Thomas Jenkins, along with Tim Richardson, opened the doors of SBC in May of 2000 and ever since has been working full time at SBC. The decade between graduating from Radford University (BBA-Accounting) and opening SBC was either spent in Harrisonburg bike shops and enjoying the great riding around Valley or on the road mountain bike racing around the US. Thomas’ passion for bicycles has him very active with the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition and the local bicycle scene, his favorite time with SVBC is spent building and maintaining the great trails around Harrisonburg. Thomas lives only a few blocks from the shop with his wife Julie and two sons Ethan and Carter, they are frequently seen around town traveling by bicycle as a family. When the shop is slower in the winter Thomas enjoys getting out on the cross country skis especially in the beautiful lands around Canaan Valley, WV.
Tim Richardson’s Cycling passion began early with moms nurturing laugh. Tim’s mechanical training started by coming home from the landfill with project bikes. The bikes were dismantled then resurrected as cycle monsters and sometimes lawn sculpture. Growing up in a rural landscape forced Tim to develop creative means of keeping the bikes rolling along with a mother that supported his odd desire to have all his bikes live in his room.
In 1987 when Collin was still wetting the bed Tim convinced a local cycle shop owner in Dale City that hiring him was the thing to do and bike shops have been home ever since. Although he avoids using tri flow as a lube Tim still revels in the smell as benchmark bike shop smell along with the aroma of fresh rubber.
Tim moved to Harrisonburg in 1992 to attend JMU where he was trained to be a fence-rider via the Philosophy and Anthropology department, Tim currently teaches cycling classes through the JMU Kinesiology department. Tim is developing a website dedicated to drift racing inside bike shops and is pushing hard to have the spec class bike of choice be a 24? Trek 200. Cycling favorites include touring in various countries while singing Black Sabbath tunes in highest voice possible as well as mountain cycling on awkwardly technical terrain. Tim can often be found in his service bay talking to whatever bike is in his stand and loves packing Acai bowls.
Jason Williams is a self proclaimed lover of all things with wheels. After 10 years of pulling packages as a bike messager he traded in his bag for a employee owner position at Independent Fabrication in Boston. In 2006 he decided to leave the hectic city life forever and has since enjoyed a more relaxed lifestyle here in the shenandoah valley working at SBC. These days jason is either skating his backyard ramp, shredding some trails on his Trek Fuel or cruising from the valley to the beach.....and back on his Harley with his wife Emily.
S. Scott Wootten III of adventureseen.com joined the SBC team in April 2012. Scott grew up here in the Shenandoah Valley and a paddling addiction drove him on a whirlwind global whitewater adventure that eventually brought him back home. While studying at Virginia Tech, he started video kayaking in West Virginia on the New & Gauley Rivers for the rafting industry. After a 3 year run with a “real job” as a professional Boy Scout, Scott transitioned back to living the dream as the coach for the Massanutten Snowboard team. When he is not on his Rumblefish, he’s probably playing with his camera, editing videos or chasing the dream. Today he continues to tell stories with videos, telling stories of the cycling community here in the Friendly City. Email him at Scott@shenandoahbicycle.com.
Sam Skidmore, bleeds red white and blue. The pure American Boy, gradgeated from Turner Ashby. He's a native, he likes fishin' for natives when he's not on his bike. He snowboards at Massanutten Resort and scrapes dirt in his back yard pump track in Dayton.
Stephen Proffitt joined Shenandoah Bicycle Company in March of 2015 after four years of frequenting the shop as a customer. During that time he continuously picked the brains of employees, now co-workers for advice on how to work on bikes in his Old South High St. basement “shop.” In some of his formative years, he and his buddy David ran, “High Gear Bike Repair,” the definition of a grassroots bike shop out of the back of Stephen’s mom’s home. It was always trial and error for this aspiring mechanic. A 2015 alumnus of James Madison University, Stephen majored in Journalism (School of Media Arts & Design) while minoring in Sport Communication and Music Industry. He loves steel bikes and the word Salsa, well more so the company, and maybe the chip accessory. He likes Surly too, anything heavy if you notice a trend here. Outside of the shop, he’s probably traveling the nation’s byways catching the band, Phish anywhere he can. He’s got 39 shows under his belt and at 22, he’s proud of that.
Ellen Kasiske shreds! Ellen grew up in NJ in a family of BMX racers. She's been riding bikes since she could walk. Ellen also teaches Skiing and Snowboarding at Massanutten as well as Violin. She's always riding, regularly commuting to work from her house at Massanutten Resort.