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ERTA Board & Advisory Board

The Board of Directors are responsible for running the 501c(3) corporation that is Earth Riders Trails Association, Inc (ERTA). Everything from filing annual reports and paying monthly insurance premiums, to finding ways to fund the equipment operation and repair. It’s the business side of ERTA.

List of ERTA Officers:
President: Ben Reed
Vice President: Dave Smith
Past President: Scott Capstack
Treasurer: Bill Featherston
Secretary: Ann Pai
At Large Director: Sean Cairns
At Large Director: Todd Posson

The ERTA Advisory Board (EAB) is made up of trail managers, trail stewards, former Board members, and other volunteers that donate their skills and time on special projects. The ERTA Advisory Board members provide the Board of Directors with input about what is needed at the trail level.

List of ERTA Advisory Board Members:
Aaron Beeman - Trail Manager - Smithville Lake Trails
Aaron Browning - Trail Manager - Landahl Park (Dingo Operator)
Ben Bolin - ERTA and Earth Riders Mountain Bike Club Past President
Ben Holmes - Kansas City Trail Nerds
Brett Shoffner - Trail Manager - Roanoake Trails
Chris Pinkham - Earth Riders Mountain Bike Club Officer
Chris Tanis - Freeride Advocate
Clay Lozier - Trail Steward- Stocksdale/Walnut Woods
Craig Stoeltzing - Trail Manager - Swope Park
Damon Turner – Trail Steward - Kill Creek  (Dingo Operator)
Dave McFather - Freeride Advocate
Dave Smith - ERTA Past President
Doug Long – Trail Manager – Crowder
Joe Folse – Trail Manager -Kill Creek (Dingo Operator)
Ken Miner - Past Board Member, Trail Steward-Blue River Parkway
Larry Estes - Trail Steward - Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Lyle Reidy – Trail Manager - Perry
Matthew Woody -Trail Manager - Stocksdale/Walnut Woods, ERTA Past  President
MIchael Gier - Earth Riders Mountain Bike Club Past President
Mike Rago – Crew Member - Landahl Park
Nate King - Trail Steward-Blue River Parkway
Neale Shour - Trail Steward - Hodge Park, ERTA and Earth Riders Mountain Bike Club Past President
Neil Battrum - Trail Steward - Stocksdale/Walnut Woods
Patrick McQue - Freeride Advocate
Pete Barth – Trail Steward - Kill Creek (Dingo Operator) and Earth Riders Mountain Bike Club President
Rich Bowman - Trail Steward - Smithville Lake Trails
Rob Stitt – Trail Manager - Blue River Park
Ron Acklin – Trail Steward – Landahl Park (Dingo Operator)
Scott Capstack - Trail Manager - Swope Park
Sean Cairns - Trail Manager - Shawnee Mission Park (Dingo Operator)
Todd Posson – Past President (Dingo Operator)
Zac Loehr - Trail Steward-Blue River Parkway

ERTA Officers

The Board of Directors are responsible for running the 501c(3) corporation that is Earth Riders Trails Association, Inc (ERTA). Everything from filing annual reports and paying monthly insurance premiums, to finding ways to fund the equipment operation and repair. It’s the business side of ERTA.

List of ERTA Officers:
President: Scott Capstack
Vice President: Ben Bolin
Past President: Matthew Woody
Treasurer: Bill Featherston
Secretary: Neale Shour