KTA Board

KTA Board of Directors:

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.

Kevin Jones

Board Vice President (2015-present)

Kevin is the KTA board’s chief adviser on Moore Mountain trail upgrades and expansion. His goal is to create a trail system that will improve the physical and economic health of Klamath County.

Drew Honzel

Board Treasurer (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 Secretary (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.

Dan Gailis

Board Member (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.

John Bellon

Board Member (2019-present)

John is no stranger to KTA and has been a key partner to our organization since formation in 2012. As City Parks Manager he has worked tirelessly to enhance our urban park system and sees the critical link between providing green space and a healthy community. John is part of team developing an urban trails wayfinding signage program in hopes of boosting community use of trails within the urban growth boundary. John enjoys hiking, fishing, and landscape gardening. He “thrives in winter conditions” and cross-country skiing is a passion. John is a founding ski patroller with Crater Lake National Park Service, and teaches Nordic ski skills to patrollers and park rangers, passing along the joy of long distance sliding and backcountry adventure.

Mark Goodman

Board Member (2018-present)

Mark is an avid mountain biker and sometimes trail walker. Mark is retired from the medical profession and now uses much of his free time either riding the trails, working on the trails, or being the resident mapmaker for KTA.

Grant Weidenbach

Board Member (2018-present)

Grant served as an Advisory Board member for 4 years until recently retiring from his Park Ranger/Outdoor Recreation Planner career with the Bureau of Land Management. A passionate trail user all his life, he developed an interest in local volunteer trail related work while working on a BLM trail project. Grant coordinates KTA trail maintenance work on the Brown Mountain trail system in partnership with the Fremont-Winema National Forest. In addition to cycling and hiking the local trails, Grant is an avid (some might say afflicted) back-country and Nordic skier and whitewater kayaker.

Jeremy Morris

Board Member (2020-present)

Jeremy Morris
Jeremy is a third generation Klamath Basin resident, raised in Malin, Oregon. He is a Civil Engineer and the Klamath County Public Works Director. Jeremy is an avid mountaineer, having climbed Denali in Alaska, ultra marathoner (31 miles or more), event Race Director (Spence Mountain 50K), and general outdoor enthusiast. Jeremy volunteers hundreds of hours a year serving on several Klamath Basin volunteer boards including KTA, Shaw Historical Library, Linkville Lopers Running Club, and United Way.

KTA Advisory Board:

Ed Beverly

Advisory Board Member – Past 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.

Zach Gilmour

Advisory Board Member

Zach Gilmour Zach moved to Klamath Falls in the summer of 2004 to attend Oregon Tech. Growing up in Bend Oregon he saw first hand how powerful a good cycling infrastructure can be. Moving to Sourthern Oregon, Zach quickly realized the Basin’s recreational potential. With a deep passion for cycling of all types he quickly grew to attached to the area’s wonderful road and mountain bike opportunities. Zach now owns his own bike shop, Zach’s Bicycles, and is ever in pursuit of a better cycling community. He also helped start The Lost Cascades Bicycle Club, an organization devoted to improving cycling in the basin via any way possible.

Michael Schaaf

Advisory Board Member

Michael SchaafMichael was born and raised in Germany and came to the U.S. in 1980 when he was 25. He spent the early years in New York, Oregon and Alaska as a Journeyman Carpenter. He eventually enrolled in Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering. He went on to work for the Oregon Dept. of Transportation in Klamath Falls, retiring in 2016 after 30 years with ODOT. Michael is married and has two children and four grandchildren.

Michael has been on bikes forever: commuting, racing and riding both road and mountain bikes. He enjoys putting together what he calls Adventure Rides. Recently, he and a friend did a 370 mile ride over six days on a combination of paved and dirt roads, climbing over 20,000’. A one day event was a 68 Mile circumnavigation of Mount Shasta over mostly rugged roads with a small group of friends.

In his spare time, he does trail maintenance for KTA and the Pacific Crest Trail Association as well as volunteering for the Klamath County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue. He is certified as a sawyer for bucking fallen logs with a crosscut saw. He is putting those skills to use at Brown Mountain and on the PCT.

Mike Chamberland

Advisory Board Member (2015-present)

Mike 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. 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.

Allison Andrews

Advisory Board Member

Alicia Jones

Advisory Board Member

Kelsey Mueller

Advisory Board Member

Kelsey Mueller was born and raised in Klamath Falls, she attended Oregon Tech for her degree in Population Health Management. Kelsey is the Policy Manager for the Blue Zones Project working in food systems and built environment, in this role she collaborates to increase active transportation, safer routes to schools, and trail connectivity. Kelsey loves to spend her time outdoors she can be found hiking, running, kayaking, biking and gardening. She is passionate about KTA’s mission and loves to support such efforts working to improve the community.

Aaron Worcester

Advisory Board Member

Aaron has been an avid trail user in the Klamath Basin since 2003, when he moved here to marry his wife Whitney. Transitioning from the automotive trade to the cycling industry in 2012, has put him in a position surrounded by trails, cycling and people who are passionate about both. He is always on the lookout for new places to ride and finding adventure by bike. Which includes the continuous improvement of our local trails. Aaron says “Everywhere I ride, both in the Klamath Basin and out of town, I am constantly reminded of the amazing trails that we have right here in our backyard.



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