Our Team

Julie Cornelius Executive Director World Ride
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Julie Cornelius - Executive Director

Julie is passionate about all things mountain biking and travel. In 2015, she was making plans to travel to Nepal when the devastating earthquakes struck. Julie began brainstorming ways to help and the film Moksha was eventually born.

World Ride was founded as a way to continue to make a difference in the lives of women in Nepal and to help get more women into mountain biking there and beyond. 

Julie lives in Moab, UT and is also a certified mountain bike skills coach, guide and nutritionist. She loves to connect with women around the globe and wants to make mountain biking accessible to women everywhere.

 

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Tina Dutra

Ambassador Chair

Tina first experienced World Ride during the start of the pandemic with their virtual movie nights - a much needed spot of happiness in stressful times. From there, she got connected with Julie because the goals of World Ride really resonated with her - biking had given her so much in life and she wanted to provide the same opportunities for other women. Tina is the Ambassador Chair, managing World Ride’s 20+ ambassadors. 

While previously from CT, Tina currently lives in Portsmouth, NH and is a Project Manager at the University of New Hampshire, co-managing a NASA grant, GLIMR, for ocean scientists. She loves loading up her car with bikes and skis and traveling all around New England on weekend adventures. 

 

Aprill Emig

Aprill Emig

Board Member, Marketing/Social Media

Aprill is a writer and cyclist living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Aprill is passionate about increasing access to outdoor recreation, especially for those who have been historically excluded. When she’s not hitting the trails, gravel, or asphalt, she’s probably at practice with Minnesota Roller Derby. 

 

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Katie Washington

Fundraising and Marketing

Katie was born and raised in Western New York, but lives in West Virginia - right next to the New River Gorge National Park! She has had a love/hate relationship with mountain biking from an early age, but fell in love with it in 2018. She bikes as a way to not only work out but get away from work and clear her mind. She loves riding her local trails and then heads up to Snowshoe Resort in the summer for some downhill laps
When she isn't riding, she is working from home for a marketing agency and hanging out with her dog and two cats. After joining World Ride as an ambassador in 2022, she officially joined the Board of Directors in 2024.

 

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Janie Welsh

Events + Fundraising Co-Chair

When Janie first rode a mountain bike, she knew she had found something special. She followed World Ride on Instagram for a few years; totally in love with their mission to empower women through mountain biking. She then jumped at the opportunity to become an ambassador in 2021, and eventually landed on the Board this year. 

Janie works as a Program Manager for an all-women’s adventure travel organization, and has a passion for traveling, meeting people, and eating food all around the world. Janie is a PMBIA Level 1 mountain bike instructor, and loves to show women that can do anything they put their minds to. Her greatest accomplishment on a bike is completing a month-long solo bikepacking trip around her home state of Vermont, or that one time she almost fully did a bunny hop.