For Immediate Release 9-1-10
Contact: Mark Eller
IMBA Communications Director
markeller [at] imba [dot] com
303-545-9011 ext. 115
IMBA is pleased to announce a new addition to its staff, attorney Jeremy Fancher. Based out of IMBA's Boulder, Colorado, headquarters, Fancher will serve as a full-time policy analyst and in-house counsel. He will lead IMBA's efforts to shape national mountain bike and public lands policies by working closely with IMBA's many federal partners, including the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, as well as meeting with officials from state and local governments.
"I am thrilled to join IMBA and contribute to the legacy of developing and preserving mountain biking opportunities on public lands," says Fancher.
After graduating magna cum laude from Whittier Law School in 2005, Fancher received his L.L.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the University of Denver in 2009. While working towards his degrees he was a sales analyst in the consumer products industry, providing analytics for products ranging from canned soup to athletic apparel. In his most recent assignment he was part of the growing IZZE Beverage business.
Fancher began mountain biking in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, while he was in high school. His saddle time plummeted when he played football for the Azusa Pacific Cougars; then work, school and family took over and his bike was forgotten. A few years ago, inspired by watching the Lifetime Fitness Leadville 100 mountain bike race, he resumed riding. Fancher has since lost 50 pounds and hopes to race in Leadville next year.