Staff Biographies

  • [picture]AFFILIATIONS: Science Fiction Book Club

    RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Travel, home improvement, gardening and playing with my grandkids

    HOME STATE: Idaho

    FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: The Seattle and Salt Lake City Areas

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED IN BRC: Applied for the Membership Manager position in 1998

    COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: I want the BlueRibbon Coalition to be so recognizable as an OHV advocacy group that no one ever asks, “Blue Who?” again.

  • [picture]AFFILIATIONS: Columbia House DVD Club

    RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Travel, home improvement, gardening and playing with my grandkids

    HOME STATE: Idaho

    FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: The Seattle and Salt Lake City areas

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED IN BRC: I have worked as a volunteer since 1998, when Mary Jo came to work here, and began my current job in November of 2005.

    COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: Increase membership by educating every recreationist about the importance of being involved.

  • [picture]RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Snowmobiling, camping, hiking, skiing, white water rafting

    HOME STATE: Idaho

    FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: Yellowstone National Park

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED IN BRC: I have always felt that public lands should be for the public, and working for the BlueRibbon Coalition provided me with the opportunity to be in the middle of a national effort to do just that.

    COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: As the Coalition grows, so too does our voice grow. My greatest desire is to see organizations like BRC and Tread Lightly! gain the same level of respect given to more extreme environmental groups like the Sierra Club or Greenpeace. I would like to see BRC recognized as a mainstream environmental alternative to the extreme solutions proposed by these groups.

  • [picture]AFFILIATIONS: Steering Committee Member, Western Communities for Environmental Solutions; Charter Member, Resource Education Network; Member, AMA District 36; Member, AMA; Member, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Posse.

    RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Off-road motorcycling, fishing, four wheeling, exploring national forest lands, desert touring, camping, dual-sport motorcycling, snowmobiling, target shooting, paint ball, politics.

    HOME STATE: California

    FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: Grindstone Ranger District (Stonyford OHV Area) on the Mendocino National Forest, CA; Foresthill OHV Area, Tahoe National Forest, CA.

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED IN BRC: In 1990 I became concerned about the loss of multiple-use lands and decided to do something about it and joined the BRC.

    COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: To proactively champion responsible multiple use recreation on public and private lands. Continue to build new alliances with other multiple-use interest groups.

  • [picture]AFFILIATIONS: American Motorcyclist Association, NOLS

    RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Motorcycling (all forms), hiking, camping, bicycling (mountain/road), drumming/music and fitness.

    HOME STATE: Indiana

    FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: Redbird Crest Trail, Daniel Boone National Forest

    HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED IN BRC: In the 1990’s, motorized recreation in Daniel Boone National Forest was severely threatened by lawsuits. I led a group of dedicated individuals, local and national organizations, spearheaded by BRC’s Legal Program, that helped retain trail accessibility to DBNF.

    COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: To continue building our capabilities and reputation as a champion for responsible multiple-use policies and inclusive practices on our public/private lands throughout the nation.

  • [picture]AFFILIATIONS: 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!