Steve Knox - Team Manager
Favourite Beer: Paydirt Pale Ale
Steve is not only the manager of our team - he’s also our unofficial Rossland Beer Co. ambassador. Or, to keep it within the sports realm, he’s our volunteer mascot, Knoxy: a man full of beer (as pictured). A resident of Rossland for approximately 25 years, Steve is a skiing and biking enthusiast who enjoys the outdoors year-round; he’s also spent time as a city councillor, furniture builder, and ski hill facilities manager. Steve is impressively skilled at celebrating the team’s achievements with great vigour and an invaluable member of our crew.
Steve would “really” like to leave you with these words: “GET’R DONE!”
Frith Murray - Team Captain
Favourite Beer: Paydirt Pale Ale; nope, it’s 7 Summits Milk Stout; oh wait, it’s Straight Outta Rossland Pale Ale...he’ll get back to you.
You may know Frith as the 2016 Canadian Enduro Masters champ - but did you know that the year he moved to Rossland he was also a member of the 3rd place team at the 2006 Rossland Legion Beer Olympics? Participating in races of all kinds has this mountain biking marvel topping podiums and grinning post-faceplant in nearly equal measures. Frith is a pro when it comes to keeping it fun; in addition to biking he enjoys camping, pedal boat fishing, golfing, and drinking great local beer with friends and family.
Frith also represents Revolution Cycles and would like to thank his “main sponsor,” his wife Jackie. He’d also like to say: “Hold my beer...watch this!”
Joshua Solman - The JAFA (Just Another F***ing Aussie)
Favourite Beer: Paydirt Pale Ale
Born in New South Wales, Australia, Josh grew up on dirt bikes and had only skied a few times in Australia and New Zealand before moving to Canada in 2012. Now both a mountain biking and skiing fanatic, he’s an enthusiastic and talented downhill and enduro racer - who also builds trails with DIG Trail Designs - and he loves to ski every day he can, whether it’s laps at Red Mountain or backcountry adventuring. Josh has worked closely with local company Instinct Killer Skis developing product and is also a member of the Powder Union, a group of 33 top skiers who test equipment for Powder Magazine’s annual gear guide. And guess what? Like the best kind of good-times overachiever, he bartends too!
When wondering if it’s worth grabbing an extra growler, Josh would like remind you: “It’s better to be looking at it than looking for it.”
Katie Spittlehouse - Athlete & Fun-Haver
Favourite Beer: Helter Smelter Amber Ale
Katie grew up in Thunder Bay, ON, skiing short icy hills in the winter and water skiing and biking in the summer; she moved to Rossland after graduating college in 2014. She responds to the nicknames “Katieo,” “SpittleGiver,” and “Splatterhouse.” An accomplished mountain biker and skier, some of Katie’s recent achievements include being the 2017 Canadian Enduro National Champion, finishing top 30 EWS Whistler 2017, and hitting multiple podiums in the 2018 BC Enduro series. As she’s navigated XC mountain biking, road racing, and enduro, she’s remained impressed that her 13 year old dog can keep up with her. An alpine skier since the age of 3, Katie also coaches the Red Mountain Racers. What else is there to know about Katie? Well, she works as a Diagnostic Medical Imaging Technologist at KBRH...oh, and she hates red candy.
Katie’s favourite quote comes from John C. Maxwell, who said: “Dreams don’t work unless you do.”