Meet Our Ride Staff

Van Brinson

Van Brinson

World T.E.A.M. Sports CEO and President, Van Brinson rode the 2010 Sea to Shining Sea. A past Face of America participant, Van served in the US Marine Corps. An avid cyclist, he lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and two children.

Marki Burnett

Marki Burnett

A graduate of the University of Missouri, Marki Burnett is a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. Reporting for Basic School in the fall, she is from Jefferson City, Missouri.

Nathan Ryan Byam-Mooney

Nathan Byam-Mooney

A recent Boston University graduate, the East Longmeadow, Massachusetts native is an avid Boston sports fan. Nathan Byam-Mooney has a great love for photography and will pursue a career as a Naval aviator.

Mike Claver

Mike Claver

A director of the 2010 and 2012 Sea to Shining Sea cross-country rides, Mike Claver currently serves as a Pastor at his Morton, Illinois church and teaches disaster preparedness at Illinois State University.

Courtney Chambliss

Courtney Chambliss

From Santa Clarita California, Courtney Chambliss is a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. She enjoys camping, hiking, swimming, running and raising pigs.

Austin Galusza

Austin Galusza

A junior at the Pomfret School, Austin Galusza enjoys discovering new places by foot or by bike. He plans to become a filmmaker and will video document the CanAm ride.

Howard Hill

Howard Hill

A past participant in the Sea to Shining Sea cross-country ride, Bloomington, Illinois resident Howard Hill works for State Farm Insurance. An active runner and cyclist, he has finished 13 marathons.

Jonathan Knapp

Jonathan Knapp

A recent Boston University graduate, Jonathan Knapp is an Eagle Scout and a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marines. Enjoying hiking and sailing, he will work on a ranch this summer.

Brinson Langley

Brinson Langley

University of North Carolina at Greensboro student Brinson Langley is a six time participant in the Face of America ride. He has also participated in other outdoor events. A social media specialist.

Juan Lopez

Juan D. Lopez

A College of Engineering student at Boston University, Juan Lopez is a 3/c midshipman and hopes to become a Navy SEAL. Originally from Colombia, he is passionate about outdoor activities.

Bridget McCoy

An MIT Senior studying aerospace engineering, Bridget McCoy is active in the Navy ROTC. The Aurora, Illinois resident enjoys hiking, running and camping, and many other outdoor activities.

Brian Petras

Brian Petras

Brian Petras serves as the team mechanic. A participant of several World T.E.A.M. Sports events, Brian is currently pursuing an education at Ohio’s Kent State University.

Anna Quinn

Anna Quinn

Oakdale, New York resident Anna Quinn serves as the Administration Support Manager for World T.E.A.M. Sports. An avid hiker and camper, Anna is also an experienced photographer who has traveled outside of the country with her husband and children.

Richard Rhinehart

Richard Rhinehart

Director of Communications for World T.E.A.M. Sports, Richard Rhinehart is active in cycling, hiking and cave exploration. Based in Denver, Richard previously worked for USA Cycling, VeloNews and Womens’ Adventure Magazine.

Marlana Robles

Marlana Robles

A retired veteran who spent nearly 22 years of active duty in the US Marine Corps, Marlana Robles lives in a small town near Louisville, Kentucky. She has engaged in numerous veteran and civilian volunteer programs. A proud mother of three grown children, two being Marines, Marlana has two grandsons.

MaryAnn Rosolino

MaryAnn Rosolino

A volunteer for the Face of America and other events, MaryAnn Rosolino’s Marine Corps father was wounded in the Korean War. The American Portfolios employee enjoys travel, reading and event planning, and is close to her daughter.

Rachel Saunders

Rachel Saunders

A recent Boston College graduate, Rachel Saunders enjoys cycling, surfing, hiking and photography. Her interest in Latin America will lead to a year-long immersion program in Ecuador this Fall.

Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson

A Boston University graduate, Michael Simpson is a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. A staff member at the 2012 Sea to Shining Sea ride and Face of America volunteer, Michael is from Lodi, New Jersey.

Margo Smutnick

Margo Smutnick

A crossfit trainer and 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps, Margo Smutnick is from Pomfret Center , Connecticut. She is a finisher of the Tough Mudder at Mount Snow, Vermont.

Brianna Webb

Brianna Webb

An Indiana University senior majoring in Nutrition Science and Pre-Med, Brianna Webb enjoys boating, running and spending time with her friends. A resident of Southern Indiana, Brianna aspires to become a Pediatric Oncologist.

Sandra White

An active volunteer and fundraiser with Face of America and Sea to Shining Sea, Sandra White loves travel and animals. Married for 30 years, her son is a third generation Marine who was stationed in Iraq.

Josh Zins

Josh Zins

An avid runner and cyclist, Josh Zins also enjoys backpacking, kayaking and white water rafting. From Washington, New Jersey, Josh is a Naval ROTC student at Boston University.