New Trail Builder Leadership for Little Mountain Park

I'm writing to introduce myself (Ian Horton) and my wife Leah Kiviat. We are going to be leading the charge of trail building at Little Mountain Park at the helm of newly named group - "Little Mountain Trail Builders". We are hoping to continue the transformative work done by the Mount Vernon Trail Builders and help achieve the vision of the Heart of the Parks Plan. We've got a big summer ahead of us, starting with our inaugural work party of the season on Saturday April 29th. We'll be working on completing a connector trail between Bonnie and Clyde and Upper Surfer’s Way, then focusing on a new mountain bike flow trail just north of Rooty. If you have passion for walking, running, or riding the trails of little mountain we'd love your help. To keep you in the loop I'm planning to publish a periodic Trail Builders blog - look here for updates throughout the summer. Here is a preview to get you started from our first tool and safety orientation with the city Parks staff - https://www.littlemountainpark.org/blog/2017/4/17/our-first-orientation-meeting

Leah Kiviat
Leah is a full time physician and mother of two adventurous young women with a great passion for riding her bike in the woods.  She moonlights in cooking for large groups of friends and trail builders.  Leah’s also one of the co-founders of the women’s mountain bike and cyclocross racing team “Queens of Dirt” and has been closely involved in coordinating this team’s trail work on the trails of Galbraith Mountain in Bellingham, known for her delicious soups in particular.  She is eager to take the trails of Little Mountain to the next level, and fuel the trail building progress from her nearby kitchen.

Ian Horton
Ian is a landscape architect working out of Mount Vernon and avid outdoors person, of two-wheeled persuasion in particular.  He brings prior experience working with the trail builders in Mount Vernon as well as trail building groups in Whatcom and Kitsap counties to his design-build resume.  He enjoys talking about the finer points of soils and drainage, teaching his two girls how to identify native plants, and his wife's prodigious cooking.