LACBC Staff


Tamika_square.jpgTamika Butler

Executive Director
tamika@la-bike.org

Tamika joined the LACBC staff as the Executive Director in December 2014. Prior to leading LACBC Tamika was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, where she oversaw the foundation’s boys and men of color program and the foundation’s LGBTQ grant strategy. Before Liberty Hill, Tamika worked at Young Invincibles as the California Director. As the CA Director, she was responsible for the development of all of Young Invincibles’ programs in California. Tamika was responsible for building out Young Invincibles’ operations on the West Coast and grew the office to the largest regional office outside of their DC headquarters. She transitioned to policy work after litigating for three years as an employment lawyer at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center.

She received her J.D. in 2009 from Stanford Law School, and in 2006 received her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Tamika currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Literary, T.R.U.S.T. South LA, and New Leaders Council - Los Angeles, and is an advisory board member for the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports program.


Carol_square.jpgCarol Feucht

Communications Director
carol@la-bike.org

Carol is your communications guru, keeping you informed about bike news and events via the Interweb and beyond. It was while she was an Urban Studies & Planning student at UC San Diego that Carol first became involved with bicycle advocacy and began bicycling for the first time since her elementary school days when she rocked a pink banana bike. She made her first appearance at the LACBC offices as a volunteer in Spring of 2009 and has been here ever since. One of her favorite activities is to bike to her local library and return with a basket full of books to read. Books and bikes, reading and riding, words and wheels—these are all winning combinations.


Colin_Square.jpgColin Bogart

Education Director
colin@la-bike.org

Before joining our staff, Colin was a volunteer for LACBC from 2000 to 2008. In his volunteer days, he recruited other volunteers, helped organize rides, and served on the Board of Directors from 2003-2007. He holds at Bachelor's Degree from Loyola Marymount University and is a certified League Cycling Instructor (#2240). As the PLACE Grant Coordinator, Colin worked closely with a team of Glendale City Staff members to create the Glendale Safe & Healthy Streets Plan, making Glendale a better place to walk or ride a bike, and helped to establish Walk Bike Glendale, LACBC's Glendale chapter. The Safe and Healthy Streets Plan was awarded the SCAG Compass Blueprint President's Award in 2011 and an APA award in 2013. As Education Director he has launched Operation Firefly, our bicycle light and safety information program and created our Bike Smart Rules of the Road pocket guide (with Wire Media), which has been printed for Metro, the City of Glendale, the City of Santa Monica, CicLAvia, and multiple LACBC chapters. Over 60,000 copies have been printed and distributed. Colin has organized nine League Cycling Instructor training seminars, which has resulted in the certification of more than 100 new bicycle instructors for L.A. County, many of whom are bilingual or self identify as female. Colin supervises all LACBC educational programming, which includes training our Ride Marshals for Sunday Funday rides and any ride that LACBC and its chapters lead.


Bryan400x400.jpgBryan Moller 

Planning & Policy Director
bryan@la-bike.org
Born in Boyle Heights, Bryan grew up skateboarding in Bell, Compton, and everywhere in between. Prior to being the Planning & Policy Director, Bryan was LACBC's Policy & Outreach Coordinator, leading efforts in South L.A. to implement Mobility Plan 2035 through Active Streets Los Angeles and in Southeast Los Angeles County to bring active transportation master plans and associated infrastructure to the oft-forgotten Southeast Cities. You can catch Bryan bicycling on the Los Angeles/Rio Hondo/San Gabriel River, hanging out with Luna (his German Shepherd), or being competitive with his U.S. Army Veteran brother, Mark.  

Erik Jansen

Erik.pngDevelopment Director
erik@la-bike.org
Erik Jansen joined LACBC as Development Director in October 2016. Erik moved to Los Angeles in 2015 when his wife, Dr. Roxanna Pebdani, accepted a professorship at Cal State LA. He brings experience in political and nonprofit fundraising and organizing and has lived and worked in Pittsburgh and Johnstown, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC; Shreveport and Natchitoches, Louisiana; Chicago, Illinois; Leesburg, Fairfax, and Fredericksburg, Virginia; Seattle, Washington, Hartford, Connecticut, and Los Angeles, California.

From a cold and dreary land, Erik can often be found tentatively peering from the shadows at the bright sunshine. Erik enjoys riding bikes, camping, and road tripping, and is particularly excited when he can combine them all. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in Latin American History. He looks forward to helping make Los Angeles a healthy, safe, and fun place to ride a bike for his growing family and everyone that calls Los Angeles County home.


Ishraq_square.jpgIshraq Ali

Membership Manager
ishraq@la-bike.org
Ishraq comes in with over ten years of experience as an organizer in both community and progressive social justice campaigns. Since his university days, Ishraq has brought together faith-based communities around social, interfaith, worship events, training workshops, and large campaigns. For the past 5 years as a professional organizer, he has orchestrated membership recruitment strategies, as well as social justice campaigns that saw the growth and development of grassroots community leaders. He leveraged tech in those roles to track progress of fundraising, membership growth, and social media presence.

Ishraq is excited to see LACBC strategically grow membership and social media presence! He is also excited to meet many of you out in the community.


Hyeran_square.jpgHyeran Lee

Policy & Outreach Coordinator
hyeran@la-bike.org

Hyeran is a Policy & Outreach Coordinator and works with our volunteers on campaigns and events. Prior to joining the LACBC staff, she had been an LACBC Policy & Planning intern and also served as the Advocacy Chair for the Bike Coalition at UCLA, a local chapter of LACBC. Hyeran earned a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA in 2014, with a specialization in active transportation planning and policy. She is interested in presenting data and information better by using graphics and visual communication tools. Hyeran was born in Gwangju, South Korea, and has previously lived in Osaka, Japan, where her love affair with two wheels began. She has never driven a car and has no plan to do so.


Lyndsey_square.jpgLyndsey Nolan

Policy & Outreach Coordinator
lyndsey@la-bike.org

Lyndsey joined LACBC as Policy and Outreach Coordinator in November of 2016. While completing her Master’s in Public Health at USC, she had the opportunity to work at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) through the Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellowship. At SCAG, she developed their first Public Health Appendix for the 2016 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. Through this work she became passionate about the intersection of transportation, land use, and public health. In undergrad, she studied Spanish at UCLA and spent a semester abroad in Chile. She loves being outside, riding her bike to the beach, and whispering sweet nothings to her dog, Frankie.



Zachary_square.jpgZachary Rynew

Communications & Volunteer Coordinator
zachary@la-bike.org
Zachary joined LACBC in June 2015. For years, he helped visualize many of the city’s major projects (LA Live, Hollywood Blvd., Metro Rail, UCLA) and had his work featured at the Getty. He has always traveled the city by bike and has written about his adventures through CiclaValley, the LA Post Examiner and We Like LA. He was a winner at the LA Improv Comedy Festival and ran in five L.A. Marathons. Zachary holds a B.A. in Architecture and a minor in City Planning at the University of California. After working at Autodesk, Zachary continued his graduate studies at UCLA before working at the Urban Simulation Team. Previously, he also served as Education Director for Finish the Ride. Zachary races for the Bicycle.net Racing Team, and you'll find him rolling across the San Fernando Valley mainly on his road or cyclocross bike.

Lac_square.jpgLac Vuong

Bike Valet Coordinator
lac@la-bike.org

Lac joined the LACBC staff as the Bike Valet Coordinator in April 2014 after years of volunteering. He enjoys riding bikes and eating good snacks. 

 


Annette_square.jpgAnnette Rojas

Bookkeeper
annette@la-bike.org

Annette joined LACBC in December 2014 to fill the newly created part-time bookkeeper role. After many years providing administrative support in the financial sector, she is happy to bring her experience to the nonprofit world. In July 2016, she was brought on as a full-time part of the LACBC team. Living in West Hollywood, she is excited about exploring the city car free. When not managing the books, you'll find Annette at yoga, catching up with friends and family, spoiling her cat and overanalyzing pop culture online.


Staff photos by Serena Grace.

 

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