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Needless to say, the Stewardship is making big things happen in the Lost Sierra, and it requires employees willing to wear multiple hats to pull off such a mission.
– Elisabeth Johnson, Merch Queen/Former Patagonia Intern

Greg Williams

Executive Director

Greg leads the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. He is a descendent of a lost Miwok tribe and has spent his life living by the examples of his fore fathers–developing a passion for clean streams, big mountains and long trails.

Kyla Pascucci

General Manager 

Kyla is from Reno and has been working and playing in the Sierras all her life. After completing her Outdoor Recreation Leadership degree at Feather River College, she went on to study Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism at Colorado State University. Today she is proud to call Quincy home and enjoys exploring our local mountains by any means possible.

Megan Mansfield

Megan Mansfield

Stewardship Programs Coordinator

Megan has been a Plumas County resident since 2013 and holds degrees in Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation Administration from Humboldt State University. Prior to SBTS, Megan served her community by way of Public Health as a servant to social justice and equity through food security, harm reduction, economic and policy development. She is a member of the Plumas-Sierra Community Food Council, the Feather River Land Trust, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Lost Sierra Food Project. Megan enjoys botany by bike, adventuring with her partner Mario and pup Charlie, and fly fishing when it’s not too cold.

Trinity Stirling

Trinity Stirling

Connected Communities Project Coordinator

Trinity Stirling was born and raised in Meadow Valley. She received a Bachelor of Science in both Geology and Environmental Science from CSU Chico, and has worked in the environmental consulting, remediation and health fields since 2015. Trinity moved home to Plumas County in 2018 and worked for Plumas County until accepting a position as Youth Crew Wilderness Coordinator with SBTS in 2021. Trinity is excited to continue working with SBTS as the Connected Communities Program Coordinator and hopes to bring a strong local perspective to the project. In her spare time she can be found gardening, hunting, biking or skiing.

Pro Trail Crew

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Henry O’Donnell

Trail Boss

Henry was born and raised in Downieville and started riding mountain bikes at age 9. He’s done trail work in the Downieville area for over 12 years. Henry has worked outdoors all his life doing logging and trail work. Some of his favorite things to do when he’s not working are riding mountain bikes, dirt bikes and snowmobiles, hunting and fishing. Check out our feature article and video: “The Story of Henry’O“.

Mandy Beatty

Trails Program Manager

Mandy first moved to the Lost Sierra in 2011, and it was love at first sight. After volunteering and working for SBTS, she left her true love shortly to run conservation crews in Durango and Yosemite. Now Mandy’s back getting youth and volunteers out on the trails. In her spare time she can be found climbing rocks, falling off her mountain bike, and skiing after her dog Scout.


Alex Terry

Youth Trail Crew Coordinator

Alex started his trails career leading High School trail crews for SCA and Southwest Conservation Corps.  Alex was the lead guide and trainer for Open Sky Wilderness Therapy in Durango for 4 years and has over 500 days working in the backcountry.  In between Alex has bikepacked in Nepal, Mexico and the Colorado Trail.  When not on the trail you can find Alex staring at maps dreaming up new adventures with his partner Jessie.

Kamron Williams

Pro Trail Crew

A Portola local who loves living here with his wife and two children, Kamron’s favorite activities include mountain biking, snowboarding, camping, and fishing. A Feather River College graduate in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and former U.S Forest Service employee, he is now in his third season as a professional trail builder with the SBTS. Kamron enjoys working hard with a great crew building fun, safe, and sustainable trails for everyone to enjoy.

Scott Englund

Pro Trail Crew

Growing up in the Sierra Foothills, Scott developed a passion for exploring the outdoors. This passion has led him and his family on a life adventure.(Abreviated for space, wow!) Masters of Business Administration, financial industry career, 10 years in Peru – opening a restaurant and running moto enduro tours. As if that is not enough, Scott released his first feature length, award winning documentary called Never Ride Alone.

Scott loves life, people, and dreaming big. He joined the Pro Trail Crew as a way to support his passions of exploring his surroundings. A bit of hard work to keep in shape, some great people with similar passions, and a desire to jump into the community…A great place to be.

Part Time Staff

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Your Guide

Mark Pecotich

Marketing and Strategic Business Consultant

Beans. The spending, shuffling and spilling of Beans is what marketing does through strategery, stories and shiny things. We are givers – to us, to you and to them – of what motivates humans to get outside. And if you trust us, there will be life experiences and fun times to be had.

Patrick Cavender

Graphic Design / Marketing / Brand Czar / Digital Nerdery

Work hard. Play hard. Get good stuff done. All while having a laugh. Patrick tells the story of all the good work being done in the #LostSierra by the Stewardship through visual digital communications – photography, graphic design, social media, email broadcasting, website design/development and brand management. Motivating people to get into the mountains for an adventure and live life to its fullest. And maybe even get them help make the Lost Sierra an even better place through building trails. And he thinks bikes are neat-o! What a dork.

Marty Scheel

Marty Scheel

Adopt-a-Trail Coordinator

Marty has been getting dirty in Downieville since hard-tails still ruled the trails. He was an early Lifetime Member of the SBTS and with his gift of gab, has been “The Voice” of the Downieville Classic and the SBTS since 2003. From emceeing world-class SBTS events to getting dirty on sa-weet Lost Sierra single-track, Marty’s enthusiasm and positive energy helps achieve the SBTS goal of creating Dirt Magic. Lastly, “please move all unattended bikes to our secure bike check area!”

Kalah Wann

Administrative Assistant

Kalah is a Plumas County native, born and raised in Lake Almanor.  She recently completed her Environmental Studies degree at Feather River College, and also works as an intern for the Plumas National Forest.  Regardless of season, Kalah loves getting outside with her family whether it be hiking, biking, or snowboarding.  She is passionate about the outdoors and our human interaction and experience with the environment.  She also enjoys painting, playing music, and yoga.  You can find her at our new office in Quincy!

Kurt Gensheimer

Writer / Trail Whisperer

Known by some as the ASS (Angry Singlespeeder), these past few years, “Trail Whisperer” became a better nickname for Kurt’s rediscovering of long-forgotten prospecting trails. Kurt blends backcountry scouting and storytelling about the history of the Lost Sierra, inspiring folks to get outside and explore their public lands. His latest adventure is co-managing The Lure Resort in Downieville and Lost Sierra Development, LLC, a new venture that benefits SBTS, addressing the shortage of available long-term housing in Downieville.

Jeff Sperry

Jeff Sperry

Volunteer Coordinator

Jeff has been coming from the Bay Area to enjoy the Lost Sierra for well over a decade with family and friends. He volunteered at events several times and was finally hired on to SBTS once we realized we couldn’t get rid of him – he’s too nice! He now works as an events Co-Volunteer Coordinator alongside Debbie.

Yuba Expeditions Crew

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Mason Werner

Head Dude

Born and raised in West Salem, Wisconsin as a true Cheesehead, he graduated from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and headed west to Quincy.  He began working on his local trails then discovered SBTS, Lakes Basin, and Downieville and fell in love with the world class riding. Most days, you’ll find Mason somewhere in the Lost Sierra working on trails, riding, backcountry snowboarding or rock climbing with his beautiful wife Samantha.

The Jon Palmer

Shop Steward/Actor

Summertime biker and wintertime ripper, The Jon Palmer is a guy just livin’ the dream. He’ll help you out when your bike is feeling down and tell you jokes that you won’t see coming with a chuckle. An all around solid Crud player, yet lost to a Pink Gorilla named Spot.  

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Chris Atkinson

Chris Atkinson

Yuba Sales/Service & Liver of Dreams

Born and raised on the SF peninsula, Chris found his love for two wheels and the outdoors when he started working at REI in 2003. His growing addiction to two wheels led him to manage Palo Alto Bicycles for six years. When the congestion and crowds of the Bay Area became too great a burden, he and his wife moved to Quincy. When he is not outside enjoying the Lost Sierra, find him at the Yuba Expeditions Adventure Center helping others maximize their time enjoying Dirt Magic.

Billy Epps

Legendary Shuttle Driver

Born and raised in a Downieville, Billy has been driving shuttles for Yuba since 2012. He’s a third generation shuttle driver, and purveyor of local history and antidotes! Billy also fundraised over $5000 for the local Sierra Frontier Medical Resources (SFMR) Paramedic Fund, by running a record number nine shuttles on one day!

Board of Directors

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Greg Carter


Leading a high school mountain biking trip to Downieville, I met the SBTS founders and was so impressed by the commitment to get young people into learning about and enjoying the Lost Sierra forests. That was over ten years ago, and now I’m spreading the good word to bring more out-of-towners to our area. I especially love the days we’re building new trail.

Rob Bixler MD FAWM

Vice President and Medical Director

Bike, skis, raft, this Urgent Care MD will use any excuse to let gravity pull him down a mountain. Our wilderness medicine expert.

Jesse Passafiume


Jesse has been riding the trails in Downieville since 1994 and joined the SBTS Board in 2010. He is a former bicycle shop owner and loves to spend time in the mountains. As a former Senior Executive in the financial services industry, he enjoys the business side of enhancing, restoring and building trails in Sierra and Plumas county. His greatest hope is that everyone will take the time to experience the joy of digging in the dirt in the mountains with fellow trail lovers.

Debbie Bonovich


Debbie has been going to Downieville to play in the dirt with her husband Chuck since 1992. She is the volunteer coordinator for our events and serves as the Board Treasurer.

Rick Stock

Higher Ed & Moto Advocate

Rick is the Program Coordinator for the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program at Feather River College in Quincy. As an avid mountain biker and dirt bike rider, Rick has been enjoying trails and helping to build them since he moved to California in 1989.

Rick is married to Inge and has one daughter, Leta.

Advisory Board

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Heather Williams

Race Registration Coordinator

Heather is the wife of Greg, loving mom of Kenzy and Myles, and caretaker of the William’s household. A nutrition expert and PhD educator, she makes sure we eat healthy choices at our events, that your race entry is squared-away, and that Greg and Phil the Dog don’t get out of line. When you see her, treat her with the utmost respect, and be sure to say thank you for putting up with all of our crap.

Ron Heard

Event Emergency Logistics

Ron has been exploring the Sierra Buttes region since his dad first took him fishing on Gold Lake when he was 10 years old.  His annual visits from Marin continued and he married Melinda while pursuing a long-term corporate career in the publishing business.

In 2005, he made the permanent move Plumas County, built a house in Clio, joined the local Volunteer Fire Department as an EMT/Firefighter and began devoting more time to his favorite local trails. Mountain biking, climbing, hiking, a few ski trips and occasional moto adventure keep him busy.

As an Advisory Board Member, he is involved in mapping, trail building, advocacy, working with trail volunteers, writing the occasional grant and generally loving the fabulous trails in the Plumas and Tahoe National Forest.

Erik Johnson

Volunteer Trail Crew Leader

Erik grew up in the great outdoors and can usually be found out on a trail somewhere either building, riding, hiking or skiing. He’s been involved in trail advocacy since 1997 and been an SBTS board member and crew leader since it’s inception in 2003.

Johnnie Smith

Chief Electrician

Sponsor, volunteer, and chief electrician. John and his wife Terri became involved after a few trips to Downieville and a weekend at an Epic. His business, Hangtown Electric, is a Adopt-A-Trail sponsor. John loves outdoor activities that utilize two wheels and mountain air.

Pete Hochrein

Plumas Trail Crew Designer

A retired Civil Engineer (transportation planner) with the Plumas National Forest, Pete has supported the SBTS mission for years. His projects have included extensive trail location, construction planning and grant writing. His retirement projects include trail work on the Cascade and Hough trail systems out of Quincy. His goal is to help gain support for trail projects on the Plumas National Forest and build trails that bring people to Plumas and Sierra Counties. With wife Julie, they love to travel, hike, backpack, ski, mountain bike, road bike, run and spend time with their daughters.

Chris McGovern

Development Associate / Endurance Junkie

Chris has a BS Degree in Commercial Recreation Management from the University of Utah. He has traveled the world as a professional cyclist and coach and now has a nasty running and hiking habit.
Instigator of the Lost and Found and dedicated servant to the out of doors. On Foot, on bike, whatever, lets go!
Life long Nevada County Resident, Chris is Married to Hollie and they have 3 dogs and too many bikes.