Wayne Dorsey is the freakishly tall Founder & Chairman of The Safe Ride Foundation. Originally founding the organization at the young age of 23, he is Frederick’s quintessential “social entrepreneur”. Wayne hails from Charles Town, West Virginia, and graduated from West Virginia University with his Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering. In his spare time he is also an avid skateboarder, musician, Jiu Jistu student, wrestling fanatic, and professional Stand-up Comedian. Wayne founded this organization with a purpose, to eradicate drunk driving in the area that he grew up in; with his interpersonal skills and savvy business sense, Dorsey’s vision gives this organization direction and he is committed to having our mission find its way into the hearts and minds of all Frederick County citizens.
If you’ve used SOS Safe Ride, chances are that you’ve likely met James over the phone! James Hendy is our incredible Director of Programs and managing officer for the SOS Safe Ride program who oversees all of the operations in dispatch and volunteering for the program’s nightly endeavors. An invaluable asset to our team, James is a natural-born leader that is a key part in helping our organization perform and expand its mission efficiently.
Laurel Caurvina is the young, inspired, and extremely talented Fundraising director of the Safe Ride Foundation. Owner of Churchill Auto Care in Frederick, Laurel is no stranger to vehicular safety and continuously brings her talents and unique skills to our organization. Laurel was the 2018 Volunteer of the Year for the Safe Ride Foundation and we were always so impressed and humbled by her dedication to our cause; so much so, that it was only fitting that the foundation added her talents to our board of directors.
If you’ve volunteered with Safe Ride recently, you’ve likely met Molly’s friendly voice over the phone. Molly Connelly is currently Serving as our Director of Volunteering, as part of her Psychology Internship at Mount St. Mary’s University. Molly helps our organization to recruit, facilitate, and train volunteers from every walk of life, and is important to our overall cultural movment here at the Safe Ride Foundation.
Mike Young started with us as a volunteer driver back in 2022, and since then he’s quickly become one of our MVP team members. As of 2023, Mike is now serving as the assistant manager of SOS Safe Ride, and will be one of the friendly voices you hear on the phone when calling for a ride.
Tim Carne is a native of Bethesda Maryland that has manned the station as our “Director of First Impressions”. A former Marine (thank you for your service) and a resident of Bethesda, Tim is currently an integral piece of the Safe Ride team as part of his Business Administration internship at Hood College.