Staff & Board

Staff

Scott Bricker, Executive Director

Scott Bricker has cycled across the country, is an everyday bicycle commuter, and is a vocal advocate for cyclists’ rights. He is an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University where he earned a B.S. in Public Policy and Management. Scott lived in San Francisco for two years following graduation where he worked for a dot-com and a software company before moving back to Pittsburgh in 2001. Scott is a co-founder of Bike Pittsburgh. He can be reached via email at scott@bikepgh.org

Eric “Erok” Boerer, Advocacy Director

Eric is one of the founders of the Free Ride community bike program. Eric coordinated BikePGH’s first BikeFest!, a multi-day bicycle festival and celebration, drawing thousands of participants, and continues to this day. Although a native to Eastern PA, he has been in Pittsburgh since 1995, moving here to attend the University of Pittsburgh where he obtained a B.S. in Ecology and Evolution. In college, he fell in love with the bicycle, which then made him fall in love with Pittsburgh. Eric can be reached at eric@bikepgh.org

Mike Carroll, Director of Events

Mike is an enthusiast for all things pedal powered.  At the University of Pittsburgh Mike’s passion for cycling began on a different path than most, with just one wheel. As a unicyclist he has medaled at international competitions in Canada and France.   Mike has done a little bit of everything when it comes to event management from hosting bicycle races to traveling the world with the “quirky acrobatic” Zany Umbrella Circus.

You can reach Mike at mike@bikepgh.org

Connor Hestdalen, Administrative Assistant

Connor began riding on a beautiful cheetah-patterned Huffy at age 6, and maintains a love for bikes through daily commuting and exploring Pittsburgh’s network of trails. Since moving to Pittsburgh in 2009, Connor has resumed studies at the University of Pittsburgh, where he focuses on history and Persian. While not on a bike or in a classroom, he coordinates Persian Pittsburgh (a public poetry project and website), Inqueerior (a bi-annual showcase for queer artists) and is actively involved with Pittsburgh Friends Meeting. He can be reached at connor@bikepgh.org

Jane Kaminski, Membership & Outreach Manager

Jane joined the BikePGH staff not too long after being named BikePGH’s “Volunteer of the Year” in 2011. She began biking in Pittsburgh in 2008 while a student at the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a B.A. in Anthropology with a concentration in Environmental Studies. Jane enjoys biking and walking to ice cream and the farmers market, and wild food foraging by bike. Jane can be reached at jane@bikepgh.org

Julie Mallis, Education Program Manager

Julie, a daily bike commuter and artist, helped transition the Positive Spin program from MGR Youth Empowerment to Bike Pittsburgh. Involved in Pittsburgh’s arts community, she also serves as the Creative Director at BOOM Concepts. After learning to ride as a student of Carnegie Mellon, she slowly taught herself to bike with no hands during her daily commutes. Julie loves teaching others how to ride, stay safe and feel confident! She can be reached at julie@bikepgh.org.

Sarah Quinn, Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah first began working with BikePGH as a Summer Outreach Specialist, lending a hand at OpenStreetsPGH and testing bells at the bike valets. She grew up traversing the trails in Seattle, WA and later fell in love with city riding while attending Duquesne University. You’ll likely see her biking to and from the Strip with a bag full of the essentials (tofu, fruit, and kombucha). She can be reached at sarah@bikepgh.org

Alexandria Shewczyk, Communications and Marketing Manager

Originally from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area, Alex moved to Pittsburgh in 2008 to attend Robert Morris University. After graduating with a B.A. in Communication, she earned her masters degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Prior to joining the BikePGH, she worked at GNC, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Magazine, and Vox Magazine. Alex is currently an avid triathlete competing in Olympic distance triathlons across Pennsylvania and Maryland. She can be reached at alex@bikepgh.org

 

Dan Yablonsky, Business Development Manager

Dan started at BikePGH in 2012 after graduating from the University of Vermont. He has worked at various advocacy organizations garnering support from the business community for better biking and walking. He enjoys exploring cities on tandem bikes with a trusted copilot.  Dan also loves to boogie-down. His choreography has been invited for performance at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts.  Dan can be reached at dan@bikepgh.org

Board of Directors, Volunteer

PHILLIP BENDER, SECRETARY (BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2009)
KAREN BROOKS (BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2012)
EDWARD ENGLER, VICE PRESIDENT (BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2002)
NANCY FURBEE (BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2011)
BETH HAZLETT (BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2010)
MAC HOWISON, PRESIDENT (BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2008)
MIKE KOTYK (BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2012)
DUTCH MACDONALD (BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2015)
BRIAN MENDELSSOHN (BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2012)
SUSAN PETERSEN (BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2012)
BRAD QUARTUCCIO (BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2006)
CATHY SCHNAUBELT ROGERS, B.S., M.ED. (BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2012)
BRUCE WOODS (BOARD MEMBER SINCE 2011)

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