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Ann Rivers MackChief Executive Officer
Ann Rivers Mack been at Trailnet since 2000 and has held the lead position since 2006. Ann is responsible for having guided Trailnet’s strategic shift from trail-building to healthy, active and vibrant communities.
Before Trailnet, Ann founded Mid-America Energy and Resource Partners, a MO initiative to address energy and resource efficiency. For 20+ years, Ann has drawn from her physics and biology background to develop and teach graduate environmental and sustainability courses at Webster Univ. She teaches the Foundations course for the ‘Education for Global Sustainability’ emphasis area, based on biomimicry and The Natural Step sustainability framework, for which she received training from Karl-Henrik Robert and Paul Hawkin.
Ann’s awards include 2009 Hero of the Planet, Sustainable Visionary from the St. Louis Business Journal. She and her husband have four grown children and live in Webster Groves. She loves to travel, hike, dance, and canoe. She daily bike commutes downtown on her 30-year old, steel-frame Masi.
Cindy MenseDirector of Programs
Cindy Mense is Trailnet's Director of Programs and is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in community nutrition.
For several years Cindy directed the undergraduate dietetics program at Saint Louis University School of Allied Health where she taught pediatric nutrition, community nutrition and basic human nutrition. In 2004, Cindy co-authored a textbook on nutrition for young children.
Cindy joined Trailnet in 2007. Cindy’s team delivers bicycle pedestrian master planning services to local municipalities, walk-to-school programs, outreach and advocacy and community-based active living initiatives.
Josie McDonaldDirector of Communications and Marketing
Josie’s career has been focused on nonprofit management with an emphasis on communications and marketing. In 2006 she took a year off and taught English as a volunteer in Quito, Ecuador.
She is a lifelong St. Louisan and advocates for environmental protection, increased public transportation, quality education, access to health care, and providing development opportunities to disenfranchised citizens. Her healthy active life is fueled by yoga and her love of gardening, cooking - using local, in-season ingredients, and exploring her city neighborhood.
Kay BarnesDirector of Development
Kay has over twenty years of fundraising experience, all gained at two local universities. She has recently focused on women in philanthropy, in particular women’s giving circles. She helped establish a very successful circle in 2007 that continues to grow, has presented the concept at a conference and has shared her experience with other women’s groups.
Originally from Iowa, Kay is a St. Louis transplant, moving here after living in Germany for ten years. She is the mother of four adult children who share her interests in the environment, exercise, sewing, cooking and gardening. She lives in Brentwood in a house she gut-rehabbed in 2001.
Jennifer AllenActive Transportation Manager
Aaron BeanBFC Program Assistant
Marielle BrownBicycle and Pedestrian Planning Manager
Cynthia CantrellSchool Specialist
Kevin KeachProject & Operations Manager
Molly PearsonTravelGreen Coordinator
Katie SchergenCommunications and Marketing Assistant
Carol SchmidtMembership Manager
Steve SchmidtRides Program Manager
Rachel SleemanGraphic Artist and LCI
Rhonda SmythePolicy & Advocacy Manager
Jacob TorbitzkyHtml and Graphics Specialist
Donna TrupianoOperations Assistant