NEMBA Honors Trail Heroes

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ben Franklin quipped, "The world is run by those that show up."  While true, it's also true that leadership, vision and lots of personal energy are needed to build a better future … and to build great trails and a great mountain bike community. Trails don't build or care for themselves. Partnerships with public lands and the preservation of open spaces don't just happen by themselves. It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes individuals to make good things happen.

NEMBA is fortunate to have a large core of spirited volunteers who give of themselves to make New England a better place for mountain biking. We're even more fortunate to have so many above-and-beyond volunteers to donate umpteen hours to make things happen and work tireless to make NEMBA an organization we can all be proud of.

We present to you our 2013 NEMBA Trail Heroes --  the best-of-the-best of our volunteers. These individuals were nominated by each of our chapter leaders, our board of directors and our executive director. These people deserve our thanks and our respect. If you happen to see them on the trail pass on a hearty thank you. Hopefully next year we'll see even more of you on this list!

Berkshire NEMBA
Bill Markham
Ruth Wheeler
Harry Meyer


Blackstone Valley NEMBA
Eammon Carleton
Anne Shepard
John Vosburg

Brattleboro-Keene NEMBA
Michael Davern
Peter Poanessa

Cape Cod NEMBA
Bill Boles
Michael Dube

Carrabassett Region NEMBA
Connor Dolan
Joe Hines
David Hughes
Peter Smith
Joshua Tauses
Ed Gervais

Central CT NEMBA
Paula Burton
Jason Engelhardt
Thomas Lamourine
Mark Lurie
Cory Stiff
Alan Tinti
Glenn Vernes

Central Maine NEMBA
Brycent Cross
Ted Scharf
Carol Johnson
Chris O'Toole
Brian Alexander
Chris Riley

Central NH NEMBA
Jesse McGowan
Grant Drew
Kevin Orlowski

Fairfield County NEMBA
David Francefort
Kyaiera Tucker
Mike Ahearn
Mike Burke
Jess Burke
Steve McAllister
Bill Curran
Brian Holinko
Monika Stokes
Ed Perten
Ryan Tucker
Greater Boston NEMBA
Maciej Sobieszek
Rick Forzese
Bill Cohn
Karina Assiter
Andrea Jones
Junko Kato
Karen Eagan
Adam Glick
Tim Post




Greater Portland NEMBA
Caleb Hemphill
Andrew Favreau
Jim Tasse


Merrimack Valley NEMBA
Bob Giunta
Karen Korza
Barry Moore


Midcoast Maine NEMBA
John Anders

North Shore NEMBA
Dan Streeter
Joe DiZazzo
Kirk Goldsworthy
Lee Holenbeck
Scott Merloni
Bob Ganley
Hank Kells
Steve Charrette
Frank Lane

NW CT NEMBA
Mark Leggitt
Jon Regan
Cara Regan
Marjorie Bowen
Scott Ruel

Penobscot Region NEMBA
Aaron Brasslett
Erik DaSilva
Deb Merrill
Emmy Monihan
Kris Sornberger

Pioneer Valley NEMBA
Chris Koh
Marc Lombard
Stefanie Krug
Harold Green
Quiet Corner NEMBA
Stacey Jimenez



Rhode Island NEMBA
Leo Corrigan
Peter Gengler
Matt Schulde

SE MA NEMBA
Steve Cobble
Lars Ahlzen
Carl Casale
John Doherty
Malcolm Nielson
Tyler Eudsen
Chris Patrick
Rich Higgins
Dave Farrell
Dave Riding
Iain Crerar  
Mark Schow
Victoria Schow
Chip Baker
Joe Sloane
Brad Childs

Southern NH NEMBA
Kathy Evans
Pete Burant
Peter DeSantis
Bryon Blackmon
Dan Sloan
Matt Caron

Wachusett NEMBA
Eric Boudreau
Jim Wrightson

White Mountains NEMBA
John Barley
Nancy Cavalieri
Paula Churchill
David Halpin
Michael Hartrich
Jana Johnson
Muriel Mitchell
Leo Rossignol
Mike Steward
Tony Tulip
Chris Joosen
Rob Adair