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.

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.

LOGAN JOHNS

LOGAN JOHNS

COO

Home: Cumberland, BC
Years riding: 26
Music: Tool
Local trails: The Forbidden Plateau
Dream trail: Tight and twisty downhills in dank, green forests are what it’s all about.

NATHAN KWAN

NATHAN KWAN

GENERAL MANAGER

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

OLLY FORSTER

OLLY FORSTER

GLOBAL MARKETING

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

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE SUPERVISOR

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!

THOMAS DOYLE

THOMAS DOYLE

THE RAD DUDE IN THE PHOTOS

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.