Our team of Board Members and Voted Volunteer Members are a mixed group of riders who were brought together by our passion for mountain biking — many have been biking for years while others just started. We look forward to seeing you out on the trails. But until then, below is a little information about each of us. If you’re not sure who to contact, you can always email info[@]evergreeneast.org.


Board & Volunteer Commitment Members

Nate Hutchens
President (Board)

He loves bikes and skiing, also adventuring with the wife and pup! As a civil engineer by trade he brings valuable expertise to the group.


Image may contain: people riding bicycles, tree, outdoor and nature Sarah Prior
Group Ride Coordinator(Volunteer)
sarah[@]evergreeneast.orgHardcore woman MTB’r, sends it on the tech and jump lines. Master ski patroller and EMT in training. Purveyor of fun and solicitator of awesome. (can you tell this was not written by Sarah?)
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Penny Schwyn

Education Director (Board)

I’ve been mountain biking for 15+ years and l love the sense of play and freedom it gives me. While I’ve been involved in local trail advocacy for a long time, my real love is coaching new riders in the sport. Locally I ride at Beacon but my favorite rides are in the backcountry.

Dan Wilson

Secretary (Board)

I was born on an apple orchard in Selah Washington. I saved up and got my first Specialized Stumpjumper and fell in love with mountain biking instantly. After I graduated college from EWU, I moved to Spokane and never looked back. I enjoy technical trails with roots, rocks, and drops.

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Melissa MacKelvie

Outreach Coordinator (Board)

I am a Spokane girl born and raised and the Great Pacific Northwest is my favorite place to be. In addition to riding bikes in the mountains, I enjoy hiking, gardening with heirloom plants, amateur microscopy, and adventuring.

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Alan Shepherd

Financial Officer (Board)

Community oriented advocate for outdoor enthusiasts and all things local. Avid* mountain biker, skier, surfer, paddleboarder, and climber.

*Avid — though not very good.

 Jake Buell

Group Ride Coordinator (Volunteer)

Moved to Washington almost two years now, specifically chose where he lives based on the best mountain biking in Spokane so naturally next to Beacon Hill, loves the northwest and the people who live there. Jake has a serious passion for mountain bikes and getting more people into the sport, he is a team player and all around good dude.

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David Goode

Operations Manager (Paid Position)

Excellent biker, mechanic, and mechanical bull rider.

Adam Volwiler

Riverside Trail Boss (Volunteer)

Adam has a passion for climbing and loves the Riverside area, he is especially excited to get involved with the new leadership in the parks dept and the wed night races.

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Harley Dobson

Mica Peak Trail Boss (Volunteer)

Rad biker, fun guy… You get the picture.

  Tim Schlosser

Dedicated Member & Builder (Volunteer)

I moved back to Spokane after serving five years in the Army. I love riding all over the area, but Beacon is my favorite. I have two daughters and ride whenever I can, or as often as my lovely wife allows. I joined Evergreen East to help improve the mtb community