Jeff 'Ernie' Ernst
A lifelong winter sport enthusiast, Jeff has turned his passion for alpine skiing into a world-class business. He has dedicated his business life to making sure others are able to enjoy the sport as much as he does. Jeff has a unique ability to understand all of the factors to not only getting a ski boot to fit correctly, but to get the boot to perform at its best for the person wearing it. Jeff is constantly evolving in his understanding around the technology and functionality of the equipment needed to have a fun enjoyable day on snow. If you are looking for one of the “best of the best” to help you get your ski boots in order, Jeff is your man. Jeff is a husband to Bonnie, a father to Alexis and Julie and will look forward to making you one of his extended family members.
Matt hails from Idaho and graduated from Boise State University. After spending the last nine years in Boise as a boot fitter, Matt feels he’s been called up to the big leagues of boot fitting here in Park City and is excited to be a part of the Bootworks team. If you think that just because he is a Park City rookie you're going to be able to sneak the high-heat past him, think again! Instead throw him a curve ball, he falls for it every time. And if you want to distract him while he’s working up your bill, just bring up anything about mountain biking or skiing. When the hill closes, you can find Matt at the Utah Olympic Park where he makes sure to stay connected to his favorite sports. Matt’s other notable achievements include being dad to a spunky 18-month old daughter who will most likely be shredding the corduroy sooner than later if Matt has anything to say about it.
John 'Gatch' Gatchell
To put it mildly, John “Gatch” Gatchell has been a lot of places and seen a lot of things – specifically in the world of skiing! Originally from Massachusetts, Gatch has been in the business of skiing for 30+ years. He’s happily honed his skills in ski towns in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming and has skied anywhere you can think of in the US while even branching out to Eastern and Western Canada, Europe and Chile. Gatch has worked every possible position there is when it comes to skiing, from rental technician to company Vice President. His favorite color is green and he’s a Virgo – just the type of perfectionist needed to achieve the perfect boot fit!
Born and raised in Park City and a local for over 26 years. Ryan's passion for snow and the ski world is unparalleled, and that carries over into his work. Ryan now spends his time away from the shop but manages Bootworks website and marketing, keeping in-touch with his roots and life-long passion. Who know's, the kid may find his way into the shop for a fitting or two every no and again!