Sierra Nevada Connections Announces New Executive Appointment

March 12, 2021

Joe Coddington Joins as Events Director for Running with the Bears™ and Bear Growl Gravel Grinder™

CHICO, CA (March 12, 2021) — Sierra Nevada Connections today announced that Joe Coddington joins as Events Director to run the organizations’ two largest fundraising events, Running with the Bears™ and Bear Growl Gravel Grinder.

Joe brings decades of event operations, management, and logistics experience to SNC. He’s worked with AMGEN Tour of California, Bigsley Event House, Optum, Cytomax, FASTER, Tri-Sport, Ring of Fire Race Series, UnitedHealthcare, Spintacular Entertainment, Subaru, Stewart Transportation Solutions, Hincapie Sports, Anschutz Entertainment Group, Autism Speaks Inc., Renegade Race Series, and Ravenswood Event Services.

Joe is a former professional cyclist and was a USMC National Cycling Champion. He competed at the elite level until 2008. During that time, Joe founded Asheville Youth Cycling, a youth cycling nonprofit that still operates today in Asheville, NC, his hometown. Upon retiring from professional cycling, he managed the events program of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team then joined forces with Project Hero to bring his unique life experience to improve the veteran ride experience through cycling rehabilitation. Most recently, he was running Pedal Productions, his event management company in Chicago.

Joe honorably served as a United States Marine from 1990-1995 and is working towards his B.A. in Entrepreneurship at Western Carolina University. He will be based in the Chico office.

“Joe, with his incredible experience, is going to bring our signature fundraising events, Running with Bears and the Bear Growl Gravel Grinder, to a whole new level,” said Dr. Shauna Rossington,DBA, LMFT, Sierra Nevada Connections Executive Director. “We are overjoyed to have him as an integral part of our team.”

For more information, please contact Sierra Nevada Connections.

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About Sierra Nevada Connections 

Sierra Nevada Connections is a non-profit community-based organization with a Mission Statement of being committed to ensuring stability and life-sustaining changes for foster and adoptive children. Since 1986, Sierra Nevada Connections has been providing quality and innovative family placements by matching a child to a home; regardless of ethnicity, age, special needs or unique circumstances. SNC is passionate about finding loving foster and adoptive homes where children can grow, flourish, and reach their highest potential. With offices in Chico and Reno, Sierra Nevada Connections services families and children throughout California and Nevada. SierraNC.org 

Media Inquiries for Sierra Nevada Connections

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