Headshot of Trent Maier


Past Chair
Trailbreaker Cider

Trent Maier is the owner and President of Trailbreaker Cider, a family-owned hard cider manufacturer based in Liberty Lake that also features a brewpub style restaurant and event center.  After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University in 2003, he spent several years within the auto industry as an automation engineer before moving to the Pacific Northwest to pursue a similar career in the energy sector.  In 2011 Trent shifted gears to follow the dream of owning his own business by moving to Seattle and attending culinary school in order to learn more about his true passions – Food & Cider. His pursuit of starting his own cider company began with a meeting alongside his good friend and future business partner, Brian, who mistakenly introduced Trent to his sister Stacie and the rest as they say, is history.  Stacie and Trent were married that same year and their entire family has contributed in the development of the state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of the Inland Northwest.  Still 100% family-owned, Trailbreaker Cider has transitioned into one of the leading cider manufacturers in the Northwest, distributing their product throughout the Western U.S. and into international markets.  The entire Trailbreaker family shares Trent’s passion for outdoor adventures, community involvement, and becoming integral members of the Greater Spokane Valley business community.