South Summit Trails Foundation

Board of Directors

 

Tom Noaker

Board President

Tom Noaker received a bachelors degree in Business Administration and Economics from Belknap College, Center Harbor N.H. in 1971 before moving to Oakley via Park City in 1975. After 7 years employed in the local ski and building trades, he founded Park City’s first full time bike shop, New Park Cyclery Inc. He later sold his business to Jan’s Mountain Outfitters where he managed the Bike Division through Sept., 1992. Tom established his current business as an independent sales rep in the bike and ski industry later that year and continues to reside in Oakley with his wife Nan Chalat-Noaker and their son Dylan who is a senior at the University of Utah in the E.A.E. program of Computer Science.
As a Masters-level athlete, Tom has won 16 State Championships in cycling across 4 age divisions, and won 3 USAC Mountain Bike National Championships. In 2003 he was selected as Race Team Head Coach for the Park City Young Riders, leaving in 2010 to coach individual athletes at the Junior U18 and U23 elite level. Tom continues to actively compete in Nordic ski racing and is committed to creating trail opportunities for the South Summit community.

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Adam Brown

Director

Adam Brown was raised in the Southwest Desert of Tucson, Arizona and moved to Summit County in 1995 where he fell in love with outdoor recreation in the mountains. Adam moved to Oakley in 2012, has been married for 16 years, and has 3 growing children. Adam is an Executive Sushi Chef and recently graduated from the University of Utah with a Degree in Environmental and Sustainability. Adam would like to take an environmental and sustainability approach within the growing trails foundation as new trails are planned, built, and maintained in South Summit County. Adam’s specialty is exploring, discovering, and appropriating new trails within the Uinta Mountains and Eastern Southern Summit County. Adam shares the vision of the South Summit Trails Foundation in connecting communities and increasing recreational opportunities through new trail development.

Howard Sorensen

Board Vice President

A native Utahan, Howard was born into a family who was very active in the out-of-doors and all our great state has to offer. After graduating from Olympus High, he went on to earn a bachelors degree from the University of Utah, majoring in business with a minor in finance and insurance. In 1979 he started his own independent insurance business, which he still operates today. As a father of five children and 13 grandchildren, Howard has a great desire to give back to the community he loves by helping develop trails for not only his family, but for all community members to enjoy.  On any given day you will find Howard and his wife Lisa enjoying cross-country skiing, biking or hiking on many of the wonderful trails that exist in Summit County.

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Corey Ann Dutton

Board Secretary

Corey Dutton was raised in Austin, Texas where she grew up an avid trail runner and later ran cross-country for the University of North Texas. After completing her undergraduate degree, Corey lived in Costa Rica for several years and later studied in Mexico. After graduating with her Masters in Business Administration in 2005, Corey soon moved to Summit County where she’s resided since 2006. In 2008 Corey founded a private debt fund for real estate lending as her principal occupation and in her free time enjoys outdoor pursuits including snowboarding, hiking, and biking. Since moving to the Kamas Valley, Corey has been dedicated to creating awareness in the local community about the value of trails for both recreation and transportation. As part of the South Summit Trails foundation, Corey hopes to organize local citizens to advocate for and build sustainable trails in the Kamas Valley that will be enjoyed by future generations.

Trish McMillen

Director

Trish McMillen attended Colorado State University, studied Microbiology, and is a former “Outward Bounder” with a great passion for the outdoors. Trish has spent the last 15 years as a professional, award winning photographer shooting for such publications as National Geographic AdventureTraveler and many more. Trish and her husband own the flagship photographic Art Gallery on Main Street now known as “The McMillen Gallery.” Trish has recently turned her career to real estate with the birth of her daughter. Trish loves being outside and has participated in more foot races than she can count as a runner in her 20s, she has biked thousands of miles because she loves the feeling of being on her bike with a destination in mind, she’s hiked hundreds of miles, and climbed to places many people will only dream about. Therefore, it’s her goal to share that passion for trails & the outdoors with others. Trish served on the “River Mountains Loops Trail Advisory Board” in Las Vegas from 2004 to 2011 and hopes to bring her experience and successes from that Board to the South Summit Trails Foundation.

Les F. England

Director

Les F. England has lived in Summit County for more than 30 years.  He was a practicing attorney for 30 years before retiring in 2012. Now he spends most of his time riding his bike, working in the yard, caring for horses, and trying to figure out new places to explore. Les has 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren.

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Rick Fournier

Director

Rick Fournier has lived, worked, and played in Summit County for more than 20 years.  For the past thirteen years he has served as the Trails and Grooming Operations Manager for Park City’s local trails advocate, the Mountain Trails Foundation. During the summer months, Rick designs and builds new trails, manages a 6-person trail crew, and is responsible for the maintenance of nearly 200 miles of trails. In the winter months, Rick oversees grooming operations on approximately 30 kilometers of winter recreation trails in Park City’s, Round Valley Open Space. Rick’s goal as a board member is to share his trail experience and build upon the growing momentum of developing new trails and creating recreational opportunities in the Kamas Valley and beyond.