Finance & HR Manager
Tanysha was born and raised in South Los Angeles. She has a Master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, specializing in General Management. She graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills, with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. After holding positions at Santa Monica College, Learn4Life, Bank of America, and DJSKEG Inc, Tanysha is excited to join the BikeLA team and enhance the quality of life and the future of biking around Los Angeles.
A Seattle native, Graham developed a strong connection to bicycles as a way to safely experience the outdoors during the global pandemic. Since then, he embarked on a cross-country bikepacking trip, participated in numerous city bike groups, and worked as a bicycle mechanic here in Los Angeles. Graham studied psychology at Pitzer College, and brings a background in non-profit development from his time supporting events and outreach at The Special Olympics. Graham is driven to advocate for equitable access to the bicycle as a tool for healthy exercise, community transformation, and environmental stewardship for all Angelenos.
ELI AKIRA KAUFMAN
Eli Akira Kaufman has been a bike commuter since elementary school and always prefers to navigate the place he lives and works on two wheels. He has over a decade of leadership experience with stints as a chief communicator and program lead at Film Independent, GOOD, and River LA. Prior to joining the BikeLA team, Eli worked at Swell Creative Group where he helped produce a successful campaign to pass Measure W, LA County’s Safe, Clean Water Program. Eli earned his MFA at UCLA’s School of Film, Television, and Digital Media with a concentration in Directing, and has a BA from Oberlin College where he played four years of Varsity Lacrosse. He is a founding parent of the IKAR Early Childhood Center Garden, and coaches his son’s AYSO soccer team – Go Silver Eagles! His ideal weekend in Los Angeles involves being outside as much as possible in a kayak, working in his garden, and of course on his bike with family, friends, and colleagues. Eli is grateful to make his love for bicycling, the most sustainable, equitable, and joyous transportation option his contribution to a more liveable Los Angeles for everyone.
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