Board of Directors
Tyler Wren, President and Founder
Tyler Wren started his 13-year professional cycling career in college. He carries the distinction of being the domestic professional rider with the longest tenure on his team, Jamis-Hagens Berman. Cycling taught Tyler that there is no limit to the work that can be done to become a better athlete and he has applied this lesson to starting his own business, Wrenegade Sports, LLC, and several years later founding Wrenegade Foundation.
Now retired from professional cycling Tyler is motivated by community building. His service as the first President of the Board of Directors will allow him to leave his mark on the Foundation guiding strategic planning and future board leaders.
Education: Princeton University A.B. in Economics with a Certificate in Finance, graduate study at School of Business University at Albany
Board service: New York Bicycling Coalition
David Lane, Secretary
David Lane brings a wealth of experience with agriculture and agriculture-related businesses to the Wrenegade Foundation board. David, his wife Julie, and their two sons operate Snow Farm Vineyard and Winery, Vermont’s first commercial grape vineyard and winery, and Crescent Bay Farm. In addition to his deep roots in South Hero, Vermont, David has over 20 years of economic development, financial, and technical assistance expertise.
Through his service at Wrenegade Foundation, David looks forward to delving into issues that exist between cyclists and people who enjoy agri-tourism and the farms and farmers that work in Vermont and beyond.
Education: University of Vermont, B.S. in Animal Science
Professional Experience: Chief Executive Officer of Snow Farm Winery, LLC; Senior Vice President at Yankee Farm Credit, ACA; Owner, Crescent Bay Farm; Deputy Secretary for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM); Executive Director for the Intervale Center; Director of Lending for the Vermont Community Loan Fund
Board Service: Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Chair, Vice Chair, and Flexible Capital Fund Committee Member; Lake Champlain Islands Economic Development Corporation; Champlain Valley Exposition; Grand Isle County Farm Bureau; Central Vermont Public Service Renewable Development Fund; Vermont 25 x 25 Committee; UVM Extension Advisory Board; Vermont Fresh Network; Vermont Angus Association; Northern Vermont RC&D; Lake Champlain Housing Development Corporation; South Hero Land Trust; South Hero School Board; South Hero Select Board
Bobby Bailey, Treasurer
Skills and board contributions: Bobby Bailey is a certified USA Cycling Coach. He owns 1K2GO, an endurance sport company specializing in coaching athletes, team management based in Burlington. In 2013 he began the Dealer.com-EverBank Cycling Team, a program that matches 10 of Vermont’s fastest men and women and three junior cyclists with two successful Vermont businesses. In doing so, Bobby and his team paved the way for the participating athletes’ success and built greater brand awareness for the sponsoring companies.
To the Wrenegade Foundation board, Bobby brings marketing talent, a passion for promoting healthy lifestyles, and a natural ability to bring people together.
Education: Saint Michael’s College B.S. Biology
Professional experience: Senior Manager, Managed Social & Copywriting at Dealer.com, Burlington, VT; owner, athlete, and coach at 1K2Go, Burlington, VT; Police K9 Officer, Burlington, VT; Event Marketing at FUSE, Winooski, VT; Sponsorship Coordinator at SmartFUEL Energy Foods, Burlington, VT