Bigfoot  Trail  Alliance

Maya Conrad

Business Partner Profile: Coldwell Bankers

Maya Conrad - Coldwell Bankers

Maya Conrad – Coldwell Bankers

How did you hear about the Bigfoot Trail?

I initially heard about the BFT through social media then realized  two of my friends, Rees Hughes and Chris Turner were on your board too.

Why did you choose to become a business partner with the Bigfoot Trail Alliance?
I love the idea of establishing a through-hike similar to the John Muir trail that highlights our incredible region, exposes our phenomenal biodiversity, and brings a wonderful recreational opportunity to locals and visitors, alike.
What are your hopes for the future of the Bigfoot Trail and a regional trail system in northwest California?
Spending time hiking and running our trails brings me deep joy and reminds me to appreciate the present moment.
I hope the Bigfoot Trail will increase awareness – near and far – of our breathtaking and dynamic region and increase our connection with nature. To me, it is so essential to get people outside connecting with the natural world. In our digital age, humans (especially children) are spending less time outdoors. The wealth of Northern California is firmly rooted in our wild and scenic landscape. I hope more people can experience the beauty, joy and connection to nature through this regional trail system; in doing so, I believe this will deepen our overall well being.
What is your business and where is it located?

I’m located in Arcata, California where I specialize in residential homes and rural residential properties and bring over ten years of real estate experience to Coldwell Banker Sellers Realty.  I pride myself in excellent service, responsiveness, attention to detail, and strong negotiating skills to give the best possible service during your transaction. I specializes in energy efficiency homes, grid-tied systems and off-grid, rural residential living.


Prior to joining the Coldwell Banker team, I spent fifteen years working on land conservation and watershed planning throughout Northern California. Through years of experience, I am familiar with our region’s timberlands, working ranches and alternative homes.


I am native to the Pacific Northwest with two Bachelors of Science degrees from Humboldt State University. As the former Executive Director of the Northcoast Regional Land Trust, I have negotiated several large working ranch conservation easements and acquisitions emphasizing the need to protect our rural culture of sustainable ranching and timber while also preserving fish and wildlife habitats that make our area so special.

Thanks to Maya for becoming our first Business Partner!