Board Members

Retired: Gary Keller

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!

Retired: Gary Keller2018-10-10T13:39:26-07:00

Retired: Craig Smith

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 [...]

Retired: Craig Smith2018-10-10T13:38:26-07:00

Ed Wallace

Ed is a 10 year resident of Big Bear having moved here after a 30 year career in the engineering and construction industry where he managed major oil and gas projects on the Alaska North Slope,Venezuela and the lower 48 states.He is an a avid hiker and leads hikes and backpacks for the Sierra Club.The [...]

Ed Wallace2013-06-02T17:49:21-07:00

Driz Cook

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 15 years and currently works at a local outdoor science school. When not attempting [...]

Driz Cook2018-10-10T13:38:55-07:00

Retired: Chairman: Phil Hamilton

Phil is a 40 ++ year resident of Big Bear and retired in 1999 after working in education for 37 years. He worked in Bear Valley for 27 of those years and was a teacher, counselor and administrator over the course of those years. He concluded his career working in the County Schools office. He [...]

Retired: Chairman: Phil Hamilton2014-02-15T09:29:04-08:00

Retired: Vice Chairman – Randy Putz

Randy’s passion for hiking, running, and riding Big Bear trails led him to the doorstep of the early Big Bear Valley Trails Coalition, which he helped transform into the current Foundation. When he is not on the trail, Randall creates destination marketing products and provides services that benefit visitor-based businesses and increase area tourism. He [...]

Retired: Vice Chairman – Randy Putz2013-12-10T06:52:19-08:00

Retired: Siri Eggebraten

Siri is a Dakotan transplant who works as an urban planner for the City of Big Bear Lake. As a professional, Siri focuses on community development and the integration of the City with and the ecosystems that surround it. Her favorite days away from work involve multiple activities such as rock-climbing in the morning, midday [...]

Retired: Siri Eggebraten2014-09-25T18:52:04-07:00
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