Inga loves mountain biking; so much that she felt inclined to give back to the sport that makes her so happy. First working for the International Mountain Bicycling Association as part of the Trail Care Crew Program with her partner Jason Van Horn, she had the opportunity to travel and experience trails all over the U.S. and Canada. After IMBA, she returned to a more conventional existence though she continues to give back to her favorite sport, holding a pro-bono role with the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay as their Membership Director and ride leader for the monthly women’s Ride Like a Girl rides.
She is on her fifth year working with Bikeskills.com as their Marketing Manager and Instructor. She has also spent the last 8 years contributing to Bermstyle.com as an editor and doing PR and Marketing. She is currently the Marketing Coordinator for Western Bikeworks/Velotech, Inc.
She loves (and owns) bikes of all genres, but is most excited to hit the trail. You can find her pedaling just about anywhere in Portland, and on her time off can be found riding at Sandy Ridge, Post Canyon or exploring a new trail.
There’s nothing quite like the rush of sticking a new jump for the first time, or of clearing a gnarly section of trail that’s been challenging you, and no one knows that better than Kat Sweet. A former professional downhill mountain bike racer and X-Games ski competitor, Kat has a passion for introducing this exhilarating experience to everyone. A certified IMBA ICP coach and Instructor Trainer, she is also the creator of the mountain bike program, Sweet lines. Kat recognizes the importance of using camaraderie to build courage in her programs and push riders to the next level.
Kat’s coaching has taken her all over the US, Canada, and New Zealand. She was the youth program manager at the Cascade Bicycle Club where she ran kids programs, bike safety programs, and managed Trips for Kids Seattle, taking inner city youth mountain biking.
McKenna Merten started racing BMX at her local track at 6 years old. It was a few short months later that she turned GIRLS (expert), and started racing Nationals. Her present for her 7th birthday was a mountain bike, and the next day she headed to Mammoth Mountain for a week. One of her first mountain bike rides was down the Kamikaze. Continuing to race BMX both locally and Nationally, McKenna began racing downhill at age 9. 2015 is her fourth full season of downhill racing, and she looks forward to another great year of hard work and progression towards her goal of one day racing Downhill World Cups.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, DIRECTOR AND EDITOR
Casey Kohlhoff discovered adrenaline sports and video storytelling while growing up in Portland, Ore. With world-class terrain nearby, Casey experienced everything he could that was outdoors. Pushing the limits in search of that one euphoric moment, he became a downhill ski racer, mountain biker and surfer.
But, even before this, at age 10 Casey discovered the video camera and started recording–a storytelling adventure that continues today. His latest documentary project, THE LINE, grew out of his love for adventure sports and his respect for their high performance athletes. With a talented professional production team and a roster of powerful female athletes, the series takes a close look at how these athletes excel and progress in their sport while elevating sports for future generations
In addition to numerous documentaries, Casey’s 15-year media career reflects a diverse client base with projects ranging from ad campaigns, radio spots and new media marketing solutions to video “wow factors” for live events and music videos.
Twelve One Productions is delighted to have longtime collaborator Kristina Smith on board. With her over 25 years of experience as a writer and producer for TV news, corporate productions, documentaries and non profit organizations, Kristina’s vision and management skills are an asset on any project she tackles.
From producing live events for thousands, writing TV and radio spots, overseeing national product launches to managing charitable public relations campaigns, Kristina’s career has spanned the gamut of rewarding projects and fantastic clients.
This breadth of experience is important to the project’s success. In addition to her journalism work for various TV news outlets, Kristina has worked productively and collaboratively with clients from sports, food service, tech, financial services, transportation, construction and health care over the years. She is thrilled to be once again in the journalism realm working on a compelling documentary series.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Tyler Kohlhoff grew up on a flood plain, along a river seeing the world through trees and tall grass. Oregon born and raised, Tyler now lives in Brooklyn where he has been working in the Film and Photo industry for 5 years. He likes to make films about youth and beauty and take photos of the strange and quiet places he doesn’t get to visit often enough.
Clients include iD, Vogue, Italian Vogue, The Last Magazine, GQ, Self, Rolling Stone, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Cole Haan, Spanish Bazaar, British Elle, Dior, Barney’s New York, Jack Spade, Gather Journal, Creem, Bonds, JUUL and Sony Music Entertainment
Tim is a very seasoned Image Producer, in both stills and motion. Having started with the 1970‘s Rock Bands, shooting both Live shows and Publicity images, Tim learned to work on the fly in less than controlled environments. This lead directly to his love of producing location Photography…working with the elements Mother Nature gives us, no matter the shoot.
Successfully producing large budget Ad Campaigns for Sprint & Cisco Web-Ex, to shooting Image Libraries for a long list of start-ups like Glassdoor and LendingHome, Tim continues to work in a wide variety of ways.
Tim’s love of people and spaces leads him to be as versatile as Directing on camera talent, to shooting beautiful Interiors and Architecture for both Commercial and Resort work. He lives in the East Bay, with his lovely wife Cheryl, 2 boys,… and a very energetic Golden Doodle!
Georgie Abel is a professional writer and rock climber. She has published many articles, short stories, and poems in the outdoor industry’s leading websites and blogs. Her strongest and most cherished pieces are about the gender politics and social dynamics in rock climbing. For Georgie, being a woman in the otherwise male-dominated world of adventure sports has shaped her into the person that she is today. To read her work, check out her blog. Website
is a photographer based in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Originally from New York, his passion for taking photographs started in his teens. Over the years he practiced his photography on family trips, outdoor adventures and local exploration. Primarily self-taught, he enjoys a variety of photography such as landscapes, portrait, sports, outdoor and studio. Ernie moved to the Bay Area in 2007 and currently resides in Concord, CA”