Durango Trails is supported by a dedicated team of staff, board members, crew and volunteers who are vital to the organization’s success. Get to know them all below!
Adrienne Aronson, Office Manager and Major Gifts Support
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.
Pam loves to enjoying our wonderful trail system by horseback.
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.
Kim’s favorite trail is currently the Horse Gulch area.
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.
Henry’s favorite trail is the Colorado Trail – Molas Pass to Cascade
As the owner of Blue Leaf Marketing & Design, Beth was the mastermind behind our website’s new design. Beth grew up in the area and is committed to the vitality of Southwest Colorado, fueled by an understanding of the importance of local trails to our economy and visitors.
Beth’s favorite trail is the Vallecito Creek Trail.
Kelli moved to Durango in 1998 after graduating college in Michigan. She has been bookkeeping locally since 2003. When she is not spending time with her 3 sons, Kelli loves to get out on the trails with her 2 dogs.
Kelli’s favorite trail is the Dry Fork Trail.
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.
Tyler Schaffrick, Crew Lead
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.
Brody enjoys mountain biking, dirt biking, and traveling. He also tries to ski as often as possible. He has been working with Durango Trails since 2021 and has made a difference each season.
Brody’s favorite trail is the newly rebuilt Brown’s Ridge.
Patti Fitzgerald, Trail Ambassador
Bio coming soon!
Mike Hurst, Volunteer Crew Leader
A Durangoan since the late 90s, Mike cut his teeth on mountain biking local trails as a healthy balance to his career as a brewpub and restaurant operator. He enjoys nearly all human-powered modes of transit – especially in the rugged high country of the San Juans.
Mike’s favorite trail is the BRAND NEW Swerve Trail on Animas Mountain!
“feeble ilg” is a unique Durango native with a special connection to these lands beneath the Dineh sacred peak of DibeNitsaa. This (only 2x) cover athlete of OUTSIDE Magazine and top selling author of books such as “The Outdoor Athlete” (1985/Johnson Publishers) and “Total Body Transformation” (2004/Hyperion Press) grew up beside Junction Creek/Colorado Trail TH with a wolf and burned in many of Durango’s most classic trails upon horseback and dirt motorcycle in the ’70’s. He now considers working for Durango Trails as “sacred sweat” to give back to our c(om)munity and to create and maintain sustainable trails for his own daughter, Dewachen, already crushing at regional and national levels in such sports such as XC, Track, Trail, and Ski Mountaineering racing.
Ilg’s favorite trail is the one he is currently creating or maintaining for the benefit of his h(om)etown c(om)munity!
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.
Christina’s favorite trails are in Horse Gulch, where you can explore over 1000 acres of open space just minutes from downtown.
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.
Steve mountain bikes and his favorite trail network is Horse Gulch.
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!
Brett is a Durango native and he and his family love the trails, mountains and being part of this community. As CEO of Bronson Family McDonald’s locations, Brett believes in serving people, creating opportunities and impacting positively.
His favorite trail is the one he’s on.