2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jerry Applegate has been an active member of SRCC since 2013 and a is current Board Member. He's a regular rider with the Church of the Bicycle group on Sundays and sometimes leader on those rides. Jerry became religious about road riding when he could no longer run on a daily basis. Jerry volunteers for WCC, TT, and supports the club in other ways. He's retired, living in Healdsburg, living the Sonoma County dream, eating well and drinking great wine.
Kathie Leader, Treasurer
Kathie has been a member of SRCC since 2010 where she has volunteered in various ways including helping to rewrite the rider guidelines, working the WCC and other events, the SoCal Tour and as a ride leader. She is a CPA and has worked in public accounting and in private industry where she was CFO for several organizations until retiring from the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. She now works part time in her consulting business. Kathie took up cycling in 2010 and was a founding member of an informal group of cyclists know as the “Turtles”. In addition to cycling, Kathie’s passions include dance, as a team member of a performing group known as “Latin Elements” as well as a jazz and a hip hop group. When not cycling or dancing she spends time with her grandchildren or traveling the world. She looks forward to serving on the SRCC board- giving back to an organization that has given so much to her!
Bridgette has been a member of SRCC since 2010. She has served on the board since 2014, and is currently the club’s Ride Director. Bridgette is a lifetime athlete with a previous career as an ice skater and ballet dancer and enjoys pilates, yoga, dancing, and hiking. She took up cycling in 2010, started riding with a group known as the “Turtles,” and became a ride leader. Bridgette enjoys traveling and has led private cycling adventures to Spain and Italy as well as “domestic” tours. When not riding her bike, Bridgette works as an environmental consultant for a firm headquartered in Seattle, WA and enjoys fine food (cooking and eating!).
Living along part of the starting route for the Levi’s Fondo, Bob would go out every year watch the mass of riders go by, and thought “that looks like it could be fun.” Then, one of his daughters started riding, and, when a local bike shop was closing in October of 2013, and selling off inventory, she, a couple of friends convinced Bob to buy a bike and start riding. Bob joined the club shortly thereafter in 2014. Bob is still working full-time and rides mainly on the weekends, most often with the Church of the Bicycle group on Sundays. Bob has been on the Boards of several local non-profit organizations since 1994, when he moved to Sonoma County from the South Bay. These include the Lattice Foundation (school for children with autism), Children and Family Services of Sonoma County (day care services for “at-risk” toddlers), KRCB-North Bay Public Media (local PBS radio and TV), Forget Me Not Farm Children’s Services (programs for “at risk” teens and young adults), Bob was a Trustee of the Oak Grove Union School District from 2004-2010, and has been on the Board of the Humane Society of Sonoma County for over 10 years. Bob is a regular volunteer for club activities like the WCC and the TT, and helps out at the warehouse on a regular basis.
Steve Saxe, President
Steve Saxe joined SRCC in 2012, shortly after returning to Sonoma County following a 37-year absence. Steve is a native of California and attended SRJC in the 1970s, where he started his career in theater and quickly switched to science for its preferred income potential. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and the University of Arizona, has lived for good stretches in Texas (long story) and Minnesota (longer story), and is still has a day job as a technical marketing manager for a local optical manufacturing company. In addition to his current passion for cycling, Steve is a lifelong photographer and musician, although he definitely should not quit his day job on their account. If asked why he fancies the club, he will tell you that he loves the companionship of the wonderful and interesting people, and the fresh air and stunning landscapes of Sonoma County.
Donna has been a member of Santa Rosa Cycle Club since 2005 and currently leads AB rides on Thursdays. She started training that year for her first AIDS LifeCycle ride. Janice Eunice was leading rides back in 2005 and helped Donna get ready, with Mike as sweep! Since then, Donna has ridden in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019). Donna is a gardener, hiker, animal lover, and amateur naturalist living in the country in East Santa Rosa, and mom to two adult "boys." She is an avid reader (on rainy days) and works at the Cotati/Rohnert Park library (come visit). She also has been a massage therapist for 17 years.
Charlene Warne, Vice President
Charlene joined the club in 2007 after she sold a business she owned in Sonoma County for 26 years and finally found some free time to ride again. She is a current board member. She has become an avid cyclist and enjoys cycling in our beautiful county and especially enjoys exploring new routes. When not biking, Charlene works seasonally as a tax preparer for H&R Block, loves to hike, and enjoys traveling all over the world with her husband Rick.
Phil Welch, Secretary
Phil has been a member of SRCC since 2011, joining after moving to Sonoma from Marin. But his adult life on bikes began in 1971 when he worked for the City of Palo Alto planning its bike lanes, second only to Davis at that ancient date of sew-ups and toe clips. When not hanging out with his wife on their Sebastopol farmette with his three dogs, two alpaca, three sheep, and two dozen chickens, Phil truly values his SRCC time—riding, touring, volunteering, leading rides, New Year Day Ride, the picnics, and so much more. While his work as a tax lawyer in San Rafael gets in the way (but he commutes partway on his bike, after first riding the train, and he tells everyone he knows that he promises to retire soon!), he looks for opportunities to “give back” to the SRCC community where he can. He is constantly blown away by the incredible generosity and talent of so many in the SRCC community, and looks forward to riding with, and volunteering for, SRCC into his dotage. Now, if he could only convince his wife to start riding….