Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wi Bike Summit

So my first real gig as the IMBA RD was this week. What an amazing event put on by the WI Bike Fed
I found myself chatting with John Burke of Trek, Gary Fisher and my boss Mike Van Abel (see pic) and learning a huge amount about bike advocacy. I also met with DNR officials about the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund.
Of course I also drank a few beers with the Human Powered Trails.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New worlds await

Times they are always changing.
Most of you who know me already know about this change but after a week on the job I thought I should put it out there on my own site.
After 10 plus years as a sales rep, the last four with Wenonah Canoe and Current Designs, IR and Astral, I have decided to take a job as the Regional Director of IMBA, or the International Mountain Bike Association. So far the choice has been great. Certainly busy and certainly interesting. I have gone from the routine of clinics and demos to the dynamic arena of advocacy. Already I am off to the WI State capitol to learn about interacting with state politicians and everyday so far I am meeting new and interesting people. I will miss the old crew in paddlesports but I will never be too far from them. Margaret and I managed to save a few boats for ourselves so we wont be without canoes and kayaks to get out there and hang with you!