Staff

Deanne Cote

Deanne Cote

Executive Director

Ever since I bought by first bike when I was 16 years old, I have immersed myself in all aspects of mountain biking: racing, coaching, officiating, event organization, volunteering on various club boards, advocacy and trail building. The mountains and culture of the sport brought me out to BC in 2005 from the prairies and my dream of one day living on the Shore came true in 2015.

I am honoured to be a part of the NSMBA as the Executive Director to help bring the vision and ideas from the Board and membership into action. I look forward to building upon the legacy of past staff, volunteers, builders, and directors while continuing to elevate the organization. I bring to this role a wealth of knowledge from collaborating with clubs and land managers across Canada, an almost endless supply of patience and perseverance and perspective to do and be better.

There is a lot to do when working with a volunteer driven non-profit organization and I look forward to the challenge everyday! If you need anything do not hesitate to reach out to me!

deanne@nsmba.ca

Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod

Trail Crew Lead

Having grown up in North Vancouver, I’ve spent a large majority of my time on our local mountains and have always enjoyed working and recreating outside. After completing my Bachelors of Environment at SFU, I was so excited for this opportunity to give back to the trails with a sense of environmentalism and sustainability. The legacy of the North Shore is monumentally important to the sport of mountain biking, and it is something I prioritize while continuing to maintain and grow our trail network for riders of all skill levels. When I’m not on the trails with a shovel or on a bike, you can find me climbing, skiing, and riding throughout the Sea to Sky – see you out there!

sarahmcleod@nsmba.ca

Todd "Digger" Fiander

Todd "Digger" Fiander

Trail Crew

Ryan Pugh

Ryan Pugh

Communications Manager

It is a tremendous privilege to be a part of the NSMBA. My role is to assist our fantastic team of staff and volunteers in continuing to make the NSMBA a leader in community building, environmental stewardship and grassroots organizing and advocacy.

Have questions about NSMBA’s social media, communications, sponsorships, memberships, merch and/or volunteer opportunities? Give me a shout!

ryan@nsmba.ca

Andrea McFarlane

Andrea McFarlane

Communications Coordinator

The outdoors have always been a major part of my life. From treeplanting and hiking in the summers to skiing in the winters, once I completed my Bachelor of Design at OCAD University, I made the official move out to Vancouver. Working as the NSMBA Communications Coordinator has been such an amazing opportunity that has allowed me to combine my love for design, environmental stewardship and the outdoors.  Finding ways to effectively convey information about our trail network, community and the advocacy that surrounds it, is something that I’m continuously working towards and extremely grateful to be able to do.

If you have any questions, social media inquiries, awesome riding photos, design ideas, etc., let me know, I’m your gal! 

andrea@nsmba.ca