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)
Lee Rimel, Board Emeritus
Ernest Saeger, Executive Director
Erinn Hoban, Programs Director
Trail Operations Manager
Sam Chipkin, Trail Operations Manager
Shawna Wood, Program Manager
Originally from Chicago, Shawna moved to Colorado in 2005 after being accepted to Colorado State University to study natural resources. Now an Eagle resident, dog mom and experienced nature lover, you can find her biking, rafting or on one of her boards — snow, split or paddle. An avid outdoor recreationist, Shawna is eager to get outside and share her love for the trails with the community.
Trail Conservation Crew
Tommy Malone, TCC Crew Leader
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.
Hunter Askelson, TCC Crew Leader & Adopt A Trail Lead
Hunter is a born and raised 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.
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.
Molly DeLaloo, TCC Crew
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!
Sam Armstrong – Champ, TCC Crew
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 – Champ, TCC Crew
Bay was born in the Vail hospital and raised on the valley’s trails. After college at Montana State University in Bozeman—and a few subsequent misadventures—his wife, Katie, landed a fellowship at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, bringing Bay back home. Trail crew is one of those jobs that, as a kid, he thought would be so cool to do. Now he’s really doing it! Although Bay loves biking, kayaking, and running, he’s an English major, so he delights equally in those precious afternoons spent reading in a hammock slung between aspen trees.
Myles was born and raised outside of Chicago, Il, where his parents (an aborist and a teacher) instilled in him a lifelong love of learning and the outdoors. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Sociology, he moved west to work in conservation. Since then Myles has worked in all states west of the Rockies except Hawaii. When not hard at work at VVMTA he can be found exploring the local trails with his dog Chiefer Sutherland. This summer Myles hopes to bag his second undergraduate degree in Sustainablity from Colorado Mountain College, and is currently looking at graduate programs in environmental advocacy and social justice.
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!