Board of Directors
None of us get paid…at least in dollars. However, we get to shape not only dirt, but the future of trails in Big Bear. Dirty but Powerful!
Sierra and her husband Ryan moved to Big Bear in 2013. An eastside resident of Baldwin Lake, Sierra is big fan of hiking, backpacking and fishing. She and her husband have hiked several California peaks including Telescope, Langley, San Jacinto, San Antonio and Mt. Whitney. One of her favorite moments was summiting Mt. Rainier with Ryan on their 3rd anniversary. When she’s not out walking uphill for fun, Sierra is working for the Big Bear Lake Deptartment of Water in Public Information and Water Conservation.
Nikki Peterson has lived in Big Bear Lake, CA since March 2015. She has a BA in Nutrition with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology, a background in small business, a certificate in Marketing Design with an emphasis in Print Advertising, and a love for volunteering and being a part of the community! Nikki has loved the outdoors as long as she can remember and especially loves being away from the pavement. She ran cross country through college and spent her summers getting lost in the mountains.
In January 2015 Nikki started racing mountain bikes and is currently training for her first season as a Professional mountain bike racer. She has hopes for success in the US Cup series and at USAC Nationals! This would not be possible without all of the wonderful trails in Big Bear Lake and the surrounding area that she is able to use for daily training. Nikki feels that if she is going to enjoy the trails (which she does!) then it is important to also be involved with the construction and maintenance of new and existing trails. Nikki is excited to join the team at the Trails Foundation and help continue the excellent work that has already been done!
Robert Prince, Treasurer
Robert Prince is originally from Buffalo, NY and has a Bachelor degree in Business from Canisius College. He specializes in Information Technology Security, Risk and Compliance and is active in the outdoors including hiking, mountain biking, surfing and snow sports.
Robert’s goal is to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy nature by removing obstacles; such as helping the disabled with outdoor sports, ensuring safety for our forest visitors and increasing the accessibility to trails for all. By getting more people outdoors, they will hopefully treat nature with respect and appreciation which will in turn lead to treating others, and the planet, with respect and appreciation.
To support these goals, Robert is an active member Snow Summit Ski Patrol and supports volunteer efforts for CAF, US ARC, Nature Conservancy along with local Big Bear outdoor events. Robert’s motto is “Creating a better world, one trail at a time.”
Craig Antes is the owner of Bear City Glass and has been a resident of Big Bear since 1972. He has been addicted to cycling since he struggled to keep up with his now wife, Jeannie on rides around the lake. His mountain bike racing career begin in the early Rockhopper South days in the mid-80’s. Although he no longer races, Craig enjoys mountain and road cycling, hiking, skiing and traveling with friends and family.
Gary has been a Big Bear Valley resident since 1973, enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, snow shoeing, watersports, just to name a few of the outdoor activities that this valley has to offer. He also wields a wicked polaski and mcleod as he shapes and melds trails to look fantastic!
Craig and family moved to Big Bear Lake fulltime in 2000. An avid downhill skier and general outdoors enthusiast, Craig found his cycling passion in 2006 and has been riding a bike ever since! Trails Foundation was a great way to get involved to improve and expand the trails system throughout the Valley. Dedicated bike lanes, bike routes and expanded mountain trails are all his goals. Craig was a founder and currently serves as President of the Big Bear Cycling Association, Chair of the Amgen Tour of California Local Organizing Committee and Chair of Tour de Big Bear. When not doing biking things, Craig works on several home businesses, real estate development projects and manages a large rice farm in Louisiana.
Driz hails from Colorado, and after living in other outdoor type towns like Boulder, Durango, and Moab, he found himself in the mecca for the next generation…Big Bear! He has successfully survived in the field of outdoor education for the last 20 years and now works at High Trails, a local outdoor science school. When not attempting to teach himself to be a carpenter, tractor driver, chimney cleaner, trail builder, website person, or accountant, you can find him trying desperately to be both a good father to two wonderful children and a loving husband to the best wife in the world…Dawn.