Board Members

Jerry Rampelt

Jerry Rampelt has a long history of participating and volunteering with COP. He was the interim GOBA Director in 2017 and served as…

Maryellen O’Shaughnessy

Maryellen O’Shaughnessy serves as Vice President and chairs the back-packing/hiking program activities. By day, she oversees nearly 200 Deputy Clerks in five…

Gordon Pry

Tricia Kovacs

Tricia Kovacs is a life-long Ohio cyclist who teaches bicycle education to adults and children in the Columbus area. She is retired from a software engineering career with AT&T/Lucent…

Janice Flowers

Janice is an attorney and lifelong Central Ohio resident who rediscovered her love for cycling in 2012.  She participated in organized cycling events such as former City of Columbus’…

Scott Brown

Scott Brown is the Executive Director of one of the country’s largest Rotary Clubs. He is passionate about leading club members in service to the local and international communities….

Jon Davis

Jon Davis is an avid bicyclist, hiker and backpacker.  Forging his love for God’s great outdoors while attending high school in Colorado, he has continued to pursue…

Ryan Deeter

Ryan Deeter has been in the sales industry for 10+ years and specifically in the Residential Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Industries. As a graduate of Anderson University in Indiana,…

Penny Marchal

Penny Marchal works for the Supreme Court of Ohio in Attorney Services. Penny has been a member of COP since the 1970s….

Paul Schopis

Paul Schopis is a long time member of Outdoor Pursuits has been one of the Hilliard ride leaders for many years. He has also been a participant…

Lindsey Updike

Lindsey Updike has been cycling ever since she can remember thanks to her father Dennis. When she was eight years old she completed her first GOBA and has continued…

Julie Virgalitte

Julie Virgalitte received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Youngstown State University in 1997 and 2001, respectively. She was a student-athlete…

Mike Wadkowski

Mary Spikowski

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Maureen Capehart

Maureen Capehart has served Columbus Outdoor Pursuits in several different capacities, including volunteer, XOBA director, and board director.

Lisa Daris

Lisa Daris has been the Director of Tour of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV) since 2017 and enjoys the comaraderie and revelry of coordinating the nation’s oldest cycling event….

Jeffrey Stephens

Welcome Jeff as our newest staff member and will be GOBA Director and TOSRV Director.

Matt Wolf

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Matt Wolf’s outdoor passions include kayaking, running, and hiking — all with a hefty dose of environmental stewardship. Matt believes that future generations should be ensured of a quality…

Ron Eisele Memorial Outstanding Service Award Recipients

  • Charlie Pace  2003
  • Ed Honton  2004
  • Julia Schmitt  2005
  • Rick Hoechstetter  2006
  • Dick Seebode  2007
  • Wallie & Leo Hocke  2008
  • Steve Barbour  2009
  • Glenn Beachy  2010
  • Evelyn Murray  2011
  • Tony Schmitt  2012
  • Al & Phyllis South  2013
  • Myra & Rick Grove  2014
  • Myra & Rick Grove  2014
  • Doug Miller  2015
  • Jack Kyle  2016
  • Marilyn Webster  2017
  • Tony Skrabak  2018
  • Bill Egan  2019
  • Mike Wadkowski  2020
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