ABOUT US

Our Mission is simple . . . To educate and motivate families in CENLA to lead healthier lifestyles through offering programs that promote physical activity and positive nutritional choices. To fulfill this mission, FFC is working to provide fun events and clinics that the whole family can enjoy and participate.

Stacey McMickens
Founder and CEO

Stacey is originally from CENLA and is married with 2 sons.  She has been involved in the fitness community since the early 1990's including personal training, race directing, volunteering, coaching and competing herself.  Fit Families for CENLA was established to fill a need in the community.  This organization has been the driving force behind many of the bike/pedestrian safety projects in the area.  It's Stacey's dream to have a community to where bicyclists and motorist co-exist just like in other parts of the country.   She feels very fortunate to have the strong support group of FFC to help with the mission of EDUCATING and MOTIVATING families in CENLA to lead healthier lifestyles.

Clark Bordelon
Vice President

Married to Dianne 34+ years. Clark and Dianne have 2 children, 3 grandchildren and too many dogs! Clark recently retired with 30 years service from Cleco. His hobbies include fishing (forever), cycling (avid cyclist since '09), golf (really bad) and fixing just about anything. Also enjoys cooking and just hanging out outdoors with family and friends.

Jim Smolenski
President

Jim works at Red River Bank, as a Credit Administration Officer. He has been involved in cycling since 1997, and has enjoyed serving on the board of the Kisatchie Bicycle Club. He does at least 1 century ride each year, and long rides on the Natchez Trace and Longleaf Vista Trail. He is fairly new to mountain biking, and enjoys it when he can complete a ride and return home without new bruises and scrapes.
He swam competitively in high school and college, and has run in a few 10K's over the last 62 years.
Fitness Statement:  "I like to exercise to retain some muscle tone and flexibility, as well as to help with cardio health, weight control, and eventually with some anti-aging, too."

Robert Bussey
Secretary/Treasurer

Bob started bicycling before most of us were born. He became a certified bicycle tour leader through the American Youth Hostels program in the 1970’s, and led two completely self-contained six week bicycle tours for them. The first in 1972 was a 1200 mile tour that covered the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan, much of Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The second in 1973 was a 900 mile tour through Colorado, Utah and Arizona, ending in Phoenix. He also rode competitively back in the 70’s. He now rides mainly for health and enjoyment, not for speed, pain, or gain.

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