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Leadership Team

Meet the Highland Camps leadership team! Dave, Kaela, Kevin, Ben, and Sam work year-round to bring your camper the best possible experience at Summer Ride and Ayr Academy.

FAVORITE TRAIL
Fancy Feast

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Trying to keep up with three young boys is both an ultimate joy and a challenge I look forward to every day. I’ve become quite the referee, haha. Spending time and watching them figure out life are my favorite things to do!

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
All the staff and campers getting together to create lifelong memories.

KEVIN OWENS Summer Camp Riding Program Manager

FAVORITE TRAIL
Coastal Cruise

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Freeride Skiing and Ski Coaching

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Seeing campers and staff make new friends, have new experiences, and have fun!

FAVORITE TRAIL
Chairlift Rides

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
I enjoy being a hairstylist on the side and spending time with my family and pets.

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Seeing all of the smiling faces of our new and returning campers.

Ayr Academy Coaches

Get to know some of our Ayr Academy coaches! Ayr Academy is a weeklong summer camp for riders ages 11 to 16. Lead Coaches are assigned their own riding group every week. Our Senior Coaches and Guest Pros will float from group to group throughout the session!

 

KAIDAN INGERSOLL Ayr Academy Guest Pro Coach

FAVORITE TRAIL
NE Style

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
I like to work out when I am not on the bike

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
I’m excited to ride some laps with everyone this summer!

JORDY SCOTT Ayr Academy Guest Pro Coach

FAVORITE TRAIL
Power Hour

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Hanging out with my cat

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Traveling, riding, racing, and hanging out with great people non-stop!!

REED BOGGS Ayr Academy Guest Pro Coach

FAVORITE TRAIL
King Kong

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Motocross

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Looking forward to Red Bull Rampage later this season!!

FAVORITE TRAIL
Anything that flows

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Playing guitar, training gymnastics, and reading

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Getting stoked!

FAVORITE TRAIL
NE Style

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Work with cars

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Learning new tricks in the HTC

ANDREW MEIER Ayr Academy Lead Coach Hometown: Glenwood, MD Home Bike Park: Bryce Bike Park

FAVORITE TRAIL
Victory Lap at Highland

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Fixing random things

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Finding out how much more I can learn about riding

ARLIN GOSS Ayr Academy Lead Coach

FAVORITE TRAIL
Hellion

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Snowboarding

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Trail rides with my son

BURKE WARREN Ayr Academy Lead Coach

FAVORITE TRAIL
Freeride at Burke Mountain

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Skiing and backcountry touring, as well as tinkering with cars

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Meeting new riders and helping them reach their goals while having fun in the process!

FAVORITE TRAIL
HTC / Meadows End

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Skiing

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Night HTC sessions with the riders

CANYON JONES Ayr Academy Lead Coach Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Home Bike Park: I Street, UT

FAVORITE TRAIL

 

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Fly Fishing

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Getting to ride Highland!

FAVORITE TRAIL
Fort Hill at Thunder Mountain

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Skiing and hanging out with my dog

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Hitting big jumps

ELI GADBOIS Ayr Academy Lead Coach

FAVORITE TRAIL
NE Style

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Skiing

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
I’m super excited to spend a bunch of time on the bike and to spread the passion for mountain biking with all the campers!

HAYSE BROOME Ayr Academy Lead Coach

FAVORITE TRAIL
ODB

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Skiing and backpacking!

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Meeting new people and watching everyone improve!

JAY ROGAN Ayr Academy Lead Coach

FAVORITE TRAIL
The Colorado Trail

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Taking photos while traveling to new places.

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Getting inspiration from other riders and learning about the trails at Highland.

FAVORITE TRAIL
Horseface

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Videography

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
I’m super excited to travel in my van and explore more riding spots this summer!

Summer Ride Coaches

Get to know some of our Summer Ride coaches! Summer Ride is a three-day summer camp program for riders ages 8 to 13. All riding groups will have their very own Lead Coach, and our Senior Coaches will float between groups throughout the session.

 

FAVORITE TRAIL
Fancy Feast

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Snowboarding

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Rippin’ bikes!

ANTHONY LOMBARDI Summer Ride Lead Coach

FAVORITE TRAIL
NE Style

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Photography

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
The warm weather and riding all day!

CHARLIE LEHNER Summer Ride Lead Coach

FAVORITE TRAIL
Full NE Style or Hellion

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Climbing

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
I am super excited to ride bikes this summer

ELISE KAVALCHEK Summer Ride Lead Coach

FAVORITE TRAIL
My backyard trail build

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Rock Climbing

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Getting to ride Highland every day and learning new tricks!

LIAM CALLAHAN Summer Ride Lead Coach

FAVORITE TRAIL
Pirates Cove

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Working as a firefighter/AEMT, rock climbing, and snowboarding

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
I’m most excited to just get out on the hill with a bunch of stoked kids and have fun! I’m looking forward to being able to share some of what I have learned throughout my years of riding and help everybody progress and gain confidence both on and off the bike.

NICK SANBORN Summer Ride Lead Coach

FAVORITE TRAIL
Upper NE Style > Power Hour > Slopestyle Course

FAVORITE THING TO DO THAT’S NOT MOUNTAIN BIKING
Firefighting and Logging

MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS SUMMER
Riding and being on the bike again!

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