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Given that Chris misspent his youth on a banana-seat Stingray clone, jumping dirt mounds in the razed orange groves surrounding sixties’ Disneyland, it’s not surprising he’s drawn to this bicycle theme park called the Lumberyard.
“Working at the ‘Yard is like starring in Stan Lee’s Guardians of the Galaxy. We’re this ragtag but awesome team of reluctant heroes and heroines finding our own superpowers while helping our guests discover theirs.”
Off the boards, Chris rides trail and tarmac, always believing in the power of bikes to change one’s world for the better.
Bring on the gnar! Coach Elaine Bothe is one of our amazing instruction partners. Elaine loves dirt, rocks, mud, corners, steeps, drops, air-time, and going fast — uphill and especially down.
As a serious racer and passionate coach in mountain biking and cyclocross, her enthusiasm and skills-teaching experience
Levi is our rad Program Director here at the ‘Yard and runs our Shred Academy programs year ‘round and is stoked for all of the kids he helps to be better riders.
Levi is a certified MTB instructor by PMBIA and has also trained with Simon Lawton and the “Fluidride” techniques at Duthie Hill in Washington.
Levi knows his way around a bike (he is a UBI certified bicycle mechanic and shop operator). His BMX freestyle background makes him a unique MTB instructor as he tends to “think outside the box” on his approach to training.
A lifelong Oregonian, Michael’s passion for mountain biking and his entrepreneurial spirit drew him into this amazing bike park venture. Having a gift (curse?) for managing processes and details, he endeavors to persevere in an uncompromising business world.
He loves to spend time outdoors with his son and, as time allows, he advocates for more off-road cycling access in and around Portland.
Mike has been with the Lumberyard since 2012.
Now as the Operations Manager, Mike oversees the fun and safety of staff and customers here at the Lumberyard.
Myles is one of the Lead Instructors and awesome bicycle mechanics here at the Lumberyard. With 11 years of experience in BMX racing, Myles plans on helping riders develop more “bike control” as well as how to remain confident on and off the bike. Myles brings a relaxed yet focused approach to his training method, allowing riders to feel more comfortable while also feeling they are being pushed to work harder and progress in their skills.
Susan is our Greenhorns Instructor and Events Manager, planning and hosting birthday parties to corporate events. She also manages Lumberyard’s charitable giving program, providing donations to schools throughout the Portland metropolitan area.
Susan loves bikes, firmly believing the optimal quantity is always one more than she currently has. When not working, Susan can be found riding the ‘Yard (preferably with grandkids in tow) or volunteering for Red Cross and at Gateway Green for Northwest Trail Alliance. Beyond #BikeLife, Susan loves gardening, hiking, kayaking, bird watching, binge-watching BBC, and searching for her next smush-face to cuddle with.
Having spent life chasing the dream – from being a ski bum in Colorado, rafting whitewater rivers across the Americas, to trying to figure out how to keep the rubber side down on bikes – Will has followed his passion across the country.
He left his job as an artist in the video game industry to open up the Lumberyard. The desire to share the passion for active recreation, pushing comfort zones, and having fun led to creating an urban bike mecca that has something for everyone.
When he is not working, he can be found skiing and riding bikes with his family.