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About IOWA

board of directors

Amanda Thompson, a.k.a Mandy McFly

Amanda Thompson, a.k.a Mandy McFly

President

Amanda rode her first Onewheel in 2016. She helped build the Boston and Drift Sisters communities and established an Underground Race circuit in the northeast. Her favorite thing about riding is the freedom to explore new cities and trails. Amanda created and maintains the IOWA blog–submissions welcome!

Vitto Campuzano

Vitto Campuzano

Treasurer & Founding Member

Vitto has been riding Onewheel since 2017 and is a co-founding member of South Florida Onewheel (SoFlow). He has a long history of growing the Onewheel community and sport–first by founding the intimate Onewheel.Pro community, then by helping establish IOWA–as well as a BIG vision for the future!

Fabio Costa

Fabio Costa

Europe Liaison

Fabio has been riding since the Plus came out in 2017 and recently he was chosen as the best trail rider in Europe. He organizes the Onewheel Algarve Tour (OWAT), which is a long-distance ride that crosses Portugal from side to side on Onewheels, totaling over 250km (155mi).
Troy Hendrick

Troy Hendrick

Legal Counsel & Founding Member

Troy is an experienced and creative trial lawyer who started riding Onewheel in 2017. He fell in love immediately and was experiencing the city of Atlanta in a completely different way. He has since made some great friends through the Onewheel community, and constantly amazed at what the board can do.

cauri jaye

cauri jaye

Founding Member

Cauri has been riding Onewheels since the first batch in 2015. He was the first dealer outside of Future Motion, founder of the Stokelife Service Network, admin of many groups, and avid long distance rider. Cauri is a technologist when not floating.

Noah Priest-Goodsett

Noah Priest-Goodsett

Legal Counsel & Trail Advocate

Noah is a local government lawyer based in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is a group ride leader of the floATLiens. He started riding in 2020 and is an avid trail rider, thanks to training with his Onewheel sensei Racheal “Diesel” Cecil. He attends Onewheel group rides and festivals with his wife Kasey. His focus at IOWA is analyzing Onewheel legal issues and advocating for Onewheel use on streets, paths, and trails. 

Michelle McKeon, a.k.a. Betty Boondocker

Michelle McKeon, a.k.a. Betty Boondocker

Social Media Manager

Infatuated, obsessed, passionate, “in-love” are just a few words to describe Michelle’s stoke.  Since 2020 from Vegas to Florida, she stealth vamps to OW events and pops-up a Holistic Healing “Zen-Den.” While recharging she edits videos, composes and remixes music, hosts sustainability seminars, produces interviews for podcasts and publishes short films.

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Our Board of Directors is growing! Come back soon to meet our newest members.

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Our Board of Directors is growing! Come back soon to meet our newest members.

How You Inspired Us

In 2019 we started thinking about us – the community. The brainstorming began and several of us started meeting regularly to discuss how we could provide a benefit to the community. These conversations grew into a bigger idea of forming a membership organization for the benefit of the community with a goal: to help build the sport

We started having conversations with the community’s most active athletes and vendors to see who would support us. Almost everyone we spoke to pledged their support for our idea. We then began recruiting vendors and athletes, researched sports associations, formulated rules and regulations for competition, considered codes of conduct, and continued speaking with the most active in our community to aligned our mission and values.

We registered the International One Wheel Association (IOWA) in February 2020 as a 501c7 not-for-profit organization and launched in August 2020.

What is a 501c7?

As a 501c7 tax-exempt organization, IOWA is categorized as a social or recreational club, not as a charitable organization. To qualify for the better-known 501c3 designation, IOWA would have to meet additional requirements for international sporting associations, which we are not compliant at this time.

What does that mean for IOWA’s operations?

Here’s what the IRS has to say about 501c7 social clubs:
  • The club must be organized for exempt purposes.
  • The club must provide an opportunity for personal contact among members and membership must be limited.
  • The club must be supported by membership fees, dues, and assessments.
  • The organization’s net earnings may not inure to the benefit of any person having a personal and private interest in its activities.
  • If the club exceeds safe harbor guidelines for nonmember and investment income, the facts and circumstances must show that it is organized substantially for exempt purposes. See “Effect of Nonmember Income on Exempt Status” below for more information.
  • The club may receive de minimis income from nontraditional sources.
  • The club’s governing instrument may not contain a provision that provides for discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, or religion.
Visit the IRS website to learn more about 501c7 organizations. 

Founding Members

IOWA would not exist without these folks. Although they’ve moved on to other pursuits, their contributions of time and passion are not forgotten. Thank you for helping us lay the foundation!

Racheal Cecil

Racheal Cecil

Founding member

Preordered my first onewheel in 2018 and fell in love. Passionate about tricks and trail riding. Constantly pushing the limits and representing the ladies. FLF 2 Women’s Street Style Champion, FLF 3 Women’s Dual Slalom Champion.

Bob Nicholson

Bob Nicholson

Founding member

Been riding since the OW plus was released, member / partner in Stokelife Service, owner of Bob’s Stoke Shop, general contractor when not repairing or riding the board

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