VMBA’s purpose is to create meaningful connections between people that share a passion for the beauty and challenges of outdoor recreation. Our Ambassadors across Vermont are eager to share their love for mountain biking and advocate for access and respectful use of Vermont’s trails. We rely on our VMBA Ambassadors to help promote our mission, vision, and values through marketing content creation and representing VMBA at events. Our Ambassadors are grassroots in the community, helping educate and advocate as a good trail stewards.
2023 VMBA Ambassadors
White River Junction
Anna is an active member integrated into the Upper Valley Mountain Bike community. She served on the board of UVMBA and is the MTB trail liaison for the town of Hartford and the Hurricane Hill/town forest trail system. Anna is also a PMBIA and BICP-certified MTB instructor and offers women’s mountain bike series and other trail instruction and guided rides throughout the year. She is also a co-host on the GLOW (Glorious Ladies on Wheels) podcast. She hails from Western Canada but has been in Vermont for over 25 years. She likes hiking, camping, knitting, and spinning fiber when not riding.
Howdy, I’m Christina! I got my first mountain bike seven years ago and fell in love. I’m a mentor, friend & ally in the MTB world, and I’m stoked to share experiences with everyone at our events this season. I look forward to engaging in the community as a VMBA Ambassador and can’t wait to see you on the trails!
Hi, my name’s Dani, and I like riding my bike. My motto is it never gets easier; you just go faster or bigger. I grew up in Vermont and started biking eight years or so ago. I enjoy all aspects of Mtbing. My favorite part is sharing my passion with others!
Originally from Southern Vermont, Elliot attended UVM, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After College, his passion for the outdoors brought him to Utah, where he spent the last few seasons snowboarding, biking, and climbing throughout the West. Now back in Burlington, he’s looking forward to reconnecting with the biking community and exploring everything Green Mountain State offers. Mountain Biking has positively influenced his life; he’s looking forward to sharing that joy with others. Catch him on the trails with his pup Charlie or gravel riding with his partner Hannah. Elliot loves shooting photography and capturing the outdoors through the lens when not biking.
I grew up in Underhill, VT. I’m at UVM now, where I’ve raced mountain bikes for a few years, and I also did the Catamount camp when I was little. Riding is my favorite thing to do, and I ride every day I have time, especially at Cochran’s, Perry Hill, and Bolton. I like riding almost every trail, but my favorites are chunky and steep! I’m a mechanic at North Star Sports in Burlington, where I’ve been for two years. Whenever I get the chance, I also like to bring my camera on rides to get incredible shots of my friends and me at fun spots on the trail!
I have an amazing family where my wife and three kids challenge me to be a better dad and person every day! I have loved biking since I was young and started my bike shop in my basement. Now I live trailside, and my most frequent riding partner is my 9-year-old son. I love riding bikes on any surface and for any distance.
White River Junction
Hi! My name’s Haille. I’m a medical student at Dartmouth and live in White River Junction. I moved here from Utah in 2020, where I spent many years competing with the US Snowboarding Team. In the winter, you can find me splitboarding with my three-year-old Pyrenees or in the terrain park on the mountain. Then, the second the trails are dry, you can find me exploring all the amazing trails Vermont offers on my bike! My go-to spots are Saskadena Six, Mt Peg, and Aqueduct, followed by parking lot snacks and a semi-warm beer because I usually forget a cooler.
I was raised in Montpelier, VT, and attended Middlebury College. I live in North Montpelier and maintain a small public mountain bike and hiking trail network on my property. I’m a full-time photographer and have been a VMBA Ambassador for several years. I am a competition judge with the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association in the winter and work closely with numerous outdoor and lifestyle brands. I occasionally write and photograph for the Eastern States Cup mountain bike race series and Pinkbike in the summer.
I grew up in Vermont and had been riding bikes since I was a kid, but really started mountain biking about eight years ago. I have three kids, ages 21, 20, and 16. My middle son got me into biking, especially downhill riding, which I really enjoy! My husband and I own a carpentry & general contracting business, and I am launching a small business consulting business. I am an outdoor enthusiast and love exploring different trail systems in our little state. You may see me cruising in my little red Miata with my bike (in a bike rack, of course) on my way to a ride.
I moved to Vermont from western PA 6 years ago for mountain biking. I try to make it to as many group rides and events as possible so you may have seen me around already. I look forward to sharing the stoke about all things bikes with everyone!
I am 22 years old and finishing my sophomore year at Williams College in western Massachusetts, studying economics and political science. I am from Stowe and grew up ski racing in the winters and chasing my dad mountain biking in the summers. I love to spend my time outside, hiking, biking, or reading in my hammock. I work as a camp counselor in the summers, so you can usually find me riding around Stowe with a train of kiddos following me. But my all-time favorite trail buddy is, hands-down, my dog Maple!
Nurse. Cat dad. Enduro racer. Proud cycling advocate. I love sharing the stoke with riders of all abilities and helping support responsible, educated, and safe access to our local trails.
What Ambassadors Do
- Operate as a VMBA Ambassador from May through Oct
- Regularly post on social media
- Curate one blog post
- Attend VMBA Ambassador Kickoff Event in May
- Provide event support at specific events
- Advocate Trail Stewardship and Ethics
- Be an active member of your mountain bike community
Who Ambassadors Are
- Comfortable with engaging members of their local mountain bike community and/or sharing on social media
- Involved with and supportive of their local Chapter
- Passionate about the sustainable growth of mountain biking in Vermont
- Appreciative of the role advocacy plays in outdoor access in Vermont
- Excited to share VMBA’s mission, values, and initiatives with the community
As a Thank You
As a thank you for representing VMBA, Ambassadors will receive:
- Exposure through inclusion in VMBA marketing
- Industry Pro Deals
- Access the ExpertVoice and Outdoor Prolink Platforms
- Resume builder with professional non-profit experience
- VMBA gear and stickers
- Inclusion in VMBA photographer-related photoshoots
- Unlimited free high fives