Curt Edsall: First and foremost Curt is a dedicated husband and father of four. Three of his children are currently NICA student athletes, Curt is a Level 3 coach and active team director for Issaqueena Composite as well as an informal recruitment director for SC NICA teams over last four years. Curt has helped to establish a roster upwards of 100 NICA student athletes and 50+ NICA certified coaches in SC.
Born and raised in NH, Curt came to South Carolina in 2008 where he has worked as project manager for a Multi-Million dollar construction firm overseeing multiple 7 figure projects. This experience has given Curt has a proven record of complex budgeting & team building while overseeing large, high-end construction projects as well as establishing the team dynamics & diplomacy necessary for executing successful, sustainable projects. Curt made the conscious decision 2 years ago to initiate a career shift to allow for focus on NICA development and recruitment in the Upstate SC area with hopes of one day being South Carolina league director. Curt is currently working part time in an administrative role with the planning and codes / economic development department in Central, SC.
Doug Cline: Doug Cline grew up playing all the typical sports but always gravitated to the freedom of bikes. His passion really grew in college where he raced locally and help out on cycling events. Doug moved to Santa Cruz, CA where his daughters became involved with NICA and he instantly fell in love with the passion NICA has for getting more kids on bikes. After moving back to the east coast he became part of the core staff for the Georgia league. He has been a parent, coach and core staff for NICA. Doug works as a general manager for Aramark and oversees college food services. He lives in Anderson, SC and continues to be active in the cycling community and you can still find him jumping into races every now and then when he’s not cheering for his kids.
Andrew Tierney: Andrew Tierney has an insatiable passion for bikes. He spent his youth cruising around the neighborhood on hand-me-down bikes of his older brother and sister and pedaled everywhere he could go. This passion for cycling lead to him to cleaning bathrooms and taking out the trash at his local bike shop, where he came to appreciate the community that surrounds this incredible sport. After serving as the co-race director of the Sun Devil Criterium, crew member of a team competing in RAAM, and ultimately graduating from Arizona State University, Andrew began a career that has included work for some of the top brands in the outdoor industry including Backcountry.com, Primal Wear, and Specialized Bicycles. This took him all over the West Coast and Rocky Mountains before heading to Greenville, SC in 2017.
After helping to found the SC NICA team of Upstate Composite (Upstate Shredders), Andrew has focused on creating an inclusive environment where athletes of all levels can grow at their own pace, and strives to provide a sense of belonging for all members of the Shredders community.
John Cardozo: John Cardozo is a lifelong endurance athlete, with a passion for teamwork. As a participant in collegiate and national level club rowing (11 years), rowing organizations provide John with insight to established sport organizations and successful club management strategies. Since 1994 John has been competing in National Amateur off-road motorcycle racing, posting many regional and national championships in the expert classes. Managing annual equipment sponsor contracts to support racing costs is an important part of this effort. Professionally from 1992-2016 John specialized in cellular telephone infrastructure sales & business development in North America, Europe and Africa. Since moving to Fort Mill SC in 2006, John continues to mountain bike race as cross training for motorcycle racing. His two daughters, ages 10 and 12, ride and race mountain bikes, one currently in NC NICA. Currently serving as a cycling programmer specializing in cycling development for the city of Rock Hill, John actively manages and coaches juniors in velodrome and mountain bike racing, as well as supporting youth cycling-based education programs. John has attended Leaders summit and is currently a NICA Level one coach and is a composite team director.
Ty Houck: Ty Houck first learned to love the recreation department while growing up in Palm Beach, Fla. His mother was the local parks and recreation director, and Houck biked to his first job there: sweeping tennis courts and driving golf carts. Now, he is director of greenways, natural and historic resources for the Greenville County Recreation District, and recreation is still an important part of his life.
Houck established roots in the Upstate while attending Furman University and later as park manager of Paris Mountain State Park. In 2000, the city of Greenville published its master plan for Greenville parks. As Houck was developing trails for Paris Mountain, Greenville was developing the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail. He calls the move to his current position a “natural evolution” allowing him to continue to develop recreation spaces and to remain in the Greenville area.
Troy Moore: Troy was born in Colorado but grew up in Greenville, SC. Growing up he had a strong spirit for competitive sports and also for just being outside hiking, camping, and so on. It wasn’t until the summer after his freshman year at Clemson University that he discovered mountain biking. While working that summer at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA of the Rockies in Granby, CO, Troy threw a leg over a colleague’s Cannondale and he has been hooked ever since. Troy currently races to get that competitive fix and to constantly push himself to improve. More importantly Troy is a father. He has been trying to teach his son about cycling and giving back to the community through volunteering. Troy understands the multitude of benefits that come from being outside participating in recreational activities such as mountain biking. Cycling has given Troy and his son opportunities to bond during trail days, competing in local grass root short track races, cheering on other racers, creatively thinking together, and wrenching on equipment. The benefits that come from those skills are what Troy strives to share with his son, peers, and the youth of NICA. He also has enjoyed assisting in the research of potential race venues, creating new friendships, and getting to know other like-minded individuals through this journey.
Timothy E. Moore: Tim is currently a Principal and Chief Financial Officer with Excel Rehab & Sports, a regional outpatient physical, occupational and hand rehabilitation provider network, as well as a Principal and manager of a portfolio of commercial real estate investments. Educated in Finance and Business Law, he has over 18 years of experience as a board member, investor, or advisor to start-up, early stage or established ventures engaged in technology, product and service lines of business. He focuses his passion on creating and executing business and capital strategies.
In addition to his current work, he is co-host for a local community interest format radio show, where he discusses healthcare and patient’s rights, and previously was a scheduled co-host of a successful “financial format” talk radio show. He speaks annually on topics such as the business of healthcare, practice management, and finance.
With a passion for health and wellness, he is a competitive cyclist, both road and mountain, and is an assistant coach with the Issaqueena Composite Cycling Team, where his youngest son is a JV athlete.
Erik Nielson: Erik has over 18 years of experience in the cycling industry. He has extensive knowledge in bicycle mechanics, sales and fits. Erik started out riding BMX and eventually transitioned to racing mountain bikes, where he found success in the endurance races. While he prefers riding in the woods, he can be found on the road participating in the local group rides. Over the past couple of years, Erik has been trying his hand in off road triathlons and enjoying it immensely. Erik and his wife, both active in regional cycling, own Southpaw Cycles in Clemson, SC.
Joshua Schaffer: With 20+ years as a cyclist both on the road and in the woods, Joshua knows the importance and value of the quality programming NICA can provide. Joshua began gaining leadership experience at in early age by being enrolled in and successfully completing a 3 month Outward Bound program, as well as obtaining WFR certification shortly thereafter. Josh has done well competing nationally as an X-terra athlete through the years and wants to share the knowledge he has gained about the benefits of health, wellness, & competition with the future leaders of tomorrow. Josh is a 2nd year NICA coach with Issaqueena Composite and hands down one of the favorites among student athletes. Josh continues to use this to his advantage by also teaching the children the importance of punctuality, fitness, nutrition, and hygiene while out on race weekends.
Carin Slader: Carin first started mountain biking in the foothills of Puget Sound in the late 1980’s. In 1996 she picked up and moved to SC, choosing Greenville because of the similar terrain and access to mountain bike trails. As an IT project manager, Carin has managed large teams, and software/hardware projects of all sizes and across multiple industries, including commercial aircraft systems, insurance claim processing, logistics, retail, and more. Upon arrival in Greenville, Carin proceeded to found a chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association as well as a chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. She has served on and presided over multiple non-profit boards and brings a wealth of non-profit structure knowledge to this endeavor. Carin has participated in NICA Leadership Summit, is a level one coach and is well on her way to becoming a level two coach.
Eric W. Bost: Eric is a lifelong resident of South Carolina and has lived for a time in most of the regions of our state. Growing up in the Pee Dee, Eric could always be found on his bike, traveling from house to house gathering friends to seek adventures in the woods near their neighborhood. As a college student in the midlands, Eric picked up mountain biking and rode local trails forming lifelong bonds with peers from all over. As a dad, he knew the importance of comradery and feeling “plugged in” to a group. Introducing the thrill of mountain biking and the confidence that comes from climbing trails and finishing races has been life changing for his own family. Give a child a bike and he will go places! This has been a common thread throughout Eric’s life. Lessons learned through biking taught perseverance and led him into a career of Sales. Eric has spent more than twenty years in Corporate Technology Sales having spent his early career at NuVox Communications and for the last 7 years being part of one of the Fastest Technology Companies in the country, Green Cloud Technologies. He is passionate about living life as an adventure: forming friendships, enjoying the outdoors, and sharing it with as many people who will join him along the way.