MDOHVA Leadership

The Maryland Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance (MDOHVA) Officers and Board of Directors are:


President: James Ratino

Vice-President, Western: Daryl Anthony

J. Daryl Anthony now retired after serving 35 years with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Anthony’s most recent position within DNR was Assistant Secretary for Land Resources. In that position, Anthony and the DNR team managed over 475,000 acres of public lands and protected open space in Maryland from Swallow Falls State Park in the Alleghenies to the Pocomoke River State Forest on the Eastern Shore. The Department’s public lands represent some of the most significant natural, cultural, ecological and recreational landscapes found in this state. Each year, over twelve million visitors enjoy the Department’s public lands. Anthony was responsible for the day-to-day operation of Maryland’s Program Open Space, Maryland Forest Service, Maryland Park Service, Land Acquisition and Planning, Engineering and Construction, Maryland Environmental Trust, and the Wildlife and Heritage Service. Anthony’s accomplishments include the acquisition of thousands of acres of new park lands, implementing new outdoor education programs, expanding recreational adventure opportunities throughout the state and strengthening the relationships between local, state and federal partners.

Prior to the Assistant Secretary position, Daryl served as a police certified, State Park Ranger within the Maryland Park Service. His career began in 1983 at Patapsco Valley State Park in Howard County. He promoted within the park service from Ranger, to Corporal, Sergeant, First Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Major. As a Major, Anthony was assigned as the Regional Manager for the southern region (1999), central region (2006), and the western region (2012).

Daryl has served on numerous boards within the past five years including the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council, the Chesapeake Conservancy Partnership, the Friends of Carrie Murray Nature Center in Baltimore City, NorthBay Adventures in Cecil County, Garrett Trails, Howard County Recreation and Parks, Tanglewood Homeowners Association in Garrett County, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration Recreational Trails Program, and the Maryland Off Highway Vehicle Alliance.

Vice-President, Eastern: Steve Linsenmeyer

Secretary: Zac Coombs

Treasurer: Ken Kyler

Ken is one of the founding members of the MDOHVA and the immediate past president. Ken is a recreational rider and adventure tourer.

Board Members

Chris Borger

Jeff Nelson

Jeff got involved because getting trails for off-highway vehicles was something that needed to be done and he wanted to be part of it. Jeff loves motorcycles and is an avid outdoorsman. He is the Legislative officer for R&T Club, a longtime WATR member and an AMA District 7 board member.

Mike O’Grady

Mike has been driving off-road 4×4’s for the last six years.  First a 2001 Nissan Xterra and now a 2012 Jeep Rubicon.  Most of the trails he runs are either in Pennsylvania or Virginia. The lack of trails in Maryland attracted him to the Maryland OHV Alliance and our extensive efforts to open more trails in Maryland.  He also serve as Vice President of the Capitol Off Road Enthusiasts (CORE).