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.

Chet Burton – Treasurer – Chester “Chet” Burton brings a 40-year career in finance and accounting to his role as treasurer on the Board. He served as a Navy Officer for over 20 years, which lead him to Nevada as the Supply Officer of the Naval Air Station at Fallon, Nevada. After his time in the Navy, Chet worked in a variety of roles at International Game Technology (IGT) in Reno, including Director of Finance and Gaming Division Controller. After IGT, Chet moved to higher education as Controller, Budget Director, VP of Finance, and President of Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nevada. Most recently, Chet retired from the position of Chief Financial Officer for the Nevada System of Higher Education. Chet has a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. He also completed a fellowship in economics from MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In retirement Chet hopes to spend a lot more time in the saddle, riding both his mountain bike and road bike, as well as being an advocate for cycling in the Truckee Meadows and supporting RBP on the finance front to achieve the mission and goals of the organization.

David Fiore – President – 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 – Secretary – 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.

Ron Marston Ron is an avid cyclist and former road racer with over 40 years of riding experience in the Reno-Sparks/Washoe Valley area. He’s logged more than 60,000 miles in the saddle. Ron is the Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at TMCC and teaches graphic design, print production, screen printing, web design and the Adobe Creative Suite. He’s helped students at the community college further their skills and careers for 20 years, and would like to help the cycling community through bicycle advocacy and by supporting the mission of the RBP.

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.