Introducing Jordan Carr and Leilani Bruntz!
The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA's grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Our team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters/clubs and the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. Learn more at IMBA.com/tcc.
Despite growing up in the industrial sprawl of Rockford, IL, Jordan managed to discover mountain biking and fell in love with the outdoors. He spent his youth searching out singletrack all over the Midwest, which inevitably inspired him to attend college in mountainous Colorado.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies at Western State Colorado University, he became involved with Dave Wiens and the Gunnison Trails Organization. Jordan pursued his love for trails and helped to grow the local mountain bike community volunteering with local organizations. After completing his education, he served as Tech Editor for Mountain Flyer magazine and PinkBike.com, then took on the marketing manager position with Club Ride.
He enjoys any race with two wheels, from the Colorado Trail Race to Enduro races and 12-hour downhills. In his free time Jordan can be found looking for the rowdiest downhill trails, drinking the darkest beer he can find, or wandering trails wherever he can.
Lani grew up in Vail, Colorado, where she developed her love for the mountains and outdoor recreation at an early age. Lani’s appreciation for two wheels grew from the many summers she spent road riding around Colorado with her dad. She went on to study Environmental Studies and Geography at Middlebury College in Vermont, where she raced on the Nordic ski team.
While taking a hiatus from school, she moved to Washington D.C. to work for the Environmental Protection Agency, giving grants to undergraduate and graduate students to design solutions for a sustainable future. When that project ended, she moved to Stanley, Idaho to work as a raft guide on the Salmon River and quickly fell in love with the Sawtooth mountains and the high alpine singletrack Idaho had to offer.
Unable to leave the stunning mountains and vast amount of wilderness, Lani spent the past two years tutoring in the Sun Valley area, skiing in the backcountry, and guiding the river in the summers. She is thrilled to be on the road representing IMBA and continuing to pursue her passion for mountain biking and trail advocacy.
Jordan and Lani make up Trail Care Crew #18, joining a rich, 17-year history of passionate mountain bike advocates living out of Subaru Outback for two years, striving to make life better for mountain bikers all across the U.S. They will spend the month of June training with IMBA Trail Solutions staff and the current, much-loved crew, Jesse and Lori, before replacing them on July 1.
A huge thanks to program sponsors Subaru of America, Trek and Yakima for their ongoing support of one of IMBA's original programs!