As the founder and Executive Director, Daniel works closely with the SVINTS board, volunteers, staff, landowners, government and indigenous partners to achieve the Society’s strategic plan and objectives. As a cartographer by trade, along with extensive trail building experience and training from the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), Daniel manages the Society’s daily operations, including the design, build and maintenance of trails, guidance and supervision of projects and trail building activities and volunteer and staff engagement, while liaising with key stakeholders to keep everything on track or in this case, trail.
As a life-long Victoria local and father of two, he’s sincerely invested in this community. Author of two outdoor recreation guidebooks (one in its fifth edition) and a self-employed cartographer, he has published recreational maps for locals and visiting travellers and mapped the popular Hartland Mountain Bike Park in Victoria along with involvement in various sanctioned trail building efforts.
As a multi-year past president with the South Island Mountain Bike Society (SIMBS) and in his current role, Daniel advocates for the multi-access accessibility of our local parks and trails. This has resulted in building key relationships and connections with several other trail support groups including the South Island Mountain Bike Society (SIMBS) the Outdoor Club of Victoria, Habitat Acquisition Trust, Vancouver Island Trail Association, to name a few. His involvement in developing the Sea to Sea Management Plan, has illustrated his desire and ability to collaborate with CRD Parks and BC Parks staff and administration.