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

Movement Building Manager

Claire is responsible for projects in District 6 which encompasses the Tenderloin, South of Market and Treasure Island. When she’s not in meetings or doing streetside outreach, Claire can be found camping, teaching little ones how to skateboard in Golden Gate Park and indulging in a tofu banh mi from Saigon Sandwiches.  Email Claire.

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Nairi Azaryan

Marketing 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

Youth and Families Program Coordinator

Adrian joined the SF Bicycle Coalition in June, 2022. 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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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 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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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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David Gajer

Youth and Families Program Coordinator

Working from an anti-oppressive and strengths-based lens, David’s career has focused on supporting youth and families to recognize the critical role they can play in their own communities. He values the power of play and creativity as a critical part of learning and problem solving for all ages to engage people in meaningful inquiry about issues that are important to them. David’s work seeks to create community driven spaces that connect students, parents, and educators to develop and implement culturally-appropriate campaigns that develop a school-wide culture of walking and biking. David holds a MA in Peace and Human Rights Education from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Maryland. Email David.

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Chester Hartsough

Bicycle Education Program Assistant

Chester joined the team in September 2021. A long-time science educator, Chester began teaching middle school in 1992. He has since taken on many roles in education, obtaining a master’s degree in ecology along the way. Chester has always demonstrated bicycle riding as an enjoyable, viable means of transportation as he traveled to and from San Francisco schools. He is excited by the new challenge of helping ensure transportation justice for all while continuing to spread the joy of bicycle riding. 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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Justin Hu-Nguyen

Director of Advocacy

Justin joined the team in May 2022. Born and raised in the Bay Area, what started out as simply a means to beat the N Judah downtown led to a journey supporting efforts to create a more bikeable and equitable city. He is deeply passionate about the transformative role biking has in connecting people to community, economic success, and each other. When not in the saddle, you can probably find Justin out playing soccer or exploring bookstores. Justin holds a BA in International Relations from University of California at Davis and started his career in the California State Legislature. He recently led equity policy at Lyft for Transit, Bikes, and Scooters.  Email Justin.

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Malcolm Jaramillo

Community Organizer

Malcolm joins the team as the southeastern community organizer, covering districts 9, 10, 11, which encompasses areas such as the Excelsior, the Mission, Bernal Heights, and the Bayview. Born and raised in the Portola District, he is dedicated to making his neighborhood a safer place for those who walk and bike. He is a recent graduate from San Francisco State University with a degree in Urban Studies and uses this knowledge to critically think about how the built environment affects our health and well being. In his spare time, he uses all types of wheels to traverse San Francisco. Catch him roller-skating in Golden Gate Park, skating down San Bruno Avenue, and biking along 24th Street. Email Malcolm.

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Mia Lauter

Director of Development

Mia joined the SF Bicycle Coalition in November 2021. She’s been a lifelong cyclist – from learning to bike down her driveway as a child, riding her pedal brake bike cruiser in Seoul to curious eyes, and now hauling her kids and groceries on her cargo e-bike. She studied Communication at the University of Southern California which led to a career in event planning that evolved to logistical organization through spreadsheets and Salesforce. Mia enjoys eating outdoors on a warm day and figuring out her next meal before finishing her current one. Email Mia.

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Nesrine Majzoub

Director of Marketing and Communications

Nesrine Majzoub joined the SF Bicycle Coalition team in January 2019. She previously worked in the media publishing world as a Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Lens in San Luis Obispo where she enjoyed biking in the crisp air. She is passionate about storytelling and working to create a more empathetic and just society. Nesrine enjoys big windows, evening chats, rock climbing, camping, and playing guitar. Email Nesrine.

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Eliana Marcus-Tyler

Director of Programs

Eliana joined staff in March 2019, working on our Adult Education program and our Freedom from Training Wheels youth program. She shifted focus to lead the Programs team in 2022. She is passionate about making bicycling more accessible, safe and joyful for our communities. She fell in love with bicycling while living in Copenhagen and has been at it ever since. When not bicycling, Eliana enjoys cooking with friends and anything that involves being outside. Email Eliana.

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Ivonne Molina

Volunteer and Membership Coordinator

Ivonne joined the team in August 2021 as Volunteer and Membership Coordinator.  Prior to her involvement with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Ivonne worked as an Administrative Analyst in San Diego. She is passionate about transportation justice, and believes the bicycle is a powerful tool that can unify our communities. In her free time, you can find Ivonne biking through Golden Gate Park and discovering new ice cream parlors throughout the city. Ivonne holds a B.S. in Child and Family Development from San Diego State University. Email Ivonne.

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Kelsey Roeder

Director of People & Culture

Originally from Auburn, California, Kelsey has been a San Francisco resident since 2008. She became a member of the SF Bicycle Coalition in 2015 and joined our staff in 2016 as Membership Assistant. Prior to this role, she was an environmental educator at the San Francisco Department of the Environment, where she taught young students how to create more sustainable schools. Kelsey holds a B.A. in Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice from San Francisco State University. Email Kelsey.

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Cecilia Vega-Mayer

Adult Bicycle Education Manager

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 has previously worked in public health, wildlife ecology, and environmental education, and looks forward to bringing a people and play-focused approach to adult bicycle education programs. She loves biking through the city to find hidden gardens, fresh lumpia, and inclusive alley cat races, and is currently completing a graduate degree in environmental policy with a focus on transportation justice. Email Cecilia.

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Titan Vicencio

Visual Designer

Titan Vicencio serves to satisfy SF Bicycle Coalition’s various design needs by creating accessible content for the community. He joined in January 2020 as the graphic design intern, and rose to his current position as the visual designer. In addition to working towards two Master’s Degrees at CCA, Titan has experience in the tech industry as a Product Manager, as well as an extensive freelance portfolio. He is grateful to work with a team that strives for intersectional transportation justice in the SF Bay Area, where he was born and raised. Outside of work, Titan is either playing basketball or cooking with his family. “Hi, Mom!” Email Titan

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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

Deputy 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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Janelle Wong

Executive Director

Janelle joined our staff in 2014 first as Operations Manager, rising to Operations Director in 2019 before assuming her current role as Executive Director in 2022. Before joining the staff, Janelle spent more than a decade in public accounting, both for accounting firms and in-house. She is a Pacific McGeorge School of Law juris doctor and loves biking to school with her sons. Email Janelle.

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