The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula race and events are overseen by an all-volunteer committee. These men and women provide their guidance and countless hours of service to ensure the smooth and successful racing and events operation of this world-renowned racing circuit.
Bio: First race was in 1966; became Assistant Director in 1998 and joined the Board of Directors in 2004; in 2007 was appointed the track archivist.
Personal Career: Joined the fire service as a Firefighter – 1984 Cachagua (Calif.) Fire Protection District, Volunteer Fire Dept – promoted to Captain in 1996; promoted to Department Training Officer in 1998. Currently department Captain/Training Officer
Bio: Graduated from the School of Optometry at Berkeley (Calif.) and been in private practice in Salinas (Calif.) since 1984.
Hometown: Salinas, Calif.
College: University of California Berekely
Favorite Racing Series: I have always enjoyed Open Wheel racing especially on a road course. Most racing on road courses.
Favorite Racer: Bobby Unser Sr.
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: When I was a young child and would watch races on TV with my dad.
Favorite movie: Bullit
Favorite music: Rock & Roll, Jazz
Home Town: Red Bluff, California
College: Monterey Peninsula College
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP
Favorite Racer: Nicky Hayden
Favorite Sport Activities: Trail running
First time you know you liked racing: At age 8 my Dad built me an electric go-cart I’ve been fascinated with cars, motorcycles and racing every since.
Favorite Book: Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon
Favorite Movie: Office space
Hobbies: Running, travel, riding motorcycles, SCRAMP
Something no one knows about you: I’m an open book!
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: 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.
Bio: After college went to work at Maryland Naval Shipyard for 20 years. When it closed was transferred to the Navy’s Fleet Numerical Center in Monterey. Retired in 2007. Began coming to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca while in high school in 1969. Started volunteering in 1996 after moving to Monterey.
Hometown: Nevada City, CA
College: MPC and CHP Academy
Favorite Racing Series: F1, MotoGP, ALMS, World of Outlaws, Grand Am, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
Favorite Racer: Dan Gurney and Wayne Rainey
Favorite Sports Activities: Anything with throttle and adrenaline!
First Time You Realized You Liked Racing: When I was 5 years old my uncle took me to West Capitol Raceway for a Super Modified race.
Favorite Book: Lucifer’s Hammer or Mel Tappen on Survival
Favorite Movie: Le Mans and Grand Prix
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…
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: Retired from the Burlington Northern Rail Road as Pacific Northwest Regional Director, responsible for running inter-modal terminals (piggyback trains) from Portland, Ore., to Fresno, Calif. Currently General Manager: Terry Johnson Trucking Co, Inc., Coalinga, Calif.
Hometown: Lemoore, Calif.
College: St. John’s
Favorite Racing Series: F1, Indy Car.
Favorite Racer: Danica Patrick, of course!
Favorite Sport Activities: Fishing, camping, golf, trail rides (horses), anything outdoors.
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