Conference Leadership

Nick Luther – Conference Director

Bio: Bike riding started as a way for me to get around and slowly evolved into the sport that I love. While I was in high school I did century rides to benefit various charities such as the American Diabetes Association. I began racing as an undergrad at Clemson in 2010. As a part of the team for 5 years, I served as the president and race director of road, mountain, and cyclocross events. Racing is still a large part of my life even after graduation as I continue to race as a Cat 1 in the southeast. Growing up in the SECCC has provided me with a wealth of background that I plan to utilize in my role as Conference Director and as I work with the Board to provide direction for our riders and this sport. One of my largest goals is to increase the visibility of our sport. I believe that if we leverage our talent and continue to bring national championships to the region, we will be able peak the interest of new riders and draw them into this sport from across the country.

Tiffany Pellegrino

Bio: Newer to the cycling scene, Tiffany began road cycling a few years ago, due to persistent running injuries.  Recreational group riding turned to racing in 2015 when she joined the West Coast Cycling Team and in 2016 she joined her cycling coach, Roy Foley, to work with beginner cyclists as well as mentor women and junior cyclists.  Tiffany spent her youth riding off-road (a self-professed “tom boy”), so it is no surprise that shredding single-track is her real passion.  With a love for all things cycling, she enjoys riding off-road (trails and gravel), road, and CX courses as well as racing.  Tiffany works as a Civil Engineering Project Manager and resides in Zephyrhills, Florida with her husband Michael, step-children Bella & Josh and miniature schnauzer Maggie.

Michael Barman

Bio: Mike has been heavily involved in the sport of cycling for more than 25 years. He has managed and coached various successful cycling teams including the Georgia Institute of Technology, the East Point Track Club, and the Trek Southeast Regional Cycling Team. Michael serves as an Advisor/Board Member to multiple cycling associations helping to promote the sport as much as possible. Currently he advises: East Point Velodrome Association, Georgia Bicycle Racing Association, USA Cycling Sport Track Committee, and the Southeast Collegiate Cycling Conference. Michael participates as a category 2 road and track racer as well as being a Coach, Official, Team Manager, and Race Director. Michael is a Bicycle Fitting Specialist, online bicycle inventory/sales expert, and managed several of the best bicycle stores and restaurants in the southeast.

Donald Jackson – Beginner Racing Program Director

Bio: Stoked to be part of a great team of professionals with a common desire to make cycling great again- Coming on board to start the BRP program, started racing at the age of 7 with a primary focus of BMX, then graduated to Xterra races and triathlons mostly utilizing my road bike as a means of transportation and augment my off road training. Level II coach and from 2012 -2017 Coached Army West Point Cycling Team- developing leaders of character through sport. Family started to matter and summer of 2017 moved south to be closer to them. You can be the best rider on the team, but are you the best rider for the team… Closing with a final thought-  DNS- The only result in the cycling world that matters- we all have to start somewhere.

Perrin Clavijo – Female Student Athlete Representative

Bio: I am a 3rd year Biomedical Engineering student at Georgia Tech and have been racing with Tech since Spring 2017. I am now serving as the Road VP for the GT Cycling Team and the female student representative on the SECCC board. My primary focus is Road, but Fall 2017 has been my first collegiate MTB season and I’m loving it!


Jake Holt – Male Student Athlete Representative

Bio: I’m a 2nd year Biology student at Georgia Tech, and like many cycling started as a way for me to get around before developing into a sport. I started racing with the GT Cycling Team and Welland Racing’s junior development team in the Fall of 2017, and I am still with both of those teams. I’m currently serving as the Road VP for the GT Cycling Team and the male student representative on the SECCC board. My goal is to help grow the sport and bring more attention to cycling in the Southeast through collegiate racing.