BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ashley is thrilled to have the opportunity to volunteer as a WMBA Board Member, as she has benefited immensely from the support and guidance of the WMBA community both on and off the bike. Ashley started mountain biking in 2020 when she moved back to Colorado Springs, and credits it with helping her find a sense of belonging and empowerment amidst a global pandemic.
In her professional career, Ashley has served as an Air Force intelligence officer, a law clerk to a federal judge, and an attorney at a Washington, DC law firm. She is currently serving as the Lyon Chair in Professional Ethics in the Philosophy Department at the US Air Force Academy. Ashley also volunteers with the Rocky Mountain Veterans Advocacy Project, which provides legal representation to veterans in need. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in Political Science from the US Air Force Academy.
In addition to playing on bikes, Ashley loves snowboarding and Nordic skiing, taking long walks with her dog, and attempting to learn new arts and crafts.
Board Vice Chair & Sponsorship Committee Chair
Katie joined WMBA in 2019 and was immediately hooked on the awesome community and friends found on the group rides. She has been on the race team on and off since 2021 and has volunteered as a ride guide for a few summers. She started mountain biking in 2018 and, after a few intimidating months, began to love the freedom and adventure that bikes offer. She looks forward to long days in the alpine and bikepacking every summer.
Katie grew up in Northern California, but has lived in many Rocky Mountain states. She came to Colorado Springs in 2016 to pursue her Masters in Teaching from Colorado College, and thought COS was too much fun to leave! She currently teaches (occasionally, wrangles) Study Skills and AP Research students at Doherty High School. When not cycling, you’ll catch Katie doing yoga, drinking chai, reading fiction, looking at cool rocks, and searching for marmots in the high country.
Eunice was born and raised in Missouri, and started biking during college as a way to get to classes. The commute became a form of stress relief for her, and she found joy in connecting to nature through biking. She moved to Colorado in 2019 and joined WMBA that same year in hopes of meeting women stoked on bikes. Although she was initially nervous about steep downhills and techy trails, she has come to love the thrill of ripping singletrack.
Eunice is a civil engineer and likes to contemplate the built environment around her. In her free time she can be found reading, writing, cooking, and daydreaming of future adventures.
When living in Southern California Jessica was an avid bike rider spending weekends in the San Bernardino Mountains to mountain bike and commuting to work during the week by road bike. When she moved to Colorado Springs in early 2021, she was stoked to find an organization like WMBA and quickly fell in love with all the great mountain biking trails in the Springs which she now gets to show her husband. When not biking Jessica likes to hike, ski, rock climb, camp, travel, look at craigslist for a better mountain bike and one day wants to bike the continental divide for an epic summer vacation.
Jessica is working to become a high school science teacher while getting a Master of Education from UCCS. She is looking forward to being more involved with the community, discovering new trail systems and contributing to the continuing success of WMBA.
Board Member & Ride Guide Committee Chair
Kacie hails from Kansas and got her start in cycling riding a pink and teal Huffy up the hill on her street all day. Her dream to ride more took off with using her first ever tax return to buy a road bike like a good Midwesterner.
When moving to Colorado, a big goal of hers was to get into mountain biking to see all of the views. In the 10 years since then, 6 of those have been volunteering with WMBA. This is her second year on the Board of Directors and she has enjoyed building the community as well as riding with all the friends she has made as a result of the group.
Kacie is a Physical Therapist and thus has a strong interest in how the body and bike move together. This year she sought out coaching certification for this and is now PMBIA Level 1 certified. Though she is racing less, her interest in teaching skills, introducing women to an empowering sport and wanting to give back to the city has continued to grow this season.
When not on her XC bike, Kacie has been enjoying rolling on the gravel bike and will never say no to a coffee ride.