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Mission

Board and Staff

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As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, MTB Missoula is run by a whole lot of volunteers and two staff. We have an all-volunteer Board of Directors that oversees the direction of the organization, and seven volunteer committees that detail and assist with operations. Many Board members first get involved through one of those committees. Thanks, team!

 

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Staff

Board of Directors

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Andy Althauser, Board Chair

Andy grew up in Kansas City, Missouri where he had to travel one hour to reach the nearest single track and ten hours to reach the nearest mountains. He knew there was a better way. He moved to Missoula in 2004 to be able to access mountains and trails on the daily not yearly basis. “Moving in the mountains with family and friends is my criteria for a life well lived and there is no better place to do that than Missoula, Montana.” He enjoys moving by bike, foot, and ski on the trails of Missoula and in the mountains of Montana with his wife and two daughters.

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Cory Sobin, Treasurer

Cory Sobin grew up in New Jersey and headed out west as quick as possible, chasing a snowboarding and mountain biking dream life. He found it in Missoula, MT where he has lived since 2001. He has ridden the trails around the state for years, and was looking for a way to give back to help grow and support a sport that he loves. Cory works as a mortgage lender at Opportunity Bank and is excited to contribute his financial expertise as the new treasurer of MTB Missoula.

Sarah Millar, Secretary

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Sarah is an avid cyclist, skier and trail runner, who tries to keep up with her two teenage daughters. By day, she works in finance for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. Sarah coaches for the Missoula Mammoths Mountain Bike Team and the Ice Badgers Nordic Ski Team. She and her husband also run their own small businesses, The Dram Shop and Dram Shop Central. Sarah comes to MTB Missoula with experience in education, non-profit management and accounting, and has a passion for providing opportunities for more kids (especially female identifying athletes) to get outside and grow the sport of mountain biking.

Bruce Beighle, Board Member

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Bruce is a 4th generation Western Montanan whose great grandfather, Roscoe Beighle, was Missoula's first school superintendent in 1900. Bruce and his wife of 40+ years have lived in a dozen places throughout the West while raising a daughter and son who have also chosen to live in Missoula. His four-decade engineering career has taken him throughout the U.S. and other countries, as well as allowed him to start-up several Montana based consulting firms that have employed many Montana-raised engineers. His passion for the outdoors compels him to support many Missoula organizations working to improve our surrounding environment for the benefit of future generations. Bruce's contributions to MTB Missoula include digging new trails, clearing trees (saw team) and fundraising. He especially enjoys weekly rides with the original Thursday Night Riders (bikes-brats-beers!) and has developed skills in pruning limbs, pulling weeds and moving rocks off trails while riding. 

Matt Radlowski, Board Member

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Matt got into mountain biking his early 20’s and learned to mountain bike on a late 90’s hardtail with v-brakes and questionable suspension. He left the root and rock infested hiking trails of his hometown in upstate New York for college in the west, and eventually found Missoula in the search for bigger mountains, deeper powder, and grad school. He’s been a dedicated backcountry rider since 2008, when a ride on the Gallatin Crest Trail showed him a whole new challenge of traveling through remote places. When this trail was closed to biking, Matt decided it was time to get involved to advocate to maintain MTB access to backcountry trails. Matt knows the value of spending time in nature, and as a licensed mental health therapist in private practice he encourages his clients to spend time outdoors. Matt coaches and organizes trail work days for high school athletes on the Missoula Mammoths NICA team, is a certified sawyer for MTBM, and has been a member of MTB Missoula’s advocacy committee for 6 years prior to joining the Board. When not actively advocating for MTB access, Matt loves riding the local trails with his kids - both of whom shred way harder than he does.

Rika Wishcamper, Board Member

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Rika grew up in Western Montana as a ski bum and did not discover mountain biking until she was living in Colorado, post undergrad. Over the years she has also discovered a love for gravel riding and trail running. While Rika may be mediocre in mountain biking skills, she's advanced in her passion for nature, conservation, equality and community engagement.

Eric Anderson, Board Member

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Eric hails from the east and started riding on the root infested trails near Nashville, TN. His passion for backcountry riding was ignited by weekend explorations deep into the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia during college. Eric thought he had won the mtb lotto when he and his wife moved to Hamilton, MT in 2009 with trails seemingly everywhere on the map. He soon discovered that trail miles outnumber maintenance dollars in the Bitterroot Valley and he started carrying a handsaw to do his own volunteer maintenance. Eric's activism heightened when the Bitterroot National Forest Travel Plan revision closed nearly 200 miles of his backyard trails. These trail closures, among other numerous recent trail closures all over Montana, motivated him to join the MTB Missoula board after he and his family moved to Missoula in 2013. He currently serves as chair of the MTBM's Advocacy Committee and tries hard to preserve and expand mtb access in the region. His favorite frontcountry trail is Bjorn Again and his favorite backcountry ride is the Heart Lake loop (now partially closed to bikes).

Amanda Duley, Board Member

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Amanda is a self-proclaimed chocoholic, transplant from Virginia and has lived in Montana since 2009—first in the Bitterroot Valley where her technical riding skills were sharpened and now in Missoula since 2013. After falling in love with long, high alpine rides in MT and experienced having them taken away and turned into wilderness areas, she decided to get involved to keep access to trails for future generations and joined MTB Missoula board in 2014.  She was part of the process of MTB Missoula merger and loves the fact that we have full time employees to devote to TRAILS! If you find a MTB Missoula Flyer stuck on your windshield then Amanda’s been your way. She champions the Local Love Bike Shop program where bike shops provide new bike owners with a free MTB Missoula Membership. Her other roles include daughter, sister, wife, mother and staff scientist at the local science museum.

Phil Gardner, Board Member

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Phil is from Indiana. As a young lad, he started riding a Schwinn Apple Crate Sting Ray and channeled Evil Kneivel. Later he picked up a Trek 520 road bike and got wonderfully lost in  the maze of paved roads of Southern Indiana where “Breaking Away” was filmed. He then headed out on a self contained trip with his brother from Mount Rainer to Santa Barbara, a trip which cemented his love affair with bikes.  He bought a Trek Antelope Mountain bike in 1988 and spent a month camping in Moab exploring slick rock. He moved to Missoula in 1997 to practice ENT medicine. Phil has served on the non profit boards of Missoula Medical Aid, Missoula Youth Homes and Friends of Missoula Parks (FOMP). He is one of the founders of RATPOD for Camp Mak A Dream and continues to serve on its Board. He also led  efforts through FOMP to build a pedestrian bridge across Rattlesnake Creek at the end of Duncan Drive and the RUX project at the western end of Pine St. Phil is passionate about open spaces and sauntering through wild places. He is married to Julie and they have raised three daughters.

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Peter Lambros, Board Member

Peter clearly has Missoula DNA: his life is spread across a variety of careers, and trails! He spends working hours across real-estate development, tech, and hospitality.
Together with his wife and three daughters, he one of the luckiest guys on the planet.  Beyond family, trails and the outdoor community are central to his definition of quality of life. On Missoula’s local trails, he stays connected with the outdoors where he’s also found solace and grounded-ness, and the space to push mental and physical limits while building friendship and community. Beyond trails, for Peter the sweetness of life starts with a really good cup of coffee in the morning, and sunsets with a bottle of wine on a patio.

Trent Baker, Board Member

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Trent grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, attended college in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has lived in Missoula, Montana since 1994, where he attended graduate and law school.  A former swim coach, ski bum and river guide, Trent is now a shareholder in the Missoula law firm of Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind. A passionate conservation and recreation advocate, Trent served on the Milltown Redevelopment Group, guiding redevelopment efforts after removal of the Milltown dam on the Clark Fork River, and on Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ River Recreation Advisory for Tomorrow Committee, which recommended policies governing recreational and commercial use of western Montana rivers. He helped found and continues to lead Brennan’s Wave, a nonprofit focused on rehabilitating dangerous irrigation diversions into multiple-use structures that are better for fish, boaters and the community. Trent has served in leadership roles on other non-profit boards, including: the Clark Fork Coalition, Homeward, and Ecology Project International.  Trent enjoys Montana’s outdoors while biking, skiing, hiking and boating with his wife and two teenage daughters.

Staff

John Stegmaier, Executive Director

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John and his family have been benefiting from the legacy of Missoula's trail stewards since arriving for grad school in 2012. He's honored to be standing on their shoulders, alongside a passionate board, to advance all forms of mountain biking in Missoula and surrounding. Prior to coming on at MTB Missoula in 2021, John worked for Missoula County's Parks, Trails & Open Lands Program where he helped manage a system of 80 parks and 50 miles of shared-use pathways. John is eager to leverage his public-sector experience and lifelong love of singletrack to expand Missoula's riding options for current and future mountain bikers. Since his early riding days in the Midwest, John will forever be working on a clean, well-timed bunny hop and welcomes any suggestions for improvement!  

Brian Williams, Trails Director

brian@mtbmissoula.org

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Brian has spent most of his work and personal life around bikes: wrenching in shops, racing around the northwest, touring coast-to-coast, mapping for Adventure Cycling, and tinkering with garage manufacturing. Interspersed were brief stints as car mechanic, welder, and wildland firefighter. After helping to design and build the original Missoula XC course at Marshall Mountain circa 2010, he got involved with MTB Missoula as a volunteer in 2012, organizing trail days and designing bike-optimized trails. Hired on in 2017 as Trails Director, he continues to build our volunteer and trail construction programs, looking for ways to integrate erosion control, weeds management, and low maintenance design into trails that are fun to use and full of character. Brian is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to Missoula's conservation and recreation legacy.

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Kaleigh Cunningham, Marketing Coordinator

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Kaleigh Cunningham graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with degrees in Political Science and Environmental Geography. Throughout college and in the years to follow she traveled the country working on everything from local issues to presidential campaigns, and specializing in conservation policy. After moving to Montana 6 years ago, Kaleigh can be found getting outdoors as much as possible with her dog Slevin, and empowering young people to act on behalf of the environment as president of ACC Missoula. Her favorite things to do outside of work hours include mountain biking, photography, cooking, attending concerts, and skiing.

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