Our New Board of Directors

We have a new Board of Directors!

Washington State Trails Coalition is governed by a small core of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about trails in all their shapes and forms. They enjoy bringing people together for our conferences and meetings.  Interested in joining our team?  Learn more about board service and other volunteer opportunities.

WSTC Board of Directors

Ben Monte Calvo, President

Ben Monte Calvo grew up in Darrington, WA and spent 7 years with the U.S. Forest Service, working as a Trail Crew Leader and Trail Volunteer Coordinator out of the Darrington Ranger District in the Mt. Baker – Snoqualmie National Forest. For the past 2 years Ben has worked with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust as their Recreation Project Manager.  Ben joined the WSTC in the winter of 2016 and is honored to serve as President.  When Ben is not hiking with his wife Amanda, Ben can usually be found relaxing on his stoop, picking a banjo.

Glenn Glover, Past President

An engineer and small tech-company owner, Glenn came to Washington in 1996 and has been enjoying the trails, rivers, and wild places of our state ever since. He is a passionate mountain biker, and loves spending his time biking, mountain climbing, hiking, and kayaking. Formerly the Executive Director of Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, he helped transform the non-profit from a small, local club into a powerful advocacy and trails representative for mountain biking statewide.  Glenn is now Recreation Planning and Development Manager for the Washington Department of Natural Resources, helping to guide the development and management of recreation for a diverse range of users on DNR’s 2.2 million acres of forested trust lands.

Lisa Black, President-Elect 

Lisa grew up in Seattle and was taken hiking by her parents until she was old enough to go on her own, often just with other teenage friends.  As an adult, she now usually hikes with heavy tools while on Washington Trails Association work parties.  For nearly 14 years, Lisa has volunteered as an Assistant and/or Chief Crew Leader for WTA and is finishing eight years on its Board of Directors.  Now retired from pediatric nursing, she has worked as a WTA seasonal hire leading a few Volunteer Vacations each summer.  Lisa lives in the Tri-Cities and has come to appreciate the Ice-Age Floods landscape.  She also volunteers with the Friends of Badger Mountain trail crew and is coming to understand the trail building and maintaining challenges the Flood lands present.   Lisa’s ongoing goal is to do more hiking without heavy tools.

Scot McQueen, Communications Director/Secretary 

Scot was raised in rural Colorado and fondly remembers his time as a boy riding his Yamaha Mini-Enduro on Rainbow Trail in the San Isabel National Forest.  He moved to Washington State almost 30 years ago and has raised 2 daughters hiking the wonderful trails we have here.  He loves distance running these days and regularly runs the trails around Olympia, Washington and beyond with the Oly Trail Runners.   Professionally, his degree is Environmental Science and he has developed a career as a GIS technologists which included work with the United States Forest Service, Esri (GIS Software Company) and a myriad of natural resource clients including The Nature Conservancy.  He also leads group hiking and running trips in the Patagonia Region of South America near Bariloche, Argentina.

T. Perry Barrett, Comptroller/Treasurer

Perry Barrett, AICP, serves as the Sr. Planner for the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District. Currently he also is liaison to the Bainbridge Island Park Foundation for which he has served as its past treasurer. Perry has over twenty years of experience in land use, environmental and park planning in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, Perry also serves on the Recreation & Conservation Office State Lands Committee and Washington State Department of Ecology’s Wyckoff Point Community Interest Group. Living in the northwest offers a rich spectrum of hiking, biking and kayaking activities for him.

Jakob Perry, Board Member At-Large #1

An open source software engineer by day, trails advocate by night, Jakob has been involved in various Washington communities all his life. He is passionate about community involvement when it comes to trails and finding creative solutions to bring government and community groups together. Jakob is a founding organizer of LinuxFest Northwest, a large annual open source technology conference in Bellingham, WA. When he is not coding and organizing, Jakob loves to get outdoors and enjoys 4×4 technical trails, overlanding, hiking, downhill mtn biking, and skiing. Currently he serves on the board of the Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance, and has volunteers in DNR areas including Walker Valley, Reiter Foothills, and the Yacolt Burn.

Rebecca Lavigne, Board Member At-Large #2

Rebecca currently serves as the Trail Program Director for Washington Trails Association, guiding its volunteer efforts to build, maintain, and preserve trails across Washington. Prior to joining WTA in 2008, first as its Development Director, she worked as a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations focused on conservation and the environment. A Washington native, Rebecca never tires of exploring our great state. She is an avid hiker and backpacker, and enjoys spending time cross-country skiing, canoeing, and bicycling.

Don Crook, Board Member At-Large #3

Bio forthcoming

Pete Beaupain, Board Member At-Large #4

Bio forthcoming

Patrick Stephens, Board Member At-Large #5

Bio forthcoming

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