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Meet the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Staff

Our Traveling Crew: Jordan Carr and Leilani Bruntz

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 by volunteering with local organizations. After completing his education, he served as Tech Editor for Mountain Flyer magazine and, 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.

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Our Regional Crew Members:

Patrick with Crosstrek 2014

Southwest Region: Patrick Kell

Patrick grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland and started riding in 1992. Prior to working at IMBA, he was the first executive director of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association. He is currently based in Prescott, AZ, working on all manner of mountain bike advocacy projects, including trails master planning in Caliente, NV and Kanab, UT, and a bike park in Tucson, AZ, all in conjunction with local IMBA Chapters. 


Mid-Atlantic Region: Anthony Duncan

Originally from Wise, Virginia, Anthony is now based in Bristol, Virginia. Prior to working for IMBA, he worked for a marketing/pr agency for nine years and for six of those years was the president of SORBA Tri-Cities. Having grown up in the mountains, Anthony mostly prefers long days in the saddle on backcountry rides and always enjoys a post-ride brew with his riding buddies across the Mid-Atlantic region.

South Central Region: Steve Schneider 

Steve spent his youth on the beaches of Santa Cruz, Ca. and trekked all over the Sierra Nevada Range as a young man. Living in Arkansas the last 30 years cemented his love for the outdoors in places like the Ozark and Ouachita Forest. All this transformed into advocacy work in and around Fayetteville, Arkansas, with the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists, the last 4-5 years serving as a board member prior to joining IMBA in September 2013 as Regional Director.

Great Lakes Region: Andy Williamson

As a Midwest native and city boy, Andy found his passion for the great outdoors through the Boy Scouts of America, which eventually steered him to the pursuit of dedicating his education and career to protecting and accessing our public lands. After studying eco-tourism and natural resource management at Hocking College, Andy completed another degree in Resource, Recreation and Tourism at the University of Idaho. He has spent the last 15 years working to educate and inspire people to get out into nature, and is invested in ensuring everyone has a place to find their own adventure. When not on the road working to develop more places to ride - or out on the trail himself - Andy enjoys hiking with his family, road riding with friends and spending some quality time casting at the riffles with his fly rod. 

Southern Region: Tom Sauret

Having spent a good portion of his life within walking distance of the Appalachian trail, Tom has always had a love of the outdoors. But it wasn't until he was mid-way through his 32-year college teaching career that he took up mountain biking. He and his wife, Belinda, made it their goal to ride every open trail in the southeast, and when they ran out of trails, they started projects to develop new ones. Tom accepted the volunteer position as Executive Director of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association in 2000. In 2007, upon his retirement from teaching and with the merger of SORBA into IMBA, he became the Region Director for the SORBA area. Creating and moving trail projects to completion, growing organizational capacity, and dealing with access challenges are Tom's passion.

Northern California Region: Laurel Harkness 

Growing up in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Laurel had access to tacky singletrack in her backyard. She got on her first mountain bike in 1987 and has since had a long career recreating in the outdoors through mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, river guiding, backcountry skiing and fly fishing. She earned her degree in viticulture and soil and water science from UC Davis. After working in the wine industry for a period of time, she worked as a project manager during the dot-com boom in Seattle. Prior to joining IMBA in 2014, Laurel spent many years as the executive director of the nonprofit Snowlands Network. When she is not on the road representing IMBA and advocating mountain biking in the NorCal region, she comes home to Mt. Shasta, where she lives with her two outdoor adventuring kids.

 Midwest Region: Michelle Barker

 One of Michelle's bike shop colleagues invited her on a mountain bike ride shortly after she was hired - and one ride was all it took. She was a convert. Advocacy work soon followed, and Michelle was involved not only in her local chapter, but also in community planning, serving on commissions and writing grants. Her experience in finance and education have played a key role in those efforts as well. Her favorite vacation is a multi-day mountain bike trip with craft beer stops and eclectic food options, topped off with side trips to local bookstores. She has enjoyed many of these trips with her family, to great destinations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Colorado/Wyoming Region: Jason Bertolacci 
Pacific Region: Profile to Come  








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 marty [dot] caivano [at] imba [dot] com (Marty Caivano), 303-545-9011 ext. 101