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Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition "VVCC" P.O. Box 20332, Sedona, AZ 86341-0332
VVCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Board of Directors

Martin Glinsky: Board President

My wife and I moved to Sedona about 7 years ago from Long Island, NY. I've been an avid mountain biker since 1992, where I began tackling the trails and getting involved in bicycle advocacy in Nashville, TN. I became a member of Friends of the Forest upon arriving in Sedona and patrolled the trails on their behalf for about a year. I helped to establish the Red Rock Mountain Bike Patrol, a division of IMBA's National Mountain Bike Patrol in 2010, where I serve as chairperson. I joined the VVCC in 2009 in order to support the work of the VVCC, both on the road and on the trails.

Committees: Executive (Chair), Marketing & Fundraising, Mountain Bike Advocacy, Youth Program

Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2022 

Lars Romig: Director at Large

I am a lifelong Verde Valley resident. Since I was a small kid I have loved riding a bike. In my travels to "Destination bike areas" I have learned that the Verde Valley has the potential to be one of the best in the North America. Making sure this great experience is available to citizens, communities and visitors to reap the benefits of our much loved hobby. I hope to see the Verde Valley full of fit happy people living in robust cycling communities with world class cycling opportunities.

Committees: Mountain Bike Advocacy 

Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2021

Dan Blaettler: Board Vice President

Although new to the Sedona area, I have been riding mountain bikes for 25 years and road riding even longer. My primary interest is the development and sustainment of our beautiful red rock trails to meet the multiuser needs of riders, hikers, equestrians, and runners. To this end, I do volunteer trail work with the Red Rock Ranger District. Coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, I worked on annual Bike to Work Day events and other advocacy efforts to promote cycling of all types.

Committees: Marketing & Fundraising, Executive, Mountain Bike Advocacy

Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2020

Paul Hallinan: Director at Large

I am a passionate mountain biker of 25 years. My wife and I moved here from the San Francisco Bay Area, drawn by Sedona's incredible outdoor opportunities. We feel very fortunate to be part of this special community and place. I joined the VVCC to help advocate for the mountain bike community and I believe we all can contribute though volunteer trail work, fund raising for trail work, by fostering positive relationships across all user groups and by working collaboratively with the land managers. In my prior career I was an engineering manager and then worked in marketing for telecommunication equipment.

Committees: Membership, Events (Chair), Marketing & Fundraising, Mountain Bike Advocacy

Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2021

Kevin Adams: Treasurer

40 years after I first learned what a snow bird was when stationed as a young Marine in Yuma I turned into a permanent Sedona snow bird. I served two decades as a Marine and another two decades in the private sector. Shortly after my retirement from corporate life, I moved full time to Sedona.

Since joining the VVCC Board, I've focused on updating our membership fulfillment system, engaging sponsors and grant writing.

Committees: Membership, Executive, Youth Program, Marketing & Fundraising

Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2022

Pam Milavec: Director at Large

My husband, Al, and I moved to the Village of Oak Creek on a part-time basis in 2015, after retiring from our jobs in western Pennsylvania.  We now spend about half the year here and spend summers in PA.  I guess we’re snowbirds till we move here fulltime!  I’ve been cycling for over 20 years, including mountain biking, road riding and cyclocross.  When I’m not riding, I’m hiking or doing volunteer work with Friends of the Forest.  I love all this area has to offer, but especially the incredible beauty, great trails and sunny climate.

Committees: Events, Mountain Bike Advocacy (Chair)

Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2022

Rich Leever: Director at Large

My wife Debbie and I moved to AZ three years ago from Ohio.  I have been road biking for for 30+ years and moved to the Verde Valley for the countless days of sunshine and warm weather riding.  My annual goal is to ride about 6000 miles.  I also enjoy hiking and traveling with my wife Debbie  The VVCC offers a great opportunity to meet other riders and support cycling issues in the area. I schedule road rides 3-4 days a week for anyone interested in joining groups rides.  When I'm not outside having fun I still work part time running my own recruiting business.

Committees: Youth Program (Chair), Road Bike Advocacy

Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2020

Mike Harris: Secretary

I come from a problem solving background which includes a BSEE degree, teaching credentials and 30+ years of business development experience. My mountain biking and road biking activity became part of my lifestyle after relocation to Sedona in 2003, and has been an integral part of my life since. As secretary to the VVCC, I feel I am in a position to assist in positively influencing driver, resident, hiker and equestrian attitudes towards our rapidly growing fleet of cyclists, both resident and visitor. The VVCC can accomplish this through education, activities and community events involving all of these groups.
Committees: Membership (Chair), Executive, Marketing & Fundraising
Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2022

Patti Wyman: Director at Large

Hi I'm Patti Wyman originally from Oregon where I grew up with web feet, down hill skiing and road biking . Now in retirement living and loving Sedona. Moved here in 2017 with Dennis who insisted I learn how to mountain bike! What a challenge learning a new sport at my age! And what follows was joining the VVCC, Red rock bike patrol and volunteering as a coach for the Oak creek school bikes for kids. I feel blessed to live in this beautiful community and have meet so many new friends to hike, bike and party with! Now a another adventure joining VVCC board of directors. Wish me luck!

Committees: Events

Shawn Hadley: Director at Large

My girlfriend and I recently moved to Sedona in the Fall of 2019. We have been coming to Sedona regularly for the last 20 plus years so it was an easy decision that we both feel very blessed in making. I originally started coming here to mountain bike but quickly realized the multitude of outdoor adventures to be had. I have served on other cycling advocacy boards in the past, most recently in Aspen Colorado, and recognize the importance of a board like the VVCC and the voice it serves for all trail users. I am thrilled and excited to be able to serve the Sedona cycling and outdoor community and play a role in furthering the expansion and improvement of trail, path and bike lane development, and educating the public on cycling related benefits. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your thoughts in continuing to make Sedona a world class cycling destination!

Committees: Events, Mountain Bike Advocacy, Road Bike Advocacy

Lisa Jackson: Director at Large

I’ve lived, and ridden, all over the country… Oregon, Washington, North Carolina and DC just to name the most recent few. I lived in Flagstaff 15 years ago, so when my husband and I moved to Sedona in January 2020, it was like coming home.

I've raced road, time trial, cross and triathlon, but I am loving being back on my mountain bike and back on the red dirt! I have a humbling respect and appreciation for the native heritage and the delicate environment of this region, and relish in the opportunity to educate and inspire all those who spend time immersed in it.

My professional background is in marketing and sales management. Currently I am the Director of Retail at Enchantment Resort. I have been involved in cycling and triathlon teams in leadership, outreach and race organization. I have also worked in conservation outreach and volunteer coordination. I hope to help to expand the messaging and reach of VVCC, and to support our work in multi-user advocacy and restoration projects

Emma Fitzhugh: Director at Large

I am a local cyclist and history teacher. Since moving to the area in 2015 I have fallen in love with cycling and I have been a VVCC member for a few years now. I was fortunate enough to start the mountain bike club at Cottonwood Community School and will soon be coaching a club at Mingus Union High School. I love mountain biking but also put in a lot of miles on my gravel bike. Sedona has so many amazing trails to offer and I love what the VVCC has gotten done in the Western Gateway.

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