"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
- Thomas A. Edison
Brandon Doerner is the Lead Fun Officer (President) of Meeks Mountain Trail Alliance and also serves as Chair of the Membership Committee. He is also a member of the Events Committee
Brandon was born in Illinois and moved to Indiana, Wyoming, Colorado, Missouri before finally landing in West Virginia in 5th grade. He spent his formative years growing up in "BC" (Boone County, WV). We just call him a native West Virginian!
Brandon is a Commercial Real Estate Developer and likes investing in the earth. He loves the challenge of negotiating, planning, leading, and organizing many professionals to elevate a tangible product.
He believes that adding and retaining value is important, but not all properties need to be developed. Brandon has developed properties in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas/Ft. Worth, West Coast of Florida, Denver, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and the Great State of West Virginia. He's had a lot of fun traveling and learning the many facets of development and acquisitions for over 21 years.
Brandon is an avid mountain biker. One of his most memorable achievements was the completion of the RockStar (Trail) in 2019. (A 270+ mile bikepacking route from Rocktown (Harrisonburg, VA) to the Star City (Roanoke, VA).
Brandon resides in Hurricane with his wife Sarah, and their 3 children, Katie, Aaron, and Ella.
In his own words...
Why are you involved in MMTA?
I'm still trying to figure it out, but have a feeling a larger set of hands is involved. I'm currently acting as a conduit for that purpose.
If you could only pick one activity on the trails, what would it be?
I love the Build, but we build to ride!
What is something no-one else knows about you?
I was the WV Wendy's Heisman Scholarship Winner in 1996 for golf and leadership.
Chief Fun Officer (President)
Building Trails, Building Community.