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Slate Valley Trails, Inc. (SVT) is a volunteer community group founded in 2015. We are a non-profit organization and a chapter of the Vermont Mountain Biking Association (VMBA).
Our mission is to build, maintain and promote foot and bicycling trails in the Slate Valley region of southwestern Vermont.
We strive to:
Slate Valley Trails maintains more than 50 miles of free, public trails in Poultney, Castleton and Wells.
Our trails are made possible through the generosity of private landowners, with the support of local towns, and by the help of volunteer stewards. Slate Valley Trails is grateful for critical financial support from members, donors, businesses, and grants.
Greg joined the board in 2019. Prior to his role as Secretary, Greg served as Events Committee Chair. He enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors, especially when it involves running or riding the SVT trails. Greg is excited to play a role in supporting the SVT community and our awesome trail network.
Ellen joined the board in 2021, and currently serves as the Events Committee chair. Ellen is an avid runner and is looking forward to organizing outings for the community. She lives in Hampton, NY (right next to Poultney) with her husband and senior pug.
Steve is the Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Nuvve Corporation, a San Diego-based technology company focused on the integration of electric vehicles and the power grid. He is an avid mountain biker and snowboarder who has served as a volunteer Mountain Ambassador at Pico Mountain for over 20 years. He lives with his wif
Steve is the Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Nuvve Corporation, a San Diego-based technology company focused on the integration of electric vehicles and the power grid. He is an avid mountain biker and snowboarder who has served as a volunteer Mountain Ambassador at Pico Mountain for over 20 years. He lives with his wife and teenage daughter in a super-efficient solar-powered home in Middletown Springs that they had built in 2004.
William joined the board in 2021. He is an Assistant Professor at Castleton University. With SVT, Bill brings his graphic design, artistic and higher education background to help streamline and develop our visual communications. His favorite hike at SVT is Hardy's Hill.
Kerri joined the board in 2022 and is currently the chair of the Trails Committee. She is passionate about the trails and their future. She enjoys multi-sport activities and just being out on the trails. Born and raised in VT, she currently lives just over the border with her husband Tim. She has two grown children and one grandson.
Chris joined the board in 2019, and recently was elected to Board President after serving as the chair of the Marketing, Promotions, and Fundraising Committee. He lives in Middletown Springs with his wife and two boys, who all enjoy skiing and biking as much as possible.
Hillary has been a member of SVT since 2018 and the race director for SVT's Slate Valley Scramble since 2020. She loves to spend time outdoors running, biking, and skiing with her husband,Andy, and daughter, Aliza. Hillary is excited to combine her passion for the outdoors and recreation with her experience as a project manager to help grow SVT's mission.
Sarah joined the board in 2021, and is the chair of our Family Programming Committee. She lives 15 minutes from Slate Valley Trails and could not be more excited! Her career in occupational therapy and hands-on experience homeschooling her three children have her vested in family programming at SVT. Photo: Jeff Alexander
Ann Marie joined the board in 2020 is passionate about digging into the SVT mission. She teaches upper level science courses, while her husband is the owner of a local physical therapy practice. Ann Marie, her husband, and two teenagers live in Middletown Springs, where they can bike, horseback ride, snowshoe, and ski (and maple sugar) right out their doorstep.
Caitrin joined the board in 2021 and is the current chair of our Marketing, Promotions, and Fundraising Committee. Her experience leading non-profit conservation organizations will continue to lead SVT into the future. She is co-owner of Sustainable Trailworks, and also sits on the board of the Velomont Trail Collective.
Mary comes to the SVT Board after a long and rewarding career as an event planner who finished up her work life in non profit management. Her love of hiking helped her decide to pitch in at SVT, choosing to give back for the many years of magical hikes she has taken with her better half, Paul. Mary hopes to use her acquired skills in eve
Mary comes to the SVT Board after a long and rewarding career as an event planner who finished up her work life in non profit management. Her love of hiking helped her decide to pitch in at SVT, choosing to give back for the many years of magical hikes she has taken with her better half, Paul. Mary hopes to use her acquired skills in events and fundraising to further the goals of SVT in making a lasting legacy of healthy outdoor recreation for all to enjoy.
Nic Stark is a French-American multi-disciplinary designer. He moved up to Poultney after visiting the family camp on Lake Saint Catherine his whole life. He's recently overseen the rebranding of Slate Valley Trails and the Town of Poultney. When not working or volunteering he can be found on a bicycle or exploring with his dog Reggie.
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The 2022 Slate Valley Trails Annual Report is available here:
SVT 2022 Annual Report (PDF)
The SVT Strategic Plan 2023-2025 is a guide to direct our
decisions and actions over the next three years to support
our growing organization and trail system. Here we lay out
our five major goals with actionable objectives that can be
evaluated and measured annually thereafter.
The strategic plan can be viewed here (PDF)
If you need to reach the program manager directly via phone, please email us with the best phone number to call you back at in your email to us.
PO Box 242, Poultney, Vermont 05764, United States