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.




Staff



Name: Prentiss Douthit
Years Involved in Ride: 
6
Area of Specialty:
The Ride Director
Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
Of course it’s the spirit of the ride. Everyone has worked so hard preparing for the day – training, raising money, volunteering, planning – and then it’s all right there in front of you. It’s like the anticipation of a very big trip, and once you’re there it’s almost unreal. Everyone there loves someone affected by HIV/AIDS, and everyone can feel a sense of accomplishment. That we’ve come together and made a difference. That love really does win this beautiful race.
Random FUN Fact: 
As they cross the finish line, I will greet every rider with a smile, their medal, an ice-cold bandana and possibly a handstand. You’ve worked hard! You deserve your own personal cheerleader.



Name: Duncan Hicks
  
Years Involved in Ride: 3
  
Area of Specialty: Camp Director/Logistics Coordinator
  
Favorite Thing About Ride Day: The feeling of community is incredible. Everyone is there for one purpose – helping others.
  
Random FUN Fact: I’m a professionally trained opera singer!




Volunteer Crews



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Name: Rick Astray-Caneda
Years Involved in Ride: 4
  
Area of Specialty: Team Coordinator, Production Team, and Ice Queen (I move ice on ride day)

Favorite Thing About Ride Day: I love hearing the stories of each rider i talk to. Hearing their reasons for being involved is heartwarming. It's a real tapestry of love.

Random FUN Fact: My Jell-O shots rock. No, seriously... I'm passionate about reducing people's risk from natural disasters and have a doctorate in disasters and do pro bono work for the UN's disaster agency.



Name: Dale Atkinson
Years Involved in the Ride: 
15
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:
15
Area of Specialty: 
House Parties/Recruitment
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: 
8
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: 
3
Area of Specialty: Pit Stops
  
Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
I love how well-planned everything is. It’s a great feeling to be around positive people who are working so hard for something they care about. (Oh, and pickle shots!)
Why Should People Join Your Crew:
You get to be silly, wear costumes, and make people smile.
Random FUN Fact:
I don’t even know how to ride a bike, but I will have my little red trike at the ride again this year.



Name: Michael Hulse
Years Involved in Ride:
  
Area of Specialty: Recruitment Team/Volunteers
  
Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
  
Why Should People Join Your Crew:
  
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Name: Reed Jackson
Years Involved in Ride:
  
Area of Specialty: SAG
  
Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
  
Why Should People Join Your Crew:
  
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Name: Seth List
Years Involved in Ride: 
9
Area of Specialty: 
Recruitment Team
Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
The calm before the storm! Getting there early in the morning and seeing all the riders, families, and volunteers getting ready for the day ahead. The energy in the air is amazing, and it’s a great opportunity to grab a breakfast taco and meet some new people.
Why Should People Join Your Crew: 
Because we can totally be the biggest AIDS ride in the country! And we need your help to get there.
Random FUN Fact: 
I love me some Gaga!



Name: Ken Martin
Years Involved in Ride: 
2
Area of Specialty: 
Check-In/Registration
Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
The incredible people I have met that are involved with this ride. I am constantly amazed by everyone’s dedication to the cause and am in awe of the amount of time many of them spend in making sure this is a quality ride. I know my favorite thing about ride day will be cheering on the incredible heroes that will be riding!
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: 
My husband and I live on a farm and we have actually helped goats have babies.



Name: Amanda McDonough
Years Involved in Ride:
  
Area of Specialty: Recruitment Team
  
Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
  
Why Should People Join Your Crew:
  
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Name: Tracy McKinley
Years Involved in Ride: 8
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!)



Dubbs Mosty
Years Involved in Ride: 
2
Area of Specialty: 
Medical
Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
  
Why Should People Join Your Crew:
  
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Name: Mark Peters
Years Involved in Ride:
  
Area of Specialty: Joy Rides
  
Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
  
Why Should People Join Your Crew:
  
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Name: Paul Scott
Years Involved in Ride: 
9
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: 
2
Area of Specialty: 
Signage
Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
Helping others achieve their goals and all those positive vibes!
Why Should People Join Your Crew: 
You get to tell people where to go!
Random FUN Fact: 
I've performed at Carnegie hall.



Name: Jonathan Wells
Years Involved in Ride:
  
Area of Specialty: 
Logistics
Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
  
Why Should People Join Your Crew:
  
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Name: Tony West
Years Involved in Ride: 
6
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
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Why Should People Join Your Crew:
  
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Name: Bryan White
  
Years Involved in Ride: 12
  
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: Karin Peters
Years Involved in Ride: 4

Area of Specialty: 
Logistics
Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
That weird mixture of exhaustion and elation at the end of the day.
Why Should People Join Your Crew:
Random FUN fact:




Name: Christi Greene
Years Involved in Ride: 10

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: Kerri Morgan
Years Involved in Ride:
FIRST YEAR!
Area of Specialty:
Getting IT done.
Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
The community :)
Why Should People Join Your Crew:
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Name: Johnny Bennett
Years Involved in Ride:
2
Area of Specialty: 
Recruitment
Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
Positive energy is everywhere.  As riders and volunteers arrive the energy starts to build.  At ride-out everyone is so energized.  Along the route riders encourage reach other and the Pit Stop volunteers keep that energy going.  Cheerleaders welcome each rider at the finish line.  What a perfect day!
Why Should People Join Your Crew:
Random FUN fact: 
I rock NICU babies at St. David’s on Tuesday mornings.



Name: Mark Taylor
Years Involved in Ride:
6
Area of Specialty: 
Registration
Favorite Thing About Ride Day: 
Welcoming, watching and helping awesome people. I love soaking up the amazing energy that fills the air before, during and after the ride as it is a day like no other, and I am honored to be a small part of it!!
Why Should People Join Your Crew:
Random FUN fact: 



Name: Derek Kerl
Years Involved in Ride:
3
Area of Specialty: 
Assistant assistant Logistics Coordinator (Duncan’s minion)
Favorite Thing About Ride Day:
I love the excitement and buildup to ride day. The sense of care and community from everyone who participated and organizes. And the half mile stretch after that huge hill!
Why Should People Join Your Crew:
Random FUN fact: 
I grew up in China.



Name: Kaleb Hutchison
Years Involved in Ride:
5
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: 
This is my first year!
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: 
3
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: 
3
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: