Meet The Team:

Camp Director/Founder

Dana Nielsen, MSW/RSW

Pronouns: She/Her
Favourite trail in the Don: Road Apples
When you aren’t riding your bike, what do you like to do?
Outdoor activities with my family.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
To freeze time.
Favourite ice cream flavour: Moose Tracks
Which cartoon character do you wish was real?
Moana. She is strong, fiercely brave, independent, and cares about the greater good!
What is a ‘Grom’?
An enthusiastic and confident kid who loves to ride their mountain bike and support their peers.
What excites you most about working at Camp Don Grom?
Getting more kids and families outside and enjoying mountain biking in the Don.

MTB Program Lead

Robert Bateman

PMBI Mountain Bike Instructor, Bateman’s Bicycle Company CEO

Pronouns: He/Him

Favourite trail in the Don: Donaconda
When you aren’t riding your bike, what do you like to do?
Hanging out with my kids, fishing bass, building trails, playing hockey.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Turn invisible.
Favourite ice cream flavour: Peanut Butter and Chocolate
Which cartoon character do you wish was real?
Lightning McQueen
What is a ‘Grom’?
A mini shredder of all the things.
What excites you most about working at Camp Don Grom?
The Don is a very special place and I’m excited to share it with motivated kids!

Program Support Staff

Mike N.

Pronouns: He/Him
Favourite trail in the Don: Road Apples
When you aren’t riding your bike, what do you like to do?
I love following sports of all kinds, from hockey to pro football to pro cycling.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Making great scrambled eggs!
Favourite ice cream flavour: Chocolate
Which cartoon character do you wish was real?
Batman.
What is a ‘Grom’?
An enthusiastic, next generation, newbie mountain biker!
What excites you most about working at Camp Don Grom?
I’m excited for the next generation of Don riders to come along – the golden age of the Don is ahead of us!!

Program Support Staff

Austin F.

Pronouns: He/Him
Favourite trail in the Don: Roller Flowster
When you aren’t riding your bike, what do you like to do?
I love to explore different cities, especially Toronto.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Riding Trash Panda without a dropper post. 
Favourite ice cream flavour: Moose Tracks
Which cartoon character do you wish was real?
Bugs Bunny.
What is a ‘Grom’?
An eager young mountain biker.
What excites you most about working at Camp Don Grom?
Sharing my passion for mountain biking with the next generation.