Charlie Everett, Member at Large

Charlie is an executive director in Digital Technology (DT) at Raytheon.  In this position, Charlie is responsible for all operational aspects of Program DT Computing Environments, as well as for the career growth of 600 team members. With the goal of becoming a great ancestor, Charlie supports his family and the community in various ways. He has spent time giving back on Boards, including the Engaged Leader Strategy Work Group (ELSWG), Big Brothers Big Sisters, Greater Tucson Leadership, and the UA Eller College Industry Advisory Board. Charlie believes that an important part of supporting the community is to influence healthy living through physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual fitness. He started his cycling journey in 2014 and is now a Masters USAC Cycling competitor. Charlie also partners with fellow racers and cycling companies to impact diversity and inclusion in cycling. He was an Obstacle Course Racing athlete prior to cycling, competing around the nation. Charlie also had the opportunity to participate in the Season 7 American Ninja Warrior competition. As a member of the Board for el Grupo, Charlie is able to converge numerous passions, including racing, healthy living, supporting the cycling community, and contributing to youth development.

Matt Donaldson, Member at Large

Matt Donaldson grew up in Rochester, NY, and made the transition to Tucson, AZ in 2001. Since then he has been an educator in the Vail School District, where he currently serves as principal of Empire High School. Matt’s passion for cycling began when he moved to Tucson and has continued ever since. Matt is married and has two children who started their involvement with El Grupo through the summer bike camp program and are now both members of El Grupito. Matt is an advocate for all things cycling and all things involving supporting the positive development of our youth

Brenda Kazen, Member at Large

Growing up on the far Northeast side of Tucson, riding a bike was the only way to go anywhere. I loved the freedom of riding “into town” and buying an ice cream or going to the mall. As an adult I rediscovered cycling by commuting to work. A friend convinced me to buy a road… Read more »

Linda Fahey, Member at Large

Linda’s extensive experience prior to establishing Dark Horse Media encompasses many areas of the advertising agency business, working for agencies and media outlets in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson. Additionally, Linda has held corporate marketing positions with Helen of Troy, Castle Park Entertainment and Chuck E. Cheese, complimenting Linda’s well-rounded portfolio of event marketing, strategic… Read more »

Paul Durham, Member at Large

Within 48 hours of finishing my first bar exam, I was on a plane from Seattle to London to begin a two-month solo bike touring trip from London to Athens. I really didn’t know what I was doing, but I had read some books on the subject! I’ve loved cycling all my life and bike… Read more »

Doug Friman, JD, Board Secretary

I joined the Board of El Grupo because I wanted to be involved with an organization that is devoted to helping Tucson youth learn lifelong skills as well as experience the joy that comes from riding bikes. My personal bike history began when I was tearing around Edinburgh, Scotland (where I grew up) on my… Read more »

Marc Fleischman, CPA, Board Vice Chair

Riding bicycles, living healthy and supporting our youth are aspects of life that are very important to me, and any organization with a mission that combines all three has my support. Our goal with El Grupo is to empower underprivileged youth to become the next generation of active and community-minded cycling enthusiasts and leaders in… Read more »