The Directors of the NSMBA are community members dedicated to advocating for the goals of the Association and its members as outlined in the Constitution and bylaws. They are all volunteers, and responsible for planning for the future of the organization, as well as managing its day to day activities. Each director has a duty to act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the society. Directors are involved in the planning, organization, execution, and follow up of the following activities:
- trail planning
- events (trail days, member meetings, special events)
- marketing and promotion
Give a Director a high five the next time you see them out on the trails. They all volunteer significant amounts of their time to support mountain biking and the community of trail users on the North Shore and in British Columbia.
After riding the North Shore a couple of times (and only breaking down into tears once on Pipeline), I moved over here in 2010. Since then I’m amazed at how the community has grown and how well the trails are maintained. Ladies Only was one of the first trails I rode and, to this day, is still my favourite.
Co-Director of Communications & Design and Secretary
I own ELEVATE Design, a branding, and graphic design company. I am also an investor in Work Nicer, a Calgary based coworking community. I am excited to work with my partner, Morgan Mallett to promote the NSMBA by using my experience in community building, brand strategy, and graphic design.
When I am not outdoors I work in the banking industry and for the past 9 years, I have worked directly with businesses helping them grow and achieve their goals. Two years ago a group of us from RBC leveraged our community program to adopt Lower Oil Can. It has been so much fun working with the NSMBA and Michael Stormer to help them realize their vision for the trail. As Treasurer I hope to have an even bigger impact and work to ensure the long term success of the Association.
Director of Youth
Director of Advocacy
Director of Membership
Co-Director of Communications & Design
Born and raised in Whistler and the North Shore, and having lived all over Canada, I’m proud to call the West Coast home.
I started mountain biking in the mid 90s when my classmates needed a girl to ride on their high school team for points. Armed with zero mountain biking experience, a fully rigid Norco Kokanee with a stripped saddle, kick stand, and loose headset, I (mostly!) ran next to my bike to come 5th at provincials. Once I discovered that one could run in the mountains without a bike, I started trail running and racing in ultras. I now have a fully-functioning mountain bike—with no kickstand—and ride, run and fall, all over the North Shore.
When I moved back to the North Shore in 2011, I wondered how I could help restore and maintain the trails I loved so dearly. I’ve been volunteering maintaining and building trails with the NSMBA ever since.
My background is in graphic and fashion design, and I’ve been working in these industries since 2005. As owner and Creative Director of Design + Conquer and Graphic Design Director at a local fashion and design school, I’m passionate about interconnectivity, communication design, and helping others.
I am excited to work with my partner, and fellow board member, Corey Brennan to nurture the NSMBA’s design realm, and to promote connection between all trail users.
Don "Buck" Halliday
Director of Events
As a new member of the Board, I am excited about another great year for the association. I will specifically focus on special events that will attract new members and keep our existing membership having fun and riding first class trails.
Like all of our members, I am involved because I love to ride! In 2018, I completed a few fivers, the Spakwus, and the epic BCBR. These events required a lot of riding which increased my appreciation for the amazing trail work done on the North Shore and led me to get more involved.
Prior to becoming a mountain bike fanatic 20 years ago, I played rugby as my main sport for the Meralomas, UBC, and BC. I also grew up playing soccer, skiing, baseball, and other sports. I have coached soccer, hockey and field hockey and I currently help coach the North Shore Special Olympics floor hockey team.
I was one of the lucky ones who was born and raised in Vancouver and moved to the North Shore in 1994. I graduated from UBC a long time ago with a teaching degree, which fully prepared me for my first professional job in advertising and then in the exploration and mining business.
Director of Sponsorship
Director of Event Project Management