World’s Most Unique Golf Tournament
The Trashmasters is dedicated to providing young men and women with
the opportunity to realize their educational goals and dreams.
The Trashmasters was founded in 1993 by Aspen businessman, Boone Schweitzer.
The story goes… Inspired by the erratic shots that inevitably happened during their golf outings, Boone and his golf buddies came up with new game rules that rewarded their “mistakes”. Boone found everyone had so much fun playing with these wacky rules, he organized a “Trash” Tournament that would benefit education for the local kids.
Because of the success of the Trashmasters Tournament, since 1993 the Trashmasters Scholarship Fund has been able to grant scholarships to 100 young men and women – 84 have graduated AND 16 students presently attend colleges throughout the country.
Trashmasters International is a Colorado 501 (c)(3).
“One hundred percent of our proceeds go to scholarships. Now it is one of the largest scholarship programs in the Valley, and I’m proud of that,” -Boone Schweitzer, founder.
The Trashmasters Board
Chairman Jeff has been involved with the Trashmasters since the beginning. He played “Trash” during his days as Golf Course Superintendent of the Snowmass Golf Course in the early 80’s. He has been living in Snowmass with his family since 1983 and is recently retired. As the Head of the Rules Committee, “Neck” oversees all Trashmasters rules and scoring.
Mark aka (Rico) moved to Snowmass Village in March 1982. A three generation Colorado native from Boulder, Mark met his wife (Karlyn) in Snowmass and has two children, Ryan and Rachel. They’re both graduates of Aspen High School and University of Colorado in Boulder. Ryan was awarded the Trashmasters Scholarship in 2006 earning a Computer Science Engineering degree in 2010, which led to his employment at Lockheed Martin in Denver. The Trashmaster’s Scholarship was instrumental in helping fund his education and jump start his career. Mark considers the Trashmasters’ participants family and he is forever grateful to all of those who have contributed to its success!!!
Owner, Snowmass Sports
Ms. Thomson understands intimately that a successful business is only as good as the people who work for you, thus she always goes the extra mile to ensure her associates know how appreciated they are and the true depth of their contribution to the organization. She is an amazing innovator and consistently finds unique ways to provide solutions to even the most challenging of situations.
Bill White grew up in Glenview, Illinois, a suburb just outside of Chicago. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 with a BA in History. During his time there he was active in the Bengal Bouts, a boxing club sponsored by the university that raised money for the famine crisis in Bangladesh. Upon graduation, he moved to Aspen, Colorado to ski and experience life outside the Midwest. He began his career with Alpine Bank in 1998 and is currently the Regional President of the Upper Roaring Fork for that organization, serving both Aspen and Snowmass Village. Bill currently serves on the Board for the Aspen Flight Academy as the Treasurer.
While being a regular player in the annual Trashmasters tournament, Bill is a fairly new member of the Board. He is looking forward to continuing the positive momentum initiated by his predecessor and furthering the legacy of the organization as a substantial contributor to higher education for those in need in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Leandra is a native of Snowmass and the daughter of Chairman Jeff Sivess. She graduated from Aspen High School in the Class of ’04 and was a recipient of the Trashmasters Scholarship. After attending Colorado State University, she spent six years in venture capital and the tech industry in San Francisco. Currently, Leandra works remotely for a SaaS tech startup called Okteto. She resides in Basalt and, in addition to serving on the Trashmasters Board, is a co-founder of Futures Fund, another local scholarship founded by Aspen High School graduates. Leandra has been a part of the Trash community since her high school years and is proud to give back and contribute to the scholarship that helped her through university.
Matt had always dreamed of living in the Rocky Mountains. After graduating from Indiana University in 2004, he moved to Aspen. Shortly thereafter, he met Boone and was given the opportunity to direct the Trashmasters for almost 8 years. Currently, he is a Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Mason Morse. Prior to joining CBMM, Matt served as Managing Broker for Snowmass Select Properties. “I love being a part of this community and calling this amazing place home.” When he is not hard at work selling real estate, managing homes and volunteering, Matt can usually be found skiing, hiking, mountain biking or playing golf.
Teddy was born and raised in Aspen/Snowmass Village, learning how to play “Trash” at the age of 13. He’s an Aspen High School graduate and received the Trashmasters Scholarship in 2003 before heading to the University of Vermont. Teddy moved back to Aspen/Snowmass in 2007 and began a career in real estate development with Sunrise Company. He lives in Snowmass Village with his wife Emily and 3 children, and is proud to serve on the board of the same charity that helped send him to college.