NMBA Officials

  • All
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Board Members

  • Scott Sheeder


    Scott bought is first mountain bike in 1991, and spent many afternoons enjoying the Pennsylvania State Forests on his trusty Cannondale M-500. He took a break from cycling after college, and pursued other outdoor activities until 2005 when he jumped back in. For the past twelve years, Scott has been running and riding forest trails from Vermont to Florida and all states in between. Scott joined NMBA in 2010, and has been involved in leading the weekly group rides since that time. He was elected to serve as president of NMBA in January 2017, and hopes to continue to build upon the momentum created by the outgoing leadership by providing an organized and welcoming group for all people who share a love of mountain biking, the outdoors, and Rothrock State Forest. Scott also hopes to continue to foster existing relationships with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the many private landowners who have allowed us the privilege of enjoying the countless trails that exist in the Centre Region. You can contact Scott at president@nittanymba.org or scottsheeder@nittanymba.org. Happy trails!

  • Aaron Hofelt

    Vice President

    I learned to mountain bike on "Magic Carpet Ride" in Rothrock in the early '90s on a 26-inch trek with narrow tires and wood screw as an adjustment for the rear derailleur! So my views are somewhat...well “Old Skool” maybe ancient is a better adjective, lol! Since then I've been a racer - both mountain and cyclocross. I've built trails in Rothrock, Black Moshannon, Michaux and Allegrippis. I've done numerous bike trips, riding in Oregon, North Carolina and Utah to name a few. Currently my favorite place is in the South around Chattanooga, TN. I am fortunate enough to have mountain bike friends far and near and use these contacts to benefit NMBA. Very simply, there is no better feeling than building trails, riding bikes, and sharing beers with friends. I hope you agree! Let's ride!

  • Neil Millar


    Neil Millar

  • Brad Swope


    Brad “accidentally” started mountain biking around 2005 as a way to commute to soccer games via Scotia trails. This quickly led to the realization that riding a bike fast in the forest was way more fun than playing any ball sport and that a real mountain bike was way better than a department store “mountain” bike. As his learning progressed, he discovered that indeed it was possible to ride a bike through rock gardens and that he could actually pedal over mountains and for more than 5 miles at a time. His enthusiasm has grown to the point that most vacations now involve traveling significant distances by car with mountain bike in tow. He looks forward to his learning progressing via volunteer efforts with NMBA.

  • Aaron Pontzer

    Board Member

  • Corey Dickman

    Board Member

    I started riding my bike in the woods way back in '92...in un-developed city lots, down power-lines or at ski resorts in the summer time until I discovered a book written by Scott Adams called "Mountain Biking Madness in Central PA". This led me on my first adventure in Rothrock State Forest! After traveling, school and a long break from riding, I returned to the area with my wife and two daughters in 2012. Thanks to the abundant natural resources in the Centre region, I quickly re-discovered my passion for mountain biking. I joined NMBA to help with trail work and to learn the local trails. Later, this developed into advocacy for cycling and trail access in our region. My wife Courtney and I are coaches for the Bellefonte Mountain Bike Club which is dedicated to teaching fundamental bike handling skills and providing support for kids in grades 6-12 who are interested in participating in NICA sanctioned races. Riding in the woods re-charges my soul...so I want to help bring that same experience to others.

  • Howie Shultz

    Board Member

  • Lora Lattanzi

    Board Member

  • Rob Brawley

    Board Member

    1985 Schwinn High Sierra ATB – bought to commute to local Centre area climbing spots. I have been riding the tidal wave of endorphins ever since. The bikes have changed, but the engine has remained the same. I have had the amazing privilege to ride for FREE in at least 17 states coast to coast. Now its time to give something back for all those amazing rides. I recently right sized to just one job and am able to put more time into volunteering in the promotion of my Happy Place…….riding. I have a young family and want to ensure they have more opportunities to ride than I ever did. I look forward to working within the club and community to grow the outdoor opportunities in the community I choose to make my home. Let’s do something better together!

  • Ryan Eisenhower

    Board Member

    Ryan has been actively working with and volunteering his time to Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and members of forestry since 2008. He is an avid mountain biker, hiker, and trail advocate. Spending a lot of his free time in Coopers Gap in Rothrock and surrounding state forests. He has been apart of and led numerous group trail work projects including lead mini excavator operator during the machine built reroute of the Leniency Trail on adjacent private property from Rothrock and Summit Trail in Bald Eagle State Forests. He looks forward to contributing to NMBA's future trail plan and organized events.

  • Terri Rudy Pontzer

    Board Member

    Terri began mountain biking in 2008, and was NMBA's acting President from July, 2011 - January, 2014. She enjoys volunteering her time on behalf of the mountain biking community and has been instrumental in organizing the club through applying for non-profit status, preparing documentation, establishing connections, and submitting grant proposals. Terri likes to volunteer regularly for trail work, events, and leading beginner rides. Terri also co-promotes Happy Valley Biking's Rothrock TrailMix, an event designed to raise funds for the local trail system.

Trail Work Leaders – Harry Sherrill and Jason Stout

Tool Maintenance – Brian Julius – if you have any questions about NMBA’s tools or if you know of a tool in need of maintenance, contact – toolshed@nittanymba.org

Weekly Ride Coordinators – Aaron Pontzer and Scott Sheeder

Website Team – Tara Verity, Rebecca Julius – if you have any questions concerning the website, contact webmaster@nittanymba.org