Getting to know: Jonnie Ling
Jonnie manages the service department of the bike shop with mild mannered confidence and extensive bike knowledge. He is our resident Jack of all trades, known for his seemingly random, yet undeniably impressive, collection of skills. When he’s not wrenching, Jonnie is studying his way to the status of master woodworker at the Oregon College of Arts & Crafts.
On staff since: June 2008
What brought you to the Community Cycling Center?
I was attracted to the center because I wanted out of the purely commercial shops that I had worked in previously. I wanted my efforts to be serving some greater good. I want my work to have a positive social impact.
What is your job title? What do you do?
I am the Service Manager. Most days Iâ€™m on the shop floor with the rest of the mechanics, doing the same job they do. I am always available to provide direction, help make decisions, and take on difficult situations that arise throughout the day. I also have office days during which I work to make our service department more efficient, professional, and effective.
What is your favorite Community Cycling Center program?
Bike Club. It not only gets kids on bikes, but also teaches them the skills to use them as safe, effective transportation.
What is your dream bike?
I like to piece together my bikes and paint them subtle colors. My dream bikes are the ones I build. I guess I make my dreams come true. Oh, and I like obsolete Campagnolo parts.
What do you do when you’re not here?
I go to school part time for furniture design/building. I garden, cook, bake bread, raise chickens, go backpacking, write short stories and generally keep busy.