Board of Directors

Joe Brandl – Dr. Joseph Brandl is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Reno, Nevada and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Carson Tahoe Health-Carson City and Renown Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 4 doctors at Carson Tahoe Health-Carson City and one of 4 at Renown Regional Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

David Fiore – David is a recreational cyclist and family medicine physician, affiliated with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He promotes—and tries to live—healthily and advocates that cycling can be an integral part of that lifestyle. RBP was, first, a great place to tinker with his bikes and hang out with a diverse group of people. Intrigued by the way people mingle and work together in the shop, he started asking how to become involved. David hopes his enthusiasm, years of cycling, and commitment to the Truckee Meadows will help RBP meet its vision.

Scott Gibson, P. E. – Scott currently serves as a project manager for the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County, in Reno. He is responsible for the development of the annual pavement preservation program and manages the preventive maintenance program. His fusion of interests in active transportation, livable communities, and pavement management has led to the continual implementation of bicycle facilities and more complete streets in our community.

Precious Hall – Precious Hall is a Professor of Political Science at Truckee Meadows Community College. Over the past 4 years she has worked with at-risk students serving as their faculty mentor, which led her to being introduced to the Reno Bike Project and its benefits to the community. She received her graduate degrees from Georgia State University and uses her knowledge to advocate for social justice.

Matt Hudson – Matt is an avid lifelong cyclist. He believes we would all be happier and better off if we spent more time in the saddle. He has 35 years experience as a Rigger, Rope Access Technician, and Businessman. Matt is currently the Director of Safety and Training for Rhino Staging and the President of Rhino Access. He is a past President and Board Member of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians, a Certified Safety Professional, an ETCP Certified Professional Rigger, and a SPRAT Level 3 Rope Access Technician & Evaluator. Matt has earned Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Experiential Education.

Cathy Trachok – Cathy is the President of the Foundation Board of Community Health Alliance. For the past 25 years, she has been involved with non-profits that provide help to indigents. Cathy enjoys riding a tandem bicycle with her husband and would like to expand opportunities to safely ride bikes in our region.

Jim Webber – Secretary – Jim is an Assistant Professor of English at University of Nevada Reno. Over the last two years, several of his students have done research and writing to support RBP’s outreach and advocacy efforts.