Steve Bremner retired from the Air Force in 2006, and currently works as an IT Project Manager for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Colorado Springs. He finished a project to run a marathon in all fifty states in 2008, and ran all 20 Colorado marathons in one year in 2009. He lives very close to the Incline on upper Ruxton Avenue and is committed to making it a safe, legal, and sustainable part of Manitou's trail system.
Sandi Yukman has worked for Colorado Springs Utilities for over 20 years and has held several executive positions such as Customer Services Director, Integrated Resources Officer and currently General Manager of Human Resources. She was recently recognized as a 2011 Colorado Springs Woman of Influence. She grew up in the Colorado mountains and loves to run, hike, climb, ski and snowboard. And her favorite workout is the Incline!
Bill Beagle finds that hiking the Incline dovetails perfectly with his passion for climbing 14'ers. Around 13,000 feet he knows he only has half an Inclne to go and while on the Incline he just keeps reminding himself that he's not at 13,000 feet. He views the Incline Friends as an opportunity to be part of the solution to the many challenges created by the ever-increasing popularity of the Incline.
A longtime sportswriter in Colorado Springs, Tim Bergsten owns and operates the social network PikesPeakSports.us. A runner and cyclist, he made his first trip up the Incline in 1990. Tim manages the Incline Friends website, InclineFriends.com, when he's not fly fishing, painting, drawing, playing guitar or drinking coffee. He believes the local trails system is the best in the country for its proximity to Colorado Springs, and hopes to make the Incline a permanent part of that network.
Janice Black loves these mountains and the network of trails. She is the proprietess of the Parenting Center, LLC. As a mental health provider for children and families, she promotes outdoor activities and appreciation of natural beauty. She remembers trying to persuade her then young son to abide by signs to stay off the Incline, to no avail. Now she climbs it herself.
Nancy Hobbs is the founder and executive director of the American Trail Running Association, chairperson of the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council, manager of the U.S. Mountain Running Team, and council member of the World Mountain Running Association. She coauthored The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running with Adam W. Chase, and her articles have been published in Runner's World, Running Times, Trail Runner, and Ultrarunning magazines. She serves as vice chairperson on Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. She enjoys running on the many and varied trails located in the Pikes Peak region.
Ryan Johnson is a life-long outdoorsman, climber, triathlete, and avid Incline enthusiast. In addition to maintaining a popular Facebook page for the Incline, he is currently completing graduate work in chemistry at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, with the goal of teaching chemistry at local college and high schools. He is thrilled to be on the board of directors for the Incline Friends and continuing to work to sustain this local outdoors treasure!
Jason Koop is a runner, angler and outdoor lover residing in Colorado Springs, CO. In his work life, he serves as the Director of Coaching for Carmichael Training Systems. Jason is a passionate ultra-marathoner having completed multiple 100 mile races including the Badwater 135, Hardrock 100, Western States 100, Leadville Trail 100 and Wasatch 100. Jason regularly uses the Incline for training and just plain ‘ole suffering.