Meet the Board

Meet the Board

Rob Andrew is one of the original co-founders of Cyclists 4 Community.  During the day he is a partner at Lockton Companies, the largest privately held insurance brokerage firm in the world.  Rob specializes in employee benefits and pension consulting.   Early in the morning, late at night, and on the weekends you will generally find Rob out on his bike and active in the Boulder Cycling community.  He is a masters racer for the Sklar Cycling Team focusing on road and Cyclocross.  Rob also co-chairs Wednesday Morning Velo, Boulder’s pre-eminent networking event throughout the summer for local business people who love to ride and help each other’s businesses.  Rob is married to Siga, his wife of over 27 years, and has two daughters, Sidney and Sofi.

Russ Chandler moved to Colorado in 1979 and graduated from CU Boulder in 1985. From 1986 to 1994, he worked as a software developer in Phoenix, San Diego, and New York City, obtaining a Masters Degree from San Diego State University. In 1994 he returned to Boulder and founded his first startup software business called GeoData Solutions. In 2000, he successfully exited that business and became a more serious cyclist, joining and helping organize a regular cycling oriented business network group, known today as Wednesday Morning Velo.

Since 2000, Russ has built and operated or consulted to several software and technology businesses. He was CEO of TimeCentre from 2003 to 2007, and Ubisense from 2007 to 2012. Recently, he helped launch BikeLife Cities, a new bicycle industry magazine and digital marketing program for Catalyst Communication, a Boulder-based outdoor media company.

In the aftermath of the 2013 floods, he and Rob Andrew rallied the Boulder cycling and business communities and raised more than $200,000 for Jamestown and Lyons. These efforts led to the formation in 2014 of Cyclists 4 Community. Russ currently holds the office of President for the organization.

Jeff Brown  is President of Boulder Beer Company and has served on numerous civic advisory committees and business boards; Colorado Brewers Guild, Boulder Golf Association, United Way, Downtown Boulder Inc, Boulder Parks & Recreation, Boulder Restaurant Association and the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. You may find Jeff cruising the singletrack trails around the state, playing around on a CX bike at Valmont Bike Park or chasing the pack in a local crit. When he isn’t pedaling a bike he enjoys traveling, cooking and hiking with his wife Michelle and their dog, Pancho Villa.

Ed Kuh has lived and ridden his bike in Boulder since the late 1970’s.  He has been involved in many facets of the cycling world throughout the years.  He raced as an amateur, worked with the Coors Classic and toured by bike throughout Europe and New Zealand.  After attending CU he founded and operated Cycle Logic bike shops.  Ed went on to partner with several cycling component companies.  He has served on several boards in and out of the bicycle industry.  Currently, Ed owns and operates The KB Studio – a kitchen and bathroom design center in Boulder.  Working with Cyclists 4 Community on the Jamestown and Lyons fundraisers has been very gratifying and Ed is looking forward to helping make Boulder County an even better place to ride a bike.

Brenna Backe moved to Boulder in 2010 after spending a few years playing in the mountains in Winter Park.  Currently, Brenna owns Koa Fit – a personal training and massage studio in Boulder.  Outside of riding a bike, Brenna enjoys backcountry skiing, surfing, and hanging out with her husband.  Brenna is a Liv/Giant Ambassador as well as a an Ambassador for the Venus de Miles charity ride.  She also organized the auctions for both the Cyclists 4 Jamestown and Cyclists 4 Lyons events.  Brenna joined the board of Cyclists 4 Community this past December.

Jason Haislmaier is a partner in the Boulder, Colorado office of the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP.  He practices in the areas of technology and intellectual property transactions, data privacy, and data security.  Jason helps both emerging start-ups and larger established companies develop, protect and commercialize their intellectual property, technology, and data assets.  Jason also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law and is co-chair of the Technology Board at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado.  Jason and his family have enjoyed living (and riding) in Boulder for over 15 years.

Joseph Vigil bought his first bike, used, in 1976 for $2.00. He rode that single speed — pink with tassels — bike up and down west Arapahoe Avenue for much of his elementary school life. Although not a native, he has lived in Boulder since toddlerhood. Since giving up the pink one, he has purchased a few more, and tries to ride every day, year round. Whether that ride is commuting to work, riding up Flagstaff before sunrise, mountain biking on a local trail or on an indoor trainer, he is grateful for the huge beneficial impact cycling has had on his life. After seeing the impact C4C had on the devastated communities of Jamestown and Lyons (where Joseph graduated from High School) he knew he needed to join their efforts and start giving back to the communities who have supported him all these years.

Joseph has served on a number of non-profit boards over the years. He was one of the founding members of the Colorado Green Building Guild (formerly the Boulder GBG) as well as the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Colorado-North Chapter. He served as Board President of both of these organizations.

When not on one of his bikes, Joseph is an Architect with WORKSHOP8, which he owns and operates with his wife. WORKSHOP8 is multidisciplinary design firm specializing in residential, small scale commercial, multi-family, environmental graphics and building branding. They have one daughter, who attends Boulder High School.