Archive for Category: Staff

Cycling Center Celebrates 15 years of Carl Wilson!

There has been a lot of change at the Cycling Center in the past 15 years. The one constant? Long-time mechanic Carl Wilson. On Sunday, May 27, Carl — who started at the Cycling Center on that date in 2003 — was surprised by a host of current and former CCC employees (who were all […]


Meet Matt Aranez, our new Volunteer and Intern Coordinator

Post written by Tyler Pell Matt Aranez comes to the Cycling Center after holding a similar position at Catholic Charities in Utah – a refugee resettlement agency – where he coordinated a massive volunteer mentor program for immigrant and refugee youth going through resettlement. Matt is eager to bridge his passions for helping people find […]


Meet Kasandra Griffin, Our New Executive Director!

After a thoughtful and deliberative process involving representatives of our board, staff, and partner organizations, we are delighted to welcome our new Executive Director, Kasandra Griffin. In order to get to know her a bit better, we asked her to tell us about herself! Why did you choose to join the Community Cycling Center as […]


Meet Hanna, Our Volunteer & Events Manager

We are fortunate to have Hanna Davis join our team this month! In order to get to know her better, we asked her a little about herself. Why did you choose to join the Community Cycling Center? I’ve been in the non-profit world here in Portland for about the last six years — and it […]


Meet Rebecca, our Interim CEO!

Rebecca and her mom in a pedicab

With the new year comes exciting changes here at the Community Cycling Center. We are lucky to have Rebecca Channer join us as Interim CEO. In order to get to know her a bit better, we asked her to tell us about herself! Why did you choose to join the Community Cycling center as its […]


CEO Mychal Tetteh Announces Transition

What an honor this has been. When I began my work at the Community Cycling Center in 2005, I was hired as a Retail Sales and Outreach Specialist. I earned $7 an hour and was barely qualified to sell innertubes. It was the only job I could get in a bicycle industry that often requires […]


New adventure for Lillian

Today is my last day at the Community Cycling Center. I’ve been honored and proud to serve the mission of the Community Cycling Center the past two years, and it’s been a blast to work with all its great volunteers and supporters. I’m moving on to accept a role as the Digital Director for the Democratic Party of […]


Meet our new COO, Ernest Stephens

Ernest joined the Community Cycling Center team this week as our new Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Ernest focuses on continual improvement of the Cycling Center, creating a foundation for growth within its mission while stewarding financial, human resources, administrative, and internal processes.  Driven by helping staff realize their full potential, Ernest encourages the development […]


Anne’s next adventure

Our amazing Chief Operating Officer, Anne Lee, will be transitioning out of her role to pursue a new adventure. After five years at the Community Cycling Center, she made an incredible contribution to our organization. Anne shared with us what her time here has meant to her. I remember driving across the country five years […]


Meet Lale!

Lale Santelices is by far our cheeriest staff member. Over the years she has done a little bit of absolutely everything. She recently signed on as a permanent employee, and we want to celebrate by shining our staff spotlight on her. Meet Lale! You have been with the Community Cycling Center for a while. What […]


Get to know our new CEO, Mychal Tetteh

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager Mychal Tetteh showed up to work on Monday morning ready for his new role as our Chief Executive Officer. We sat down with Mychal to find out about his plans for the future of the Community Cycling Center and what he learned while working at the Village Market […]


News Release: Community Cycling Center Announces Mychal Tetteh as New CEO

August 23, 2013 – Portland, Ore. – Today the Community Cycling Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to broadening access to bicycling and its benefits, announced the selection of Mychal Tetteh as their new CEO. “We are excited to welcome Mychal back to the Community Cycling Center and we are confident he will hit the ground […]


Our programs and admin team’s favorite places to ride

By Britt Appleton, Social Media Specialist RANDI. Volunteer and Outreach Manager. Randi will ride anywhere as long as she is with a group of people on bikes. She’ll even climb hills or go down them quickly if her peers are involved. Her main solo route is the Alameda ridge with its twisty, turny roads, great […]


Our Mechanics’ favorite places to ride in Portland

By Britt Appleton, Social Media Specialist EVAN. Holiday Bike Drive Production Coordinator/Service Coordinator/Mechanic. Evan, a jokester, says he’s lived here too long to ride his bike. Truthfully, he prefers to stay in his neighborhood, Northeast. But, like everyone else, he loves a good Zoobomb.       CARL. Mechanic. Carl is adventurous. He loves Zoobombing […]


Meet the newest member of our team – Mike Conway

Hello everyone, I am Mike Conway, the new Development Manager for the Community Cycling Center. I am honored to join the passionate team at the Community Cycling Center to further its mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits. As an avid bike rider, and from my graduate research on bicycling interventions, I am […]


Breesa’s getting a new commute

We are bummed, but mainly very proud, to announce that after five amazing years, our firecracker Development Manager, Breesa, is leaving the Community Cycling Center. Early next month, she’ll return to her alma mater, Reed College, as their new Assistant Director of the Annual Fund. Beginning in 2008, Breesa put her enthusiasm, smarts, and smile […]


Update on Executive Director position

Our Executive Director, Alison Graves, will be leaving the Community Cycling Center. Her last day is Thursday, March 14th. The Board of Directors is focused on establishing a robust recruitment process that will result in a rich pool of qualified applicants. We expect to have the formal job posting available late March. In the meantime, […]


Alison’s next big adventure

Dear Friends, Today I am writing to announce that after seven incredible years as a Community Cycling Center staff member — three years as Executive Director — I am embarking on a new adventure. I’m leaving because I have an opportunity of a lifetime. As you may know, my husband, Jay Graves, recently retired after […]


Staff Spotlight: Jonnie Ling, Director of Operations

By Britt Appleton, Social Media Specialist I sat down with Jonnie Ling, our Director of Operations, for a little Q&A session. Jonnie began working at the Community Cycling Center in 2008, and has contributed greatly to the success of our organization through various roles and capacities over the years. Lets discover the mystery behind this […]


Staff Spotlight: David Kurushima, Retail Supervisor

By Britt Appleton, Social Media Specialist David Kurushima has been promoted since we last checked in with him. He is now our Retail Manager. From what we sell to creating a welcoming environment in the bike shop, David is the guy making sure you have a top notch experience. He is also very involved with […]


Jim Milne: from volunteer to Community Cycling Center mechanic

By Britt Appleton, Social Media Specialist Jim Milne began volunteering with the Community Cycling Center in February of 2011. He quickly racked up over 400 volunteer hours, participating in everything from Salvage Sundays to the Holiday Bike Drive and the Guest Mechanic program. “Jim has a fair amount of knowledge about a lot of things,” […]


Laura Koch’s next adventure

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager, and Laura Koch Our amazing Program Director, Laura Koch, will be transitioning out of her role to pursue her Masters in Public Health full-time. She has made an incredible contribution to the Community Cycling Center, primarily through our partner communities at New Columbia and Hacienda CDC. Below, Laura […]


Brian Benson’s Next Adventure

By Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager

It is truly a bittersweet moment for us today as we announce the departure of Brian Benson…


Bon Voyage, Nickey

It is a bittersweet moment for us today as we say farewell to our fabulous Social Media Specialist, Nickey Robare. Over the past year, Nickey has n…


Getting to know: Timothy Weeks

Timothy Weeks began working at our bike shop as a Seasonal Mechanic this past Spring, bringing with him an impressive resume of repair experience. …


Getting to know: Patrick Loftus

Patrick Loftus first began working at the Community Cycling Center as a seasonal bike mechanic in 2009. Recently, he was promoted to a permanent me…


Bon Voyage, Benjamin

Last week, the Community Cycling Center staff held a very bittersweet pizza party. We were gathered to say farewell to our Production Manager, Benj…


Getting to know: Forrest Scott, Mechanic

Since August 2008, Forrest has been wrenching on bikes for customers and program participants at the bike shop. Whether he has a rusty three-speed …


Remmers won an Alice Award!

Susan Remmers has a reputation for making bold statements. At the Alice Awards on Saturday night, she received one herself: "You are making a diffe…


Ms. Graves goes to Washington

Bikes make people happy. That’s the word on "the hill" after more than 700 bicycling advocates descended on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, last we…


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 t…


On the mend

Our fearless leader, Susan Remmers, the woman who has steered the Community Cycling Center from rocky shoals onto the open sea, is currently out si…


Getting to know: Christopher Hamann

Christopher’s natural habitat is a corner of the bike shop office (the "shoffice") surrounded by neatly-lettered post-it notes to himself and clipp…


Getting to know: Sara Loreno

Sara is our multi-talented and even-tempered Shop Manager. Even though she’s in charge of pretty much everything at the bike shop, she never breaks…


Getting to know: David Kuch

Mechanic David Kuch is the longest-serving member of the Community Cycling Center staff. Over the years, he has taught, trained, and mentored new m…


Getting to know: Carl Wilson

Carl greets everyone with a smile, from the hundreds of Bike Campers, shop customers, and volunteers to the moody, adopted shop cat, Zelda. With hi…


We’re hiring!

Are you highly organized? Would you describe yourself as a "people person"? Are you resourceful, positive, and an excellent communicator? We’re sea…


Getting to know: Ashley Mitchell

Ashley works and volunteers for the Community Cycling Center. She is a Bike Club and Summer Camp instructor in addition to helping out at the shop….


Getting to know: Brian Benson

Employee at the Community Cycling Center since: August 2008

What do you do here?
As the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, I work with the hug…


Goodbye, Bonnie

Earlier this week, the Community Cycling Center lost a great friend, volunteer, booster and all-around den mother, Bonnie Blackman. She volunteered…


Getting to know us: Alice Pennington

Employee at the Community Cycling Center since: March 2008

What do you do here?
I repair bikes for customers, prepare donated bikes for sale or…


Getting to know us: Heather Tatman

Name: Heather Christine Stewart Tatman
Employee at the Community Cycling Center since: March ’08
What do you do here? I think a better question i…


The Transition Continues

When you were inside during the hailstorm on Saturday, a group of volunteers, led by Kim Whitney and Neal Armstrong, moved some of the Community …


Join Our Team!

The best thing about rolling into a new season, besides the promise of warmer and sunnier days, is the joy of adding new faces and energy to our te…


CCC Rocks Alice Award Nominations

We are proud to announce that among the Alice Award nominees for 2008, no fewer than five have strong connections to the Community Cycling Center!…


2008 Brings Changes for CCC

Here at the Community Cycling Center, we are bringing in the New Year with some changes we would like to share with you.

If you receive our monthl…


Update on Office Space

Thank you to everyone who has contacted us to express concern or assistance in the aftermath of the accident earlier this month. For those of you w…


Love Bikes? Join Our Team!

The Community Cycling Center is looking for a few community-oriented, bike-loving people to join our team. Open positions include Administrative an…


The CCC is Proud to Present…

…Mary Dzieweczynski, the Community Cycling Center’s new Program Director! Mary called Seattle home for more than ten years before she moved to Po…


Join our Team…

If you love bikes and connecting to the community please apply for a position…


Join our Team…

Come spend the summer outside riding bikes with the Community Cycling Center. Join our Summer Day Camp team and lead week-long day camps throug…