PTAG Board

PTAG Board

The PTAG Board of Directors meets at 6:30 pm on the second Monday of every month at Friends of the Riverfront, 33 Terminal Way, Suite 333B, Pittsburgh, PA 15219unless otherwise noted on our Events page.

Current Board Members

Dr. Jamie Pfaeffle, Treasurer and Interim President

Jamie Pfaeffle is an orthopaedic hand surgeon and a mountain biker. Jamie became involved with downhill biking early on and in more recent years freeriding. With the help of many PTAG volunteers, Jamie has helped to bring a local freeride area, the North Freeride Area to Pittsburgh. Jamie leads the steward team that cares for all of the trails in North Park and joined the PTAG board in 2010.

Jim Kapp

Jim Kapp is an avid Mountain and Road bicyclist. His love for the sport goes back to his 3 speed Huffy with banana seat and chopper handlebars. Jim is the co-steward of Boyce park and has been involved with the mapping, painted trail blazing, and bridge building in Boyce. One of his main focus with the PTAG board will be in the capacity of grant writing and fundraising.

William Kirk

William was born and raised in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh and currently works in retail logistics project management. As an avid trail builder and multi disciplined rider, he has designed and constructed trails in the Pittsburgh area for over 13 years. William, alongside PTAG board member Jamie Pfaeffle and builder Dave Brunger, was one of the riders, who first joined PTAG to bring Freeride Mountain Biking to Pittsburgh. He is also credited with 7 Springs Bike Park construction and other technical riding areas within the region. As a board member William is excited to raise awareness of PTAG and develop progressive terrain within the region.

Ed Watt

Ed Watt was raised in the North Hills area. Since returning from a tour with the U.S. Marines in the Middle East he now resides in the Westview area. Ed enjoys competing in triathlons, adventure races, trials comps, and anything else that has to do with a bike. He has spent numerous days helping with the development of the Freeride Trail and Skills park located at Allegheny County's North Park and wants to spread this style of building to all parks. Ed also divides his time between various parks maintaining the multi purpose trails.

David White

David White is passionate about environmental, transportation, and energy issues. He is a year-round mountian biker and bicycle commuter and, in an effort to help support his love of cycling, has been preforming trail maintenance since he was a teenager. He works for the City of Pittsburgh. He lives with his wife and children in the neighborhood of Stanton Heights.

Lora Woodward

Lora Woodward is an avid hiker, bicycler and canoeist. As the Public Program Director for Venture Outdoors, she oversees 500+ outings a year led by a dedicated volunteer trip leader corps. Lora has lead trail-building crews for the Student Conservation Association in Crater Lake National Park, Great Smokey Mountain National Park, Ouachita National Forest, and regionally. She is trained in Wilderness First Response and teaches Venture Outdoors' Outdoor Leadership Training. Lora has a keen interest in wilderness awareness and survival, and has been through courses at the Tom Brown Tracker School and the Vermont Wilderness School. Lora joined the PTAG Board in 2012.

Michelle Wojnar

Michelle Wojnar is a resident of Aspinwall area and moved to the Pittsburgh in 2004 after living in multiple cities thru the East Coast. Her passion is trail running along with biking and whitewater kayaking. Through work and volunteering, Michelle has experienced teaching whitewater kayaking, wilderness survival, trail building and grant writing. Michelle joined PTAG Board in 2012 and looks forward to trail building, promoting PTAG thru trail runs, rides, Bikefest, etc.

Mary Lynn Marisco RN BSN

Mary Lynn was born and raised in the Fox Chapel Area and is a Surgical Intensive Care Nurse at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh. She has a strong passion for enjoying the outdoors and finds it very therapeutic for stress reduction. Is an outdoor enthusiast who loves to hike, bike, kayak, snowshoe and downhill ski. She has a passion for making a difference for our county parks by volunteering time with trail building and maintenance to make it a better place for everyone to enjoy. Remains as a CPR / ACLS instructor and is certified in Wilderness First Aid. Currently is a Venture Outdoors Trip leader for five years and a member of PTAG since 2011. Is very honored to be a new 2014 Board Member / Chair for the Developmental Committee that involves grant seeking and promoting memberships. Looking forward to helping PTAG be the best ever!

Jeff Wuerthele

Jeff joined the board in 2014.

Michael Frere

Michael joined the board in 2014.

Cole Williams

Cole joined the board in 2014.

Adam Sullivan, Ph.D.

Adam joined the board in 2014. Before returning to Pittsburgh, he was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Biking Club in Knoxville, TN, where he volunteered many hours with a rogue to help sculpt an award winning multi-use trail system. He is an avid mountain biker but enjoys taking his daughter, wife, and labradoodle hiking at Settlers Cabin Park. When not maintaining the trails, Adam is a Biomedical Engineer at ZOLL LifeVest in Fox Chapel. He is taking an interest in obtaining grants and expanding the trail maps of our parks. Adam lives in Beechview and has an interest in expanding PTAG's presence closer to the city center.

Previous Board Members

Peter Greninger 2005-2014
Sara Thompson: 2012-2014
Dave Biber: 2001-2013
Maurice Tierney: 2001-2013
Jake Milofsky: 2013
Aaron Basmajian: 2012
Nancy Trun: 2001-2011
Brian DelVecchio: 2009-2011
Elise Gatti:2010-2011
Joe McManus: 2009-2010
Seth Gernot: 2008-2009
Elizabeth Klevens: 2007-2009
Lee Klevens: 2007-2009
Mike Connors: 2007-2010
Brad Childs: 2007-2008