Josh Boggs; Greenville (Upstate Regional)
Josh began cycling at the age of 14, when his cousin introduced him to mountain biking. After graduation from high school, Josh joined the Marine Corps Reserves, where he served as a Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Defense specialist. In December 2000, he started working in bicycle shops, and has continued that career for over 20 years. As a member of the Electric City Cycling Club, Josh served as Member-at-Large, later transitioned into the role of Vice President of the club, and was awarded the Oliver P. Case Voluntarism Award, for being the club’s outstanding volunteer in 2002. From 2002-2003, he served as Board Member for the Palmetto Cycling Coalition. In 2005, Josh attended the USA Cycling Race Mechanics clinic at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Later that year, he worked as a neutral support mechanic at the Tour de Georgia, and later as mechanic for the Jittery Joe’s/Kalahari Pro Cycling Team. Since then, Josh has been mechanic for many neutral support programs, pro cycling teams, national and world champion cyclists, and still turns wrenches at cycling events, as opportunities arise. In 2017, he was recognized by the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association (PBMA) as their first ever “Mechanic of the Year.” Since 2015, Josh has been working as Sales Manager for Trek Bicycle Store of Greenville. Josh lives in Greenville, with his wife, Jessica, and their five children.
Rip Sanders; Columbia (Midlands Regional; Vice Chair)
Lanneau Lide; Columbia (Midlands Regional; Treasurer)
Bill Brewer; Hilton Head Island (Lowcountry Regional)
For several years, Bill assisted PCC with technical matters such as rumble strips and brings a broad expertise in large scale urban planning, bicycle infrastructure design and construction. He is a commuter and competitive cyclist, as well as a professional engineer and alum of University of Connecticut. He worked on the design and development of large scale communities such as Weston, Florida and Sun City, Hilton Head, including the pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure of those communities. A triathlete who competes in swimming, running and cycling, he also participates in charitable fund raising rides and cycling events and is a founding member and director of Hilton Head Cycling, Inc., a USA Cycling licensed club and 501(c)(3) athletic organization promoting the sport of cycling and supporting competitive amateur competing in the sport of cycling. Bill serves locally as a member of the Hilton Head Island Bicycle Advisory Committee.
Kyle Draganov; Charleston (Lowcountry Regional)
Kyle has 20+ years of experience in geographic information systems application development. Currently, he works in application security for The Baldwin Group, on contract with the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. Kyle’s passion for cycling began in his teens while competing in road races and triathlons. Later in life, realizing the environmental and health benefits of cycling, he sought out opportunities to advance the cycling movement. Kyle is an active volunteer in local cycling organizations, including Charleston Moves. He annually participates in charity and group rides such as Ride to Remember for Alzheimer’s, Cycle for Life Cystic Fibrosis, and Hell Hole Gravel Grind. He also co-founded a work cycling club that has grown to 20+ members. Kyle resides in James Island with his wife Kelly and daughter Bella.
John Green; Columbia (Midlands Regional)
John grew up in Boston, MA, but he has lived in Columbia since 1984. He graduated from USC with a BS degree in Psychology in 1989, and he has owned the Cycle Center for over 30 years, which is a bicycle shop is in 5 Points. He and his wife Wyndi have 3 kids and a dog. He currently serves on 3 other boards, including the City of Columbia Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
Kelly Willenberg, (Greenville, Upstate Regional)
Kelly is the owner of Ology of Kelly, a podcasting/training company, and Kelly Willenberg and Associates, a global healthcare compliance company. Four years ago, Kelly’s husband was tragically killed in a hit and run cycling accident. Since that time and upon the donation of his organs, Kelly has not only been involved in the push for tougher distracted driving laws, but serves on the OPTN Lung Transplant Committee at the National level. She is on the Small Business Regulatory Review Committee at the state level and serves on the Board of Directors for Healthcare Compliance Association. Kelly’s goal is to help every cyclist have safer streets so they and their family do not have to go through what her family has endured since Dale’s death.
Eshana Young-Pierre (Columbia, Midlands Regional)
Eshana is currently the Marketing and Communications Manager for Blue Bike SC. She has been in the creative industry for 13 years as a Graphic Designer and Marketing professional. She is proficient in generating revenue by implementing cutting-edge branding campaigns, visual marketing, and branding design. Her creative journey has allowed her to change the narrative of many businesses in South Carolina, outside of South Carolina, as well as outside of the United States. Eshana takes a hands-on approach with her clients, which she believes unlocks opportunities for success, growth, and abundance.
Mary McGowan; Greenville (Upstate Regional)
Mary McGowan is a Speech-Language Pathologist for Greenville County Schools and a full time bike commuter in Greenville, SC. She currently serves as the board chair of Bike Walk Greenville and is passionate about building safer and more accessible infrastructure for active transportation.
Ernie James; Florence (Lowcountry Regional)
Ernie is the Director of Employee Relations in the Consumer Sector, for Sonoco, based in Hartsville. He is also a graduate of the University of Rochester Simon Business School. Ernie sees bicycling as a great means for building communities, and he brings to PCC years of corporate management and board leadership experience.
Advisory Board Members
Kelly Mezzapelle; Myrtle Beach
Kelly has been a planner for the City of Myrtle Beach for over 20 years. Kelly has developed transportation plans, roadway design plans, mixed-use pedestrian-friendly zoning districts, and currently staffs the city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. Kelly is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and has her BS in Marketing and Real Estate from USC-Coastal and her MBA from Winthrop University. Kelly and her husband have been cycling on the Grand Strand for almost 30 years.
Tom Lex; Aiken
Tom has been a road cyclist for years and is active with the Aiken Bicycle Club and the Aiken County Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee.