Board of Directors
Kevin Loomis - Vice President
Kevin loves to ride. Every trail he sees, his first thought is the ride. Every mountain range - the ride. Every obstacle - the ride. Riding gives him an intense peacefulness he yearns for when not riding. Living in San Diego allows him to ride year-round - an insane blessing.
Several years ago a favorite trail system was scheduled for closure. After far too many trails were closed, he decided it was time to stand-up and do something. After joining SDMBA, Kevin formed the SDMBA Advocacy Committee. Realizing change was needed, SDMBA became more proactive and aggressive. The results have been impressive. Sanctioned trails are being added to San Diego with agencies asking us to build more! Membership is at an all-time high and trail user groups are uniting towards more trail. More importantly - people are standing-up, getting involved.
Kevin is married to his beautiful wife (20 years) who rides. His daughter (12) and son (9) both ride. His favorite trail is Big Laguna and Noble Canyon - but has started to shift towards PQ, Black Mountain and some upcoming legal, epic routes. His favorite food after a ride is Pho. His worst crash was on the Stairway to Hell at Noble Canyon. Broken and bloody, his wife took the opportunity to race me back to the car.
To Kevin, most everything is like a ride. The harder the climb, the better the descent - you only need to pedal for an awesome ride. Kevin became a board member in 2014 and served as president from 2015-2020.
Renee has worked as a Financial Advisor her entire career including Merrill Lynch and MassMutual. She is currently an Advisor at San Diego County Credit Union, and brings prior non-profit (board) experience with the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce to SDMBA. She has served on SDMBA's board since 2017.
Karen St. Germain -VolunteerCoordinator
Gerry Krippner - Treasurer
James Camy was born and raised in Los Angeles. He has lived and worked in San Diego for 25 years. At a very young age, he learned to ride a bicycle and has been doing so ever since. He had a paper route back in the day when kids delivered an evening paper on their bicycles. He also enjoys riding dirt bikes, camping and riding with friends in the desert. He started mountain biking around 2010 when a friend introduced him to it. Over the years, his passion for mountain has never ceased. For him, it‘s a spiritual feeling he gets when mountain biking. Some of his favorite rides are Laguna Mountain and Penasquitos. He rides frequently and likes to host group rides. As a ride leader, he tries to teach new riders proper trail etiquette and respect for the trail systems and environment. He salso manages the popular Mountain Bike San Diego Facebook Page.
James' career as a Journeyman Electrician keeps him very busy. His college education and broad experience working with some of the most diverse people in the field has been a blessing. He has done a lot of volunteering over the years and is thrilled to be a board member of SDMBA as it gives him an opportunity to serve this outstanding organization and its members. He really enjoys working with others in a volunteer capacity, learning from others, and making progress. James joined the board in April 2021.
Christopher Bohannon is an adventurer/endurance athlete who perpetually lives outside of his comfort zone. Where most kids grew up on team sports, Christopher grew up in a triathlon/running home. He started running and riding with his dad at the age of 10 and that passion not only turned into a hobby but a career. Christopher acquired a Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Human Biomechanics. He went on to write what is known today as the Bible for bike fit at the Serotta International Cycling Institute. More recently, he has worked for a bicycle company owned by the Walton’s in Arkansas and currently serving as the Vice President of Nutcase Helmets.
In his off time, Christopher can be found riding the trails of San Diego or competing in endurance events like the Leadville 100 or the Kodiak 50. As a child who grew up in a cycling home, it was a goal of his to give back to the community that has given him so much. Serving SDMBA is a major step towards that serving and he looks forward to growing SDMBA awareness, advocating with local and regional government and connecting key industry businesses with the organization. Chris joined the board in April 2021.
Dom Dias grew up riding and jumping bikes from a young age, starting with banana seats and tall handlebars, and that passion has never stopped.
Dom moved to San Diego in 2011, where he immediately joined SDMBA and started volunteering doing trail work. Members of SDMBA quickly showed him the vast variety of local trails, and great friendships have come out of that. In those days, most of the SDMBA official trail work was only to maintain existing trails." Dom stated, While maintenance of our well-loved trails is important, the advocacy seeds planted by SDMBA are paying off with some new singletrack trails."
Dom moved to the US when he was 18, to go to the University of Rhode Island where he earned an Electrical Engineering degree. He went on to live in Rhode Island for almost 30 years, where he was a member of New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA). Riding in New England, enabled him to gain the technical skills for trails with lots of rocks and roots. This passion led him to help NEMBA build technical trails in Rhode Island and Massachusetts all with plenty of challenging features of rock and logs.
Dom‘s other passions are beach volleyball and sailing. As a Process and Mechanical Engineer, Dom likes creating and modifying machines, be that for work or hobbies, like the purpose-built wheelbarrow with a disc brake for Black Mtn trail work.
As a board member, Dom hopes to help SDMBA continue to improve and build new trails, with an infusion of some technical difficulty in them to improve rider skills.