The Rocky Mountain Crew


Introducing the Rocky Mountain Crew

We’re stoked to introduce our new global ambassador program, the Rocky Mountain Crew – a network of community leaders focused on helping others progress and have as much fun as possible on their bikes. Whether it’s learning the perfect cornering technique or fixing a flat for the first time, the Crew is there to help. They are friendly faces and helping hands on the trails. And most importantly, they love to ride.

Meet the Crew

Branham Snyder

Bellingham, Washington, USA

Branham grew up in Mexico and now lives in Bellingham, WA. With a background of working in bike shops, he has great mechanic skills and loves to teach others.

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Ariel Marlowe

Austin, Texas, USA

Originally hailing from North Carolina, Ariel moved to Austin in 2017. This move helped rekindled his love for two wheels.

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Fiona Finnie

Newtonmore, Scottish Highlands, UK

Fiona is based out of Scotland. She runs Elevate MTB, her own business, where she guides rides and coaches skills clinics. She is a committee member for the local trail association ...

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Ri Ganey

Durango, Colorado, USA

Ri is based out of Durango, CO, and is coaching for Every Pedal Mountain Biking youth and woman's programs. She’s just launched a pilot program that takes middle and high school riders beyond bikes.

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Matt Monod

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Over the past 6 years, Matt’s been coaching enduro programs for local youth which is where he does most of his riding. He says working with the kids keeps him sharp, as well as gives him the opportunity to express the way he sees the sport.

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Susan Clifford

Hyde Park, Vermont, USA

Susan has been a coach for years and has been really active within the women’s biking scene. Susan will be leading weekly group rides, facilitating community skills sessions, weekend skills camps, and rolling up her sleeves for trail work events.

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Jay Magee

Pleasanton, California, USA

When he's not working or riding, his free time is used to maintain a few of the local bike parks and trail systems. This past year alone, he and his crew were able to build 3 jump lines as well as rebuild tabletops and the pump track at the local park

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Dan Raymond

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Dan has been a professional trail builder since 2011. He’s the Lead builder for Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association. His crew is responsible for building and maintaining most of Whistler's trails outside of the WB tenure and Lost Lake.

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Clare McCann

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Clare is known as the Director of STOKE. Biking is her job, her lifestyle, and a bit of an obsession. She is one seriously passionate mountain bike rider; instructor; guide; business owner; trail builder; snow dogger; bike festival volunteer...

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Lisa Mason

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

As the owner and operator of Women’s Freeride Movement aka WFMBike. Lisa lives by the mantra, P.S.I, "Promote, Support, and Inspire. It's something that she strives to do daily. Always using the WFMBike social media to inspire women & girls around the world. She's all about connection.

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Eric Melson

Missoula, Montana, USA

Eric spent a lifetime working in shops and has been obsessed with bikes ever since he can remember. He runs a small coaching and guiding company in western Montana called Ride Montana, and is the general manager for a youth enduro development team called Ride Montana Racing.

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Brianna Lobb

Lake Hawea, Otago, New Zealand

Brianna is a Canadian who’s lived in New Zealand for the past 5 years, based out of Wanaka. By day she works as a high school outdoor education and physical education teacher, and by evening's a mountain bike coach. Brianna is working at the local high school delivering a mountain bike program...

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Andrew Howieson

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Andrew, or better Howie - how everyone else calls him, is based out of Australia but has spent a fair amount of time in Canada before. Howie loves anything bikes and is a true advocate for the sport. Be it through coaching, trail advocacy...

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Nate Kirschner

Victor, Idaho, USA

Nate is based in the Teton Valley, specifically Victor, Idaho. He is a volunteer board member of Mountain Bike the Tetons, the local IMBA chapter. MBT's trail crew has been busy planning and has a full summer lineup of projects.

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Addison Zawada

Morin-Heights, Quebec, Canada

Hailing from the south-eastern US, Addison now lives in Quebec, Canada. You can find him pretty much anywhere, but always on two wheels - if it's the flat roads of the Florida coast, the rock hard dirt of at the local BMX track, or LOAM deep on the steeps.

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Alexe Lacroix

Lac Beauport, Quebec, Canada

Alexandra has been a coach in sports for near 20 years and is also a trained kinesiologist. Her job is to promote health and happiness through sports and physical activities.

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How to: Love The Ride by Eric Melson

Can I be honest for a second? Mountain biking is hard, with tons of barriers for entry… It takes tenacity, courage, determination, and self-reliance to grow and develop to the point where a rider can actually enjoy themselves instead of fearing fo...

Want to be part of the Crew?

Applications for 2022 are now closed. Please check our social channels and this page regularly for future openings; we will be stoked to hear from you!