Michelle Barker is IMBA Upper Midwest’s new Regional Director

Michelle Barker and her IMBA car Michelle Barker, Marty Larson, Griff Wigley

Michelle Barker is the new IMBA Upper Midwest Regional Director, replacing Hansi Johnson who resigned last summer to take a position as Director of Recreational Lands for the Minnesota Land Trust.

She met with me and fellow CROCT Board Member Marty Larson yesterday at Tandem Bagels in downtown Northfield, on her way back home to Iowa after attending the Cuyuna Lakes annual meeting on Thursday night. 

Michelle was featured twice in Josie Smith’s Life on Two Wheels blog last year, part of the Women Involved series here and part of the Women on Bikes series here.

I’ve gotten to know Michelle’s husband Ken Barker in my short career as a mountain biker. He’s a superb technical rider and loves to session. I like that in a husband.