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Officers

Role Name eMail*
President ( interim )  Susan Hollinger president at easterntandemrally.org
Vice-president (open)   vicepresident at easterntandemrally.org
Treasurer Cheryl Prudhomme treasurer at easterntandemrally.org
Secretary Maggie Cole secretary at easterntandemrally.org
Historian & Webmaster (non officer) Mike Bianco webmaster at easterntandemrally.org
Comptroller & Auditor Brenda Isherwood auditor at easterntandemrally.org
Merchandise Manager Dan McKee merchandise at easterntandemrally.org
ETR Board Member at Large (2015) Beth Potier  
ETR Board Member at Large (2015) Nan Steketee  
ETR Board Member at Large (2014) Ross Glasgow  
ETR Board Member at Large (2016) Opal Goff  
ETR Board Member – ETR 2014 Burlington    
     

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Biographies

ETR President (interim)

Susan Hollinger

Welcome to the ETR  from your Board of Directors. Like many “back of the bikers” I got hooked on tandem cycling when I realized I could keep up with my husband David on rides if we were on the same bike! The big plus was being able to chat without our 3 children (then in their early teens) over-hearing us. ( Of course it is usually me talking and  David “sort of listening)” .We enjoy wonderful escapes on the beautiful scenic byroads of New Hampshire. We started on a Burley that saw 15 years hard riding then stepped up to a Calfee when we ‘just happened” to have our checkbook with us when we visited the Calfee manufacturing shop in Santa Cruz California!  I hosted ETR 2008 in Durham NH, and am currently putting together ETR 2017 in Hanover NH with Beth Potier. I have been on the board as VP under the capable leadership of Caren Bianco for the past 3 years and will be filling in now that Caren has stepped off the board due to her (very ) busy travel schedule with the tandem tour  company she and her husband have started.  I work in women’s health care as a NP, love to hike, ski, row and run when I am not cycling. David and I ride with our  local club the NEWTS (New England Wicked Tandem Society).

Historian and Webmaster

Mike Bianco

Mike Bianco

Mike and Caren Bianco decided to buy their first tandem in 2005 without ever having ridden one before. Slow on the uptake, however, it took them six years to discover tandem rallies. They attended their first tandem rally in 2011 in Storrs, CT. Inspired by their new tandem friends, they didn’t think three tandems was excessive and now have a road, S&S coupled and mountain tandem. Whether on or off-road, Mike and Caren try to get out riding every chance they get. They are active members of the Doubles of the Garden State (DOGS) and are the organizers for the 2013 ETR rally in Warren, New Jersey. They have two daughters and are now enjoying being empty nesters — at least when college is in session. They have ridden tandem in France, Germany, Austria, Canada, California and all over the east coast. By day, Mike is an IT guy at MetLife. Caren manages pension assets for PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a “retired” Girl Scout leader.

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At Deer Park, NJ

At ETR 2012

At ETR 2012

 

Comptroller & Auditor

Brenda Isherwood

Brenda Isherwood

Brenda Isherwood and her husband Larry (TeamBreeze) started tandeming in 1996 on their Burley Duet before they were married. They jumped right into the tandem world, first being volunteers for the 1997 ETR and most recently the 2013 ETR both in NJ. They are founding members of the DOGS (Doubles Of the Garden State) Tandem Club of NJ which was formed after the ’97 ETR and are very active members.
Larry is the artist for the DOGS club jerseys, the 1997 & 2013 ETR jerseys and the Dirty DOGS club jersey with Brenda handling the design portion of two of these jerseys.
They have two children, Amy & Matt, whom are now adults. Their daughter and her husband, Jay, mountain tandem and are also DOGS club members.
Brenda is the Office & Accounting Manager at the same company since 1991. Larry has been a diesel mechanic at the same company since 1978 and is a great bike mechanic.
They still own the Burley and use it to take their shih tzu, Barkley, for trailer rides. They’ve owned two Co-Motions, with their current one being a Macchiato. They also got into off-road tandeming in 2008 and own two mountain tandems, a Ventana Full Suspension and a Fandango Hard tail.

2013 NJ Gran Fondo

2013 NJ Gran Fondo

Logs!

Logs!

   

ETR Board Member at Large

Beth Potier

Beth Potier

Beth Potier has been tandeming since 2002, when she and her boyfriend rented a tandem on vacation, loaded it with 50 pounds of touring gear, and rode it straight up a mountain. Adhering to the wisdom “Wherever your relationship is headed, a tandem will get you there faster,” she married the captain of that ill-advised trip, Brent Bell. They ride a 1985 Bob Jackson tandem they purchased at a garage sale. Several years ago, they kicked their son Holden out of his Burley trailer and made him stoke his own weight, adding a Hokitika triplet to their quiver. In her day job as a writer at the University of New Hampshire, Beth’s office is in the former conference center that hosted the 2008 ETR in Durham.

Brent, Holden, and Beth commence a tour in Prince Edward Island

Brent, Holden, and Beth commence a tour of Prince Edward Island

 

ETR Board Member at Large

Ross Glasgow

Ross Glasgow

Ross Glasgow, an avid bicyclist since 1990, hails from Bowie, Maryland and been involved with the ETR board since 2005. He and his wife, Donna, purchased their first tandem in 1994 and since 2000 have participated in many multiday tandem events and rallies in various parts of the US and Canada. In addition, they have toured with other fellow tandemists in France, Germany, Italy and New Zealand. Ross and Donna have thoroughly enjoyed attending these tandem events and look forward to many more.

Donna and Ross Glasgow

Donna and Ross Glasgow

 

 

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