About Us

Northeast Trailworks was the next natural step for two guys who have spent decades reaping the benefits of amazing trails all across the US. Glen Gollrad and David Alden St. Pierre have been friends since the glory days of BMX in the 1980's, and now love building and working on trails as much as they love riding on them.

Glen Gollrad:

Glen has worked on a number of trail designs, construction, and rebuilds in various terrain, various jurisdictions, and various soil / ecology types since 2001. Projects range from the primitive backcountry hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use in the Santa Fe and Carson National Forests, to the relatively new Topsfield Linear Common, where he has been a volunteer with the group since 2009, helping with drainage work, invasive species management, structure design and general upkeep. 

His extensive architectural and construction backgrounds - primarily in the municipal realm, have given Glen valuable experience in all types of permitting processes and in navigating the various boards – from Planning, to Conservation Commission, to Board of Health, and so on. As an experienced project manager his abilities range from concept / visioning through design, permitting, and construction through to close out and post-project evaluations.

Now, as co-founder of Northeast Trail Works, Glen's vision is to bring the amazing trails and trail systems up to 21st century standards, making sustainable multi-use trails that can be utilized year-round. From hiking, to adaptive mountain biking, to equestrian users - the trails all need improvement, if not complete replacement / renovation - to be able to serve future generations of users. 

David Alden St. Pierre: 

David is the Chairperson for Beverly's Open Space and Recreation Committee, a former member of the Conservation Commission, a Massachusetts licensed excavator operator, and a seasonal trail steward at Trustees of Reservation's Moraine Farm--a Frederick Law Olmsted property. Since November of 2023, he has also been working for the Town of Ipswich as the Open Space Protection Manager. 

He's an active member and supporter of New England Mountain Bike Association, Essex Country Greenbelt Association, Essex County Trails Association, The Trustees Of Reservations, American Trails, and Mass Audubon, and a member of the Society of Outdoor Recreational Professionals.

David is also a USA Cycling Category 2 coach, a Bicycle Instructor Certification Program Ride Leader and teaches trailside first aid courses through SafeTrailsFirstAid.

He believes that great trails make great memories, and wants to help expand people's appreciation of our natural world.


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