The Montana Trail Team

Since our founding in 2017, the Montana Trail 406 Association has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of our staff, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. Find out more about some of our team members below.

  • Laurie Richards
    Laurie Richards Trail Town Liaison

    Laurie joined the MT406 Team with the goal of ensuring the small Montana towns that support the Trail are represented and benefit from the initiative going forward. She brings extensive small business and Chamber of Commerce experience to the MT406 Team.

    • “Glacier” Rob Ahl
      “Glacier” Rob Ahl GIS Professional/Adjunct Board Member

      GIS Professional with extensive and broad experience in the management and development of cartographic data. Avid Outdoorsman.

      • Sharon Bannon
        Sharon Bannon Director of Communication/Secretary

        Sharon joined Montana Trail 406 and brings extensive experience in the education field and a vision and drive to improve our Non-Profit Organization.

        • “Dano” Jim Gurden
          “Dano” Jim Gurden Treasurer/ Law Enforcement-SAR LNO

          Dano joined Montana Trail 406 with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization. He brings vast experience in public service with broad outdoor recreation experience.

          • “Jam” Amy Grisak
            “Jam” Amy Grisak VP/Media Relations

            With us since the MT406 founding, Amy is a seasoned outdoor professional with an impressive resume of successful endeavors.   JAM is an experienced multi media skilled team member. She brings years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping The Montana Trail 406 grow and succeed.

            • “Race” M Bannon
              “Race” M Bannon Founder & President

              Race is a veteran ultra long hiker and bike packer with a wide variety of outdoor experience.

              • Ted Zuhlsdorf
                Ted Zuhlsdorf Webmaster

                Ted met Race while mountain biking on the Arizona trail. A conversation among strangers led to Ted helping the 406 crew bring the Montana Trail website to life.

                • “Gris” Bjorn Anderson
                  “Gris” Bjorn Anderson Route Advisor/Web Content Curator

                  A seasoned ultra-long hiker/biker with extensive outdoor skills and experiences, Griz brings his well-developed project management skills to the Montana Trail effort updating developments and trail improvements.

                  • “ATC” Erik Kratzner
                    “ATC” Erik Kratzner Bike Route Advisor/Adjunct Board Member

                    A seasoned outdoorsmen with mountain bike and river skills. ATC brings his extensive outdoor experiences and skills to the Montana Trail effort from his home in Highwood Montana.