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.
Board Member/Web guru
Amy likes to ride her bikes, A LOT. Juggling life responsibilities, including coaching her young son to ride bikes and ski, means making the most of each minute of the day. Hailing from the East Coast and moving from Connecticut over a decade ago with her husband, Ben, she has a wide background of different riding types from downhill to road to cross-country. Amy is a web and tech-savvy guru with years of work as a computer programmer. She currently works as the GIS Manager at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. In short, she loves maps and loves bikes.
As an avid road and mountain bike enthusiast Joe is contributing to the cause as the TAMBA treasurer. Past experiences that have brought him to this place: Death Ride participant and ride director; one and only time Downieville XC participant; meeting incredible people enjoying the sport as much as he does. Other involvement includes 5-year PTA president and Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation board member
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.
Brian is a physical therapist at Barton Health and keeps everyone on the TAMBA board in check.
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.
TAMBA Crew Leaders
Scott Brown (Trails Director), Kevin Joell, Aaron “Elko” James, Ben 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, and Tom Driggers