Meet the Team
Born and raised in Juneau, Rebecca has been enjoying the outdoors from a very young age. Besides hiking, Rebecca also loves fishing, snowboarding, swimming, cross country skiing, running, jewelry making, and spending time with her family. Rebecca joined the Trail Mix board in 2015 and her favorite trail is Granite Creek.
Ron has been hiking the trails of Juneau since his arrival in 1975 from the Buffalo, New York area. Being able to get out on the trails with his wife Cathy and, especially these days, his granddaughter is part of what makes Juneau such a great place to live. After a 34-year career with the Alaska Marine Highway System, his retirement years afford him an opportunity to become a member of the Board and help promote the mission of Trail Mix.
Jill moved to Juneau from Montana in 2014. She received her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast in 2018. Her dog, Ox, is an avid trail enthusiast and he takes Jill for trail running and hiking excursions twice a day. Jill is deeply appreciative of Juneau’s extraordinary trail system and is grateful for organizations like Trail Mix that develop and maintain the trails; she joined the Trail Mix board in 2020.
Dave moved to Juneau from Wisconsin in 1979, joined SEADOGS and volunteered as a certified dog handler/search team member for 8 years. He’s also an active hiker, hunter, mt. biker, jogger, ski groomer and skier. He worked in all branches of government during his career and culminated with teaching classrooms in grades 3-5 from 1992 – 2002 and then was a PE teacher from 2002 – 2010. Coinciding with retirement in 2010 Dave became a Trail Mix Board member and has been the Secretary since 2011. As Secretary he manages the Trail Mix membership base and in 2016 started a volunteer trail maintenance team to assist the city, state and USFS with their trail maintenance.
Members at Large
Member at Large
Jack Kreinheder joined the Trail Mix board in 2010. He has lived in Juneau for over 35 years and enjoys hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and cross country skiing on Juneau’s trails. The Treadwell Ditch trail is Jack’s favorite trail. He retired in 2011 from a career with the State of Alaska and now keeps himself busy with volunteering for several nonprofit organizations and doing volunteer trail work.
Member at Large
Diane began her career with the Forest Service, bushwhacking through national forests in Wisconsin, Oregon, and Alaska, went on to lead interagency, environmental reviews of coastal development projects for the State of Alaska, then ran the Southeast Alaska Land Trust. Now retired, Diane “really appreciates Trail Mix for keeping trail access to Juneau’s forests in such great condition, funding its efforts by working across agency lines, and managing it all as a non-profit.” Gracie keeps her out on the trails, rain or shine.
Member at Large
Mark Pusich was appointed to the Trail Mix board in January 2015. As a born and raised Douglasite, Mark returned to Juneau after graduating from Oregon State University to begin his civil engineering career. Mark has enjoyed hiking, mountain biking and trail running on Juneau and Douglas trails since his youth and continues to do so today. His wife Carrie, daughter Hailey, son Jeffery and dog Lucky are also trail enthusiasts and are appreciative of the trails that Juneau has to offer. Mark is a board member of the Douglas Dornan Foundation, JDHS assistant baseball coach, JDHS ACE academy advisor and former CBJ Planning Commissioner/Chairman.
Alaska State Parks
CBJ Parks and Rec
US Forest Service