Meet the people behind PeopleForBikes
Based in Boulder, Colorado, our professional and talented staff is driven by their passion for getting more people on bikes more often. With a combined 134 years experience in bicycling advocacy, we are dedicated to ensuring safe and accessible riding options for all.
Michael Andersen – PlacesForBikes Staff Writer
Michael produces and manages the PlacesForBikes blog about building for better biking and helps the team with other specialized writing projects. On his first date with his wife, he described himself as “not really a bike guy” and is still trying to convince her. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and eats a lot of peanuts.
Jenell Archer – Office Manager + Bookkeeper
Jenell keeps everything running smoothly in the office. She caught the cycling bug after a successful swimming career came to a close. She loves that everyone in the office is inspired and dedicated to making a difference in the bicycling world, and if she had a magic wand, every city would have a protected bike lane.
Jennifer Boldry, Ph.D. – Director of Research
Jennifer, or Doc B. as she’s called around these parts, aggregates, analyzes and reports on every facet of PeopleforBikes’ work. A self-proclaimed data geek, Doc B. loves that her work makes a real difference in the world, socially, environmentally and economically. She hopes to one day own a bike that would allow her to haul her 130 lb. dog with her on adventures.
Sarah Braker – Senior Communications Manager
Sarah communicates our latest news and events to the PeopleForBikes community. Having survived commuting by bike in New York City, Sarah loves playing a small part in making bicycling safer and more accessible to as many people as possible.
Alex Butterbrodt – Marketing Coordinator
Alex (or Butters as she’s known around the office) handles the graphic design elements of PeopleForBikes’ marketing and communications efforts.
Charlie Cooper – Vice President of Membership & Development
Charlie leads our efforts in fundraising, membership growth, and corporate sponsorships. He enjoys helping make bicycling part of the solution to everyday challenges and dreams of one day doing something impressive on a bike!
Stefani Cox – Managing Editor, Better Bike Share Partnership
Stefani is in charge of all communications for the Better Bike Share Partnership. She loves getting to talk bike share and equity with stakeholders from across the country to hear about the evolving landscape of bike share. She recently relocated to Los Angeles and is starting to experiment with biking in the city.
Rebecca Davies – Network + Mapping Specialist
Rebecca wrangles maps and data to capture the state of bike riding across the U.S., measuring progress achieved and miles yet to cover. She loves the challenge of working at the intersection of technology, culture, politics, and the built environment. One of her best bike memories took place when she was a kid on vacation in Sunriver, Oregon. She and her sister and got lost while riding and a police officer found them and took them back home.
Jenn Dice – Vice President – Business Network
Jenn directs our Business Network and government relations program. Jenn’s enthusiasm for bikes is evidenced by 10 (and counting) Leadville 100 buckles, two (and counting) Mount Kilimanjaro bike descents, and a career dedicated to making bicycling more accessible.
Erik Esborg – Vice President of Finance
Erik is the man behind the curtain, managing finances and human resources at PeopleForBikes. When Erik’s not crunching numbers, he’s riding bikes, playing guitar, or dreaming of a day when he can do both at the same time.
Katy Hartnett – Director of Government Relations
Katy works to advance PeopleForBikes’ federal policy goals in Washington, DC. She enjoys visiting members of Congress and telling them how federal policy can promote bicycling as part of the solution to the nation’s transportation challenges. She wishes that she could be a set of bicycle handlebars so she could steer bike policy in the right direction!
Lander Karath – Bike business manager
As bike business manager, Lander works to cultivate a strong bicycling community and to expand business and political opportunities for the bike industry. He also manages PeopleForBikes’ DRAFT Meetups. He grew up in Bozeman, Montana where he was able to step out his door, grab his mountain bike, and hit neighborhood singletrack in a matter of seconds.
Kimberly Kinchen – Business Network Writer
Kimberly helps PeopleForBikes make the business case for bicycling. She loves sharing the joy and utility of bicycling with her Seattle neighbors, and rides a sweet new Soma mixte, a vintage Peugeot mixte, a Brompton, and a vintage Raleigh Grand Sports—but not all at the same time.
Zoe Kircos – Director of Grants and Partnerships
Zoe administers our Grant Programs, manages our national partnerships, strives to expand equitable access to bike share through the Better Bike Share Partnership, and works to secure funding for PeopleForBikes projects and programs. She enjoys supporting the committed, passionate and smart people trying to make their communities better through bicycling.
Riley Lantz – Marketing Coordinator
Riley works to amplify the work of PeopleForBikes and manage relationships with individuals and organizations. She loves that she gets to educate people and help do something good for the world. Riley learned to ride as a child but didn’t touch a bike again until she was a junior in college. She has since competed in several amateur triathlon national championships.
Alex Logemann – Director of State and Local Policy
Alex reviews laws and policies from all 50 states to ensure the bike industry is aware of legislative and regulatory developments. A burrito-loving, Summit County-riding, karaoke-singing kind of guy, Alex loves that his work helps ensure manufacturers can keep making the bikes people love to ride and the products they love to use.
Morgan Lommele – E-Bikes Campaigns Manager
In partnership with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, Morgan manages the state campaigns to increase access for people who ride electric bikes. In her free time, Morgan loves riding her custom steel hardtail Niner SIR 9, especially on the Colorado Trail or anywhere in Knoxville, TN.
Wendy Mayo – Director, Marketing & Communications
Wendy works to help grow and activate our community of advocates to get more people on more bikes, more often. Now armed with a toddler that has outgrown the iBert, she feels it’s her calling to speak for those who aspire to doing more on two wheels regardless of their experience or skill level.
Aisling O’Suilleabhain – Marketing Manager
Aisling manages marketing for PlacesForBikes and the Better Bike Share Partnership. After spending two years in biking paradise in the Netherlands, she wanted to work somewhere where she could create more safe places for people to ride. She loves to ride her bike everywhere she visits, but her favorite ride was a nighttime ride in Yangon, Myanmar.
Jamie Pfahl – Project Manager, PlacesForBikes
As the Project Manager for PlacesForBikes, Jamie aims to create a safer and more appealing place for people to ride bikes all across the country. She enjoys riding her bike to work every day to get a dose of “cyclotherapy” that keeps her happy and healthy. At a previous job, she biked to work 15 miles a day, year round in the Colorado high country. Nothing gets in the way of Jamie and her bike.
JJ Trout – Director of Data + Technology
JJ manages all things on the data front for the PeopleForBikes Business Network. When she’s not leading the charge on databases, she can be found racing her two-wheel companion on dirt or winning mutton-busting competitions.
Jordan Trout – Government Relations Coordinator
Jordan works with coalition members, coordinating events with their Representatives and Senators to discuss proposed legislation and how it affects the bike industry. She thinks greater access to bike riding is an incremental step toward improving lives. One of her favorite bike adventures was riding around her dad’s Virginia hometown with her family.
Kyle Wagenschutz – Director of Local Innovation
Kyle manages The Big Jump project here at PeopleForBikes. He works with city governments and local advocacy groups on improving conditions for bikes at the local level. Kyle’s favorite part about his work is meeting all the interesting people doing similar work in communities all around the world. He believes biking brings people together, no matter where they call home.