Who We Are

Armand Hurford

Armand Hurford, Head of State

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Originally from? Squamish, Brackendale

Why (are you still in) Squamish? Because it is the best place on Earth!

Favourite MTB loop? I am always up for a Cheshire Cat lap the wet way

Favourite road? Republic of Tuesday

Hobbies (other than cycling)? I am just a one dimensional person…Just kidding! Reading rad books, throwing axes, running chainsaws, riding motorbikes… being a … dad (does that count?).

Words to live by: “Faster, faster, faster until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.” Hunter S. Thompson

Super power: Having strange dreams in the night and making them become reality

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Leah Orosco, CFO, The Right Hand

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Originally from? Ipiranga, São Paulo, Brasil

Why Squamish? This place is magical!

Favourite MTB loop? Wonderland, 50 Shades, Bob Mac, Dead End Loop, Rock’n’Roll, Corners, Roller Coaster…through the Highlands and down Jack’s Trail

Favourite road? Paradise Valley, down the highway to Britannia, “Tour de Valleycliff”, back to Brackendale through the neighbourhoods

Hobbies (other than cycling)? Reading, music, basketball, learning about living things, animal watching, stargazing

Words to live by: “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” – Thoreau

Super Power: Bending time

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Nathanael Fournier, Service Manager

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Originally from? Born in Quebec, grew up in the Okanagan

Why Squamish? It’s beautiful, there are trails everywhere, less hustle and bustle than Vancouver.

Favourite MTB loop? Crouching and Kiki or a quick after work loop of Farside and Spencer’s.

Favourite road? Something with a destination like Fergie’s or Galileo or a lake side picnic.

Hobbies (other than cycling)? Bike polo, hiking

Words to live by: “Measure twice, cut once.”

Super power: Superhuman hearing

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Rob Lester, Bicycle Technician

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Originally from? Border of Wales, countryside, UK.

Why Squamish? Because is the Mountain Biking Mecca of Canada!…pretty much!

Favourite MTB loop? Probably…Half-Nelson to Somewhere over there, back up to Pseudo-Tsuga.

Hobbies (other than cycling)? Climbing… and… camping… that’s about it.

Words to live by: “Hold my beer and watch this.”

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Jeremy Null, Customer Service

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Will Waters, Bicycle Technician

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Originally from: Shrewsbury, England

Why Squamish? Mountain bike mainly, general outdoors

Favourite MTB loop: Leave Of Absence.It’s the perfect extended commute home and I love the fact that there’s always beginners on the trail and they are all smiling!

Bicycles: Custom build MTB (Wischard?), Independent Fabrication Delux, old GT MTB, Skull Skates cruiser

Hobbies (other than cycling): Dog walking

Words to live by: Try not to harm any animals (including humans), tread lightly.

Super power: Sarcasm

Soundtrack: Lawnmower Deth – Satan’s Trampoline

 

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Chris Hajek, Bicycle Technician

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Dennis Buhler, Customer Service

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Sarah Griffin, Inventory Controller

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Fraser Brown, Bicycle Technician

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Sean Hayzelden, Customer Service

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Originally from: Calgary, Alberta

Why Squamish? Because it’s the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada!

Favourite MTB loop: I’m a big fan of Dirt Merchant to A-Line (Whistler), in Squamish so far I like Angry Midget to Half-Nelson

Bicycles: Specialized Stump Jumper Evo Expert Carbon (which I’m trying to sell!!!), and a Black Market Mob

Hobbies (other than cycling): Climbing, running

Words to live by: “Live to Ride” (old Norco saying)

Super power: Attempting to fly

Soundtrack: Toes (don’t know the artist. I am out of touch… This is what happens when you live in your car)

 

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Corey Ellah, Bicycle Technician

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Originally from: Port Colborne, ON

Why Squamish? Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada: I wanted to Mountain Bike, Pedal, Climb, Ski, everything!

Favourite MTB loop: The Rolls-Royce loop! Rupert-Roller Coaster Loop

Bicycles: SS Kona Explosif, and some other back home that I need to ship out here.

Hobbies (other than cycling): Rock climbing, hiking

Words to live by: “Take what you need, leave the rest”

Super power: Empathy

Soundtrack: Right now? Outright crazy gangster rap!

 

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John McKinnon, Service Writer

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Originally from: Comox

Why Squamish? Because I used to live in Whistler and I love the Seato Sky area, and I wanted more of a community than that kind of destination town.

Favourite MTB loop: I don’t know enough of the trails yet… Some of my favourites have been Angry Midget, Value Added and Credit Line

Bicycles: Norco Threshold for road/gravel (two sets of tires!), Trek Slash

Hobbies (other than cycling): Rock Climbing, skiing and a little bit of running

Words to live by: So be it.

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Soundtrack:Whatever Spotify recommends

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Emanuel Labarre, Bicycle Technician

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