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VERDE VALLEY CYCLISTS COALITION

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, 2024



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, 2023


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


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

Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2024



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.

Committees: Events (Chair)

Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2023



Mike Coyne: Director at Large

I am a retired Emergency Physician who spent his career at a trauma center and teaching hospital in Western Massachusetts. My wife Jamie, and I are transplanted New Englanders who eight years ago were captured by the beauty of Sedona. We are avid mountain bikers and hikers who enjoy volunteer trail work which we have been doing for years with VVCC and the Friends of the Forest.

I have tremendous appreciation for the trail opportunities we have and I am interested in the sustainability of our trail system.

I have years of volunteer board experience with numerous organizations nationally and locally. Aside from mountain biking and hiking, I enjoy spending my free hours dabbling in ceramics, watercoloring and metalwork.

Committees: Mountain Bike Advocacy

Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2022


David Biermann: Director at Large

Born and raised in the Silicon Valley, CA and moved the family to Sedona in 93. Been an avid Mountain biker since 2008 and have broken bones and scars to prove it 😊. I’ve been in construction all my life working with my father in the Bay Area and venturing out on my own to Sedona as a Project manager for a National Construction company. I decided in 2004 to open my own construction company called Biermann Construction and Development, Inc specializing in Commercial and Residential construction. Some of the notable project I’ve been involved with over the years is Nepenthe Patio Homes, Sedona city hall, National Bank, The Vault Restaurant, Sedona Visitor Center, Abundant Cultivation, and many custom homes over the years. Also, on the Sedona Fire Dept. Appeals Board and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Community Board.

I’m an avid believer in supporting local organizations like VVCC with donations/ volunteering (Pay to Play).

Looking forward to serving and supporting the greater Verde Valley Mountain Bike adventure!

Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2024



Kaitlin Hollister: Director at Large

I'm the founder and creative director of Stand Creative Studio, a graphic and web design firm located in Steamboat Springs, CO and recently moved to Sedona on a part-time basis with my husband and two dogs.

I got my introduction into the bike world through downhilling, and have grown to love the challenge of going uphill on a mountain bike : ). I helped Routt County Riders with many of their marketing and design efforts, and am happy to help out VVCC!

Committees: Marketing & Fundraising

Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2024



Helen Jones: Director at Large

I've lived in the Southwest for 40 years, and the Verde Valley for three. I've ridden bikes for most of that time, including the earliest versions of mountain bikes. I ride locally with the Rusty Cranks group. I'm interested specifically in road bike safety and advocacy. I'm also a (retired) attorney with a policy background. I'd like to look at some best practices and adopt as many as suitable.

Committees: Road Bike Advocacy (Chair)

Board Term Expires: NLT September 30, 2023


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