Staff

IMBA Canada Office Address

IMBA Canada
PO Box 1131
Garibaldi Highlands, BC
V0N1T0

 

Staff Directory and Bios

 

AJ Strawson, Executive Director - aj [dot] strawson [at] imbacanada [dot] com

AJ is excited to use his past experience as Trail Care Crew and GIS experience to help IMBA Canada clubs and volunteers create great trail experiences all across Canada. AJ has a background in environmental studies, GIS mapping, and a certificate in Sustainable Trails from Fleming College. + Follow AJ's Blog

 

Justin Truelove, Trails Specialist and Trail Partners Program Co-Ordinator - justin [dot] truelove [at] imbacanada [dot] com

Justin is the newest member of the IMBA Canada family and he is excited to come aboard as the Trail Care Crew Leader for the 2015 season. He has been involved in the planning and running of mountain bike races, the development and instruction of new and experienced riders as well as enjoying the occasional race from time to time. A graduate of Capilano University’s Mountain Bike Operations Program, Justin has had some great experience in the field as a mountain bike guide in the Yukon backcountry, as well as a brief stint as a professional trail and bike park builder. Justin is excited to bring his experience and expertise to the IMBA Canada family and pass that knowledge along to the local clubs and national parks that he visits with the Trail Care Crew program across Canada. Justin is based out of London, ON. + Follow Justin's Blog

 

Justin "Jay" Darbyshire, Field Program Coordinator, IMBA Canada | Co-Chair, IMBA Canada BC Council
jay [dot] darby [at] imbacanada [dot] com

Born on the coast and raised in the Kootenays. Jay bought his first mountain bike in 2000 and never looked back (it was a $1200 hardtail with v-brakes and a whopping 100mm of travel). Prefering trails steep and technical, with a soft spot for old-school mach chicken single-track descents (the kind of stuff you can pedal from top to bottom on with a hardtail). Jay has been involved in the bike industry for 18 years and has an academic background in Adventure Tourism and International Tourism Development. In addition to working with IMBA Canada and sitting on the IMBA Canda BC Council as chairperson - Jay is also the fast talking, hand shaking face of Mountain Bikers of the Central Okanagan. Known to regularly grace the offices of local government throughout the province with his presence to make sure that our collective voice is heard by those who need to listen. + Follow Jay's Blog

 

Eric Leonard, Quebec Volunteer Regional Coordinator - eric [dot] leonard [at] imbacanada [dot] com

When the ADSVMQ (Quebec’s trail advocacy organization) was formed, Eric quickly got involved. He later co-authored the "Guide d'Aménagement des Sentiers de Vélo de Montagne," a book based on IMBA’s Trail Solutions and Managing Mountain Biking. As an active transportation planner, Eric works to help grow cycling and walking opportunities in many municipalities around the province. His vision of cycling doesn't focus to simply one type of user: Eric says he sees the opportunity for cycling to grow as a whole whenever two wheels and human power are involved! When he's not riding bikes, Eric can be found in mountains where the snow is deep. + Follow Eric's Blog