The Motley Crew!
Mark & KC Neel, “The Fools in Charge”
Mark has been working in bike and ski shops for 30 years now. There isn’t a bike, ski or snowboard he hasn’t seen, worked on or used. Mark is currently the head coach of the Castle Rock Crankers, the local high school mountain biking team. Mark was a volunteer patrolman at Arapahoe Basin for several years and every day he spends sliding on snow and being in harmony in nature is a good day for him. He tries to ride all the local (and regional) trails as much as possible.
Before joining Mark at the shop in 2004, KC was a staff reporter for various publications covering the TV and entertainment industries. She likes riding her bikes and loves to ski any chance she can get.
Stephen Case, “Mr. Good Wrench”
After leaving the armed forces, he moved to Texas but has come back home to Castle Rock and to Castle Rock Bike & Ski.
Jeremy Fletcher, “Jeremus Prime”
Jeremy joined our family of employees in early 2016. He’s currently a senior at Douglas County High School. He is also a member of the Crankers high school MTB team and is a monster on the downhill challenges.
When Jeremy isn’t working at Castle Rock Bike & Ski, going to school, riding his mountain bikes or snowboarding, he is often in his garage building something creative and cool. He’s quite handy and creative with tools.
Iliana “The Llama” Gruntorad
Iliana is a junior at Castle View High School and a member of the Crankers high school MTB team. She’s been racing since she was a freshman and will serve as the Crankers’ co-captain this summer and fall. She joined our team in 2017.
Iliana recently received a new kidney and has had a fantastic and amazingly quick recovery. Iliana is an inspiration for her teammates, her co-workers, her friends and her family. She’s also one of the funniest people you will ever come across. Her wry and dry sense of humor makes you think and laugh out loud.
Tess Neel, “Heir Apparent”
After four years as a member of the Crankers, Tess also serves as a coach on the MTB team. She lives to ski and heads to the hills whenever she has a spare moment.
Pali, “Employee of the Decade”
Pali has been a fixture at Castle Rock Bike & Ski since she was eight weeks old. She is now 11 and is still working the crowds. Pali is generally the first to say “Hello” when you walk in the door and the last to bid you “Happy Trails!” as you walk out.