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News for March 2017
Mountain Rides is seeking an outstanding candidate to lead our Operations department. Check out the employment page for more information.

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Jason Miller
Executive Director

Executive Director Jason Miller got started in transportation accidentally when he started a weekend business taking clients skiing and rafting that developed into a high quality passenger shuttle and charter company. After selling that business, Jason moved to Idaho and started working on community transportation solutions in the Sun Valley area in 2006, starting out as Executive Director of Wood River Rideshare, a non-profit focused on promoting and providing ridesharing, bicycling and walking transportation solutions. Jason has been Executive Director of Mountain Rides since 2007. Throughout his career at Mountain Rides, Jason has been instrumental in creating and growing transportation options for our area.  Jason is leading the implementation of a new strategic plan for Mountain Rides that focuses on increased service levels, seamless integration of transportation modes, efficient use of resources, and building key partnerships. A dedicated cyclist and user of public transportation, Jason brings tremendous passion to his work - it is not uncommon to find Jason riding a Mountain Rides bus, biking the Wood River Trail, or walking around town.
Ben Varner
Maintenance and Facilities Manager

Ben joined Mountain Rides as the Maintenance and Facilities Manager in 2015 to oversee the team that keeps the buses running and facilities in tip-top shape.He is looking forward to making sure our riders have the best experience possible while using our system to move around the region. Ben is a volunteer Engineer/EMT with the Ketchum Fire Department and lives with his wife, Kate, in Hailey.
Jim Finch
Operations Manager

Jim is the Operations Manager for Mountain Rides, overseeing drivers, scheduling and all of the routes. He loves the opportunity to help provide transportation solutions to the residents of the Greater Wood River Valley! In his spare time, Jim is an avid outdoor recreationalist, hiking in Utah, biking and skiing are just a few of his passions. His wife Kathie is a world class athlete, author and backpacker!
Kim MacPherson
Support Specialist

Kim joined Mountain Rides in December 2011 as the Administrative Support Coordinator and is now a Support Specialist assisting all departments.  She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a business administration degree. She loves living with her daughter here in the Wood River Valley. 
Carlos Tellez

Carlos is our full-time ace mechanic in the shop, fixing all of our mechanical problems with a huge smile on his face! He adds a fresh outlook to our staff while working extremely hard to solve the toughest problems. He also loves to grow peppers and restore his old Ford pick-up truck.

Mark F. Johnson
Bus & Facility Maintenance

Born & raised in Minnesota, Mark started at KART part time in the winter of 1996. He later became a full-time employee of Mountain Rides in the winter of 2006. In his spare time, Mark is also an athlete and loves to play hockey as often as he can.
Tucker Van Law
Business Manager

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