I started my bicycle avocation on a weak night in January of 2011. I had supported Bill Hicks and his Team In Training rides for the couple of years. My father-in-law passed away from Leukemia and my father had survived two rounds of Lymphoma. I rode America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride in 2011 with the rest of the board. I facilitated an early session for them and helped to create the mission statement for Tour de Hope. I was passionate about the mission statement and was asked if I would like to be a board member. I have lived in KC for only 11 years but have fallen in love with the community and want to give back.