Pine Mtn. Staff

We are proud to say that Pine Mountain Sports has some the best staff (just ask Google) of any bike shop in Bend Oregon. We have the training and experience to get you on the right outdoor gear the first time. Our Team is here to answer your questions, give advice or just chat about conditions, gear, etc.

We’d like to introduce you to our Team…

DAN McGARIGLE

  • At Pine Since: 2000 (From the beginning!)
  • Currently Rides: Santa Cruz Hightower w/ XTR
  • Current Skis: BD Helio’s & RMU North Shore 108’s (Tele)
  • Preferred Tip: Strawberry Lemonade
  • About: He’s the shop owner and a fixture in the store. His product knowledge rivals his (sometimes overwhelming) random knowledge of movies and music.
  • Email Dan

CHRIS BOWMAN

  • At Pine Since: 2006
  • Currently Rides: Trek Remedy 9.8 & SC Chameleon 29er
  • Current Skis: Rossi Blackops Senders w/ 22 Designs Vice
  • About: Bowman is one of the heavy lifters in our service department. He also pilots the groomer at Meissner so he’s always a good one to ask about trail conditions.
  • Email Chris

TIFFANY LARSEN

  • At Pine Since: 2022
  • Currently Rides: Salsa Timberjack 27.5+
  • Current Skis: Rossi BC70 & Burton Diva for the vert
  • Preferred Tip: A reciprocated smile! And chocolate.
  • About: Tiffany balances her outdoor retail career by sending out at Smith, cruising down Flagline, gliding around Meisner… Ask her about the Central Oregon Backcountry Explorer route!
  • Email Tiffany

JODY JACOBSON

  • At Pine Since: 2015
  • Currently Rides: Juliana Furtado
  • Current Skis: Rossignol BC 70
  • About: When she’s not helping customers, she’s out riding big bikes on technical trails! She also is one of our latest staff members to get a moto license, so look out.
  • Email Jody

CODY GARDNER

  • At Pine Since: 2018
  • Currently Rides: Karate Monkey & Santa Cruz Tallboy
  • Current Skis: BD Route 105’s & Icelantic Nomads
  • Preferred Tip: A Tasty IPA & Cookies
  • About: Cody spent time as a boat captain in Alaska. We find him to be a good source for bikepacking and gardening tips, although his wife says otherwise.
  • Email Cody

PACO ECHEVARRIA

  • At Pine Since: 2001
  • Currently Rides: Santa Cruz 5010 & 2001 Mrazek
  • Current Skis: Something w/ Tele Bindings
  • About: Originally from Argentina, Paco is a former river guide and loves to tele ski and hit the nordic ski trails when the moon is full.
  • Email Paco

FRANCOIS BENZ

  • At Pine Since: 2020
  • Currently Rides: Trek Supercaliber 9.8
  • Current Skis: Let’s see if he survives the winter
  • About: Francois comes to us from one of our favorite shops in the Bay Area, Mike’s Bikes! Now he’s one of our store managers and we’re stoked to have him.
  • Email Francois

ED BENITES

  • At Pine Since: 2011
  • Currently Rides: Santa Cruz 5010
  • Current Skis: Experience 100’s & Fischer Excursion 88’s
  • About: Ed is one of our store managers. He can find a ski boot to fit almost any foot, and he rides his Yamaha FJR motorcycle to work as often as not.
  • Email Ed

JOEL HUSMANN

  • At Pine Since: 2008
  • Currently Rides: SC 5010 & Trek Super Commuter
  • Current Skis: Something w/ Tele Bindings
  • About: Joel is one of our master mechanics. He’s done RAGBRAI more times that we can count, and he has a yard full of chickens. And two, awesome boys.
  • Email Joel

WOODY CARRICK

  • At Pine Since: 2021
  • Currently Rides: Scott Genius 740 & Supercaliber 9.8
  • Current Skis: DPS Wailer 112’s & Salomon Snowscapes
  • Preferred Tip: Peanut Butter Pretzels
  • About: Woody is a former NOLS staff instructor. When he’s not playing skis or bikes he’s planning his next ultralite wilderness trip, or walking his dog, Abby, in the woods.
  • Email Woody

CHRISTOPHER GAGNE

  • At Pine Since: 2018
  • Currently Rides: Trek Top Fuel 9.8
  • Current Skis: Nordorking
  • About: Christopher is a photojournalist, cyclist, and one of our expert bike-fitters here at Pine Mountain Sports. Christopher is also known as Chris #3, or Gagne West.
  • Email Christopher

MICHAEL MATTOX

  • At Pine Since: 2021
  • Currently Rides: Specialized AWOL Comp
  • Current Skis: ’21 Rossignol XV Split
  • Preferred Tip: Fresh-roasted coffee beans
  • About: Mike likes climbing rocks! When he’s pedaling he’s never going too fast to stop and look at a bird. Also, Mike loves his dog… and your dog. Pretty much all dogs.
  • Email Mike

SCOTT JIROUS

  • At Pine Since: 2021
  • Currently Rides: A Stumpjumper @ Kona Rove ST
  • Current Skis: Black Crows Camox Freebird
  • Preferred Tip: Hard Cider
  • About: Scott comes to us from a shop in Salida, Colorado. When not at Pine he’s out riding singletrack, AT skiing, or crossing another 14Kft mountain off of his list.
  • Email Scott

DAVE HUML

  • At Pine Since: 2017
  • Currently Rides: Santa Cruz Chameleon 29
  • Current Skis: Burton Sherlock Snowboard
  • About: We were lucky to snag Dave from a Trek dealer in Denver, Colorado. He’s one of our Service Department Managers – and has the second best beard in the store.
  • Email Dave

SAVANNAH STALKER

  • At Pine Since: 2020
  • Currently Rides: Juliana Furtado
  • Current Skis: Fischer Nordic
  • Preferred Tip: Cold Brew
  • About: Savannah works in the upstairs office and oversees the Office and HR Department. She enjoys skiing, running and hiking, and dreams of owning a corgi someday.
  • Email Savannah

HENRY ABEL

  • At Pine Since: 2011
  • Currently Rides: SC Hightower & Tandems
  • Current Skis: G3 SEEKr 100’s w/ Vipecs
  • Preferred Tip: Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • About: Henry loves bicycles and motorcycles and is our community outreach guy, among other things. He’s also pretty good at drawing pictures and fixing a flat.
  • Email Henry

JESSE VANDENBORN

  • At Pine Since: 2021
  • Currently Rides: YT Tues, Dirt Love & Capra 29
  • Current Skis: A Snowboard
  • Preferred Tip: Kombucha
  • About: If you’ve been to our rental counter lately you’ve probably had the pleasure of working with Jesse. When he’s not working at PINE he’s at the Bike Park or studying.
  • Email Jesse

GABE GRAVES

  • At Pine Since: 2021
  • Currently Rides: Gary Fisher Ferrous, Trek Crockett
  • Current Skis: Shoot… Snow???
  • Preferred Tip: Any combo of chocolate & peanut butter
  • About: Gabe likes good coffee, big climbs, long descents, and chocolate ice cream. In that order. When Gabe isn’t building bikes for us, he’s bikepacking.
  • Email Gabe

JOHN MARSHALL

  • At Pine Since: 2021
  • Currently Rides: Santa Cruz 5010 & Nomad
  • Current Skis: Jones Hovercraft split board
  • Preferred Tip: Candy. Or gin.
  • About: You can find John in our service department most days.. Otherwise he’s probably snowboarding, surfing, fishing or riding DH at the Bachelor Bike Park.
  • Email John M

EMILY HYDE

  • At Pine Since: 2022
  • Currently Rides: Surly Krampus
  • Current Skis: Volkl Aura’s from like… 2009
  • Preferred Tip: Cheap Mexican Beer
  • About: From Seattle, Emily runs our rental counter on most days. She’s worked on National Geographic cruise ships and likes RC trucks, skateboarding, and long hikes.
  • Email Emily

MARK GUTIERREZ

  • At Pine Since: 2022
  • Currently Rides: Top Fuel 9.8 & Salsa Timberjack
  • Current Skis: Struggles in powder on Armada Declivities
  • About:  One of our excellent bike techs, Mark would rather take a good bike tour over any other vacation. He’s new to mountain biking, but loves a long climb.
  • Email Mark

PHIL McINTIRE

  • At Pine Since: 2021
  • Currently Rides: Santa Cruz Hightower
  • Current Skis: Arbor Coda Rocker Snowboard
  • Preferred Tip: Cookies!
  • About: When East Coast Phil isn’t wrenching for us you’ll find him in the mountains or trying to surf. And he works the sound mixing board at Volcanic Theatre Pub!
  • Email Phil

CARTER SCHLOSSER

  • At Pine Since: 2022
  • Currently Rides: Specialized Status 160, DMR DJ
  • Current Skis: Jones Mountain Twin Snowboard
  • Preferred Tip: Cookies
  • About: Carter is part of our Service Department and one of our MTB reservation specialists. He’s a good resource for current trail conditions and enjoys bouldering and disc golf.
  • Email Carter

JOHN BRADLEY

  • At Pine Since: 2022
  • Currently Rides: Propain Hugene, Cortina Europa
  • Current Skis: Armada ARV 96
  • Preferred Tips: Cold Beer, Veggie Burritos
  • About: John previously worked at the educational bike shop at CSU in Colorado. When he’s not working on your bike, you can find him on the freeride trails with his pup, Everest, or climbing a rock.
  • Email John

BRAEDEN JOHNSTON

  • At Pine Since: 2022
  • Currently Rides: Santa Cruz Hightower
  • Current Skis: A Too-Short Snowboard
  • Preferred Tip: Cider
  • About: Braeden works our sales floor and is from the land of many lakes, aka Minnesota. On days off he is probably outside either biking, fishing, camping, and hiking – all at once. Or racing F1.
  • Email Braeden

JASON DONALD

  • At Pine Since: 2022
  • Currently Rides: Custom Pursuit All Road
  • Current Skis: All the Volkls
  • About: Jason works in the back persuading bikes to become better versions of themselves. When he’s not leading these therapy sessions you can find him playing Marco Polo in the pool with his family.
  • Email Jason

ROBERT “Robmat” BUTLER

  • At Pine Since: 2022
  • Currently Rides: Revel Ranger, Production Privee Shan
  • Current Skis: Robmat Don’t Ski
  • Preferred Tip: Maple Syrup Candies
  • About: Robmat likes to talk about bikes! He also likes Godzilla, Nice People, art (ask him about his snowglobe sculptures), Hiking, Traveling and generally being outside. He’s from Florida.
  • Email Robmat