Co-Owner, Head Coach, Team Mechanic
Hello! I am Kris Baughman, or to some of you, Krispy. I have been riding bicycles since before I could walk and have been working in the bike industry for over 25 years. I have competed as an athlete for over 40 years in Freeride, Downhill, and other gravity events. As I started to age and my son started to grow-up, we were looking for “what’s next.” I always knew I loved coaching and I am always mentoring a handful of groms at any given moment. When I met Leslie, co-owner of RaceKraft_MTB we started brainstorming. We both have a passion for coaching, teaching, and gravity MTB. We saw this opportunity in our industry and decided to apply some of the mentoring and support we wished we had as young athletes to see if we could make this dream come true.
Co-owner, Head Coach, Marketing
Hi! I’m Leslie Czerwinski. I casually started riding bikes in 2014. I rode on the weekends for fun for the first few years. In 2016 I decided I wanted to start competing. I trained all winter and did my first race. I was hooked and have been racing, competing, planning and attending bike events ever since. In my day job I am a Mental Health Therapist at an independent middle school in Salt Lake City. I work with students on performance based anxiety and really anything under the umbrella of being a middle schooler. When Kris and I started RaceKraft MTB it was a dream come true. I was able to combine my passion for racing and bikes, my love of working with adolescents, my career in mental health, and package it into RaceKraftMTB.
Garson has been coaching with RaceKraft for 2 years. He bring so much to the team. Garson raced in college and also has experience racing as a Pro, he understand all things biking- from mechanics to mindset training to race day.
Coach/Professional DH Racer
Tim started on RK as a team member for 3 years. Kris met him at a NICA race and thought, “who is this kid?!”. Shortly after he joined the team. He has moved his way up to racing professionally after 3 years in the DH scene. He is one of the kindest humans around and he is a mentor for the younger athletes.