Durango Trails is supported by a dedicated team of staff, board members, and volunteers who are vital to the organization’s success. Get to know them all below!
Pam Glasco, Office Manager
Pam helps keep our office running smoothly and is in charge of our administration duties and special events. She has raised four children in Durango and is involved in our local community activities.
Connie Wian, Bookkeeper
As the bookkeeper, Connie inspires us all with her deep commitment to trails. She has hiked and biked the entire Colorado Trail; hiked all of the 14’ers and the top 100 13’ers in the state.
Kim Frederick, Trail Operations Manager
As the Trail Operations Manager for Durango Trails, Kim is responsible for the project management of the trailwork projects. Kim spent over 30 years at the JeffCo Open Space and is a highly requested crew leader trainer.
Henry Colomb comes to Durango via the New River Gorge in West Virginia to escape gray eastern winters. He maintains trail data and web maps for Durango Trails in addition to creating print maps. He has been involved in GIS, mapping and cartography since 2005 for various organizations from Fodor’s Travel guides to the U.S. Navy.
As the owner of Blue Leaf Marketing & Design, Beth is the mastermind behind our new website. Beth grew up in the area and is committed to the vitality of Southwest Colorado, understanding the importance of local trails to our economy and visitors.
As the Special Projects Manager, Lily is instrumental in the website design, working with the NICA Teen Trail Corps and running our trail intercept survey. In August of 2019, Lily is off to school in Utah to obtain her Masters in City and Metropolitan Planning.
Mary Monroe Brown
Mary brings a wealth of knowledge in strategic planning and marketing plus a love of trails to the organization. Mary and her family all participate faithfully in trailwork, and enjoy nordic skiing, hiking 14ers, trail running and mountain biking.
Mary’s favorite trails are looped networks where every memory of trailwork speaks to her.
Jack Ellmer, Crew Leader
As the lead Crew Leader, Jack is responsible for all of the tools and leading trailwork sessions. Jack studies at Fort Lewis College and plans to graduate in 2020.
Oliver Vowel, Crew Leader
As a co-Crew Lead, Oliver is also responsible for leading trailwork. Oliver graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in Environmental Design and is happy to live and work in Durango.
Jonah has lived in Durango since 1980. While relatively new
to cycling, he has has logged over 30,000 miles since 2016, when he discovered Strava, the majority of those miles having been clocked on our magnificent local trail system.
Tyler grew up on the East Coast riding and building bike trails in his backyard of Connecticut. After moving to Vermont and obtaining a degree in Outdoor Education, Tyler learned how to build and maintain trails while he was manager of the bike shop at Von Trapp Family Lodge in VT. Tyler and his wife now call Southwest Colorado home; he’s passionate about helping out the community, teaching and sharing his passion for building and maintaining our network of trails.
Christina Rinderle, Interim Board President
As the former Mayor of Durango, Christina brings a wealth of knowledge to the Durango Trails board regarding partnerships and relationships with public land managers, as well as fundraising. Christina loves to run and mountain bike.
David has been living in Durango since 2002. He spent 16 years as a marketing and operations director at Mercy Regional Medical Center, where he promoted the hospital’s philosophy of optimizing health and wellness through physical activity such as hiking and biking on area trails. He now consults, does freelance work, and supports Durango Trails.
Steve Schwartz, Board Treasurer
As the board Treasurer, Steve brings high level financial analysis to a small non profit organization, helping analyze and plan budgets and profit and loss statements to plan for the future. Steve has worked at Fort Lewis College for over 20 years and directly sees how trails benefit and create the culture that FLC students know and love.
As the owner of 2nd Avenue Sports, Gary built a small store selling second hand bikes into a major Trek, Santa Cruz and Pivot retailer. Employing over 20 full time staff, Gary believes in supporting the local economy and more importantly, supporting trail advocacy. Without trails, he knows that Durango wouldn’t even be half the town that it is and he faithfully supports Durango Trails.
As the longest running board member at Durango Trails, Daryl’s expert advice has sculpted the playground known as our area trail network. Daryl machine-built such masterpieces as the Twin Buttes trails and the Sugar trail and has a keen eye for trail design.
Daryl mountain bikes and his favorite trail is whichever trail he’s on at that time!