Lars Romig: Board President
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.
Martin Glinsky: Board Treasurer
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.
Doug Copp: Board Member at Large
I am a native Arizonan and a lifelong cyclist and gardener. I have been married to Carol since 1978 and we have two daughters. During my career I worked as a research meteorologist and a software developer. Currently I am involved in recycling, bicycle advocacy and I maintain the chef's garden at Enchantment Resort.
Dan Blaettler: Board Member at Large
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.
Caroline Oreel: Board Member at Large
I am new to the biking community in the Verde Valley, but I've been hiking and enjoying the trails system since I moved here in 2003. I grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Sedona after graduating from veterinary school to be closer to family. I am a local business owner and mother of 2. As one of the newer members of the board, I am learning about the opportunities to contribute to biking here, such as education, safety, trail building/maintenance, and advocacy. I hope to help with the current success of biking in the area in the years to come.
Paul Hallinan: Board Member at Large
In 1975, I became familiar with the concept of a snow bird when I was a young Marine stationed at MCAS Yuma. I spent two decades with the Marines and another two decades in the private sector as an executive in a Fortune 500 firm. Then 40 years after I first heard the term, I turned into a permanent Sedona snow bird. I started mountain biking in 2009 as my knees could no longer take the daily pounding of my first love – trail running. By 2012, I was “volunteered” into joining the board of the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts, “MORE", as their Trail Boss as my introduction to mountain bike advocacy and visiting the Verde Valley to escape Washington, DC winters. I served on the MORE board for three years and upon my retirement from corporate life, moved full time to Sedona and joined the IMBA staff as its Vice President of Chapter and Member Services in April 2015 until I retired for good – third time’s the charm? - in the summer of 2016. Since moving to Sedona, I’ve joined the Red Rock Mountain Bike Patrol as a way to meet/help people from all over on the trails and am excited to help the VVCC grow and prosper.