Meet Our Board
The Community Cycles Board of Directors role is ensure Community Cycles, as a Boulder non-profit, achieves it’s mission. This includes accountability for the organization’s progress, ownership of success, and oversight to ensure our viability and sustainability. Meet them!
Brian Graham, Board President
Brian currently works for the Boulder County Transportation Department as a Senior Project Coordinator for flood recovery. He was previously the county’s bicycle planner and developed multi-use trails prior to moving to Colorado. He has served on the Community Cycles Board of Directors since early 2013, and became board president in 2016.
Graham is a certified planner (AICP) and certified League Cycling Instructor (LCI), and was honored by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals as its Young Professional of the Year in 2011. He is an every-day bike commuter and regular mountain biker.
Elaine C. Erb, Board Vice President
Elaine is a native of the Detroit area who moved to Colorado in the early 80s. EC, as she is known on the air, has been involved with community radio station KGNU for decades as a volunteer DJ, board member, and music director. A lifelong cyclist, she has worked on various transportation projects for the City of Boulder including the start-up of the HOP shuttle, the creation of one of the city’s first websites dedicated to alternative transportation, issuing and managing EcoPasses, and reviewing accident data involving bicycles and pedestrians. Elaine has a graduate degree in urban planning and is especially interested in county and regional transportation issues. She is currently working for Boulder Transportation Connections as their Sustainable Transportation Planner.
Ann Haebig, Board Secretary
Ann has commuted by bicycle whenever possible for over 20 years, joining bicycle advocacy organizations wherever she lands. She has lived in Boulder since 2009. In addition to commute cycling, Ann enjoys road cycling and easy bike touring. She also serves on the Advocacy Committee. Her kitty litter bucket pannier kits are available for sale at the shop.
Ross Paolino, Board Treasurer
Ross is currently an Associate Counsel with Western Union. Before calling Colorado home, he worked in private practice in Miami, Florida and Washington, D.C. counseling Fortune 500 companies on business, investigatory, and commercial matters. Ross is a proud alum of the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and holds a J.D. from George Washington Law School.
A long time bike commuter and avid urban cyclist, Sandee joins the Community Cycles board bringing marketing, social media, and business organization skills from her position of Marketing Director at 8z Realty.
Sandee is a high energy, persistent, and dynamic professional with a good sense of humor and adaptability. A parent at Whittier Elementary, Sandee will help us create safer streets for walkers and bicyclists throughout Boulder.
Dean Fogerty, Board Member
Bicycling is a long-time passion for Dean, who’s lived and cycled in Boulder for over 40 years. He has ridden and volunteered for Ride the Rockies and RAGBRAI several times, and is proud to have worked on the very first Red Zinger bike race. “Being able to help others build and ride is a very rewarding perk of being involved with Community Cycles.” His employment at Ricoh includes marketing and events management responsibilities that give him the opportunity to travel and observe bicycling around the world. Dean is also chairman of the board for Frequent Flyers (an aerial dance performance group), on the board of the Colorado Blues Society, and a long time volunteer for eTown (a Boulder-based, nationally syndicated radio program).
Evan Freirich, Board Member
Evan is an attorney who has operated his private practice in Boulder since 1989. Once a bike mechanic, always a bike mechanic: Evan’s latest passion is an electric hybrid bicycle, which helps with his mountain commute.
Susan Helm-Murtagh, Board Member
Susan teaches leadership, strategic development and systems thinking in the Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH) program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, IN. In addition, she is vice chair of the board of directors for the National Interscholastic Cycling Assocation (NICA), a non-profit, physical activity-based positive youth development organization based on Berkeley, CA. Previously, she was vice president at Mosaic Health Solutions (a division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina), where she was responsible for building and managing — through acquisition, investment and development — a portfolio of health solutions products and services centered on information technology, analytics and consumer engagement. She and her family moved to Boulder from Chapel Hill in May 2017.
She loves riding bikes of all kinds – commuters, mountain, gravel, road, cyclocross, time trial – you name it. She met her husband, Rory, on a cycling tour of Italy; they’ve gone on to pedal through some amazing places together (like Bhutan, Switzerland, France and New Zealand).
John McCarthy, Board Member
John originally moved to Colorado from Nebraska in 1998 and with a few pitstops along the way, he relocated back to Colorado in 2014. He lives in Boulder and enjoys cycling, running, hiking and other outdoor pursuits with his wife and three sons.
While working in London for 8 years, John became a daily bike commuter and got a fresh appreciation for the challenges of sharing the road. He also developed an interest in road biking while venturing along many of Europe’s celebrated routes through the Alps and Pyrenees. John makes frequent use of Boulder’s excellent bike paths and trails.
He is currently Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of Level 3 Communications where he supports the company on various commercial and business matters. John holds a JD from Creighton University and a degree in Economics from Santa Clara University.
Clark Rider, Board Member
With that last name , it’s no wonder Clark ended up in the cycling community. A Boulder native, Clark returned home in 2014 after almost twenty years in the Pacific Northwest, including a stint managing the sustainability program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. Currently the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator for CU Boulder, he supports the University’s transportation demand management efforts.
As a daily bike commuter, bike racer, occasional driver, father of two, and longtime Boulder residents, Clark sees the importance of a strong organization like Community Cycles advocating for safer streets and a stronger bicycle and sustainable transportation community. He’s glad to be able to put his skills to use for that mission.
Rebecca Teasdale, Board Member
A founding partner of The TRIspective Group, Rebecca Teasdale brings her expertise in executive coaching, team development and organizational alignment. She’s worked with leaders and executive teams in Fortune 500 companies to drive lasting results through executive alignment and cultural change.
Ray Keener, former Board President, Chair of the Capital Campaign Committee
Ray joined the bike industry in 1975 as a Midwest bike shop owner. Over the decades, he’s worn many hats, focusing on helping bike retailers be more successful in sales, marketing, and staff training. Currently, his activities include a partnership with the National Bicycle Dealers Association in the bike shop staff training realm, a marketing role with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, and regular blogging and articles for Bicycle Retailer and Industry News magazine. Keener has volunteered with Community Cycles as a clinic teacher. His expanded role as Board President focuses on selling and marketing more bikes and accessories, assisting the organization to deliver a more consistent and consumer-friendly message. Contact .