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Father of two beautiful girls, Sora and Sage, and best known as Ashley’s husband, Matt O’Reilly is an enthusiastic outdoorsman with a focus on sustainability. His passion for adventure sports is the inspiration for the social and economic endeavors he pursues. Dynamic Earth Equipment, an outdoor gear store, was one of Matt’s first projects, created and opened before he graduated from college. His passion for entrepreneurship and the outdoors lead him to engage in various environmental community leadership opportunities: Safety and Justice Commission, Green Building Roundtable, Springfield Strategic Plan Natural Environment Committee (Co-Chair). He also founded Farmers Market of the Ozarks and TrailSpring, Inc. Matt received the Springfield Business Journal Entrepreneur of Year Award, as well as the Sustainable Developer of the Year award from Governor Jay Nixon. While operating Dynamic Earth, Matt founded Green Circle Projects (GCP) and soon realized his passion for real estate development. He sold the retail store after 13 years of business, expanding GCP to exist at the intersection of social enterprise, sustainable design, and commercial real estate. Focused on “Community Building”, Farmers Park, Green Circle Shopping Center, Cast Cooperative Workspace, Farmers Market of the Ozarks and TrailSpring took shape soon after. Matt’s current focus is on three sustainable development projects: Springfield, MO (Quarry Town) and Bentonville, AR (Red Barn and Crystal Flats). He can most often be found racing his bikes...or jumping off of whatever is “safe” enough to jump off of!
Lori was born and raised in Springfield Missouri, with a small stint in Opelika Alabama. You could probably call her a small town girl in a big world. Or just a small girl, whatever works. Lori has been an avid cyclist for 11 years, a Liv ambassador for 4 years, and racing enduro for Team Kuat for the past 3. She was recently picked up by Honey Stinger as an athlete ambassador. At one point, Lori even worked for the International Mountain Bicycling Association as a member of the Trail Care Crew. She traveled 46 weeks a year to various locations around the county teaching communities how to build and maintain sustainable mutil-use trail. She believes that outdoor recreation is the key to the universe. Since taking on the role of Director for TrailSpring, Lori has produced one of the largest outdoor trail festivals in our region, Singletrack Mind Festival. Currently, Lori is geared towards the introduction of more mountain bike optimized trail in her community. TrailSpring currently has various projects in the works! Lori comes from an exercise science background. With a degree in Kinesiology from Missouri State, she dreams of making a living out of having a healthy lifestyle. TrailSpring has aided in fulfilling that dream and kept Lori in the world of cycling. Before TrailSpring, Lori spent several years working for the International Mountain Bicycling Association, teach communities how to build and maintain sustainable trails. You could say that mountain biking is a passion...
Rob Hamilton is the Trails Manager for TrailSpring. Currently, his position is centered around managing Two Rivers Mountain Bike Park in Highlandville, Missouri. Additionally, Rob has served on the board of Missouri Off-Road Cyclists (MORC) since 2014 as secretary, Trail Coordinator, and organizer of the Thursday Night Cookie Ride and the Friday Night Ride-into-the-Sunset community group rides. Rob’s Trail and Mountain Biking advocacy is motivated by his desire for others to have access to the life-changing benefits he has experienced, particularly the benefits pertaining to obesity and mental health. Rob is a firm believer that Trails create Happy, Healthy People and that Happy, Healthy People are much more likely to do the things that make the world a better place to live. He wants to help make that happen...
Curt Brown is the Equipment Specialist for TrailSpring. He ensures that all of TrailSpring's equipment at Two Rivers Bike Park is kept in working order. Curt also organizes and leads Two Rivers volunteers that help with mowing, trimming, and general park maintenance.Curt began working with Trailspring two years ago as a volunteer. He was in the running for TrailSpring's volunteer of the year program and has now joined the ranks of Team Trailspring on a part time basis. As a Springfield native and active member of MORC, Curt enjoys spending his free time with his friends and family riding bikes, attending club events, or doing anything outdoors! He is very excited about the future of Trailspring and the betterment of the trail systems around Springfield and southwest Missouri! #Trailspring #Teamtrailspring #Earnyourdirt
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Craig is a utility worker for the city of Nixa! He spent 2017 volunteering for Two Rivers and tied for the win as TrailSpring volunteer of the year by tracking over 300 hours of service! He is currently the Caretaker for Two Rivers Bike Park. By volunteering with TrailSpring, Craig hopes to make mountain biking more accessible and enjoyable to the public.
Brad Bennett, President, and Founder of Real Encounter Outreach has been traveling the world speaking and motorcycle stunt riding for many years. Bennett’s platform has many variances, from character-based school assemblies to evangelistic outreach events. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Brad grew up with a passion for anything that has two wheels. At the age of 10, he began riding motorcycles and within the year started racing motocross. With hard work and dedication, Brad was able to move on to professional motocross. At the age of 19, while on the pro circuit, Bennett’s path crossed with one of his heroes in motocross, Steve Wise. During the course of that ordained encounter, Steve boldly introduced Brad to the person of Jesus Christ. Within a few short years, Brad answered a calling from the Lord to full-time ministry. Over the years the Lord has allowed Bennett to perform and speak to over 400,000 people around the world. In 2014 Brad and his stunt team were featured on season 9 of America’s Got Talent. The passion of his Brad’s heart is to see people of all ages know Christ. Brad successfully blends action sports with an anointed message of the Gospel to introduce people to the person of Jesus Christ.
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Emily Laurie is an avid outdoor adventure seeker and has always connected herself with nature. The trails are her way of escaping with family and friends! Laurie earned a Masters of Arts degree in Communications Integrated Marketing, from Drury University in 2014 and an undergraduate degree in Communications and Political Science from The University of Missouri in 2008. Since 2013, Emily accepted the position as the Marketing Director for Hogan Land Title Company where she obtained her title insurance license and oversees the marketing department for all operations in Greene, Christian, Stone and Taney counties. She was named one of Springfield Business Journals “40 Under 40” in 2018, Affiliate of the Year from The Greater Springfield Board of Realtors in 2017 and was one of 417 Magazine’s “20 Under 30” in 2015. She founded the inaugural “Black Loves Blue” event in 2017 benefitting the Springfield Police Foundation. Currently, Emily serves on the Board of Directors for TrailSpring, is on the advisory council for Care to Learn and Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks and serves as an affiliate of the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors. She started her own marketing agency, Laurie Marketing LLC in 2017, and has helped many local businesses with their marketing strategies.
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John was born and raised here in the Ozarks. He started volunteering for the Ozark Greenways Adventure Race in 2000. Their cause and mission was fitting but he also enjoyed the folks associated with the organization. John's love for running and cycling automatically kept him involved with Ozark Greenways and eventually he joined the board, later becoming President. John is now so fortunate to be part of the Greenway’s staff which he says he could probably "compare it to being a baseball fan most of your life and then being asked to join your favorite team!" When he isn't working, he enjoies spending time with his wife, Nicole, and their two dogs, Peg and Buck. John has completed several triathlons and he continues to enjoy trail-running, biking, fishing, music, grilling, parking cars, and of course, tromping. If you need him, he'll be on the trail.
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Doug Pitt is a philanthropist, a business owner, and a family man. He's heavily involved in many pursuits, such as providing basic needs to people across the globe as well as in the heartland of America. Although Doug starts his day out in the tech world, it gets interrupted often because of many philanthropic pursuits. Much of Doug’s time rests in the continent of Africa. In the Spring of 2010, Doug was named the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Republic of Tanzania by President Jakaya Kikwete. This honor was the first Goodwill Ambassador position ever awarded by the country of Tanzania. Doug may be spending a lot of time halfway across the world, but he also has a heart for kids right at home. In 2008, Doug founded Care To Learn with the mission of funding child health, hunger & hygiene needs. Since its inception, Care To Learn has expanded to 26 chapters and funded over 750,000 child requests to children in the Missouri. Doug is an advocate for children and is a past co-chairman of the Springfield Homeless Task Force, acting as the voice of the over 500 named homeless children who everyday face struggles in Southwest Missouri. Doug is a past Chairman of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. He was also inducted in 2011 into the Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame. He has been a Rotary Volunteer of the Year and a Sertoma Service to Mankind recipient. In 2010, Doug was named CASA of Southwest Missouri Champion for Children. Doug is married to his wife Lisa of 24 years. They have three children – son Landon, daughter Sydney & daughter Reagan.
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Kayce Morton, DO is the pediatric department chair and a pediatric hospitalist at CoxHealth in Springfield, MO. She was born and raised in Springfield, a former PHS Viking, and a graduate from Drury University, then College with a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology. She has practiced here since graduating her residency at University of Missouri-Columbia in 2008. She attended Kansas City University of Biosciences and Osteopathic Medicine prior to that. She wanted to return home to practice and raise her family in the Ozarks. She is an active board member of Isabel’s House, the Greene County Medical Society, Mayor’s Commission for Children and has been active in the past with the American Diabetes Association as well as other not for profit groups. She loves hot yoga, running and her lake time. She considers herself a runner but does attempt to bike as well. She participates in multiple races throughout the area. She is married to an avid angler, Brandon, her high school sweetheart and has a 13yo daughter, Ashlyn and 9yo son, Cooper. Her son loves to mountain bike at Two Rivers and plays baseball. Her daughter likes to run as well and basketball is her game.
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Trent Jackson In addition to operating At Home Real Estate Services (https://www.athomehere.com), Trent is a Broker Associate for Murney Commercial. His primary focus is multi-family and income producing property sales and acquisitions and has marketed/sold over $16,000,000 worth of property in the last two years in and around Springfield, MO. Prior to joining Murney Associates and opening At Home Real Estate Services, Trent was General Manager of Panera Bread Co. where he worked while attending college at Missouri State University. Jackson graduated Suma cum laude in 2003 finishing up with degrees in Hospitality and Restaurant Administrations and Business Administration. As an active commercial real estate broker, manager, and consultant, Jackson’s professional memberships include: the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors, Board member at Springfield Apartment Housing Association, National Apartment Association, the National Association of Realtors, Certified Property Management Specialist and Springfield Chamber of Commerce. He's also a supporter of Springfield based charities: Junior League of Springfield, Habitat for Humanity, Care to Learn, Trailspring and MORC (Midwest Off-Road Cyclists). When he's not working deals, Trent enjoys cross country mountain bike riding and racing on the local trails (Two Rivers Bike Bark, Sac River Trails) to be a meditative reset and critical component to his health and lifestyle. Trent remains active in the mountain bike community supporting local trails/races. Jackson's Property Management Company, At Home Real Estate Services, is one of the sponsors of SBC Racing (Springfield Brewing Company). Trent Jackson currently serves as the Owner and Managing Broker for At Home Real Estate Services, a Springfield-based, full-service Property Management Company. At Home Real Estate Services specializes in the management and leasing of Multi-Family and Single Family Investment Properties. www.athomehere.com
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Chandler received his law degree cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2004, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class. Prior to law school, Chandler also attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he studied political science and English, was a Roberts Scholar and graduated with honors. Chandler was born and raised in Nixa, Missouri. After clerking with the firm during law school, Chandler joined the firm in 2004. He became a shareholder in January 2008. He has tried a number of lawsuits to juries, and has received several honors since joining the firm, including the following: The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers; the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40; Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly UP & COMING Lawyers; Super Lawyers’ Rising Star; and Super Lawyer. He has been listed in Who’s Who in America since 2012.
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