I have been riding mountain bikes for over 25 years and I've been involved in advocacy and volunteer trail activities for almost all of them. My first mountain bike was a college graduation present to myself and I learned to ride in the mountains of Santa Barbara, CA while attending grad school. I was hooked from day one! I quickly became involved with the local mountain bike advocacy group, eventually serving as the group's president and also as the volunteer IMBA rep for central California. After a stint in central Pennsylvania, I moved to Boulder in 2013. I am amazed by what BMA has accomplished over the years and the future looks awesome.
Boulder Mountainbike Alliance is run on volunteer labor, and the backbone of that volunteer labor force is the Board of Directors. Meet the BOD and learn about what drives each of them to make BMA all it can be.
Mike was around at the beginning of Boulder County MTB advocacy in 1991 when Boulder Off-road Alliance was formed. Mike served as the President of BMA for years and was a founding member of the Boulder Area Trails Coalition. Mike currently serves as the advocacy director of BMA. Mike is a database administrator at IBM Corp and holds a B.S. in Business from Colorado State University 1988. A wealth of institutional knowledge, Mike is the organization's storyteller and can provide a detailed account of BMA's accomplishments and evolution.
A marketing and advertising professional, Bryan has led communication efforts at BMA since joining the board in 2007 and has served as the organization's newsletter editor. Having worked in sales and as a communication consultant at various local companies, Bryan has recently switched industries and is now putting his talents to work as a project manager in the home construction arena. Bryan holds a bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Dawna is the owner of Motion, a functional fitness training studio with locations in Boulder and Denver, CO. Dawna combines her passion for being outdoors with her interest in public health and has been working with clients to improve their health and wellness for over 12 years. As a natural extension of her profession, Dawna recently joined the BMA board in the capacity of Social Ride Coordinator. In addition to serving on the board of Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, Dawna is also a volunteer for the Boulder Valley Humane Society.
I love mountain biking! Boulder has been my base stomping ground for over 20 years and has been a fantastic place to grow as a cyclist. I love the feeling of flying through trees on a mountain trail and the level of effort it takes to get to the top of a tough climb.
My family and I live in Erie where I founded Erie Singletrack Advocates in April 2013. I wanted to bring Erie residents together and build family-friendly trails on open space. The town was very receptive and allowed me to make it happen. We have had phenomenal success in building trails and getting people in Eastern Boulder county to ride their bikes on singletrack.
Here's a video of ESA's early efforts. We now have 4 miles of trail in Erie and it's expanding all the time. I am very proud of what we've accomplished and I can't wait to build more trail.
A designer and owner of Hoog Design, Katy Hoogerwerf is a talented designer with incredible versatility in creative communications, story telling and artistic creations and productions. Katy works on BMA's digital media (SmartTrail mobile app and the website), the graphic design of communications media (e.g. event posters) and the planning of social events. She works hard to get the good word out about the organization to encourage more people to ride, and while they're at it, to help build and preserve trails. Katy received a masters in landscape architecture from the University of Arizona.
Morgan is the founder of Pace Outreach, a small consulting firm in Boulder, Colorado that designs, facilitates, and implement communication strategies and collaboration models that allow organizations to inform and engage with stakeholders and influence environmental policy. She is communications professional with nine years of experience working with over 150 local, state and federal agencies. With a masters degree in environmental policy from the University of Denver, Morgan has substantive technical knowledge of the field, as well as almost 100 hours of training in negotiation, mediation, and consensus building, which has led to nationally-recognized policy agreements and inclusive public policy strategies.
Morgan has worked with IMBA to train over 100 trail-based grassroots advocacy organizations on how to be most effective with a pool of volunteers, how to design and build sustainable trails, create a community around outdoor recreation, and develop partnerships with other user groups.
Mimi is the owner and principal of Root House Studio, a landscape architecture, planning and communication design studio in Boulder, Colorado. Mimi has assisted public land management agencies and municipalities plan and design for recreational uses, conservation and interpretation for over 12 years. Mimi also specializes in using creative communication design and storytelling to propel the outreach and increase the impact of non-profits, social entrepreneurs and government agencies. Mimi received a Masters in Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.A. in Sociology from Middlebury College. In addition to being the president of the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, Mimi serves on the steering committee of the Boulder Chapter of the Urban Land Institute.
Zach is the Executive Director of Boltage, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses technology and incentives to make walking and biking to school a way of life. Boltage, based in Boulder, Colorado, has programs in over 45 schools across the country, and kids participating in the program have made over 550,00 kid-powered trips to school, covering 800,00 miles (over 30 times around the earth) and saving 1.3 million lbs. of CO2 emissions. Zach is also a practicing attorney and has worked at several international law firms in New York, Washington, D.C. and Colorado. He continues to run his own law firm, Flatirons Law Group, where he advises clients on various legal and business matters. Zach holds undergraduate and law degrees from Duke University. Zach is an avid bike commuter and a recreational road and mountain biker.
Botsy is a Realtor at Pedal to Properties and has been a top real estate agent in Boulder for 10 years. Botsy was an alpine ski racer and competed with the US Ski Team's, Europa-Cup Team in Europe. At the University of Colorado he was a member of the National Championship Team in collegiate mountain biking. A longstanding BMA volunteer, Botsy joined the board in 2003. Botsy played a key role in the development and success of Valmont Bike Park, ran the BMA's primary fundraiser for years, and is a trail crew leader.
Adam is a partner in the Boulder, Colorado office of the international law firm of Bryan Cave, LLP and practices in the areas of commercial real estate and corporate finance. Adam has been practicing law in this field for over 15 years. In addition to his law practice and his service on the board of Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, Adam has served on the board of trustees of Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder, Colorado since 2007 and as board chair from 2009 through 2012.
I have been very fortunate to live in Colorado for the past ten years. I started mountain biking back in West Virginia nearly 20 years ago and continue to ride here in Boulder every chance I get. It is a great release from the pressures of life and a way to untether from the leash technology holds. While I am not a competitive rider by any stretch, I do enjoy getting into races and events that are completely over my head, and riding trails that I have no reason being anywhere near.
I joined the board of BMA as treasurer in October 2014 as a way of giving back to the sport that has contributed to my well-being. I look forward to continued involvement with BMA and I encourage everyone who is passionate about mountain biking to support our Boulder County trails through participating in BMA.
Jason received his PhD from the University of Colorado and currently works as a Senior Policy Analyst at Stratus Consulting. Jason has worked extensively on climate change adaptation issues, including work for the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the State of Alaska, the National Center on Energy Policy, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Center for Climate Strategies, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Water Research Foundation, the Water Reuse Foundation, the Water Utility Climate Alliance, and a number of localities and utilities. Jason was trained as an atmospheric scientist and chemist before turning his attention to public policy. Having been on the BMA board since 2005, Jason has served the organization in nearly every capacity. He's been a trail crew leader and bike patroller, a passionate leader of advocacy campaigns and BMA's annual bike ride, the Caribou Classic (AKA Sufferfest) was Jason's brain child. Most recently Jason served as the President of BMA for 3 years.
Leadership: Past and Present
Hundreds of volunteers have worked for more than two decades to create and maintain BMA. Without their efforts BMA could not exist. Although we can't list all our contributors here, we would like to recognize our past and present presidents and directors.
|2000-2002||Dirk Vinlove||Executive Director|
|2002||Jon Alegranti||Executive Director|
|2003-2004||Adam Massey||Executive Director|