Brett grew up in Central New York and graduated from Hobart College with a degree in Architectural Design and Primary Education. He loves to recreationally race mountain bikes and be outside with Tam and their dog, Zeke.
While serving as the Director of Middle School Admission, he mentored middle school students, coached lacrosse and co-directed the outdoor education program.
Having the opportunity to move back to Eagle County in 2012, he joined Eagle River Youth Coalition as the Program Director.
Jason has joined The Cycle Effect in 2019 as the Eagle County Program Coordinator. Having a passion for mountain biking and recognizing the tremendous emotional benefits of outdoor education, he is excited to be aboard the TCE team. In his spare time, Jason enjoys ski touring, running rivers and chasing his dog, Thor, around mountain trails.
When she reached Colorado, she began working within the community to connect people to the outdoors. It was here that she gained a deep appreciation for our natural environment and believes these mountains have the greatest healing powers.
Upon discovering The Cycle Effect and their shared values, Sophia couldn’t wait to jump on board. She is stoked to join the TCE community and spread their mission.
While attending the University of Vermont, she led backpacking and hiking trips with the Outing Club and found her passion in connecting people with the outdoors. She began her adventure west when she taught ecology at Camp Granite Lake in Golden, CO, and is currently a sixth-grade paraeducator and alpine race coach for Summit Middle School in Frisco. She also coaches racing for Team Summit at Copper Mountain.
Sam is excited to bring her enthusiasm, humor and leadership to The Cycle Effect and inspire girls to pursue adventures both big and small. When she isn’t skiing or biking, you can find Sam and her sidekick, Kira the husky-shepherd, where there’s great views, good food, books, or live music.
Olivia moved to the Rocky Mountains to work as a ski patroller at Copper Mountain, which she currently does during the winter. She is also a 200 hour certified yoga teacher and a self-proclaimed naturalist. Olivia is thrilled to be a part of the Cycle Effect, and hopes to empower young athletes to realize their potential, work hard and have fun playing outside!
Tam took the leap to race Xterra Triathlon professionally in 2012. She has her own coaching business, Donelson Coaching, and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling coach. Tam is a leading personal trainer, triathlon coach, and cycling coach at the Athletic Club at the Westin, in Beaver Creek, CO. To learn more about Tam, you can visit her website here: www.tamaradonelson.com
Turning her attention from the ocean to the mountains, Kelsey came to Colorado to pursue her Masters of the Arts Degree in Science Education through the University of Northern Colorado. Lucky enough to now be teaching at Colorado’s first micro school, Zealous Schools in Eagle, she’s thrilled to spend her days exploring science concepts and getting outdoors with her middle school students. Through it all, Kelsey is happiest when she’s engaging with her community through women’s athletics, having coached girls’ soccer from 7th grade indoor, to assistant coaching high school varsity.
Kelsey loves being outside, making observations about the world around her, and exploring on her bike, in her hiking boots, or on her snowboard, and always, with friends.