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 2015 and 2017.
Stefanie is Operations Professional at Signs Direct in Bloomington. 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.
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.
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.
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
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
Scott has been an employee as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist at St. Joseph Medical Center and a resident of Bloomington/Normal since 2004. Scott received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bradley University in 2000 and a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology from Saint Louis University in 2004. In 2014, after a year removed from open heart surgery and years of living with type one diabetes mellitus, Scott hopped onto a bicycle to improve his physical and mental well being. It was then that Scott developed a renewed passion for all things bicycle. Scott’s main focus is to encourage the community to simply hop on a bike and ride. When not riding a bike, you could see Scott perform as a drummer/percussionist, reading books, drinking at CoffeeHound, attending concerts, supporting the local music scene, grilling out in his backyard, watching Cardinal baseball/Blues hockey, and spend quality time with his wife, Lisa, his son, Ashton, and two dogs, Maggie and Wilson.
Board Member At-Large
Chris is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media & Design at Eureka College. He has been involved with the BloNo bicycling community for ten years previously working as a bike mechanic at Vitesse Cycle. He has a BA in Art from Eastern Illinois University and an MFA in Art from Illinois State University. Chris and his wife Stefanie have lived in Bloomington for over 10 years, recently buying a house. Along with the local bike scene Chris also volunteers with the local arts community.