Paul LeFrancois; Spartanburg (Chair)
Founding board member of the PCC, Paul serves on the Freewheelers of Spartanburg board of directors, chairs the Overmountain Victory Trail Committee in Cherokee County, and is a longtime bicycle commuter and recreational cyclist. Paul has advocated for bike education and access at the local and state level for many years. The Alliance for Biking and Walking honored Paul with their 2010 Advocate of the Year Award.
Lanneau Lide; Columbia (Midlands Regional; Treasurer)
Jim Cox; Greenwood (Upstate Regional; Secretary)
Jim has been an active recreational rider for 25 years. He enjoys road and mountain biking. Jim was a founding member of the Greenwood Cycling Club. He has assisted the organization and operation of the Tour d’Abbeville, the Bee Buzzin’ Tour of Greenwood County and Greenwood Criterium. Jim is a veteran of many organized rides throughout the state, including MS 150, Cycle South Carolina, Festivelo, Ride for the Raptors and Okra Strut Century. He is a volunteer for SafeKids assisting with bike rodeos and helmet fitting. Jim is a tireless advocate for our sport and takes great pride in bringing newcomers to cycling.
Katie Zimmerman; Charleston (Lowcountry Regional; Officer At-Large)
Katie is the Executive Director of Charleston Moves. She is formerly the Director of the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League’s Air, Water, and Public Health Program in Charleston. She joined the League as a project manager in 2009 after working at the NOAA Coastal Services Center on performance metrics and strategic planning. Prior to her job at NOAA, Katie led several research and outreach projects on environmental justice, community empowerment, green building, and water quality. She earned her M.S. in Environmental Studies and her B.A. in English Literature, Political Science, and Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston. She is an avid bicyclist and doesn’t own a car.
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.
Rip Sanders; Columbia (Midlands Regional)
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 almost 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 four children.
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 29 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.
Advisory Board Members
Kelly Mezzapelle; Myrtle Beach
Kelly has been a planner for the City of Myrtle Beach for 17 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 24 years.
Tom Lex; Aiken
Tom has been an active road cyclist for the past nine years. He rides five to six days a week and has averaged over 11,000 miles per year for the past six years. He has been a PCC Board Member for the past 4 years and is currently the PCC Board Vice President. He is also president of the Aiken Bicycle Club and a member of the newly established Aiken County Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee.