Nancy Hudson

President

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I bought my first Harley in 2008 and I have never looked back. I’ve ridden over 35,000 miles and the road has taken me from Canada to Key West – from Rhode Island to Wyoming and back again. The places I have seen and the people I have met all make riding an important part of my life. What makes every ride even more special are the great friends you take the journey with. You may start a ride only knowing the faces of other bikers, but you always end the ride with great friends that carry a special bond only riders share

Patty Pedroza

Vice President

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I started riding motorcycles in my early 20’s. My first bike was a Honda 750; a bit high for me and I could barely reach the ground but I loved it! I am affectionately called “Peanut” by my fiancé and friends. I draw my greatest strength from my family; they are the ones that have always stood by me during all my ups and downs. In May 2012, I had open heart surgery that left me feeling that I wanted to live my life as I never had before. Fourteen months after my surgery, I rode my bicycle 200 miles in 2 days to raise money to help those affected by HIV and AIDS. I rode in memory of my brother, Jess, who lost his fight with AIDS in 2002. I joined Organized Chaos Chicago because I wanted to be a part of this group of women whose goal is to help others. I was invited by my friend Nancy Hudson to attend an Organized Chaos Chicago member meeting in February 2013 over breakfast to meet some of the women she rode with. Little did I know, I was actually attending a charter member meeting. I sat there listening to their future plans for the organization and I knew that I definitely wanted to be a part of this group. In August 2013, I was ecstatic when I finally became part of this sisterhood. We are a tight-knit group of women who give selflessly to others and ride motorcycles. Women, motorcycles, helping others..who wouldn’t want to be a part of it?! Ride safe!

Erica St. John

Treasurer

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My name is Erica St. John and I am the Treasurer of Organized Chaos Chicago. I started riding in 1993 and am passionate about being on two wheels! I currently ride a 2003 Anniversary edition Harley Davidson Springer. I was born and raised in Chicago along with my sister. I am the very proud aunt to two nieces and one nephew. I married the love of my life, Lynsey, in a beautiful outdoor wedding in August of 2013 (yes, motorcycles included). We are the loving parents of two English Bulldogs and a third pup who just thinks she is a Bulldog!! Together we are preparing to open our own restaurant in the Glen Ellyn area in January of 2015. No matter where we are – on or off the road – the women of OC support one another and embrace the possibility of all the good work we can do. Organized Chaos has become my extended family – and I would not trade them for the world.

Maria Whiteside

Secretary

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My name is Re, better known to my OCC family as Gnomeo. I was born and raised in the city of Chicago and I still live near the downtown area with my baby girl Laila. She is my crazy baby Shi Tzu. I have been riding for about 5 years now. I wish I had started 30 years ago. It is a great feeling to be on the open road, whether you have a specific destination or not, it is all about the ride. I joined Organized Chaos because I believe in what they stand for. Organized Chaos hosts numerous charitable events and I have learned that volunteering not only helps others, but it helps me as well. Joining the group has made me a better person. I always feel better after giving my time to someone or something less fortunate. All around, the organization’s members have shown time and time again that they are a wonderful group of women. I was recently voted in as the Secretary of Organized Chaos. I am honored to be an officer for this awesome organization; an organization that is not only about the ride, but about helping others and the community.

Carrie Henry

Road Captain

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I am the Road Captain for Organized Chaos and I love riding my Harley. There are aspects of riding that can’t be defined without experiencing them. Two wheel therapy, time out riding with friends, and the excitement of traveling new roads and seeing new places. I am passionate about the work I do with children and adults with disabilities. I play CMSA Softball and Flag Football. My family and my amazing friends mean absolutely everything to me.

Sarge

Sargent at Arms

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Ten years ago, 24 hours after completing a motorcycle safety course, I bought my first 250cc Yamaha. Once the wheels fell off of that one, I traded up to a Yamaha 650 VStar and rode it endlessly. When I returned from one of my frequent Army tours overseas, I started looking for other women who loved the open road as much as I did. I was fortunate enough to find a group of like-minded individuals who weren't satisfied just being a trademark cliché of bike-riding females. We wanted to give back to our community and do something meaningful for the greater good. It is what sets us apart and gives us purpose. It's been such an honor to help form Organized Chaos and watch us evolve from our humble beginnings. Our numbers grow larger and our bonds grow stronger with each passing year, but we would not be where we are without the dedication of every individual. I can't wait to see what lies on the road ahead for us! Ride strong!