WHO WE ARE

 

Sara Gress

Wood River Trails Coalition Executive Director

Sara Gress began her journey with the WRTC in the summer of 2018. Sara is a Boise native who was drawn back to Idaho after a few post-college years of skiing, backpacking, climbing and generally dirt bagging around the Intermountain West, a stint in the Peace Corps and deciding graduate school was a good idea.  Sara has also worked on Forest Service trail crews, is a firefighter/EMT with Wood River Fire and Rescue and spends her winters skiing around in a Sun Valley Ski Patrol uniform. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Montana State University Billings and a MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society from Oregon State University. If you manage to find Sara sitting in one place for an extended period of time, she’s usually drinking beer at a local establishment or playing the drums poorly.

Brett Stevenson

Board of Directors

Brett is a Wood River Valley native with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies. She has a background in land use planning, conservation, non-profits, and Yellowstone trail work. When she is not working to improve biking or riding herself, she is working for her family’s farm or in the mountains skiing.


Matt McNeal

Board of Directors

Not only is Matt the most enthusiastic rider we know, he is also a number whiz who helps keep us in line. A native to the Wood River Valley, Matt grew up skiing and riding in our killer backyard. When he is not zipping around the mountains at high speeds, Matt can be found working hard as the director of American Capital Advisory, an investment management firm, and serving on the board of directors of Sustain Blaine, the economic organization for Blaine County.

Muffy Ritz

Board of Directors

Muffy has been in the Wood River Valley for over twenty years. In that time she has graced us with her athletic and community-oriented energy and enthusiasm. She has served on numerous boards and committees including the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, Environmental Resource Center, the Galena Trails Advisory Committee and the Boulder Mountain Tour Executive Committee. She created a subculture of Nordic skiing, known locally as the Vamps—a thriving women’s Nordic ski club Muffy founded in 1997.


Joel Brazil

Board of Directors

Joel moved to the Wood River Valley in 2011 with his wife Amy and daughter Fleur, after 7 years in London. They always knew this was the type of community they eventually wanted to call home and are thrilled to be here. Joel loves cycling of all stripes, from commuting, to touring, to road racing. His experience and passion is a great addition the Wood River Trails Coalition.

Cameron Lloyd

Board of Directors

Cameron ditched his array of more traditional sports like golf, baseball, and basketball the moment he discovered cycling and he has never really been the same. After a season in a bike shop, Cameron now works for Club Ride; he fills nearly every moment of the day with something bike related. Cameron is a native to the Wood River Valley with an adventurous and tireless spirit, spending more time pedaling than most would think is possible.


Katelyn Berman

Board of Directors

Equal part mountain biker and equestrian, Katelyn has lived all over the world before settling in the Wood River Valley about seven years ago.  She currently serves as the Associate Director of Agriculture and Outdoor Sports at the Wood River Community YMCA, is a volunteer firefighter and EMT for the city of Ketchum, and is on the board of directors for Expedition Inspiration, a climbing inspired fund for breast cancer research.  A Jill of all trades, Katelyn most loves being in the mountains and you can find her gallivanting about and exploring on skis, tied into a rope, pedaling her bike, casting a fly rod, and riding horses year-round.