People

Members of the Buggy Alumni Association board are elected to two year terms by the rest of the BAA community. Ideally, the terms are staggered so that two positions are elected each year.

Current Leaders

  • Connor Hayes's headshot
    President

    Connor Hayes

    c/o 2019 | Apex – founder | history | email

    As president of the BAA I’m in charge of organizing our efforts and ensuring each member has the resources they need to complete projects. Our vision for the BAA is to build a stronger community of Buggy Alumni, act as a resource for current students and facilitate connections between alums and students for buggy and professional advice.

    Currently working in
    Product Marketing
    Tell us about the living things you take care of.
    Every morning I feed my sourdough starter so I can have fresh baked loaves for the week.
    If you could make one impractical change to buggy, what would it be?
    Giant Slingshot to send the buggies up hill 1
  • Willy Clark's headshot
    Vice President

    Willy Clark (he/him)

    c/o 2019 | Sweepstakes, PiKA – pusher | history | email

    I serve as the BAA Vice President. In this role I’m involved with event planning, overseeing various working groups, and guiding program initiatives as we prepare for raceday.

    Currently working in
    Consulting
    What is the most impressive thing you can cook?
    A mean cheesy potatoes
    Where would you like the next Raceday Grand Tour location to be?
    Downtown Manhattan, no barricades
  • Rachael Schmitt's headshot
    Secretary

    Rachael Schmitt (she/her)

    c/o 2015 | CIA/Apex – mechanic, driver | history | email

    I produce the podcast, make animated videos, help with random projects, and theoretically will coordinate volunteers once we have an in person Raceday again!

    Currently working in
    Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing
    What’s a piece of media that you never get tired of?
    Taylor Swift, fight me she’s the voice of a generation
    If you could make one impractical change to buggy, what would it be?
    Buggy surfing. Someone stands on top.
  • Bryan Arsham's headshot
    Treasurer

    Bryan Arsham

    c/o 2008 | AEPi – chairman, flagger | email

    The Treasurer has four primary responsibilities: the Financial Report, the Membership List, Fundraising (the Lead Truck Auction and any other ideas), and the Buggy Endowed Fund. Taken together, these duties help us understand what our current funding situation looks like, informing our project scope, merchandise options, student support, and more.

    Currently working in
    Law
    Which non-buggy sports team(s) do you have the most apparel of in your closet?
    (1) Cleveland Indians (soon to be Guardians). (2) Cleveland Browns. (3) Cleveland Cavaliers. (4) Carlton Blues.
    Where would you like the next Raceday Grand Tour location to be?
    My apartment… I’m lazy.
  • Madison Scott's headshot
    Webmaster

    Madison Scott (she/her)

    c/o 2017 | Fringe – driver, strictly exhibition pusher | history | email

    As Webmaster, I am excited to help bring to life the buggy history database and foster community among alumni and current students, alike. I will also be working to update the tech running the BAA website to ensure a more reliable user experience and so that the website is easily maintainable without a steep learning curve for future contributors.

    Currently working in
    Software Engineering
    Tell us about the living things you take care of.
    I am an overbearing dog mom to Wallace, a German Shepherd / Chow Chow mix who loves a long sniffari and knows every meal as “breakfast”.
    If you could make one impractical change to buggy, what would it be?
    Five second time reduction for each successful squirrel-dodge in the freeroll
  • Tishya Girdhar's headshot
    Rolls Reporter

    Tishya Girdhar (she/her)

    c/o 2021 | Sweepstakes, Fringe – mechanic, driver, fell asleep doing barricades | history | email

    I write rolls reports and support on any other fun and exciting projects going on!

    Currently working in
    Data Science
    Which non-buggy sports team do you have the most apparel of in your closet?
    My high school robotics team (rip)
    Where would you like the next Raceday Grand Tour location to be?
    Venus
  • Linna Griffin in a field of tall grass
    Graphics

    Linna Griffin (she/her)

    c/o 2017 | Sweepstakes, Broadcast, Fringe – mechanic, pusher | history | email

    AKA: Design Gopher and loud person

    Currently working in
    Product Design & Sourcing – Home Furnishings
    What’s a piece of media that you never get tired of?
    My Favorite Murder, Task Master, Mass Effect, Darkest Dungeon, Saga the comic book, Mansions of Madness
    If you could make one impractical change to buggy, what would it be?
    Hot One’s Style Buggy Interviews with A Teams
  • Katelyn Smith's headshot
    Communications

    Katelyn Smith

    c/o 2018 | SDC – pusher | history | email

    I coordinate the process of coming up with new content and I make posts on our social media channels. Also, I’m writing this post right now!

    Currently working in
    Architecture – custom home design
    Which non-buggy sports team do you have the most apparel of in your closet?
    Women’s soccer! Team USA and various NWSL teams
    Where would you like the next Raceday Grand Tour location to be?
    The Iditarod Trail, buggies must be pulled by a team of dogs
  • Jeremy Tuttle's headshot
    Quartermaster

    Jeremy Tuttle

    c/o 2010 | SDC – mechanic | email

    I’m helping new teams get started, and filling the gaps in our history database.

    Currently working in
    Trading
    Tell us about the living things you take care of.
    My 3 year old daughter, who already loves buggy
    If you could make one impractical change to buggy, what would it be?
    Let’s get back to our roots and put all the buggies in one no-holds-barred heat.
  • Ben Matzke wearing a lifejacket on a body of water
    Centennial Committee Chair

    Ben Matzke (he/him)

    c/o 2011 | CIA – pusher, mechanic, everything aside from driving after graduating | email

    Ben joined the BAA in the fall of 2012 and started writing rolls reports after Sam Swift made the move out of Pittsburgh. Over the years he has held many positions within the group culminating in chairing the Centennial Planning Committee, a position originally intended as a one year seat…

    Currently working in
    Product Design, Development, and Manufacturing
    What is the most impressive thing you can cook?
    Honey Garlic Chicken
    Where would you like the next Raceday Grand Tour location to be?
    I’ve always wanted to see buggies roll down Forbes… But pushing through the Swiss Alps would be pretty fantastic.
  • More super important people

    • Pikabuggy Creator & Founding Webmaster
    • Chairman 2008-2010
    • Assistant Chairman 2008-2010
    • Advisor / Historian
    • Web Developer
      Rob Siemborski
    • Enthusiasm / Web
    • Productive enthusiasm
      Abby Sullivan
    • Chairman 2015-2019 & Centennial Chair
      Ben Matzke

    Of course when it comes to people, it’s really all about our supporting members.