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Our Management Team

 

Jean-Philippe Soulé
President and Ride Manager Jean-Philippe is the founder of both the Native Planet Outdoor Club (NPOC) and the Native Planet non-profit organization and was the first event director and organizer for the Native Planet Classic (NPC). Although J-Phi specializes in arranging and leading personalized cycling tours in Europe, he has also designed and leads many of the creative Washington cycling routes offered to NPOC members. Read more about Jean-Philippe...

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Eric Westphal
Eric, a dedicated supporter, joined the NPOC in February 2007. He quickly joined the Board of Directors and, in 2008, began to second J-Philippe in various management positions. Not only has Eric helped us produce our new line of NPOC cycling clothes and negotiated a major sponsorship deal with Nuun, but he has also been the top fundraiser the last two years of the Native Planet Classic.
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Chuck Mulberg
In addition to being an avid cyclist and accomplished tri-athlete (Iron Man finisher), Chuck is a dedicated board member and the Treasurer of the Club. He, along with Eric and J-Philippe, formed the nucleus of the Club in 2008.
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Yumi Soulé
Yumi has been the NPOC’s strongest supporter from its beginning. Her amazing attention to details has made her instrumental in the success of the Native Planet Classic, booth management including Bike Expo and all of the Club’s social events. Join Yumi as she leads our Thursday moderate rides.

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Dominique Blachon
Dominique, an avid cyclist (Randonneur) and dedicated ride leader also serves as the NPOC Forum and Ride Manager. Always there when he’s needed, Dominique has also been a major contributor to the success of the NP Classics, and volunteers in various capacities with the Native Planet non-profit.

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Robert Welch
Robert was the NPOC’s first sponsor: since the first NP Classic he has graciously printed our event posters. In 2008, Robert joined our Board of Directors as a Marketing Director and is now the marketing manager for the 2009 NP Classic. Meet him on the moderate rides he leads on Thursdays.

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Bart Hawkinson
Racing enthusiast Bart joined the NPOC Board of Directors in 2007 as Director of the NP Racing Team. Dedicated cyclist that he is, Bart also leads rides during the cold winter months when most peoples’ bikes are collecting dust.

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Naoko Forderer
Naoko, the Club’s Woman’s Team Director, is an expert mountain bike racer. A member of the NPOC Board of Directors since 2007, she is also a manager for the 2009 NP Classic.

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Rosemarie Schmidt
Rosemarie joined the NPOC in 2008 and quickly became a ride leader. Today, in addition to leading frequent rides, she is the General Ride Coordinator as well as our 2009 NPC Food Manager and Volunteer Coordinator.

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Don Abatecola
Don joined the NPOC in 2008 and quickly volunteered to be the 2009 NPC Volunteer Manager. Join Don, who is also a marketing and sponsorship specialist, on the Thursday rides that he leads.

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2008 NPOC MEMBERS


Gold Level Members

Silver Level Members

Bronze Level Members
Dominique Blachon
Jon LaFollette
Luke Britton
Sean King

Supporting Members
Bob Eder
Eric Westphal
Gary Kline
Lisa & Robert Welch

General Members
Amanda Anttila-Oza
Amanda McNabb
Angie Wolle
Archie Butler
Bart Hawkinson
Ben Powlus
Bert Forderer
Bill Leyrer
Bonnie Hofer
Brett Burnette
Bruce Hamilton
Bryan Bergstedt
Carieen Decoskey
Carmelita Logerwell
Carol Persak
Cathlynn Law
Charles Mulberg
Chris Featherstone
Colin McKenna
Courtney Searls-Ridge
Daniel Wakefield
David Elliott
David McDougal
David Miller
Debra Bodeau
Dennis Doyle
Diane Colvin
Don Abatecola
Douglas Walsh
Edgardo Balansay
Eric Krieger
Erik Brooks
Erik Still
Gordon Warmouth
Greg Gottlieb
Greg Lee
Heather Perera
Holly Merz
Howard Eustis
Isaiah Frantz
James McKee
Jay Laviolette
Jean-Philippe Soule
Jeff Duchin
Jeff Hipolito
Jennifer Vanderhoof
Jim Edris
Jim Gillan
Jim Rothwell
Joanna Roth
Joanne Kennedy
Joe Burd
Johnna Hobgood
Joseph Hall
Joshua Schenkkan
Julie Paone
Julie Still
Kaitlin Haws
Karen McDonald
Katie Martin
Kelsey Kumiji
Ken Bathurst
Ken Kato
Kent Jewell
Kimberly McCormack
Kyle Durand
Larry Kennedy
Laura Tesch
lloyd warms
Mario Valiani
Martha Carrier
Martin Peabody
Mary Anne Dorward
Matt Beach
Megan Oshea
Michael Mariani
Michael Steiner
Michele Autore
Michele Morgan
Naoko Forderer
Nicole Hawkinson
Oscar Matesanz
Ralf Fillion
Richie Strong
Rob Scott
Robert Cheever
Robert Mang
Robert Welch
Robin Abrahams
Ronald D. Kroft
Rosemarie Schmidt
Russel Hagen
Sara Mottaz
Sarah Eustis
Shan Perera
Stephen Bennett
Steve Hamling
Sue Hunter
Susan Swirsley
Thomas Catalina
Tim Farrel
Tim Pemberton
Toby Taylor
Tom Goodwin
Tony Medina
Tracey Gianelli
Trudy Frantz
Tyrell Marlow
Valerie Krueger
Vincent Muoneke
Vinh Hoang
William Moore
Yumi Soule

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