I have over 40 years experience with urban transportation cycling and for 20 years have worked as the bicycle and pedestrian planner for the regional transportation planning agency, MetroPlan Orlando. I've done extensive work at analyzing bicyclist crash causes and countermeasures. Along with Keri Caffrey I co-founded ABEA's traffic cycling curriculum -- CyclingSavvy.
With nearly 30 years of experience working with non-profit organizations, 15 directly related to bicycle education and advocacy, I am thrilled to be a part of ABEA. My skill set will help keep the association organized and running smoothly. Having seen CyclingSavvy evolve from its inception to a flagship program of a national organization is exciting and I am proud to be a member of this team.
I am a technical illustrator and graphic designer with over 20 years of urban cycling experience and a passion for teaching.
Through two decades of bicycling, I observed many close calls and conflicts as an individual transportation cyclist as well as a recreational group rider. Studying the behavior of both cyclists and motorists, I became convinced that the greatest challenge facing American bicycling is lack of education, coupled with the destructive belief system Americans have developed about our roads.
It has become my mission to correct this problem and empower individual bicyclists to ride with the confidence and skills to reach any destination by bike. I believe we can transform our traffic culture, through education and social marketing, into one which recognizes that roads are for all people, not just the ones driving cars.