OUR BIO'S

President - Toby Gordon

Toby Gordon has been the President of Carolina Flyers Inc. since its formation in 2007 and is a USA Cycling licensed race mechanic. For most of his life Toby has been a recreational cyclist, trying his hand at cyclotouring, road riding and mountain biking.

Since 2007, Toby has participated in Team in Training as a cyclist, coach and mechanic. This program, which is part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, trains athletes to participate in a variety of endurance sports and raises funds for blood cancer research and patient services.

Toby also coaches cycling for the Guilford/High Point Team of Special Olympics North Carolina. He began coaching when a friend invited him to visit her daughter’s team: “I was so impressed by the range of athletes on the team. I instantly wanted to be a part of it. For people with intellectual and physical disabilities, cycling offers a great way to improve balance, muscle tone and fitness. Cycling is also a fun activity so the team provides a positive social network too.

As a mechanic for my local team and as the ‘neutral support’ mechanic for SONC competitions, I see the equipment challenges facing coaches and athletes alike. Cycling is a costly sport and anything we can do to put our cyclists on safer, more appropriate bikes is well worth the effort. That concern is what brings me to Carolina Flyers, Inc.”

Toby can be reached at info@carolinaflyers.org


Executive Director - Mike Beeson

Mike Beeson is a long time cycling enthusiast, triathlete, Special Olympics cycling coach and a former United States Cycling Federation Official. Mike’s passion for cycling along with his devotion to disabled athletes was the impetus for the formation of Carolina Flyers, Inc. As executive director, Mike is responsible for the day to day operations of the organization; in addition to fund raising, grant writing and communicating the organization’s mission to the public.

Mike is extremely dedicated to the goals of Carolina Flyers, Inc. and serves in the role of Executive Director with no compensation.

Mike can be reached at mike.beeson@carolinaflyers.org



Vice President - DeShenna Huey


DaShenna Huey is a former corporate executive who retired in 2004. Her retirement has provided her the opportunity to volunteer her time and skills to a variety of local non-profit and community organizations. It was during one such volunteer opportunity that DaShenna saw the many benefits and the positive effects that cycling provides disabled individuals. “Seeing the smiles on the athletes’ faces during competition speaks volumes about the benefits of cycling. I am very excited to join Carolina Flyers’ Board and look forward to contributing to its mission and programs.”

DaShenna can be reached at info@carolinaflyers.org






Treasurer - Dana Beeson


Dana Beeson is a CPA and a partner in the Greensboro, NC CPA firm of Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co., LLP (DMJ). Dana was responsible for filing all the necessary documentation with the Federal and State Governments to have Carolina Flyers, Inc. approved as a 501( c )(3) organization . As such, all contributions made to the organization are tax deductible.

Dana and her husband Mike have been volunteers for the Special Olympics – Guilford/High Point cycling program for over 15 years. Throughout those years many athletes were encountered who could not afford to buy the equipment necessary for them to ride safely and to the best of their abilities. Carolina Flyers, Inc. was formed as a nonprofit organization to help provide these athletes with that much needed equipment.

Dana can be reached at dana.beeson@carolinaflyers.org


Secretary - Susie Mickey


Susie Mickey is a real estate professional with Keller Williams Realty in Kernersville, NC. Susie began volunteering as a coach for the Special Olympics - Guilford/High Point cycling team in 2006. In addition to coaching and serving as the Secretary of Carolina Flyers, Inc., Susie has been responsible for planning and organizing many local fund raisers and events to benefit the population served by CFI.

Susie can be reached at info@carolinaflyers.org

 

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Carolina Flyers, Inc.
4410 Barndale Court | Jamestown, NC 27282
(336) 855-8611


Contributions to Carolina Flyers, Inc., a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3)of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes.