Introducing our new Executive Director

 

After almost 4 years with the organization, our current ED Helen Beynon will be moving on to new projects. Her last day will be February 12th, and she’ll be working with our incoming ED for a few weeks to ensure a smooth transition.

We had a very impressive range of candidates apply for the job – thank you to everyone who expressed an interest. We’re so fortunate to have such a skilled and experienced group of people keen to get involved in this work.

With that, we’re excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Ian Lowe. Ian is a passionate biker and all-around amazing community member. He has been working in leadership and management roles for the past 15 years, and brings impressive experience working with community organizations, non-profit boards and in the tourism sector.  Some of you might also remember that Ian was the Race Director on the SORCA board for a number of years. It’s likely you’ve crossed paths with Ian on the trails or as a very enthusiastic race spectator dressed in one of his endless costumes over the years.

“Ian embodies the community spirit that SORCA represents, he’s got a unique skill set that is going to serve our organization and community very well. We are thrilled that he has chosen to come home to work with us full time” – Jeff Norman, SORCA President.

SORCA’s work is wide-ranging. Most of you are probably familiar with our awesome events (when COVID isn’t putting a wrench in things), and the work we do maintaining the trail network with the help of many volunteers and builders. There is also a lot going on behind the scenes. Our team advocates to keep the network accessible and in great shape for the long term and prioritizes reconciliation and Working in a Good Way with the Squamish Nation on whose territories we operate. We’re thrilled to have Ian working with us to advance our strategic priorities.

“It is an honor to have been given this opportunity with an organization I am so passionate about. I look forward to representing the membership in ensuring that mountain biking and trails have a sustainable and thriving future in our community” – Ian Lowe, incoming Executive Director.

Give Ian a warm welcome the next time you see him!

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