Jimmy Dreiss retired after 35 years as the Business Development Manager for the local telephone company and is now the Business Development Manager for Flat Rock Ranch. He loves mountain biking (of course) but is also fascinated by cave exploration. His favorite things about FRR are the trails, which he built and maintains, especially at the hill tops.
For newcomers to FRR, Jimmy suggests riding the Green Loop and paying attention to the numbered direction signs - that way he can find you if you have any problems out on the trail.
Terri Dreiss, married to Jimmy, is a retired Occupational Therapist. Terri's role at FRR includes meeting and greeting the visiting bike riders, providing information about the trails, as well as answering emails and calls. She enjoys traveling, playing with her dogs, trips to Port Aransas and the grandkids. Terri loves the beautiful sunsets at FRR as well as taking walks and enjoying the peace and quiet.
For those unsure about riding the trails, Terri suggests getting off the bike and walking it first, then ride. Also make sure to snap a photo of the FRR phone number before you head out, just in case you need help while out on the trail.
Hannah Dreiss, Jimmy's daughter, former Architectural Designer, current Eco-Folk Artist, resides part-time at the ranch with her husband Nemo, in their camper-van. Hannah helps out at FRR on busy weekends, answering questions about the trails, camping and facilities. She also maintains the website and helps with social media. Hannah loves the expansiveness and solitude of FRR as well as the landscape and wild edibles.
Hannah's recommendation to beginner mountain bikers at FRR is to understand that the parking area and shed are centrally located. If you get lost, try following a jeep road back "down" to the main entrance. Also, use the buddy system!
Nemo, married to Hannah, is also an Eco-Folk Artist. You might encounter Nemo helping at the front gate during races, locating lost or injured riders and providing gentle reminders to wear a helmet. His favorite things about the ranch are the wild animals such as deer, skunk, fox, mountain lion and chupacabra.
Nemo's advice to those unfamiliar with FRR is to remember that the goats and cattle are more afraid of you than you are of them. Also, if you must fall, aim for a rock, instead of a cactus.