2016 TCBC Board of Directors Candidates
Biographies of the 2016 Twin Cities Bicycling Club Board of Directors candidates:
I joined TCBC in 2013 and have been a board member for two years. I became a ride leader last year and have enjoyed the new experiences and responsibilities associated with leading rides.
The TCBC members and non-members I have met while biking have become important to me, just as biking has become more and more part of my life. I hope to continue to meet like-minded and other interesting people on my future rides.
I am retired after a career in Sales and Marketing Management, which was primarily in the industrial and fire safety markets. I am also a member of the Budget Committee, and because safety is important to me, I have just joined the TCBC Safety Committee. I look forward to working with TCBC members, helping the club in any way I can, and continuing on the board.
Family has been at the roots of my cycling experience. I spent many days in my childhood riding my bike around my hometown of Rochester, MN and treasured hitting the trails with my father growing up. It was my father that brought me back into bicycling as he became serious about riding for his health after retiring. After receiving an old bike that my uncle (also an avid cyclist) built for me, my wife and I began riding in earnest. We tried a TCBC ride in September of 2010 to learn some new roads and routes to ride and hopefully meet some people with a shared interest. What we have gained is another extraordinary family that all share the love of bicycling.
I would like to serve on the TCBC Board of Directors to serve that family that has added so much joy to my life. I have worked in information technology roles from technical, to consultative, to leadership for about 25 years, and currently am a web application developer for Blue Earth Interactive in downtown St. Paul. I am interested in continuing to work with our technology team, but also would like to work and partner with our sponsors and other programs that promote and advocate bicycling here in the Twin Cities and beyond.
I have been a TCBC member for the past 5 years, a ride leader for 3 years, a board member for 2 years, and this past year I served as the club secretary. I've been riding a bike since I was a kid and I'm very fortunate to have found such a great group of people to ride with. In addition to being a board member I have also served on several committees for the club, and volunteered for several club rides/events.
In my non-biking time I work for Heatheast Care System in nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology. I look forward to continuing my time on the board and helping to serve this amazing club of riders.
I started leading rides and was an AYH board member back in the 80's; have been on the Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride organizing committee for 20+ years; worked on many Bike Atlases - cover art for Editions 2 & 3, map design for Editions 4 - 7; design maps for club rides - Watermelon, All-Club Rides, Halloween, Weekend on Wheels (now defunct) and for individual ride leaders. I’m mostly retired now and busier than ever, so I look forward to seeing you on a ride.
I've been an active member with the club for 10 years and have served as a ride leader since 2008. In 2012 I joined our Board of Directors, and in 2013 I became President of the club. I have continued to serve on the board the past 5 years and am proud to serve one final term. I am impressed with our club volunteers who put in so much of their time and effort to make TCBC one of the top recreational bicycling clubs in the country. I look forward to representing you and listening to any concerns or ideas you have.