Board of Directors & Staff
Jamie Malin, President
After juggling a fast paced career that left minimal time to play outdoors, Jamie decided to make a lifestyle change and move to the Colorado mountains full-time. He traded a suburban fenced lot for a million acres of national forest as their backyard. Jamie’s favorite rides are when he leaves his car at home and rides out his back door. He likes to go for long rides followed by a cold beverage. When he is not looking for the next VVMTA project Jamie is outside biking or skiing. Powder days and flowing singletrack are his happy place. If you want more great places to ride don’t standby and wait for someone else to make it happen, get involved.
Kat Sedillo, Vice President & Secretary
Casey Wyse, Treasurer
Mark Luzar, Board Member, Director of Dirt
Pete Seibert, Board Member
Brian Rodine, Board Member
Fritz Bratschie, Board Member
Megan Carter, Board Member
Robert Tadlock, Board Member
(Hardscrabble Trails Coalition President)
Lee Rimel, Board Emeritus
Ernest Saeger, Executive Director
Trail Operations Manager
Sam Chipkin, Trail Operations Manager
Shawna Wood, Program Manager
Development & Engagement Manager
Nicky Asselin, Development & Engagement Manager
Back in 1998 Nicky moved to Vail to start her career in marketing with her husband Greg. They only spent two years in the valley but the love of all things Vail never left their heart. In 2014, after a brief detour to Denver, they decided they had to move back up to share this life with their two boys. The first organization she joined was the Hardscrabble Trails Coalition in Eagle and quickly fell in love with all things trails and the amazing community. She is truly excited to be a part of the VVMTA in a position that combines all of her passions, giving back to everything that she loves the most. When she’s not out biking, skiing, golfing, or hiking you can find her in Fruita, Moab, Lake Powell or surfing in California.
2023 Season - Trail Conservation Crew
Sam Armstrong – Champ, TCC Crew Leader
Born and raised in New England, Sam is a nature lover by default. During his early teenage years, Sam volunteered for trail work to gain community service credits in high school, not realizing it would lead to his passion for many summers to follow. Sam loves getting out on any trail, hiking, biking, or skiing and enjoys sending time in creeks trout fishing. His goal for the summer is to bag is first 14er and go line dancing.
Bay Stephens, TCC Crew Leader
Bay was born in the Vail hospital and raised on the valley’s trails. Time in the mountains with his dad as a kid taught him 1) to enjoy the uphill as much as the downhill and 2) that it’s not an adventure until something goes wrong. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman to ski, kayak, mountain bike, and (of course) learn things in school. During his summers he raft guided and safety kayaked here in the valley for Sage Outdoor Adventures. After school, Bay did a stint as a journalist in Big Sky, got married, tried to spend a year in Ireland, got booted back stateside by a pandemic, spent a year in Tennessee, then nine months living out of a short bus. Finally, his wife, Katie, landed a fellowship at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, bringing Bay back home. Last season was his first on VVMTA’s trail crew, followed by a winter as a ski patroller at Beaver Creek. He’s stoked for another summer on the trail. Although Bay loves the mountain sports we enjoy here, he delights as much in an afternoon spent reading in a hammock.
Molly DeLaloo, Trail Stewardship Coordinator
Although Molly grew up in the Green and White Mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, the peaks of Colorado were calling. She has been working in education for the past few years but uses any chance she can to spend time on the trails. Molly can usually be found running up Berry Picker in Vail or springing over to Moab to get some desert riding in (and eating post-ride potato chips). She is stoked to be part of the TCC this season!
Trey Dever, TCC Crew
Originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin. Trey moved to the valley about two and a half years ago, and quickly fell in love with the mountains and nature of the area. Some of Trey’s favorite outdoor activities include; hiking, biking, camping, and swimming. During his first year on trail crew, Trey is extremely excited to be apart of this organization and see the difference our team has made at the end of season.
Jay Spaly, TCC Crew
Jay moved to Colorado in 2015 for the love of hiking and snowboarding. After first working as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, he made a career change to pursue a more active and outdoors lifestyle. Since then, he has traveled around the world and trekked mountains on 5 continents. He now strives to better understand the outdoors in his own backyard and contribute to conserving the trails in Eagle Country.
Gregg Salaz, TCC Crew
Born in Pueblo, CO and raised in the Vail Valley, Gregg truly loves to call these hills and mountains home. While working in a local Italian restaurant in Eagle called Pastatively, Gregg has a background in the food industry spending most of his time bringing pasta to the people! Following high school Gregg spent a few years dialing in the art of ski bumming in Steamboat Springs where he went to school at Colorado Mountain College. In his free time you’ll find Gregg wandering the trails and mountain tops with his girlfriend and her two dogs. Sometimes trying to catch fish in the rivers and creeks. Often times chasing as much powder as he can find, and occasionally trying to bring out his inner monkey scaling the sides of cliffs.
Dominique was born and raised in Colorado and fell in love with the mountains and skiing. Upon moving up to Eagle County she has been out gardening, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, and skiing. When she discovered trail conservation she set her heart on preserving the trails that she fell in love with with the TCC crew. This summer she hopes to explore one cave to try something new.
Zosia was born and raised in the Vail Valley where she grew a love for mountain biking. After racing her mountain bike in the valley for the last 6 years she decided to branch out and find new trails to ride. She currently attends Montana State University and is joining VVMTA as an intern this summer in hopes to learn more about trails and land conservation. She is excited to be back for the summer and help be a part of the community that not only rides our amazing trails but gives back to them.