Meet Our Board Members

Ken Paduch, President

Ken has been riding with Spokes for 9 years, most recently on his Specialized Roubaix. He enjoys riding with the club both during the week and many Saturdays. Ken’s favorite route is any ride that includes a stop at Veloccino’s in Butler. When he’s not on his bike, you’ll find Ken in his garage, working on his bikes or relaxing on the patio with some bird watching. Ken has found membership to be great for adding new friends, new destinations, and camaraderie to the joy of riding.

Dianna Kilgalen, Vice President & Ride Coordinator

Dianna, has enjoyed Spokes membership for over six years. She enjoys rides that take her out for challenges in the countryside – especially those that start/end at Falling Branch brewery. Dianna rides with Spokes during the week and leads rides for us on Saturdays on her favorite bike, a Trek Emond SL7. Being a member of Spokes has brought many new and wonderful friends into her life, and when she’s not on her bike, you can find Dianna enjoying her many other hobbies, including watercolor painting, stained glass, and repurposing old furniture.

Howard Zickefoose, Treasurer

Howard joined Spokes in 2017 after meeting Ken Paduch in a spinning class. He enjoys riding his Trek
Emonda on longer country rides on Saturdays with the club. He also leads our Wednesday evening
rides that always seems to include Aldino Rd., his favorite road in Harford County. Off his bike, you’ll find
Howard swimming and working out at the Arena Club, because as he puts it “I love cooking and eating,
hence the workouts.” Howard has found it a pleasure to meet new people and learn about cycling from
other Spokes members.

Brenda McCarthy, Secretary

Brenda’s six-year membership with Spokes has brought many wonderful people into her life that she now calls friends. Brenda usually rides midweek and some Saturdays, and in fact, she and husband Paul lead our Thursday night rides. Her favorite routes include “Keith’s Mahan” as well as rides to Concord Point Coffee in Havre de Grace. Off her bike, you’ll find Brenda working at the job she’s held for 26 years, or outdoors on other adventures like hiking in National Parks. She also enjoys relaxing in exotic beach locations such as St. Lucia, Mexico, or Belize!

Kim Burch, Member-at-Large

Kim joined Spokes in 2017 and loves to ride her Trek 5200 when she’s out on the road with us – especially any route that drops her into Susquehanna State Park. Kim enjoys both weeknight and weekend rides and when she’s not riding, she’s out hiking or working on projects in her new home. She also loves traveling and camping and scrapbooking about her many adventures. Being a part of Spokes has brought a whole new community of friends into her life, as she was new to Harford County back then. She also appreciates that Spokes offers a variety of rides and experiences for all levels of riders.

Jeff Dove, Member-at-Large

As a member of Spokes for about 11 years, Jeff loves the camaraderie and fun of riding with other club members. He rides a 2014 Cannondale Synapse and enjoys routes such as the Castleton Loop and the route formally known as the Eagle’s Nest (the route still exists though sadly the tree and the nest were taken out by a storm).  You’ll usually find him out riding on Sundays and when he’s not riding, well you’d find Jeff enjoying his new pole barn working on cars and bikes or working on his model trains – that would be the H/O scale for all you model train enthusiasts!

Dagmar Sachs, Member-at-Large

Dagmar has been a Spokes member for 12 years, and owns several bikes including her 2018 Trek
Project 1 Emonda SLR-9 road bike. She finds the “3Bs” ride a great challenge, yet also loves rides along
the eastern shore and the C&D canal. A fan of traveling, baking and socializing with friends and family,
you might also find Dagmar swimming at the Y or in the Bush river when she’s not out riding. She is
grateful for the husband, supportive friends and many biking adventures that Spokes membership has
brought into her life.

Keith Munski, Member-at-Large

Keith has been a member of the Spokes for seven years. In addition, to serving as a member0at-large, Keith has done an excellent job managing the design, order & delivery of our Spokes bike jerseys for several years. Keith most often rides with the club midweek and enjoys any route that finishes with a climb up Glennville Road. When he’s not out on his Giant Contend, you can find Keith enjoying time with family and friends. Keith finds that riding with Spokes has made him a more confident rider and he enjoys the camaraderie and support that membership with Spokes has added to his life!

Gwen Paduch, Member-at-Large

Gwen has been a member for three years. After a bike accident, Gwen switched to riding a Specialized Como Ebike, which allows her more freedom to ride with the club both midweek and Saturdays. Being a club member has brought new friends and greater confidence to her riding experience. When not on her bike, you’ll find Gwen at work, either developing eLearning courses or providing Spiritual Direction, or she’s in her sewing room creating quilts.

Scott Scranton, Member-at-Large

Scott has been riding with Spokes for two years, and just joined the board in 2022. He rides a Giant Defy and you’ll usually find him out on the roads helping to lead the Tuesday night hill series rides. Scott has been involved in numerous athletic abilities throughout his life and has always enjoyed the connection this brings. In addition to biking, Scott enjoys a great run.