Coaches

Coach Jenn Vaillancourt Contact

Jennifer Vaillancourt

 

The Manitou Mountain Monsters Team Director and founding member Jennifer Vaillancourt, has been mountain biking for 20 years. She has worked in the bike industry for 12 years, as well as raced at the expert level for 5 years. Jenn oversees our ride leaders and all of our uniform needs.

 

 

Coach Joe McNerney                 Contact

Joe McNerney

 

The Manitou Mountain Monsters Head coach and founding member Joe McNerney, has raced at the pro level in XC and DH mountain biking. He has worked in the bike industry for 27 years, as well as a pro mechanic for a women’s pro XC MTB team. Joe oversees our ride locations, routes and training.

 

 

Coach Eric Vaillancourt           Contact

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The Manitou Mountain Monsters coach and founding member Eric Vaillancourt, has been mountain biking for 25 years, as well as raced at the expert level. Eric is involved in lots of local cycling organizations and is a certified trail building crew leader. He is also our treasurer.

 

Coach Nick Noland                    Contact

Nick Noland

 

The Manitou Mountain Monsters coach and founding member Nick Noland, has a lifelong passion for the outdoors and has been mountain biking for 20 years. Nick has been working with children and young adults for 16 years and has taught at Manitou Springs Middle School for 6 years. He is our student expert and our school liaison.

 

 

Board Member Amy Edwards       Contact

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The Manitou Mountain Monsters ride leader and board member  Amy Edwards, has been a member of the National Ski Patrol for 15 years and has helped develop training on safe backcountry travel.  She also leads and/or coordinates the Manitou Monsters safety training.

 

 

 

 

 

Board Member Dustan Franklund

cropped-1-yetti.pngThe Manitou Mountain Monsters ride leader and board member  Dustan Franklund, has a lifelong passion for the outdoors and has been mountain biking for 20 years. He also leads and/or coordinates the Manitou Monsters sponsorships and fundraising events.