Board of Directors & Advisors Council

The Ridge Trail Board & the Advisors Council include trail activists, conservationists, land use and open space planners, public agency representatives, and community members. The composition reflects the public-private nature of our work with designated directors from key public partners, County Committee representatives, and other trail advocates and enthusiasts.

The Board of Directors meets quarterly. The Council welcomes community participation and new volunteers for our board and committees. Contact the Council office for details.

Board of Directors


Phil Arnold, Chair
Eileen Kutnick, Vice Chair
Gregg Sass, Treasurer
Morris Older, Secretary


Bob Berman
Charlie Bowen
Barry Christian
Harry Englebright
Luana España
Mike Flaugher
Jim Foran
Joel Gartland
Malcolm Jones
Bill Long, Chair Emeritus
Austin McInerny

Bob Siegel
Sandra Sommer
Ray Sullivan
Tracy Thompson
Matthew Zinn

Advisors Council (by Region)

The Board of Directors is currently working to identify, nominate, and appoint Advisors.  More Advisors will be listed to create a Council of individuals that represent the interests of all Ridge Trail users.

North Bay

Mary Burns, Retired Director, Sonoma County Regional Parks Department
Karen Collins, Sonoma County Parks and Recreation Advisory Council
Pat Eliot, Private Landowner
David Hanson, Founder & Chair, LandPaths, Inc.; Vice-Chair, Marin Open Space Trust

Steve Kinsey, Supervisor, Marin County
Ralph Mihan, Marin Open Space Trust - Founding Director
Carlos Perez, Editor-In-Chief, Bike Monkey Magazine
Maggie Salenger, Board Member, Sonoma Land Trust
John Tuteur, Private Landowner

East Bay

Mark Evanoff, Redevelopment Manager, City of Union City
Michael Kelley, Founder, Former Board, Mountain Bicyclist, Multi-use Advocate

South Bay


Jan Neufeld, Realtor
Mohammed Nuru, San Francisco Department of Public Works

Dan Schneider, Founder & Chair, SF Urban Riders
Jean Rusmore, Author Bay Area Ridge Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, and Equestrians


Doug McConnell, Television Journalist

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