Exciting happenings at STCC! We've had some recent vacancies on our Board of Directors and the one great thing about this club is there is ALWAYS someone willing to step up and contribute to our continued success. Yes, we have some thrilling announcements to make regarding new faces on your Board of Directors. This promises to be a great working team that will guide STCC through changes that we need to service our growing membership.
Jeff Frayser, will be serving the remainder of the term of Vice President. Jeff is a long time cyclist and Ride Leader with this club. He’s known at STCC for great and steady groups and a levelheaded approach to leading the rides. You probably didn’t know that Jeff has a degree in conflict management, something that comes in handy more than you would think in a cycling club. Jeff is also very involved in the Masonic Lodge and their well known work in the community. That experience will fit well with the culture of STCC.
"I’ve been riding for over 40 years minus about 8 years in my late 20s and early 30s when I ran. I started riding in college when I would ride from either downtown Denver or Broomfield where I lived to Golden for classes every possible day (about 40 miles round trip). Riding is just part of my life and has been for most of it except when I ran. I've done 21 Ride the Rockies (first was in 1994 so not all consecutive) plus one Bicycle Tour of Colorado. I’ve pretty much ridden over every pass in Colorado. I’ve done 2 HHH’s - numbers 1 and 35 plus a number of other rallies.
I've ridden with a number of groups but tended to ride more solo until joining STCC where I've found the camaraderie very special and the emphasis on safety very special.
I look forward to supporting the club however I can."
Director Membership Services
Hillis Davis, will be serving as Director Membership Services. With his eye on detail, his get it done ethic and GREAT communication skills, there is no doubt Hillis and, as a result the club, will be a great success in this new role.
Hillis has been married to Suzanne Davis for 29 years. Suzanne is also a member of Shawnee Trail Cycling Club. He has 4 kids, Joshua, Hillary, Jordan and Gabrielle. He is the Director of Operations for Total Air and Heat, one of DFW oldest and most respectable HVAC companies He is one of the founders of the Soul Patrol NT – a Facebook community focused on educating and informing members about everything cycling.
He started cycling in 2013 and joined STCC soon after. He is now the leader of a new and very popular Thursday evening D group. Hillis is also a Board Member of the Frisco YMCA and is the 2021 Annual Campaign Leader
Director Advocacy, Community Relations & Education
Mike Kurz, a familiar face in the club, will completing the term of Director Advocacy, Community Relations & Education. Mike previously held this office up to and during the worst of the pandemic. With his connections and previous experience with STCC and its Board, he will hit the ground running. Look for a lot of news coming in the near future on the advocacy and education front.
This position requires a great deal of volunteer time and a dedication. Through education and maintaining relationships with local governments and law enforcement agencies, Mike will promote cycling in our communities. This position requires a love of the work, with the only goals being to promote cycling and STCC.
Mike is a resident of Frisco and has been a member of Shawnee Trail Cycling Club since 2015. You’ll find he will bring an enthusiasm and energy to this position that will contribute to the success of your club.
I’ve included an excerpt from his bio. If you want to know more, you’ll have many opportunities in the coming year to chat with him on a club ride or at one of our events.
Mike is a Certified Financial Planner and has launched his own Registered Investment Advisory Firm.
Outside of the boardroom or classroom, Mike rides dirt bikes for fun, and enjoys cycling on both mountain bikes and road bikes. He is a life-long lover of all things with two-wheels and has raced motocross competitively with multiple top ten finishes at the prestigious AMA Amateur Motocross Championship. In addition, he has participated in several Hotter’N Hell 100 Bike Rides over the last fifteen years, has ridden the MS150 and has regularly participated in the Shawnee Trail Cycling Club rides.
Mike is proud to be a voting member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Mike and his wife Melinda are 19-year residents of Frisco and have enjoyed raising their two children and family dog “Baxter” in this growing North Texas community.