Kate Rau helped found and is the Executive Director of the Colorado High School Mountain Bike League. She was the Program Manager of Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA) where she directed a 7-month season for riders ranging in ages from 7 to 17. She served as community outreach coordinator, sponsorship liaison, and planned adventures from trail work to epic rides across mountain passes. She is passionate about the benefits of positive youth development from the saddle of a mountain bike. Kate has a Masters Degree in Education and volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). She was a supervisor, training coordinator, and ski and snowboard instructor at Eldora Mountain Resort for 15 years. Kate’s background includes working in the mental health field and environmental consulting.