Bike BloNo would not be what it is without the dedicated work, day-in and day-out, from our seven-member board. Our board members serve two-year terms and were elected during our January membership meetings in 2014 and 2015.
Mike is a 22-year resident of Bloomington-Normal, moving to the community to work at WGLT public radio. His passion for sustainable transportation is apparent with his service on the Connect Transit Board of Trustees and as co-director of the Good To Go Commuter Challenge. As a personal challenge, Mike gave up his ISU parking permit in February of 2009 and hasn’t driven to work since. Mike is a year-round bike commuter, riding more than 2,000 miles annually and more than 310 days a year, missing only 4 work days in 2013.
Jacob is the Creative Operations Manager for Web and Interactive Communications at Illinois State University. In his spare time, he volunteers as an organizer of the Your Normal LGBT Film Festival, participates in pro-bono collaborative design-a-thons, sows seed at the West Bloomington Community Gardens, and is passionate about local community involvement. In 2012, he ended his frosty relationship with his truck, and has been a bike commuter since.
Stefanie is the Branch Manager at Manpower in Bloomington, and has a passion is for helping people connect with opportunities. She has BA in Sociology and a 3-D Art Minor from Eastern Illinois University, and also a 2014 graduate of the McLean County Leadership program. She and her husband Chris have lived in Bloomington for over 10 years, recently buying a house. Her other community involvement includes being a Red Cross Disaster Services first responder since 2006, Bring it on Bloomington Transportation Committee volunteer, and various involvement in locals arts. Stefanie sees cycling connected to everything: from the community that we build and nurture for ourselves, to the health of businesses, people and the environment.
Michael is the Senior Web Developer and Bike Committee Chair at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. He serves as the Chair of the Transportation & Air Quality Working Group for the City of Bloomington Comprehensive Plan. After growing up in the Chicago suburbs and around New England, he moved to Bloomington for college and decided to put down roots. He and his dog, Piper, live in the White’s Place Historic District and can often be found exploring the Constitution Trail together.
Board Member At-Large
Brandon is a software engineer for Watchtower Security Inc out of St. Louis. He is a member of the Bloomington Cycle Racing Team as well as a board member and past president of the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees. For the past two years he has been the race director and promotor of the Bloomington Criterium. On weekends one of Brandon’s favorite things is to ride his bike with his wife and daughter to Uptown Normal to grab a cup of coffee to start the day.
Board Member At-Large
Dusty is a Business Analyst at State Farm in Bloomington. Prior to that she was a Senior Manager at CGN Global, a management consulting firm headquartered in Peoria, where she worked for seven years. She has a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from ISU. Dusty enjoys the diversity of experiences that different types of cycling can offer and the vast health, wellness, environmental and financial benefits it provides. She is also passionate about human rights, youth involvement in sports and recreation, and increasing the involvement of women and girls in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). She and her partner Stephanie enjoy exploring via bike – both within our local community and when traveling.
Board Member At-Large
Kelly began bicycle commuting in 2009 thanks to the extensive bicycle infrastructure that Urbana offered. She was actively involved in the community as the Fundraising Chair and Business Incentive Co-Chair for the Yankee Ridge PTA. She was a member of the Urbana Park District Advisory Committee (UPD-AC) and the UPDAC Teen Involvement Subcommittee. She was also a member of the UPD Trails Masterplan Steering Committee, whose goal was to create a trail system connecting the University of Illinois campus with the various parks in the community – similar to the Constitution Trail. Kelly hopes to improve her community and the bicycle infrastructure of Bloomigton-Normal for everyone.