2017 TNT Board of Directors

President - Ryan Solberg

 

Ryan fell into the mountain biking after winning a mountain bike in a raffle at 12 years old. After that day, Ryan was hooked  on single track at an early age in Bear Valley, CA, and began his journey riding epic trails in the Sierras. By day, Ryan is a physical therapist and serves as the Regional Director of Operations for Tahoe Forest Therapy Services and has lived in Truckee for 18 years. He has 12 year old twins who enjoy everything the Truckee/ Tahoe lifestyle has to offer, including the amazing trails. He serves as President of TNT JDCT and is passionate about giving back to the community by helping get more kids on bikes. With the help of the amazing board of directors in building the team's foundation, he is excited about the TNT JDCT's future growth, offering more opportunities for different ages, disciplines, and athletes across all economic backgrounds.  "Not only will TNT JDCT offer a competitive race development team but will offer opportunities with community partnerships, environmental stewardship, character building, and at risk youth involvement." Contact Ryan at rsolberg@rideontnt.org

VP Operations/Director - Brad Chisholm

 

I've ridden mt. bikes since before there were such a thing. In 1983, my friend and I bent the frame on a Schwinn Varsity to accommodate the fattest tires we could find and I've been a mt. bike enthusiasts ever since. I've instructed mt. biking and worked in shops throughout the west, I've ridden trails in many towns, states, countries and on many continents. My hope is that the formation of TNT will help others come to appreciate the friendships, adventures and lifestyle that mountain biking has given me. Contact Brad at bcbeme@gmail.com

Community Liaison - Jim Easterbrook

Jim Easterbrook moved to Truckee with his wife Amy in 1996. An avid rock climber, mtn biker, skier and ski mountaineer, he taught 6th grade math/science for 8 years at North Tahoe Middle School. After supplementing his income as a painting contractor for several years, he has since switched careers to being a full time painting contractor and running Easterbrook Painting, Inc. Emma (15) is his only daughter, who now attends Truckee High School.

Jim's passion for the outdoors has led him to adventure racing in Chile's Patagonia, mountain biking through South America, climbing in Thailand, mountain bike racing in Costa Rica, ski touring in Europe, heli skiing in Alaska and simply adventuring all over the Sierra. Jim brings to the TNT board a love for seeing kids on bicycles. Contact Jim at: jim@easterbrookpainting.com

VP - North Tahoe - Jessi Ernst

I am a Physical Education and Health teacher at North Tahoe High School and resident of Truckee. I am an avid mountain biker, climber, backcountry split boarder and all around outdoors person. My goals as a physical educator have always been to expose kids to fitness activities that are "outside the box". Team sports are irreplaceable in that they promote camaraderie, build relationships and provide important lessons on personal values, but what about those who just aren't interested or are looking for something more? I love to teach children about the fitness and recreation opportunities available in our beautiful mountain surroundings . That's why our mountain bike program is so important to me. Not only does mountain biking promote skills development, excellence, teamwork and professionalism but it also teaches respect for the community, environment and the importance of being an advocate for environmental conservation. Contact Jessi at: jernst@ttusd.org

Treasurer - Brandon Broll

Brandon has been riding since the 80's and is primarily focused on gravity riding these days. He likes spreadsheets too! Contact Brandon at: brandon@brollinvestments.com

Secretary - Marcy Thompson

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I am the mom of three mountain biking teenage boys.  We have lived in Truckee for 20 years, where I enjoy my part time job at Squaw as well as biking, skiing and camping!  My background includes being an active board member for Truckee Little League, SELS, Truckee High School Booster club and others.  Being involved is fun and keeps me in the loop of happenings!  Our dog, Jack, keeps me outdoors daily! Contact Marcy at: mlttruckee@yahoo.com

IT Director - Phil Hynes

I started racing Mountain Bikes in 1998 and have not looked back yet. I have a true passion for riding and racing bikes and am very happy to pass along that to our Student Athletes as riding bikes is an activity that will stay with you for life. Current IMBA 1 and 2 Level Mountain Bike Instructor. Specialized Bike Academy Mountain Bike Instructor at NorthStar California. I currently race Road/Mountain/Cyclocross for an Elite Masters Racing team: ThirstyBear Cycling p/b Akamai. Contact Phil at: philipehynes@yahoo.com.