Board Biographies

  • Joni MogstadAFFILIATIONS: Oregon State Snowmobile Association, Walker Rim Riders Snowmobile Club, Oregon Lands Coalition, Oregon Recreation Coalition, Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Committee.

    HOME STATE: Oregon

    RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Snowmobiling, fishing, adventure travel.

    FAVORITE TRAIL OR AREA: Trails and Coastal rivers in Oregon.  I’ve enjoyed snowmobiling in several western states and hope to expand my horizons.

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED IN BRC: Joani DuFord enlisted my help with the annual conference when it was held in Portland, Oregon about 20 years ago.

    COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: Through the last 30 years, I’ve helped BlueRibbon grow from a fledgling Western states organization to a Nationally recognized force in the recreational access arena. I’ve done that by helping others stay focused on fiscal responsibility and professionalism and by offering my experience in these areas whenever the opportunity presents itself. I served as the organizations Treasurer for several years and have led the organization as President through the last two years of economic recession. My goals for the BlueRibbon Coalition’s future are to resume ordered growth, maintain a sound financial base, remember our mission, fight for access and attend to the needs of our members. An ability to put a BlueRibbon presence on the ground in areas where members are not prepared or unable to respond to local threats is a long term goal. I want BRC to expand our presence on the ground geographically, in the boardroom and in the courtroom.  I have a lot of confidence in the board members with whom I serve and I believe by serving another term, I can assure the above goals are institutionalized.

  • Jack WelchAFFILIATIONS:  BlueRibbon Coalition Life member and Past President, Colorado Snowmobile Association Founder and Board member, President S&W Adventure Riders Snowmobile Club, International Snowmobile Media Council Trip Leader, Iron Dog Brigade National Honorary member, International Snowmobile Hall of Fame Inductee, Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Organization Founder, Colorado Foundation for Parks, Board member and Colorado Awards President.

    RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Snowmobile adventures, Personal Watercraft trips, Boating at Lake Powell, River rafting, Four Wheeling, Old vehicle restoring, Forest Planning, National Park Planning.

    HOME STATE: Colorado

    FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: Yellowstone National Park in winter by snowmobile, Colorado Border to Border snowmobile adventures,  Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail in Wyoming,  Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming.  Grand Mesa, the Sunlight to Powderhorn Trail in Colorado.

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED IN BRC: In 1987 I attended a founders meeting for BlueRibbon in Utah and decided if I helped found BRC I could make a difference. In addition, after joining the BRC Board of Directors and after several years a Board member, I became President of the Coalition and served as President for 11 years.  I have chaired several Task forces for BRC including the Yellowstone Task Force to keep snowmobile access to Yellowstone National Park.    I led the Lake Powell PWC Task force that helped maintain PWC access to Lake Powell for ten years. Most recently I have served as a consultant to the Coalition.

    COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: To continue to grow the BRC membership and take advantage of our abilities to use our Legal Action Program which makes BRC a special player in the responsible recreation arena.  In addition, BRC needs to grow financial support from the recreationist community  we represent and additional support from the industries that also provide the equipment and accessories for that recreationist.  Remember T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Accomplishes More!

  • John StewartAFFILIATIONS: 4x4Wire.com and muirnet.net, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, Tierra del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego

    HOME STATE: California

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: Advocating access to public lands carries a responsibility to be part of the solution for managing the lands. As a strong proponent for participation to make a difference, I moved from working in the public sector to being a full time advocate for recreation. Participated on Collaborative Action Team (CAT) with Inyo National Forest on travel management and forest plan revision. The CAT received a “Spirit of the Inyo” award from the Inyo Forest Supervisor for participation in developing a “community based” alternative for travel management.

    COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: I have a strong professional background in planning and analysis, simplifying large amounts of details, preparing written documentation of complex projects, and development of strategic plans. Committed to the highest levels of professionalism and fairness.

  • Rebecca AntleI have been in the electrical engineering field for over 30 years working on commercial and industrial projects in the US and also in other countries.

    I have been involved with motorized recreation for over 40 years and own a 1978 CJ7, Dodge pickup and also a UTV. Our vacations are typically spent somewhere in the outdoors camping and playing.

    I have been involved in organized recreation since 1987, serving several positions in our local Tucson Rough Riders and also many positions with our state organization the Arizona State Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs. Presently I am the president of our organization.

    I have also served on the Arizona State Park Off Highway Vehicle Advisory Group and am the current chair.

    Over the years I have worked with the Forest Service, BLM and Game and Fish departments. I have developed some good working relationships with all of these agencies and the people who work there that are in recreation.

    Since 1987 I have been involved in the land use side of recreation and have participated in many planning processes throughout the state of Arizona.

    Keeping trails accessible for our motorized community has been a passion of mine since first becoming interested in 4 wheeling. We need to stay engaged and involved or we are going to lose what little public lands and trails we have. That is why I keep fighting to keep access.

    I often describe myself as a “true multi-use guy.” My philosophy is simple; there is not enough land, time or money for each user group to build their own trail system, so let’s all work together and do what is best for everyone. With that in

    Rebecca Antle
    ASA4WDC President
    www.asa4wdc.org

  • Matt AdamsAFFILIATIONS: Public Access Preservation Association, San Juan Trail Riders, COHVCO, Colorado OHV Funds Subcommittee.

    RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Dirt biking, snow biking, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, scuba diving.

    HOME STATE: Colorado

    FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: Stanley Idaho.

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: I’ve been frustrated for years about how we struggle with government agencies to keep terrain open for OHV use.  Every time there’s a new Travel Management Plan or Forest Plan, we seem to lose.  We need a strong national organization that can be our voice, and try to stop the bleeding.  In addition, we need to preserve over-snow opportunities as they come under fire, and advocate for fair regulations regarding e-bikes and other new technology.  We also need a national voice to educate what responsible OHV use means.

  • Mona DrakeAFFILIATIONS: BluRibbon Coalition, Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association, Deschutes County Four Wheelers (Treasurer and Trails Committee Member), Harney County High Desert Wheelers.

    RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Off-roading in my four wheel drive vehicle but not cross-country travel except for play areas. The last 10 years my main interest has been working with the Forest Service, The Bureau Land Management and other agencies for access on public lands I go hunting and hiking and collecting rocks and playing at the dunes. A lot of my outings are spent with work parties with the different agencies emphasizing public land stewardship.

    HOME STATE: I was born in Oregon and have spent most of my entire life here.

    FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: My favorite trail is the McGrew Trail out of O’Brien Oregon. Father’s Day we volunteer and help facilitate Oregon’s Creek n’ Trail. This annual event is a family affair complete with steak dinner pancake breakfast and the most beautiful scenery ever.

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: Backroads have been my recreation since growing up in Harney County and Malheur County and now Deschutes County. Watching the loggers lose access and families deteriorate I became involved when the Forest Service started publicly closing roads.

    COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: My goals for BRC are success in maintaining the access we have and regaining what we’ve lost. My goal for me is to be of help. My dream would be that loggers ranchers hikers miners four-wheel-drive enthusiasts singletrack and everyone that heads north south east or west out of town get together stand firm and keep what we have. Our public lands needs stewarded and they’re not even being helped.

  • William KaeppnerAFFILIATIONS: AMA ATV congressman district 11. BOD NOHVCC. President Ohio Motorized Trails association (a 501 3c) President Buckeye Dualsporters. Seat on the Ohio (SRV) Special Recreational Vehicle fund board. Past commander American Legion post 78 Logan Ohio. Regional solid waste planning committee.

    RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Adventure and dualsport MC. ATV and 4×4.

    HOME STATE: Ohio

    FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: Vinton, Hocking, Athens, Perry counties Ohio and my back yard. The Colorado 500 area with Wally Dallenbach and friends Also Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas Baja California With Malcolm Smith and places I want to go.

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: In 1972 Ohio was one of the first states to make all publicly owned property closed unless posted open.

    COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: Make off-road recreation relevant.

  • Ed MooreI have been a long-time member of Cal4wheel and a club member of 3 different clubs. I hold the office of President in my current club (Ready2Rock) I am a forest service volunteer…(MORE)

  • Peter Prince

    Born in the west I am a recreational user of our public lands in just about every conceivable form. My participation rates are highest with dirt bike riding, mountain bike riding, hiking, hunting and fishing, and the camping that supports these activities. I recreate throughout the west from Texas to Washington but my home area is northern NM and southern CO. I donate over 500 hrs a year supporting trail work and advocacy (i.e. participation in Forest Plan Revisions). I am a trail builder extraordinaire with over 30 years of trail building experience.

    I am currently vice president of the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society, a mountain bike advocacy group. Under the flag of this organization I work tirelessly with the staff of our local forests to prevent user conflicts, and to resolve the conflicts that do arise. I am currently negotiating with our local wilderness advocacy organization to use a National Recreation Area designation instead of Wilderness when pursuing additional average for conservation. Designation as a NRA enables prescriptive restrictions with much more flexibility then W. Continued access with motor and wheels is a must for support of additional acreage. I am a USFS C level, certified sawyer and a certified trail crew leader. I am currently operating under a volunteer service agreement that authorizes motorcycle use on non-motorized trails both for clearing of downfall and as a vehicle to commute to remote work sites to perform tread work.

    Every day I am on the trail I am challenged by someone yet everyone of those interactions has ended on a positive note. I am an advocate for multiple use access…(MORE)

  • Matt WestrichBorn and Raised: St. Louis Mo. (A long time ago)

    Years Off-Roading: 34 years!

    AFFILIATIONS: Utah 4-Wheel Drive Association, Take Back Utah, Desert RATS, Utah Public Lands Association, Big Horn 4×4 Club Ogden Utah, Red Rock 4Wheelers, Moab Friends for Wheeling, Wasatch Outlaw Wheelers, and NAMRC.

    RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Full Size 4×4, but understand and respect all other forms of Off-Road interest.

    HOME STATE: Utah

    FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: Northern Utah, Moab, Hurricane Utah.

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: I was elected to the Board of Directors of the Utah 4-Wheel Drive Association, and it just kept going from there!

    COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: BRC is the leading national Landuse organization in the country! I want to assist in making it even better by bring my resources to the table to keep us at the top and moving forward to the future! I feel highly honored to be asked to be here!

  • Glen ZumwalltI am a retired 70-year-old and live in Leeds, UT (near St. George) with my wife Judy. I have a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and during my career have worked for Boeing in Seattle as an aerospace engineer; Stauffer Chemical in Green River, WY as a mining engineer, maintenance superintendent, and mining superintendent; and for Coastal States Energy in Utah and Virginia as mining superintendent, general manager, vice president and senior vice president for coal development. I have been the owner of Big Pine Sports in Fairview, a motorsports and sporting goods dealership since 1990.

    I enjoy snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, hunting, fishing camping, hiking, biking and horseback riding. I am past president of the Utah Snowmobile Assn.. and have been a member of the ACSA board as well as a delegate to ISC. I was a founding member of the Utah Shared Access Alliance and served as a board member and vice president. I was also a founding member of the Utah Multiple Access conservation Coalition. Judy and I are trail stewards for the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in St. George.

    I have been appointed to the Governor’s Outdoor Recreation Task Force by the Utah governor and the Diesel Advisory Committee by the U.S. Secretary of Labor. Presently I am vice chair of the Sanpete County Access Committee and chairman of the Manti-LaSal National Forest Resource Advisory Committee.

    Currently I am a life member of the BlueRibbon Coaltion, the Tri-State ATV club, Utah Snowmobile Assn., Skyline Sno-Riders, Back Country Horsemen (Southwest chapter), Hurricane Valley Lions and am a life member of the National Rifle Assn.. and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

    For the past 20 years I have worked to preserve and improve access for public recreation on public lands. I am interested in serving on the BlueRibbon board because I believe I can benefit the organization by improving its ability to network with other organization, its effectiveness in influencing agency policy and building a better internal teamwork process.

  • Todd OckertBorn: Redlands California.
    Raised in: Traverse City Michigan and currently reside in Hanford California
    Years off-roading: 42 years

    In his own words…

    I grew up in Traverse City in Michigan, where my parents went off-roading in the back roads of Michigan for years, and still do, but in Nevada with warmer weather now.

    I continue the tradition of taking my family camping and off-roading after I joined the Navy in 1984.  Since moving to California in 2000 when the Navy relocated me, I continued to off-road to this day, and take my family camping and just enjoying the outdoors as much as possible.  I retired from the Navy in 2009 and immediately went to work for Chevron in the Coalinga California oil fields as a Fieldman. My current position is of Incident, Investigations, and Reporting Coordinator in the HES department.

    My time in the Navy gave me plenty of leadership and program management training that I now bring to the leadership position within BRC.  Within the Navy, I had leadership positions in Quality Assurance and Maintenance Control areas during my 26 years.  This military leadership and training and other training from Del Albrights Recreational Leadership Training Course and Volunteer Leader and Land Stewardship courses provide me with the basics of leading an organization.  I have also had leadership positions within my local club, Cal4Wheel, my state association, trail ride leader at different state events, club events and Friends of the Rubicon Trail Boss.

    I am highly trained in different leadership styles and how to identify others leadership roles and styles within an organization.  All of this training allows me the opportunity to facilitate the leadership and team work of the BRC Board of Directors.  A strong leader is not one that tells people how to do a job, but gives them the tools and ability to accomplish the job as part of the team, to make the team stronger.

    Some of my advanced training in the Navy and Chevron have included facilitation of large groups.  This training assists in helping keep groups focused and moving forward with ideas, plans, actions and the ability to reach our milestones or the finish line.
    I Co-Founded Access Army with Del Albright that is a virtual friends group to support organizations like BRC.  We work to bring all groups together and facilitate land use education across all organizations.

    I represented BRC in the inaugural RallyVenture 2014 in Reno Nevada.

    I currently have a Masters of Business from Columbia College of Missouri, along with a Bachelor of Arts in general education and minors in Computer Information Systems and Business/Marketing.  I have also just recently completed an Associates in Science in Environmental studies.

    I am married to a wonderful lady by the name of Larisa who grew up in Tulare California.  I am lucky to have her and she supports my efforts to keep trails open and the leadership aspirations in the OHV world.

    Thanks
    Todd Ockert

  • Byron BakerAFFILIATIONS: President Great Western Trail Wyoming Council, President Stewards of the Greys, Member: Wyoming State Snowmobile Association, Member: Northwest Wyoming OHV Association, Member: Top of the Rockies OSV Club.

    RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: UTV, ATV, Dual Sport, Snowmobile, Hiking, Fishing, wildlife viewing

    HOME STATE: Wyoming (Born in Palo Alto California)

    FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: Alpine, Wyoming Greys River District.  Arapeen Trails Utah, Paitue Trails, Utah, West Yellowstone Montana, Togwotee Pass, Snowy Range.

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: Became involved in 2005 when Travel Management Subparts A, B & C were introduced.

    COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: Provide new/additional access to our public lands. Assist the BLM and FS with support and funding services to open new areas and redesignate existing. Encourage and teach ORV/OSV Stewards. Collaborate with the anti-motorized groups.

    Defending what we have, is important. However, there needs to be a change in our paradigm. The change involves a shift in how we view public access providing more focus, resources, political support to opening new areas for public access. Travel Management, the ESA and other regulations can be modified to benefit the public.

  • Mark KincartI was born in California and moved to Arizona at the age of 6. I grew up in Arizona working in the Gasket business. I worked in my dad’s die cutting business until the age of 31 as a Sales and sealing engineer. My background is sealing applications and manufacturing tooling.

    At the age of 31 I struck out on my own. My wife Rose and I started our own gasket company Pyramid Technologies. Within 3 years we were running 24-7 with 90 employees. Our annual sales were over 7.8 Million with shipments of over 30 Million gaskets per month to various automotive groups. Pyramid was QS9000 certified in 1991 making our company number 900 in the entire United States to achieve QS9000 status.

    During that time period I started another company called Stinger Accessories. Stinger built tricked out H1 Hummers from interior to brush guards. We built that up over a two year period and then sold it. I rolled with many interesting people and traveled all over with our H-1 doing events and having fun. My wife informs me that time period was “when we were somebody!”

    I just plain burned out of the Gasket business after dealing with the automotive industry for so many years so we sold the company. I went to work for the buyer but that did not change the burn out factor. I wound up taking a job with Tucker due to my obsessive habit with Motorcycles. And I mean all types. I went to work for Tucker and fell in love with the power sports industry. I have served many roles since 2004 and continue to do so here at my 5th year with Klim. I’m looking to retire in the next 10 years and hope to spend that time with Klim.

    Mark Kincart
    Motorcycle Promotions
    KLIM Technical Riding Gear
    www.klim.com

  • Jack WelchAFFILIATIONS:  BlueRibbon Coalition Life member and Past President, Colorado Snowmobile Association Founder and Board member, President S&W Adventure Riders Snowmobile Club, International Snowmobile Media Council Trip Leader, Iron Dog Brigade National Honorary member, International Snowmobile Hall of Fame Inductee, Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Organization Founder, Colorado Foundation for Parks, Board member and Colorado Awards President.

    RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Snowmobile adventures, Personal Watercraft trips, Boating at Lake Powell, River rafting, Four Wheeling, Old vehicle restoring, Forest Planning, National Park Planning.

    HOME STATE: Colorado

    FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: Yellowstone National Park in winter by snowmobile, Colorado Border to Border snowmobile adventures,  Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail in Wyoming,  Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming.  Grand Mesa, the Sunlight to Powderhorn Trail in Colorado.

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED IN BRC: In 1987 I attended a founders meeting for BlueRibbon in Utah and decided if I helped found BRC I could make a difference. In addition, after joining the BRC Board of Directors and after several years a Board member, I became President of the Coalition and served as President for 11 years.  I have chaired several Task forces for BRC including the Yellowstone Task Force to keep snowmobile access to Yellowstone National Park.    I led the Lake Powell PWC Task force that helped maintain PWC access to Lake Powell for ten years. Most recently I have served as a consultant to the Coalition.

    COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: To continue to grow the BRC membership and take advantage of our abilities to use our Legal Action Program which makes BRC a special player in the responsible recreation arena.  In addition, BRC needs to grow financial support from the recreationist community  we represent and additional support from the industries that also provide the equipment and accessories for that recreationist.  Remember T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Accomplishes More!