Northern Conference Leadership

Philip Hynes

Northern Conference League Director


Phil found his love for riding bikes while establishing a paper route in the 6th grade where he rode his bike 364 days a year for the next 6 years. After a career as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps, Phil relocated to Marin County, CA where he was introduced to Mountain, Road and Cyclocross racing with an Elite Masters Cycling Team. During his professional career he has held progressive Executive Leadership roles in the Healthcare and Fintech Industries with an emphasis on technology and rapid growth. 

Phil was the founding Head Coach of the Truckee MTB Team during the inaugural year of the NICA Nevada League (2016) and held the position of League Coach Supporter for 3 years. In 2020, he took over as the League Director for the Nevada League, Northern Conference. 

Phil holds an Economics degree from the University of Illinois and resides in Truckee, CA with his 2 daughters. When not at work or with his daughters you can find Phil on his bikes, snowboards or surfboards. 

Kevin Joell

Northern Conference Race Director


Ann Miers

Volunteer and GRiT Coordinator


I am pretty much a local gal, not born here but raised here. I am the mother of two boys, whom are the reason my husband and I helped start the Galena High School team in 2016. I have a huge passion for this sport and getting more kids out on bikes.  My favorite thing is to ride with the “newbies” and watch them soar at the end of the season. I am still coaching for the Galena team, kids call me Mama Ann and they know they can count on me to keep them organized and well fed during the season 🙂 I love every minute of it!!!

Paul Miers

Race Operations and Coach Supporter


Paul  is a born and raised Nevadan, father of two boys who raced/race in the league. Paul is an experienced and accomplished cyclist who has competed nationally and internationally.  He is level 3 USA cycling coach, has been coaching the Reno Devo team for 7 years and Galena high school team for 5, also one of the founders of the Galena High School team.

Lane Swall

Race Operations


Brent Ruybalid

Race Operations and Coach Supporter


Sam Echo

Chief Course Setter and Timing