Kent joined the NWTA board in 2024.
You can reach Kent at [email protected].
How and when did you first get involved with NWTA?
I was a long-time rider at Rocky Point starting in 2007, and when NWTA first took up the lease through a proxy, I believe I signed up a year or two after that in 2016.
What made you decide to join the NWTA board?
My pursuit of more experience with machine work and advanced trail building showed me that lots of things need to happen before the digging begins. Becoming more involved at the level of the board feels like a natural next step, and after consulting with family and friends, actually winning and moving ahead feels great.
What part of NWTA’s mission resonates with you; what are your plans to help move this forward?
I am looking forward to learning more about the (finally) finalized ORCMP and what the members of the board will be tasked with to contribute to its continuance and implementation.
When did you first start mountain biking and what was your first bike?
My first real foray into mountain biking was in 2003, at Surveyor’s Ridge, with two very supportive friends – great experience! Purchased a Klein Palomino Race from River City during the annual sale in 2004. I still ride this bike on the road.
What do you love about mountain biking?
I love to be in a natural setting, and pushing myself on the bike in those places has always given me maximum fulfillment and a continual sense of exploration and discovery.
Favorite place to ride?
My favorite trails are in Oakridge and McKenzie River, so many trips and rides over the years and it never gets old…it’s like going to the forest planet Endor, but just 3 hours away.
What do you do during the day that pays the bills?
I am a residential contractor, and I also manage and maintain a rental property that I own and reside in in Alberta district. My kind of place!
What song or type of music do you listen to to get pumped up for a ride or for a dig day?
I like to listen to rock, punk, goth, techno and rap music as the mood requires, and with the advent of Spotify I feel like I can never know enough about all things music.
Tell us something not mountain bike related about yourself.
During my years at the University of Oregon in architecture graduate school, I had a morning spot as a DJ on the campus radio station KWVA, call sign Mcnutt. Our motto was “Just don’t kill your radio”.