Frank Maguire

Frank Maguire

Program Director - Trails & Recreation

Central Region

Frank Maguire comes to PEC after over a decade of trail work across Pennsylvania. Joining the Council in February of 2015, Maguire’s efforts will focus on the Industrial Heartlands Trails Coalition along with the PA Water Trails Program, a statewide partnership that encourages the development of sustainable water trails.

Prior to his work at PEC, Maguire served as the Principal at Small Mountain Trails, LLC, a trail consulting firm he founded that focuses on educational workshops and assisting in community trail development. He also contributed to Dirt Rag Magazine as an Access Editor, where he was responsible for writing trail advocacy feature articles including risk management for mountain bike-specific trails and the changing nature of recreational trails.

Maguire’s experience also includes working as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) from 2009-14 and as the Partner and General Manager of Mt. Nittany Wheelworks from 2002-09.

At IMBA, he provided daily organizational support to its clubs and members in his seven-state region to improve and promote mountain bike opportunities. Maguire also spearheaded work towards creating destination trail systems and gathered funding for numerous trail projects exceeding $2 million. Additionally, he worked to implement IMBA’s chapter program, leading to a 130 percent growth in membership during his tenure.

Maguire, who holds a B.A. in History from the American University in Washington, D.C., has served as a board member on a number of reputable committees. His titles include working as the Vice President of the Penns Valley Conservation Association and participating as a Representative on both the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Natural Gas Advisory Committee and the Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry Recreational Advisory Committee.

Frank has lived in Central Pennsylvania for the last 17 years with his wife, Beth Gross, and his son, Eoinn. When not at work, he can usually be found exploring the State Forests near his home in Penns Valley, day dreaming of the next trail.

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