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 (she/her)
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 from NYU. She lives and rides her bike in Berkeley with her partner and two kids. When she’s not working to make California a better, more bikeable place, she enjoys playing music, having dinner parties, and doing creative projects. 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, Lead 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 (he/him)
Dan likes to make sure all the numbers add up at CalBike and other arts, education, and advocacy nonprofits around the SF Bay Area. When he’s not at his computer or bicycling between locations, he often has a stringed instrument in his hand, playing a square dance, or learning traditional folk tunes of the Americas.
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.
Alexandra Weber, Active Transportation Planner
Alexandra is currently a master’s student at UCLA studying urban planning with a concentration in transportation policy. As a fierce advocate for equitable active transportation practices, she finds working for CalBike to be a dream job. Before joining CalBike, Alexandra was a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa and is now a California transplant. In her free time, she enjoys biking the streets of Los Angeles, baking bread and woodworking.
Peter Garcia, Active Transportation Planner
Peter is a recent urban planning graduate from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, where he studied the interaction between race, class, and power in transportation finance policy and planning. This lens will bring an important focus to the CalBike’s Central Valley Bikeways Project. His interest in urban planning is rooted in a combination of growing up in auto-dependent Orange County and a study abroad trip to Russia, where he lived in St. Petersburg and traveled to Kyiv and Moscow. Peter lives in Los Angeles and bikes almost everywhere he needs to go, as well as recreationally.
Rosy Doud, Active Transportation Planner
As an urban planner, Rosy is interested in disrupting auto-centric design and promoting social equity through active transportation planning. While getting her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA, Rosy interned for LA City Planning. She wrote her capstone project on pedestrian-oriented design interventions to freeway underpasses. At CalBike, Rosy is excited to work on the Central Valley Bikeways Project and to promote pedestrian-friendly design around planned HSR Stations. Since freeways and on-ramps present access hurdles near the HSR stations, Rosy’s experience overcoming these types of challenges will be particularly helpful.
Asha Chandy, Active Transportation Planner
Asha is currently the programs manager for Bike Bakersfield, where she serves multiple roles conducting outreach and education programs, writing grants, fundraising, developing membership, and advocating for active transportation programs in the region. Bike Bakersfield operates the only bike kitchen (community bike shop) and bicycle advocacy organization in Kern County.
Asha will assist the Central Valley Bikeways Project with coalition-building, administering resident feedback surveys, and developing communications and educational strategies to engage typically underrepresented populations in the transportation planning process. She brings deep roots in the region and an involvement in its social justice and active transportation advocacy movements to the 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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