Manitou Mountain Monsters provides a professional coaching staff that brings a high level of training and experience to the program. Our coaches include top-level racers, professionals, and veterans of the sport. All of them have a passion for cycling that fuels our success. All coaches are required to take Manitou Mountain Monsters-provided training plus pass background check, certifications in First Aid, Concussions, field work, MTB Skills 101, Risk Management 1, and Student-Athlete Coaching Philosophy.
Coach Jenn Vaillancourt Contact
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
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 been a pro mechanic for a women’s pro XC MTB team. Joe oversees our ride locations, routes and training.
Coach Eric Vaillancourt Contact
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 Amy Edwards Contact
Coach 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.
Coach Dustan Franklund
Coach 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.
Coach Jenn Jacobucci Contact
High School Team Director and board member Jenn Jacobucci, is an avid outdoor enthusiast and oversees our ride leaders and all of our uniform needs.
Coach Kervin Quinones Contact
High School Head Coach and board member Kervin Quinones has raced most disciplines in cycling, worked in the bike industry for over 20 years, and is a pro level mechanic. Kervin oversees our race team ride locations, routes and training.
Coach Wendy Fanklund
Middle School Team Director and board member Wendy Franlund, is a key in organizing our kickoff meetings, fundraising & end of the year parties.
Coach Chantel Bruce
Parent coordinator and board member Chantel Bruce is a oversees High School Race setup, nutrition and escorts student athletes for pre race call ups.