Hello, Georgia Cyclists and Cycling Supporters!
As of October 2010, I began working as the full-time Executive Director for Georgia Bikes.
I am originally from Kennesaw, GA, and I currently live in Athens, where I have been an active pedestrian, bicycle, and transit commuter and activist since 2001.
From 2002-2010, I volunteered as a Board member with BikeAthens, a thriving advocacy organization working in Clarke County. In 2009, I joined the Board of Georgia Bikes.
Prior to becoming the Executive Director, I worked as a Business Manager at the University of Georgia’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. I’m a “double dawg,” having earned two degrees at UGA, an AB in Anthropology and a Master’s in Nonprofit Management.
I first started cycling, like most people, as a kid. My first ride was a blue and yellow Big Wheel, and then as a surly teenager I rode a neon pink GT Performer with white mag wheels (I could do a pretty mean “cherry picker”). In 2001, I started cycling again, for daily errands and general transportation. I quickly noticed how unnecessarily difficult it was to be a bicycle commuter, so I joined BikeAthens and got to work.
While I do own a few cycling jerseys and bike shorts, 99% of my riding is casual, urban, and commuter-oriented. I transport my daughter to daycare by bike in Athens, and I love cruising Georgia's quiet neighborhood streets, multi-use paths, and historic downtowns.
I look forward to meeting and partnering with Georgia's transportation professionals, elected leaders, and front-line local advocates. You are the people who make change happen. If you ever want to discuss bicycling issues in Georgia, please feel free to contact me!
Together, we will improve bike safety and make Georgia a great place for bicycling.
All best & safe riding!