Lauren knows the Forest. Seriously, she's a forest geneticist. When she's not trying to figure out how to create genetically-modified sentient trees that will one day take over the world, you can find Lauren riding and running like a banshee.
Kelly Wood has been mountain biking since 1994 when he and his brother snagged killer deals on matching Diamondback Sorrentos (fully-rigid and complete with greywalls), loaded up a truck, and hauled out to the nearest ski resort that was taking idiots up the mountain to haul-ass down sketchy cat tracks. 20+ years later, Kelly spends most his time on the bike seeking out stupidly punishing backcountry rides from B.C. to Moab and all points in-between. Kelly has been a MTB advocate since the early 2000s after being tricked into joining the board of BBTC (now Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance).
Erin Roe is FOCF's reigning Queen of Stoke. Erin's mountain bike roots started in Capitol Forest and have now taken her all over the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia (and occasionally the desert southwest).
Most of us are really bad at numbers. Jeff Dunn is not. Aside from being a co-owner of Joy Ride Bicycles in Lacey, Jeff is a real life, honest-to-goodness Chief Financial Officer. He's also wicked fast on a bike, road or mountain. When Jeff isn't dominating his class in the Northwest Epic Series, you can spot him churning out "light" days of 40-milers in Capitol Forest from his home near the intergalactic space gopher-created Mima Mounds.
Jeff Cook is a trail work animal. Along with his wife Sharron, Jeff puts in more trail work hours than arguably anyone in the South Sound. Whether it's putting together a massive bridge or fixing a drainage problem with a well-placed culvert, Jeff gets s**t done.
Work Party Manager
Oliver Wu might just be the most organized, go-getter we know. A recent addition to the Oly scene, Oliver quickly established himself as a dependable trail advocate and with business sense to boot. It doesn't hurt that he can get shreddy either.
Jennifer has been with FOCF since June of 2017. She was introduced to mountain biking and trail work by the Mayor, and has been hooked ever since! A certified business advisor by day, Jen handles marketing and communications for FOCF and loves making desserts, jello-shots, and home-made dog treats for events and work parties.
On his first mountain bike ride age 16, Ryan learned two things: Mountain bikes are awesome and concussions are no fun. After moving to Olympia in 2012, Ryan plugged in to the sweet riding scene and sick trails of the South Sound. In order to support his costly bike addiction, Ryan works for the state legislature.
Janetta can be seen riding in the Capitol Forest almost any day. As a recent retiree she spends her time riding, working on trails and helping organize work parties. If she’s not in the Capitol Forest she’s probably cycling around the South West or somewhere more distant like New Zealand.
Following decades of federal service in far-flung places, Ken high-tailed from the National Capitol to somewhere near the Capitol State Forest. A reformed roadie, he now finds his happy place on dirt trails in the woods.
The man, the legend. David Snyder is the Mayor of Capitol Forest. You are not worthy in his presence, and that's all you need to know.