Staff & Board
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST
P.O. Box 13695
Portland, OR 97213
Customer Service + Volunteer Manager
Miranda joined the team in the fall of 2017, and is no spring chicken when it comes to large events. Coming from an events background she has served as a stage manager, volunteer coordinator, and producer in theaters, cruise ships, and festivals across the US. After working all around the country, she settled in Portland in 2011.
Miranda has acclimated quite well to Cycle Oregon and the wonderful world of spreadsheets, telecommunications, and digital correspondence, but most of all, she enjoys getting out of the office and working with all of the amazing communities, volunteers, and riders that make CO events so great! When not working, Miranda can be spotted engaging in sporting events, spending time with her rambunctious pups, or sipping on a seasonal beer.
[email protected] // 503-287-0405 x103
Prior to joining Cycle Oregon in 2008, Steve was in the fitness and adventure industry for over 20 years as the founder and owner of STRADA, in Portland, OR. Steve’s first Cycle Oregon experience was in 2001, taking a group of cyclists he was training on the week event. From then on, he was hooked.
As soon as Steve was walking, he was backpacking, playing sports and music, and riding a bike—it was all about adventure and discovery. Being active and exploring the outdoors have always been a part of his life. Growing up in a small town in Wyoming, Steve understands the challenges of rural communities and the opportunity for Cycle Oregon to not only provide economic impact, but to help facilitate constructive change for years to come. Steve’s greatest reward in his professional career has been helping to transform people’s lives. When not traveling throughout the beautiful state of Oregon looking for routes unknown, Steve enjoys spending time with his family and trusty Labrador, playing music, over landing through the backcountry, and wetting a line in any available body of water.
[email protected] // 503-287-0405 x101
Most of Brad’s working career has been related to the management of the sales, marketing, and distribution of consumer products. He has gained experience in a diversity of business cultures that range from large corporations to small family companies. Brad enjoys cycling in his free time, and is a veteran of many Cycle Oregon events. It was during those rides that he realized he was as excited and amazed about the logistics of camp as he was the day’s ride. When a position opened to help facilitate those logistics, he jumped at it. During the year, his responsibilities revolve around equipment, supplies, and the warehouse. He can be found during events staffing the (air conditioned) office RV.
[email protected] // 503-287-0405 x106
Marketing & Development Manager
Chris DiStefano believes Bikes Mean Business, a fiercely pro-bike advocacy talking point born from a lifelong career in bicycles. From commuting to racing and city hall to Capitol Hill, a life of bikes led him, in 2004, to Oregon, a place, perhaps, where bikes mean business more than anywhere else. Chances are, if you’ve been to a ride, race, bike show, or just rolled around town on a bike you’ve met Chris. If nothing else, he remembers your bike; it’s always been about the bike no matter what you’ve heard otherwise.
Time off the bike is mostly spent listening to music, playing basketball, and getting up in the early morning hours on weekends to watch European professional cycling races.
[email protected] // 503-287-0405 x105
Ann Marie Hingley
Ann Marie grew up in Michigan and has been working her way west after early aspirations of being a graphic designer were abandoned in favor of traveling and working in the outdoors. A solo bike trip through Thailand and Laos inspired her passion to experience rugged and rural places by bike or by foot. Ann Marie comes to Cycle Oregon from the collegiate outdoor education industry where she developed leadership programs, international trekking trips, and focused on inclusion in the outdoors. She is excited about bringing her experience with program design and management to the team and showcasing beautiful places across the state to riders.
In her free time, she volunteers with search and rescue, and daydreams about where to go on her next travel adventure.
[email protected] // 503-287-0405 x102
Route Planning and Permit Coordinator
John Brooks has ridden Cycle Oregon 26 times and has been making the route maps for Cycle Oregon events since 1995. He is a recent convert to “gravel grinder” rides on an old Surley cross bike with 42mm tires. In 2020 he took on the duties of route planning and permit coordination. He is looking forward to exploring and planning gravel options for all the events this year.
John has recently retired from VLMK Consulting Engineers where he specialized in Land Use and Industrial Building Design and currently lives in Alfalfa, Oregon – east of Bend.
John believes that if you are going to ride your bike someplace unique you should have a map that has lots of good information so you can plan your day. You’d hate to pass a swimming hole and wish you had planned for a swim… Accurate profiles and cues are also extremely important and make a great collectible memory of your adventure.
Chad prefers to climb out of the saddle. Seated, he’s at a desk at the Oregon Department of Forestry as the director of the Partnership and Planning Program. His professional experience in public land management has introduced him to many community leaders in rural Oregon and vested a passion for these places deep within — both for their natural beauty and the people that are the stewards of our forests, ranches and farms.
Chad is happiest on any kind of bike, including international trips to punish himself up famous European climbs and to explore the rough-and-tumble gravel roads connecting coffee villages in Colombia. And if he’s not on a bike, there’s no place he’d rather be than backpacking in Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains.
Board Vice President
Jackie Yerby is a long-time social justice and active transportation advocate.
Most recently, she served as the Executive Director for Bradley Angle, a non-profit that works with survivors of domestic violence to achieve safety and long-term stability.
In addition to serving on the Cycle Oregon board, Jackie is also on the boards of the Community Cycling Center and Basic Rights Oregon. She had previously served on the boards of Catholic Charities and the Cascade AIDS Project.
Jackie lives with a dog and two cats in the Alberta neighborhood in NE Portland. She started riding Cycle Oregon Week Ride in 2010 and has no plans on stopping. She likes to garden, but tends to spend most of her free time training for Cycle Oregon. She is an occasional bike commuter but strives to do better.
She holds an undergraduate degree in History from Yale University, and a Master of Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Hooked after his first day of Cycle Oregon #10 in 1997, Scott has participated in over a dozen Cycle Oregon rides.
Scott is Director of Internal Audit at The Greenbrier Companies, an international manufacturer of freight railcars headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He has also worked in finance and accounting at other Portland based public companies such as Cascade Corporation and InFocus. Scott began his 25 year career working as a Certified Public Accountant for Deloitte in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Scott has been a guest lecturer at Portland State University School of Business Administration presenting on Global Financial Accounting to graduate students. He has also served as Treasurer for the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Scott holds accounting degrees from Brigham Young University.
Scott and his wife Cody live on and manage a small forest tract in Yamhill County.
Dan Eller is a shareholder in the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, where he leads the Firm’s Tax Practice Group. Dan advises clients with both transactional and controversy matters, helping them structure their affairs in a tax-efficient manner and resolve disputes with taxing authorities. Dan has worked with many tax-exempt organizations, including Cycle Oregon.
When Dan thinks back over many of the fun times he has enjoyed, a bike is usually found somewhere in the story. Although he would prefer to forget those early memories of riding a steel-framed bike with a huge Evel Knievel plastic gas tank mounted over the top tube, Dan knows those early rides made him the cyclist he is today.
Dan enjoys time in the saddle on the roads of the Willamette Valley and the single-tracks of Central Oregon. Above all, Dan looks forward to his next adventure with Cycle Oregon.
Karmen Fore has over 25 years of experience working at the local, state, and national level. She teaches, writes papers, and speaks on a broad array of issues ranging from leadership, natural resources, social and economic trends, and transportation policy.
Ms. Fore is currently the director of Oregon Solutions Program at Portland State University. She previously served as senior director for federal/regional affairs, & transportation to Governor Kate Brown. Prior to that, she served as deputy chief of staff to Congressman Peter DeFazio and professional staff to the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. Congress. She also previously served as the congressman’s district director.
Ms. Fore has worked for the Oregon Department of Administrative Services as the communications and legislative coordinator, and at the Oregon Commission on Children and Families as the communications and policy analyst.
Ms. Fore has extensive campaign experience having worked on numerous statewide coordinate campaigns. She has served on several boards including the Oregon Student Foundation; the University of Oregon’s Alumni Association Board of Directors; the UO Planning, Public Policy, and Management Advisory Council.
Ms. Fore attended the University of Oregon and earned a Master of Arts in Public Affairs in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with a minor in Planning, Public Policy, and Management.
Sarah rode her first Cycle Oregon in 1989 and has been a regular participant ever since, convincing many family members to join her over the years.
She currently serves Global Product Marketer for SAS, specializing in how organizations can operationalize analytics to digitally transform their business. Prior to working at SAS she served as the Vice President for Research at the International Institute for Analytics and spent 20 years in a wide variety of policy, leadership and analytical roles in Oregon State Government.
Sarah holds a degree in Mathematics, a MBA, and a Masters of Analytics. She lives with her family (and her many bikes) in Lake Oswego.
After 5 years as a producer on the TV series Miami Vice, Daine served as President of Don Johnson Productions, based at Universal Studios. She went on to join Antonio Banderas as his producing partner at Warner Bros.’ Green Moon Productions. For over 25 years, she has traveled to Africa, India, Japan, China, the Middle East, North and South America and beyond producing films and television with industry talents. In addition to her current documentary filmmaking, Daine creates story content for marketing and advertising, managing accounts and campaigns for clients including Microsoft.
An advocate for accepting diversity, Daine co-founded The Miracle Project, a theater arts program featured in the Emmy-winning, HBO documentary Autism: The Musical. She authored a book for educators and parents; facilitated trainings in India and Africa; and presented at the United Nations. Daine produced a live concert called Autism is Awesomism, airing on ABC with Jack Black and Stephen Stills, as well as an album with top artists such as Chaka Khan and Babyface.
Daine has competed in seven Ironmans, with a PR 4th place finish at the World Championships in Kona. She holds a BFA in Film and BA in English from New York University. While she still holds onto her New York roots, Daine happily lives in Lake Oswego, OR and is a mother of two sons, Jackson and Wyatt.
J.S. (John Stuart) May is in his second season as the Managing Director of Artists Repertory Theatre. He is a seasoned fundraising and communications professional, helping to raise more than $500 million over a career working with a wide range of local, regional, national and international nonprofit organizations. He has helped raise more than $500 million.
For eleven years prior to his current position at ART, he was the chief fundraising, marketing and communications officer, and strategist for the Portland Art Museum – Oregon’s premier visual arts institution. Before the Art Museum, for seven years J.S. led the fundraising practice for Metropolitan Group, a Portland-based social marketing firm that works to create a more just and sustainable world. For the six years prior to MG, he supported the growth of the region’s leading pediatric teaching and research hospital as executive director for the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation at OHSU.
A graduate of the University of Oregon, J.S. has volunteered for numerous nonprofit organizations and has served multiple terms as president of the board for both the Portland Schools Foundation and the Portland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. J.S. currently serves on the board of Cycle Oregon and is vice chair of the Cultural Advocacy Coalition. J.S. is an avid yogi, cyclist, and reader.
Martin works with a large variety of organizations including hospitals, health plans, multi-specialty and single-specialty clinics, long-term care providers and related healthcare providers. With over 20 years of experience, Martin is nationally recognized as an expert on best practices for clinic administration. His particular area of expertise lies in compensation arrangements and ownership succession issues. He also assists clients with issues related to hospital and clinic mergers and spin-offs, and tax and business planning.
Martin is involved with several organizations. He is on the Board of Trustees at Pacific University, Board of Directors at Cycle Oregon, Treasurer and Board Member at New Avenues for Youth, Adjunct Professor of Business at Washington State University, and Member of the American Bar Association Tax and Health Law Sections.
Martin received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Oregon. He also holds a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark.
Steve Young has been in Oregon since 1995. His passion for cycling and love for his adopted state brought him to Cycle Oregon. Born and raised in New York, Steve grew up ski racing and took to cycling as a means to recover from a skiing injury. He never looked back, and has been riding and racing his bike ever since.
Steve graduated from Clarkson University in New York, studying chemical engineering. He worked for the Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati in Brand Management for 7 years before moving west in 1995 to realize his dream of joining Nike. At Nike, he’s worked in innovation, footwear product creation and category general management. With Nike, Steve and his family lived in Melbourne, Australia and, more recently, Sao Paulo, Brasil.
In his spare time, Steve loves to spend time with his wife, Mary, and their 3 daughters. He’s looking forward to all of 2018’s great Cycle Oregon rides.