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 200 NICA student athletes and 100+ 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 came to NICA in 2016 with a focus on NICA development and recruitment in the Upstate SC area with hopes of one day being South Carolina league director. Curt is currently in an administrative role with the planning and codes / economic development department in Central, SC. while overseeing the continued development and growth of the South Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League. (SCICL)
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.
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.
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.