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2019 SCORRA Board of Directors

Brad Obee - President

Role: The President provides leadership and direction to all activities of the Association, the Executive Board and all standing and ad hoc committees.

This includes:
  • Presiding over all meetings of the Executive Board of Directors.
  • Providing an annual report to the membership, at the Annual General meeting, regarding the prior years year’s activities.
  • Overseeing the governance of the organization and ensuring that the
  • organizations Bylaws & Constitution are followed
  • Providing managerial direction on the primary functions of the organization and the activities of the executive board
Email: brad.obee@scorra.ca
SCORRA History: Brad has been a SCORRA member since 2006 when the club was founded. Looking to become more involved in the sport and the club he joined the Board as Treasurer in 2008, and has been serving as Club President for the past 8 years.
Nickname: Obee-Wan Kenobe
Biography: Brad's current ride is a 2017 KTM 300XCW. He caught dirt bike fever late in life and hasn't looked back since. In 2006 he bought his son a dirt bike for Christmas, and promptly bought himself a DT200 so they could ride together. Having just turned 50 he's still able to keep ahead of his son but not for long. His favorite ride is the Midhurst Trial Ride which he has chaired since 2012, and one day hopes to actually be able to ride the event. For some unknown reason, Brad has a phobia about trilliums! Brad is the recipient of the 2018 "Razzie Award" for his exceptional talents in bench pressing his KTM.



Alan Young - Vice-President, Sponsor Liason & OFTR Representative

Role: The Vice-President's role includes:
  • Providing advice, counsel and support to the president
  • In the event of the President’s is unavailable or unable to perform their duties, assuming on an interim basis the duties of the president.
Alan also is heading up our Sponsorship Program:
  • Sponsor Liason
  • Management of Sponsorship Program
The OFTR Board Representative duties include:
  • Liasing with the OFTR
  • Attending OFTR meetings as the SCORRA representative
  • Presenting SCORRA issues, concerns and wishes to the OFTR in an official capacity
  • Communicate OFTR goals, directions and plans back to the SCORRA Board
Email: alan.young@scorra.ca
SCORRA History: Alan has been a SCORRA member for a few years now. This is his third year on the SCORRA Board. Alan has been instrumental in improving SCORRA's Sponsorship Program.
Nickname: Crash
Biography: Alan is 56 years young and is currently riding a Husqvarna FE 250. He tries to spend as much time as he can out on the trails and is always looking for that one special tree that he can crash in to. Alan's was the recipient of the 2017 "Razzie Award".



Andrzej Taramina - Secretary & Director of Communications

Role: The Secretary serves as the scribe for Association meetings and custodian of its records. The Secretary's duties includes:
  • Recording and distributing agenda’s for and minutes of the Executive Board’s meetings
  • Maintaining the Articles of Incorporation, Constitution, By-Laws, and Policies and Procedures of the Association
As Director of Communications, Andrzej is responsible for:
  • Online and Social Media Channels, including web site, Forum, Facebook, Twitter, Newsletters and other channels
  • Membership Management and interface with the OFTR Membership System
Email: andrzej.taramina@scorra.ca
SCORRA History: This is Andrzej's 5th year on the Board (not consecutive) and he is a very active SCORRA volunteer.

Andrzej has been responsible for SCORRA's online presence, including the web site, Forum, Facebook, Twitter and email Newsletters for many years now. He has also implemented and managed the SCORRA Online Trail Maps system. Recently, he integrated SCORRA's systems with the newly enhanced OFTR membership system. He's been a member since 2008, and is the current Drury Trail Lead. Andrzej started the Neoride program for beginner riders three years ago, and will continue to run that program in 2019, along with doing more work on the online Trail Maps system.
Nickname: Purple Beast
Biography: Andrzej is 62 years young and has been riding dirt bikes for over a dozen years, having been a long distance street bike rider for many years prior to catching the dirt bug. He rides a highly customized, purple 2006 YZ250 2-stroke. Andrzej's long term goal has been to make Drury a complete loop, with separate out and back single track routes, which looks like it will be a reality in 2019! He especially likes to ride when the trilliums are out in the Spring!



Jeff Weersink - Treasurer

Role: The Treasurer oversees and manages the Association’s financial matters. The Treasurer duties generally include:
  • Maintaining appropriate controls over the organizations finances including an annual budget, and appropriate records of receipts and expenditures.
  • Maintaining the Association’s membership list
  • Receiving and disbursing moneys of the Association.
  • Submitting financial reports to the Executive at each meeting
  • Preparing financial statements for the Annual General Meeting
  • Leading the creation and submission of any loan or grant applications for the association.
Email: jeff.weersink@scorra.ca
SCORRA History: Jeff joined SCORRA almost 10 years ago and has been a more active member in the last few years. He was on the Board as Treasurer the past 2 years.
Nickname: Toy Man
Biography: Jeff is 51 years old and started riding a Honda xr75 when he was about 10. He had a few dirt bikes when he was younger but after high school priorities changed and no bikes until about 10 years ago. He enjoys the odd race and like every year he hopes to do a few more xc races and maybe even an enduro this year (vet B hoping to get to vet A before he starts slowing down). Favourite trail ride is the Calboogie, more rocks and hills than we have in Simcoe. Like a few of the other board members he is fortunate enough to be riding a new bike last year but picked a different colour. He will be on a 2017 Husqvarna TX300. His favourite Simcoe tract is Horseshoe and hopefully some day we can get Orr Lake to be similar to it. Jeff likes to ride inside!



Dave Millier - Lead Steward

Role: The Lead Steward serves as the Associations primary contact for all matters pertaining to our trail system and trail agreements. The Lead Steward's duties include:
  • Acting as the Chair of the trail committee and presiding over all trail committee meetings
  • Acting as chair of the Stewardship committee and presiding over all Stewardship committee meetings.
  • Maintaining a record of all trail and stewardship activities and providing a quarterly submission to the County of Simcoe and to all municipal partners within the County of Simcoe regarding stewardship activities
  • Acting as primary representative of the association at various Trail User Group meetings and associations.
  • Providing direction and coordination to all efforts made by the Association to ensure compliance to the trail usage agreement with the County of Simcoe and any private use agreements.
  • Report to the Executive Board at the monthly executive meetings.
  • Providing advice and direction related to proper trail usage for the associations trail riding events
Email: dave.millier@scorra.ca
SCORRA History: Dave has been a past SCORRA board member and also the OFTR president for 6 years, so brings much depth and experience to the SCORRA board.
Nickname: Millicat
Biography: Dave is an avid off-road powersports enthusiast, discovering the sport about 14 years ago. Dave started out dirt biking and quickly fell in love. Seeing how important volunteers were to the success of continuing the sport, Dave joined the board of SCORRA. Eventually he joined the board of the OFTR, acting as their president for 6 years (now past president). Dave is currently the chairperson for the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada, representing on-road and off-road riders nationally. Dave is a certified instructor for the CanadaRides Dirt Bike School, the CASI training program for ATVs and a ROHVA instructor for side-by-sides.



Stuart Todd - Director at Large & Trail Development/Maintenance

Role: The Director at Large duties include:
  • Providing technical knowledge and advice
  • Participating on various committees formed by the executive as needed
  • Engaging current membership to solicit interest and improvements to the activities and events of the organization
  • Facilitating the organization of a special guest or event for each club meeting
Stuart is also heading up the Trail Development/Maintenance program:
  • Promoting the Adopt-A-Trail program
  • Supporting Trail Team Leads
  • Helping increase volunteers on individual Trail Teams
Email: stuart.todd@scorra.ca
SCORRA History: This is Stuart's first year on the SCORRA board, and his expertise in the powersports industry is a most welcome addition.
Nickname: Stewie
Biography: Stuart got back into dirt biking 5 years ago and has ridden street bikes for 20+ years. Stuart actually grew up horse riding competitively and left for cruise ships in 2001. Moving from Wales in 2010 to Canada, Stuart started at Barrie Honda Powerhouse in 2012 and took over Operations in 2016. In 2018 Stuart and his team saw Barrie Honda Powerhouse become the #1 Motorcycle dealer for Honda in Canada, this has been due to the mass increase of dirt and competition bikes sales and also to their association with all the dirt biking clubs and associations. Wanting to talk the talk and walk the walk is important to Stuart so joining SCORRA's board and being involved directly is the correct move. Stuart enjoys selling dirt bikes to families and loves it when they realise how cool of a job SCORRA does with their trail inventory, difficulty levels and the beautiful scenery we share here in Simcoe County. If he’s not riding in Simcoe County you’ll find him at Motocamp brushing up on some skills and watching the next generation of dirt bikers learn to ride trail and track on the fleet of Honda bikes the camp runs. Stuart also sits as Co-Chair and Deputy Ride Captain for the Huronia Ride for Dad so if you traverse from dirt to street feel free to swing by and chat anytime. He currently rides a 2014 CRF 450X and will compete in a few Off Road Ontario races this year.



Peter Klassen - Director at Large & Shadow Treasurer

Role: The Director at Large duties include:
  • Providing technical knowledge and advice
  • Participating on various committees formed by the executive as needed
  • Engaging current membership to solicit interest and improvements to the activities and events of the organization
  • Facilitating the organization of a special guest or event for each club meeting
  Peter will be shadowing the Treasurer's role with an eye towards taking over the function next year. The Treasurer duties generally include:
  • Maintaining appropriate controls over the organizations finances including an annual budget, and appropriate records of receipts and expenditures.
  • Maintaining the Association’s membership list
  • Receiving and disbursing moneys of the Association.
  • Submitting financial reports to the Executive at each meeting
  • Preparing financial statements for the Annual General Meeting
  • Leading the creation and submission of any loan or grant applications for the association.
Email: peter.klassen@scorra.ca
SCORRA History: Peter has been a SCORRA member for over 10 years. This is his third year on the Board. He's also on the Orr Lake Trail Team.
Nickname: Peter, Peter 4-Stroke Beater
Biography: Peter is 60 years old, going on 17! He loves to ride and race. Vet A XC racer, as well as a few motocross races every year. His ride is a YZ 250FX. First race was the 1981 Sasquatch XC in Hope, BC and have been racing every year since. Enjoys laying out and clearing new and existing trails, one of several responsible for the Orr Lake tract. Loves spirited romps and inpromptu races/chases thru tight, technical singletrack. Peter is an avid mountain biker, but don't try to keep up with him on an MTB, unless you want your legs to ache for days!



For a history of the SCORRA Board of Directors, click here.

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