2018 Board of Directors Candidates

Electronic voting will take place until 7:00 PM on October 22, 2018. Votes will also be tallied at the AGM on October 25, 2018. You may vote only once and will be able to select up to four (4) candidates for the board.

In order to participate in the AGM and vote in the Board of Directors Election, you must be registered as a 2018 Cycling BC member as at or before September 25, 2018.

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To vote, you will need to enter your member number. This is the number on your membership card which begins with ‘BC’ or ‘PR’, followed by a string of digits.

If you do not know your member number, you can find it through CCN. Log in and follow the link under your name to ‘My Memberships.’ These menu options are in the upper righthand corner of the screen. If you cannot log in because you do not know your password, you may reset the password using your email address. Instructions to log into your account and set a new password will be emailed to you.


If you are unable to attend the meeting in person and would like to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf, complete the proxy vote form and email to admin@cyclingbc.net by no later than October 18, 2018.

If you have questions for the candidates, please contact them directly–contact information is listed below.

Dave Diebolt

PERSONAL VISION FOR CYCLING BC

  • Collaborative effort to find new and exciting ways for activation in cycling and cycling related activities.
  • Engaging community and stakeholders.
  • Raising driver awareness.
  • Encouraging coordination with overlapping initiatives (eg. HUB, levels of government,…).
  • Continuous improvements in bike transportation safety and education.
  • Access to affordable cycling activities.

CYCLING AND VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

  • Race with Dopo Bici cycling (Pender)
  • Co-Founder and coach of Brio Cycling (youth cycling team)
  • Member of the CPABC Investigations Committee
  • Former board member and board chair of the Vancouver International Marathon Society
  • Former Board of Trustee for Vancouver Waldorf School

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) – 2003
  • Partner at Manning Elliott LLP Accountants & Business Advisors – 2010
  • Industry focus on private companies (accounting, finance, taxation, advisory services, assurance, and much more)

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Heather Kay

PERSONAL VISION FOR CYCLING BC

I envision Cycling BC providing guidance and value to organized cycling within the province, a team approach where all stakeholders are working towards common goals.

My involvement in cycling as a competitive athlete, coach, official, organizer, and having sat on numerous boards allows me to bring a unique perspective which will be valuable to ensure that an understanding of the various needs of each group is addressed.

CYCLING AND VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

I have been involved in organized cycling for over 25 years as an athlete, event organizer, coach, commissaire, along with holding various positions within the Alberta Bicycle Association Board of Directors as well as acting on the board of numerous local clubs. I volunteered for a cross-country ski group in which I organized and attended each weekly event. I volunteered as a volleyball coach and have a referee license in volleyball. In Alberta, I was a ride leader for many years and volunteered with the Sprockkids and LAMP programs. I created and ran a successful women’s ride with a focus on safety, pack riding skills, fitness and fun.  I worked at the Argyll Velodrome in Edmonton for 5 years and after moving on from this position I continued to run a successful school program part-time which is still running strong today.

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

While holding positions on the Alberta Bicycle Association Board of Directors I successfully introduced and wrote policy pertaining to women’s racing (with a specific goal of growth and development) and created policy in regards to upgrading procedures.

I organized and ran a successful weekly CX race series and produced accurate results on-site.

I managed a busy corporate catering company. A normal day was creating 5 or more delivery lists encompassing the city of Edmonton and surrounding areas, with 5 or more deliveries that were all time-sensitive and ensuring the delivery drivers were set up for success with a timeline to follow. I was also responsible for ensuring that each order was prepared as ordered and that all drivers had everything necessary for all of the clients.

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Willa Kriebel

PERSONAL VISION FOR CYCLING BC

As a past board member; I have witnessed Erin Waugh (CBC’s Executive Director) be instrumental in creating a solid structure for the sport in British Columbia where grassroots to podium can have a strong place.  From Cycling BC’s iRide’s program to creating a bridge that will help athletes get international race experience.

I would be honoured to serve another term to continue supporting the team at Cycling BC and its strategic vision.  I have a strong desire to work with the leadership in creating a role model PSO (Provincial Sport Organization) where performance, development and excellence are defined and executed to its fullest.

CYCLING AND VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

I have served on the Cycling BC board for the past two years and I am a Co-Founder of WOWride Cycling Club in Vancouver. I am a recreational cyclist with the idea that I can cross the finish line in a fondo (hopefully as fast or faster as my last time). My intention is to assist and inspire other riders to learn how to be stronger, safer and increase their knowledge base. In addition to the above, I thoroughly enjoy volunteering as a Cross Country running coach and have chaired the Parent Advisory Committee.

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

A highly motivated market and business development professional with a demonstrated ability to build strong customer relationships, organize market strategies and develop business opportunities. I have direct experience in all areas of sponsorship, sales and marketing as well as over 20 years of event management experience with a variety of organizations. This diverse skill set is key to accomplishing goals and strategies.  I have had the opportunity to spend time in professional sport at (IMG Sport Management), and in the amateur sport’s world (Sport BC) before starting my own consulting company.

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Gavin Marshall

PERSONAL VISION FOR CYCLING BC

I have a strong interest in the future of cycling in BC. I have two young boys (11 and 14) who are avid mountain bikers and have ridden since they could walk. They compete in DH mountain biking.  I want to see Cycling BC enhance opportunities for kids to get on their bikes and get to know the diversity of experience that cycling opens up.  I want Cycling BC to continue to excel in its mandate for elite training programs and secure BC’s position in Canada “above its weight class” in producing talent nationally and internationally.  I believe excellence in youth cycling sets examples for kids to follow.  I believe that Cycling BC might also play an expanded role as a hub for coordinating advocacy for cycling and cycling infrastructure as well as skills development (iRide) if that fits within its mandate.

CYCLING AND VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

I am an avid cyclist and have been, almost since birth.  As an adult cyclist, my disciplines have included road, MTB, and cx. I have competed occasionally over the years in road cycling, UBC crits, and cyclo-cross. I have also ridden many of the fondos that have proliferated in BC in recent years.

My cycling has spilt into community efforts as a member of TEAM FINN and a director on the Team Finn Foundation, a charity established to leverage and focus the efforts of Team  Finn to fight childhood cancers. This year I rode my eighth Ride to Conquer Cancer.

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

Board of Team Finn Foundation.  This body is an advisory board providing guidance with respect to the efforts and use of financial resources of the Foundation.

Some years ago, I sat on the Board of the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of Greater Vancouver. ANH is a confederation of community houses, located in about 12 neighbourhoods in Greater Vancouver, each with a mandate to provide resources, programming, and to create community, customized to the neighbourhoods in which each house was located. ANH had a budget of about $12 million, and about 200 employees across Greater Vancouver. I sat on this board for eight years, during a time in which the constitution of the Association was re-negotiated and re-written.

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Maureen Prentice

PERSONAL VISION FOR CYCLING BC

I would like to see Cycling BC continue to grow and serve the needs of its diverse membership as outlined in the Strategic Plan. As a board member, I would see my role as support and guidance to the Cycling BC staff.  I would also expect to take part in committees as needed. I am passionate about cycling at all levels and enjoy contributing to the growth of the sport in BC. I am especially passionate about youth cycling both recreational and competitive and would love to see more girls especially teenage girls involved in cycling.

CYCLING AND VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

I am a passionate cyclist who enjoys all aspects of the sport from casual riding to racing to coaching. For the past three years, I have coached in elementary schools around the Lower Mainland and at several race events, with Cycling BC’s iRide program.

Two years ago, I started the Carnarvon Speedsters, an after-school bike club supported by iRide & Sprockids.  My goals with the club are to educate youth on road safety, excite them about group riding and teach them bike handling skills.

I am an experienced fondo/charity rider and a ride leader with WOWRide Cycling Club, one of BC’s largest cycling clubs. This past summer I coached a twelve-week My First Fondo Women-Only clinic through the RBC Whistler GranFondo.

Some highlights of my community volunteer work include co-chairing the silent auction at the 2018 Gala Fundraising at my daughter’s school.  This event raised over $12,000.00 for the grade seven class trip. I am also the social media guru for the Thunderbirds Track and Field Club premiere event, The Longest Day Road Race. For the past two years, I have organized a community-focused event which I created – The Waterloo Street Super Bike Party. The event promotes safe bike riding in my neighbourhood for children and is supported by a Vancouver Foundation Neighbourhood Small grant.

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

I co-founded a media communications company in 1995. Over a period of ten years, I worked closely with writers, directors and editors to deliver a wide variety of projects for a diverse range of clients including Telus, Shaw, CTV and Telefilm Canada. I managed a slate of projects, all at various stages of completion including development, production, post-production, and marketing. I was responsible for budgeting and cash flow, working with lawyers to negotiate contracts, and creating promotional materials. I continue to do management contract work and coach part-time while running a busy household.

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Anthony Roggeveen

PERSONAL VISION FOR CYCLING BC

BC is a hotbed of cycling talent competing around the globe.

CYCLING AND VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

My experience in community organizations has been through Toastmasters in organizing contests and special events.

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

I have over ten years experience in a management position in my career.  Currently, I serve a team of 25 highly engaged IT professionals.

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Greg Samuels

PERSONAL VISION FOR CYCLING BC

Vancouver Mountain Biking is a year-round sport, accessible to people of all ages, and it’s relatively easy and safe.  The cycling community is a friendly, supportive and nurturing community of like-minded individuals, often committed to the same causes – environmental stewardship, personal accountability and responsibility, inclusiveness and protection of youth at risk.  As an experienced fundraiser and skilled writer, I wish to raise funds and awareness of the sport and encourage city and provincial participation in off-road trail designation and trail-building. I wish to encourage families to bike the trails and am prepared to lead rides confined to trails and train students to do so as well.

CYCLING AND VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

Recognizing the need for daily exercise but having suffered a knee and back injury that sidelined me from most other sports, and dreading our cold and rainy winters, I was fortunate to discover mountain biking. Biking in such places as the UBC Endowment Lands, the Vancouver Seawall and the Stanley Park Trails is my favourite pastime, and I do it every chance I get all year round, day and night.  There is no more “cold” or “wet’, just bad gear. Having two nephews and two sons who are also athletes, we’ve traveled to several places considered the best mountain biking destinations in North America – Whistler, Squamish, North Vancouver, Vail, CO, Roqmont,QE, Asheville, NC, Stowe, VT, San Marin, CA -yet I feel that Vancouver proper has the best effort:fun ratio of any place we’ve visited. I’ve forgotten that I’m exercising.  And it’s great fun for the cold and the rain.  Add the clean air and tranquillity of the forested trails, there’s really nothing I’d rather do than bike the trails with my sons or nephews.

Considering our city’s natural beauty and the alternative of riding a stationary bike in a gym, it’s surprising how few cyclists ride these trails. My friends all road bike – brave the traffic and breathe the car exhaust, then indoor spin classes for three seasons until next year. They don’t like to get dirty.  That’s okay – I don my waterproof gear, my headphones, and listen to music while I meditate by default. (It’s comforting to find a companion rider at night though).

Having raised two sons to adulthood – one a recent graduate of Queens Engineering and the other a second-year student at McGill and QB of the McGill Redmen football team – and as a former football coach of the Westside Warriors, I relate well to kids and encourage them through positive reinforcement. I recognize that mountain biking is a sport that might be very empowering to kids interested in a group activity but who might not wish to follow too many rules.  Fortunately, when riding the trails, there are really only two rules–yield to pedestrians and yield to trees.

I’m a trial lawyer in both B.C. and Washington State, mostly assisting Canadians and their loved ones who have been injured or killed in the US.  I’m a past Chair and 8-year director of Jewish Family Services, a community service organization dedicated to poverty relief, senior care, employment counselling, youth at risk and immigrant resettlement, with a budget of $3 million annually.

I genuinely care about people and hope to be an ambassador to the sport of mountain biking to encourage families to bike together for fun and exercise and empowerment.

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

Having run my own busy trial practice for the past 25 years, Cross Border Law and having served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Services (JFS), I know a thing or two about organizational management – it’s best to hire someone with a business degree to do what they do best.  And then work collaboratively to a consensus, recognizing others’ skills and experience and being slow to judge.

I am submitting this application after having spent considerable time investigating the Vancouver cycling community with the intention of launching my own nonprofit cycling club.  My vision and talents seem to be aligned with what I have discovered online about Cycling BC and there seems to be a need for a mountain biking club on the west side.  I am prepared to launch my own club with my own vision for corporate and foundation sponsorship, but would necessarily invite similar fellow directors to serve on my own board.  I would much rather operate under your umbrella for organization, management, safety and insurance purposes.

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Matt Usborne

PERSONAL VISION FOR CYCLING BC

My experience with Cycling BC was primarily as a competitive cyclist. In many ways, the landscape of cycling in BC has changed over the last 10 years. There seems to be less focus on the racing calendar and a greater focus on building participation within the cycling communities. Fondos, group rides, and increased participation appear to be a great focal point.

I would like to see Cycling BC balance the promotion of the lifestyle benefits of cycling through participatory initiatives, as well as focus on the competitive racing calendar. I would like to see Cycling BC nurture the next generation of top Canadian cyclists within an active competitive cycling scene.

CYCLING AND VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

I was a Cycling BC member from the mid 90’s until 2006. During that time I raced downhill, cross country, road and track. I was also fortunate to have raced in the pro elite MTB and Cat 1 categories.  I was lucky enough to win the road cycling and relay event at the BC Summer Games, BC Championships and BC Cup Series on the road, time trial, and track and the Premier’s award for cycling in 2003. I  raced internationally for a few years and experienced road racing all over the world in a variety of cultures and settings. I was involved with several clubs and teams, as well as a volunteer with the BC Summer Games, local clubs, and race organizers. I also previously helped teach kids skill classes and coached aspiring local racers.

I moved to Alberta for much of the past decade, and while I held a licence there briefly, I have spent most of the last decade involved in other sports.

Since returning to BC, I have once again taken up masters-level cycling. Returning to the sport in a more modest (and balanced) fashion.

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

In terms of organizational management, I have worked in Government for the last 12 years. As such, I have been involved in multiple steering committees, and regularly meet and work with a variety of external stakeholders.

This has included working with local school regions on promoting Canada career week, liaising with community agencies to promote government initiatives.

I work with the Ministry of Finance with the Government of BC. As such, on an ongoing basis, I work with a variety of stakeholders and have helped coordinate activities between multiple agencies.

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