BikeVentura Board Members

BikeVentura is an active, grassroots organization governed by a Board of Directors.

Norman Schiele

Norman has been volunteering as a mechanic at the Hub since 2014, he also does  special projects whenever possible.

 He got his first road bike in 1980, and has been riding and doing his own maintenance ever since. He raced mountain bikes and triathlons in Texas in the 2000’s.

He is also involved with the Channel Islands Bike Club, and is a former board member.

Norman is now retired from a diverse career as a manufacturing engineer. He has a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

David Ferrin

David Ferrin is an active Ventura resident and business owner. His community service participation includes being a board member since 2002 on the Midtown Ventura Community Council (MVCC), including four years as Chair, serving on the board of BikeVentura since 2015, and serving on both the City of Ventura’s Design Review Committee and Planning Commission since 2011, currently Vice-Chair on both posts.

Professionally, David is the Principal Architect of arketype architects inc., Owner of a designer-led design-build General Contracting company, and a partner in a solar power business, Brighten Solar.  

David’s long standing concern for sustainability led him to become an active member in the community. David values urban design that acknowledges the needs of our era such as the conservation of natural resources, providing affordable housing, making city’s more compact and in harmony with the natural environment, and efficient less environmentally-invasive transportation solutions that are accessible to all. Promoting built environments designed less for automobiles and more for biking and pedestrianism is the future David envisions, and his purpose on the board of directors at BikeVentura. 

Leah Tubb

Leah Tubb moved to Ventura in 2015 and joined BikeVentura and subsequently the Board of Directors in 2016.  

Leah’s passion for riding began at a young age.  She grew up in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, always riding her bike with her neighbors.  They would travel for miles around town, to the ice cream shop, and to friend’s houses.  Leah believes child-like adventure should be part of Ventura’s blueprint and is passionate about creating a #kidsafeventura.

Leah is dedicated to being an active participant in Ventura’s future and serves on the Measure O Citizens Oversight Committee in September 2020. 

She is an IT Program Manager at Atlassian and earned her B.S. in Materials Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Leah lives in Ventura with her husband, two children, and a family dog. Catch her around town on her e-bike with her kiddos on the back!

Jabbar Woff

 I’m a life long resident of Oxnard, growing up in the downtown area.  After my dad first taught me how to ride a bike, my friends and I started riding everywhere and never stopped.  I even took a few trips to sycamore canyon as a kid (my mom didn’t know). I’m a daily bike commuter to work Monday-Friday and enjoy going on weekend cruises.  I guess you could say I use it as my meditation. I believe we need better infrastructure for riding and parking bikes safely within the county because bicycles are the only way to get around fast under your own power and can help with the struggles of climate change, physical health, and mental wellness. 

Larry Abele

Bike culture has always inspired Larry Abele, a lifelong ‘bike commuter’ who has lived abroad and has experienced ‘cycling to work’ in several cities around the world. Giving him a unique perspective and a drive to improve our local pedestrian/bike city access. Seeing this as a pathway to enrich the quality of life and strengthen our community’s: economy, public health, and reduction of climatic impact.

Professionally, Larry has had a lengthy career with Volvo Cars, having expertise in strategic product development and design innovation has given him a unique understanding of the next generation of urban mobility. Larry graduated from and was on Transportation Design faculty at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA

Tessa Salzman

Tessa is passionate about building safe and healthy communities, which, to her, means clean energy, fresh food and accessible transportation. She is inspired by the educational, affordable, do-it-yourself Bike Hub model and the welcoming and inclusive environment created by the staff team and other board members.
 
Tessa lives in Ventura and has learned to fix and maintain her bike at the Bike Hub over the past few years before joining the Bike Ventura County Board in 2020. Tessa hopes to contribute to the ongoing work of making Bike Ventura County a desirable and safe place to work and learn.