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Darcy Whittemore

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Darcy WhittemoreEducation Program Manager

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.

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James C. Tassé, PhD

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James C. Tassé, PhD, Assistant Director

Jim joined the Coalition in 2010 as the Education Director, and became Assistant Director in August 2014. In that time, 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 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.

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Matt Sulem

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Matt Sulem, Office Administrator

Never a fan of car travel, Matt proudly became a full-time pedestrian and Subway rider upon moving to Brooklyn, NY, in 2011. Seeking more fresh air and opportunities to safely cycle, Matt relocated to Maine five years later and has since settled in Westbrook. As office manager, he is excited to help make the state safer for cyclists and pedestrians alike. In his free time, Matt enjoys freelance writing, rooting for the New York Yankees, watching horror movies, and, of course, staying active.

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MaryBeth Luce

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MaryBeth Luce, BikeMaine Ride Director

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.

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Dan Knowles

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Dan 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.

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Angela King

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Angela King, Community Advocacy Coordinator

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine was the first organization Angela joined when she moved to Maine. She believes cycling for recreation and transportation lead to healthier people and communities. As a teacher, attorney and community activist, Angela has been motivated by the belief that supporting people empowers them to make positive changes in their lives and communities. She is thrilled to now work with people throughout the state on issues that make Maine’s roads safer for all.

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Will Elting

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Will Elting, Event Coordinator

Will has always loved adventures outdoors, whether it’s hiking New Hampshire’s 4,000 footers, sailing the coast of the Baja peninsula, or cycling the length of the Erie Canal in his home state of New York. He has a BS in Parks, Recreation and Ecotourism from Unity College, a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from USM, and a decade of experience working with recreation focused nonprofits. He and his wife, Emily, live on Portland’s Munjoy Hill, where they can frequently be seen riding their tandem bike.


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Erik daSilva

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Erik daSilvaEducation & Outreach Coordinator, Greater Bangor Area

Erik found his love for two wheels at a young age and has never looked back – to bike is to live! He has been coordinating the Maine Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Education Program since 2012 and looks forward to a Maine where every driver, walker, and bicyclist has mutual awareness and respect for one another. In addition to being an avid cyclist, Erik has a BS in Engineering, an MS in Education, is a League of American Bicyclists League Cycling Instructor, and an IMBA Level I certified mountain bike instructor. He and his family live on the confluence of the Penobscot and Stillwater Rivers in Orono.

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Shannon Belt

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Shannon BeltEducation & Outreach Coordinator, Greater Portland Area

Shannon is an educator at heart. From teaching skiing in the winter, bike mechanics in the classroom, or traffic safety on our roads, education is at the heart of what he likes to do. Shannon came from 10 years as an Alternative Learning classroom teacher at Westbrook High School. He has his BS in Environmental Science, an MS in Education and is a League of American Bicyclists League Cycling Instructor. If Maine weather cooperates, you will find Shannon outside with his family; hiking in the woods, playing games with kids, taking their dog for a walk, and of course riding bikes!

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John Williams

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John Williams, Executive Director

An ardent cyclist, John has been a longtime member of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and was tapped to be the Executive Director in August 2017. Most recently, he served as the Executive Director of the Maine Pulp and Paper Association. He’s a graduate of the University of Maine, where he earned a Master’s degree in Geology. In 1995, he joined the administration of then-Gov. Angus King, where he led the Maine Waste Management Agency and, subsequently, the state’s Land Use Regulatory Agency. As a cyclist, he and his wife have biked through many states, several Canadian provinces, the Netherlands, Croatia, Austria, Cornwall, Ireland, and Slovenia. He’s completed the wettest Trek Across Maine on record, the hottest RAGBRAI in its 50-year history, and Cycle Oregon’s 2015 aborted ride to Hell’s Canyon, which was rerouted on Day 3 due to wildfires. He also did his first BikeMaine in September 2017.