Dave is a long-time organizer and advocate for socially just transportation and land-use policies. He rides his bike for most trips in his home city in Oakland, including to and from the Capitol Corridor train to Sacramento. He got his start in bike advocacy as the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition where he built the organization from a membership of 1 to 4,000. Email Dave.
Jenn Guitart, Development Director
Jenn has been raising money for social justice and social services organizations for two decades. Not until starting with CalBike in 2014, though, could she say that she had her dream job. Jenn holds an MA in anthropology, with a focus on media and intellectual property in Cuba, and dreams of one day riding her bike from Havana to Santiago de Cuba. She has spent the past few years training two small, but committed, bike commuters. She is Cuban-American, and enjoys playing music and eating good food. Email Jenn.
Jared Sanchez, Senior Policy Advocate
Jared has a background in policy research, rooted in social justice, that connects to grassroots power to achieve transformative policy goals. His work at CalBike focuses on building connections with community-based justice-centered organizations across California, and connecting bicycling, and sustainable transportation more generally, with intersecting issues such as housing, climate, and environmental justice. Prior to CalBike, Jared worked in the social justice research space for 10 years focusing on issues of immigrant integration, regional equity and racial desegregation. Email Jared.
Forest Barnes, Active Transportation Planner, Central Valley
Forest hails from Bakersfield, and now splits his time between his hometown and San Francisco. Environmental, mobility, and other social injustices in the Central Valley led him to UC Berkeley and later UCLA, where he earned a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Before joining CalBike, Forest worked in advocacy, political organizing, and political campaigns in Bakersfield and the East Bay. He later served as a transportation planner for Kern County Advanced Planning and SFMTA’s bikeshare team. Forest continues to passionately advance biking, walking, and transit to confront transportation inequities and the climate emergency. Email Forest.
Debbie Brubaker, Ride Director, California Dream Ride
Debbie is the typical native Californian – she’s happiest when outdoors enjoying the sunshine. An experienced cyclist, Debbie has cycled through Italy, Spain, and across the US. Several years ago, she decided to combine her love of entertaining and cycling into a new career. Starting her own bike tour company has combined her passion for cycling, love of the outdoors, and commitment to bicycle advocacy. Email Debbie.
Jamie Smith, Administrative Manager
Jamie comes to CalBike after working in natural resources for several years; hiking and traveling around the Western states. She loves to bike around Oakland, hike in the hills, and tend her garden. She is a California native and holds a bachelors in Plant Sciences from UC Santa Cruz. Email Jamie.
Dan Kluger, Bookkeeper
Elizabeth Gonzalez, Engagement Specialist
Elizabeth is a Bakersfield native and Bay Area resident, missing the sunny hot summers of the Central Valley. Elizabeth received her BA in Sociology from UC Berkeley where she started her career in research focused on health inequities and improving public health. Elizabeth has supported research teams both at UC Berkeley and UCSF and has volunteered with a number of non-profit organizations in the Central Valley and Bay Area focused on understanding, improving, and providing access to health care. She brings experience in qualitative research, program development, and survey design and is committed to advancing public health and policy, especially for those most underrepresented. In her free time she likes to spend time outdoors, explore bike trails, and work on a new DIY project.
Platinum Advisors, LLC, Lobbyists
CalBike is represented in Sacramento by Platinum Advisors. Beau Biller and Steve Wallach match their impressive knowledge and experience about transportation with strong reputations among decision makers in the halls of government in Sacramento.
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This specialty plate will raise funds for bicycle education. We need 7,500 pre-orders before the DMV will produce it.