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VTBC Working Group

The VTBC Working Group is a diverse group of dedicated backcountry skiers and riders, including representatives from the Catamount Trail Association (CTA), the Rochester Area Sports Trails Alliance (RASTA) and other VTBC partner groups. This group is currently the guiding force behind the VTBC as it continues to evolve. If you support the VTBC’s evolving efforts, and you are interested in being actively involved with the VTBC Working Group, please contact us at

Ski-EO / Primary Media Contact 
Brian Mohr – EmberPhoto/

Landowner Relations/Terrain Management Team
Angus McCusker – Maple Ridge Solutions/RASTA
Zac Freeman – Braintree Mountain Forest/RASTA
Hardy Avery – Sustainable Trailworks
Ned Houston – Houston Consulting
Lars Bruns – Mad River Glen

Outreach Team
Greg Maino – CTA
Dan McKinley – RASTA
Emily Johnson – EmberPhoto
Louise Linthilac – Community/Events
David Goodman – Author/Writer/BC Skiing Advocate

Conservation Team
Dave Hardy – Green Mountain Club (GMC)
Luke O’Brien – Northwoods Stewardship Center

Organizational Team
Amy Kelsey – CTA
Tony Amenta – CTA Board
Jason Wyman – CTA Board
Kelly Ault – Mtn Bike Racer

Safety Team
Neil Van Dyke – VT S&R Coordinator, Stowe Mtn Rescue (SMR)
Ed Miller – CTA, SMR

Kyle Tyler – Stratton Backcountry Rescue/ Stratton Ski Patrol

Ski Resort Liaisons
John Egan – Sugarbush Resort
Rick Hale – Backcountry Education – Sugarbush Resort

BC Snowboarding Community Liaison
Alex Showerman – Splitboarder/VT Split and Surfest organizer

Political Liaison
Adam Howard – Backcountry/Former VT State Rep

Grassroots Partnerships
Knight Ide – Northeast Kingdom Backcountry Coalition (NEKBC)
Jeremy McMullen – Northeast Kingdom Backcountry Coalition (NEKBC)
John Atkinson – Mad River Riders
Diana Todd – Hogback Mtn. Conservation Association
Jerry Lasky – Bolton Friends
Ann Gotham – Bolton Friends
Laureen Gauthier – Bolton Friends

Other Participants
Steve Sharp – Mad River Valley
Josh Stephen – Outdoor Gear Exchange (OGE)
Forest Twombly – Skier/Designer/Builder
Nicholas Tuff – Middlebury