Presenters and Authors Index

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Aaron Heliker

Alex Duryea, Recreational Trails Manager with Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Alex Oreschak, Transportation Planner with Maricopa Association of Governments

Alexandra H. Weiss, Recreational Trails Program Administrator with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

Alister "Al" Clark, Project Manager with City of Hobart, Tasmania

Alivia Acosta

Allen MacPherson

Allison Jones, Trail Specialist-Biological Scientist II with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Alyssa Wentz

American Trails Staff

Amy Camp, Owner with Cycle Forward

Andre Denman, Principal Park Planner and Greenways Manager with Indy Parks/Department of Public Works

Andrew Dupuy, Manager of Policy Outreach with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Andy Clarke, President with League of American Bicyclists

Andy Beers, Director of the Empire State Trail program with Hudson River Valley Greenway

Andy Williamson, Great Lakes Region Director with International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

Angelou Ezeilo, CEO with Greening Youth Foundation

Ann Baker Easley, Executive Director with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Anna Carolina Lobo

Anna Zawisza, Director of Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Anne M. O’Dell

Anthony Duncan, IMBA Local Program Manager with International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin, Founding Partner with The Avarna Group

Ava Holliday, Founding Partner with The Avarna Group


Beth Campochiaro, Trails and Community Outreach Director with Hudson River Valley Greenway

Bill Botten with US Access Board

Bill Hasenjaeger, Owner with Trail Boss

Bill Long, Board Chair Emeritus with Bay Area Ridge Trail

Bill Neumann, Vice President with DHM Design

Bill Woodcock, Manager of Planning and Development with South Suburban Park and Recreation District

Bob Richards, Program Coordinator with Tennessee Greenways and Trails

Bonnie Ricord

Brad Smith, Proprieter with Confluence Cyclery

Brad Towle, International Tourism Promotion and Development Director with Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau

Brandon Ross, Special Projects Manager with City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department

Brendan Adams, Graduate Student with North Carolina State University

Brenna Kelly with Conservation Legacy

Brian K. Housh, Midwest Policy Manager with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Brian Marcaurelle

Brian O'Neill with National Park Service

Brittain Storck, ASLA, PLA, CPD, Senior Associate with Alta Planning + Design

Butch Bernhardt, Senior Program Manager with Western Wood Preservers Institute


Candace Gallagher, Director of Operations with American Trails

Carl Knoch, Manager of Trail Development - Northeast Regional Office with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Casey Holzworth, Natural Resource Steward with NYS Parks & Recreation Historic Preservation

Casey Kempenaar, Senior Planner with City of Citrus Heights, Planning Department

Casey Schreiner, Founder with Modern Hiker

Cathy Corlett with Corlett Landscape Architecture, LLC

Chas Robles, Program Director with Southwest Conservation Corps

Chip Young, Trail Specialist with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Chris Balish, author

Chris Bernhardt, Principal with C2 Recreation Consulting

Chris Gensic, Parks and Trails Planner with City of Charlottesville

Chris Linn, Office of Environmental Planning with Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Chris Morris, Statewide Trails Planner with New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Chris Schmiesing, urban designer with City of Piqua

Chris Yuan Farrell, Stewardship and Trails Senior Program Officer with Great Outdoors Colorado

Christie Vanover, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Christopher Douwes, Community Planner with Federal Highway Administration

Chuck Flink, President with Greenways Incorporated

Clay Nelson, Principal with Sustainable Stables

Cody Arana

Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts

Craig Della Penna


D’Juan Hammonds with Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Dan Jatres, Program Manager with New Orleans Regional Planning Commission

Dan Kleen, President with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

Dan Rice, President & CEO with Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition

Dan Watson with Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Daniel Ashworth, Design Associate and Office Manager with Alta Planning + Design

Daniel Biggs, Landscape Architect with Weston & Sampson

Danielle Fowles with Tread Lightly!, Inc.

Danny Basch with National Park Service

Danny Gross, Founder with National Park Geek

David Gamble, Lecturer in the Department of Urban Planning and Design with Harvard University

David Halsey, Contributing Writer with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

David Lindhaul, Principal with Morton Trails, LLC

David Loutzenheiser, Senior Transportation Planner with Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Dayton Duncan, author and filmmaker

Dean Winstanley, Director of Statewide Stewardship with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Deb Salt, National Trails Program Coordinator with Bureau of Land Management

Debbi Fisher, Training Director with Hope for Heroes Equine Therapy Consulting

Deborah Caffin, Trails Program Manager - SE Region with USDA Forest Service

Denise O’Meara, Director of Education with Equine Land Conservation Resource

Diane Kripas, Division Chief with Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Donna Boone with Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc.

Dora Nuñez, Special Assistant to the Director & Head of Communications, Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation

Doug Alderson, paddling trails coordinator with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

Douglas Leed, Recreational Planner with Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Dylan Carey, Project Coordinator with Parks and Trails New York


Elaine Stewart, Senior Natural Resources Scientist with Metro

Eli Griffen, Manager of Trail Development Resources with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Elisa Mayes

Elizabeth Riggs, Deputy Director with Huron River Watershed Council

Elizabeth Smith-Incer, Coordinator the Mississippi Field Office with National Park Service

Elyse Peters

Emily Dozier, Senior Planner with Dutchess County Transportation Council

Emily Roth, Senior Planner-Environmental with Portland Park's and Recreation

Emmalee Dolfi, GIS Senior Project Manager with The Trust for Public Land

Erica Fielder, artist with Erica Fielder Studio

Erik Larsen, Arnold Palmer Design Company

Erinn Drage

Ezra Lipton, Urban Planner and Designer with Alta Planning + Design


Fivos Tsaravopoulos with Paths of Greece

Frank Maguire, Program Director of Trails and Recreation with Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Fred Banks, Program Director for the Conservation Job Corps for the Maryland Dept. of Natural Res.


Gabe Perkins, Executive Director

Galeo Saintz with World Trails Network

Gary Holisko, Senior Environmental Coordinator, BC Hydro Engineering

Gil Penalosa with 8-80 Cities

Gina Knudson, Executive Director with Salmon Valley Stewardship

Ginny Sullivan, Director of Travel Initiatives with Adventure Cycling Association

Glenn Ryan, Lead Packer with USDA Forest Service

Greg Grierson

Greg Seabloom, Trail Program Manager with City of Boulder Open Space, CO

Gregory Kern, Transportation Planner with Michael Baker International


Hank Osborn, Regional Program Manager with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

Hannah Traverse, Communications Manager with The Corps Network

Hansi Johnson, Director of Recreational Lands with Minnesota Land Trust

Harry Burkholder, Executive Director with Land Information Access Association

Helen Koehler

Helen Scully, National Recreation Trails Coordinator (retired) with National Park Service

Helen Siewers, Greenways Project Manager, Metro Parks Nashville

Henry Stroud, Principal Planner / Trail Program Manager with Montgomery County Planning Commission

Herb Hiller, regional program consultant with East Coast Greenway Alliance

Holly Larson, Outdoor Recreation Planner with National Park Service

Hugh Duffy, Landscape Architect and Project Manager with National Park Service


Ian Brighton, Rocky Mountain National Park with National Park Service

India Nielsen


J. Scott Groenier, PE, Project Leader, Structures with USDA Forest Service

Jack Placchi, Travel Management and Trails Coordinator for the Colorado State Office with Bureau of Land Management

James Stevens, Senior Associate with ConsultEcon, Inc.

Jamie Rae Walker, Ph.D Texas A&M Extension

Jan Hancock with Hancock Resources

Jana Johns

Janet Zeller, National Accessibility Program Manager with USDA Forest Service

Janis Brannon, Science Coordinator with Summit Charter School

Jared Fijalkowski, Community Planner with Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

Jarrett Caston, Program Specialist with USDA Forest Service

Jason Philbin, President with PermaTrak

Jed Talbot, Owner with OBP Trailworks, LLC

Jed Wagner with Denver Parks and Recreation Department

Jeff Frank, Senior Designer with Corbin Design

Jeff Johnson, Lead Dog with The Team, Inc.

Jeff Marion, Research Scientist with U.S. Geological Survey

Jeff Moss with Thatcher Climbing Coalition

Jeff Olson, architect and planner with Alta Planning + Design

Jeff Parker, Executive Director with Northwest Youth Corps

Jeff Vogel with DHM Design

Jenn Tamo, River People Manager with South Yuba River Citizen’s League

Jennifer Ceponis, Senior Transportation Planner with Capital District Transportation Committee

Jennifer Rigby, Director with The Acorn Group

Jenny Konwinski, GIS Technical Lead

Jeremy Apgar, Cartographer with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

Jeremy Wimpey, Principal with Applied Trails Research

Jerrica Archibald, Communications Manager with Tread Lightly!, Inc.

Jerry L. Ricciardo, Associate Professor with Eastern Michigan University

Jim Coffman, President with Coffman Studio

Jim Dailey, Flake & Kelley

Jim Fried, Program Director with Wyoming Conservation Corps

Jim Konopka, Senior Park Planner with City of Folsom, California

Jim Murphy with Back Country Horsemen of America

Jim Schmid

Jim Wood, Chief with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

Jimmi Lossing, Landscape Architect with Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Joe Coddington with Project Hero

Joe Dadey, Interim Executive Direcctor with Adirondack Hamlets to Huts

Joe Taylor, Executive Director with Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Joe Womack, President with Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe & Sustainable Community, Inc.

John Eberle, senior associate and civil engineer with Stantec

John Favro, Trails Consultant and American Trails Board Chair with TrailsGuy, LLC Trails Consulting

John Giordanengo, Restoration Ecologist with AloTerra Restoration Services, LLC

John M. Pflaum, PE, Project Manager with WHPacific, Inc.

John Morton, Founder/Principal with Morton Trails, LLC

John R. Collins, Jr., PhD with University of North Texas

Jonathan Stephens , National Trails Program Manager with USDA Forest Service

Joshua Osowski, Regional Park Superintendent with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Judy Kowalski, Parks Division, NM Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

Julie Clark

Julie Jung with Jeju Olle Foundation

Julien Cossette

Julio Escarce


Kalene Griffith, Visit Bentonville

Karen Umphress, IT and Project Manager with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

Karen Vitkay with Alta Planning + Design

Karl Beard, Trail Planner with National Park Service

Kate Bickert with Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Kate Kirsh, PLA, President; Landscape Architect and Trail Planner with Foothill Associates

Katherine Fuller, Marketing and Communications Director with International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

Kathie Brennan, President with Ozark Trail Association

Katie Koster

Kay Lloyd, Past Chair

Kayla Robinson, HR and Administrative Coordinator with American Trails

Ken Bryan, RTC Director - Florida with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Kendra Barat

Kendra Baumer, Volunteer Engagement Manager with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

Kevin Belanger, Trail Planner with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Kevin Mills, Senior Vice President with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Kim Frederick, Owner

Kristen Wicker with Five Rivers MetroParks

Kristin Booker, Principal Booker Design Collaborative

Kristin Lundstrom, Environmental Educator/Volunteer Coordinator with City of Boise Parks and Recreation

Kristina Kelly, Statewide Coordinator with Connecticut Trail Census


Laura Belleville, Senior Director of Conservation with Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Laura Brown, Community & Economic Development Educator with University of Connecticut

Laura Cohen, Director, Western Region with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Laura Toole, Planning and Environmental Specialist with Federal Highway Administration

Laurel Harkness, Executive Director with Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals

Lauren Edwards-Johnson, Programs Coordinator with The Corps Network

Leeann Sinpatanasakul, Advocacy Coordinator with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Leigh Schmidt with Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS)

Lelia Mellen with National Park Service

Lindsay Ashlin, Supervisor Track Management with City of Hobart, Tasmania

Lindsy Johnson, MCRP

Lisa Beyer, PLA Senior Associate with Alta Planning + Design

Lisa Miller

Lisa Taylor, Construction Project Manager with Portland Park's and Recreation

Liz Sparks, Paddling Trail Coordinator with Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Operations

Lois Bachensky with USDA Forest Service

Lora Goerlich

Lori Hauswirth, Executive Director with Noquemanon Trail Network

Lucy Gertz, Statewide Education Projects Manager with Mass Audubon

Lyndall Erb, President with Bay Area Barns and Trails


Malin Ely Clyde, Extension Specialist in Natural Resources and Project Manager with Nature Groupie UNH Cooperative Extension

Margie Tatro, founder/co-owner with Reineke Construction

Marianne Fowler with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Marie Walker, Chief Operating Officer with The Corps Network

Mark Ackelson, President Emeritus of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Mark DeCracker, President with Trail Works, Inc

Mark Fenton

Mark Flint with Southwest Trail Solutions

​Mark Himmel, Past Chair with Back Country Horsemen of Montana


Mark Rentschler

Mark Rooney

Mark VanderKlipp, Principal-In-Charge of wayfinding projects with Corbin Design

Mark Wilcox with American Society of Landscape Architects

Marlee Gallagher with The Trail Town Program

Martha Manning

Marty Zeller, President of Conservation Partners

Mary Ann Bonnell, Visitor Services Manager with Jefferson County Open Space, CO

Mary Farr with Back Country Horsemen First Coast

Masato Takemoto, Office Chief with Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau

Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

Matt Mihalevich, Trails Coordinator with City of Fayetteville, Arkansas

Matthew Woodson, President and Founder with Okanogan Trail Construction (OTC)

Max Woodbury, GIS Specialist with Metro

Michael A. Schuett, PhD with Texas A & M Univeristy

Michael Meister

Michael Osborne, Park Manager with Five Rivers MetroParks

Michele (Kebea) Adams with Adams Acres Farms

Michelle O'Connor, Trails Planning Section Head, Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation

Mike Buckley, Retired Colonel, Retired U.S. Army

Mike Dour, Alternative Transportation Manager with City of Roseville, CA

Mike Giapponi

Mike Halferty, Natural Environment Specialist with City of Toronto - Urban Foresty Branch

Mike Passo, Executive Director with American Trails

Mike Rose, Principal with Alta Planning + Design

Mike Wright, Ancestral Lands Regional Director with Southwest Conservation Corps

Mona Caron, Program Manager with Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

Montgomery County Commissioners

Morgan Lommele, E-Bike Campaign Manager with PeopleForBikes

Mylon Filkins, DVM, Equestrian Representative


Nancy Desmond, Director of Special Projects with Cleveland Metroparks

Nathan Caldwell, Trails, and Transit Coordinator with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Nathan Tolbert with Beneficial Designs, Inc.

Nicole A. Carkner, Executive Director with Quad City Health Initiative

Nicole Elizabeth Barrios Adames

Nie Jian, General Manager with Mountain Journey (China) Co. Ltd.

Niles Barnes, Deputy Director with East Coast Greenway Alliance


Pam Gluck, Executive Director Emeritus with American Trails

Pam Johnson, Program Administrator with Rancho Sonado

Panel of speakers with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Patricia Fisher, Transportation Enhancement Program Manager with Oregon Department of Transportation

Patrick Pfeifer, Conservation Program Director with Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

Patrick Starr, Executive Vice President with Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Patrick Wojahn, Mayor with City of College Park, Maryland

Paul Gritten with Wyoming State Parks

Paul Labovitz, Superintendent with Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

Paul Sanford, National Director of Recreation Policy with The Wilderness Society

Peter Axelson, Owner with Beneficial Designs, Inc.

Peter Dolan, New Jersey Program Coordinator with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

Peter Jensen, Trail Planner/Builder with with Peter S. Jensen & Associates

Peter McAdams, Indian Hill Equestrian Club

Phyllis Ralley with Arizona Trail Association


R. Brian Kermeen, Landscape Architect, Stanislaus National Forest with USDA Forest Service

Rachel Price, AmeriCorps Program Director

Randall Rosengerger, Associate Dean for Student Success and is Professor of Applied Economics with Oregon State University - College of Forestry

Randy Martin, President with Trailscape

Randy Rasmussen, Director of Public Lands and Recreation with Back Country Horsemen of America

Randy Welsh, Executive Director with National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance

Reid Ammann

Representative Catherine D. Ingram with State of Ohio

Representative Emilia Strong Sykes with State of Ohio

Richard Allen, Manager of Economic Development with Frontenac County, Ontario

Rita Hennessy with National Park Service

Rob Grant with Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs

Robert Manning

Robert Searns, founding owner with Robert Searns & Associates

Robert Spurlock, Associate Regional Planner with Metro

Robert Wetherell, Recreation Program Leader with USDA Forest Service

Robin Dropkin, Executive Director with Parks and Trails New York

Rocky Houston, State Trails Coordinator with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Rodger Schmitt, BLM Retired

Roger Bell, Trails Consultant

Roger Moore, Associate Professor with North Carolina State University

Ron L. Taylor, Principal with Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group

Ron Steffey, Owner with Steffey Trail Connections

​Rory Robinson, Outdoor Recreation Planner with National Park Service


Rose M.Z. Gowen, M.D., Board Member with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Russ Ehnes, Executive Director with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

Russell Clark, Program Officer, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Program with National Park Service

Ryan Branciforte, Co-Founder and CEO with OuterSpatial

Ryan Chao, President with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)


Sam Demas, Owner with

Samuel Schnorbus, Technician with Beneficial Designs, Inc.

Sara Hart, Park Planner with New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Sara Patterson with Michael Baker International

Sarah Hippensteel Hall, Phd, Manager, Watershed Partnerships with Miami Conservancy District

Sasha Eisenstein, Trail Manager and Business Development Specialist with New York State Canals

Scott Keller, Acting Executive Director with Hudson River Valley Greenway

Seth Wheat, Director of Tourism Development (State of Kentucky)

Shandiin Nez, Ancestral Lands – Navajo, Program Coordinator with Southwest Conservation Corps

Sheela Kleinknecht, Trail Planner, Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation

Sirena Dufault with Arizona Trail Association

Skye Ridley, Executive Director emeritus with American Trails

Staci Williams, Waccamaw River Blue Trail Organizer with American Rivers

Stephen Wright

Steve Anderson, Trails & Open Space Coordinator with Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation

Steve Buchtel, Executive Director with Trails for Illinois

Steve Elkinton, Program Leader, National Trails System Program with National Park Service

Steve Sherwood, Partner

Stu Weinreb, Director of Capital Assets & Planning with Mass Audubon

Stuart Macdonald, Chair, National Assoc. of State Trail Administrators

Sue Crowe, RTP Database Coordinator with American Trails


Taylor Goodrich, Communication and Media Specialist with American Trails

Terry Bergerson, Project Manager with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Terry Eastin, Executive Director with Mississippi River Trail, Inc.

Terry Hanson with Terry Hanson Trails Consulting

Terry Whaley, Executive Director with Ozark Greenways, Inc.

Thomas Dunne, President & CEO

Tim Poole with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Northeast Regional Office

Todd Ackerman, ADA/Assessment Coordinator with Beneficial Designs, Inc.

Todd Antoine, AICP, Deputy Director - Planning with Great Rivers Greenway District

Todd Pokrywa, Vice President of Planning with Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc.

Tom Henry, Mayor with City of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Tom Mullin, Associate Professor with University of Southern Maine

Tom Sexton, Director with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Tony Boone, owner, Tony Boone Trails, LLC

Tracy Hadden Loh, Director of the Transportation Alternatives Data Exchange with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Trails for All Ontarians Collaborative

Travis Glazier, Director with Onondaga County Office of Environment

Troy Duffin, Alpine Trails, Inc.

Troy Scott Parker, Principal with Natureshape, LLC


William Prince with The Trail Town Program

Willie Bittner, Owner with Great Lakes Trailbuilders, LLC

Woody Keen with Trail Dynamics


Yves Zsutty, Trail Manager with City of San Jose


Zachary T. Likins, Trail Planner, Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation

Zachi Anderson