2019 TCBC Board of Directors Candidates
Biographies of the 2019 Twin Cities Bicycling Club Board of Directors candidates:
I joined TCBC in 2013 and have been a board member for four years. I am a ride leader, member of the Safety Committee, Budget Committee, Jersey Committee, and co-lead new member rides. I have enjoyed the new experiences and responsibilities associated with being a board member.
The TCBC members and nonmembers 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 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 continue serving on the TCBC Board of Directors to give back to the 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 Innovation 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 7 years, a ride leader for 5 years, a board member for 4 years, and for the past 3 years I’ve 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 Fairview Health 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 have a love of cycling that extends back 25 years and I currently pursue road, mountain, gravel, and fat biking. That love of cycling motivated me to join TCBC some 15 years ago. Since then I have become an active member of the club participating in numerous club rides throughout the years. I’ve met and continue to meet many great people in the club and have formed many great friendships as a result. I find the social aspects of the club to be as much fun as the group riding. In addition, riding with the club has made me a stronger, safer, and more skilled rider. Last year I became a ride leader and look forward to leading more rides in the future.
I am a native Minnesotan and I am enjoying retirement after a rewarding 27 year career with a large Minnesota company. I enjoy adventure travel and try to do a couple of weeklong bike tours every year in different parts of the country. I have made numerous trips to Colorado for road and mountain biking, and one of my other passions, 14er mountain hiking. In the winter months, my interest turns to Nordic skiing, mostly the skate style but I also enjoy the classic style as well. I will also find time for some winter fat biking. Leading an active outdoors lifestyle year around has always been a high priority for me. I also have been a long time member of the North Star Ski Touring Club and served on their board as safety director a number of years back.
It would be a great opportunity to serve on the board and contribute back to the club that I have found to be so rewarding as a member.