Eight out of ten women will experience periods of severe depression during their lifetimes, with many such episodes cruelly following childbirth, with the onset of postpartum depression. As an honorary member of the Mental Health Alliance of Maine, and her partnership with local Senator Nancy Sullivan, Kristin is helping to pass legislation that will require all new mothers to be screened by their doctors for postpartum depression. She participates in local fundraisers, including the National Alliance of Mental Illness walk-a-thon (NAMIwalks) to raise funds for programs that support those suffering from mental illness, and to assist their families.
Kristin is married to her best friend and high school sweetheart Bob. Together they are raising three teenage boys. She is a licensed manicurist and nanny, as well as co-host on our show and participates in many of the rides with her husband.
Todd has been an avid motorcyclist since high school and has been a long time supporter of the many causes that RIDIN' STEEL covers. Todd hopes to be able to convey the many positive things that bikers do in support of each other while removing some of the negative stereotypes associated with those who ride. Promoting worthy causes for which so many bikers ride and contribute is his goal.
“The stereotype that exits around those who choose to ride is often unfair and far from the truth", says Todd. "Regardless if riding solo, with a friend, or as part of a motorcycle group, the majority of bikers are hard working individuals who go above and beyond to support a variety of charitable events. I hope that I can help shine some light on these contributions made not only to the specific events but the community and state as a whole.”
Todd holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine and is currently pursuing a C.A.S. in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern Maine. He is a popular middle-school principal and lives with his faithful companion Trey, a golden retriever. He has a daughter, Tasha, who he is very proud of as she works on a degree in public relations and cheers at St. Joseph’s College.
When not riding Todd can often be found on a local golf course participating in his other hobby, which he is not nearly as good at!
When she’s not working with us, she’s busy as a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties, and running her private gardening business "GardenTenders". She also serves on the Board of the Greater Bridgon Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, is an active mom of two, and an advocate for the awareness of bullying, vision disabilities, and Oppositional Defiance Disorder in school-age children. She always has her hand in some community cause, giving her the opportunity to help organize and market many public and fundraising events. In fact, it was on the 2010 Ladies Make-a-Wish ride she co-cordinated, when we discovered Wendy’s natural repoire with the camera, and her fun and relaxed demeanor with the people she interacts with. In her spare time (yeah right!), she enjoys dancing, travel, and billiards. Oh, and if you’re wondering … Yes! She rides, too - Like she stole it!
After having 2 children,18 months apart, I decided that I wanted to be the most influential person in their lives so I gave up my career at the law firm to stay home with my children. I have been running a daycare from my home and am blessed to not only be a positive role model to my own sons, but also many other children who have become such a large part of my life.
(A Big RIDIN' STEEL Thank You to the Bougoin's! Co-founders of our very active and effective "Bikers Against Bullying" program).
Over the last 3 years, more and more often, he has been enjoying giving time working and helping people for special causes with RIDIN’ STEEL with his wife, Barb, beside him. If we all give a little, it will help a lot.
“Ride with heart.” Wraven
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