Contact

Email
info@cycleoregon.com

Fax
503-287-0494

Phone 
503-287-0405 x103
800-CYCLEOR x103
9am–5pm PST

Address
2124 N Flint Ave
Portland OR 97227

Staff

Chris Knott

Customer Service + Volunteer Manager

Chris joined Cycle Oregon in December 2013. He attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and graduated with a degree in Political Science. Chris moved west to Portland at the insistence of a dear friend, but he stuck around for all the wonderful food, specialty coffee and craft beer. In the past, he has worn a number of hats, most recently helping out at a small brewery and working in development for a local non-profit. He is an avid cyclist, soccer player and a beginner at yoga. At Cycle Oregon, Chris takes care of rider requests and questions, helps recruit and train volunteers, manages the registration system and spends a lot of time with spreadsheets.

chris@cycleoregon.com // 503-287-0405 x103

Tara Corbin

Events Director

Tara Corbin has been in Oregon since 1999 and with Cycle Oregon since 2001. She has the great pleasure of working with all of the communities throughout the state and truly believes that they are what make Cycle Oregon such a special event. During the events you will find Tara working at the overnight site managing logistics and a variety of other things. When not working she enjoys reading, hiking, camping and listening to music.

tara@cycleoregon.com // 503-287-0405 x100

Steve Schulz

Executive Director

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 being able to help transform people’s lives. When not travelling throughout the beautiful state of Oregon looking for routes unknown, Steve enjoys spending time with his family and trusty Labrador, playing music, overlanding through the backcountry and wetting a line in any available body of water.

steve@cycleoregon.com // 503-287-0405 x101

Brad Kendrick

Development + Operations Manager

Most of Brad’s working career has been related to the management of the sales, marketing, & 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 Oregons.  It was during those rides that he realized that he was as excited and amazed about the logistics of camp as he was the day’s ride.  Logically, 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.

brad@cycleoregon.com // 503-287-0405 x106

Ken Chichester

Route + Permit Manager

Ken started cycling over forty years ago as an alternative to running. For years he rode solo until he heard about an event called Cycle Oregon. After a few years of procrastination, he finally signed up for Cycle Oregon V. As an Oregon State Police officer during his first ride, Ken saw a need for more involvement with road authorities (city, county, state and federal), so he volunteered to act as the liaison between Cycle Oregon and those public agencies. After a few years of volunteering, he was invited to join the Board of Directors, and served as a member of the board for nearly fourteen years. When he left the Board in 2007 (after having ridden the week ride for 20 years and every weekend ride), he also retired for the second time, and was asked to join the event management team of Cycle Oregon as a part-time employee. His responsibilities are route planning, securing road-use permits, safety, and “duties as otherwise assigned.”

ken@cycleoregon.com

Tom Simonson

Operations Director

Tom joined the Cycle Oregon staff at the start of 2017. Despite being the new guy in the office, he’s been part of the larger family as an independent contractor booking music for Cycle Oregon events since 2012. His new position includes apprenticing with Ken Chichester planning and permitting all CO routes, overseeing sponsorship, marketing, music booking and other duties yet to be determined.

In his previous work life, Tom had his own artist management company, looking after all aspects of his client’s domestic and international musical recording and performing careers. After living in Asia and loving it for the last 4 years, he’s very happy to be back in Portland, his home of 17 years prior to moving across the Pacific.

On a bike is truly Tom’s happiest place, but he also greatly enjoys playing bass guitar, home remodeling/construction, ultimate frisbee, hiking, and traveling with his wife Julia.

tom@cycleoergon.com // 503-287-0405 x105


Board

J.S. May

Board President

J.S. (John Stuart) May is the Chief Advancement Officer for the Portland Art Museum where he leads the development, membership, marketing and government relations’ efforts. He is seasoned fundraising and communications professional and has worked with a wide range of local, regional, national and international nonprofit organizations. He has helped raise more than $500 million. He has been with the Museum since May of 2007.

Prior to the Art Museum, for seven years J.S. led the fundraising practice for Metropolitan Group, a Portland based social marketing firm. For the six years prior, he led the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation at Oregon Health and Science University through a highly successful capital campaign that created a new children’s hospital. Prior to Doernbecher, J.S. spent six years as the director of corporate support for Oregon Public Broadcasting. 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. He currently serves as president of the Cycle Oregon board and is board member for the Creative Advocacy Coalition. J.S. is an avid yogi, cyclist, and reader.

Martin Moll

Board Member

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, such as 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.

Dan Eller

Board Member

Chad Davis

Board Secretary

Michelle Poyourow

Board Member

Jackie Yerby

Board Member

Johnathan Nicholas

Board Chair

Roopal Patel

Board Vice President

Scott Towsey

Board Treasurer

Diane Isaacs

Board Member

After 5 years as a producer on the TV series Miami Vice, Diane 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 & South America and beyond producing films and television with industry talents. In addition to her current documentary filmmaking, Diane creates story content for marketing and advertising, managing accounts and campaigns for clients, most recently Microsoft.

An advocate for accepting diversity, Diane 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 the states, India and Africa; and presented at the United Nations. Airing on ABC, Diane produced a live concert called Autism is Awesomism with Jack Black and Stephen Stills, as well as an album with top artists such as Chaka Khan and Babyface.

Diane 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 NY roots, Diane happily lives in Lake Oswego and is a mother of two sons, Jackson and Wyatt.