Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Klamath Trails Alliance:

Dennis Taugher

President – Board Member since 2012

Dennis Taugher and his wife, Beverly, retired to Klamath Falls in late 2007. Dennis grew up in Sacramento and then went to San Francisco for college and lived on the S.F. Mid Peninsula for 40+ years. Dennis became interested in trails after seeing Ken Hay, then the Klamath Falls City Parks Superintendent, mention he’d like to one day connect the OC&E trail with Running Y. Working with Friends of Moore Park and city park employees, Dennis helped build and maintain the Klamath Ridge View Trail in Moore Park, which goes from the city center to the Running Y. He helped form Klamath Trails Alliance in 2010 and spends a good part of each day working on KTA projects. Dennis is an active road bike rider and thoroughly enjoys trail maintenance work. He also loves the small town ambiance of Klamath Falls and the numerous recreational activities.

Dan Gailis

Board Vice President (2013-present)

Dan was born and raised in the Klamath Falls. After being away for eight years while pursuing a career in Dentistry, he moved back to the area in 2008 because of his love for the outdoor recreation in the Klamath Basin, the quality of life that is found living in a small town, and to start a Dental practice. Since moving back, Dan has become an avid trail runner and got involved with the KTA because of his own desire to develop and spread awareness of the awesome and beautiful trails found around town. When not out exploring the running, hiking, or biking trails, Dan and his wife Tara can often be found fly fishing on one of the many local lakes or streams during the summer or seeking out the Nordic ski or snowmobile trails during the winter.

Drew Honzel

Board Secretary (2012-present)

Drew has been an avid trail user for over 30 years in Klamath. He enjoys trail running, mountain biking, road biking, backcountry skiing and everything in between. After a productive 30 year career in the wood products business Drew followed one of his passions by becoming involved with KTA when the group was just forming in 2012. He believes there is so much positive energy going on right now, towards making Klamath a better place to live, and KTA is one piece of that puzzle.

Drew and his wife Betsy live next door to Moore Park (note, easy access to trails) and have raised a family of four daughters that have flown the coup. Drew is also involved with Discover Klamath, KCDC (Klamath Community Development Corp) as well as several other fun projects.

JoAnn Clifton

Board Treasurer (2012-present)

KTA’s treasurer, JoAnn Clifton, has spent most of her life involved in outdoor recreation. During her 20 years with the State Department’s Foreign Service, she was involved, as a volunteer, on development and management of recreational activities. Since moving to Klamath Falls in 2006, JoAnn has spent seven years as Volunteer Coordinator for the Winter Wings Festival; has helped with the Assistance League’s Jubilee dinner and auction; is an active member of the Klamath Falls downtown Association and worked for years to gain approval for a dog park at the Running Y Ranch Resort. She was a founding member of KTA in 2012.

Ed Beverly

Board Member (2013-present)

Ed Beverly is a long time resident of Klamath County. Born and raised in San Francisco, Ed came to OIT in 1971 to earn a degree in Structural and Civil Engineering. He opened a specialty outdoor store called High Chalet (1973-1981). Then had a long and enjoyable career working with Tim Amuchestegui building homes and commercial buildings as a Senior Project Manager until retiring in 2010.

Ed’s first love is skiing, both cross country and downhill. Ed also enjoys road and mtn. bike riding, horse back riding and fly fishing and spending time traveling the roads in his RV. Married to Sheryl Beverly for 31 years and proud father of their daughter, Jessica.

Ed has helped KTA with the engineering aspects of projects such as the new trailhead for the Spence Mountain trails. He also enjoys digging in dirt on trail maintenance days and laughing at jokes, especially his own. Not satisfied with this level of activity, Ed is a member of the Klamath County Bicycle Advisory Board and a founding member of the Klamath Basin Ski club.

Adam Burwell

Board Member (2013-present)

Adam, his wife Lindsey and their dogs Ryder and Sage love trails! They spend most of their time mountain biking, hiking, trail running and Nordic skiing on the great trails of Klamath County. For his day job Adam is a renewable energy systems engineer and entrepreneur involved in a wide range of projects that collectively support a more diverse local economy and a higher quality of life. Through his involvement at the KTA Adam has worked on many projects including Downtown Bike Corrals, Spence Mountain, Moore Park improvements and Oregon Tech – Sky Lakes Geo Trail.

Josh Nelson

Board Member (2013-present)

An avid mountain runner and Co-Owner of Asana Yoga and Sole, Josh spends much of his time training and racing on the trails. Since moving to Klamath in 2008, Josh had worked hard to create opportunities for outdoor recreation. From coaching rock climbing teams and teaching outdoor yoga, to hosting weekly trail running events, he believes a community connected to the outdoors will be happy, healthy, and economically sustainable. When he’s not on the trails, Josh travels the west coast climbing, surfing, biking, and back-county skiing with his wife, two daughters, and wild Weimaraner.

Advisory Board and Committees

Zach Gilmour

Advisory Board Member

Grant Weidenbach

Advisory Board Member

Jennifer Gifford

Advisory Board Member

Eric Andrews

Advisory Board Member

Mike Chamberland

Advisory Board Member and Web Committee Chair

KTA’s volunteer webmaster, Mike Chamberland, loves the outdoors and is always looking for the next good trail to share with his wife Katie and three daughters. Mike manages information for a national outplacement firm – NextJob that helps people find their next job through e-learning and a dedicated team of job coaches. He is very thankful that his office is a short 5 minute bike ride to the Moore Mountain trails and takes every opportunity for a mid day ride. Mike also volunteers as a board member at CARES and is very excited to see the work being done in the community toward blue zone and general improvement to local quality of life.

 

 

You can contact the KTA Board as a group at board@klamathtrails.org.