Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

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. 


Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

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, whether that be in person or 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
Jeb Wallace-Brodeur
Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

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

2024 VMBA Ambassadors

Holly Cloutier


Hi! I’m Holly from Vermont. I’ve lived and biked all around the state (and a few years in Washington), while working in veterinary medicine. Eight years ago I found a mountain bike at a swap and got curious about local trail networks. There have been a few bikes since then, as well as many miles and smiles shared.

I’m passionate about sustainable recreation and look forward to another season in this vibrant community–see ya on the trail (or trail work day)! Ride with gratitude.

IG @bike_a_latte

Christina Filipowich


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!

IG @ittbechristina

Kate Emmons


Hi I’m Kate! About 5 years ago, I moved to Vermont and started my journey into the world of mountain biking. Prior to my current life, I grew up in Connecticut, lived in Boston while obtaining my MPH and thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Nowadays, you can find me on my bike linking up trail networks with my partner and friends in the Stowe and Waterbury areas, on a women’s group ride, or getting my hands dirty with trail work. I appreciate the local community that surrounds this sport and its dedication toward increasing the inclusivity and accessibility of mountain biking. This season I’m looking forward to long days out on the trails and encouraging others to get out and play!

IG @kate.emmons

Jodie Legacy


Hi, my name is Jodie Legacy. Let’s just say I love bikes.

I’ve learned the most about myself, relationships, and life while riding my bike. I love sharing my passion with fellow riders and anyone who may be interested in a new biking adventure. If I’m not riding my bike I am practicing medicine as a primary care provider in central Vermont. I also teach yoga a few times a week in Morrisville. I believe in the undeniable healing that comes from riding your bike and movement. Let’s ride!

IG @jodie_maxine

Gabe Gore


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!

IG @gabegore_

Derek Doucet


Derek is an avid outdoor enthusiast, dad, and educator. He’s been a lifelong lover of bikes of all sorts, and riding mountain bikes since the mid-90s. For many years he focused most of his recreational time on climbing but has recently fallen back in love with riding and is thrilled to join the VMBA team to share this energy and excitement, and to contribute to the riding community. He lives in Jerusalem, VT with his wife and three daughters (when they’re home from college!), along with a rotating cat of dogs, cats and chickens.  He can frequently be found on the trails of the Mad River Valley and Rochester areas but is psyched to ride just about anywhere.

IG @ddoucet123

Greg Durso


Greg Durso is the Sr. Director of Programs at Kelly Brush Foundation, an organization focused on making active lifestyles a reality for people who have experienced spinal cord injuries. An accomplished athlete, Greg grew up on Long Island playing soccer, skiing, and wakeboarding, entering into endurance sports and mountain biking post-SCI. Greg can be found riding all over Vermont with friends, enjoying a beverage with friends, sharing the stoke for riding, and helping to lead the charge on VMBA’s Adaptive Assessments.

IG @welcome2_mylife

Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

East Montpelier

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.

IG @jebphoto

Kim Bean

North Pomfret

I grew up in Vermont and always rode bikes, but I really started mountain biking about 8 years ago when I was in graduate school and wanted a social fitness outlet. My son had been riding on the HS team by then and was a big influence on me getting into riding. I fell in love and now ride year-round. I am especially passionate about adaptive riding, and I really enjoy leading/sweeping for beginner rides. My home trails are Aqueduct, Mt Peg, S6, and Killington. I feel very fortunate to have so many riding options, and I love exploring different trail systems. I own a carpentry & general contracting business with my husband, have three semi-grown kids, and three rescue dogs. I am super excited to be an ambassador and am looking forward to seeing everyone out on the trails!

IG @kbean0412

Stef Burch


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!

IG @stefannburch

Xavi Violette


My name is Xavi Violette, and I am a rising senior at Stowe High School. I’m super lucky to have grown up in Stowe, where I get to do what I love most, mountain biking. This will also be my second season as an MTB coach for SMBA (Stowe Mountain Bike Academy) and I’m looking forward to riding as many Vermont trail networks as I can!

IG @xaviviolette

Tim Keenan


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.

IG @free_ride_tim