Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
College: Azusa Pacific University
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP
Favorite Racer: Wayne Rainey
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: Sitting in the stands watching a Demolition Derby
Favorite Book: The Glass Castle
Favorite Movie: Life is Beautiful
Hobbies: Hiking, Zumba, and Reading
Something no one else knows about you: I’ve never lit a match. I’m terrified of fire.
Hometown: Salinas, CA
College: Hartnell, Walter S. Graff School for Paramedics at Daniel Freeman Hospital, Thomas Edison State College
Favorite Racing Series: World Superbike
Favorite Racer: Michael Andretti
Favorite Sport Activities: Mountain Biking and Randonee skiing
First time you know you liked racing: My first season volunteering at the track 15 years ago
Favorite Book: Coloring
Favorite Movie: The Groove Tube
Hobbies: Being a foodie in the bay area, concerts, putting some brass on the ground…
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is situated within the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, which is operated by the Monterey County Parks Department. The area is a must-see for naturists, hikers, bicyclists and anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Visitors can camp on the surrounding hillsides for a serene view of the Salinas Valley. Both RV and tent camping are available in a clean, friendly environment.
The park is just a short drive from the Monterey Peninsula, Salinas Valley, Carmel Valley and Big Sur. In addition to great camping facilities, Laguna Seca Recreation Area has a Rifle and Pistol Range, which offers a safe shooting environment with a well-trained professional staff. For large groups, the Red Bull Energy Center is available for rent and is a beautiful venue for weddings, retirements, corporate dinners, conferences, etc.
The Laguna Seca Recreation Area is also home to Skip Barber Racing School, Sea Otter Classic Sports Festival, Spirit West Coast, Cherry’s Jubilee and other activities that are held throughout the year.
Bio: I got into Motorsports after being in the hotel industry for many years; my last position was as a Catering Conference Planning Manager.
Hometown: Manchester, Iowa
Favorite Racing Series: All of them, there is something about each of the series that runs with us that I enjoy.
Favorite Racer: Wayne Rainey, and Scott Pruett
Favorite Sport Activities: Rollerblading, Mountain Biking, Skiing,
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: three months after getting the job at the track, standing at the start…what a rush!
Bio: Dubbed the “Stick & Ball Guy” by Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO Gill Campbell, Steve spent his first 10 years after college in the baseball industry with the San Francisco Giants organization where he honed his skills and talents in sports marketing, corporate sponsorships, and strategic business marketing practices.
In 2000 was hired by MGO Marketing Group in Lafayette, Calif. to help manage the opening of three new AAA minor-league baseball stadiums in Sacramento and Fresno, Calif., and Albuquerque, NM.
Bio: Over 30 years in the financial services industry beginning, with a management training program with Bank of America. In 1983 began a Securities career with Yates, Downer, Dyer and Kirkpatrick in Carmel, Calif. Spent 13 years with the late George Yates working with large institutional accounts. I am registered with the NAS. as a general securities representative with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., and with the State of California as a Registered Investment Advisor. A Marine Corps veteran and live in Carmel, Calif.
Hometown: Cygnet, Ohio
Favorite Racing Series: American Motorcycle Association
Favorite Racer: Wayne Rainey
Favorite Sport Activities: Football, Baseball
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: Driving Farm Equipment
Favorite Book: Civil War Books
Favorite Movie: The Great Escape
Favorite Music: Country Western (oldies), Classical
Hobbies: Reading, Traveling, Relaxing
Something no one else knows about you: There are no secrets
Bio: Currently a senior paralegal with Century Aluminum, joined Century in August 2006. Prior to this was senior paralegal and customs compliance manager with Tanimura & Antle, one of America’s largest privately held agribusiness companies beginning in March, 1995. Prior to this was the corporate paralegal with the Salinas, Calif., law firm of Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss, one of the largest and oldest law firms in the California Central Coast region. Areas of expertise include corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, California water law, and PACA.
Bio: 1980 – 1989: Kleinwort Benson (Channel Islands), Jersey, Channel Islands, UK; foreign exchange and precious metals dealer
1989 – 2000: National Hot Rod Association, Glendora, Calif.; writer/photographer National DRAGSTER, Director of International Relations, Director of Field Marketing
2000 – 2007: Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.: Vice President of Marketing
Hometown: Nottingham, England
College: Nottingham, England
Favorite Racing Series: sprint car racing
Favorite Racer: Gary Page
Favorite Sport Activities: Soccer, fencing