Staff

Your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition staff is hard at work representing you on the streets and at City Hall. Become a member of the SF Bicycle Coalition and get this team of advocates working for you!

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Claire Amable

Director of Advocacy

Claire Amable is a Tenderloin-born and raised community organizer with over six years of experience running successful transit justice campaigns in downtown San Francisco. Going on three years at the SF Bicycle Coalition, Claire is responsible for building relationships with community members and leaders in San Francisco’s most historically underserved neighborhoods, and co-developing strategies with these communities to make streets safer for them. When she’s not in meetings or doing streetside outreach, Claire can be found camping, running through McLaren Park, or eating a tofu banh mi from Saigon Sandwiches in front of City Hall.  Email Claire.

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Nairi Azaryan

Marketing and Communications Manager

Nairi joined the team in November 2020. In her role, she uses various communication channels to promote the work of the organization and to strengthen and expand the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition community. She has a background in higher education and nonprofits, and holds a B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She enjoys biking for transport, for leisure, and to attempt wheelies. In her spare time she enjoys picnics with friends and swimming in rivers. Email Nairi.

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Adrian Cárdenas

School Engagement Coordinator

Adrian joined the SF Bicycle Coalition in June, 2022, and is the Safe Routes to School Engagement Lead. He was born in Mexico City, grew up in Cancún, and has been a Mission neighborhood resident since 2015. Previously, Adrian has worked with the SF Bicycle Coalition as a Bike Education Outreach Specialist, Bike Valet Supervisor, and Bike Education Instructor. He’s passionate about teaching Bay Area folks how to ride a bike in both English and Spanish as an LCI instructor. He started riding his bike 10 years ago after seeing Bike to Work Day ads on Muni, and he wants other people to discover all the benefits that riding a bike provides. Transportation justice is very important to him and he looks forward to serving the youth and families of San Francisco. When he’s not working Adrian can be found climbing hills on his fixie or walking his dog, Freedia on Valencia Street.  Email Adrian

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Patrick Casey

Membership and Development Associate

Patrick joined the Membership & Development team in Spring of 2024 and is primarily in charge of the volunteer program and event planning. Originally hailing from the East Coast, they have called SF home for the last few years and want to see the city develop into a safe, just, and approachable place to get around on two wheels. You’ll catch Patrick spending much of their free time tinkering with bicycles in various states of completion, playing bike polo on Thursdays at Dolores Park, shredding the local gnar on a 35 year old mountain bike, and bird watching around the city during seasonal migrations. Email Patrick.

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Deb Clearwaters

Director of Development

Deb joined the SF Bicycle Coalition in July 2024 as Development Director. Deb is excited to parlay her fundraising and arts management experience to support SF Bike’s transformational advocacy and education work. Deb has been cycle-commuting in SF and now Oakland since 2009. She has ridden from SF to LA three times with AIDS/Lifecycle and across Iowa with RAGBRAI. Deb was recently certified as a League Cycling Instructor and hopes to empower others to gain biking confidence through classes and raising funds to support the Coalition’s excellent education programs. Email Deb.

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Rachel Clyde

Community Organizer

Rachel joined the team as an intern in January 2021, and then rose to her current position as Community Organizer for our west side campaigns. She supports the car-free Great Highway and car-free JFK Drive campaigns through outreach and assists in grasstops organizing for California state bills related to street safety and bicycle access. Rachel graduated from college in May 2021 with a degree in political science. In her free time, you can find Rachel at the beach or hanging out with friends. Email Rachel.

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Krissa Corbett Cavouras

Director of Marketing and Communications

Krissa joined the SF Bicycle Coalition in October 2023, after moving to San Francisco from Brooklyn. After nearly a decade running digital engagement for Brooklyn Public Library’s marketing team, she’s thrilled to amplify the stories of San Francisco’s biking community and champion our advocacy and our programming. She’s a proud SFUSD parent, and riding with her two young kids to school on her cargo e-bike is her daily joy. When she’s not working or parenting, she spends her time birding, reading novels about complex women, and devouring culture podcasts. Email Krissa.

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Alex Frank

Bike it Forward Program Manager

Alex Joined the team in January 2022. Born and raised in the Bay Area, his perspective includes a number of years living and riding in other cities and countries around the world. His educational background is in economics, public policy, and urban development. He sees bicycles as one tool to help economically disadvantaged people gain a competitive edge. His vision for the Bike It Forward team is to provide fun, low cost mobility and supportive services to those who need it most – and whose voices have often been left out of planning and development conversations. Alex uses a bike as a primary form of transportation (and fun) and advocates strongly for road equity and access for pedestrians and cyclists. Email Alex.

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Chester Hartsough

Youth and Families Program Coordinator

Chester first joined the team in September 2021 as the Bicycle Education Program Assistant. Now, in his current role, Chester shifts his focus to youth and families, drawing on years of experience biking to and from SFUSD schools as a teacher and a parent. A long-time science educator who strives to minimize his carbon footprint, Chester demonstrates bicycle riding as an enjoyable, viable means of transportation wherever he rides. In his free time, Chester enjoys spending time with family cooking, eating, and playing games or watching TV. Email Chester.

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Jeremy Hobbs

Technology Strategist

Jeremy, who joined the team in October 2018, brings 15 years of technology management and leadership expertise, including experience serving as the CIO of the San Francisco Art Institute. He has been a SF Bicycle Coalition member since 2012 and has used a bicycle as his primary form of transportation for two decades. Jeremy has a strong commitment to travel by bicycle and has ridden long distances, over the river and through the woods, on four continents. He holds a BFA in Art & Technology, Photography and Art History and a BA In Visual Critical Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Email Jeremy.

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Kenny Kruse

Director of Youth and Family Programs

Kenny joined the SF Bicycle Coalition in August 2023. Raised in Utah, his work in education took him all around the country and the world, teaching writing in college-in-prison programs in Alabama and Utah, teaching gender and environmental studies to school staff in Burma, and working as a school administrator in Richmond and San Francisco. Kenny is passionate about transit, education, and equity and is excited to collaborate with city agencies and nonprofit partners as the Safe Routes to School Program Manager. Outside of work, he can be found reading, writing, traveling, spending time outdoors, and running. Email Kenny.

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Qamuuqin Maxwell

Bicycle Education Coordinator

Qamuuqin joined the SF Bicycle Coalition in July of 2024 as Coordinator of Bicycle Education. Originally from Southern Oregon, he has lived, ridden, and worked up and down the West Coast from Seattle to Sacramento, and is excited to now call the Bay Area home. As a dedicated rider of all disciplines and a lifelong learner, he is excited to leverage all of his skill sets and experiences to help facilitate bicycle education programming that is inclusive and accessible. Qamuuqin can also be found exploring by bike with his partner, cooking yummy food, and experiencing art. Email Qamuuqin.

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Cecilia Vega-Mayer

Director of Community Programs

Cecilia joined the SF Bicycle Coalition in July 2022. Born and raised in Seattle, they first came into bike community in POC and gender-expansive spaces. Cecilia aims to bring a people and play-focused approach to programming, and has previously worked in public health, wildlife ecology, and environmental policy. Their favorite ways to bike are with friends and on gravel and dirt, and they love biking through the city to find hidden gardens, fresh lumpia, and inclusive alley cat races. Email Cecilia.

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Ashley Von Edge

Membership Engagement Manager

As the Membership Engagement Manager, Ashley Von Edge is passionate about supporting our members and enhancing their experience. With a long background in the cycling industry, Ashley has worked in various spaces and locations, from being the Marin Program Lead with Little Bellas to bike shop sales in Minnesota. Ashley is dedicated to helping create a vibrant and inclusive cycling community for all. When Ashley is not supporting the cycling community, she is hanging with her spouse and toddler exploring parks in SF. Email Ashley.

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Tracy Weiss

Valet Bicycle Parking Coordinator

Tracy was a long-time volunteer for the SF Bicycle Coalition before becoming a Valet Bicycle Parking Supervisor. Since 2021 she has been the Valet Bicycle Parking Coordinator and works to provide safe and secure bicycle parking at events around San Francisco, including all SF Giants games. She also is a volunteer staff member of the SF Bike Kitchen, helping to teach folks how to maintain and fix their bicycles. Tracy enjoys biking around the city and taking photographs of the ever-changing landscape. When she is not fixing or riding bikes, Tracy enjoys sewing everything from clothes to bicycle bags to dog accessories. Email Tracy.

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Christopher White

Executive Director

Chris joined the team in 2017, first running our adult Bicycle Education program and later becoming Director of Programs. Now, as Deputy Director, he works to develop strategic approaches between the Advocacy and Programs teams in order to better serve all SF communities, particularly those that have been historically left out of transportation planning. His background is in theater and education: for 12 years he was the Founding Artistic Director of SF experimental performance troop Mugwumpin, as well as an actor for many Bay Area theater companies. Living in the Bay Area since 2003, he got to know the city by biking to clients’ homes as an academic private tutor. Chris is excited to keep expanding beyond his habitual urban biking by doing more bike camping. Email Christopher.

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