Bend Bikes Board of Directors (left to right): Aron Yarmo, Lucas Freeman, Ariel Mendez, LeeAnn O'Neill, Kristen Durance, Colleen Miller, Scott Reich, Morgan Crowell, Eric Power, Kirk Stock
Morgan has lived in Oregon since 2006 when he moved from Northern California to work on improving bicycle access with a non-profit in the Portland Metro Area. After years working in bike shops and supporting some of the largest cycling events in Oregon, he now spends his time working on industrial regulation for the City of Bend, commuting on a cargo bike with his daughter and getting outside to recreate as much as possible. Morgan is a member of the Deschutes County Bike and Pedestrian Committee and has a BA in Environmental Studies & Social Justice and a MS in Hydrology from Oregon State University
Kristen is new to central Oregon, originally from the woods of northern Michigan. She lived in Seattle before coming to Bend where she became hooked on bike commuting as a way to get around town and avoid traffic, despite some pretty big hills. She works as an environmental consultant helping state, tribe, and local entities streamline and modernize environmental data reporting. She also volunteers with Oregon Adaptive Sports and is passionate about making sure Bend has the infrastructure in place for commuters and riders of all abilities.
Co-founder of Bend Bikes, Lucas got his start in bicycle advocacy when he wondered aloud why more of his neighbors weren’t taking their children by bike to school. He works in the technology space as a professional cat-herder and he regularly pretends to know what the heck a cloud is. Before helping to start Bend Bikes, he started a Bend-focused bike blog - www.bikearoundbend.com - and picked up a Big Chainring Award from the Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for promoting cycling culture in Central Oregon.
Ariel loves toting his kids around Bend in a giant orange box bike. He is a part-time instructor of political science at OSU-Cascades and has experience as an event planner and nonprofit fundraiser. He volunteers for Bend Parks and Recreation’s Budget Committee, City of Bend’s Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee, Bear Creek Elementary PTO and Site Council, and as a soccer coach. His PhD in political science is from Stanford University.
Colleen works for the City of Bend, and has a professional background in urban planning and geographic information systems. Having lived in Bend since 2004, she's volunteered with many bicycle related events including a school bike train from her neighborhood and bike safety events at Bear Creek Elementary.
LeeAnn is a recovering attorney who escaped corporate law life by biking across Mexico. She is the bilingual family law facilitator at the Deschutes County Courthouse and has extensive nonprofit experience. She is a certified equity trainer and an active member of the Restorative Justice and Equity group for the Bend-LaPine schools. Her passions include engaging women in bike touring and making bike commuting initiatives inclusive and eliminating barriers for those who face obstacles to bike commuting.
As a father, husband and cycling enthusiast, Eric has turned his passion into a profession. As owner of Bend Velo Bike Shop, and creator of the J. Livingston Brand of bikes, Eric has both a passion and desire to incorporate bicycles into everyone's daily life.
Scott is fortunate enough to have never had a regular car commute in his adult life and hopes that more people in Bend can have that opportunity. He works as the Fair Lending Officer at Umpqua Bank and has spent most of his career facilitating equal access to financial services for traditionally under-served populations.
Kirk is the owner of Video Works Productions, a Bend-based video production company. He served on the advisory board for the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway before moving back to Bend in 2014.
Aron is a lawyer with Bailey & Yarmo, LLP, and an avid cyclist. He has two school-aged children and has a strong interest in safe and efficient bicycle transportation systems. His passion is Neighborhood Greenways.