BikeVentura Board Members

BikeVentura is an active, grassroots organization governed by a Board of Directors.

John Buccola, Chairperson of the Board

John Buccola has been involved with BikeVentura since 2011, joining its Board of Directors in 2016 and serving as Chairperson since August 2017. John has a deep passion for cycling and the usefulness it brings to our community, society and planet. As Chairperson, he strives to serve cyclists of all walks of life by broadening the reach of the organization through empowerment, education and advocacy.

John is an enterprise technology veteran, currently the Chief Technology Officer for Profit Enhancement Systems, a Ventura County-based consultancy, and serves on several Boards in southern California. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business from the University of La Verne and lives in Ventura with his wife Heidi and two sons.

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Leah Tubb

Leah Tubb joined BikeVentura in 2015 and quickly wanted to do more.  She joined the Board of Directors in 2016.  

Leah’s passion for riding began at a young age.  She grew up in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, always riding her bike with her neighbors.  They would travel for miles around town, to the ice cream shop, and to friend’s houses.  Leah believes child-like adventure can be part of Ventura’s future. 

Leah holds B.S. in Materials Engineering from Cal Poly (Go Mustangs) and has been supporting the United States Navy since 2012.  

Leah lives in Ventura with her husband, son, and one-eyed dog.

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Heidi Buccola

Heidi has been involved with BikeVentura since 2012, starting as a volunteer coordinator. Her love affair with bicycles is an ever-evolving passion. BikeVentura’s mission of advocacy and education appealed to Heidi and drove her interest in becoming a board member. It’s no longer just about riding; to her it’s about promoting safe cycling and building bicycle culture in Ventura County.
Heidi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies from Cal State Fullerton, and is working towards her Master’s in Social Work. She lives with her husband John and their two sons in Ventura.

Frank Coronel

Frank W Coronel is one of Farmers Insurance Group’s Elite insurance agents in Ventura County. Earning several distinctive awards for customer service and production such as: District Agent of the Year, Toppers Club, Championship Award and Elite Commercial Agent. Out of Farmers 13,000 agents nationwide, he continually ranks among the top 10%. As a small business owner, Frank has been a Ventura County resident for over 40 years. And over the last 14 he has helped protect thousands of families, individuals, and businesses. Prior to that he helped protect our country, serving as a US Marine. He and his wife are blessed with children and enjoy living right here in Ventura.
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David Ferrin

David Ferrin is an active Ventura resident and business owner. His community service participation includes being a board member since 2002 on the Midtown Ventura Community Council (MVCC), including four years as Chair, serving on the board of BikeVentura since 2015, and serving on both the City of Ventura’s Design Review Committee and Planning Commission since 2011, currently Vice-Chair on both posts.

Professionally, David is the Principal Architect of arketype architects inc., Owner of a designer-led design-build General Contracting company, and a partner in a solar power business, Brighten Solar.  

David’s long standing concern for sustainability led him to become an active member in the community. David values urban design that acknowledges the needs of our era such as the conservation of natural resources, providing affordable housing, making city’s more compact and in harmony with the natural environment, and efficient less environmentally-invasive transportation solutions that are accessible to all. Promoting built environments designed less for automobiles and more for biking and pedestrianism is the future David envisions, and his purpose on the board of directors at BikeVentura. 


Norman Schiele

Norman has been volunteering as a mechanic at the Hub since 2014, he also does  special projects whenever possible.

 He got his first road bike in 1980, and has been riding and doing his own maintenance ever since. He raced mountain bikes and triathlons in Texas in the 2000’s.

He is also involved with the Channel Islands Bike Club, and is a former board member.

Norman is now retired from a diverse career as a manufacturing engineer. He has a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.


John Clay

John has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a founding partner of the Distad Clay Wealth Management Group. He is dedicated to providing clients with the highest level of service with a special focus on financial planning, income generation, tax-exempt investing, and retirement planning. John is a graduate of California Polytechnic University in Pomona and holds his Series 7, 66, 9, 10, and 3 licenses and California Insurance License #0D54907.
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