Staff & Board
Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST
P.O. Box 13695
Portland, OR 97213
Customer Service & Volunteer Manager
Abby grew up in Alaska and came to Portland in 2011 to pursue a degree focusing on sustainable development. She’s spent the last decade working as a program & volunteer coordinator, trip leader for women’s long-distance bicycle tours, and has been a barista, bike mechanic, camp chef, and naturalist guide. There’s nothing she loves more than facilitating outdoor events with a focus on inclusivity and a sense of belonging.
Abby loves to explore by bike and has traveled nearly 7,000 self-supported miles throughout rural North America and Europe. She brings experience with a little bit of everything to this role and is excited to share her passion for bicycle travel with Cycle Oregon volunteers, riders and community members.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Clint Culpepper spent the last 12 years at a public university managing bicycle and transit programs, and was a bicycle mechanic prior to that. He has been involved in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy for the better part of the last decade, serving on a number of city and county committees as well as spending a fair number of hours volunteering at bicycle related events. He grew up in Arizona before departing for Oregon in search of a more suitable climate in 2005.
Clint is a daily bike commuter and can usually be found with his cargo bike full of kids or groceries. He also runs Portland Trophy Cup, a cyclocross race series that was launched in 2014.
Route Planning & 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 Surly 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 US Forest Service developing strategies and plans to assist public and private land managers restore forests in the Pacific Northwest. His professional experience in collaboration and 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 stewards of our forests, ranches and farms.
Chad is happiest on any kind of bike, including international trips to experience the iconic 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
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 Integration at The Greenbrier Companies, an international manufacturer of freight railcars headquartered in Oregon. He has also worked in finance and accounting at other Portland based public companies. Scott began his 30 year career working as a Certified Public Accountant for Deloitte in San Francisco.
Scott has been a guest lecturer at Portland State University School of Business Administration presenting on Global Financial Accounting to graduate students.
Scott holds accounting degrees from Brigham Young University.
He and his wife Cody manage a small forest tract in Yamhill County.
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.
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. 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 Prevent Child Abuse Oregon, the Eugene/Springfield Relief Nursery, the national Air Service Coalition for Expanding New Development, the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange, and the Better Eugene/Springfield Transit Board as an advisor.
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. She is an Ambassador for the UO, and previously served on the UO Alumni Association Board of Directors, and the UO Planning, Public Policy, and Management Advisory Council.
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.
Martin is an investor and founder in the financial services space. His portfolio companies include Breakaway Advising and Cadencia, an offshore staffing company. He is the former CEO and managing partner of Aldrich, a top 10 west coast CPA firm. Along with Cycle Oregon, he is serves on the Board of Trustees at Pacific University and as Treasurer and Board Member at New Avenues for Youth.
Martin has ridden more Cycle Oregon Classic rides than he can count and says that they are among his all time favorite memories. While he finally succumbed and added an eBike to his collection, he can still be found riding his road bike on Portland’s favorite routes as long as it’s not pouring rain.
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 2021 and the opportunity to ride again with CO friends.