Missouri Trails Advisory Board Members

Vacant
ATV/UTV Trail Users

Mr. Travis Ewart
Arrow Rock
Bicycling Trail Users
Term expires November 2023

Ms. Vicki Ventrella-Meyer
Saint Ann
General Trail Users
Term expires November 2022

Mr. Andrew Lackey
St. Louis
Accessibility
Term expires November 2023

Mr. Ken Crist
Webster Groves
Off-Highway Motorcycling Trail Users
Term expires November 2023

Ms. Natasha Longpine
Springfield
Pedestrian Trail Users
Term expires November 2021

Ms. Celeste Koon
Jefferson City
Mountain Biking Trail Users
Term expires November 2021

Mr. Michael Kircher
Rocky Mount
Water Trails Users
Term expires November 2023

Mr. Maury Mertz
Salem
Equestrian Trail Users
Term expires November 2022

Advisory Board Background Information

The Missouri Trails Advisory Board was established in 1993. The board consists of nine voting members appointed by the Missouri State Parks division director. Members may serve two consecutive three-year terms. New board members are appointed based upon experience with trail use and trail construction, community involvement, trail user group participation, ability to represent other trail users, ability to devote adequate time to the duties, ADA knowledge and experience. 

Board members represent each of the following trail user interests and are active members and volunteers with the groups they represent:  Pedestrian, Equestrian, Off-Highway Motorcycling, All-Terrain Vehicle Riding, Bicycling, Mountain Bicycling, Accessibility, Water Trail and General Trail Use.                 

Board responsibilities include representing trail users in Missouri, providing guidance to Missouri State Parks in developing grant selection criteria, reviewing Recreational Trail Program grant applications and making grant funding recommendations. The board may also be asked to advise on program policy issues. The board may choose to become active in other trail causes at its discretion. The Missouri Trails Advisory Board meets twice per federal fiscal year.