Meet Our Team
Cars and Racing is in our blood.
Bob Boileau is the man behind the wheel at PPIR; not only has he been behind-the-wheel as a competitor, but as the President of the company. He has the distinction of winning the inaugural race at Pikes Peak International Raceway on June 14, 1997. Bob oversees all operations at PPIR, serving as General Manager starting in 2009, and as President since 2014. Bob brings over twenty years of management experience in the automobile and heavy highway/bridge construction industries to help him lead the expansion and growth of PPIR. He is well known in the area and works closely with several community organizations. He also maintains a good working relationship with the local municipalities. Motorsports has always been an integral part of Bob’s life. Bob is a second-generation driver who began racing in 1982. Bob’s late father, known as “Honda Bob” was the first person to build and race a Honda in the US. Bob and his wife Kim met at a racetrack as kids and were married in 1989. They have twin sons, Bobby and Tommy, that have continued the “Boileau Racing” tradition. Bobby now serves in the US Army, and Tommy is an active race car driver and sought after instructor. Bob has won numerous championships over the years including the prestigious SCCA National Championship Runoffs in 2009. Bob has his thumb on the pulse of motorsports in the Pikes Peak Region and is always open to new and creative ideas.
Mike has been with PPIR since 2008 serving as the facility manager, and PPIR hopes to keep him around for another 20 years. He is a jack of all trades, who knows the facility like the back of his hand, and keeps everything running in tip-top shape. Mike has always been a car aficionado starting out with restoring several ’55 and ’56 Crown Victoria’s as well as other old cars. He later caught the racing bug and began racing dirt cars, then drag racing, followed by paved oval racing in the region. Mike has lived in Colorado all his life, where he met his wife Sheila and raised their family, and ran his own plumbing business for many years before joining the team at PPIR.
Track Manager / Event Coordinator
Jared Thompson has worked in motor-sports since he was a teenager. Jared got his start in the industry with the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School at Sears Point (Sonoma Raceway) and graduated the Mechanics Training Program (class of 2001-2002). Since then Jared has worked for companies including the Jim Hall Kart Racing School, Automotive Marketing Consultants Inc., Jim Russell Racing Drivers School, Audi Sportscar Experience of North America, Simraceway Performance Driving Center, Sonoma Raceway, The Driving Connection, The Richard Petty Driving Experience and more. His professional experience has provided invaluable knowledge regarding event safety, course layout and design, event logistics and planning, delivering professional presentations, being a leader, and a team player. Jared has experience as a lead instructor, lead hot lap driver, event coordinator, race series director, drift series director, race track manager and race car mechanic. After getting married in 2010 Jared went back to school and achieved his B.S. at The University of California at Davis with a major in Managerial Economics and was the Student Commencement Speaker for his graduating class. Jared has spent the majority of his life living in California where he began racing at 16 years old. Leading laps overall in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill in a 700 horse power Ford GT, driving in the 2007 World Drift Series in China, winning a formula car run-off competition with Skip Barber at Laguna Seca, winning the Indianapolis Formula Hybrid autocross competition for UC Davis, and winning the first drift competition ever held on the road course at Thunderhill are some of Thompson’s accomplishments behind the wheel. Jared currently lives in Manitou Springs, CO with his wife Alea and son Asher. They enjoy spending their time off together going camping, hiking and enjoying the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
Assistant Track Manager
Brady Alberson is a second generation racer who has been around motorsports his entire life. Brady grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico and began his career on two wheels racing BMX from ages 7 to 12 and was ranked as one of the top racers in the Southwest region in his age division. Brady later raced dirt oval karts, winning numerous races and a track championship. In 2007 at age 15, Brady followed his older brother Garrett’s footsteps and made the leap into full-size dirt stock car racing. Brady competed in the Super Truck class throughout high school and the X-Mod class throughout college in the Southern New Mexico area and accumulated 25 feature wins and two track championships. Throughout his years of dirt track racing, Brady became well versed in stock car setup and mechanical work in addition to gaining valuable experience with team management and logistics. Faced with the decision of whether to pursue driving full-time, Brady decided that it was more realistic to go into the business side of the sport and enrolled at New Mexico State University after high school. During college, Brady completed a marketing internship with COMP Performance Group in Memphis Tennessee. Brady graduated from NMSU with a Bachelors in Marketing in 2015 and moved to Austin with his wife, Tarin, where he worked at Apple Inc. In an effort to keep his foot in the door of the motorsports industry, Brady began doing freelance writing for the dirt racing website and publication OneDirt.com, which he still does today when he has time. Brady came onboard with PPIR in January 2017 as the Assistant Track Manager and his duties range from driving instructor, data analyst, event staff and virtually everything in between! Brady and his wife Tarin live in Colorado Springs and enjoy riding dirt bikes and hiking with their dog, Fender.
Director of Sales
Dana Kahlhamer joined the team in 2017 to lead the sales effort at PPIR. She is relatively new to the motorsports industry but she comes to us from a long and successful career in the hospitality industry. She started in a family owned restaurant at the age of 9 and didn’t look back. Dana graduated with a Hospitality degree and enjoyed stints with Hilton Head Island, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Winter Park Resort, throughout her career. Her motto growing up was “I just want to live where it is beautiful” and her career served her well, in that regard. Dana most recently served as Associate Director of Sales at Hotel Eleganté, where she spent nearly 9 years. She brings a multitude of great relationships and connections in the Pikes Peak Region to the track. She will work closely with the hospitality, tourism and business communities to promote Corporate, Group and Special Events, 365 days/year. Dana hails from the great state of MN and she is the youngest of 5 and the youngest of 116 grand children and family is very important to her. Dana and her husband, Brick, live in Colorado Springs and she is blessed to be a step-mom to Lindsey and Dylan. Dana and Brick enjoy hiking, showshoeing, 9 Round Kickboxing gym and supporting live Blues music. She lives with a “squash the box” mentality and plans to color outside the lines to create amazing experiences for groups who come to the track. Dana is ready to put the pedal to the metal to take PPIR to the next level and lead the charge of letting everyone know about all of the great things we have to offer.
Lydia is a lifelong hospitality professional, avid NASCAR fan, and music junkie (especially 80’s). Starting in Glendale, NY at the young age of 13, Lydia learned a strong work ethic from German restaurants. After moving to Boston to attend BU in 1990, Lydia worked for a prestigious concert promoter in Boston, and eventually went on tour with Lollapalooza in 1992. After serving in many hospitality roles such as Banquet Manager, Restaurant Manager, Group Sales Manager, and Corporate Franchise Operations Manager, her dream was to work in motorsports, which brought her to PPIR. Don’t mess with her daughter, Dale Jr or U2 and you’ll be fine!
Lydia’s favorite mottos are ‘Teamwork makes the dream work’ and ‘It is amazing what you can accomplish when you do not care who gets the credit’ – Harry S. Truman
Heather Smalley joined the PPIR Team in 2017 and is completely new to the world of motorsports, she has had a very successful career in hospitality ranging from Front Desk Manager to most recently Conference Services Manager at Hotel Elegante. Heather is originally from Colorado Springs but lived in New York City from 1998-2006. Heather met her amazing husband Scott in 2006 and they have 2 wonderful kids Brianna and Riley. In her spare time Heather loves to spend time with her family whether its camping, boating or playing games in their backyard. Heather and Scott also enjoy riding their motorcycle. Heather is very excited to be a part of the PPIR team and with that team, she is ready to put PPIR back on the map and show everyone what great things PPIR has to offer.
Jen Hill joined the PPIR team in March of 2017. Originally from Monmouth, IL, Jen is the oldest of 6, with 2 brothers and 3 sisters. She is an Auntie to 1 niece and 5 nephews. Jen moved to Nashville, TN in 1996 and her love of NASCAR started in 1999. Jen & her husband, James, have gone to many race tracks, including Bristol, Atlanta, Charlotte, Indy & Miami to watch their favorite driver Tony Stewart.
They moved to Colorado in June of 2016. She spends her free time driving, walking & hiking the beautiful Colorado countryside with her husband and their dog Lady.