Starting on Monday, July 6th the southbound bus stop at Main & 1st will move north one block.
Executive Director Jason Miller got started in transportation accidentally when he started a weekend business taking Denver and Boulder, Colorado clients skiing and rafting. He quickly focused more on the passenger transportation business than on the adventure tour business and built up a high quality shuttle and charter company, which he sold in 2001. After selling his business, Jason and his wife looked for other opportunities in the West and ended up moving to Idaho. Jason has been with Mountain Rides since early 2007. Before joining Mountain Rides, Jason was Executive Director of Wood River Rideshare, a non-profit focused on promoting and providing ridesharing,bicycling and walking transportation solutions. During his time at Mountain Rides, Jason has been instrumental in creating and growing a regional, multi-modal transportation organization for Blaine County. Jason has led the implementation of a new strategic direction for Mountain Rides that focuses on developing new routes and services, seamless integration of transportation modes, greater resource efficiencies, and building key partnerships.A dedicated cyclist and user of public transportation, Jason brings tremendous passion to his work of furthering the usage of smart, efficient transportation options. It is not uncommon to find Jason riding a Mountain Rides bus, biking the Wood River Trail, or walking around town. He lives with his daughters in Hailey and enjoys all that our area has to offer including skiing, camping, hiking, and biking.
Wendy joined the Mountain Rides team in December 2010. She primarily focuses on Mountain Rides' financial, grant administration, as well as, human resource activities for the organization. Wendy has lived in the Wood River Valley for the past 10 years with her family and brings a unique combination of business and not for profit knowledge to Mountain Rides.
Maintenance and Facilities Manager
Ben joined Mountain Rides as the Maintenance and Facilities Manager in 2015 to oversee the team that keeps the buses running and facilities in tip-top shape.He is looking forward to making sure our riders have the best experience possible while using our system to move around the region. Ben is a volunteer Engineer/EMT with the Ketchum Fire Department and lives with his wife, Kate, in Hailey.
Jim is the Operations Manager for Mountain Rides, overseeing drivers, scheduling and all of the routes. He loves the opportunity to help provide transportation solutions to the residents of the Greater Wood River Valley! In his spare time, Jim is an avid outdoor recreationalist, hiking in Utah, biking and skiing are just a few of his passions. His wife Kathie is a world class athlete, author and backpacker!
Kim joined Mountain Rides in December 2011 as the Administrative Support Coordinator and is now a Support Specialist assisting all departments. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a business administration degree. She loves living with her daughter here in the Wood River Valley.
Bike - Ped Coordinator
Kaz has a passion to serve and engage in programs that better our community. Kaz joined Mountain Rides in the spring of 2012 as the Bike-Ped Coordinator initially to run the safe routes to school program advocating for improved bicycling and walking infrastructure and promoting events to celebrate biking and walking in the Blaine County school district. In 2013 Mountain Rides launched the BikeShare program in Hailey, which Kaz administers. In 2015 the program expanded to include Ketchum. Kaz also oversees the Blaine County Community Bike-Ped Plan, working with the cities and county to implement projects to improve multi-modal transportation in this active community. Kaz lives in Hailey with her husband Kurt and son Kai and is very active in the outdoors making great use of the areas amazing trails hiking, biking, skiing, backpacking and enjoying the areas lakes and white-water rivers.
Carlos is our full-time ace mechanic in the shop, fixing all of our mechanical problems with a huge smile on his face! He adds a fresh outlook to our staff while working extremely hard to solve the toughest problems. He also loves to grow peppers and restore his old Ford pick-up truck.
Mark F. Johnson
Bus & Facility Maintenance
Born & raised in Minnesota, Mark started at KART part time in the winter of 1996. He later became a full-time employee of Mountain Rides in the winter of 2006. In his spare time, Mark is also an athlete and loves to play hockey as often as he can.
Colleen Williams: Colleen is an Idaho native, and currently lives in Ketchum. Colleen has worked as a driver and driver trainer for Kart and now Mountain Rides since 1980. The Pioneer Saloon, Despo's, and Perry's are her favorite places to eat. The 2 coolest vacations she has ever been on include a month in India and 3 weeks traveling in China.
Hortencia Aguilar: A seasonal driver that truly enjoys driving riders to their destination, she has a first-class safety record and a helpful personality. In her off time, Hortencia loves to spend time with her family.
Maira Conlago: Maira brings a South American flavor to our staff, coming from Ecuador as a Certified Nurse. Maira is a excellent driver and Spanish-speaking representative for Mountain Rides. She recently became involved with marketing efforts in Spanish-speaking communities to encourage ridership. Maira also has a son that recently joined the Army.
Stuart Gray: Stuart came to the Valley in 2002 and started with Mountain Rides over 5 years ago. Stuart hopes people will leave their cars at home and utilize the bus more. His favorite new restaurant is the Powerhouse in Hailey. Stuart loves the summer here because it's short and sweetly intense. Stuart is an avid cyclist and an artist who is always working on his portfolio.
Raul Romero-Campos: Raul says, "Working for Mountain Rides is Fantastic!” His enthusiasm for taking Hailey riders to their destination is evident in his interaction with passengers. Raul originates from Peru and makes working hard a priority in order to support his twin sons.
Bill Sproule: Bill has worked for Mountain Rides for over 10 years and now works full time for Mountain Rides. He loves skiing and single track bike riding, making Sun Valley a perfect place for him to live.
Pam Vasquez: Pam has lived in Shoshone for 18 years and has been driving for Mountain Rides since 2005. Pam is hoping Mountain Rides continues to expand. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know the kids who ride with her. Pam loves this area for the environment and the changing seasons. When not working Pam loves sewing, knitting, and crochet.
Jose Victorino: Jose has worked at Mountain Rides for 4 years. He would like to see Mountain Rides succeed and grow and become a very important part of the community. His favorite places to eat in Ketchum are Perry's for lunch and the Pioneer Saloon for dinner.