Mr. Suarez comes to this program as our leader with over 10 years of team management experience. He brings knowledge of the sport through his expertise in mechanics of bicycles, previous retail cycling shop owner, has managed 2 successful cycling clubs/race teams and is an active cyclist himself. He not only has a passion for exercise but to see people, a long with his children who have asthma, and have their lives changed and believes that through partnerships and collaboration we can see those with asthma achieve their dreams.
President of the Board, provides leadership for the board and oversight for Mrs. Suarez in the operation of the Program.
Mrs. Suarez comes with personal experience of her own children fighting with asthma. She is passionate about spreading awareness of asthma through exercising an active lifestyle and hopes to educate young athletes on proper usage of asthma medicine. She has experience in assisting her husband manage teams/clubs and athletes. Also comes with administrative background.
Director of Program, oversees the day-to-day operations and volunteers
Mr. McElyea brings general business and financial management experience to The Winded Foundation. He has owned several successful small businesses including motorcycle racing teams, retail dealerships and high performance parts sales and marketing. Alex currently works for one of the leading financial services firms as the Credit/Risk Manager for a large lending portfolio. Alex holds a B.A. in Economics/Mathematics from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing an MBA- Finance.
Board Member, Advisory Role