As the founder and Executive Director of GObike I have been fortunate to turn a hobby into a job. I love to bicycle—whether it’s for errands, enjoyment, or long excursions to exercise. Only when you’re on two wheels do you get to see the rich diversity of all the people and small intricate details of our buildings and places, which make our city unique.
Shop Mechanic and RAB Instructor
I’m a shop mechanic and Recycle A Bicycle (RAB) instructor. I’ve been working with GObike Buffalo since 2015. I love Buffalo because of the super great people. I love spending time at forest lawn with my bicycle. There’s really hundreds of great places in and around the city.
Slow Roll Buffalo Manager
My bike is my primary vehicle in the city, and Buffalo being flat makes it easy to get around. Before Slow Roll, I primarily biked by myself; since, I've learned what a great common denominator the bicycle is.
Slow Roll encourages people to get on their bikes and see the city at a slower pace, enabling a better appreciation of our people and places. In the process, we connect with countless community stakeholders to bring people together and share the ongoing story of our city.
As the communication director for GObike Buffalo, I tell our story. I'm your go to person for media inquiries and event posts.
Complete Streets Coordinator and Planner
As a Complete Streets Coordinator and Planner, I work to empower communities to envision what a safer and more sustainable street system would look like. A system where no matter what one's age, ability, or choice of transportation is, everyone feels comfortable and confident to navigate within it. When we plan at this human scale we positively impact the health and safety of our own bodies, communities, and environment. It encourages us to slow down, build relationships, and tear down the system of barriers keeping us apart. And this is why I ride; to always see Buffalo for all that is weird, chaotic, and seductive about her.
Education Program Director
Head Mechanic at our Community Workshop since 2010, I can be found fixing a bike for sale, training new mechanics, teaching classes, or helping our members with their bikes. I really love working at GObike because I get to make a tangible difference in people’s daily lives. Squeaky chains, mystery noises, loose brakes, or shifty shifters can all be fixed with the application of a little knowledge and elbow grease, and we have both of those to spare.
From events to advocacy, I keep the Buffalo community informed about the new and exciting work being done at GObike. I love bicycling because of its incredible power to connect people with their environment and each other. We have so much to celebrate in Buffalo — our parks system, world-class architecture, a thriving cultural sector, global diversity — but our city’s greatest asset is the people who call it home. I feel privileged to play a role in promoting community health and improving quality of life in our City of Good Neighbors.
From SkyRide to Tour de Farms, I make the wheels go ‘round at all GObike Buffalo events. I’ve been passionate about making Buffalo—my hometown—a better place since moving back here in 2010 and love working for GObike Buffalo because I get to do meaningful work to make our communities safer and healthier (and more fun!).
Operations and Outreach Director
As the Operations and Outreach Director at GObike Buffalo, I connect people and spaces. In creating transportation projects or figuring out the logistics of how we can do things together, the goal is to harness the power of community to build a safer city that makes sense for all road users. The community is a renewable resource providing deep knowledge of how streets should behave so there is infrastructural justice, wherever you are in the City of Buffalo. It’s exciting to work with people all over the city, building new paradigms that will, ultimately, make our city more resilient for coming generations.
Manager of our Community Workshop, I love when I have time to observe the goings on at the shop during a really busy day. There are so many people helping each other, learning together, and getting excited about bikes. It’s like a well-oiled machine that pumps out warm fuzzy feelings for everyone.
Shop Mechanic and Member Support
I have been with GObike for about a year. I work as both a mechanic at our workshop and as support for our events through our office. I also manage secure bike parking for the BNMC. My favorite part about working for GObike is being directly apart of something highly impactful for our city. I love being able to see first-hand how much of an impact my job has on the cycling community in Buffalo.