Meet the Team

WinMan Trails employees 4 full-time staff who manage, build and maintain our year-round trail system.


Isaac Cowart

Director of Operations

Isaac spent 12 years working as an outpatient physical therapist. He served as a clinic director for several organizations and successfully managed clinic operations through multiple acquisitions and leadership transitions. He also brings 20+ years of mountain biking experience along with professional credentials as a Certified Run Coach, Certified Mountain Bike Instructor, and BikeFit Specialist. His business and operations experience, combined with his passion for fitness and the outdoors, makes WinMan Trails the perfect fit. 


Brad Kusz

Property Manager

Brad Kusz has served as the property manager of WinMan Trails since the Spring of 2019. His depth and breadth of knowledge as a tradesman has allowed WinMan to bring many projects and building plans in-house, saving both time and money. He has worked as a carpenter, plumber, and an electrician as well as in engine and auto body repair. Furthermore, he has been in the ski and bike industry for more than 30 years and brings not only technical skills as a bike mechanic but knowledge and experience of customers and trail users.


Joel Kleimola

Lead Trail Builder and Groomer

Joel was trained as a mountain bike trail builder by the nation's largest and most respected trail building contractor, Rock Solid. His vision and creative eye transforms normal terrain into trails that excite and will endure the test of time. His expertise brings a level of commitment to maintaining a high-quality trail system that meets the needs of all our users. 


Jeremy Johnson

Trail Builder, Mechanic, Groomer

Jeremy worked as a professional trail builder for Flow Track constructing mountain bike trails throughout the upper Midwest including at WinMan. His experience as a trail builder, welder, mechanic and machine operator allows him to share his talents and continue to grow and improve our year round trail system.

Part-Time Staff

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Vanessa Embling

Bar and Apparel Shop

If you ever visit the Bar and Apparel Shop you know Vanessa (and probably Archie too). Her smiling face and helpful advice makes sure you have a great day at WinMan. Little known fact, she is also a professional photographer and many of the amazing pictures you see on our social media accounts or the website are thanks to her.

Board of Directors

Sean McCaleb


Amy Kobussen


Diane Linn


Rick Gering

Vice President

Mike Bartling


Isaac Cowart


Catherine Egelhoff


Brad Kusz


Paul Egelhoff