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Owner/Operator, Zac Freeman was born and raised in Vermont. His VT roots run as deep as the trails he's built starting in his young teens back in the early 1990's around Randolph. He built single track that he led rides on for the New England Mountain Bike Festival. Mt. biking and backcountry skiing have been a solid part of his life from early on and is the foundation on which he has now built his professional career around. 

In addition to his trail building passion, he is an accomplished builder as well. His eye for design/build and timber framing is apparent in the home that he hand-built for his family (photo below). He shares his lovely home and adventurous life with his wife Shannon, and son Asher.  

He had a prior 20 year career co-owning and operating his family jewelry business. They designed and manufactured high-end gold jewelry for about 200 retail jewelers around the USA. Zac's attention to detail and fine craftsmanship were key attributes to the success of the business. 

Zac has spent the last 8 years devoted to helping build the Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trail Alliance (now Ridgeline Outdoor Collective)  into an iconic trail organization that has multiple first-of-thier-kind projects across Central Vermont.  From backcountry skiing zones on USFS & conserved lands, mt bike trails and community events, to state recreation projects, Zac has a solid record of helping craft & build some very prominent projects. Over that time he has also launched many community event, like the Braintree Bluegrass Brunch, gravel bike race Braintree 357, RASTA Outdoor Hub Series. In addition, he envisioned and developed the Ridgeline Outdoor Collective Trail Hub in Randolph funded by the first-ever VOREC grant. He has paneled for many Vermont Council on Rural Development's community projects centered around recreational enhancements. 

At 44 years old he is focused on building  Vermont's (and beyond) recreational economy and strengthening community recreational resources through quality trails and infrastructure improvements.  He has a passion for creating more vibrant communities that leverage their recreational resource for smart, small community growth.  He has done his part to help build his hometown of Randolph/Braintree into a happening, small Vermont town that has been an inspiration to others. His heart and home will will always be in the Randolph area, but now it's time to help others! 



Fun times at the fair!
Sharing a mtb ride with Gov Scott & Angus McCusker
VCRD Community Leaders
Accepting the first-ever VOREC grant
Zac's timber frame house
Braintree 357 gravel ride
Zac w/ Nick Bennett & Angus McCusker
Trail Hub party
Zac reaping his reward in the BMF
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