Bicycle Coalition of Maine Staff

Bicycle Coalition of Maine Board of Directors


 

Phil Coffin, Board MemberPhil Coffin, Carrabassett Valley, President

Phil is an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast and a member of the Portland Velo Club. He has served on several other boards, including the Portland Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Portland Regional Transportation Program and is currently on the board of Maine Huts & Trials. In his professional life, Phil is a trial attorney, who primarily represents physicians and hospitals. Phil also serves as President of the Maine Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

 

 

 

Pamela Fischer, Board MemberPamela Fischer, New Gloucester, Vice President

Pamela works for Nestle Waters North America as Corporate Quality Assurance Manager and commutes by bike whenever possible. A bicycle traveler at heart, Pamela cycled cross country in 2007 on the Underground Railroad Route and continues to tour by bike every year.

 

 

 

 

Bill Muldoon, Harpswell, Secretary

Bill is a long-time road cyclist who after many years in global
investment research turned his attention to advocating for the things he loves here in Maine. Before moving to Harpswell in 2010, Bill and his wife Beth resided in Freeport where he served as Chairman of the Town Council. Bill also served as President of the Freeport Historical Society Trustees and as a board member of the Freeport Shakespeare Festival. Bill is one of three founding members of the Gritty’s Trek
Across Maine Team. He did his first century on the BCM Lobster Ride!

 

 

photoPeggy Stewart, South Portland, Treasurer
Peggy is a semi-retired commercial real estate consultant who lives in South Portland with her old and spoiled yellow lab Remy. She is primarily a fitness biker who logs a lot of miles on her tough old Miyata road bike in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough. She sets an annual goal of biking more miles than she drives from May to November, and is looking forward to reaching that goal again this year.

 

 

 

David Auclair, Board MemberDavid Auclair, Augusta

David is the owner and manager of Auclair Cycle and Ski in Augusta. A past president of the Bicycle Coalition, Dave is active in numerous community service organizations and advocacy groups including the Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail.

 

 

 


IMG_1623Lauri Boxer-Macomber
, Portland

Lauri is a Maine attorney with a practice focused on bicycle and pedestrian issues.  Lauri chairs BCM’s Policy and Legislation Committee, is active with BCM’s Law Enforcement Collaborative and is a “go to” person on bicycle and pedestrian law. She regularly represents bicyclists and pedestrians in the Maine Superior Court and has appeared on behalf of BCM before the Maine Supreme Court. In addition to serving as a BCM board member, Lauri is a Governor for the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. Lauri is an avid bicyclist, runner, backpacker and walker.  She regularly commutes to work by bike and foot, has travelled extensively by bicycle and competes in long distance triathlons.

 

 

 

 

unnamedAndrew Dailey, Rockport

I have figured out how to do recess for a living.  I live, work and play in Midcoast Maine with my beautiful wife and two daughters.  As an owner of Sidecountry Sports in Rockland, and working as Director of Sales for the Camden Snow Bowl in Camden it pretty much assures I will always be playing and recreating in one of the most beautiful spots in the world.

 

 

 

 

Michael Hayes, Pownal

Michael is the Product Line Manager of the Equipment division at L.L.Bean where he started some 20 years ago as a bike and ski technician.  He is a resident of Pownal where he and his wife, Heidi, live on the back side of Bradbury Mountain. Prior to coming to Maine he split his time leading bike tours in the summer, from as far away as Olympia WA. to Nova Scotia and all throughout New England, and working in the ski industry in Utah in the winter.  Michael joined the board in 2013 and brings expertise in Marketing and Merchandising as well as an in depth knowledge of the retail bicycling industry.

 

 

 


tylerkidderTyler Kidder
, Falmouth

Tyler works at Efficiency Maine connecting their energy efficiency incentives, rebates, and loan programs to businesses and residences all over the state. A seasonal bike commuter, Tyler appreciates that bicycling reduces her personal carbon footprint over driving; saves her money on gas, vehicle maintenance, and parking; and provides a free exercise routine. She prefers to bike alone as it is only then that she feels she’s biking fast. Tyler is active on the The Portland Slow Ride, Biking Belles Wrench & Ride, and participates in radical and activist bike events such as Critical Mass whenever possible.

 

 

 


jennladdJennifer Ladd
, Scarborough

Jennifer is a Mainer by birth and civil engineer by trade.  Having spent several years working on bike and pedestrian design projects out of state, Jennifer now works for the City of Portland, helping improve infrastructure for all.  She, her husband and son love cycling of all kinds and enjoy volunteering so that others can enjoy it too.  

 

 

 

Charley LaFlamme, FounderCharley LaFlamme, Moody, Founder

Charley founded the Bicycle Coalition of Maine along with a handful of other cyclists in 1992. He’s a League Cycling Instructor, the League of American Bicyclists’ regional trainer for the Northeast and an expert bicycle witness for court cases.

 

 

 

davidlipmanDavid Lipman, Vassalboro
David was born in Bangor and grew up in Augusta. After completing his education he has been practicing law in Augusta for 40 years with Lipman & Katz. David has been active in the community by coaching baseball and basketball. He has been president of the local little league and active in the soccer club. He has been on the board of directors of 2 local banks, served as president and director of the local temple, and served on the boards of numerous nonprofts. His wife is Laura and he has 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. His passions are cycling, fishing, and downhill skiing.

 

 

Terry Malmer, Bangor

Biography & photo coming soon.

 

 

 

petermillardPeter Millard, Belfast
Peter Millard works as a family physician at Seaport Community Health Center in Belfast and teaches epidemiology at University of New England. He is married to Emily Wesson, who is a school nurse, and they have 3 grown children. He grew up in Windham, Maine, and spent many years living and working in the Bangor area before moving to Belfast last year. He has been a supporter of BCM since its inception.

 

 

 

spokes copyKiera Piccininni, Bangor

Kierie manages the marketing and web development for Winterport Boot Shop, and is chairwoman for the City of Bangor’s Commission on Cultural Development. She cut her teeth on commuting, racing, and touring in Colorado, San Francisco, and New York City. In NYC, she served as a volunteer bike mechanic for the activist group Times Up! and made a series of short bike films. In 2010, she moved to Bangor to stay close to a friend who suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a bicycle-car collision. That experience morphed her sense of activism into advocacy for cyclists and pedestrian equal accessibility. Kierie joined the Community Spokes program in 2014, then organized Bangor’s ACE team and bike-ped committee, Walk-n-Roll.

 

 

 

Bob Rand, Lewiston

A native Mainer, Bob began cycling in 2009. He serves as a Community Spoke, as the Lewiston representative on the Lewiston-Auburn Bicycle Pedestrian Committe and on the Dempsey Challenge’s Local Organizing Committee. Bob logs over 4,000 miles per year on his bike, and most recently rode in the BikeMaine Inaugural ride. Bob is a year round bike commuter to his day job as an Information Technology Security Administrator for Androscoggin Bank.

 

 

 

Dean Read, Board MemberDean Read, Bar Harbor

Dean retired in 2005 from 35 years in banking, most recently as president of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. He now spends his time volunteering in health and community related activities and he bikes 5,000 to 6,000 miles a year.

 

 

 

 

Fred Robie, Board MemberFred Robie, Freeport

A lifelong Mainer, Fred helps to organize the Great Maine Bike Swap and the Common Ground Country Fair demo rides. He is League Cycling Instructor #510.

 

 

 

 

Larry Rubinstein, PresidentLarry Rubinstein, Scarborough

Larry retired to Maine from New York in 2003 and became a member of the BCM Board in 2005.  He was the founder of the Yellow Jersey Club and it’s first member.  He served as President of the Bicycle Coalition from 2011-2015 and has served on the Membership Committee since it’s inception.  He is an avid road cyclist and is a League Cycling Instructor. He currently serves as a trustee and member of the executifve committee of the Portland Museum of Art, as president and chair of the capital campaign of the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, and as vice chairman of the Maine Arts Commission.  He is a former trustee of the Bowdoin International Music Festival where he was chair of the development committee and vice-chair of their 50th anniversary capital campaign.  He especially enjoys riding with his 3 grandchildren who visit from Massachusetts regularly.  

 

 

 

 

unnamed-1Mike Smith, Presque Isle

Mike is an Aroostook County native who has worked in the outdoors as a guide, educator and facilitator for the last 15 years.  He is an avid road cyclist and mountain biker, as well as whitewater paddler and skier.  In his work and play, Mike loves to travel and spend time outdoors throughout Maine and far beyond.  He is particularly interested in the positive cultural and economic impacts that a thriving on and off-road cycling lifestyle can have here in Maine.  In his professional life he serves as the Program Director for the Maine Winter Sports Center.

 

 

 

petertooheyPeter Toohey, Norway

Peter is a history teacher at oxford hills comprehensive high school. He lives in Norway with his wife and two daughters.  Peter got hooked on cycling after training for his first triathlon.  He has recently gotten involved with mountain biking and is working with the oxford hills community to develop mountain biking trails in western Maine.

 

 

 

unnamedDick Vermeulen, St. George

Dick Vermeulen lives in St. George and is founder and owner of Maine Cat Catamarans in Bremen.  He loves being in, on, or under the water.  Mechanical engineer by education he enjoys designing and building just about anything from bike racks to cherry shaker furniture.  Midcoast Maine for recreational road biking can’t be beat and riding portions of the Lobster Ride route every chance he can is a beautiful way to stay healthy.  Lobster Ride committee member for the past four years.

 

 

 

unnamedTina West, Yarmouth

As the BikeMaine Ride Committee Chair and Community Relations Coordinator, Tina is passionate about BikeMaine and all that it has to offer its riders and Maine communities. She is an avid cyclist who enjoys riding on quiet roads in Maine and Northern Michigan, taking in the natural beauty of these two great states whenever she can. Tina is a recent retiree of Unum, where she gained invaluable experience in leading large project teams and implementing HR technology solutions. In addition to riding, Tina enjoys x-country skiing, cross stitch, and relaxing at her camp on Worthley Pond.

 

 

 

 

John Balicki, Board MemberJohn Balicki, Brunswick, Emeritus

John is the rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Waterville and an adjunct faculty member at St. Joseph’s College in Standish. He previously served as Maine’s bicycle/pedestrian coordinator, and he was one of the 4,000 bicyclists who rode cross-country with BikeCentennial in 1976.

 

 

 

Jane Self, Board MemberJane Self, Camden, Emeritus

Jane is a member of the Camden Rockport Bicycle & Pedestrian Pathway Committee and the Camden Gateway 1 committee. She’s often seen riding to her job at Camden Hills Regional High School. Jane is a coalition Bicycle Safety Instructor, and she and her husband host the Midcoast Time Trial Series.

 

 


 

Bicycle Coalition of Maine Staff


Nancy Grant
, Executive Director

A lifelong cyclist and former Coalition board member, Nancy became the Coalition’s third Executive Director in 2011. She is especially energized by the ways that better bicycling intersects with many different policy areas and loves expanding the Coalition’s network of partners, from all over the state. She hopes you will consider riding your bike to work, play and errands.

 

 

 

 


Brian Allenby
, Communications Director

Brian is the bicyclist behind the website, emails, newsletters and most other communications that come out of the Coalition. Since 2012, he has worked to share the Coalition’s mission with our members and the public. Prior to finding a way to combine his personal and professional passion for bicycling, Brian worked in the music industry and environmental fields, honing his communications, marketing and logistics skills. A year round bicycle commuter, Brian enjoys staying abreast of the latest bicycling trends and technology. He lives in Cumberland with his amazing wife, and two daughters who love joining their father for weekly bicycle rides to Toots.

 

 

 


Kim Anderson True
, BikeMaine Senior Advisor

Kim is the founding director of BikeMaine, the annual 350 mile week-long tour celebrating Maine people, places, culture and food that began in September 2013.  Learn more about BikeMaine by clicking here.

 

 

 


Liz Hall
, Development Director

Liz Hall grew up in Vermont and spent her childhood galivanting about the Green Mountain National Forest on bike and on foot. After a short detour to France and then eight years in Washington, DC, Liz moved to Portland in late 2012, and has loved getting to know Maine from atop her bicycle. She joined the BCM team in January 2013, and had the pleasure of managing the two Great Maine Bike Swaps, Maine Women’s Ride, and Maine Lobster Ride in 2014 and 2015. Now, Liz spends her days working on growing the Bicycle Coalition of Maine community and the organization as its development director.

 

 

 

bcm-300x300Meghan Henshall, Event Coordinator

A graduate of Kenyon College, Meghan joins the BCM Events team after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cambodia and honing her program development and event planning skills in the Maine outdoor community at Teens To Trails. When not in the office or at a Coalition event, Meghan can be found playing Ultimate, trail running or drinking coffee at one of Portland’s incredible cafes. Meghan enjoys living and working in Maine and is excited to continue her biking adventures (road and trail) all over the state.

 

 

 

Bridgette_BCM_2014Bridgette Kelly, Outreach and Education Specialist

Bridgette strives to build equity, grow bike culture, and educate as many individuals as possible through her work at the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. In her current role, she serves as the Safe Route to School Southern Maine Region representative, coordinator of the Valet Bike Parking program, the project manager for the Great Maine Bike Swaps, program coordinator for the Bikes for All Mainers Program, and organizes monthly programming for women, trans, and femme-identifying bicyclists through a group called the Portland Biking Belles. In her down time, you can usually find Bridgette on the carriage roads of Acadia National Park, eating at one of Portland’s amazing restaurants, or on stage for a local theatre production.

 

 

 

abbyAbby KingAdvocacy Manager

Abby works to empower local advocates all over Maine to improve the bikeability and walkability of communities across the state. Prior to her arrival at The Bicycle Coalition, she was a Policy Advocate with the Natural Resources Council of Maine where she worked on toxics policy and environmental health issues. She previously worked at Transportation Alternatives in New York City. Abby attended college at Colgate University and earned a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She is originally from away, but after thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2011 she fell in love with Maine and has stayed here ever since.

 

 

 

Dan Photo 7Dan KnowlesAccounting Manager

Dan grew up in Ellsworth, Maine and spent much of his time in and around Acadia National Park, kayaking, hiking and biking all that that region has to offer.  He is a Maine CPA who brings extensive experience with nonprofits and accounting software to the Coalition.  He volunteers time as Treasurer of Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary (Birdsacre) in Ellsworth and enjoys helping his lovely wife raise 3 boys during the time he’s not sneaking off to play the bass in a local band.

 

 


marybethMaryBeth Luce
, Office Administrator

MaryBeth is a native Mainer who joined the Coalition in 2016 after raising her young family full time. Her professional background includes accounting, human resources, and event and project management. She is an avid runner and cyclist, and a local food enthusiast.

 

 

 

Zach Schmesser, Event Director

Zach came to Maine to attend college and graduate school and decided to stay. Zach started with the Coalition at the Event Coordinator in April 2013, just prior to the Inaugural Ride. Since then he has enjoyed developing systems and strategies to set-up, take-down and move the BikeMaine rolling village. In October 2015, he transitioned into the role of Event Director.

 

 

 

IMG_6111James C. Tassé, PhD Assistant Director

Jim started with the Bicycle Coalition in 2010 as the Education Director, and was made Assistant Director in August of 2014. During his time with the Coalition, he has expanded and professionalized the education program run in partnership with the MaineDOT and brought mountain biking back into the Coalition’s programming. He also developed, launched and was the first director of the Community Spoke advocacy program. In 2015, he developed and launched the Coalition’s innovative demonstration project campaign, “Imagine Bikes Here”. He is a League of American Bicyclists League Cycling Instructor (LCI, #1308), an IMBA Level I certified mountain bike instructor and trail designer, and a graduate of the Lift360 Community Leadership Intensive.

 

 

 


Darcy Whittemore
, Central Maine Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Darcy’s work at BCM includes encouraging more of Maine’s school children to walk and/or bike to school and around town, and to make it safe to do so. She also works to help schools start daily walking school buses, through the Maine Walking School Bus Program. Before joining the BCM staff in 2009, Darcy worked as a science teacher and environmental educator. In her free time, Darcy enjoys being in the out-of-doors – biking, hiking, gardening, or doing any activity on the water.