Board of Directors
President & Chair of the Board
Ben caught the passion for mountain biking as a young kid in the early ’90s in Connecticut riding old railroad corridors and scratching in a small trail system behind his parents’ house. A few years after college he moved to South Lake Tahoe, bringing an arsenal of bikes in tow and a love for the outdoors. Now the adventures continue with his wife, Amy, and young son, Max, at his side. Ben brings a passion for trails and a diverse background from racing downhill, cross-country, some road, and now epic trail rides. During the day he can usually be found in an office that looks out towards Van Sickle Park working as a registered landscape architect for Design Workshop.
Jim moved to the Tahoe area from New Hampshire in 1994 and has been riding bikes and skiing for as long as he can remember. Jim and his partner Genevieve ride bikes and ski together in the area and beyond as much as their professional responsibilities will allow. Jim is the fiscal director for Sierra Community House and joined the TAMBA board as treasurer in January of 2021.
Scott is a retired hydrologist who devotes his time to improving the trails in the place he calls home. He grew up with a chainsaw in his hands and a bike under his butt, both of which prepared him for his current position. The Trails Coordinator works closely with the staff position of Trails Director to coordinate volunteer trail efforts around the basin.
In 2014, David purchased his first mountain bike after moving his family to Tahoe from Silicon Valley. A very generous Tahoe local took him out for his first ride on Corral Trail. That ride, although difficult, sparked a lifelong passion. David is always eager to share that passion with others. Currently, he is teaching his eldest daughter to ride and watching her love for the trails grow. When not mountain biking, you can find him at Cowork Tahoe or Untethered, building a community of remote workers, entrepreneurs, and business owners through shared real estate in the Tahoe Basin.
Chris grew up in South Lake Tahoe and is the owner of South Lake Brewing Company. Chris joined the TAMBA board in January of 2021 as the Education Coordinator.
Christine has a love for all things outdoors and has been passionate about mountain biking for over two decades. Moving to Lake Tahoe from the North Coast in 2006, she appreciates the miles of singletrack accessible from her back door. With a desire to give back and help build more trails in the Lake Tahoe area, she joined TAMBA’s board as treasurer in 2015. When she is not at her day job teaching nutrition courses for the College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University, Christine can be found paddleboarding, hiking, backcountry skiing, or most likely, riding Tahoe trails.
Ever since John’s dad gave him that faithful two-wheeled push in their driveway at age five he’s been hooked on bikes. U.C. David fed that hunger with its cycling community, albeit on skinny tires. Once in Tahoe, however, the lure of unpaved trails and knobby tires took over his drive. Life was not only good on a trail but better with two wheels. With decades of trail use, John came to TAMBA, as well as the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, as a means of giving back to the Tahoe community and its environment. When not coordinating trail efforts on the north side of Lake Tahoe John enjoys catching up with his son, Will (the once-student has now become the master), and balancing two careers – one in sales and marketing for the outdoor world and the other as a professional photographer.
TAMBA Crew Leaders
Scott Brown (Trails Director), Kevin Joell, Aaron “Elko” James, Ben Fish, Amy Fish, Ben McGinnis, Brian Kelly, Casey Coffman, Curtis Johnson, Dale Beesmer, David Joseph, Erik Johnson, Jake Dore, Jim Crompton, John Clausen, Jordan Westerman, Kris Morehead, Kurt Gensheimer, Paul Tindal, Randy Collins, Sue Hughes, Bob Ward, Christine Dobrowolski, and Tom Driggers