Board of Directors

In 2013 WMBA of COS brought a new board of directors on board.  We’ve gone through a year and in 2014 welcomed one new board member, Jessica Verplank to replace Laurien Moes who resigned due to new employment ventures.  In 2015 Shana Stovall and Sarah Walter joined the board and Tara and Anais stepped down, leaving huge shoes to fill!

This is a very exciting time for WMBA and the mountain biking community, bringing fresh faces and new ideas to an organization which has been wildly successful past anyone’s imagination. Please welcome your board members:

Jeanne Carberry
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What is your role on the board: I am on the event planning committee.
What are you most excited about for the upcoming season: I am looking forward to helping WMBA move forward with a great new group of awesome women. I am also looking forward to our rides and getting to meet new members.
Tell us something no one would guess about you: I started tap dance lessons a year ago!

Brenda Malmberg
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What is your role on the board: Acting as the Treasurer on the WMBA Board of Directors, I will be responsible for creating a
budget for WMBA member activities and race team requirements; monitoring expenditures; and preparing any formal filings required for the organization.

What are you most excited about for the upcoming season: I will be excited to see the new dynamics for the organization take shape and of course, look forward to hitting the trails with all of the women!
Tell us something no one would guess about you: I started taking dance lessons in ballet, tap and jazz as an adult and have been involved for about 15 years, on and off. I enjoyed performing at a yearly recital at the Pikes Peak Center in costume and makeup! My passion is classical ballet. As far as hobbies go, I would consider myself slightly better at dance than I am at mountain biking, but my free time is now dedicated to mostly biking and running!

 

Jessica Verplank

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What is your role on the board: Chair of the board, Race Team Co Manager, Group Ride Manager and Sponsorships.
What are you most excited about for the upcoming season: Seeing all the amazing women that come out to ride!!!
Tell us something no one would guess about you: I’m a true hippy at heart :) I want to have a small farm with goats, chickens and a HUGE sustainable garden. 

 

 

Shana Stovall

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What is your role on the board: Events Committee and much more.
What are you most excited about for the upcoming season: I am most excited about spending time with other women who are passionate about riding bikes! And I am excited about growing as a rider, and learning so much from everyone!!!

Tell us something no one would guess about you: I am a former singer. Sang opera in college, and in the right circumstances I will sing again. :o)

 

Sarah Walter

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What is your role on the board: Sponsorship’s, Events Committee and much more.
What are you most excited about for the upcoming season: To witness this inspiring group of women progress in mountain biking, to be a part of this sport growing among women, and to see the relationships that flower because of this community. 
Tell us something no one would guess about you:I have this weird … phobia?… of holes called trypophobia. Wikipedia defines it as the “pathological fear of objects with irregular patterns of holes, such as beehives, ant hills and lotus seed heads.” When I see patterns of holes, usually in nature, it causes my skin to crawl and I get very uncomfortable. I never understood why these things bothered me until I saw an article on it a few years ago and realized I wasn’t the only one!

 

Sherri Woods
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What is your role on the board: As a three-year member of WMBA I’m proud to be the secretary of the board.
What are you most excited about for the upcoming season: I’m excited to encourage new, scared riders and see the excitement in their eyes and joy in their voices of accomplishing something they never thought possible.
Tell us something no one would guess about you: I used to sing bass in a barbershop group and baritone in a barbershop quartet.

 

 

Jen Zink

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What is your role on the board: I am race team director and vice-chair of the board.
What are you most excited about for the upcoming season: I am excited to see the group rides continue to evolve and grow.  I am also looking forward to my second race season (hopefully) on the club team.  Last year was my first year and I had some successes, some “teaching points” and some all out bombs, but all in all it was a great year.  I’m looking forward to making 2013 more focused and purposeful as I build my racing experience base.
Tell us something no one would guess about you: I was a cheerleader once.  Just once though ;-)

2013 Board of Directors

(The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As WMBA welcomed a new board into service at the end of 2012 the previous board members have accepted a role as honorary directors. We are very excited that they have chosen to still be involved and available to the new board.

Jessica Conner
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What is your role on the board: My new role with the board is to act as a honorary director, and continue to assist the board as needed on graphic design service.
What are you most excited about for the upcoming season: I am excited to watch WMBA grow and prosper under the passion and inspiration of new leadership.
Tell us something no one would guess about you: I am very squeamish when it comes to blood and guts. I can’t even stand to listen to someone talk about a wound or surgery. Yuck!

Betty Gilbert
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What is your role on the board: I am an honorary director.
What are you most excited about for the upcoming season: I’m most excited to get back to the group rides! I was out almost all of last year for knee surgeries and I’m ready to help lead and participate in the group rides again. I’m also really excited to watch the new WMBA board kick off a great 2013 season!
Tell us something no one would guess about you: When I was fifteen, our family had a wild kingdom: two horses, a donkey, an iguana, a ferret, a dog, and a few cats.

Tracy Hankinson
Tracy Hankinson


What is your role on the board: As an honorary board member, I will use my past experience on the WMBA Board of Directors to assist the new Board as needed.
What are you most excited about for the upcoming season: Seeing women gain confidence mountain biking on the trails while meeting new friends at the group rides. It’s amazing to see and be a part of!
Tell us something no one would guess about you: I don’t know how to burp. :)

Hillary Hienton
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What is your role on the board: I am an honorary director.
What are you most excited about for the upcoming season: I look forward to watching WMBA become a true community organization. I’m excited to see the impact of the amazing leadership capacities the new board has and the organic changes that will happen. WMBA is going to ride into the future on her “big girl” bike.
Tell us something no one would guess about you: I love Top Gear (British/The Original)