Meet Our Members

A motorcycle engine is comprised of many different and unique parts. It takes a collaborative unit to power change.

We’re a diverse group of caring women who possess a wide range of talents, backgrounds and professions. Though each of us bring value to the organization in our own way, everyone involved exhibits one common trait—dedication.

Our Members:

  • Beth - Member since 2010

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I wanted to help other people while they fight breast cancer.

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    My sister is a 12 year fighter and still is fighting; her strength and outlook is simply amazing and very humbling for me.

    My motorcycle:
    2011Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe

    Personal:
    I have 2 wonderful daughters, 2 handsome grandsons. I also have 2 gorgeous 4 legged boys, my forever babies. I work in the insurance industry; I enjoy walking, reading, crafts, playing with my puppies, riding my motorcycle

  • Carmen - Co-founder of Ribbon Riders

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer: 

    Not personally, the statistics are staggering and this is something there is a really need for.

    My motorcycle:
    2011 Purple and Black Harley Davidson Street Glide. Started with a pearl white 750 Honda Shadow a long time ago.

    Personal:
    I am a proud wife, mother of two beautiful young women, oldest daughter of three, proud aunt and outstanding “Mima” (grandmother). I have worked in the Travel Industry for a little over 20 years, currently at Universal Orlando. I enjoy spending time with my family, riding my motorcycle, raising awareness and money for breast cancer and our troops.

  • Cher - Member since 2012

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I saw first-hand what a wonderful job the organization does with funds received.  I’ve ridden with the group to homes of women who are awarded help.  It is an awesome experience

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    I have volunteered  and been a prior board member  for Susan G. Komen for 16 years ,  Recently I  lost a dear friend at age of  29 to stage 4 breast cancer.  She was diagnosed at age 21 and fought for 8 years.

    My motorcycle:
    Harley Davidson Sportster

    Personal:
    I am an Insurance Acct Ops Manager, and in my spare time I enjoy volunteering with Ribbon Riders and Susan G. Komen

  • Dorothy - 2014 Ribbon Rider of The Year- Member since 2013

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I have a passion to help others

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    My Grandmother passed away from breast cancer; I also have several clients that are going treatment and losing their hair.

    Personal:
    Married, one son, one beautiful granddaughter, I own a hair salon, and I love to spend time with family.

  • Jennifer - Member since 2013

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I wanted to help men and women affected by breast cancer.

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    I have been diagnosed twice with breast cancer the first time was in 2005, and 2012 I was diagnosed for the second time.

    Personal:
    I am single, and a proud mother of two children, Michael and Heather, Ialso have four beautiful grandchildren, Destiny, Alyssa, Trenton and James I love to garden, read, spend time with family and go for a ride every chance I get.

  • Karen - Co-founder of Ribbon Riders

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I wanted to help women and men who are fighting breast cancer

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    My Mother is a 12 year survivor

    My motorcycle:
    2012Harley Davidson Heritage Softail.

    Personal:
    Single but taken…, I have 4 very protective Sons, 2 beautiful Granddaughters, 2 handsome Grandsons, 2 Grand dogs, 6 or 7 Grand cats!!!, I work for  Municipality Insurance as a Underwriter, and I am  Owner of “Always Home” Pet & House Sitting,  my favorite ride was the summer of  “The Girls Ride to NH” great riding, great friends & great FUN!Looking forward to riding the Women’s Freedom Ride from SC to CA this summer!

  • Kim - Current Secretary- Member since 2013

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I wanted to help breast cancer patients and I like motorcycles.

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    I have four friends that are survivors and my best friend lost her battle three years ago.

    Personal:
    I have two beautiful daughters, Tori and Tara, an amazing boyfriend who rides a Honda CBR, I like to workout, sew and do crafts, go for motorcycle rides and spend time at the beach, I hope to have my own bike by the end of 2013.

  • Laura - Member since 2013

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I want to be able to give to others the way the Ribbon Riders gave to me and my family.

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    In February of 2012, I was diagnosed with stage 4 Breast Cancer

    Personal:
    I am married to my rock Davy, who has stood by my side through all of this. We have 2 boys that keep us on our toes. Right now I am a full time warrior in my fight against cancer, a stay at home mom and full time student. We spend a lot of time as a family at sporting events for the kids and our newest passion is fishing.

  • Lisa - Co-Founder of Ribbon Riders

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    To help those in need while fighting breast cancer

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    Yes, Step mother had breast cancer at the age of 80

    My motorcycle:
    2012 Harley Davidson Street Glide

    Personal:
    Widowed, I have 1 son, 2 step sons, and 7 grandkids (6 boys, 1 girl) ages 5 months to 16 years.  I have worked as Vice-President for a Stucco contractor for 21 years; I also like to do all kinds of crafts

  • Maria - Co-Founder of Ribbon Riders

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    It’s simple, I want to help people. It gives me great satisfaction to know that my contribution truly does make a difference.

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    My Aunt passed away from breast cancer.

    My motorcycle:
    1200C Harley Davidson Sportster

    Personal:
    I have an amazing partner, Chad, and we have four furry children (two that bark and two that purr).  I am the Business Manager for a family of Sporting Good/Firearms stores,  I also co-host  Cycle Rider Radio, a motorcycle radio show that airs Sunday mornings at 8:00am on 740am The Game. I enjoy spending time with my family, trips to the beach, exploring the back-roads on my motorcycle, travel, island music and shooting.

  • Mel - Member since 2009

    My motorcycle:
    2007Harley Davidson Street Glide and 2013 Harley Davidson CVO Road King

    Personal:
    Married to my best friend, we have 2 “four-legged kids”, Labrador Retrievers and a reef full of underwater wonders. I am a Project coordinator for the Power Industry. I love to spend time with my family and friends, riding my motorcycle, and traveling

  • Nancy - Member since 2013

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I needed to be part of something that supported women (and men) who are going through breast cancer. I saw all the pain, suffering and hardships that were caused from the disease and the harsh side effects from the standard treatments.  I saw people who were less knowledgeable than me struggling to live through the horror, looking for ways to deal with everything and I just wanted to see if there was something I could do to help.

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer in July 2008 Initially I was told that I had to have a mastectomy.  I dealt with the dx by combining chemotherapy and also using many complementary and alternative methods of healing to counter the nasty side effects of the toxic treatments. I refused surgery, additional chemotherapy treatments and radiation. My oncologist tells me that she cannot find anything wrong with me now. July 2013 will be my 5-year mark.

    Personal:
    I am divorced and have a daughter who, along with her husband, has recently had twin girls.   Currently I am working doing tech support, customer service, but have owned my own business in the past and have experience in many different types of work from financial, real estate and insurance, as well as sales and marketing. In my “spare” time, I like to make jewelry, mostly earrings and bracelets.  But I also sew and make things for the house.  I have even tried making a few little quilts for the babies.

  • Nancy - Member since 2009

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I believe in what we do. Keeping the money local and helping people to stay in their homes, pay their electric etc., whatever they need.

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    My sister had a lumpectomy last year and my sister in law is a survivor.

    My motorcycle:
    2011 Harley Davidson sportster super low

    Personal:
    Married to Paul (PJ). Have a  Daughter Angela, and  a Son Nick , and  two  Stepsons-Justin (Alex) and Jason, I work  for  Software Sales Company,   I like to garden, read, surf the Internet and of course, ride my motorcycle

  • Pam W - Member since 2010

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I am a Survivor and Ribbon Riders is a great way for me to pay it forward.

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    I am a 10 yr Breast Cancer Survivor; and I lost my friend Laura to Breast Cancer in 2008 (see her story in our book).

    My motorcycle:
    My husband has always ridden motorcycles and I started riding with him in 2004. We have a red 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad Cruiser.

    Personal:
    Married to my and best pal, Robert for over 30 years. We have a daughter, Jennifer and four cats. Each of us has one sister. I’m originally from CT and he from OH. We’ve been in FL for 36 yrs. My folks are close by and we see them often. I am an Accounting Manager, and I enjoy Riding with my husband, puttering in my house or yard, collecting southwestern stuff, traveling, shopping, visiting lighthouses and wineries, BC awareness, attending MC events, spending time with friends and family. We also support The Russell Home, St. Jude’s and the USO.

  • Pamela - Co-founder of Ribbon Riders

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    Looking for a women’s riding group – women with similar interests and outlook on life

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    My mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor.

    My motorcycle:
    2011 Harley Davidson Street Glide

    Personal:
    Married to Bob for 22 years. I work in financial planning and investments industry. I like motorcycle touring, riding with friends, trying new restaurants.

  • Renee - Member since 2009

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I am a 17 year Breast Cancer Survivor, who wants to give back, I am a fighter

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    Unfortunately it is a family thing; my Mother and role model was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. I was diagnosed in 1995 with right breast cancer. Just we both were in recovery in 1997, my Sister was diagnosed. She fought strong and hard but lost her battle at age 46.

    My motorcycle:
    I have a pink Can Am Spyder; I started riding at age 60.

    Personal:
    I am Nurse Case Manager in skilled nursing facility, Divorced, I have 3 children and soon to be 3 grandchildren, I also 3 step grandchildren that live in Ohio.

  • Sandy (Sparkles) - Member since 2010

    I joined Ribbon Riders because: 

    Wanted to meet some ladies who rode motorcycles & found Ribbon Riders to be a worthwhile organization.

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    I have a dear friend who is a survivor

    My motorcycle:
    I currently ride a 2010 Harley Davidson Street Glide; in 2006 I took the MSF course on a Harley Davidson Dyna Lowrider.  Hit the road & love it more each day!

    Personal:
    Lee is my Man, met in 1991, married since 2000.   He rides a 2010 HD Road Glide.   With his support & patience, I learned to ride.   My loving family, Son Billy married to Katie (1st grandbaby any day now), Stepson Pat, Grand dog Layla & Gracie, our Havanese puppy who loves to rides.  I have a Career in Banking for over 20 years now.   My interests riding anywhere/anytime, family time, vacationing, shopping, arts & crafts, aerobics, dining out and all holidays.   Some of my most memorable riding trips – Southwest AZ, NM, CO & UT – Yellowstone, WY & MT – Blue Ridge Parkway & Skyline Dr up to NH – Sturgis, SD.  I am looking forward to my next road trip.  What beautiful country!

  • Stacey - Current Vice President- Member since 2009

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I was looking for a group a women that enjoyed riding and have a passion what they do

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    I have not personally been touched by breast cancer, However I lost  my sweet  friend  Diana in 2011 to Breast cancer, and I have met many amazing men and women along the  way who are fighters

    My motorcycle:
    2011 Harley Davidson CVO Street Glide.

    Personal:
    Married to my soul mate Phil since 2001 who also rides; I have 2 Step-adult children (Matt and Jessica) and proud Gama to my amazing Granddaughter. Matt rides a 2009 Street Glide, 3 brothers who all ride; known as Aunt Stacey to many. Can’t forget I also have Fur children and Quaker Parrot too.  I am a Leave of Absence Case Manager, at benefits out scouring company, I enjoy spending time with my Family, making new friends, discovering new back roads and taking time to enjoy the old ones.

  • Susan - Member since 2009

    I joined Ribbon Riders because: 

    I wanted to become more involved, and I have an interest in breast cancer awareness

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    My mother, her sister and my father’s sister are/were all survivors of breast cancer. My mother’s Great -grandmother also had breast cancer.

    My motorcycle:
    I currently ride a 2007 Softail Deluxe; I started riding on a Ride a 50th Anniversary Sportster. Riding my own bike since September 2009 but have been riding with my husband since 2002.

    Personal:
    I am a Florida native; I am a mother of 2 sons of whom I am very proud of. I am married to a wonderful husband who is also responsible for my interest in riding a motorcycle, I am adjuster for insurance company, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, riding my motorcycle, music/art festivals, the beach, exploring new places.

  • Teri - Member since 2012

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I wanted to help breast cancer patients and found out the Ribbon Riders are a great group of gals, which love to ride and help people

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    My Mother and Mother-in-law both have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

    My motorcycle:
    2010 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail, I have been riding since 1980

    Personal:
    Married, I have 1 daughter, 2 stepdaughters, 1 awesome grandson, and 3 beautiful granddaughters. I am a Service Technician for a Utility Company;    I love to ride my horses and my iron horse.

  • Tina - Current President- Member since 2012

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    Great mission, and great group of people to work and ride with.

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    My grandmother, Lautrelle McCall, was an 8-year survivor; Diagnosed at age 84, she was always, and continues to be, an inspiration to me with all the personal and health issues she encountered throughout her life; She will forever be the strength that keeps me charged to stand and fight this battle– to help others to become survivors like her.

    My motorcycle:
    During the week I ride a Kawasaki Concours, and a HD Street Glide on the weekends.

    Personal:
    I have 4 dogs, which ARE my kids; I enjoy staying fit and riding motorcycles. I also ride a motorcycle for a living; and  dedicate much of my time to finding ways to benefit the organization.

  • Yamany - Member since 2008

    I joined Ribbon Riders because:
    I wanted to give back to an organization that provided service to me and my family in our time of need

    Have I been personally touched by breast cancer:
    I am a survivor.

    Personal:
    Married for 25 years to my amazing husband and best friend Michael. I am a Mother of 5 wonderful children 4 boys and 1 girl. Grandma to two beautiful granddaughters ages 7 and 3. I am a Teacher and I also volunteer for Susan G Komen

  • Not pictured: Carol, Mary, Lynn, Dee Dee

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