Meet our board members

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I have three passions, working with children, writing and cycling.  I’ve worked as a teaching assistant in CMS for the past seventeen years.  Before that I was a preschool teacher for three years.  Altogether I have 20 years of experience working with children and youth.  Five years ago, Charlotte Cadieux and I started CLT Bike Camp, which is a program that combines two of my passions and has been pretty successful, as well as fun.  Over the years I’ve worked as an Earn a Bike teacher for Trips For Kids.  I’ve volunteered a little in the shop and warehouse over time and have really come to love The Recyclery, both for the people who work their and for the community it supports.

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  • Director of Athletics, Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte

  • USCAA Board of Directors

  • President of Eastern Metro Athletic Conference

  • 2018 USCAA Athletic Director of the Year

  • Chair Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force, Charlotte campus

  • Member of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Consortium

  • Former WNBA Head Coach & General Manager

Bethanie Johnson

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Peter has been a Re-cyclery volunteer since 2018. Looking for a place to convert a 20-year old Eddy Merckx road bike to a commuter, he was directed to our shop and immediately attracted by the many roles Trips for Kids Charlotte plays in the cycling community. Originally from Nova Scotia, Peter has ridden single speeds, mountain bikes, road bikes, gravel bikes and triathlon bikes for fun, fitness and transportation since the 1980’s. Looking for a way to be more involved and to support the great work of the organization, Peter joined the Trips for Kids Charlotte Board in 2019.

Peter Campbell

Trudi Lacey

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Ben has been with TFKC since 2008. He is a lifelong cyclist who started wrenching on his own bikes eventually parlaying that into a job at a bike shop. After more than a decade working in the cycling industry in various roles, Ben now spends his time repairing bikes and teaching the Bicycle Assembly and Repair class. He is also the resident Campagnolo enthusiast at TFKC. Ben loves riding bikes, naturally... Specifically riding a road bike fast and far into rural areas!

Ben Malmquist

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Employer/job: Queens University of Charlotte / CFO and Vice President of Administration

 

 

 

Why/how did you get involved with TFKC?  I saw this great group of kids riding the trails that I normally ride and I stopped to ask about them…… and immediately got pulled in.     The program is so much more than riding the trails with the kids (which frankly would have been good enough for me to get involved) and I enjoy seeing them learn, mature and grow into young adults.

Matt Packey

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Alex first got involved with Trips for Kids in Florida in 2011. After completing a cross-country bicycle trip, she was inspired to find ways to get more people on bikes and create bike-friendly communities. Working directly with kids and helping them to experience the freedom and lifelong empowerment of moving through the world on two wheels seemed like a simple and impactful way to create change. She was excited to learn about Trips for Kids and volunteer with an organization whose mission was so closely aligned with her passions. Alex has had the opportunity to make cycling a part of her everyday life from working as a transportation planner, to teaching safe cycling, to even helping build mountain bike trails on the weekends. When she’s not riding bikes, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places with her husband Craig and two pups, Mac and Bug.

Alex Riemondy

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 I started volunteering with Trips for Kids Charlotte during my freshman year in high school when I came to a Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. Since then, I have volunteered for Trips for Kids in several different ways (mostly on the ride program), and have gotten increasingly involved ever since. You can find me riding with kids in the Summer with CLT Bike Camp.

Agni Sarode

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Corwin has been a TFKC Board Member since 2016. He joined the board shortly after moving from NJ. His interest in biking started in NJ, riding the hills of North NJ and the crowded streets of NYC. He joined the ranks of the mountain bike community when he moved to Charlotte and hasn't broken a bone, but will get stitched up from time to time. He considers himself a casual rider, but encourages people he meets to start riding as Charlotte is a bike-friendly city. Corwin sought out TFKC when he moved to Charlotte because he believes in helping and giving back via social, environment and charitable activities.  "Riding a bike is the best way to learn a new city and meet people."

Corwin Thomas

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A life-long passion fully awakened about 15 years ago when Dick Winters learned there was a growing cycling community in Charlotte, NC. Dick got involved in just about anything that promoted bicycling, especially on Charlotte’s streets. He started volunteering with Trips for Kids Charlotte and continues to be involved with them today. 

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