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
Bill Hoblitzell, Board Member
Pete Seibert, Board Member
Brian Rodine, Board Member
Fritz Bratschie, Board Member
Robert Tadlock, Board Member
(Hardscrabble Trails Coalition President)
Ernest Saeger, Executive Director
Trails & Programs Manager
Erinn Hoban, Trails & Programs Manager
Trail Conservation Crew Leaders
Sammy Chipkin, TCC Crew Leader
Tammy Gould, TCC Crew Leader
Tammy grew up in upstate NY where her love for the outdoors began at my family’s cabin playing in the woods. After college Tammy set out west bound in hope of avoiding a job indoors. After a year of exploring Tammy landed in Vail intending to only stay for one winter. Like the rest of us, one winter became 5 winters. Summer adventures have included working for trail crews, hiking the PCT and traveling. Last summer during the pandemic Tammy began showing up at VVMTA’s volunteer nights. Amazing volunteers make better staff and we are stoked to have her be more involved in our community. Tammy says she is excited to be able to work alongside a great group of people that share her passion and love for the outdoors!
Travis Fahrney, TCC Crew Leader
Travis has been a Beaver Creek Ski Patroller for 13 years. Travis has spent his summers building trails for the resort and racing enduro around the western United States & internationally for most of those years. This year VVMTA recruited Travis because of his expert dirt shoveling skills and we appreciate that he is helping us move our program forward. On his days off you can find him doing much the same thing on his own land designing trails, tooling around in his tractor and digging in the dirt.
Hunter Askelson, TCC Crew
Hunter is a native Coloradan who has traveled to over 40 states with his mountain bike. He has worked a decade in the bicycle industry and we feel honored to have him settle in with VVMTA. He prides himself on his creativity and playfulness on and off the bike. He is passionate about the opportunity to promote play and health in his community. If you see Hunter on the trails, he is usually “volunteering” to go ride his bike to find or fix a trail counter.
Maria Leech, TCC Crew
Days after graduating from St. Lawrence University, Maria moved to Colorado from Vermont to be a wilderness ranger with the Forest Service for the summer. Fast forward four years and she has no plans of leaving! Maria is a ski patroller at Breckenridge in the winters and has had an assortment of summer jobs that all revolve around being outside and getting her hands dirty. (Maria got her position with the VVMTA simply by being excited to play in the dirt.) Two years ago, Maria caught the mountain biking bug really hard. Although she will still make time for exploring the high alpine on foot when she’s off the clock. You can count her in especially if the route involves scrambling over scree and fun snacks!
Tommy Malone, TCC Crew
Tommy Malone, grew up in suburban Minneapolis and came out to school at Colorado State in Fort Collins. While working at Beaver Creek again this past winter, we at VVMTA caught wind the Tommy told ski shop friends that his “dream job” was posted with us. After spending recent summers living the camp life in the Adirondack mountains, Tommy stayed this summer to be part of our team improving the trails systems in our beautiful valley.
Clayton Burns, Eagle County Adopt a Trail Ranger:
Clayton is on his second season on the Eagle-Holy Cross District on the White River National Forest and on his third season with the Forest Service. While becoming an Eagle Scout, a passion for outdoor recreation sparked him. That passion led him to Humboldt State University, CA to receive a degree in Recreation Administration so others could enjoy the public lands as much as he does. Clayton likes to ski during the winters and has worked at Copper Mountain the past 3 winters. This summer he hopes to spend more time learning how to whitewater kayak and bikepack. He is very excited to be in Colorado for this summer and can’t wait to take advantage of all of the opportunities that the area holds!