Staff

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STAFF

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Richard Wooles, Executive Director: richard@cyclingbc.net

Diana Hardie, Director of Finance & Admin: diana@cyclingbc.net

Tara Mowat, High Performance Coordinator: tara@cyclingbc.net

Stephen Berg, Schools & Youth Manager: schools@cyclingbc.net

Corey Tracey, Business Development Manager: corey@cyclingbc.net

Charlie Drummond, Membership & Communications: membership@cyclingbc.net

Barry Lyster, Race & Event Coordinator: races@cyclingbc.net
 

Richard Wooles – Executive Director

richard@cyclingbc.net

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Q: How long have you been with Cycling BC?
A: On and off for 6+ years – it still feels like day one as I really do enjoy my job. I am very lucky.

Q: How did you get into cycling?
A: To small for Rugby and the town I was in had a great club and lots of great races for U17 to take part in.

Q:Past Cycling accomplishments?
A: The last 4 Olympic games and help U15 kids get into cycling.

Q: Moment in your life you are most proud of?
A: Never giving up..

Q: Most interesting cycling related experience?
A: Just watching kids and people get better with the little bit of advice I give them.
Q: Personal goal(s) for 2013.
A: Family and get fit (its been a while)

Q: Favorite song of all time?
A: Something by the Stereophonics

Q: Favorite movie of all time?
A: Like movies but can beat watching a good bike race.

Q: What bike skill you wish you had?
A: Patience

Q: How many bikes to you own?
A: 2

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Diana Hardie – Director of Finance & Administration

diana@cyclingbc.net

Diana-STAFFDiana grew up in the Yukon and won the aviation award in Grade 11.  She’s travelled to Alaska, NWT and across Canada for Arctic Winter Games and Canada Winter Games. She moved down to Vancouver and attended UBC and took Physical Education and specialized in Sports Administration. During her time at UBC, Diana volunteered at UBC Intramural Sports doing racquet sports, marketing and did some substitute teaching post graduation.  She started working for a few different sports retailers, but decided to take professional accounting diploma at BCIT. Once she obtained her accounting diploma Diana worked 3.5 years doing accounting for a car business, then 1 year at a catering company, 5.5 years at BC Soccer, and 4+ years here at Cycling BC. Her passion lies in playing, teaching and coaching squash where she’s coached at BCIT, Langara, and VRC badminton and squash (kids from 6 years old to college students aged 25 years old). Her passion for sports give her an edge as the Director of Finance & Administration here at Cycling BC.

Q: How long have you been with Cycling BC?
A: 4 years

Q: How did you get into cycling?
A: Banana seat bike at my grandparents’ house in Yellow Point  at the young age of 5

Q: Past Cycling accomplishments?
A: I can make my way down a set of stairs on a bike!

Q: Most embarrassing moment while on a bike?
A: Trying mountain biking for the first time and crashing on my first jump.

Q: Moment in your life you are most proud of?
A: Finishing my first half marathon.

Q: Most interesting cycling related experience?
A: Working with Tanya at Coombs County Candy store for my first DH / XC race in Port Alberni.

Q: Personal goal(s) for 2013.
A: To make my way to Scotland.

Q: Favorite song of all time?
A: Superman by the Crash Test Dummies

Q: Favorite movie of all time?
A: Groundhog Day and A Few Good Men

Q: What bike skill you wish you had?
A: More Speed

Q: How many bikes to you own?
A: Two.

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Tara Mowat – High Performance Coordinator

tara@cyclingbc.net

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Tara grew up in a small town in Northern Ontario and found herself out west about 7 years ago. She can’t say she loves the city, but she does love how easy it is to escape to the shore to shred the brown pow with friends.  Bikes, and sport as a whole really, have been a large part of her life.  Working for Cycling BC allowed her to channel her passion and dedication into the sport of Cycling.  She’s excited on the things that Cycling BC’s accomplished this year and look forward to putting some of their and their members’ great ideas into action. Ride on.

Q: How long have you been with Cycling BC?
A: 1.5 years

Q: How did you get into cycling?
A: By riding a bike.

I remember having more success riding others bikes then my own…I blame it on the fact they had hard plastic wheels.  This took away my ability to lay down a driveway-ruining skid.  So, instead I’d borrow all the neighbourhood kids “big kid bikes” and show my parents I could handle a real bike.  After what felt like a lifetime of begging, my parents bought me a big girl bike for my birthday – which is in February.  Due to it being the middle of winter (and out there we get snow) I wasn’t able to ride outside, so I cleared out a 30 ft. strip in the basement, stacked up a few boxes of paper at either end (I could barely get on the bike, let alone reach the pedals), and cruise back and forth in my basement for hours…from there it’s history.

Q: Past Cycling accomplishments?
A: 2012 Elite Women BC Cup Champion and 2012 Elite Women BC Provincial Champion.

Q: Most embarrassing moment while on a bike?
A: Breaking my clavicle…

Q: Moment in your life you are most proud of?
A: Standing on the top of the Pro Women podium at BC Cup #4 in  Silver Star 2012.  It was the run of my life!

Q: Most interesting cycling related experience?
A: I’m always down to do anything on a bike.  I remember going down to visit some Seattle friends who were going to show me the goodies.  Our last day of riding we headed close to the Canadian border (to give us a head start at the end of what was about to be an epic day).  Our first lap we hiked, and hiked, and hiked and then we started to scramble.  I remember throwing on my full face, yanking up my knee pads and pulling out my gloves to get to the peak of the mountain.  I’m not sure I’ve ever climber so high and on such gnarly terrain without a bike, let alone with a bike.  I do hope to return one day…I’ll be sure to bring a snack and some H20 next time!

Q: Personal goal(s) for 2013?
A: To podium for at least 1 Canada Cup and to learn how to do a whip…on purpose.

Q: Favorite song of all time?
A: Anything by Whitney Houston

Q: Favorite movie of all time?
A: Anything with Jack Black or Chris Farley.

Q: What bike skill you wish you had?
A: Bike Ballet – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFIQlM-ax5o

Q: How many bikes do you own?
A: 6…I generally acquire one a year, so a seventh is likely on its way in the next few months.

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