“Each of us at Mountain Bike the Tetons is thrilled to have Amanda join us to lead our operational efforts,” said MBT Board Chair David Treinis. “Our Board and membership have invested well over a year carefully developing strategies to best maintain and further develop our extraordinary trail system. We want to see the Tetons become a world-class destination riding center. An executive leader of Amanda’s caliber provides the ideal springboard for seeing our organization’s ambitious plans move to fruition.”
Carey is best known in the Teton Region as a successful, professional mountain biker. In addition, she brings to the organization a wealth of non-profit experience as well as a deep knowledge of the mountain bike industry. Most recently, Amanda worked with Teton Valley Trails and Pathways as the Festival Manager for the 2014 Wydaho Rendezvous Mountain Bike Festival, where she helped double the festival’s attendance in just one year.
“The International Mountain Bicycling Association is pleased with Amanda’s appointment to run IMBA’s Teton-region Chapter,” stated Regional Director Jason Bertolacci. “As one of only ten IMBA Silver Ride Centers in the world, we see a bright future for riders of all levels in the Tetons. IMBA looks forward to our continued partnership with MBT and to working with Amanda to help support Teton trails for the benefit of all users.”
Carey began her non-profit career as an intern at the Jackson Hole Land Trust in 2002, where she worked her way up to Development Manager. In 2006, she became first Development Director for Friends of Pathways, working with then Executive Director Tim Young to develop the organization’s capacity.
In 2008, she left the non-profit world to become a full-time professional mountain bike and cyclocross racer. From 2008-2013 she traveled North America as an ultra-endurance racer with the Kenda/Felt team, the Stan’s NoTubes Elite team and most recently, with Liv/Giant. She was the National Ultra Endurance Series Overall Champion in 2010 and 2011 and was the runner up in 2012. She has 20 career NUE wins and is also the 2-time winner of the Breck Epic and the TransSylvania Epic stage races and of the Iceman Cometh, the largest single-day mountain bike race in the country.
Snow King’s General Manager and MBT Vice-Chair Ryan Stanley noted that her 14 years of working, living and riding experiences spanning both valleys was a key factor in selecting Carey as MBT Executive Director. “The combination of Amanda’s familiarity with our Teton trails and her passion for improving them speaks directly to the mission of Mountain Bike the Tetons, as well as the desires of its membership.”
Carey received a Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology from Capella University in 2012. She and her husband, Nate, have lived in Victor since 2007.