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IMBA's crew is made up of passionate mountain bikers who also happen to be experienced professionals in their fields. Many of us got our starts as volunteer advocates and trail builders and are honored to work at IMBA. And because we come from all over the country, we understand and celebrate regional differences in riding experiences. Get in touch and let us know how we can help.

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Aaron Clark

Advocacy Manager- Government Relations

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Aaron Clark Advocacy Manager - Government Relations

Aaron is a gearhead by birth and dropper-post lovin' weight-weenie by choice. Having discovered a lifelong love for all things bikes back in Detroit in the early 90's (aboard his fully rigid, budget-minded Nishiki Crossroads, no less) he began racing his bike all over the Michigan woods. This eventually led Aaron to Colorado and eventually to IMBA in 2012 where he works on backcountry mountain bike trail access, policy and legislation as part of the Government Relations team. In his little spare time, Aaron coaches cyclocross at a local high school. His best rides are with his wife and two boys who, after careful crafting, now share his love for riding.

aaron.clark@imba.com
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Aaron Locker

Vice President- Development, - Executive

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Aaron Locker Vice President - Development, - Executive

Aaron has decades of corporate sales and management experience, but claims his biggest accomplishment is from way back in the day when he was as an "all-star pizza delivery driver." Aaron passionately believes in community trail access, especially as a way to get kids outside and away from screens. One of his favorite weekend activities is accompanying his young daughters to a nearby bike park. Aaron himself is relatively new to mountain biking but is remarkably fearless and capable, a fact that both annoys and impresses his coworkers. 

571.643.2277 aaron.locker@imba.com
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Aimee Ross

Brand and Events Director- Development

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Aimee Ross Brand and Events Director - Development

Aimee is a Michigan native transplanted to Colorado by way of Southern California. She has more than 11 years of sales, marketing and operations experience in the cycling industry. An avid cyclist of all kinds, she prefers taking the dirt less traveled. Aimee’s education spans the reach with bachelor's degrees covering public health education, recreation and marketing, making IMBA the perfect place to blend her skills. Aimee is passionate about helping others, especially women and youth, discover the full-life experience bicycling provides.

aimee.ross@imba.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/aimeeross https://www.instagram.com/aimee_j_ross
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Andy Williamson

Programs Director- Programs and Education

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Andy Williamson Programs Director - Programs and Education

Andy’s business card says one thing, but he sees himself as so much more: a catalyst, salesman, mentor, lobbyist, project manager, board member, outdoor adventurer, strategic planner and visionary. The career path that chose Andy is one where he has the opportunity to share his passion for conservation and outdoor recreation for the betterment of his community. Diagnosed with a manageable case of wanderlust, he thrives on cultivating the energy and creativity in a group of people, inspiring them to dream big and be the change they want to see in the world, and coaching them through finding the resources to make it happen.

andy.williamson@imba.com
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Anthony Duncan

IMBA Local Manager- Programs and Education

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Anthony Duncan IMBA Local Manager - Programs and Education

Raised in a small town in the Southern Appalachian mountains of Virginia, Anthony grew up with an appreciation of the outdoors and the adventures it provides. Anthony came to IMBA in 2014 after an eight-year career in marketing and PR as a graphics project manager and a former president of SORBA Tri-Cities, an IMBA/SORBA chapter straddling the Tennessee/Virginia border.

tel: anthony.duncan@imba.com https://www.instagram.com/fattonymtb
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Chris Orr

Trails Specialist- Trail Solutions

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Chris Orr Trails Specialist - Trail Solutions

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chris.orr@imba.com
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Chris Schieffer

Development Associate / Education Coordinator- Development and Fundraising

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Chris Schieffer Development Associate / Education Coordinator - Development and Fundraising

Chris was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado and grew up riding her mountain bike as transportation through the backwoods of her small town. She has a degree in Speech Communications and Rhetoric and has held multiple careers ranging from corporate IT consultant to personal trainer and nutritionist. She spends her free time coaching middle and high school cross country teams and at women’s mountain bike clinics across the country, and biking/skiing with her two kids, husband and dog. Her personal mantra is "Yes, I can." She constantly strives to pass that can-do attitude to everyone she meets on and off the trail.

chris.schieffer@imba.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-schieffer-cpt-9597242/ https://www.instagram.com/mtb_ismyspiritanimal
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Cory West

Arkansas Trail Crew Manager- Trail Solutions

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Cory West Arkansas Trail Crew Manager - Trail Solutions

Cory is a 16-year professional motorcycle racer with a strong passion for mountain biking and trail building. He started trail building as a volunteer in high school and spent several years working with Progressive Trail Design before joining IMBA Trail Solutions.

cory.west@imba.com
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David Wiens

Executive Director- Executive

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David Wiens Executive Director - Executive

Dave has been mountain biking since the mid-1980s and has ridden and raced his bike on trails all over the world. He has been involved in trail advocacy from the beginning and was the founder and executive director of Gunnison Trails, and race director for the Gunnison Growler. A member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, Dave also created and leads the Mountain Sports program at Western State Colorado University. He joined the IMBA board of directors in 2016 as its chairman, and was named IMBA’s executive director in spring 2017. 

david.wiens@imba.com https://twitter.com/dave_wiens_imba
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Doug Vinson

Project Manager- Trail Solutions

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Doug Vinson Project Manager - Trail Solutions

Doug is a native Virginian whose early love of BMX and skateboarding transitioned to mountain biking in the late 1980s. Doug is a former State Park Ranger and BLM Recreation Technician who has managed trail design and construction projects in the Mid-Atlantic US with a focus on building innovative, sustainable and fun trail experiences. His experience includes design of shared-use trail systems that minimize user conflict, design and construction of mountain bike-optimized trails, fundraising, grant writing, extensive volunteer training and coordination, work in trail advocacy and stakeholder involvement.

doug.vinson@imba.com
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Eleanor Blick

Communications Manager- Communications and Marketing

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Eleanor Blick Communications Manager - Communications and Marketing

Eleanor was raised a two-wheeled advocate in the rolling hills of Wisconsin. From racing to riding to work and every trail in between, pedaling is her natural state of motion. Prior to joining the IMBA team she worked in nonprofit communications in Chicago while leading volunteer efforts with Big Marsh Bike Park, co-founding the Chicago Women’s CX Fund and working with inner-city youth to get more kids on bikes.

eleanor.blick@imba.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/eleanorblick https://www.instagram.com/nonemoreblick
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Eric Melson

Advocacy Manager- Government Relations

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Eric Melson Advocacy Manager - Government Relations

Hatched in Colorado Springs but now calling Missoula, Montana home, Eric started riding bikes as a form of freedom and a way to explore the mountains in his backyard. Eric is focused on training and engaging members in advocacy. He has deep roots in both the conservation community and the Mountain West. Eric worked as a seasonal ranger and trail crew foreman while earning his B.S. in Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University. When he’s not talking shop about advocacy strategy, he can often be found running wild rivers, fly fishing or backcountry skiing.

eric.melson@imba.com
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Heather Bonewitz

Member Services Manager- Member Services

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Heather Bonewitz Member Services Manager - Member Services

Heather is originally from Michigan but has lived in and around Boulder, Colorado her entire adult life, which is a lot. She enjoys mountain biking (which she has done for more than 20 years), dirt biking and skiing and snowboarding with her husband and two daughters. Heather is new to the Enduro racing scene but represents for Masters women and racks up podiums on a regular basis, earning her the nickname "Enduro Mama." Her dog Mazey can be found at her side most days as is IMBA's unofficial office pup.

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Herman Owens

Trail Specialist- Trail Solutions

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Herman Owens Trail Specialist - Trail Solutions

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herman.owens@imba.com
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James Clark

Chief Operating Officer- Executive, - Trail Solutions

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James Clark Chief Operating Officer - Executive, - Trail Solutions

James has been working in the outdoor industry his entire career. Born and raised in Atlantic, Canada, he received his outdoor recreation degree from the University of New Brunswick. His more than 25-year career spans working with governments, nonprofits and consulting across Canada. Since 2010, he has lived in California and worked to create space and trails for people to enjoy the outdoors.

james.clark@IMBA.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-clark-a6430228/
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Jason Wells

Trails Specialist- Trail Solutions

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Jason Wells Trails Specialist - Trail Solutions

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jason.wells@imba.com
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Jennifer Hill

Member Services Representative- Member Services

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Jennifer Hill Member Services Representative - Member Services

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Jesse Livingston

Arkansas Trail Crew Manager- Trail Solutions

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Jesse Livingston Arkansas Trail Crew Manager - Trail Solutions

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jesse.livingston@imba.com
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Joey Klein

Trails Specialist- Trail Solutions

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Joey Klein Trails Specialist - Trail Solutions

Joey is IMBA's longest-tenured employee and its ambassador to the world, having planned and built trails and taught trailbuilding across the U.S. and around the globe. He was instrumental in jumpstarting IMBA’s Trail Solutions program in 2002 after a three-year stint with the Subaru-IMBA Trail Care Crew program. He has won the gruelling Montezuma’s Revenge mountain bike race several times, climbed and skied the majority of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, and surfed countless breaks.

joey.klein@imba.com
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Jordan Carr

Trails Specialist- Trail Solutions

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Jordan Carr Trails Specialist - Trail Solutions

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 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. He is also a past Tech Editor for Mountain Flyer magazine and Pinkbike.com. Jordan served as a member of the Subaru-IMBA Trail Care Crew from 2014-2016 before joining Trail Solutions. 

jordan.carr@imba.com
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Josh Collins

Trails Specialist- Trail Solutions

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Josh Collins Trails Specialist - Trail Solutions

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josh.collins@imba.com
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Katherine Fuller

Marketing Communications Director- Communications and Marketing

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Katherine Fuller Marketing Communications Director - Communications and Marketing

Katherine is IMBA’s resident lady singlespeeder and a native Texan who believes we need to argue on the internet less and ride our bikes more. A Washington, D.C.-trained political journalist by trade, Katherine has spent most of her career in the nonprofit sector and outdoor industry, including stints at Bicycle Colorado and Dirt Rag Magazine. She previously worked for IMBA from 2010-15, returning in 2017 after earning a master's degree in public relations and marketing. She is committed to protecting our access to public open spaces, which is why she proudly serves on the parks and recreation advisory board for her home city of Golden, CO.

katherine.fuller@imba.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/texpatcolo https://www.instagram.com/texpatcolo
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Kurt Schrammel

Director of Talent Management- Human Resources

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Kurt Schrammel Director of Talent Management - Human Resources

Take an outdoorsy type, sprinkle in some small-shop nonprofit experience, and finish off with a masters in nonprofit management and, presto, you have Kurt. More of a road cyclist, hiker and skier for the first 30-plus years of his life, he added a mountain bike to his toy bin shortly after he and his family moved to Colorado in 2008. If you can’t find Kurt in his current hometown of Boulder, CO, with his wife, daughter and coonhound, you’ll likely find him in the outdoors surrounding Crested Butte.

kurt.schrammel@imba.com
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Lee Lemmon

Trails Specialist- Trail Solutions

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Lee Lemmon Trails Specialist - Trail Solutions

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lee.lemmon@imba.com
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Mike Repyak

Co-Director, Trail Solutions- Trail Solutions

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Mike Repyak Co-Director, Trail Solutions - Trail Solutions

Mike was born and raised on bikes in Wisconsin. He received his degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, then headed west to live in Breckenridge, CO, to work as mountain resort planner on projects throughout the worldwide ski industry. Currently, Mike and his wife are back to their Midwest root, living in Madison, WI. Mike has extensive experience in resort and recreation planning, resort/facility capacity analysis, trail network and facility layout, and detailed site design and grading plans. His project management experience includes master plan processes, public outreach plans, project stakeholder partnerships, federal/state/local permitting, project implementation, and project budget oversight.

mike.repyak@imba.com
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Patrick Kell

Grants Manager- Development

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Patrick Kell Grants Manager - Development

Patrick is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He studied geography at John Moores University in Liverpool, England and started mountain biking there in 1992. Patrick lived in Vermont for 11 years, working for the Youth Conservation Corps and volunteering with several mountain bike clubs. He became Executive Director of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association in 2007, establishing access in the Green Mountain National Forest, furthering access on state land and presenting trainings to ski resorts. Since moving to Prescott, AZ, with IMBA, Patrick has been working with the BLM, USFS, and city and county partners to develop trail networks in many communities. Patrick rides as often as he can. When not riding, he’s working on his house and hanging out on the porch.

patrick.kell@imba.com
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Randy Spangler

Trails Specialist- Trail Solutions

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Randy Spangler Trails Specialist - Trail Solutions

Randy is a legend of mountain biking and an icon of freeride. He is a veteran of Red Bull Rampage, competing in the first few events and then serving on the official build team and judging panel. He has helped design and build several bike parks across the U.S. and has been with IMBA Trail Solutions since 2011. 

randy.spangler@imba.com
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Richard Edwards

Co-Director, Trail Solutions- Trail Solutions

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Richard Edwards Co-Director, Trail Solutions - Trail Solutions

Richard has travelled the globe spreading the message of better trails and good stewardship. He has led trail projects, done assessments, and taught trail building clinics in 33 U.S. states and eight countries. Richard’s depth of experience includes teaching the latest in trail design, construction, and management practices. His expertise is in the creation of multi-use trail systems that accommodate a variety of trail users and skill levels. Richard presents on and often consults on the topic of sustainable, risk-managed trails. He has assisted numerous community trail planners and managers in developing interurban trail facilities.

richard.edwards@imba.com
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Shane Wilson

Project Manager- Trail Solutions

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Shane Wilson Project Manager - Trail Solutions

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shane.wilson@imba.com
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Stephen Kasacek

Trails Specialist- Trail Solutions

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Stephen Kasacek Trails Specialist - Trail Solutions

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stephen.kasacek@imba.com
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Stephen Mullins

Trails Specialist- Trail Solutions

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Stephen Mullins Trails Specialist - Trail Solutions

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stephen.mullins@imba.com
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Terry Palmeri

SORBA Associate Director- Programs and Education

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Terry Palmeri SORBA Associate Director - Programs and Education

Terry was born and raised in South Florida in an era when kids could roam free. As a young girl, bicycling was a form freedom to explore Miami just as riding horseback was her way of exploring the Everglades. After 12 years of being a roadie, her mountain biking career started in 2004 when she went on a mountain biking tour of Wales with her future husband, Mike. This experience inspired her to advocate for mountain biking in the community of Ellijay, GA, as president of the Ellijay Mountain Bike Association and the office manager for the Cartecay River Bicycle Shop. Terry brings her experience of building community to support great mountain biking experiences to the rest of the Southeast.

terri.palmeri@imba.com
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Tiffanie Beal

Finance Manager- Finance

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Tiffanie Beal Finance Manager - Finance

Tiffanie’s love for adventure and the wild outdoors led her, early on, to uproot her life and book it to Colorado, where the mountains waited and the trails beckoned. She has been with IMBA since 2010 and in addition to handling the finances, she’s a volunteer coach for the Little Bellas program and loves seeing little girls gain strength, courage and self-worth through mountain biking. When not on her bike in the Colorado high alpine, you can find this girl trail running, skiing, wrapped up in a book or tinkering with recipes in her kitchen. She probably will never mention it, but she earned a stars-and-stripes jersey from winning a national endurance mountain biking championship early in her mountain biking career. 

tiffanie.beal@imba.com
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Tom Sauret

SORBA Director- Programs and Education

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Tom Sauret SORBA Director - Programs and Education

Born in Maine, Tom has lived in Michigan, the Marshall Islands, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia and currently resides in Greenville, SC. During his 32-year college teaching career, Tom began riding mountain bikes with his students and joined SORBA. He later became a chapter president and, in 2000, executive director of that organization. Tom has worked at developing trail systems in the southeast and has guided the growth of the SORBA from an Atlanta mountain bike club to an effective seven-state regional organization of chapters. Tom joined the IMBA staff in 2008.

tom.sauret@imba.com
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Tylor Brackett

Trails Specialist- Trail Solutions

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Tylor Brackett Trails Specialist - Trail Solutions

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tylor.brackett@imba.com
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Tyson Swasey

Trails Specialist- Trail Solutions

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Tyson Swasey Trails Specialist - Trail Solutions

Tyson is a Moab, Utah, native and has been on a bike since he was three years old. He learned to ride without training wheels on the Klondike Bluffs trail and was offered his first job in a bike shop at the age of 12. Tyson started volunteering with Moab Trail Mix in 2010 and quickly found a passion for building trail, especially if moving huge boulders is involved. In 2012, he was fortunate to be a part of designing and building one of Moab's most iconic trails, Captain Ahab. Since then, Tyson has worked on projects all around the four corners area and traveled the country with IMBA Trail Solutions building and learning from the country’s best builders. Tyson specializes in sustainable trail in rocky terrain using rock armoring techniques and has a knack for hiding alternate lines and jumps in the trail tread he builds.

tyson.swasey@imba.com
Alden Philbrick
Alden Philbrick

Board Member

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Alden Philbrick Board Member

Alden is president and CEO of Oxford Finance and a long-time advocate, fundraiser and board member for The Campagna Center, a non-profit organization serving children and families in need. An avid mountain biker, triathlete and runner, Alden regularly participates in racing events.

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Chris Conroy
Chris Conroy

Chair of the Board

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Chris Conroy
Chris Conroy Chair of the Board

Chris is the president and general manager of Yeti Cycles, which has long supported both IMBA and local advocacy efforts. He is also a past president of the Colorado Mountain Bike Association, an IMBA chapter in the Denver metro area.

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David Zimberoff

Board Member

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David Zimberoff Board Member

David is the global marketing director for SRAM, one of IMBA's top-level supporters. He is also a past board member of Chicago's largest cycling advocacy group, the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation

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Ernie Rodriguez
Ernie Rodriguez

IMBA Chapter Representative

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Ernie Rodriguez
Ernie Rodriguez IMBA Chapter Representative

Ernie has spent several years serving the Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE), an IMBA chapter serving the Washington D.C. metro area. He has volunteered as a ride leader, trail liaison, advocacy director and, since 2014, the group’s president. He was invited to join the IMBA board in 2017 to offer the valuable perspective of an IMBA chapter leader.

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Faryar Shirzad

Board Member

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Faryar Shirzad Board Member

Faryar is a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of the Office of Government Affairs for Goldman Sachs. Faryar has participated in endurance mountain bike races all over the country, often with his son who is also an avid mountain biker.

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Howard Fischer
Howard Fischer

Treasurer

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Howard Fischer Treasurer

Howard is the CEO and founding managing partner of BCM, LTD. an investment management firm. He is an avid cyclist and regular volunteer trailbuilder.

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Jim Grover
Jim Grover

Secretary

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Jim Grover Secretary

Jim is a past president and active member of the Tarheel Trailblazers, an IMBA chapter in Charlotte, NC. He also has more than 25 years of career experience as an officer and legal counsel for insurers and reinsurers in the life and health industry, as well as direct experience in marketing and sales.

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Kent McNeill

Board Member

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Kent McNeill Board Member

Kent is the founder of Trails Have Our Respect, an IMBA chapter covering eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. He is also a past director of the NORBA mountain bike state championship series. In 2002, Kent co-founded Midwest Cycling, an independent bicycle dealer that has grown to six locations across Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas.

 

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Luther Propst

Board Member

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Luther Propst Board Member

Luther founded the Sonoran Institute in 1991 and directed its programs throughout Western North America for 21 years, until 2012. He previously practiced law, where he represented local governments and organizations nationwide in land-use matters, and with World Wildlife Fund in Washington D.C. Luther currently chairs the board of the Outdoor Alliance, of which IMBA is a founding member.

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Mike Cachat
Mike Cachat

Board Member

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Mike Cachat Board Member

Mike is the founder, owner and CEO of Jenson USA. He started the business while still in high school to fuel his passion for mountain bike racing and has turned it into one of the largest and most successful bicycle retail companies in the country.

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Taldi Walter

Vice Chair

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Taldi Walter Vice Chair

As REI's government and community affairs manager, Walter oversees REI's national giving program and fosters collaborative partnerships with national non-profits to ensure access to and infrastructure of inspiring outdoor recreation opportunities. Before that, she worked for the National Audubon Society as their assistant director of government relations in Washington, D.C. Walter serves on the Board of Directors of Bike Works in south Seattle, and is on the steering committee of the Blue Sky Funders Forum, and the Outdoor Alliance for Kids. An avid cyclist, she races for Team Group Health in Seattle.

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