BFK’s Advisory Council

BFK’s Advisory Council is composed of a wide spectrum of stakeholders from within and outside our immediate community.  Their knowledge and skills augment those of our board of directors; we look to them for guidance as Bike Friendly Kalamazoo carries out its mission and vision. Although the Advisory Council has no governance authority and its members speak as individuals, BFK’s Advisory Council is a valuable source of recommendations and information of interest to BFK’s board of directors.  We deeply appreciate their willingness to serve in this capacity!

Ethan Alexander – Positive Behavior Support Specialist, KRESA; Founder, Open Roads Bike Program
James Baker, P.E.
–  Public Services Director & City Engineer, City of Kalamazoo
Shaun Ballard – Business Development Manager, Discover Kalamazoo
Thom Brennan – Road Commissioner, Road Commission of Kalamazoo County
Joe Cekola – President & Owner, Imperial Beverages
Jamie Clark – President, Clark Logic
John Dunlop – Athletic Coordinator/Physical Education Teacher, Portage Central Middle School
Pamela Brown Goodacre – Board Member, Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority
Hayden Guild – Staff Accountant, Seber Tans, PLC
Paul Guthrie – Laboratory Manager, Bronson Methodist Hospital
Andrew Haan – President, Downtown Kalamazoo Partnership
Jim Heath – President, Stryker Instruments (ret.); Executive VP, Flexfab LLC (ret.)
Libby Heiny-Cogswell – Supervisor, Oshtemo Township
Jon Hoadley – Representative, Michigan House District 60
Kathleen Hoyle – Director of Parks, Recreation & Senior Services, City of Portage
Jennifer Johnson – Ride Leader, The Chain Gang Bicycle Club
Brandt Iden – Representative, Michigan House District 61
Roger Lepley – President, Consort Display Group
John Lindenmayer – Exec. Dir., League of Michigan Bicyclists
Jim Mallery – Village Manager, Village of Vicksburg
Sean McCann – Senator, Michigan Senate District 20
Sarah Moyer-Cayle – Village Manager, Village of Paw Paw
Margaret O’Brien
Scott Powers – Owner, Powerlink Promotional Products
Dave Rachowicz – Director, Kalamazoo County Parks & Expo Center
Patricia Randall – Mayor, City of Portage
Julie Rogers – Chair, Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners
Mark Rose – Owner, Morris Rose Auto Parts
Brian Sanada – Transportation Planner, SW Region Office, MDOT
Cara Smith – President, Trikats
Chris Tracy – Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd
Don Ulsh – Supervisor, Schoolcraft Township
Dan Warnaar – President, Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association
Paul Wells – Education Chair, Kalamazoo Bicycle Club
Lewis Whalen – Social Worker, US Department of Veterans Affairs