Raz Chorev (@RazChorev)
Raz is a 45-year-old Marketing professional. He is a father of 3 boys (15yo, 13yo, 8yo) and lives in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs with his wife of 17 years.
Raz grew up with a deep understanding of mental health issues due to his mothers’ devotion to her work in the mental health system. He has seen first-hand how depression affects suffers and their families. Raz is a compassionate, proactive man who understands that mental health issues need to be confronted head-on.
Raz has been a motorcycle rider for the past 30 years. He decided to combine his professional expertise, personal experience and his love of motorcycle riding to start Riding4aCause.org. The organisation will raise awareness and funds to help depressed men seek and find help.
Andrew Blanda (@AndrewBlanda)
Andrew is a 44-year-old father of 2 boys. He is passionate about giving people a chance to show their potential, allowing them to shine. Andrew has 20+ years of professional experience in Learning and Development. He understands human performance, and has seen the debilitating effects depression can have on an individual’s self-worth and their ability to reach their true potential.
Andrew is a keen motorcycle rider and has experienced its highs and lows. In 2009, he started ‘My Proactive Life’ to become a better person through proactive participation. Andrew understands the importance of taking charge of your own life. He is highly motivated in seeking avenues where he can help others, and was compelled to become part of Riding4aCause.
Robbie James (@snaglepus)
Robbie is 46yo father of 2 boys (15yo and 14yo). He has worked in professional Web Innovation for the last 20 years and is currently a CTO (Chief Technical Officer) at Qantas. Robbie has a keen interest in technology and how it innovates our lives. He has experience with entrepreneurial start-ups who seek to realise their technological potential.
Robbie rode motorcycles in his younger days but abandoned them, only to pick it up again in 2008 when he fell in love with the new Harley NightRod Special. Robbie’s passionate about mixing his professional life with his motorcycle love and desire to be philanthropic. He has pursued this goal through his own start-up organisation, ‘Its4aCause.com’, as well as by becoming the 3rd musketeer in Riding4aCause!