We'd like to introduce the Board of Directors of American Trails and tell you more about these committed trails activists. Click on a board member's name to read their bio.


American Trails executive committee

Marianne Fowler
2nd Vice-Chair
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
Washington, DC

Jennifer Rigby
Vice Chair
The Acorn Group
Tustin, CA

American Trails directors

Jim Dailey
Little Rock, AR

American Trails advisors

Steve Anderson
Trails & Open Space Coordinator
Pima County Natural Resources,
Parks & Recreation
Tucson, AZ
Peter Axelson
Director of Research & Development
Beneficial Designs, Inc.
Minden, NV
Roger Bell
Trails Consultant
Redlands, CA

Nathan Caldwell

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Trails, and Transit Coordinator
Arlington, VA
John R. Collins, Jr., PhD
University of North Texas
Denton, TX

James Coffman

1998 National Trails Symposium Co-Chair
Coffman Studio - Landscape Architecture & Planning
Tempe, AZ
Troy Duffin
Alpine Trails, Inc.
Park City, UT

Christopher B. Douwes
Trails and Enhancements Program Mgr.
Federal Highway Administration
Washington, DC
Mylon Filkins, DVM
Equestrian Representative
Bakersfield, CA

Erik Larsen

Arnold Palmer Design Company
Orlando, FL
Kay Lloyd
Past Chair
Cle Elum, WA

Roger Moore

Assistant Professor, North Carolina St. Univ.
Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Raleigh, NC

Stuart Macdonald

Chair, National Assoc.
of State Trail Administrators
La Conner, WA
Gil Penalosa
Walk & Bike for Life
8-80 Cities
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Deb Salt
National Trails Program Coordinator
Bureau of Land Management
Whitefish, MT

Michael A. Schuett, PhD

Associate Professor
Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences
Texas A & M Univeristy
College Station, TX

Bob Searns
The Greenway Team, Inc.
Littleton, CO
Rodger Schmitt
BLM Retired
Port Townsend, WA

Jonathan Stephens
National Trails Program Manager -
Trails and Congressionally
Designated Areas
USDA Forest Service
Washington, DC
Joe Taylor

Executive Director
Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Evansville, IN

Jim Wood

Florida Department of Transportation
Office of Policy Planning
Tallahassee, FL
Karen Umphress
Jordan, MN

American Trails staff

Mike Passo
Executive Director
American Trails
Bellingham, WA

Candace Mitchell
Director of Operations
American Trails
Redding, CA

Sue Crowe
RTP Database Coordinator
American Trails
Redding, CA

Taylor Goodrich
Communication and Media Specialist
American Trails
Redding, CA

Kayla Robinson
Administrative Assistant
American Trails
Redding, CA