Meet The Crew

Shawn Tevendale

Owner
Opened Blue Ridge Cyclery in 2010.
Favorite kind of riding: Long mountain rides in the woods.
Fun fact: Lifelong fisherman, hates kangaroos.

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Katie Silberger

General Manager
Years at BRC: 4
Favorite kind of riding: Finding the best short cuts.
Fun Fact: Hates absolute superlatives.


Jaruchan "Jip" Palakawongs

Manager, Blue Ridge North
Years at BRC: 3
Favorite kind of riding: Mountain biking.
Fun fact: Climbed Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia.

Matt Taylor

Assistant Manger, BRC Downtown
Years at BRC: 1
Favorite type of riding: Group road rides.
Fun Fact: Is mildly addicted to audio books, and once beat Lance Armstrong in a time trial.

Rob Breckenridge

Mechanic, BRC Downtown
Years wrenching: 13
Favorite kind of riding: Night riding.
Technical Certifications: UBI Master Technician, DT Swiss Certified Wheel builder, certified suspension technician with Fox, Cannondale, RockShox, Certified Service Advisor.
Fun Fact: Has had more jobs than anyone else at BRC.

Daniel Sebring

Service Manager, BRC North
Years wrenching: 7
Favorite type of riding: Anything uphill.
Technical Certifications: UBI Professional Shop Mechanic course.
Fun Fact: Is the biggest fan of absolute superlatives and his favorite movie is "Stand By Me."

Kristin "KK" Kesecker

Sales, BRC North
Years at BRC: 1
Favorite type of riding: mountain and gravel.
Fun Fact: Co-authored a book on Crochet Patterns.

Jordan DeSilvey

Mechanic, Race Support, BRC North
Years at BRC: 1
Favorite type of riding: Group road rides. Technical Certifications: USA Cycling mechanic license, BBI Suspension Course, UBI Wheel Building, Advanced Mechanic Course.
Fun Fact: Used to race dirt bikes competitively before getting into bicycles.

Justin Matijasic
A.K.A. Kreegee

Mechanic, BRC Downtown
Years wrenching: 9
Favorite kind of riding: Cyclocross.
Technical Certifications: Certified Spin Doctor.
Fun Fact: Is the son of a preacher man, practices siddha yoga.

Matt Dalton

Bike Fitting, Sales, BRC Downtown
Years at BRC: 2
Favorite kind of riding: Bikes.
Technical certifications: Trek Precision Fit Certified.
Fun Fact: Is a shameless nerd.

Tim Chambers

Mechanic, Downtown
Years wrenching: 17
Favorite kind of riding: Urban/Mountain.
Technical certifications: UBI suspension, wheel building, master technician.
Fun Fact: Likes cats and has never owned a road bike.

John Stott

Service Manager, BRC Downtown
Years wrenching: 22
Favorite kind of riding: Singletrack.
Technical certifications: Master Technician, DT Swiss certified wheel builder, RockShox certified suspension/brake technician.  
Fun Fact: Once fell down a well. (He made it out.)

Shaine Smith

Bike Builder, Web Guy
Years with BRC: .5
Favorite kind of riding: Rocky, techy singletrack in the desert.
Fun Fact: Terrified of roller coasters.



Josh Morgan

Sales, BRC Downtown
Years with BRC: 3
Favorite kind of riding: Rooty, rowdy brip braaap.  
Fun Fact: Avid bee keeper, though allergic to bee stings.



Rob Whittaker

Sales, BRC North
Years with BRC: Brand spanking new.
Favorite kind of riding: Anything long, hot, and ending with a cheeseburger.  
Fun Fact: His career spans more fields than there are strips of bacon found on a Dr. Ho’s BLT sandwich.