit of racing, representing her school and now her university in state and national level competitions. When she's not skiing, Sarah studies journalism at RMIT, enjoys petting dogs and trying to get enough sleep. This will be her third year as a part of RUSS and she is super excited to keep growing the club through social media. ​

What happens on the slopes is laughed about all year!

Alan Luong

Student Liaison

Born to send.

Ultimate Jerry.

French fries over pizza.

Don't bend it, just send it.

Chloe McIvor

Race / Snowball rep

G'day! This is Chloe and she loves all things snow sports.

She's skiied since before she could remember and snowboarded since she was 11 and loved every bit of it. Snowboarding was definitely her real passion and she was lucky enough to represent Australia in both PGS and SBX in America and Europe.

This will be Chloe's second year with RUSS and her third year snowboarding with RMIT and she's super excited to see what this year brings. 🎉🎉🎉

When someone tells you you have too many boards - stop talking to them. You don't need that sort of negativity in your life.

Erin Reardon

Bundoora Rep

Meet our Bundoora campus rep Erin!

She’d never seen snow when she first joined RUSS. She’s now three years deep, still can’t ski but will probably out drink you at any RUSS event.

To ski or to apres-ski.

Kurt Strachan

Event Manager

Insert rowdy/appropriate greeting here, the only thing this man is missing is a crown, Kurt Strachan AKA the Shred King is relatively new to the snow scene and the club but is ready and rearing to get amongst every event possible and send it as often as he can.

Originally from Queensland Kurt away from his native habitat can be seen complaining about the cold. Kurt can't wait for the season to come and hopes to meet heaps of new members over the year.

People don't call me the shred king for no reason.