Chuck Ramsey – Secretary
NMBP – Patroller
|I’m a retired mechanical engineer–I worked at DuPont, Sterling, and Agfa making medical X-ray film for 33+ years. Most of my career I worked at the plant that was in the middle of what is now DuPont State Recreational Forest. When the plant closed in 2002, I helped move some of the film production equipment to an Agfa site near Charleston, SC, and later accepted a transfer offer to that site. I worked there for 3+ years and took an early retirement in January, 2006. Since retiring, I’ve worked part time for Trail Dynamics as a trail designer, builder, mapper, sawyer, etc. I also do volunteer trail work with Pisgah Area SORBA, Friends of DuPont Forest, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, and other groups.I began mountain biking in the early ’90s because my son was (and still
is) interested in the activity. I was immediately hooked–mentally I turn 12 again every time I get on my bike (but the bones and muscles are clearly in their 60s!). While most of my riding is on the Pisgah District and in DSRF, I’ve also ridden in SC, GA, FL, TN, KY, VA, CO, and UT. Both kids now live in Colorado, and I’ve enjoyed riding Phil’s World (near Cortez) and the trails around the San Luis Valley of southern CO. I’ve also made 6 pilgrimages to Moab, UT, for rides with family & friends, as well as to participate in the 24 Hours of Moab in 2011.
I’m a USFS-certified sawyer (C card), and my volunteer trail work frequently involves a chainsaw. I’m certified in Wilderness First Aid, and am a member of the PAS National Mountain Bike Patrol unit. See you on the trail!