PST EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
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BRIAN JONES - PST PRESIDENT
I had a long journey to finding trials. I have loved bicycles since I was a kid which naturally led to a love of motorcycles, but growing up in the same house as an ER nurse they were out of the question as a kid. I started riding motorcycles at the age of 26.
First it was adventure bikes, which were fun on the road and really heavy bikes off pavement, that was way too much work. I got smarter and moved to lighter weight dual sports (I really miss my 1999 DR350SE such a unicorn of a bike. They don’t make them like that anymore). One day I made the mistake of riding a friends Montesa 4rt. At the time I was learning to trail ride my DR. I soon realized that was a mistake. I also learned to never test ride anything you can’t afford cause you’re going to want it. Needless to say I’ve been on a trials bike ever since. A decade later I’m very active with PST and have 2 kids who are growing as trials riders.
MICHAEL BAUER - PST VICE PRESIDENT
I’ve been riding street bikes for the last 27 years, with a few fits and starts here and there riding off road. In 2019, I made the leap and bought trail bikes for my oldest daughter and I. That was the gateway to Trials, which has intrigued me ever since I watched “On Any Sunday” when I was a kid. I attended the PST trials school in 2020 and I was immediately hooked. With such a great group of individuals involved in our club, I was more than happy to jump in and assist with activities outside of just riding the events.
As my day job, I’m a director for a healthcare management company. When I’m not involved in club activities, I play percussion with several local songwriters, take on a photography gig here and there, and spend time with my wife, Michelle, and two daughters Vienna and Savanna.
I look forward to helping make our club and our events the best they can be.
DOUG ROSS - PST SECRETARY, REGISTRAR, SCOREKEEPER
I got my first motorcycle at 16 (Honda 90) and have mostly done road riding with a small amount of motocross racing and play experience. I stopped riding motorcycles on the road when I got my first trials motorcycle (2016 EM) at age 60.
With my newly purchased trials bike I joined STRA (Southeastern Trials Riders Association) and competed for 4 years. One of the things I enjoyed most was a group that got together, almost weekly, to practice and enjoy each other’s company.
I retired in 2020 and moved to the PNW to be near our youngest grandchildren. I spend a good deal of time at Reiter clearing areas and creating sections. I have been an official trials marshal and a section creator, as well as registrar and scorekeeper for the 2023 season and will continue in those roles as I also take on the responsibilities of Secretary.
ROB HEAGLE - PST TREASURER
Growing up in Canada I started riding motorcycles on a 1978 Honda XL70 and was hooked on anything with an engine and two wheels. Over the years I've owned dozens of motorcycles both on and off road and travelled thousands of miles, but it wasn't until 2018 when I purchased my first trials bike and joined PST that I learned to appreciate low speed. The goal was to improve my skills on difficult terrain and transfer that knowledge to riding single track enduro but found I really enjoy the trials community and the friendly competition.
I currently compete in Clubman class but aspire to ride Advanced.
PST ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
The Advisory Board is an opportunity for members to help
ensure the club functions smoothly. Reach out if interested.
MATT SUTHERLIN - YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
I grew up riding dirtbikes with friends around the local mountains in CA. In college I got into street bikes since I didn't have a truck to haul my dirtbike around.
After graduating college I came to WA to work at Boeing and met friends that showed me all the great trail riding opportunities available. I soon discovered the NMA and started doing both the offroad and enduro series.
In 2019 a riding buddy convinced me to buy a trials bike. After attending a few events I quickly discovered how welcoming and friendly the trials community is.
KEITH MARTINEZ - MEDIA DIRECTOR, TRIALS KIT AND LOGISTICS
I started riding trials in 2020 after years of solo long distance road trips. It's been great fun and a constant opportunity to learn how to better control a motorcycle over difficult terrain. There is a large social aspect to the sport and I've met a lot of amazing people at club events.
As I'm retired now, I have taken on the role of media director and I assemble the kits trials marshals use to set up an event.
JEFF WILHELM - EVENT BANNERS
Well hello there! Jeff Wilhelm here. I was one of those "free range" kids in the 1970's who was told "be home for dinner". Throughout the decades of hiking, mountain biking, dirt biking and adventures, trials riding always called to me. And well, as you might guess, goes the story.
I purchased the vintage bike I longed for as a kid, showed up at a PST event, and was welcomed more warmly than ANY motorcycle event before! The combination of nature,friendship and humble competition( who knew?) is SO enticing and fun! A foot down or clean section will bring a collective "Oh Darn" or "Hooray" from EVERYONE!
Don't wait to wonder if you're ready - you are! As part of the "officially unofficial" welcoming committee, I say welcome! And as our adult children have left the nest, I don't think my wife Lisa and our Great Pyrenees Jake will be too worried if we're late for dinner!
IAN GRIFFIN - DNR LIAISON
My name is Ian Griffin. Originally from England, I have been in the USA since 1988. I have competed in trials since 1980 and have owned many brands of bike, but for the last 15+ years I've ridden a Sherco.
I have been a trials marshal for many events and helped out with coaching the lower class riders.
I live near Snohomish and help out at Tomahawk ridge when I can.
OTHER ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
RECENT PST BOARD ALUMNI
Celebrating 50+ years of PNW trials (1972-2022),
we salute our former board members!
Hi there, name is Dan Blagovich. I am retired and previously held the position of Vice President. I live in West Seattle with my wife Debbie and we have three grown children and three grandkids.
I started riding trials at age 14 for a couple of years on a 1973 Montesa Cota 247. Life happened and did not return to trials riding until 2001, and currently compete in the Clubman class. Somehow, oddly enough, retirement does not equate to more riding time. I stay busy serving in ministry, whether it be at our church, mentoring business owners, or coming alongside newlyweds.
It has been a great pleasure and blessing to serve on the board with the other officers, to share their passion and see the fruits of all our combined efforts. As we move forward, learning, stretching and growing, we highly value your input. If there is something you would like to see, please contact any one of us with ways you would like to participate in the journey.
I started riding Mototrials at the age of 7 on a Yamaha TY80. Although my first ride lasted about 4 seconds before I crashed, I was hooked on the sport. I started riding the Expert class at the age of 14 and in 1984 won the National High School Championship on a twin-shock Fantic. After that season I left the sport for 25 years. In 2009 I had the opportunity to try out a modern era trials bike, and I was quickly hooked again. It was like being 7 years old again, although this time I went a little longer than 4 seconds before crashing. After riding a couple Advance Class events on a borrowed bike, I sold my Honda Interceptor, bought a Gas Gas, and got back into Mototrials. I currently compete in the Expert Class.
I enjoy riding with my youngest son Nathen, my brother Dale, and my father Wayne. My oldest son, Branden, attends Western Washington University, and my wife Danene enjoys attending any 2-Day events that we go to. My day job is as CEO of Easy Metrics, an employee analytics software company, and I recently served for six years as an Elder at our church.
I rode a mountain bike every weekend for about 15 years, and then bought my first motorcycle at the age of 48. I soon sold my trail bike and took up trials 13 years ago at the age of 50, and have never looked back.
Trials just seems to combine the best of all worlds for two-wheel sports: balance, agility, control and the thrill of doing what you thought looked impossible. And it is much safer than YouTube would have you believe. The learning curve for incrementally improving your skills is just endless. I have now topped out at the Expert Support level and will hang on until I have to drop back.
I served as club president for four years and as Secretary for a time.
I have been an avid offroad rider since the early 1970s. I grew up riding the trails of western Washington led to over 20 years of competition, primarily in enduros and hare scrambles with some desert and ice racing in the mix.
I got into trials in late 2011 and enjoy the skill building, challenge and social aspects of the sport. After a 29 year career as a mechanical engineer in the oil industry, the full-time wife, dog mom and motorcycle rider lifestyle is providing many smiles per mile.