The Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society (Mending Trails – Promoting Stewardship)

Organization Purpose

Summary of Organization

The Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society is an organization based out of the Loveland/Fort Collins area which is devoted to designing, building and repairing the various recreation trails found in the Northern Colorado Area. We partner with city, county, state & national agencies to help provide the manpower and skill required to help keep their trails managed and open to the public. All member of the organization are volunteers (no paid positions), who share common bond through their love for the outdoors. Our members come from various backgrounds and range from 7 years old to 67 years old.

CATS Rules and Regulations: Click Here

Purpose of Organization (Extract from Bylaws)

Section 1.01  To  provide quality services  and products for our partner agencies in designing, and repairing trails and other projects as assigned.

Section 1.02  CATS offers specialized training and educational overview for all volunteers in trail design, restoration, maintenance, enhancement, crew leadership, and other outdoor projects.

Section 1.03  CATS endeavors to promote land stewardship and imparting trail skill sets. All CATS volunteers are provided the opportunity to share in a partnership with nature allowing for a memorable outdoor experience for current and future generations.

Our Mission and Goal

CATS Mission Statement

CATS ( Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society ) is a non-profit trail building, maintenance, and restoration association dedicated to providing quality services and products for our partner agencies in repairing trails. CATS offers specialized training and educational overview for restoration, maintenance, enhancement of trails and other outdoor projects as assigned.


To provide quality trail building expertise in trail design, development and repair for our partner land agencies.

Our Partner Agencies & Organizations

CATS provides skilled expertise and crew leadership support to various government and non-profit organizations in the Northern Colorado area. Below is the list of Partner Agencies & Organizations we have worked with in the past:

Partner Agencies:

loveland   City of Loveland Open Lands/ Natural Areas

   Fort Collins Natural Areas

   Larimer County Natural Resources
CPW_SiteLogo   Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Partner Trail Organizations:

    Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV)

OMBC   Overland Mountain Bike Club (OMBC)

PWV    Poudre Wilderness Volunteers (PWV)

VOC-logo-small    Volunteers For Outdoor Colorado (VOC)

If your organization needs help with designing, building, or maintaining a trail, or if you need leadership assistance from our CATS crew leaders on a trail project feel free to reach out to us:

501c3 & Non Profit Standing

Colorado Charities Profile: Offie-of-Secretary-and-State-Charity-Certificate.pdf (51 downloads)

IRS 501c3 Organization Search: Click Here


The CATS organization follows the below listed Bylaws to manage our day to day operations.

Bylaws: Click Here

If you have any questions regarding the above bylaws please feel free to reach out to us:

Meet the CATS Board of Directors

Brandon Smith

Role: President

Trailbuilding Since: 2016

Bio: Graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in engineering, Brandon moved to Colorado in 2016 for work (HPE) and began trailbuilding just weeks after unpacking his boxes. He is an outdoor nut with a love for the mountains, spending any non-trailbuilding weekend hiking, climbing, skiing and camping.

Bob Johnson

Role: Vice President/Trails Director

Building Trail Since: 2001

Bio: Founder and organizer of CATS, created in May 2007 in Colorado Springs CO. Retired active/reserve US Navy for 28 years and Design Engineer at Washington Gas Light CO for 24 years in Springfield VA. Over 20 years of trail building/repairs, crew leader, trails construction and leadership instruction. Likes hiking/history recreation/running/collecting/travel/volunteering. Graduate of Colorado Christian University, BS in Organizational Management and Human Resource.

Dean Sindorf

Role: Secretary

Building Trail Since: 2013

Bio: California native, moved to Colorado for graduate school in 1977. Graduated from CSU with a doctorate degree in Chemistry and Physics in 1981 and started work at Chemagnetics, a small Fort Collins company, to design superconducting magnets used in clinical MRI and NMR spectrometers. Retired in 2014, after a 30+ year career of software and digital electronics engineering. Since then have enjoyed participating in Colorado volunteer opportunities, particularly trail work in the summer months and mentoring for the Poudre High School robotics team in the winter and spring.

Jim  Broderick

Role: Treasurer

Building Trail Since: 2015


Connie Johnson

Role: Director on Board

Building Trail Since: 2012

Bio: Engineer by day. Trailbuilder at all other times. Started trailbuilding in 2002 when Connie and family moved to Colorado. Worked with various agencies and trail orgamizations in the Colorado Springs and No Co area. Served on various Boards in the past as Treasurer and Secretary. Currently serving on CATS board as a member at large.

Denny Auciello

Role: Board of Director

Building Trail Since: 2013

Bio: After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Denny took a job at a company manufacturing hermetic connectors for the aerospace industry. He took early retirement from being Operations Manager. He and his wife moved to Fort Collins, in 2012, to be near their two sons. Denny started volunteering immediately and joined CATS in 2013.

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