The Hill Country Ride for AIDS would not happen without the dedication and hard work of our volunteer Production Team. The numerous hours that the Production Team provides enable us to keep expenses to a minimum. We are honored to work with this amazing group all year not only to make the Hill Country Ride for AIDS the best it can be, but also to make sure the money raised goes to help those who need it most.




HCRA Office Staff



 Name: Taylor Stockett 

 First year involved in the Ride: 2015
 Area of Specialty:
 The Ride Director
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 Hugs, high-fives, & jumping into Krause Springs at the end of the day!
 Random FUN Fact:
 I live in south Austin with my amazing partner and our two dogs.



 Name: Kara Coffee
 First year involved in the Ride: 2020
 Area of Specialty: The Ride Assistant
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: I can't wait to experience it for my first year!
 Random FUN Fact: I’m a professionally trained welder! 





The HCRA Volunteer Production Team


The Hill Country Ride for AIDS has the most amazing crew of volunteers that make up our Production Team. These people make the Ride possible by volunteering their time and talents. Because of their collective service the HCRA is able saves thousands on production costs and give more funds to our beneficiary agencies. 

Join a crew today! Click here to find out more about each position and the captains of each crew.


 Name: Rick Astray-Caneda III
 Years Involved in Ride: 6
 Area of Specialty: JoyRides, Team Captain Lead, and Loose Ends
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: Celebrating at camp with friends over fires and good food!
 Random FUN Fact: I help build cases for partnerships to build micro-electric-grids, entrepreneurship centers, and other development projects in refugee camps and other areas of need in less developed countries.


 Name: Dale Atkinson
 Years Involved in the Ride: 
17
 Area of Specialty: 
JoyRides
 Favorite Thing on Ride Day:
 Pit Stops
 Why Should People Join Your Crew: The training rides are the start of our community feeling. It starts the momentum of meeting people who are helping others fight a terrible disease which has impacted so many. Also, the training rides show the spirit of Ride! Come out and be part of the spirit.
 Random FUN fact: I grew up in Big Nellie Lake.


 Name: Catherine Gonzalez
 Years Involved in Ride: 
17
 Area of Specialty:
Recruitment/House Parties
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
The people, the stories, the burst of good will I get every year participating and seeing the friends I have made along the way. I also absolutely love reading the story of who I am riding for each year. When I think my legs can no longer move my bike, I look down and remember their struggle and that gives me that extra jolt I need to continue! It’s a beautiful thing!
 Why Should People Join Your Crew: 
It’s easy and fun!
 Random FUN Fact: 
I dance with a small dance company in town! Feeds my soul!


 Name: Dara Gray
 Years Involved in Ride: 
15
 Area of Specialty: 
Board, Logistics, Volunteers
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
Being around all the incredible people involved in the ride and having so much fun on ride day.
 Why Should People Join Your Crew: 
We make all the behind the scenes thing happen so that the race is is flawless. You should join us because we have so much fun!!
 Random FUN Fact: 
I used to own an Extras Casting company and danced with John Travolta during a break on the set of a movie (Michael).


 Name: Vickie Grier
 Years Involved in Ride: 
7
 Area of Specialty: 
Pit Stops!
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
The positive energy, the love, the hugs, and the COSTUMES!!!
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
You get to be silly, wear costumes, and make people smile.
 Random FUN Fact:
 I've actually never learned to ride a bike, which is why I started volunteering.


 Name: Ken Martin
 Years Involved in Ride: 6

 Area of Specialty: 
Check-In/Registration
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
The love that is shown and felt when all the wonderful people come together.
 Why Should People Join Your Crew: 
Because I am a fun guy and I guarantee we will have great fun while we are working hard to make this the best ride ever!
 Random FUN Fact: 
I like to ferment vegetables


 Name: Amanda McDonough
 Years Involved in Ride:
7
 Area of Specialty:
Medical - Recruit and organize medical staff
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
The support of everyone involved with the Ride.
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact:
I like to knit... maybe  one day I'll make a sweater that fits my basset hound's body correctly.


 Name: Tracy McKinley
 Years Involved in Ride: 10
 Area of Specialty: 
Pit Stops
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
The riders are amazingly dedicated, and it’s so rewarding and fun to support them along the route!
 Why Should People Join Your Crew: 
We have a BLAST being cheerleaders for the amazing riders!
 Random FUN Fact: 
My husband and I are a Facebook love story. . . We went to college together, lost touch for 20 years, reconnected on FB, and voila! (And he introduced me to this fabulous ride!)



 Name: Dubbs Mosty
 Years Involved in Ride: 4

 Area of Specialty: 
Medical
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN Fact:


 Name: Paul Scott
 Years Involved in Ride: 
11
 Area of Specialty: 
Friday Night Ceremonies
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
Meeting such incredibly wonderful people and riding!
 Why Should People Join Your Crew: 
Especially meaningful to be part of the Ride that honors the people affected by HIV and AIDS and our riders, crew, and supporters who support thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS.
 Random FUN Fact: Spilled sour cream and ginger ale on Vice President Dan Quayle.


 Name: Torsten Weirich
 Years Involved in Ride: 4

 Area of Specialty: 
Signage
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
Sunrise on the main route!
 Why Should People Join Your Crew: 
You get to tell people where to go!
 Random FUN Fact: 
I've performed several times at Carnegie Hall in NYC.


 Name: Tony West
 Years Involved in Ride: 
8
 Area of Specialty: 
Route Troupe
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
Closing ceremonies – celebrating after a great day and a great ride season.
 Why Should People Join Your Crew: 
We will have fun.
 Random FUN Fact: 
Polar bears are left-handed!


 Name: Scott Wahl
 Years Involved in Ride:

 Area of Specialty: Route Troupe
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:

 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact: 


 Name: Bryan White 
 Years Involved in Ride: 14
 Area of Specialty: Route Logistics/Ops
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: Community
 Why Should People Join Your Crew: It’s the most fun I have all year.
 Random FUN Fact:

 Name: Christi Greene
 Years Involved in Ride: 12

 Area of Specialty: 
Parking/Post-Ride Lounge

 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
Helping and encouraging First-Time Riders
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact: 
I
 was a wrangler at a dude ranch in Ouray, Colorado - herding riders has been my specialty since the early 90s!


 Name: Mark Taylor
 Years Involved in Ride: 10

 Area of Specialty: 
Registration
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
The deep appreciation for everyone coming together for such an important cause while enjoying time with old and new friends.
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact: 
I have been playing piano for 40 years.


 Name: Sara Krueger
 Years Involved in Ride:
5
 Area of Specialty:
SAG
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
Everyone's positive energy!
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact: 
I used to own my own bakery.


 Name: Kaleb Hutchison
 Years Involved in Ride: 
7
 Area of Specialty: 
Joyrides!
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 Everything about ride day is amazing.  From seeing everyone mass up in the morning to hanging out with everyone at the end of the evening, it's a day that really fills the heart.  Being a small part of all of that is what I really look forward to.
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact: 


 Name: Ben Woolfolk
 Years Involved in Ride: 
3
 Area of Specialty: 
Recruitment
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 never experienced yet but really excited. Can’t wait to work as a team and benefit such an amazing cause. 
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact: 
Just completed biking a portion of the Colorado trail and cant wait to get back on a bike!


 Name: Calais Morgan
 Years Involved in Ride: 
5
 Area of Specialty: 
Recruitment
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 All the love! From start to finish, the love and support in the air is almost palpable! 
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact: 
I love bike camping and touring


 Name: Kathasaurus Bryant
 Years Involved in Ride: 
5
 Area of Specialty: 
Recruitment
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
  The spaghetti dinner on Friday night and the closing ceremony....the love, community, and sense that you're not just riding a bike but part of something much bigger. This community is why I keep coming back! 
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact:



 Name: Jen Moreno
 Years Involved in Ride:
 6
 Area of Specialty: 
Swag/Logistics
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 The feeling of community
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact: 
I just do what I do.


 Name: Kevin Sherwood
 Years Involved in Ride: 
4
 Area of Specialty: 
Fundraising/Recruitment
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 To
 see the fruits of all the volunteer efforts bring so much joy to so 
many people. And for the incredible effect this has on our community.
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact: 
I played the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz in a college theatre production.


 Name: Fred Smith
 Years Involved in Ride: 
16
 Area of Specialty: 
Computer Stuff/Numbers
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 The community.
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact: 
I got to fly an Air Force fighter Jet


 Name: Shawn Fenwick
 Years Involved in Ride: 
4
 Area of Specialty:
 Recruitment
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 Hearing my new Rider teammates' excitement and awe when they've just completed their first Ride.
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact:
 I rearranged my living room so my bike trainer had better access to the ceiling fan and TV.



 Name: Blythe Plunkett
 Years Involved in Ride
: 6
 Area of Specialty:
 Recruitment
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 The overwhelming sense of accomplishment and community.
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact:
 A brain injury as a result of Viral Encephalitis gave me Prosopagnosia,
 aka Faceblindness. I no longer recognize people by their faces.



 Name: Ricky Zapata
 Years Involved in Ride
: 11
 Area of Specialty:
 Recruitment
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 My favorite thing is being surrounded by all the smiling faces. The excitement and enthusiasm gets me ready to Ride.
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact:
 I am the baby of my siblings (5 sisters, 4 brothers.)


 Name: Melissa Rios
 Years Involved in Ride
: 4
 Area of Specialty:
 Special Events
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 Seeing so many come together to fight for zero new HIV infections
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact:
 Loves to sing Mariachi Music


 Name: Brian Earnst
 Years Involved in Ride
: 4
 Area of Specialty:
 Food
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 Great day, great cause!
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact:
 I spend 6 Saturdays a year in a parking lot with a few hundred people tailgating for Longhorn football


 Name: Andy McBride
 Years Involved in Ride
: 13
 Area of Specialty:
 Rider Safety/Rider Training
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
 All of the support and love Riders get from rest stops and the SAG team!
 Why Should People Join Your Crew:
 Random FUN fact:
 I have a BS in chemistry but never graduated high school


 Name: Evan Cresap
 Years Involved in Ride:
5
 Area of Specialty: 
JoyRide
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
Feeling the energy and hearing the laughter.
 Why Should People Join Your Crew: 

 Random FUN Fact: 
I've kayaked from Austin to the Gulf of Mexico


 Name: Debbi Giossi
 Years Involved in Ride: 
10
 Area of Specialty: 
Logistics, organizing, pep-talking, fun
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
It feels like the most delicious family reunion anyone could dream of. It's your birthday and Christmas parties together, rolling through beautiful scenery and sharing with those you WANT to be with.
 Why Should People Join Your Crew: 

 Random FUN Fact: 
I taught yoga for many years and now can't sit cross-legged on a bet ;)


 Name: Katie McQueen
 Years Involved in Ride: 2
 Area of Specialty: Ride Sober, Ride Safe
 Favorite Thing About Ride Day: Riding my bicycle
 Random FUN Fact: Certified HIV pre and post-test Counselor, California 1992