Jingle Cross

Jingle Cross Staff


Darcy Sanford

Darcy Sanford is one of the longest running volunteers of the Jingle Cross and has helped for 14 straight years with course builds, registration, and much more.


Nick Kaeding

Nick Kaeding works with the CVB and is the expert on beverages for major events. He works with distributors and beverage stations to be sure the taps keep flowing.

Food Director

Peter Kaboli

Known for his sense of taste and recognition of fine foods, Peter Kaboli is our food vendor specialist. He selects the best of Iowa’s mobile restauranteurs and food trucks.


Ken Lefler

Ken is the go-to guy for fixing everything. His long history in the bike industry goes back when he was owner of his own shop and still has weekly shop nights for everyone in town.


Robin Williams

Robin Williams is an avid cyclo-cross rider and one of the top amateurs in the area. She has been helping with the Jingle Cross for over a decade.


Jason McCartney

Ex-Pro and 2 time Olympian Jason McCartney is our gravel grinder designer. He also busy with course construction and plays a huge role for the World Cup.


Wayne Fett

Wayne Fett is the Parking and Transportaion Director and an unofficial expert taster for the Wine Walk. He has won awards for his long history of community service.

Course Consultant

Todd Gillihan

Todd Gillihan was the original Course Director and muscle behind the Jingle Cross for the first 13 years. He continues i stalking the slopes of Mt. Krumpit n an advisory role.

Kids Zone Director

Ryan Jacobsen

Ryan Jacobsen is an avid cyclo-cross rider and raced in the Masters World Championships. He’s our Kids Zone Director and arranges the bouncy houses, games, and more.


Clarissa Kane

Clarissa Kane works with the CVB on a tremendous number of projects and events. One of her areas of expertise is graohic design and helps create all the signage.


Karen Stierler

Karen is our new Registration Director and simply crushed it in 2017. She will coordinate Building C Registration including packet pick up and merchandise sales.

Hospitality Director

Lyndsey Kent

Lyndsey Kent is the Hospitality Director of the Jingle Cross and UCI World Cup. She arranges all of the hotel deals and contracts plus finds lodging for all our World Cup athletes.


Tricia Brown

Tricia Brown is one of our media team directors. The amount of information that needs to get out is huge locally, nationally, and internationally. Tricia and her team make this seamless.

Frozen Forest Captain

Mike Frasier

Mike Frasier is one of 4 Course Captains. He’s in charge of course operations in the Frozen Forest trails that lead up the back part Mt. Krumpit.


Ben Anderson

Ben Anderson is the Course Director of the Jingle Cross and the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup in Iowa City, responsible for course design and construction.

Mt. Krumpit Captain

Nick Sobocinski

Nick Sobocinski is one of four Course Captains and is responsible for Mt. Krumpit and North Pole. You will see him up and down Mt. Krumpit more times than the Grinch himself.

Start/Finish Captain

Brad Roark

Brad Roark is one of 4 Course Captains, He’s in charge of all course operations along the start and finishing straights for both Jingle Cross and the Telenet UCI World Cup.

Chief Course Builder

Matias Peret

Matias Peret is an engineer in the real world and it shows when he designs, builds, or fixes anything at the Jingle Cross Venue. A handy man in every sense of the word.


Jean Gilpin

Considered the Godmother of Jingle Cross and the Soul of the People, Jean gets the party going everywhere at Jingle Cross. Look for the human pyramid and listen for the tamborine.

South Pole Captain

Joe Taylor

Joe Taylor is one of 4 Course Captains and heads up all course operations in the south zone including the Shimano Wheel Pit, the Holly Jolly Hell Hole, and the Grinch’s Lair.

Community Leadership

Josh Schamberger

Josh Schamberger is the President of the CVB and knows everybody and everything in town. He’s helps keep the overall picture organized and rallys local community support.

Transportation Director

Geoff Perrill

Geoff Perrill of Geoff’s Bike and Ski is a sponsor for 14 consecutive years and his fleet of bike shop vehicles moves our course materials from storage to the venue.


Jerry Full

The muscle behind the directors, the hands behind the carpentry, Jerry Full is our do-it-all guy who works tirelessly building everything from billboards to buildings.


Rick Hopson

Rick Hopson is the GodFather of bike racing in Iowa. He is our VIP director and ┬áselectes the World Cup Wine Walk beverages…that’s why he’s called the Godfather.


Nate Van Der Weide

Nate Van Der Weide volunteers as Host Director for Pro World Cup athletes and also sponsors one of our Individual Amateur Races as owner of Computer Solutions Ltd.

VIP Assistant Director

Rosanne Hopson

Rosanne Hopson is the GodMother of bike racing in Iowa. Along with her husband Rick, she is our hospitality hostess in the VIP zone. She also works in registration.