Board of Directors

2018 Board of Directors

Laura Harp

President – Laura Harp

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou

 David Foot

David Foot (Vice President)

I really love giving back to the trails and secretly I do it so I can rip it up!

Shaun Gratton

Shaun Gratton (Trails)

Shauns reason for being a Director of PACA is that he wants to build and maintain trails and ttfs (Technical Trail Features).

Matt Hopkins

Matt Hopkins (Urban Cycling Advocate)

To make Penticton a great place to bike.

Jordy Jdse (Trails)

Total Freedom and experiencing the world in a much different way

Aaron Barry Aaron Barry (Website Management)

Aaron moved from Australia to the Okanagan in 2010 and has been an active member of PACA since 2011. A past president of the club, Aaron has helped host many an event and currently provides PACA with the website and social media support. His photography is also a feature of our clubs activities.

 Trisha Kaplan

Trisha Kaplan (Grant Writer)

Cycling just makes every trip more fun (even to the grocery store!), and I want this to be a safe, fun experience for others in Penticton.

Chelsea Rieu

Chelsea Rieu (Secretary)

I love cycling because you see so much more when traveling by bike. I volunteer for PACA because its a small way to give back to a sport that’s given me so much!

Louise Blais

Louise Blais

As the founder of She Rides Penticton, my goal is to increase the number of women on bikes. PACA has provided me the foundation to do this as well as to advocate for the changes that will continue to improve the opportunities and safety for all cyclists. More people on bikes = healthier, happier society.

Debbie Ziegler

Debbie Ziegler

I’m thrilled to be part of PACA Executive and look forward to giving back to a community that has done so much for me. I love to road and mountain bike and look forward to promoting cycling in the community of Penticton.

 Daniel Colbeck

Daniel Colbeck

To get people of all ages outside and having fun riding bikes!


2017 Executive Members

President: Laura Harp
Vice President: Dave Foot
Treasurer: Bridget Schmidt 
Membership: Colleen Hodge
Secretary: Chelsea Rieu
Communication, Webmaster, PR: Aaron Barry 
Grant Writer: Brent Tibben 
BCCC Contact and Road Cycling Advocate: Brian Jackson 
Trail Committee Coordinators: Shaun Gratton and Jordy Ydse
Members at Large: Linnette Gratton, Ryan Taylor, Avery Davidow, Tanya Wilkinson 
Skill Park Committee: Travis Kroschinsky and Dan Colbeck