Founding Board Members

Our founding board members are guiding BFK through its foundational steps as a formal non-profit corporation and preparing it to achieve its goals on into the future.

Michelle Karpinski

  • Portage Public Schools: Community Relations Manager
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)
  • 20+ years in nonprofit management
  • B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish
  • Masters Degree in Public Administration
  • Pretty Lake Camp: Former Executive Director
  • Former VP of Development, Kalamazoo Nature Center
  • Member, Kalamazoo Bicycle Club

Timothy M. Krone

  • Pedal Bicycles: Owner/Founder
  • TriKats: Current Member
  • Former technologist
  • Degrees in physics, economics and engineering
  • Good sense of financial practice and organizational structure
  • Committed to bicycling as a profession, pastime, economic development and source of wellness

Robert T. Loftus

  • CPA and Senior Manager with the accounting firm of Seber Tans, PLC.
  • Provides accounting, assurance and consulting services to clients in a broad range of industries
  • Kalamazoo Nature Center: Treasurer

Daniel P. McGlinn

  • Practicing business attorney, 27+ years
  • Lift Foundation: Current Board Member
  • Kalamazoo County: Former County Commissioner
  • Friends of Western Michigan University PAC: Former Board Member
  • Lakeside for Children: Former Board Member
  • Northside Business Association: Former Board Member
  • Western Michigan University Center for Disability Services: Former Board Member

Brendan Molony

  • Aquinas College: Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainable Business
  • Bronson Healthcare Group: Acting Sustainability Coordinator
  • Passion to drive organizational and community change while taking into account the people, planet and financial success. Focus on waste reduction, mobility, green building design, local/healthy food, green cleaning, and smarter purchasing
  • Helped Bronson become one of the top 50 Green hospitals in the United States as rated by the Becker Review
  • Michigan Health and Hospital Association’s Green Healthcare: Current Chair of the Committee, engaging other hospitals on sustainability issues and creating a common vision for reducing healthcare’s impact on the environment.

Brian Persky

  • Discover Kalamazoo (a.k.a. Kalamazoo County Convention & Visitor Bureau): Director of Sports Event Development
  • Assists and supports local, regional, and national sports event planners, organizations, and venues
  • Urban planning and economic development: 10 years experience
  • Brian’s involvement with Bike Friendly Kalamazoo stems from his interest in strengthening the Kalamazoo region as an even more bike-friendly destination through education, policy/decision-making, community events, and other approaches.

Paul H. Selden

  • Bike Friendly Kalamazoo: Founder
  • Kalamazoo Bike Week: Organizer/Chair
  • Kalamazoo Region Bike Route Committee: Chair
  • Kalamazoo Bicycle Club: current member; former Board Member; former Awards Committee Chair; former Director of Road Safety; Volunteer of the Year Award (2013)
  • TriKats: current member
  • Chain Gang Bicycle Club: current member
  • League of Michigan Bicyclists: current member; Volunteer of the Year Award (2014)
  • MDOT Pedestrian & Bicycle Committee: current member
  • Randonneurs USA: current member; owner/designer of many “Permanent” routes; P-12 Award (3 times); R-12 Award
  • Adventure Cycling Association: former member
  • KATS Citizens Advisory Committee: former member
  • World Ultracycling Association: former member; Larry Schwartz Year Rounder Challenge Award (2 times)
  • Retired in 2016 as president of an information systems support firm he founded in 1978
  • The Complete Kalamazoo (1976): Author