Board of Directors

Duties of the Directors
To contact any of the directors, please email them directly, contact details online here or click on their title below then click on their name to generate an email.

President

Dale Mikkelsen – President

The President shall:

  • preside at all meetings of the Society and of the directors act as the chief executive officer of the Society
  • supervise the other officers in the execution of their duties
  • approve all media or public correspondence sent out by WORCA
  • uphold the mission statement of the Society
  • assist other directors when necessary
  • help with fundraising for the Society
  • approve, oversee, and help maintain the budget set out by the Association
Vice President

Huw Jones – Vice President

The Vice President shall:

  • carry out the duties of the president during the president’s absence
  • chair the Membership committee and ensure that all necessary paperwork (including annual insurance renewal) and fee payment is complete
  • assist other directors when necessary
  • help with fundraising for the Society
  • maintain the budget set out by the Association
Treasurer

Bernard Nadeau – Treasurer

The Treasurer shall:

  • along with two other Board Members, have signing authority on the Society bank accounts
  • be responsible for keeping financial records, including books of account necessary to comply with the Society Act, and rendering financial statements to the directors, members and others when required abide by the financial requirements set out in Part 4 – Financial sections 32-40 and Part 5 – Audit sections 41-55
  • if required, be responsible for disbursing all payments (cheques) to vendors, coaches, and WORCA Board Members
  • assist other directors when necessary
  • help with fundraising for the Society
  • maintain the budget set out by the Association
Executive Secretary

Omer Dagan – Executive Secretary

The Secretary shall:

  • assist other directors when necessary
  • help with fundraising for the Society
  • maintain the budget set out by the Association
Director of Planning

Matt Cooper – Director of Planning

The Director of Planning shall:

  • coordinate and chair the planning committee as required
  • act as chief liaison between WORCA and municipal groups, provincial agencies, private enterprise and the public on matters relating to off road cycling in Whistler, Garibaldi Park, and the rest of the Sea to Sky corridor
  • act as WORCA’s representative on local or regional planning committees as required
  • represent WORCA on all issues pertaining to trails such as:
    • trail building and trail loss
    • trail right of ways
    • trail mapping
    • trail restoration
    • trail inventories
    • trail use
  • abide by the Society’s mission statement
  • abide by the planning committee’s mission statement (see below)
  • assist other directors when necessary
  • help with fundraising for the Society
  • maintain the budget set out by the Association

 

The WORCA Planning Committee’s mandate, as a conceptual body, is to ensure that the long-term viability of off-road cycling is maintained in Whistler, through proactive involvement in cycling and cycling related issues. The committee’s main purpose is to:

  • develop long-term goals for the Association
  • unify the portfolios of the board of Directors
  • set plans beyond the current year
  • act as a liaison with various community interest groups and local authorities
Director of Public Relations

Quinn Lanzon – Director of Public Relations

The Director of Public Relations shall:

  • promote the purposes of the Society in the community at large
  • promote the broad mission of the Society
  • promote environmental stewardship, youth and family membership
  • produce and distribute a weekly newsletter during the biking season
  • maintain and keep current the Society website
  • communicate the Society’s information via Social Media (Facebook and Twitter)
  • coordinate promotional material and advertisements for Society events and programs
  • serve on various community committees where possible
  • assist other directors when necessary
  • help with fundraising for the Society
  • maintain the budget set out by the Association
Director of Race

Kate Whitley – Director of Race

The Director of Race shall:

  • ensure that all races/rides conducted under the WORCA club insurance are:
    • conducted by a WORCA member in good standing
    • in accordance with the rules set out in the race manual and WORCA’s Rules of the Trail
    • concerned primarily with safety
    • in support of the WORCA mission statement and its objectives
    • in accordance with all requirements set out by the Resort Municipality of Whistler or any other governing body presiding over the race course site
  • organize a race organizer’s meeting in the February prior to the Toonie Ride season
  • oversee the creation of a Toonie Ride calendar
  • contact each event organizer at least one week prior to their event ensuring each organizer has all necessary equipment (i.e. signage, information, etc.) to put on a successful Toonie Ride
  • work with the Whistler Mountain Bike Park to organize the weekly Phat Wednesday races
  • sit on the Risk Management Committee
  • assist other directors when necessary
  • help with fundraising for the Society, and
  • maintain the budget set out by the Association
Director of Special Events

 Emilie Whittemore – Director of Special Events

The Director of Special Events shall:

  • ensure that all races/rides conducted under the WORCA club insurance are:
    • conducted by a WORCA member in good standing
    • in accordance with the rules set out in the race manual and WORCA’s Rules of the Trail
    • concerned primarily with safety
    • in support of the WORCA mission statement and its objectives
    • in accordance with all requirements set out by the Resort Municipality of Whistler or any other governing body presiding over the race course site
  • oversee the creation of a Special Events calendar
  • organize and coordinate any special race or event sanctioned by WORCA
  • sit on the Risk Management Committee
  • assist other directors when necessary
  • help with fundraising for the Society, and
Director of Trails

Ryan Murfitt – Director of Trails

The Director of Trails shall:

  • Chair the Trails Committee
  • Oversee the organization and budgeting of the annual trail maintenance and building program; updating the ‘Trails Matrix’ to record the work completed to date.
  • Hire and manage WORCA’s professional contracted trail builders; ensuring these builders organize volunteer trail days regularly and throughout the year.
  • Maintain existing relationships with Whistler’s businesses, organizations and donors, whom all support and sponsor trail days.
  • Solicit businesses and organization for donations in support of trail days.
  • Keep the Board of Directors up to date on all trail related developments and challenges.
  • Assist other directors when necessary.
  • Help with fundraising for the Association.
Director of Fundraising

Sandi Wentzel – Director of Fundraising

The Director of Fundraising shall:

  • organize and run the annual Bike Swap
  • research and apply for grants
  • lead the fundraising for the Society

For a detailed job description of the Director of Fundraising role click here.

Director at Large - Advocacy

Nina Cairns – Director at Large – Advocacy

The Director at Large – Advocacy shall:

  • Assist other directors when necessary.
  • Help with fundraising for the Association.
Director at Large - Stakeholder Engagement

Rob McSkimming – Director at Large – Stakeholder Engagement

The Director at Large – Stakeholder Engagement shall:

  • Communicate and work with stakeholders as necessary.
  • Assist other directors when necessary.
  • Help with fundraising for the Association.