Jeffrey C. Petersen
President, term expires November, 2016*
Jeff is one of the founders of 3RBC, along with John Ittner. Jeff is a Certified Financial Planner and President of Petersen-Hastings investment firm. As the first President of the Lourdes Health Network Foundation, he was a signatory to the documents that established the Tri-Cities Cancer Center. Jeff is also very active in world-class cyclist Lance Armstrong's Cancer Foundation program. He is a member of Chinook Cycling Club and Tri-City Bicycle Club. Jeff and wife, Marj, are avid tennis fans, love travel, and have two sons.
Secretary, term expires November, 2016*
Aaron owns and operates High Gear Coaching for triathletes, and also manages a satellite bike shop for Scotts Cycle. He has done some work as the Performance and Wellness Director for Therapeutic Associates in Kennewick. He taught cycling and mountain bike classes at Brigham Young University while doing his graduate work and has been coaching cyclists, triathletes and runners for the last 10 years. He comes from a mountain bike and cyclocross racing background, but calls himself a “cyclist.” As a father of 7 kids, Aaron and his wife Amy are active in promoting cycling as a lifelong activity and the benefits of a cycling lifestyle. Aaron is a member of the 3rrr and Chinook cycling clubs.
Director, term expires November, 2016*
Growing up in Southern California, Carl saw the damage that cars do to the environment, their limitations as an effective mode of transportation in urban areas and the reduction in health of individuals who rely on them. As a staff scientist working with Battelle’s research aircraft operation he had many opportunities to literally look down on urban areas across North America and Canada as he and his colleagues investigated the impact of emissions and land use on air quality, clouds and climate. He believes the transportation sector plays a major role in defining urban air quality and global scale climate change, and that building more roads results in more traffic but not less congestion. Carl joined the 3RBC to work with others who feel that planning for the Tri-Cities should move towards policies that include transportation strategies in which cycling and pedestrian access play an important and officially recognized role.
term expires November, 2015*
Russ is retired from the City of Kennewick, where he served as Executive Director - Municipal Services Department, Parks and Recreation Director, and Facilities and Grounds Manager. Previous to that, Russ worked as an Urban Planning and Engineering consultant. Russ is a Founding Board Member & Past President - Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties; Past Member and President - Kennewick General Hospital Foundation, Member and Past President - Kennewick Kiwanis and Kennewick Kiwanis Foundation, Past Chairman (2010-2011) and member - Tri City Regional Chamber Small Business Resource Committee, and Member - Tri City Visitor and Convention Center Rivershore Enhancement Committee.
When he's not busy making things happen, Russ is a cyclists, sailor, skier, hiker, and grandfather of four.
Vice-President, term expires November, 2015*
Dave Berkowitz is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys mountain climbing, skiing, cycling, snowshoeing, hiking, camping and backpacking. As a manager at REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.), he has been inspiring, educating and outfitting others for adventures in the great outdoors for more than 16 years. “Recreating outdoors changed my life for the better. It is my passion to help others experience the joy, the peace, the wonder and the level of physical fitness that recreating outdoors provides.”
Director, term expires November, 2016*
Andy is the Prosecuting Attorney for Benton County and an avid cyclist and swimmer. He is also well known around the Tri-Cities for his participation in the Polar Plunge and other fundraising events.
In addition to raising funds for child welfare organizations, Miller is also a strong advocate for programs which reduce the probability of young people ruining their lives with drugs, alcohol or gang activities.
Treasurer, term expires November, 2016*
Doug has been the president of Tri-Cities Credit Union since 2008, and became an avid cyclist in 2012 (so he is kind of new to it). Doug's Credit Union sponsors cycling events each year like the Inland Empire Century and the Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life, and he personally organizes cycling teams to participate.
Important stuff: Currently Doug is riding a 2006 Fuji Road bike with Ultegra components on the road (in summers), and a 2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 mountain bike in the winters.
Doug graduated with a business degree from Western Washington University, and prior to that worked a a commercial fisherman in Alaska for several years. Doug is married and has 2 children. He is also active as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and in his church. Doug is excited to help the Tri-Cities become more bike friendly for children and adults, and to promote cycling for fun and fitness.
Amie Lerch, term expires November 2016
Amie was born and raised in the Tri-Cities. She is a WSU grad, lived briefly in Seattle then returned to the Tri-Cities. She is with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation where she organizes Cycle for Life; a 65-mile charity ride. She is married to Jeff. They have 2 daughters. Jeff’s favorite route is the Sacajawea Heritage Trail while her daughters prefer Howard Amon so that they can stop at Rosy’s for ice cream.
Amie's current position, Development Director, is a first of its kind position for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in which she works independently to fundraise, develop and lead events that grow; creating substantial revenue to support research and drug development. She has successfully established and grown the CFF’s flagship events; Great Strides, Cycle for Life and Uncork the Cure. Prior to her work with the CFF, she was a pharmaceutical representative for seven years.