Dirt Magic Champions

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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

Greg Williams

Executive Director

Greg leads the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and is a descendant of the Deer Creek Band of Northern Sierra Miwok. Greg has spent his life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains living by the examples of his elders — developing a passion for community, clean streams, big mountains, and long trails.

Greg is a trailblazer and pioneer of backcountry mountain biking in Downieville, establishing Yuba Expeditions guide service in 1991 and the Downieville Classic mountain bike festival in 1995. In 2003 Greg founded the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship in order to maintain and enhance the trail system, create local jobs, and grow the recreation economy in the Lost Sierra region.

Kyla Pascucci

General Manager 

Kyla grew up in Reno, NV and has been recreating in the Lost Sierra all her life. She attended Feather River College in Quincy,CA where she completed her Associates in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. The ORL program opened her mind to the world of recreational career paths and ultimately led her to the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. Once completing her Bachelors there she moved back to Quincy and began working for SBTS. Today she is proud to call this place home and enjoys exploring the Lost Sierra with her husband and kids by any means possible.

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.

Michelle Abramson

Michelle Abramson

Director of Grant Management

Michelle has been living in and around Northern California for most of her life and has loved every minute of it. She has degree in Geology from CSU Chico, and has since worked various roles in the resource management field. She has worked as a minerals technician and hydrologist for the Plumas National Forest and as technical writer and environmental planner for an environmental consultant. Michelle is thrilled to join the SBTS team and help build trails everyone can enjoy. She enjoys biking, snowboarding, rafting and trying out new hobbies.

Kyle Stone

Kyle Stone

Program Manager

Kyle grew up in Carson City, NV and first got acquainted with the Lost Sierra region while attending FRC in Quincy. After receiving his BS in Sociology and MS in Physical Education, Kyle moved back to Quincy, which always felt like home. With a background in higher education and recreation programming, he is passionate about the local community and excited to contribute to the vision of the SBTS. When not working, Kyle loves to mountain bike and get outdoors with his wife, Jessica, and daughters Emmy and Avery.

Nova Collinson

Nova Collinson

HR Director

Nova was born and raised in Montana. She relocated to Quincy with her family in 2018 and fell in love with the community. Today she enjoys exploring the mountains with her two daughters, the seemingly endless summers, and the vast recreational opportunities in the area.

Andrew Mulford

Andrew Mulford

GIS and Field Operations Manager
Andrew studied Geography and GIS at Virginia Tech and moved west in 2009. He grew up backpacking and spending most of his time outdoors, thanks to good family influence. Since arriving in California, Andrew has pursued a career in trail planning and map making. He is an avid adventurer and is stoked to be involved with the historically significant Lost Sierra Route planning process.

Marty Scheel

Marty Scheel

Partner & 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!”

Henry O’Donnell

Pro Trail Crew 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“.

Kevin Simpson

Kevin Simpson

Pro Trail Crew Trail Boss Assistant

Originally from North Carolina, Kevin has worked professionally as a social worker, educator, and trail builder both internationally and across the States. He enjoys getting to explore new landscapes and meet wonderful people with his amazing wife and best friend, Ama. Kevin is grateful to be working with SBTS in the Lost Sierra!

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.

Zach Poh

Zach Poh

Fleet Mechanic, Pro Trail Crew

Zach has been part of the pro trail crew since 2021 and a Plumas County local.  Zach is hard working, determined and very knowledgeable in many fields including all things mechanical. Zach is a quick learner and a great asset to the trail crew.

Mason Werner

Yuba Expeditions Shop Manager

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

Yuba Expeditions Lead Mechanic

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 Expeditions Customer Service Manager

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.

Patrick Cavender

Graphic Design / Digital Marketing / Brand Czar / Nerd

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.

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.

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.

Kalah Wann

Donor Relations & Yuba Admin 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!

Greg Carter

Board of Directors President

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

Board of Directors Vice President, 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.

Rick Stok

Rick Stock

Board of Directors, Higher Ed & Moto Advocate

Rick retired from Feather River College after 20 years as the Director of the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program. As an avid mountain biker and dirt bike rider, Rick has been enjoying trails and helping build them since he moved to California in 1989. Rick, Inge and their daughter Leta are a wonderful gift to the community and have been great contributors to our organization for many years. SBTS has been fortunate to receive Rick’s wisdom and guidance as an Advisory Board member since our early days. If he’s not on the trail or skiing on a mountain top somewhere you can be sure to find him on the river.