Board of Directors

 

Alexander Price

Alexander Price, President

Alexander Price was elected to the board in July of 2010. Born in New Zealand, he moved to Bay Area in the early 80s, where he lived on the Peninsula and Marin and commuted by bike to High School via the trails on Mt Tam. Alexander graduated and returned to Marin from the University of Arizona with a BS in Management Information Systems (MIS) and a minor in Film and Sound Design. Professionally Alexander is a technology leader and enjoys solving problems and helping others. Currently he works for CMI as the Director of Professional Services. He has also worked for several leading entertainment, technology, and financial companies including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of New Zealand, Mighty River Power, Industrial Light and Magic, IBM, and Hambrecht and Quist. He also runs Irwin Holmes Inc, a technology consulting company for individuals and small businesses in the Bay Area. He became engaged with the league 5 years ago and founded the Branson High School mountain bike team where he spent 4 years as the teams head coach. Alexander also serves on the Board of Directors for the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (www.marinbike.org). Alexander is a father, cyclist, businessman, and sailor. When not in the office you can find him on his Mtn bike somewhere in Marin. Find out more about Alexander on his website.

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Adam Waskow, Vice President

Adam has worked for Guide Dogs for The Blind in Marin County for the last 19 years. He works with both the clients and the dogs in his supervisory role, overseeing the training and client curriculum. An avid cyclist for many years, Adam is also an Associate Coach at Whole Athlete Performance Center in San Anselmo. He is a USA Cycling Coach and holds the level 2 certification. Adam has been in the coaching industry for the last 10 years and has worked with athletes of all levels, from National Champions and world class competitors to the weekend rider. Adam helped found the Whole Athlete Junior Development Team and he has been an active volunteer for NorCal over the last several years.

Vanessa Hill

Vanessa Hill, Treasurer

Vanessa Hill loves bicycling, whether commuting or running errands, road riding, or mountain biking. Since the mid-1990’s, Vanessa has developed a particular passion for mountain biking. Vanessa is a director at Hemming Morse, Inc., specializing in forensic accounting and litigation consulting. She holds an MBA in Finance from the University of San Francisco and a BS in Accounting from Pepperdine University. She teaches forensic accounting and business valuation as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University and serves as a Trustee of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) Education Foundation. In addition to her career, Vanessa and her husband Gary have two boys, the older of which is already riding China Camp! She and her husband mountain bike together whenever their busy lives allow– and Gary also rides with the El Cerrito High School team. They also play softball on a co-ed team every Tuesday during the Spring and Summer seasons.

Jim Winne

Jim Winne, NICA Rules Committee

Jim Winne has been involved in competitive cycling since he got his Cat 4 road racing license in 1988, and is a lifelong lover of all things speed; Competing in alpine ski racing, sports car racing, and cross country mountain bike racing. His racing career often takes a back seat to raising a family, enjoying time with his wife Kathleen, and working at his career as a Project Manager in the engineering construction field. Jim is the founding Director of the Woodcreek High School Cycling team, and is the Father of two children who share his passion for bike racing.

Patty Brockley

Patty Brockley

Patty has been passionate about cycling since she was a child, but during the last seven years she learned to love mountain biking. Six years ago she started the Lagunitas Middle School mountain bike class where she develops kids’ strength, skills, and safety on the bike. She was the Safe Routes to School coordinator and secured a grant for the Lagunitas School district. This is her fourth season as a Drake Mountain Bike coach, where she teaches girls to develop their personal style of riding. Patty has been an R.N, for over 20 years working in health care from Intensive care to Labor and delivery. As a Nurse Practitioner she specialized in adolescent health care and wellness. She coordinated and administered care along with Huckleberry Youth Program in the Marin County Teen Clinic. She is honored to have the opportunity to communicate, listen, and encourage youth in attaining their goals as a mountain biker.

Carol Eber

Carol Eber

Carol has a background in education. She was a high school teacher for 18 years and an administator for 19 years, including Principal of Sir Francis Drake High School, Director of Instruction at Tamalpais High School District, and Assistant Principal at Petaluma High School. She has served as President of Marin County Athletic League, was a member of North Coast Section Board of Managers, She currently works as a consultant with Pivot Learning Partners of San Francisco.  She also tutors at a local court school, serves on the Advisory Council of  the Petaluma Arts Center, and puppysits for Guide Dogs for the Blind.  Her husband Andy just retired and is now doing some consulting as well as leading spin classes at Club One.  Their latest cycling adventure was an REI trip to Vietnam. Those interested in joining the board please contact Carol (email: caroleber ‘at’ mindspring.com).

Karen Rehder

Karen Rehder

Karen is the proud mother of Bradley and Nicole and has been coaching the Terra Linda MTB HS Team for the past 6 years. She has also been a Luna Chic Ambassador for the past 7 years and has helped encourage women to get on their bikes while raising support for The Breast Cancer Fund. With a Masters degree in Health Promotion / Disease Prevention, she is currently working as a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at the SF Medical Center. She has a long history of riding and racing and loves to back country ski as well.

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Heather MacKenzie

Heather MacKenzie joined the board in 2013.  Born and raised in Sausalito, she started riding dirt bikes through the hills of Sausalito delivering the IJ and has been riding the hills ever since – Mountain, road, and Cycle Cross.  Heather’s community service has always been her passion, A Volunteer Firefighter in Tiburon for 10 years, 3 years as the President of Marin Cyclist Club,  6 years on the planning team for the Marin Century, and numerous Habitat For Humanity builds, including one in Nepal.  This passion and her dedication to cycling lead her to spearheading the annual donations NorCal graciously receives from The Marin Cyclist Club.  Heather has been a valued advocate, volunteer and contributor to NorCal and NICA events thru the years.   And Heather’s day job as a global events manager at Autodesk allow her to bring those same valuable skills to the league.  Her proud involvement in the NorCal board provide the perfect avenue for giving back to the community she lives in and supporting the sport she loves!

 

Jennifer Sanders, Secretary

Jennifer has been road and mountain biking for over 20 years and during her few years racing has made podium in both  downhill and cross-country races (Downieville), as well as in Xterra triathalons.    An alumni of Berkeley High School (pre- any mountain biking teams) she believes Nor Cal/ NICA are a great organization and opportunity for the students.    She lives in San Francisco where she is an attorney for Nickelodeon’s online games division focusing on intellectual property and privacy (she has also worked for  Sun Microsystems, Veritas Inc., BEA Systems, and Oracle).   Last summer’s cycling adventure was a week  long trip downhilling in Morzine (Switzerland and France) and the previous year a week cycling along the Tour de France. 

Mike Witworth

Mike has been riding bikes for fun since the age of 4 when he started riding his Stingray in the dirt hills of Point Richmond. He worked in a bike shop in Richmond while in high school and still does most of his own bike maintenance today. He purchased his first mountain bike in 1986, and still rides the Trek Antelope today. Mike and his family moved to Marin in 2002 and the love of Mountain biking has taken off for Mike and his son Taylor. Taylor, now a senior at Redwood is in his 4th year of racing in the NorCal League. This has been such a great experience for us as a family to be part of this growing movement in riding for the kids. Mike liked to volunteer at races and trail work events and wanted to get more involved with the league, and joined the board in Oct. 2012.

         
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