About Trail Ridge
Our inside-out approach embeds agility within your organization to assure it sticks. We work with each organization to customize a path toward agility that aligns with their culture, organization, and their goals.
In the 1990’s, Rational Software claimed that agile didn’t scale and that a more prescriptive approach was required (a.k.a RUP). This philosophy still resonates today with the introduction of many of the agile scaling frameworks. There is a different way!
Since 2001, Pete Behrens has been scaling agility for clients in a pragmatic, pattern-based approach. Some of the most successful agile transformations have been led through this pattern-based approach including Salesforce.com, GE Healthcare, McKinsey & Company, and more.
Pete Behrens provides guidance to senior executives on how to transform themselves and their companies to work more effectively with more agility.
Pete is a Certified Leadership Agility 360 Coach providing one-on-one assessment, development and guidance for increasing the agility of organizational leaders.
Pete is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) working deeply with organizations to improve their organizational agility. He was the founder of the Scrum Alliance CEC Program.
His focus today mostly centers on Developing Agile Leaders through public events and private engagements. He led the development of the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Program for the Scrum Alliance.
Pete is on the board of directors for the Scrum Alliance, providing strategic consulting and guidance to improving the world of work.
Ross Hughes is an industry-proven enterprise coach with over 25 years industry experience and guiding organizational Agile transformations for the last 6 years.
Ross began his Agile journey in 2005 at IDX where Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland first scaled Scrum.
At GE Healthcare, Ross continued scaling Agile by leading very large (25+ Scrum teams) development programs in life-critical applications.
As an Enterprise Agile Leader at Dealer.com, Dealertrack and Cox Automotive, Ross guided this fast growing company to establish a learn and adapt culture to enable its growth and acquisitions.
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Randy Hale is deeply experienced in Enterprise Lean-Agile Transformation and Product Development Strategy.
He has been guiding agility since 2000 with agile initiatives for Nike, CenturyLink, Charter Communications and Petco.
He is an experienced leader in driving strategic organizational, cultural and process change in support of faster product time-to-market, increased customer satisfaction, and accelerated revenue recognition.
Randy is a Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICAgile), SAFe SPC4, Six Sigma Green Belt, and a candidate in the Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coaching (CEC) Program and the Leadership Agility 360 Coaching Program.
Jana Zimmerman has been a catalyst of change in outreach for over 30 years both locally in Colorado and across the globe.
Trail Ridge is proud of its dedication and passion to share our time, talents and resources with others.
Our international outreach focuses in Haiti where we volunteer for Community Health Initiative - Haiti, who partners with rural communities to provide community development including clean water, eco-latrines, recycling center, health workers, and medical & surgical clinics.
As if that were not enough, Jana helps with a little bit of everything at Trail Ridge from accounting to event planning to partners.
Scott Dunn, CST, PMP of RocketNine Solutions, is focused on serving the market in Southern California, providing training and coaching in Scrum for teams in the entertainment, interactive, new media, finance and healthcare industries in Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, San Diego and the rest of the “SoCal” region.
Scott has coached agile adoptions for large, distributed teams as well as start-ups. His specialty is strengths-based teams, individual growth, the new role of agile managers and agile product management, leveraging real world experience in positions of product management, marketing, management and architecture.
John Miller inspires those creating a culture of vibrant agility in their organizations. As a foster kid, John was motivated to learn how some empowered themselves to become victors over their circumstances while others became victims of them. As the Chief Empowerment Officer of Agile Classrooms, he is pioneering Agile in schools to empower teachers and students to thrive in 21st-century learning, life, and work.
His work is not only reinvigorating education, but also in the world of business, inspiring transformation through positive change. He has helped a spectrum of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to at-risk schools, in pivoting their culture to achieve in a fast-changing, competitive world and realize their Authentic Agility.
Rachel Weston Rowell is an engaging leader who champions the development and growth of people and organizations by shining a light on opportunities in ways that motivate and inspire. Her passion lies in helping organizations transform so that they can not only survive but so that they can shine. She guides executives and leaders on developing their organizational capabilities to better learn, respond, and change.
Rachel is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) through the Scrum Alliance with more than 15 years in coaching engagements across industries. Her expertise and experience guides companies down the path toward improved business outcomes. She is an expert facilitator who loves creating spaces where people can thrive together, drive to action, and believes that meetings do not have to suck.
As a regular performer in an improv comedy group, she has learned how to say “Yes, and” to any situation. Rachel’s positivity makes the challenge of a business transformation an enjoyable—and empowering—experience.
Aaron Kopel is an experienced Agile coach and trainer focused on Agile transformation in large enterprises.
As a two-time tech startup founder, he provides a unique perspective to established organizations by challenging them to refocus on effectiveness, innovation, and customer value delivery through organizational agility. His training and coaching has guided companies such as Capital One, Bloomberg, Lincoln Financial, Salesforce (Marketing Cloud), and many more.
Aaron is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and is certified in The Leadership Circle Profile 360. He is the Chairman of AgileIndy, and founder of Indy Leaders.
Reza Farhang is a Certified Scrum Trainer who works as consultant and partner at Crisp AB in Stockholm Sweden.
For the last 10 years Reza has taught Scrum to many hundreds of students, coached many teams and leaders in companies to be able to transform and becoming more agile. These companies include Ericsson, Tele2, King, Unibet, Avaza Bank, Looklet and more.
During his Carrier Reza has also worked as Chairman of the board, CEO, head of development for different companies. He has an also an MBA from Stockholm business school and prior to that MScEE from the Royal institute of technology in Stockholm.
Sohrab Salimi is a Certified Scrum Trainer® based in Cologne, Germany guiding teams and organizations become more agile and successful. Sohrab is the only medical doctor who is also a Certified Scrum Trainer - focusing on the human aspect of Scrum and the organizational impacts.
Sohrab is connecting our Agile Leadership Network in Europe through Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) workshops and Agile Leadership Conferences.
Sohrab is the Chief Innovation Officer at Agilar working primarily as a Leader in the organization and a Product Owner for internet businesses – currently LinkedIn for the Iranian market. Prior to that he was a Consultant at Bain & Company developing strategies for corporations all over the world.
David Hawks brings his broad experience working with Fortune 50 companies and early stage startups to challenge organizations to think differently about how they build software.
He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Enterprise Coach and has served as the Education Chair on the Board of Agile Austin.
David’s strengths lie in his ability to be a great facilitator and inefficiency killer. His facilitation skills are what allow him to be a strong organizational coach as well as facilitate a great learning experience.
Rob Kalman provides advanced IT and Agile training and consulting. They provide instructor led technical and business courses at their location in Farmington Hills and also onsite at client locations throughout Michigan.
He also offers instructor led, live online training for people that want to join us for training, but prefer to learn from their own office or home.
Philip Engstler is the founder of Peerup! GMBH and founding member of Flowdays Cooperative.
He is an Enterprise Agile Coach & Trainer specializing in organizational development, culture development, management 3.0, Continuous Improvement & Innovation, Scrum & Kanban, portfolio management and agile transformations.
He is PO in his own start-up company, producing web based applications called 360 ° team feedback and Merit Money.
2014-2016 he worked as Head of Engineering at localsearch.ch spreading an agile culture throughout the company drive performance.
Madhur Kathuria is an Agile coach by profession, a nomad by choice, and a networker through passion, he looks forward to life as a vault full of opportunities and I strongly believe every person has the right key to unlock this potential.
As business unit head for Agile Consulting business units with his current and past employers, this philosophy has helped him grow these teams into successful, self-contained , sustainable entities.
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