Forbidden

Team

Owen Pemberton

Owen Pemberton

FOUNDER / DESIGNER / CEO

Home: Cumberland, BC
Years riding: 29
Music: Clutch
Local trails: Cumberland Forest/ Forbidden Plateau
Dream trail: Create your own flow. Fast but the more roots and rocks the better.

NATHAN KWAN

NATHAN KWAN

GENERAL MANAGER

Home: Cumberland, BC
Years riding: 8
Music: Foo Fighters
Local trails: Forbidden Plateau
Dream trail: Anything downhill with rocks, roots and ends with a burger.

MIKE GOODALL

MIKE GOODALL

CFO

Home: Nelson, BC
Years riding: 22
Music: The War on Drugs
Local trails: Nelson’s finest
Dream trail: A long climb, maybe even a hike-a-bike up to some swoopy alpine singletrack, followed by a long steep descent. Throw in some rugged parts, good berms, sweet jumps, and a beer at the bottom with friends.

OLLY FORSTER

OLLY FORSTER

GLOBAL MARKETING MANAGER

Home: Bristol, UK
Years riding: 25
Music: Fugazi
Local trails: The Forest of Dean
Dream trail: Steep enough that you don’t have to be on the gas or on the brakes, nicely built jumps and technical with an easy climb back to the top...or a chairlift.

JONATHAN DUNCAN

JONATHAN DUNCAN

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Home: Comox Valley, BC
Years riding: 28
Music: Beastie Boys
Local trails: The Forbidden Plateau
Dream trail: A blue square that I can turn into a black diamond by adding high speed and creative lines. A trail technical enough that I never nail every line and can’t wait to pedal back to the top and try again!

LOUELLA HARTLING-SIPPEL

LOUELLA HARTLING-SIPPEL

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR

Home: Cumberland, BC
Years riding: 2
Music: Tool
Local trails: The Forbidden Plateau
Dream trail: Fast, steep and technical with a few drops and rock slabs with multiple line options. And the less I have to climb, the better!

TOBY MONKS

TOBY MONKS

EUROPEAN SALES AND OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Home: Malvern, UK
Years riding: 14
Music: Most things... but in particular: The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Local trails: The Wye Valley's best kept secrets!
Dream trail: Anything that's steep, with plenty of turns and preferably a few good catches... 

 

STEPHANE PELLETIER

STEPHANE PELLETIER

MARKETING AND SALES COORDINATOR

Home: Cumberland, BC
Years riding: 15
Music: A little bit of everything, these days I'm on the classic rock and 90's HipHop
Local trails: Old Boot to Moon Boot
Dream trail: Big flowy jumps and berms, freshly built so your tires leave tracks, with some straight shots of fresh loam added in for good measure. Maybe toss in a skinny or teeter totter at the start to keep it real.

 

OLLIE BLIGHT

OLLIE BLIGHT

BIKE DESIGN ENGINEER

Home: Cumberland, BC
Years riding: 23
Music: KAYTRANADA
Local trails: The Forbidden Plateau
Dream trail: Long and fast with a mix of steeps, gaps and berms. If your eyes don't water it isn't fast enough!... or you have goggles on, which usually means good times!

PAT CAMPBELL-JENNER

PAT CAMPBELL-JENNER

UK MARKETING SALES AND SUPPORT

 

Home: Cumbria, UK
Years riding: 24 (man, I’m old now)
Music: Tourist, Rufus Du Sol, Bonobo, Diplo
Local trails: Out on the local Fells (mountains) in the Lake District I call home.
Dream trail: Flowy start into some progressive jumps into some steep tech into some floaty booters to finish.

JAMIE LEVETT

JAMIE LEVETT

PRODUCT AND SUPPLY CHAIN COORDINATOR

Home: Cumberland, BC.
Year riding: 30
Music: I was going to say the Britpop bands, - Def Leppard and UB40, but I'll go with Andy Stott, Massive Attack and Moderat.
Local trails: Local Cumberland Trails.
Dream trail: Any of the many trails in the Whistler Valley. 
DILLAN GLENNIE

DILLAN GLENNIE

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR

Home: Cumberland 
Years riding: 1. Biking has always been a part of my family ever since I was little. It wasn't until 2021 when I joined the Forbidden team that I started riding more regularly.
Music: Jumbles Jumping Jams, playlist on spotify.
Local trails: Cumberland trails, Vanilla and Field of Dreams are some of my favorites currently. Also anything in Cook Creek.
Dream trail: A fast, flowy trail with smooth berms and small jumps. 
THOMAS DOYLE

THOMAS DOYLE

RACE TEAM & MEDIA COORDINATOR

Home: Victoria, BC
Years riding: 10
Music: Juice WRLD
Local trails: Mt Prevost
Dream trail: Rough, steep enough to scare me, natural doubles, with some buffed jumps mixed in for good measure.