[Closed] 2024 Nominees' Profiles
Following are personal profiles that our nominees for 2023 have submitted:
Mike Pagotto - Candidate for LVMOC President:
Hello everyone! Most of you have met me on club runs or picnics but for those who have not my name is Mike and I drive a red 2021 RF. My second seater is often my wife, Angela or my brother Steve but most times it is just me.
A little about me... I retired from the Army in 2013 after 23 years of service. During that time I was a clarinet player, a ship loader and a medical administrator. Currently I am a part-time pharmacy technician. My home town is Ballietsville, PA, but I have lived all over the US and spent time in several foreign countries. Now I live in the Poconos. Apart from my Miata, I enjoy reading, hiking and spending time with my dogs.
LVMOC is a great organization filled with wonderful folks. I look forward to trying to improve the club in some small way and to ensure we continue to thrive. Hope to see you often on our club drives enjoying the scenic drives, excellent conversation and of course eating ice cream.
Neil D'Andria - Candidate for LVMOC Vice-President:
Hello fellow LVMOC Members.
I'm Neil D'Andria. When I was 18 my Dad had given me my first car, a 1967 Ford Mustang. Since then, I have always enjoyed working on cars, eventually attending Somerset County Community college, and receiving an Associate’s degree in Automotive Technology.
In April of 2021 I had decided to look for a 2 seater roadster. After searching many different types I found my emotional support toy, a 2007 Miata out of Queens NY. I had it delivered on a flatbed to my home in Bethlehem where I started working on it inside and out to make it my own.
I found many groups on line but only one actually did more then just talk. I was excited to find LVMOC.NET, a fun group of people who gather together to enjoy the curvy open roads on a regular basis. The Miata community is made up of special people and at our age it is nice to have a way to make friends and enjoy our cars at the same time.
I have been allowed to post all the events our club has on Facebook to allow more people to see our numerous activities.
I am truly honored to have been nominated and want to continue the energy of this group moving forward. My wife, Kelly, and I enjoy being a part of something that creates great relationships based on our common interest in our beloved Miatas.
Doug Haberbosch - Candidate for LVMOC Secretary:
I'm Doug Haberbosch, and I have enjoyed sports cars since I purchased a new Mazda RX-7 GS in 1985. However, I foolishly let practicality get in my way until I purchased my 2009 Miata GT in 2021. Yes, more than 30 years without a sports car was depressing.
Finding LVMOC has been amazing. Such a well organized, well run, and fun club with wonderful people and drives. LVMOC has made my Miata experience far better than expected. It has also allowed me to continue my love of eating ice cream!
I am honored to have been nominated for Secretary and will help the club to continue providing enjoyment to its membership if I am elected.
Annette Roseman - Candidate for LVMOC Secretary:
My name is Annette Roseman and I am running for Secretary of the Lehigh Valley Miata Club. I joined the LVMOC in 2020, after buying my first Miata in 2019, which has been my dream car for 36 years. My husband, Jim, and I love getting out and seeing everyone that rides together. It is a great feeling being around this new group of friends, which I consider to be a "Family". I am so grateful to be a part of this club and all it has to offer. In the future, I hope that I can help to grow LVMOC so more people can enjoy our family and rides as much as I do.
David Sell - Candidate for LVMOC Treasurer:
Being a life-long car enthusiast, I started reading Road & Track and Sports Cars Illustrated in the mid-1950s and added Hot Rod Magazine in the early 1960s. I learned to drive in my dad’s 1959 Volvo PV-544 and practiced my early “heel-and-toe” downshifts around the back roads of upper Bucks County. My various vehicles have included a 2-stroke Saab, a VW Kombi camper, a couple of Corvettes (sounded great, but not much fun to drive), a couple of Porsches (nope, no 911s) and a few motorcycles. I competed in some autocrosses in the 1960s and spent a day in an F2000 with the Bertil Roos Driving School in the early 2000s.
In addition to driving, Janice and I enjoyed 35 years of cruising in our various boats, followed by about 7 years of traveling by RV. We owned a 1993 NA Miata for 17 years before replacing it with a nice, silver 2011 NC PRHT (actually, this one is Janice’s, not mine. My daily drive is an SUV. Oh, well…).
I’m pleased to have the opportunity to serve the Club as Treasurer for another year.
Ken Hill - Candidate for LVMOC Governor:
Hello, Ken Hill here seeking your vote for Governor. I have been a member of LVMOC since 2008. My Miata was purchased from a former LVMOC owner, so my car has a longer membership in the club than I do.
I am a car nut in general, but have focused on Miatas since 1994. My current 2002 Miata is my 3rd. I started with a Mariner Blue 1990, and moved to a 1992 Sunburst Yellow in 2001. In 2008 I bought my current Vivid Yellow Miata. All have been extensively modified by myself. I have tinkered with all my toys starting as a kid and continue to do so as an adult.
I enjoy driving my Miata with my son Evan and other like-minded people. The organized club drives are an important part of my life. I'm running for office to give back to the club that has given so much happiness to me and Evan.
Silver 2011 NC PRHT Grand Touring (actually Janice's car)