Jay currently sits on the board of the Kootenay Adaptive Sports Association in the role of Trails Director.
The Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association is a provincial, national and world leader in adaptive mountain biking. The organization has played a pivotal role in creating adaptive mountain bike trail standards, advancing programming and developing events.
Jay is motivated to work with KASA to help mountain bike clubs and associations across the country integrate adaptive mountain biking into their existing and planned trail networks.
Diversity In Mountain Biking
Through a moment of clarity sparked by controversy, Jay came to work on advocating for justice, equity and diversity and inclusivity in mountain biking.
This led to partnering with Christine Reid of the North Shore Mountain Bike Association, through his role at IMBA Canada, to organize and host the "Building Diverse Mountain Bike Communities" symposium.
The symposium attracted participants from across North America looking to engage, learn and contribute to proactive change within their respective mountain bike communities. Through the symposium light was shone upon these important issues - with coverage appearing in local and industry print media including Pique News and Mountain Flyer.
Jay is a regular guest on Front Lines MTB Podcast - "A Podcast for the people that truly make mountain biking happen. Not the riders, racers, or product designers but the builders, advocates and the often forgotten Board Members of your local Mountain Bike Trail Association" hosted by MTB super advocate, Brent Hillier.
Jay's commentary and contributions focus on lessons learned from his time leading advocacy groups in the Okanagan as well as those gathered through listening to the experiences of mountain bike advocates throughout the British Columbia and Canada.