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!

Curt Aardema – Director for Development, AVB, Inc.
Ethan Alexander – Positive Behavior Support Specialist, KRESA; Founder, Open Roads Bike Program
James Baker, P.E.
– Public Services Director & City Engineer, City of Kalamazoo
Pamela Brown Goodacre – Board Member, Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority (fmr)
Joe Cekola
– President & Owner, Imperial Beverages
Jamie Clark – President, Clark Logic
Keshia Dickason – Executive Director, Girls on the Run of SW Michigan (fmr); President, Big Red Heart Association
Sawyer Duncan – Health & Physical Educator, Vicksburg Community Schools; President, Society of Health and Physical Educators of MI
John Dunlop – Athletic Coordinator/Physical Education Teacher, Portage Central Middle School
Ken Fischang, CHME, CMP, CTA – Director of Commercial Operations, Gilmore Car Museum
Anthony Guimond – Owner, Kalamazoo Sportswear & Regalia: Custom Apparel
Paul Guthrie – Laboratory Manager, Bronson Methodist Hospital
Barb Hart, R.D. – Member, Kalamazoo Bicycle Club and Randonneurs USA
Jim Heath – President, Stryker Instruments (ret.); Executive VP, Flexfab LLC (ret.)
Libby Heiny-Cogswell – Supervisor, Oshtemo Township (fmr)
Stephanie Hinman – Executive Director, State Theatre
Jon Hoadley – Representative, Michigan House District 60 (fmr)
Kathleen Hoyle – Director of Parks, Recreation & Senior Services, City of Portage
Brandt Iden – Representative, Michigan House District 61 (fmr)
Patrick Jouppi – Chair, Kalamazoo County Public Art Commission (fmr); Librarian, Kalamazoo Public Library
Beth Keith – BFK Board Member (fmr)
Valerian Kwigizile, PhD, PE – Associate Professor, Civil and Construction Engineering, Western Michigan University
Roger Lepley – President, Consort Display Group
John Lindenmayer – Exec. Dir., League of Michigan Bicyclists
Jim Mallery – Village Manager, Village of Vicksburg
Pali Matyas – Undersheriff, Kalamazoo County (ret.)
Sean McCann – Senator, Michigan Senate District 20
Sarah Moyer-Cayle – Village Manager, Village of Paw Paw
Margaret O’Brien
Jun-Seok Oh, PhD, PE, PTOE
– Professor, Civil and Construction Engineering, Western Michigan University
Stephanie Postema – Research Associate & Laboratory Assistant, Frontline National
Scott Powers – Owner, Powerlink Promotional Products
Chris Praedel – City Commissioner, City of Kalamazoo
Dave Rachowicz – Director, Kalamazoo County Parks & Expo Center
Patricia Randall – Mayor, City of Portage
Julie Rogers – Representative, Michigan House District 60
Mark Rose – Owner, Morris Rose Auto Parts
Paul Runnels, DVM, PhD – Veterinary Clinical Research Scientist at Zoetis (ret.)
Brian Sanada – Transportation Planner, SW Region Office, MDOT
Larry Shaffer – City Manager, City of Portage (fmr)
Cara Smith – President, Trikats
Chris Tracy – Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd
Don Ulsh – Supervisor, Schoolcraft Township
Dana Wagner – Director of Marketing and Communications, Discover Kalamazoo
Dan Warnaar – President, Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association
Paul Wells – Education Chair, Kalamazoo Bicycle Club
Brandon Willard – Managing Member, Ignertia LLC
Lewis Whalen – Social Worker, US Department of Veterans Affairs