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.
Steve moved to Colorado in 2002 sight unseen after accepting a sales position with the plastics company he was working for in Pennsylvania. The draw was the mountains and, in some ways, the mellower pace vs. the East Coast. After spending time living in the Front Range, and frequently making the trek to various mountain towns in summer and winter, it was time to make a move. Crested Butte offered what many did, skiing, biking, hiking, but ultimately it was the community feel that made the choice obvious. In 2011 Steve and his girlfriend Lauren, who also had the same feelings about Crested Butte, made the move together. Steve’s initial involvement with CBMBA a year later was doing what many in the community do, building and maintaining trail. Eventually his participation grew to attending meetings until this year being appointed to the board.
Tim was born and raised in the chaotic metropolis of Northern Virginia. He cut his teeth mountain biking and wrenching as a bike mechanic in the rugged Shenandoah mountains during college. The second he graduated, he made his way west, eventually settling in Crested Butte in 2008. Tim’s currently enrolled in the Masters in Environmental Management program at Western, focusing on recreational trail development. He joined the CBMBA board in 2011 and is continually amazed at the level of support and stewardship shown by members of the Gunnison Valley community.
Seth Tucker arrived to Crested Butte in 2008 and has been a CBMBA board member since 2013 and became Treasurer in 2016. His favorite trail is the Whole Lupinada (Lupine 1 to Gunsight Connector) and his favorite ride is the 804 trail (403 to 401). He enjoys trail building and maintenance as much as mountain bike trail advocacy. I hope to see and meet you on one of the many trails CBMBA helps take care of! Ride fast, have fun, and be safe.
Being from Alabama originally and damn proud of it, Chandler has been lucky to be in Crested Butte for 20 years now. Not born a biker, biking has become more than a passion for him. Not an animal on the bike, but not afraid to get out there and see some miles on the trail, Chandler is awfully happy way out in the woods on a bike exploring Gunnison Country. Excited to advocate for the trails every bit as hard as he rides if not more, Chandler loves the community and work that is CBMBA.
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.
Derrick was formerly a behavioral neuroscientist and geneticist and is wasting his education being an entrepreneur…although he recently conducted a study and found that the three most common phrases uttered in Crested Butte are “right on,” “it’s all good,” and “no worries”. His favorite things on earth are his wife and two kids, proper mountain bike loops, fly-fishing, a good putt, and irony. He looks forward to working with CBMBA and its partners to achieve the goals set out in CBMBA’s Master Trail Plan.
Laura Puckett Daniels
Laura’s day-job as an English teacher at the Crested Butte Community School keeps her hopping, but outside of school you will most often see her on her bike. While Laura came to CB in 2009 as a runner and a canoer (doing long-distance trips in Canada), since discovering mountain biking, Laura has realized that she’s happiest when she’s pedaling with her husband (Peter) and friends. Laura feels lucky to live in CB, with its amazing community and beauty, and is excited to join the CBMBA board to work to protect, maintain, and advocate for the trails and wildness that are so critical to our quality of life.
Marco, a.k.a. Peaches, 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.
Dave Ochs was a CBMBA board member for 13 years before being hired as the first ever E.D. CBMBA has had in its 33 year history. 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), and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.