Executive & Technical Director: Paul Boudreau - firstname.lastname@example.org
As Executive and Technical Director, Paul is responsible for the overall direction and execution of the Gran Prix of Gloucester. He is the point of contact representing the event in front of USA Cycling, and the UCI (the governing body for international cycling). He is also the City Liaison representing the GP to the City government and citizens, ensuring a strong relationship with Gloucester.
Personal: Paul has been racing cyclocross since 1994 (where his favorite race back then was the Plymouth Cyclocross Stage Race), started the ECV cyclocross practice, is the President of Essex County Velo (ECV) and has been the race director for Gloucester since its inception in 1999. He is the Series Director for the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross (NEPCX) series, a member of the Beverly Bike Committee and a USA Cycling Certified International & National Race Director. When not racing, working on or dreaming about cross or sampling the occasional Belgian beer, Paul is a Senior Human Factors Engineer for a multinational computer technology corporation and lives in Beverly, MA with his wife and their two sons.
VP of Operations: Chris McKernan - email@example.com
As Operations Director, Chris’ duties are varied. He is a strategic planner working with Paul on the overall production of the event. Chris can best be described as the fire fighter – working on last minute issues before they become problems. With a number of years in professional team management, Chris will also use his industry connections to secure prizes for our non-cash categories, as well as for our volunteer raffle.
Personal: In addition to serving as Vice President of Essex County Velo, Chris acts as Director of the club’s grassroots race program lending his nearly twenty years of experience in cyclocross racing to help new and aspiring riders. An avid mountain biker and road rider, he is also ECV’s Style Consultant, assuring that all in the “Blue & Black” follow the rules of proper kit coordination. When not regulating sock height or issuing fines for dreaded split-kit infractions, Chris teaches middle school students with language-based learning disabilities. Chris lives in Beverly Farms with his beautiful wife, Jen and Cole, their energetic two-year old son.
Volunteer Coordinator: Patrick Cochran - firstname.lastname@example.org
For some, tracking volunteers can be a little like herding cats. Using a patented spreadsheet technology, Patrick tackles volunteer coordination with gusto!
Personal: Constantly being called upon to create and edit last minute artwork, Patrick has earned the title of ‘graphic designer’ for both Essex County Velo and the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross (NEPCX) series. He also organizes and runs a yearly charity ride, the Cafe To Cafe, where the participants can further their addiction to both cycling and coffee in one-fell-swoop.
Production Director: Marge Curry - email@example.com
As Production Director, Marge’s duties focus on making sure that the show aspect of the Gran Prix of Gloucester goes off without a hitch. Club row hospitality, assisting the announcers, prize sorting and running the award ceremonies are among the items in Marge’s court.
Personal: Relatively new to the sport, Marge has been racing cross since 2010 and road racing in 2009. When not riding, Marge is sailing in the weeknight frostbite leagues, involved with local charity organizations, skiing in the far reaches of New England, or traveling for her job with an information services company.
Registration & Results Director: Jason Knauff - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Registrar is the rock star of the Gloucester staff. No one else gets flown in across the country on our dime for their services. I’m not kidding. Moving to Chicago doesn’t get in the way of Jason manning the computers and working his spreadsheet magic. Jason massages our registration data to produce accurate start lists for the race officials and works with John Frey our scorer to provide accurate results.
Personal: Born and raised in Baltimore, MD (another hotbed of ‘cross racing), Jason began racing mountain bikes towards the end of high school and soon found his way onto a road bike. After moving to Boston, MA at the end of 2001 Jason switched wholly to racing on the road with ECV while maintaining his “dirty” roots. It was while in Boston Jason witnessed his first true CycloCross event at the 2004 GP of Gloucester and has been helping out with the race ever since. Jason now races on a full carbon Ridley with Zipps and is the series director for the Chicago Cyclocross Cup, a 12 race series in and around Chicago boasting more than 550 riders at each race. Jason is also the race director of the new UCI C2 New Years Resolution race taking place 12/31/11 & 1/1/12 the week before USA CX Nationals. If you think the East and West coasts are hotbeds of CX, you need to experience the center of the country where participation (both on and off the course) is exploding. Jason is a 8th degree Excel Ninja, man-baker, admitted sweet tooth, and lives in Chicago with his wife Mrinal (@MsChiCrossCup) and adopted retired greyhound Beatrice.
Kids Race Director: David Beaulieu - email@example.com
As Kid’s Race Director, David handles all logistics for the ECV Kids Race series consisting of instructing volunteers, designing, and setting up kid’s race courses. Besides Gloucester, the series visits Wenham, Manchester, Beverly, Newburyport, and Topsfield each year. The series provides organized bicycle races for children age 5 – 12. The primary goals of the race series are to promote cycling as a fun & healthy lifelong activity.
Personal: David is a former competitive runner & racquetball player, who turned to cycling after a knee injury & has not been off his bikes since. Looking to race on something other than asphalt, Dave is excited to be racing cyclocross this fall. While not cycling, David lives in Beverly with his wife Christine & works as a consultant in the IT Healthcare field.