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 […]