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.

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.

Rae Sutherland

Board Secretary

Rae Sutherland grew up in the mountains of Springville, Utah. She has recently, and thankfully, made Francis her new home. She decided early on she wanted the outdoors to be a major part of her life. Rae graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation and went on to a career in Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies as a PATH Certified Instructor and adaptive program manager. Rae and her husband, David are avid mountain bikers. With a 2 year old, Rae still makes time for riding, skiing, hiking and traveling with family.

Les F. England


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.

Amber Nelson

Board Treasurer

Amber Nelson was raised in Park City. After getting her degree at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, she returned to Utah and found the Kamas Valley was much more suited to her lifestyle.  For 11 years, she has operated her own accounting office, focusing on HOAs, small business, and non-profit bookkeeping and tax. She is avid road and trail runner, and the rest of her free time is spent walking her dog in the hopes of one day making him tired.  For the record, he’s got the local trails memorized and is looking forward to new and exciting trails to figure out.IMG_0320