JOHN PARRINELLO, President
- AFFILIATIONS: NOHVCC-State Partner, New Jersey Off Highway Vehicle Association- VP, Advocacy Director, NJ Trail Council- Motorized Rep.,NJ Trails Plan Steering Committee, NJ Trails Council ORV Sub-Committee, AMA,ATVA,NRA ASI Safety Instructor,Tread Lightly Tread Trainer.
- RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: 4 Wheeling, ATV/Motorcycle riding, Softball, Target Shooting.
- HOME STATE: New Jersey
- FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: Too many to mention. The one I have not gotten to yet in New Jersey.
- HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: I have been riding for about 36 years and have been involved with access issues for a good part of them. As such I have had the pleasure to talk with Del Albright (BRC Ambassador) many times. Also, after fighting the good fight for many years by myself, I reached out to BRC, NOHVCC, AMA and other groups for help and they all came up big for us in New Jersey.
- COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: BRC has done so much over the years, and I would like to help that continue and to help
integrate the access issues we suffer on the east coast.
RANDY HARDEN, Vice President
- AFFILIATIONS: Wisconsin ATV Association (WATVA)
- RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: I have been involved in the off-highway vehicle community dating back to my high school days. I learned early on what it was like being part of a "start up" dirt bike / motorcycle racing club in the early 1970s with all the various challenges related to overcoming the negative image our sport suffered. Later in life I started a local ATV club and eventually became a board member of the statewide organization called the Wisconsin ATV Association (WATVA). In 1992 I was voted in as president of the WATVA, holding that same office today but always working to reinvent the organization as society has changed and the sport has improved and evolved.
- HOME STATE: Wisconsin
- HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: My interest in being a board member is to offer my experience and understanding of what is required to manage the day to day operations of a successful state OHV association.
- COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: I recognize there should be more state associations operating at a high level in order to help us all move forward. I think the BlueRibbon is in a great position to offer this kind of support across the country; my goal is to help BRC and our members.
JONI MOGSTAD, Treasurer
- AFFILIATIONS: Oregon State Snowmobile Association, Oregon Lands Coalition, Oregon Recreation Coalition, Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Committee
- RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Snowmobiling, fishing, adventure travel
- HOME STATE: Oregon
- FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: Trails and Coastal rivers in Oregon.
- HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: Joani DuFord enlisted my help with the annual conference when it was held in Portland, Oregon
- COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: Through the last 12 years, I've helped BlueRibbon grow from a fledgling Western states organization to a Nationally recognized force in the recreational access arena. I've done that by helping others stay focused on fiscal responsibility and professionalism and by offering my experience in these areas whenever the opportunity presents itself. My goals for the BlueRibbon Coalition's future ore to continue ordered growth , maintain a sound financial base, remember our mission, fight for access and attend to the needs of our members. An ability to put a BlueRibbon presence on the ground in areas where members are not prepared or unable to respond to local threats is a long term goal.
TODD OCKERT, Secretary
Born: Redlands California.
Raised in: Traverse City Michigan
Years off-roading: 37 years
In his own words...
I grew up in a middle sized town in Michigan, where my parents went off-roading in the back roads of Michigan for years, and still do, but in Nevada with warmer weather.
I continued the tradition of taking my family camping and off-roading after I joined the Navy in 1984, where I was stationed north of Seattle Washington. Since moving to California in 2000 when the Navy relocated me, I continued to off-road to this day, and take my family camping and just enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. I retired from the Navy in 2009 and immediately went to work for Chevron in the Coalinga California oil fields as a fieldman.
I am the current Secretary of my local club, Trail Busters of Kings County, and they are a Cal4Wheel affiliated club. We support Cal4Wheel at different events around the state. I am also on the Board of Trustees for the Cal4Wheel Conservation and Education Foundation in a spot nominated by Cal4Wheel. I have helped Del Albright at different events highlighting BlueRibbon Coalition and their achievements across the nation.
Along with owning a Jeep, I also own a dual sport motorcycle that I have taken off-road a couple of times. It is fun to experience a different level of adventure off-road on the bike.
Education wise, I currently hold an BA in general education, with a minor in business and computer information systems. I am also in the process of completing my MBA in business. All of my course work has been complete with Columbia College of Missouri and their distance learning here in Lemoore California. My current class is in Marketing Strategy, BUSI 544, and my class project paper is a marketing paper on a non-profit business and off-road business. It should be an interesting compilation to say the least, and look forward to completing this paper, and using BRC as my general guideline for information.
CHAD BOOTH, Board Member
I have been active in land use issues in the west since the year 2000, and aware of the land access issues since the passage of FLPMA in 1976. I now feel that it is time for me to lend my talents and resources to help secure and protect access to public lands in the west. I have served on various boards and committees such as the Multiple Access and Conservation Coalition, Take Back Utah movement and have produced several television news stories about access including a 1 hour and a half hour documentary revealing the true nature of wilderness designations.
I believe with my knowledge and background of non-profit groups, land access and media that I can bring a great deal to the table as a board member of BRC.
KEVIN CAREY, Board Member
I have been an off-road enthusiast for almost 20 Years. I was the President of the Pirates of the Rubicon 4x4 Club for 4 Yrs. Founding Director on the Rubicon Trail Foundation, Original member of the Friends of the Rubicon, Rock-crawling Champion, Kings of the Hammers Competitor, Staff member at Pirate4x4.com & JKowners.com covering events and technical review of products and promotions across the off-road industry. I have been the Co-Director of the Wheelers for the Wounded Event for the West coast for 5 years. This is an excellent event for our Veterans!
I am also owner of Method Motorsports that specializes in assisting people plan, build and visualize 4x4's from mild to wild. We specialize with builds on Jeep JK and Toyota 4x4s.
In my professional life I am a Project Manager/ Security Specialist for a private firm based out of Maryland. I currently live in Folsom Ca. I have an 11 year old daughter who loves wheeling and fishing! As a member of the BlueRibbon Coalition board of directors, I can use my experience and involvement to help BRC achieve its goals and objectives.
VINCE FARACE, Board Member
- AFFILIATIONS: Toyota Land Cruiser Association (TLCA), MNToy4s, and membership on its Board of Directors.
- RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: There was a pause in our outdoor experiences for a few years - kids grown and gone, career, that sort of thing - and then in the late '90s a very bad case of "vehicle lust" struck, in the form of a 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. That made off-pavement expeditions and camping in out-of-the-way places much easier
- HOME STATE: Maryland
- HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: Over the past decades, restrictions on access to public lands has been increasingly obvious to me personally, and that's very troubling. I want my grandchild to have the same kinds of opportunities I've enjoyed. The issues and players involved in access have also become increasingly polarized, and when that happens you don't get solutions, you get one side throwing rocks at the other. I believe in BlueRibbon's mission and want to help get that mission accomplished.
- COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: Most of my professional career has been spent developing successful business and marketing strategies. This involves listening to a lot of different viewpoints, gathering credible data and blending all this information into a plan of action that will get you where you want to go. And since no plan survives its first encounter with reality, it also means being flexible and quick to adapt as the situation changes. These are the skills I would bring the BRC Board.
PAT HARRIS, Board Member
- AFFILIATIONS: Member of both Pacific Northwest 4WD Association and California Association of 4WD Clubs; Chair for Oregon State ATV Account Allocation Committee and member for 12 years; member of Committee for Federal RTP for State of Oregon.
- RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Four-wheel Drive
- HOME STATE: Oregon
- FAVORITE TRAIL/AREA: High Desert Oregon, Nevada, California and Idaho
- HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: Introduced to the organization by a member 14 years ago and immediately became involved because of access issues.
- COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: BRC with its diverse representation provides 'one-stop shopping' for public land managers. It is fitting that BRC is a leader in applying practical environmentalism across our recreational landscape. This will secure a legacy of motorized access for future generations.
KAY LLOYD, Board Member
- AFFILIATIONS: International Snowmobile Council (ISC), American Trails, Washington State Snowmobile Association.
- RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Motorized recreation, especially snowmobiling. Gardening, travel, & grandkids.
- HOME STATE: Washington
- HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: In 1987 I helped start the BlueRibbon Coalition at the Harris Cabin in Island Park. Sat on the first Board of Directors meeting.
JOHN STEWART, Board Member
- AFFILIATIONS: 4x4Wire.com and muirnet.net, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, Tierra del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego
- HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: Advocating access to public lands carries a responsibility to be part of the solution for managing the lands. As a strong proponent for participation to make a difference, I moved from working in the public sector to being a full time advocate for recreation. Participated on Collaborative Action Team (CAT) with Inyo National Forest on travel management and forest plan revision. The CAT received a "Spirit of the Inyo" award from the Inyo Forest Supervisor for participation in developing a "community based" alternative for travel management.
- COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: I have a strong professional background in planning and analysis, simplifying large amounts of details, preparing written documentation of complex projects, and development of strategic plans. Committed to the highest levels of professionalism and fairness.
DAN THOMAS, Board Member
I am interested in being a BlueRibbon Coalition board member so I can have a more direct involvement in fund-raising and membership drives that protect our recreational access. I feel like I can leverage the resources I have at my company, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, to create innovative campaigns for improved response rates when contacting the members of BlueRibbon Coalition.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC
DOYLE VAUGHAN, Board Member
- AFFILIATIONS: Wyoming State Snowmobile Association, Jackson Hole Snow Devils Club
- RECREATIONAL INTERESTS: Snowmobiles, PWCs
- HOW YOU GOT INVOLVED: Doyle and his wife, Diana, founded Vaughan Distributing, which markets Amsoil synthetic lubricants. Vaughan Distributing introduced synthetic lubricants for two cycle snowmobiles that were used in Yellowstone National Park that resulted in drastically reducing visible emissions. The introduction was part of the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge at Flagg Ranch. As a member of the Yellowstone Winter Use Task Force, he has been involved in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Environmental Impact Study (EIS) process for many years.
- COMMENTS/GOALS FOR BRC: It is Doyle's belief that we at BRC need to be more proactive in recruiting new members and not be afraid to speak up when we see and hear actions proposed or implemented that are directly opposed to what BRC stands for!
GLEN ZUMWALT, Board Member
In his own words...
I am a retired 70-year-old and live in Leeds, UT (near St. George) with my wife Judy. I have a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and during my career have worked for Boeing in Seattle as an aerospace engineer; Stauffer Chemical in Green River, WY as a mining engineer, maintenance superintendent, and mining superintendent; and for Coastal States Energy in Utah and Virginia as mining superintendent, general manager, vice president and senior vice president for coal development. I have been the owner of Big Pine Sports in Fairview, a motorsports and sporting goods dealership since 1990.
I enjoy snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, hunting, fishing camping, hiking, biking and horseback riding. I am past president of the Utah Snowmobile Assn.. and have been a member of the ACSA board as well as a delegate to ISC. I was a founding member of the Utah Shared Access Alliance and served as a board member and vice president. I was also a founding member of the Utah Multiple Access conservation Coalition. Judy and I are trail stewards for the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in St. George.
I have been appointed to the Governorâ€™s Outdoor Recreation Task Force by the Utah governor and the Diesel Advisory Committee by the U.S. Secretary of Labor. Presently I am vice chair of the Sanpete County Access Committee and chairman of the Manti-LaSal National Forest Resource Advisory Committee.
Currently I am a life member of the BlueRibbon Coaltion, the Tri-State ATV club, Utah Snowmobile Assn., Skyline Sno-Riders, Back Country Horsemen (Southwest chapter), Hurricane Valley Lions and am a life member of the National Rifle Assn.. and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
For the past 20 years I have worked to preserve and improve access for public recreation on public lands. I am interested in serving on the BlueRibbon board because I believe I can benefit the organization by improving its ability to network with other organization, its effectiveness in influencing agency policy and building a better internal teamwork process.
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