Vittoria Katanski

Director

Vittoria is the Executive Director of Hatch Detroit and Director of the Tour de Troit.  She has spent the majority of her career and personal life working on positive projects in the City of the Detroit. Using a combination of her background in Marketing and Urban Planning she has been able to provide unique ways to move the city forward through the creation of targeted neighborhood marketing efforts, and creation of area specific events. She is a resident of the City of Detroit, and believes the City to be one of the best places to live and raise a family. She resides in West Village with her husband, son and three dogs. She is a runner, a rower with the Detroit Boat Club Crew, and cures her own meats.

 

Mike Gentile 

Tour de Troit Sponsorship Coordinator

Mike Gentile is a marketing and fundraising professional with more than fifteen years of experience in sponsorship, grant writing, and communication strategy. In addition to Tour de Troit, he has provided marketing and sales support to a variety of cycling organizations including Detroit Bikes, International Bicycle Center in Boston, and American Cycle & Fitness. Gentile earned his degree in communication from Rutgers University and is a 2015 Leadership Detroit graduate.

 

Carolyn Geck

Carolyn joined the Tour de Troit team in April 2018 and serves as the volunteer coordinator. As the Director of Development for the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, she spends her days writing grants, fundraising, and event planning to empower Detroit's youth. Carolyn is a member of the Board of Directors for Opera MODO, working to promote the development of community programs in order to engage a wider audience. She has volunteered with Tour de Troit and Marche du Nain Rouge for the last five years. 

 

David Kirby

Ride Director

David joined the Tour de Troit in 2017. He started competitively bike racing in college and started running soon thereafter. 10 years, countless centuries, 3 Ironman finishes, and 100+ marathons later he is thrilled to use his experience as a participant to ensure everyone in every Tour event has the best possible experience!

 

Tour de Troit Board of Directors

Bil Lusa – Wireless Approval Consultants – Board Chair

Kenneth Cockrel, Jr. – Habitat for Humanity Detroit

Michael Darga -- Giffels Webster

Brian Hurttienne – Christian Hurtienne Architects  - Secretary

Lisa Nuszkowski – Downtown Detroit Partnership

Phil Rivera – Detroit Institute of Arts

Steven Roach – Miller Canfield, League of Michigan Bicyclists - Treasurer

Sommer Woods – M1 Rail

 

Founders

Kelli Kavanaugh -- Wheelhouse Detroit

Vittoria Katanski