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.
Contact John at JBuccola@bikeventura.org
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.
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 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.