MANAGEMENT TEAM

KATE RAU

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kate@coloradomtb.org

Kate is the Founder and Executive Director of the Colorado High School Cycling League, established in 2010. She has over 20 years of experience in positive youth development. Her range of experience includes developing programming, service delivery, and training staff related to event production, mountain biking, snowsports, education, and family systems. She has a Masters in Education and volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). She is passionate about the benefits of positive youth development from the saddle of a mountain bike. Kate’s background includes non-profit management, the mental health field, and environmental consulting. The Colorado League is a stand-alone 501c3 NICA Affiliate. 

JOHN HUTCHINSON

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Raceops@coloradomtb.org

Since 2010, Hutch has been critical to race production of each and every Colorado High School Cycling League race; and also sits on the board of directors for the Bailey HUNDO. In January 2016 he joined the league as the Operations Director after a five-year career as National Sales Manager of Primal Wear, Inc. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2010, Hutch was a high school math teacher in California, and ran a nationally ranked soccer program. In his free time, he enjoys racing his mountain bike, hiking, camping, snowboarding, and playing the guitar.

CHERI MERRIHEW

PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS MANAGER

Cherim@coloradomtb.org

Cheri has been involved with the League since 2012 when her family moved from Maryland to Denver, Colorado. Volunteering regularly at the finish line for two years, she moved into the position of Volunteer Coordinator in 2015. A native of California, Cheri is passionate about getting kids on bikes. In addition to her work for the Colorado High School Cycling League, she is a mentor for the Little Bellas program in Lakewood, Colorado and a volunteer for Trips for Kids.

JOHN EINHELLIG

RACE PRODUCTION

John Einhellig is a Northwest Arkansas native that moved to Colorado in 2016. John has an extensive background in outdoor education and getting kids outdoors. Working many different jobs in the summer camp scene, for over ten years, he found a great passion. John joined the Colorado League in 2018 and immediately became hooked. He found a way to connect his love for bikes and getting kids outdoors and he hasn’t looked back. He continues to enjoy watching the league grow. 

RULES COMMITTEE

Jeff Mace, Chairman, Grand Junction
Frankie Benning, Boulder
Tricia Burnsall, Colorado Springs
Rich Vincent, Laramie, WY

PETITION COMMITTEE

Leslie Ramsay, Dillon
Rob Noble, Fort Collins
Stephanie Ouren, Fort Collins/Buena Vista
Sarah Tescher, Durango
Paul von Boeck, Colorado Springs