Board

BOARD MEETINGS: Occur the third Wednesday of each month, with the exception of August and November. The meetings change location each month; if you'd like meeting information, please contact info@vinetrail.org


Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition


Philip Sales

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHAIR OF COMMITTEE ENGINEERING

Philip Sales is the Executive Director for the Napa Valley Vine Trail project - a 47 mile biking and walking trail which will connect Vallejo to Calistoga through Napa Valley. He has been involved with the project since 2007 when he headed up the consultant team which authored the "Napa Valley Greenway Feasibility Study" which later became the Vine Trail.

Philip is a Landscape Architect and has spent almost all his professional life working on trails and public open space projects including two decades as Chief of Park Planning for the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department. As a consultant his projects include trail planning work for the Humboldt Bay Trail, Lake Tahoe, Lake County and Palm Springs. 


Chuck McMinn

FOUNDER AND BOARD PRESIDENT

Chuck McMinn is the founder and board president of the non-profit Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition. Under his visionary leadership, the Vine Trail board team has grown, since the fall of 2008, to include over 32 members and organizations representing a broad spectrum of community and civic interests. This dedicated all-volunteer team along with two 3/4 time staff members share a vision to build a continuous 47-mile trail connecting the entire Napa Valley from Vallejo’s Ferry Terminal to the foot of Mount St. Helena in Calistoga.


Joseph Keebler

VICE PRESIDENT


Mayra Vega

SECRETARY




Land & Agricultural Interest Groups


Joseph Keebler

Land Trust of Napa
http://www.napalandtrust.org

Peter Nissen

Napa County Farm Bureau
http://www.napafarmbureau.org

Walter Brooks

Napa Valley Grape Growers

Becky Peterson

Napa Valley Vintners
http://www.napavintners.com

Michelle Benvenuto

Winegrowers of Napa County

Public Agencies


Michael Costanzo

ATAC - Napa County Active Transportation Advisory Committees
http://www.nctpa.net/active-transportation-advisory-committee-atac

Corinne Gray

California Department Of Fish & Game
https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Regions/3

Sergio Ruez

Caltrans District 4
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/bike/

Erin Hannigan

City of Vallejo/Solano County
http://www.ci.vallejo.ca.us/GovSite/

John Robertson

Napa County Law Enforcement
http://www.countyofnapa.org/Sheriff/

Tony Norris

Napa County Regional Park & Open Space District
http://napaoutdoors.org/

Ron Kraft

Napa Valley College
http://www.napavalley.edu/

Danielle Schmitz

Napa Valley Transportation Authority
http://www.nvta.ca.gov

Erica Ahmann Smithies

NVTA/TAC Public Planners
http://www.nctpa.net/bod-c/adv-committees/tac.html

Economic Interest Groups


Dieter Deiss

Calistoga Vitality Group
http://www.calistogavitalitygroup.org/

Jake Scheideman

Cycling Businesses of Napa Valley
http://www.vinetrail.org/

Chris Canning NV Tourism Improvement District - CALISTOGA (CTID)

Napa Valley Chambers of Commerce
http://www.calistogachamber.com/

Kristofer Chun

North Bay Association of Realtors
http://www.norbarrealtor.com/

Catherine Heywood

Visit Napa Valley
http://www.visitnapavalley.com/

Environmental Interest Groups


Barry Christian

Friends of The Napa River
http://fonr.org/

Charles Slutzkin

Sierra Club Napa Group
http://www.sustainablenapacounty.org/

Jeri Gill

Sustainable Napa County
http://www.sustainablenapacounty.org/

Cultural & Community Interest Groups


Carlene Moore

Arts Council Napa Valley
http://www.artscouncilnapavalley.org/

RosaLee Kamper

Health, Wellness & Medical Coalition
http://www.vinetrail.org/

Patrick Band

Napa County Bicycle Coalition
http://www.napabike.org/

Alyssa Samrick

Rotary Clubs of Napa Valley
http://naparotary.org/

Dame Rahal

Runners of Napa Valley

Aly Hite

Youth Development & Safety Education Coalition