Board & Staff

The CBMBA Board of Directors meets 8 times per year on the third Thursday of each month from 6-8pm, unless otherwise noted. Committees meet outside of these times, as decided by committee members. 

Our meetings are in-person and open to the public. Email info@cbmba.org for details if you’d like to attend.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Thursday, March 17, 2022

No April meeting

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022

No July meeting

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

No Oct. meeting

Thursday Nov. 17, 2022

No Dec. meeting

BOARD MEMBERS

Doug Bradbury, President (Golden Eagle)
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In 1975, Doug moved to Colorado Springs from California, and first witnessed idiots on bicycles going over Pearl Pass while on a motorcycle ride in 1982. A few years later, he decided to quit racing motorcycles to stay alive and took up mountain biking instead. He quickly realized mountain bikes of the time were more dangerous than motorcycles, so he decided to build one that works, and Manitou Mountain Bikes was born. In ’86 he started riding bikes in CB (Upper and Lower Loop, Snodgrass was it), then started doing trail work with CBMBA. He built the first suspension fork, which went on to win several World Championships and helped usher Doug into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1994. Since then, he has continued building bikes and trails, and enjoying the ever-evolving family that is CBMBA that keeps CB trails the best in the world! Contact: doug@cbmba.org

Matt Whiting, Vice President (Slapshot)

Matt grew up in New Jersey and moved to Crested Butte in 1998 after graduating from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Married with two children, Matt is a local business owner and strong advocate for responsible recreation. He went for his first mountain bike ride at the Hartman’s Rocks in 1993 and has been hooked on the sport since. Matt views mountain biking as an integral part of the soul of the Crested Butte community and believes in a collaborative approach with other forest users to improve and expand our amazing singletrack network and build on CBMBA’s legacy. Contact: matt@cbmba.org

Lisa Cramton, Secretary (Chopper)

Lisa came to Crested Butte from Wisconsin in the winter of 1986 looking for an adventure. She went on her first mtb ride on the slick rock trails of Moab and was hooked, and loved the idea of a bike that could take her virtually anywhere she wanted to go. She started working at CB Sports, becoming exposed to the idea that bike shops were pushing the “drug” of mountain biking, so why shouldn’t they be encouraging folks to show up to trail work days? She soon got involved with Fat Tire Bike Week and CBMBA, and in 2001 got a 3-month gig with the IMBA Trail Care Crew traveling the PNW, Canada, and Alaska, and has since been involved with NICA through Pivot Cycles. In 2015, she and her husband Travis returned to CB and opened Chopwood Mercantile, and she rejoined the CBMBA board. Contact: lisa@cbmba.org

Marco White, Treasurer (Peaches)
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Marco is a southern-turned-Buttian who has been sharing his love of bikes with his community for over 20 years. He is a Cuban-American from Asheville, NC, who recently retired from Coca-Cola North America. An avid rider, he moved to CB in 2011 after coming here to ride every year since 1982. He started his bike advocacy career as an officer in the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association in Georgia, and now shares his passion for bikes and community to help CBMBA fulfill its mission. Contact: marco@cbmba.org

Rob Mahedy
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Rob is happiest when he is out on the trail or sleeping consecutive nights in a tent, with his wife Holly by his side. He started riding and building trails as a kid on the Jersey Shore, where he road BMX bikes and built his own trails and forts in the woods. Later, he was formally introduced to mountain biking organizations when he joined the board of the Routt County Riders in Steamboat Springs in the 90s. As a member of CBMBA since 1996, Rob is proud of CBMBA’s efforts to preserve and conserve natural areas, and he enjoys working with CBMBA to protect public lands and to enable more people to connect with nature. Contact: rob@cbmba.org

Jason Sumner

In the early 1980s, Jason did his first stint in Crested Butte, attending three years of middle school at what is now Town Hall. But the dominoes of life pulled him away, and it took 33 years to get back home. Now a full time Crested Butte South resident (along with his wife Lisa and kids Cora and Tommy), the longtime outdoor sports journalist spends his days writing about all things bikes and skis for a variety of publications. He also does gear testing, making his proximity to Crested Butte’s amazing MTB trail network all the more important. It’s that singletrack — and the desire to preserve and expand what we have — that motivated Jason to get involved with the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association, first as a volunteer and now as a board member. Contact: jason@cbmba.org

Kurt Schrammel (BDK)
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Like some others on the Board, Kurt is a recovering East Coast-er… born in Pennsylvania, he lived a good portion of his adult life in either the Pittsburgh, D.C., Boston or Philly metro areas. One fateful trip to Montana for a week-long bike ride and visit to Glacier National Park opened his eyes — and those of his wife Peggy and daughter Chloe — to the beauty that is the Rocky Mountain region. In 2008, he and his family moved to Boulder, CO, and shortly thereafter happened upon Crested Butte. The hook was set. They became full-time residents of CB ten years later, and are slowly yet gleefully learning their way around the wonderful trails surrounding this awesome little mountain town at the end of the road. Contact: kurt@cbmba.org

Elizabeth Philbin (Shred Betty)
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Never having been west of the Mississippi, Betty first laid eye on Crested Butte in the summer of 2008 and life was forever better. Betty said se ya later to Michigan and made Crested Butte home in 2010. She quickly discovered why bikes have gears, that there’s always one more hill, and the great community of CB. Betty has many years of experience in adaptive recreation and she is committed to helping make mountain biking in the Gunnison Valley a welcoming and inclusive environment for all users. Contact: betty@cbmba.org

Paul Mack (Looney Toons)
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Paul came to Colorado when he accepted a swimming scholarship in 1968 and never left. After exploring much of the southwest in his VW bus, he found his way to Crested Butte in the 1980s and became hooked on the incredible beauty of our valley and mountains. Purchasing a house in 2000, Paul and his girlfriend, Karen, and their cat, Rockett, moved here full-time in 2018. Paul has been riding and racing bikes for pretty much his whole life, including a World Championship in 2016. He is an architect, cartoonist, cyclist, environmentalist, and activist who spends as much time as possible on our fabulous singletrack. Paul is committed to preserving and expanding what we have through CBMBA! Contact: paul@cbmba.org

John Powell (The Professor)
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Originally from Minnesota, John began spending a significant amount of time in Crested Butte in the 90’s, riding its early trails on a Specialized Stumpjumper. As he gradually moved to front suspension (thanks to fellow board member Doug Bradbury), then full suspension, he put down roots in our community, finally moving to Crested Butte South full-time in 2017. His wife, Catherine, rides regularly with a group of women, often hitting the trails up Cement Creek. John’s love for riding and his admiration for the trail work done by CBMBA and the CBCC are what motivated him to join the board. Contact: john@cbmba.org

Wes Bellamy
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Wes found his way to fat-tired fun via BMX racing in the late 1970’s, then buying his first mountain bike after college in 1992.  Biking trips across the West ensued, and finally landed him in Crested Butte in the summer of 2004.  That fateful first visit had Wes and his wife Benita smitten, buying their lot in CB South the following spring – and in 2013 building their home here.  A Chicagoan, Wes spent decades riding and commuting in the streets and roads in and around Chicago, and with more than a few close calls truly considers himself lucky to be here.  “Being a part of a community that values bike culture in the way we do is a dream come true.  Our trails are an amazing resource and I just want to give back all that I can.”  In 2020 Wes was named CBMBA’s ‘Keeper of the Trail’. Contact: wes@cbmba.org

Jonathan Cuppet
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Jonathon grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Denver in 2006 and began searching for a suitable mountain locale to inhabit. It didn’t take long for the world class trails and public land access surrounding Crested Butte to make an impression. He moved to CB in 2014 where he resides with his wife Carolyn. Jonathan was introduced to CBMBA through various community projects and was the 2021 ‘Keeper of the Trail’. He is passionate about creating positive trail experiences for all users while ensuring that Crested Butte continues to be the global standard for mountain biking. Contact: jonathan@cbmba.org

This Could Be You!
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There is currently one vacancy on the CBMBA Board of Directors! 

STAFF

David Ochs, Executive Director (Spanky aka Ulysses)
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Dave Ochs was a CBMBA board member for 13 years before being hired as the first ever CBMBA Executive Director in 2016. Dave moved to Crested Butte in 2001 and immediately developed “a problem” with the bicycle, specifically mountain biking in Crested Butte. Immediately enthralled by the bike culture, Dave took to events and advocacy as a means to give back. He has a beautiful wife (Missy) and two darling children (Ozzy and Cadence). Contact: dave@cbmba.org

Derrick Nehrenberg, Development Director (Footloose)
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Derrick Nehrenberg started mountain biking in Hawaii in 1991 as a means to get to work via dirt trails. Then a neighbor invited him to ride and changed his life by taking him all over Oahu for three years before the old trails were shut down forever. Derrick moved to CB with in 2013 with his wife, Chrissie, and two kids, Sutton and Maggie. Prior to CBMBA Derrick was a behavioral neuroscience researcher, an entrepreneur, and briefly served as CBMBA’s Treasurer before joining the MetRec Board in 2016. Derrick’s number one goal is to be a strong voice for CBMBA’s members, donors, sponsors, and stakeholders. Contact: development@cbmba.org

Grant Spear, CBMBA Operations Manager/CBCC Supervisor
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Born and Raised in Crested Butte, Grant Spear has been exploring and playing on our local trails and backcountry his entire life.  He moved to the Front Range after highschool to go to CU Boulder in 2006 and spent several years over there learning the outdoor industry before finishing his undergrad at Western State University.  After joining the CBCC in 2020, he quickly became enthralled with the trailwork and the impact the organization makes on the community.  In the winter he is the Head Freeride Ski Coach for the Crested Butte Mountain Sports team, the Equipment Manager at Butte & Company, and volunteers his time with the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation.  Grant’s main goal with CBMBA is to ensure the trails stay world class and see to it that everyone can responsibly enjoy the backcountry and all of its opportunities.

Jake Scott, CBCC Crew Leader/Social Media Guru
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