Management Team

Vanessa Hauswald, Executive Director

Vanessa graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO in 1998 with a B.A. in English as well as a great education in the sport of mountain biking. She eventually went on to receive her secondary teaching credential in English from Sonoma State University and in 2008 she was nominated “Teacher of the Year” in her school district. After teaching English at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma, CA for a few years, she started a high school mountain bike team, which is competetive within the NorCal League. In addition to coaching, Vanessa was a NorCal board member for three years, and board president for one year. Vanessa races for the Soulcraft Bicycles team, and she and her husband Yuri enjoy both mountain and road cycling. Vanessa is now running the NorCal League full time as Executive Director.

Robert Ramirez, Programs Director

Robert brings a great deal of management experience to the NorCal Cycling League, his role as a Program Director will be to promote an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience to every student athlete, team director, coach and volunteers. Robert has more than 15 years of Sales Management and marketing experience. Prior to joining NorCal Cycling League, he was a National Sales Manager with Forefront TeleCare, a startup Telehealth company where he was instrumental in establishing the national sales & marketing strategy for the company. Robert has also served as, National Account Specialist for FedEx Corporation. Robert’s first experience with Mountain Biking was when his son started to race with the El Cerrito High School MTB team 5 years ago, he has developed a passion for cycling, and will be sharing this passion by getting more student athletes involved with our league.


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