Tony Ferlisi, Executive Director
Hailing originally from hot and humid Jacksonville, Florida, Tony migrated to the west to Jackson, WY in spring of 2004. In the years since, he has remained deeply entrenched in the cycling industry, including over 12 years of work as a guide and mountain bike trip designer for Trek Travel and a stint with the Yeti Big Mountain Enduro race series. From 2011 to 2017, he was an active member of the emerging Lander, Wyoming mountain bike community, serving as a Lander Cycling board member, USFS liaison, race director and trail builder. In between, he’s earned a master’s degree in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho and worked as a Gros Ventre Wilderness Ranger on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. In February 2018, he relocated to Victor, Idaho to begin work with MBT. He still manages to find enough time to ride his mountain bike, backcountry ski and fly airplanes. Tony is working hard towards our mission to create a healthy, vibrant mountain bike community in the Teton Region and invites you to join him for a bike ride, a ski tour or a cold beer anytime!
Cy Whitling, Sprockids Program Director
Cy hails from northern Idaho where he spent his youth riding homemade trails behind the supermarket, wishing he had someone to tell him how he was riding wrong. Now he gets to ride better trails in bigger mountains here in the Tetons, with plenty of people to learn from. He loves coaching and teaching young riders and trying to keep up with the fast kids
Chris Brule, Trails Coordinator
Chris is just another northeastern native here to ski your powder, ride your single track and drink your beer. Chris has 4 years of trail building experience in the Wasatch prior to working with MBT in 2017. Time off is mostly spent riding bikes and traveling around racing them downhill. During the winter you can find him in teaching the TVSEF Freeride Team.
Alec Johnson, Trail Crew
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Bryce brings to MBT a blend of cycling experience and a background in sustainable trail development and land use. In addition to accomplishing training for both Wilderness First Responder/EMT and IMBA “Level II” certified Mountain Bike Instructor, Bryce completed his studies to become a Bicycle Technician at the United Bicycle Institute, which qualifies him for his “day job” as Shop Manager at Peaked Sports. He’s also completed several graduate-level GIS courses. In addition to previously serving as MBT’s Treasurer, Bryce brings to the organization his experience in both the outdoor education/recreation industry and working relationships with BLM, USFS, and National Parks.
Liz Nobman, Treasurer
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Todd Warden, Vice President
Todd began spending significant time in Teton Valley after he and his family built a home in Driggs in 2012, and subsequently moved here full time in 2014. He is graduate of the University of Vermont and has a MBA from Boston University. His career has been spent building high tech companies and managing venture capital investments back in Cambridge MA and New Hampshire. He currently is the Committee Chair of the Teton Valley Community School and sits the Development Committee of the Teton Science Schools and is on the board of and the Putnam Foundation. He is an avid fly fisherman and skier, and developed his love of mountain biking riding the rock and root of the northeast in Vermont and New Hampshire. He and his wife Astrid are busy trying to keep up with their three children Quimby, Tucker and Addie and all of their activities (lacrosse, gymnastics and rock climbing), but can be seen out often on the trails (running, hiking, biking or skiing) with their dog Cedar.
Lynne Wolfe, President
Lynne is a long-time resident of the Greater Yellowstone. She’s an avid mountain biker who loves long climbs and fast downhills, and has been an active advocate for mountain biking in the Tetons for many years. For work, she guides and teaches in the mountains both winter and summer, mountaineering and backcountry skiing and avalanche education. You can find her on a trail somewhere with her husband Dan Powers and retired ski pooch the Chili-dog.
Ryan’s passion for mountain biking started around age eight when he got a bright green Diamondback mountain bike that weighed twice as much as he did. Growing up biking in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California gave him an appreciation for epic single-track rides that has driven him to explore trails around the world. Ryan’s love for adventure has taken him to over 50 countries to work, live, and play, spending multiple years in Africa and Latin America. He holds an International MBA degree, a MA in Global Finance & Trade, and a BA degree in Spanish. His work endeavors include managing an ecotourism lodge in Costa Rica, starting socially oriented telecommunications businesses in four African countries, owning and operating a snowcat skiing business, and working as a helicopter ski guide. These days, Ryan oversees Snow King Ski Area and has his hands full raising twin girls and their older brother, who at age four is tearing up the trails of Jackson on his first pedal bike.
Dr. Richard “Dick” Weinbrandt is an independent consultant with over 35 years of petroleum industry experience, primarily in the areas of reservoir description, numerical simulation and the development of the application of enhanced oil recovery processes. He received his Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University following B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Dick is the owner of Peaked Sports in Driggs, where his love of athletic endeavors allows him to sponsor area athletes in multiple disciplines, including mountain bike racing.
Tom says his parents “saved his life” when they moved him from Omaha, NE to Fort Collins, CO at the age of 8. There the mid-western boy was introduced to the grandeur and mystique of the Rocky Mountains and an outdoorsman was born. After finishing school at Colorado State University in 2009 Tom packed his Subaru to the brim and headed north to Jackson Hole to further fuel his love of the outdoors. He has been working at Hoback Sports since the day he set foot in Jackson, most of that time serving as Hoback’s marketing coordinator and more recently joined the team at Teton Tutors where he runs youth afterschool programs. Tom shares his passions for cycling, community outreach, and youth programs through his position on the Mountain Bike the Tetons board, and his jobs at both Hoback Sports and Teton Tutors. He also likes to ride mountain bikes… like a lot.
Phil moved to the Teton Valley in 2018 with his family from Pittsburgh, PA, and runs a creative agency called Cultivate that specializes in marketing and branding for a variety of clients. He spends as much time as he can outside in the Tetons, whether it’s on a bike, skis or with his family.
Doug Schultz, Secretary
Doug spent his formative years in the hills of Massachusetts, and the mountains of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Not one for humidity, Doug hitched his giddy-up and moved to Wyoming upon graduating from Colby College in Waterville, Maine (B.A. 1997). After working in and around the Tetons, Doug attended the University of Montana School of Law. Following law school, Doug clerked at the Montana Supreme Court for Justice John Warner. Upon completion of his time with the Montana Supreme Court, Doug worked as an associate with James K. Lubing’s law firm in Jackson, Wyoming. The Schultz Law Firm, LLC was founded in 2009 and is located in Jackson, Wyoming. Prior to joining Board of Mountain Bike the Tetons in Spring 2019, Doug served on the Boards of the Jackson Hole Rotary Supper Club, the Dispute Resolution Center of Jackson Hole, and the Trailblazer Foundation. Doug and his wife, Debbie, spend their free time traveling and keeping their bikes rubber side down. Their dog, Liza Lou, reminds Doug and Debbie to bring her along whenever she hears the free hub on their bikes begin to spin. As Doug is an avid year-round Wilson-Jackson bike commuter.