We have a cycling team of 30+ ambassadors across the U.S. who love cycling and exploring outdoors!
Mark Aasmundstad – I rediscovered cycling at the age of 22, and things just clicked. I keep learning more, and deepening my love and commitment. In cycling there is a wonderful congruity between people, technology, and the world. The sense of belonging, that is cycling. I like getting outside, taking on challenges and experiencing adventure. I feel so alive when I am riding my bike.
William Culpepper – William fell in love with the bicycle at the age of 13 and has not stop riding and exploring for the last 25+ years. He is concerned with how society can use the bicycle as means of transportation, interaction, community and awareness. His current favorite bike is the jack of all trades, a cyclocross bike! William currently lives in Bozeman, Montana looking for perfect vistas in the morning light with his wife and 2 active daughters.
Wendy Fisher – I am a plant ecologist with Live Oak Associates and have been road/mountain cycling for 25 years.
A native North Carolinian, Jimmy Guignard teaches composition, rhetoric, nature writing, and mountain biking at Mansfield University in northcentral Pennsylvania. He is the author of Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone: Teaching, Writing, and Living above the Marcellus Shale (Texas A&M University Press, 2015), a book exploring his experiences watching the rural Pennsylvania county he and his family settled in turn into an industrial sacrifice zone during the Marcellus shale drilling boom. He rides all kinds of bikes in all kinds of weather, and lately has been enjoying the steep learning curve of riding a fat bike on snowy trails in single-digit temps.
Shawn Hall – I learned to love cycling at a very young age from my dad. We loved to explore the outdoors together and cycling was one of our favorite ways to do this. Growing up in Silver City, the Tour of the Gila was one of the bigger sporting events in our small town and I soon fell in love with competitive cycling. As I began my professional career in finance, cycling became even more important as a way to maintain balance in my life and stay connected with the outdoors. Now I’m looking forward to introducing my son to cycling and the positive impact it can have in your life.
Dara Marks Marino – Dara started her love affair with riding mountain bikes in 1994, and is a former professional mountain bike racer and off-road triathlete. Currently, she is applying her master’s degree in Climate Science and Solutions (CSS) as the Professional Development Coordinator for the CSS program and as a Research Specialist for the National Tribal Air Association (NTAA). Dara thinks that commuting on her two wheeler is the greatest imaginable expression of freedom.
Michael Ort – is a professor who teaches about volcanoes and the environment. He has ridden all his life – never really had a time he didn’t, after getting a hand-me-down bike at age 5 from his sisters. He rides any kind of bike any time he can, and often brings a bike when he travels. Riding with his wife and daughter (on a tandem so her seizures don’t cause crashes) is a particular highlight.
Maurice Williams, Jr. – I enjoy working with communities throughout New Mexico to increase the capacity for safe walking and bicycling.
Mai Wakisaka – Originally from Japan, she has lived in Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico and traveled all over the West. She is fascinated by the grandeur of the Southwest, U.S.A. and loves taking photos of natural landscapes, wildlife, and bike races! She also enjoys riding a mountain bike on a quiet (and flat) road in nature! For more information, checkout her website @ Sansai Studio
More Team Member profiles arriving soon…