BIA Cares 2018 Holiday Bike Drive Thank You!

Because of the generosity of so many, BIA Cares purchased and provided 323 bicycles for this year’s “BIA Cares Holiday Bike Drive.” Each year bikes are given to under privileged children in San Diego County.  Here’s our list of generous donors and Bike Drive recipients:

  • Copley-Price YMCA Holiday Event (Low income & disadvantage kids program)
  • Anybody Can Youth Foundation(Low income afterschool study program and boxing gym for kids in Southeast San Diego
  • Promises2Kids Foundation (Child abuse prevention & foster care support provider)
  • San Diego Unified Schools (Selected kids from the lowest income families in the school system. V. Derek Morris, Vice Principal & Coordinator of program)
  • San Diego Community Solutions (Children dealing with domestic & family abuse program)
  • Pro-Kids Golf Academy & Learning Center (Low income afterschool kids program)
  • Navy Seal Family Foundation (Families with a Navy SEAL family overseas on deployment)
  • S. Marine Corps – Miramar (Families with a loved one on deployment)
  • USO Program on the USS Midway (Lowest income Navy families in San Diego)
  • Sweetwater Springs Elementary (Low income family holiday program, Southeast SD)
  • South Bay Community Services(Low income and disadvantaged youth)
  • Barrio Station (Neighborhood outreach program for families living in Barrio Logan)
  • Camp Pendleton Marines Families (Low income military families)
  • United Cerebral Palsy (On behalf of Bike Drive Co-Founder, Mark McMillin Family)

A very special THANK YOU to Eric Jones, BIA’s very own Santa’s Helper, who has devoted his time, talent and love for community to this annual project for the past 23 years. For the 2019 Holiday Bike Drive, Eric has set his sights on “500” bikes for kids; we hope you will plan to help us achieve this goal…we can’t do it without YOU!

Also a big THANK YOU to the Bike Delivery Elves!!

Boyd Masing, Masing Construction Company ~ Randy Newhard, New Way Landscape  Denise Thompson, Western Towing ~ Craig Mohns, Benchmark Landscape and Jim Shaw for use of his personal truck. 


Thank YOU for your Generosity!


Aaron Parker, SB&O Inc. ~ Alan Jones, AJJ Associates ~ Alan Nevin, Xpera Group

Alex Plishner, Lennar ~ Allen Potter, Mitek Builder Products

 April Gingras, Pardee Homes ~ Barbara Metz, Metz Public Relations

Bob Clines, Constellation Realty Management ~ Bob Cummings, Chelsea Investment Co.

Borre Winckel, BIA ~ Boyd Masing, Masing Construction

Brendan Hayes, Fairfield Residential ~ Brian Lintner, California Fire Stop

Briar Belair,            ColRich ~ Brigitte Adams, Barre59 ~ Carl Henderson, NV5

Cassandra Nestoroff, Creative Mines ~ Catharine Shelby, Cornerstone Communities

Chaz Hinz, bemortgage ~ Chris Blanchard, JD Reinforcing

Chris Hall, Hallmark Communities

Christina Brown, Christina Oczkowski Brown Fine Art Photography,

Craig Benedetto, California Strategies ~ Cyndi Beilman, Surety Associates of S.California

Dan Taylor, Interior Logic Group ~ Danielle Morone, Gatzke Dillon & Balance LLP

Dave Hammar, Hunsaker & Associates ~ Dave Henderson, Engel & Volkers

David Gatzke, H.G. Fenton Company ~ David Gomez, Brady Seal

David Stearn, Beazer Homes ~ Debra Patterson ~ Dennis Martin, Nikkiso America

Don Lewis, Verizon Connect ~ Duane Stroobosscher, Utility Specialists

Eric Armstrong, Fuscoe Engineering ~ Erika Moody, Design Line Interiors

Etta Smith, Generation Contracting ~ Frank Murch, Signs For San Diego

Frank Trovato, Interior Logic Group ~ Gary Christensen,            MSI

Gina Papandrea, GDC Communities ~ Graeme Gabriel, ColRich

Heather Riley, Allen Matkins ~ Infill Development Company,

Jack Gallagher, Dahlin Group ~ Jack Robson, Cornerstone Communities

 Jade Celentano, Pacific Green Landscape

James Attwood, Pardee Homes ~ Jasen Torbett, Shea Homes

Jason Bellamy, Alta Drywall ~ Jason Coriano, Metro San Diego

Jeannette Temple, Atlantis Group ~ Jeff Chine, Allen Matkins

Jeff O’Conner, Homefed Corp. ~ Jeffrey Bare, Interior Logic Group

Jennifer McCarthy, Swinerton Builders, ~ Jesse Kleist, KB Homes

Jessica Nishiura, Hunsaker & Associates ~ Jo-Anne Redwood, Capstone Studios

John LaRaia, H.G. Fenton Company ~ John Ponder, Sheppard Mullin

John Propst, HomeTeam Pest Defense ~ Josh Schroeder, SB&O, Inc.

Josh Vasbinder, The Dinerstein Companies ~ JT Barr, Schmidt Design Group

Justin Cox, Xpera Group ~ Justin Kollman, bemortgage

Karen Richards, Simpson Strong Tie ~ Kathleen Riser, Atlantis Group

Katie Yee, Latitude 33 ~ Kay Grimes, Davidson Communities

 Kelly Mercado, Marjan Stone ~ Kelly Speer, VCAT

Ken Sauder, Wakeland Housing & Development Corp. ~ Kent Aden, Homefed Corp.

Kim Baranek, Baranek Consulting Group, Inc. ~ Kim Holmes, Atlas Property  Service

Kristine Alessio, City of La Mesa ~ Lance Waite, Integral Communities

Laura Wilson, Wilson HOA Consulting aka The HOA Queen

Lisa & Chris Pedersen, Discount Tire ~ Lora Heramb, The Heramb Charitable Foundation

Lori Carpenter, First American Title ~ Marc Kaplan, Michael Ehrenfield Company

Marco Sessa, Sudberry Properties ~ Mark McMillin, The Corky McMillin Cos.

Mark Scherrer, Union Bank ~ Mary Chaparro, Chaparro & Nash

Melissa Stayner, LGC Valley Geotechnical ~ Melissa Stern, C&S Companies

Mellody Lock, Affirmed Housing ~ Mike Mahoney, Ryan Companies

Mike McSweeney, BIA ~ Mr. and Mrs. Jordan, Jordan Charitable Trust

Nancy Scull, Sheppard Mullin ~ Nathan Schmid, So. California Housing Collaborative

Nick Lee, Baldwin & Sons ~ Patricia Bradley, Miele

Patricia Edmondson, Cornerstone Communities ~ Patrick & Nancy Diamond, BIA

Paul Barnes, Shea Homes ~ Pete Weickert, Quadra Management Capital

Peter Piller, DPFG ~ Rachel Schindler, JMR, Inc. ~ Randy Safino, SB&O Inc.

Ranie Hunter, RH Consulting Group, LLC ~ Raphael DiBianco, KB Homes

Rich Gustafson, Citymark Development ~ Richard Gentry, SD Housing Commission

Rita Brandin, Newland  Communities ~ Rita Mahoney, Colrich

Robert MacGuire, Income Property Advisors ~ Robert Weichelt, Weichelt Real Estate

Rosemary Cooper, JPI ~ Ryan Kirk, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage

Ryan Martin, Hunsaker & Associates ~ Ryan Swenson, Simpson Strong Tie

Sacha Mackels, Tax & Financial Group ~ Sandra Crist, Hy-Lang Electric

Scott Molloy, Newland Communities ~ Sedonia Weathersby

Shannon Gaunt, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage ~ Shannon Tarbell, Interior Logic Group

Stacie Greene, Over the Moon Sales & Advertising ~ Steve Grimes, Xpera Group

Sunit Patel, DPFG ~ Susan Husband, Meridian Communities

Teri Shusterman, Hy-Lang Electric ~ Tim Birch, Hunsaker & Associates

Tim Hutter, Allen Matkins ~ Tina Villa, Design Line Interior

Tito Traing, Repro Haus ~ Tom Schwiebert, FNTG

Tony Pauker, Brookfield Homes ~ Travis Schamber, Schamber Electric

Trish Edmondson, Cornerstone Communities ~ Tyler Martin, J. Whalen Associates

 Tyler Sandstrom, New Pointe Communities ~ Ure Kretowicz, Cornerstone Communities  Victor Krebs, Colliers International ~ Virginia Van Hespen

Whidney Hawthorne, Avitus Group ~ Zion Patton, Emmerson Construction