NEMBA Welcomes New Staff

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

NEMBA's Staff is Expanding! 

Please welcome our two new team members. 

Mick Ferraro - Director of Membership & Outreach

Mick brings a passion for bikes to the NEMBA team that dates back to chasing his brothers on his GT Pro BMX Bike in the 80’s. With his first mountain bike race in the mid 90’s 24 HR. Granny Gear races, it was clear that the mountain bike would be a part of of his life forever.

A member of NEMBA since 2006 and a former member of NEMBA Racing, Mick has continued to race and ride throughout the US. Today, he shares his passion for mountain biking and the outdoors as an advocate for the growth of our sport. As a former CCAP mountain bike coach and parent of twin 11 yr old boys; building a future with great trails, access and advocacy is key to the future with NEMBA.

Originally from Maryland, Mick is a graduate of Greensboro College (NC). He and his wife Mia, reside in Simsbury with those twin boys, Hudson and Hendrix. 

Email Mick here and follow him on Instagram here.


Emily Thibodeau - Operations Coordinator

Emily grew up on the coast of Maine, where she started working in a bike shop during high school. After graduating from the University of Maine, she went on to work in bike shops in Maine & Oregon. In 2010, Emily started her own business, Hub Bicycle Co, a bicycle service shop in Cambridge, MA. She ran Hub Bicycle Co for 7 years and eventually shifted her focus to bicycle event management and community-based programs. She has worked in Events and Training for Cannondale, taught mountain bike skills classes for REI, and supported the Boston Cyclists Union Bike to Market program. 

Emily loves to use her connections throughout the bike industry to connect new riders to the sport. She is excited to help NEMBA promote and protect riding here in New England.

Email Emily here and follow her on Instagram here


We'd also like to give a huge thank-you to Crystie McGrail as she moves on from the Operations Coordinator position for all the hard work over the past 18+ months! 


Additional staff include:

Bill Boles - Community Outreach & Engagement

Travis Counsell - Executive Director

Staff/Board page coming soon.