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.
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.
Eric Brodell – Business + Political Engagement Manager
Eric manages industry and political engagement at PeopleForBikes, which includes organizing DRAFT meetups as well as BikesPAC events and donations. Eric loves his job because he gets to work with a broad range of bike riders across the entire U.S. His passion for bike riding was piqued in his college years at Indiana University, where he worked in a bike shop and raced the Little 500.
Ellie Bradley — Communications Manager
Ellie oversees PeopleForBikes’ content and communications, which includes sharing the latest news and stories, and encouraging action on bike-related policy. She loves answering tough grammar questions and translating dense legislation to be more accessible to the masses (#nerdalert). Ellie is a faithful bike commuter, and enjoys the accessibility afforded by Boulder’s network of bike paths — especially when the destination is a coffee shop.
Alex Butterbrodt – Designer
Alex (or Butters as she’s known around the office) handles the graphic design elements of PeopleForBikes’ marketing and communications efforts.
Melissa Cech — Marketing Manager
If she’s not riding down to the Boulder farmers market, Melissa is hard at work managing marketing for PlacesForBikes and the Better Bike Share Partnership. Her passion for the outdoors and constant desire to learn helps her advocate for better bicycling in communities big and small. Melissa believes bike riding is one of the most liberating hobbies in the world–all you need is an extra tube, water and a bunch of good snacks.
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.
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 make a difference in 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.
Micah Ling – PlacesForBikes Content Manager
Micah joined PeopleForBikes after a decade spent teaching college English classes. As the PlacesForBikes Content Manager, she tells the stories of those who are building infrastructure and those whose lives have improved because of it. Micah describes herself as more comfortable on a bike than off, loves long, hilly rides that end in Colorado’s mountain towns and wishes that more people realized that biking is the most efficient mode of transportation.
Alex Logemann – Policy Counsel
Alex provides policy counsel on PeopleForBikes’ state and local monitoring program. 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 – Director of State and Local Policy
In partnership with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, Morgan reviews laws and policies from all 50 states to ensure the bike industry is aware of legislative and regulatory developments, and the industry’s e-bike legislative 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.
Sara Studdard — Deputy Director of Local Innovation
Sara helps plan and execute the PeopleForBikes’ efforts to build better bike infrastructure in the U.S. She especially enjoys the opportunities for relationship building in her position — and the fact that every meeting can be taken on a bike or by bike. Sara wishes that more people realized that it’s OK not to feel confident on a bike — and that you don’t need to be a highly skilled rider to enjoy riding. “Biking doesn’t define you. You define it.”
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.