Recreation Northwest

About Us

Recreation Northwest

Our mission: We promote outdoor recreation and bring people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play.

Our primary strategies are Stewardship, Education and Fun:


Facilitating collaboration between outdoor enthusiasts, local governments, businesses and individual landowners to improve local trail networks, provide direct service to maintain local parks and develop a sense of pride and ownership in these outdoor places that make our communities unique.


Sharing information between race directors, participants and the public to increase communication and positive shared use of our parks and trails and to lessen the environmental impact of events on these places.


Getting adults and children outside to be active, build community and enjoy our parks and trails.


Board of Directors

Adam Lent, President
Kurt Baumgarten, Vice President
Al Ragan, Treasurer
David Laws, Secretary
Betsy Bierer
Dean Fearing
Pamela Jull
Mike McAuley
Lindsey McGuirk

Todd Elsworth, Executive Director
April Claxton, Executive Manager

Bellingham Kids Traverse
Jen Gallant, Race Director
Lance Romo, Parks and Recreation
Tammy Bennett, YMCA

Olympia Traverse
Ian Shopland, Race Director
Heather Antanaitis, Sales and Marketing Director
Joe Hyer, Director

Bellingham Traverse
Tyler Mitchell, Race Director
April Claxton, Volunteer Coordinator
Erin McCain-Anderson, Finish Line Coordinator

Winthrop Traverse
Sam Naney, Race Director
Alison Naney, Race Director & Sales
Mike Pruett, Transition Captain

North Bend Traverse
Scott Lee, Race Director
Scott Ward, Volunteer Coordinator
Ryan Lee, Finish Line Coordinator

Quest Adventure Races
Brent Molsberry, Race Director

Recreation Northwest Conference & EXPO
Todd Elsworth, Director
Brent Detta, Manager

Check out our Recreation Northwest Sponsorship Opportunities.

Recreation Northwest Network
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