2015 Board of Directors
Ben Fish President & Chair of the board Bio: Ben caught the passion for mountain biking as a young kid in the early ’90s in Connecticut riding old railroad corridors and scratching in a small trail system behind his parents house. A few years after college he moved to South Lake Tahoe bringing an arsenal of bikes in tow and love for the outdoors. Now the adventures continue with his wife Amy and young son Max at their side. Ben brings a passion for trails and a diverse background from racing downhill, cross country, some road and now epic trail rides. During the day he can usually be found in an office that looks out towards Van Sickle Park, working as a registered landscape architect for Design Workshop.
Kevin Joell Trails Director Bio: Kevin started mountain biking in 1993 in the Bay Area and within a few months was recruited to help with monthly trail work sessions at the local park. Out of that grew a love for giving back to the trails and the sport. Within a few years he was organizing trail work days, serving on the board of the local cycling club and promoting races. Having raced competitively for several years, he turned his efforts into putting on races and advocating for better mountain biking opportunities, spending many years serving in leadership positions for several cycling organizations in California and Nevada. When he’s not riding, building, or dreaming about trails, he works as a professional firefighter and has been involved in many aspects of the fire service and emergency management throughout his career.
Amy Fish Board Member / Web guru Bio: Amy likes to ride her bikes, A LOT. Juggling life responsibilities, including coaching her young son to ride bikes and ski, means making the most of each minute of the day. Hailing from the east coast and moving from Connecticut over a decade ago with her husband Ben she has a wide background of different riding types from downhill to road to xc. Amy is a web and tech savvy guru with years of work as a computer programmer and currently works as the GIS Manager at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency – in short she loves maps and loves bikes.
Nils Miller Board Member Bio: Nils’ connection to the Tahoe area started during childhood visits, and after living in various places within and outside the continental US, it was an easy decision to settle down in South Lake Tahoe in 2002. Backcountry skiing and mountain biking are two main interests that will keep him here. Volunteering for TAMBA has been a great way to express his appreciation for the great trail network we have here, and contribute to making it even better.
Christine Dobrowolski Treasurer Bio: Christine grew up in Sacramento, visiting Tahoe frequently to ski and enjoy all that Tahoe has to offer in the summer. She spent fifteen years living all over California and started mountain biking in Arcata, California in 1999. In search of epic mountain biking trails, skiing and sunshine, Christine and her husband moved to Tahoe in 2006. An avid road cyclist prior to moving to Tahoe, Christine ditched her road bike and is now dedicated to riding trails. When she is not riding her bike, Christine works locally as a podiatrist and online as a nutrition instructor.
Pete Fink Board Member Bio: Pete is a long time Tahoe bicycle advocate , family man and current member of the City of South Lake Tahoe Recreation Commission
Karin Edwards Secretary Bio:Karin is a racer, rider, and world adventurer. She works at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.
Elko James Board Member Bio: Elko is shop manager at Village Ski Loft in Incline Village, NV and family man. He is a TAMBA crew leader putting in many days of trail work on Tyrolean DH each year.
Brian Kelly Board Member Bio: Brian is a physical therapist at Barton Health and keeps everyone on the TAMBA board in check.
TAMBA Crew Leaders
Aaron “Elko” James, Ben Fish, Ben McGinnis, Brian Kelly, Casey Coffman, Curtis Johnson, Dale Beesmer, David Joseph, Erik Johnson, Jake Dore, Jim Crompton, John Clausen, Jordan Westerman, Kevin Joell, Kris Morehead, Kurt Gensheimer, Paul Tindal, Randy Collins, Sue Hughes, Scott Brown, and Tom Driggers