Management Team

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Kyla Templeton – Arkansas League Co-Founder and League Director

Kyla Templeton lives in Bentonville, AR. With a BS in Industrial Engineering and Management and a MS in Leadership and Ethics, Kyla worked in project management and training and development at Walmart and Sam’s Club for 7 years. Kyla is the co-founder and state director for the Arkansas League of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association( NICA). Kyla is founder of Girls Bike Bentonville, a Bentonville women’s cycling group. Kyla has a passion for connecting people to each other and with bicycling as a sport and lifestyle. She is also a USA Triathlon certified coach.

Terry Coddington, Associate League Director for Central Arkansas

Terry Coddington is the founder of the Conway Bearcats, a central Arkansas NICA team in addition to being co-founder of Central Arkansas Off Road Group (COG), a non-profit trail advocacy group. Terry has been racing bikes since the age of 14.  He has competed at National levels in bmx, road, criterium, gravel, cyclocross and mountain biking events ever since.   Terry is also NICA III/BICP  2 and a USAC certified coach. He is also the founder of Cycle-Logical LLC, a skills and fitness company.  During prior careers, Terry has worked as Regional Manager for Nationwide Insurance and was responsible for the management and training operations for multiple states.  He was also a member of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration team during his tenure in the US Navy, in addition to being a professional race car driver in various disciplines.  He is also currently serving as a Bicycle Pedestrian Board Member for the CIty of Conway for the last 2 years.  Terry has a wide range of experience in NICA from team startup, all the way through building and managing a large teams.

Alan Ley – Arkansas League Co-Founder

Alan is heading up the Arkansas League Development Team. He was the Director of Bike Bentonville, a community driven cycling organization that supports and educates our community about multisport activities and helps to create an environment that supports health and fitness. Before that he was the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Sports Development Manager. The position consisted of facilitating, educating and collaborating with National Federations to develop their Olympic coaches and athletes for talent identification and performance. Prior to that Alan was USA Triathlon’s Sport Development Director, Coaching Education Manager and National Training Center Director.

Alan has over 20 years’ experience in Hospital and Corporate Wellness and Fitness Centers. He qualified and completed in six Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Championships and three XTERRA World Championships and has a vast amount of experience in the medical and fitness field and with Olympic triathletes. He has been a part of the last 3 Olympic Games and has worked, coached, and taught Olympic high performance teams, athletes and coaches about racing and training.
Alan was certified by ACE and American College of Sports Medicine HFI. He is currently a Level 2 International Triathlon Union (ITU) Coach and Level 4 Facilitator (Training the Trainers). Both of these are the highest certifications recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the highest Coaching and Facilitator certification ITU has. He completed the USOC Olympic Coaching College and the USA Triathlon Level III Elite Coaching certification. He also served in the US Army Special Forces as an Airborne Green Beret and graduated from Indiana State University and IUPUI with degrees in Exercise Science and Hospital Administration.

Jack See – Strategic Advisor

Glenn France – Race Director

Terry Coddington – Coaching Director

Haley Tranum – Opportunity and Access Director

Bob Black Ocken – Social Media and Marketing

Melissa Schrauder – Bike Loaner Program Coordinator

Ali Phillips – Operations Manager
Mike Brown – Operations Manager
Rusty Cramer – Operations Assistant / Equipment
Don Franklin – Operations / Transportation and Parking
Joe Falcon – Operations Assistant
Ben Rowell – Race Announcer
Kevin Tucker – Chief Course Setter
Gunnar Wright – Chief Course Setter / Equipment Manager
Mindi Tucker – Chief Course Marshal
Bob Saez – Chief Course Marshal
Cole Tininenko – Volunteer Coordinator
Dawn Reddell – Chief of Scoring
Julie Wylie – Co-Chief of Scoring
Heather Adams – Registration Manager
Bonnie Adams – Registration Manager
Jim McClendon –  Staging Manager
Mary Lack – Staging Assistant
Marketing and Media Team

Bob Black Ocken – Social Media and Photography

Patty Valencia – Photographer

Ethan Jones – Videographer

Coach Supporters:Ben Tufford

Kim Seay

Kelsey Miller

Becci Neal

Anya Bruhin

Cory Johnson

Bob Black Ocken

Stuart Brune

Ellen Brune

Logan Felder

Joshua Johnson