Central Oregon business leaders head up the Commute Options Working Group
- Theresa Conley, ODOT
- David Amiton, ODOT
- Eric Power, Bend Velo
- Drew Holmes, Farmers Insurance
- Peter Russell, Deschutes County
- Robin Lewis, City of Bend
- Dan Serpico, Oregon Department of Transportation
- Julie Mosier, Central Oregon Community College
- Tyler Deke, Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Jovi Anderson, Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Chris Doty, Deschutes County
- Erin Marlowe, Bend 2030
- John Condon, OSU Cascades
- Judy Watts, COIC
- Scott Aycock, COIC
- Steve Jorgensen, Bend Park and Recreation District
- Joni Bramlett, Oregon Department of Transportation
Commute Options would like to thank these dedicated people for giving their time and expertise to help guide our organization:
- Kevin Wooster, Chair/Treasurer
- Stephanie Serpico, Secretary
- Jim Cook
- Courtney Van Fossan
- Nancy Kraemer
I’ve been outdoors all my life with a passion for activity and staying healthy.
As a native of Portland, there have been many opportunities for participating in a healthy lifestyle. Horses, bicycles, snow skiing, hiking, golf and gardening have kept me outside for years.
I’m a graduate of Beaverton High School and University of Oregon, majoring in Community Service and Public Affairs. My varied work background includes work in Property Management and most recently in Accounts Payable at Oregon Health Science University.
My commitment to community service includes involvement as a volunteer with biking activities such asCycle Oregon Weekend, and over fifteen years with The Street Trust, (formerly the Bicycle Transportation Alliance) as a Safe Routes to School volunteer working with elementary-age kids. I passionately believe in promoting healthy lifestyles and community through biking and transportation options. Creative use of our minds and bodies can create a people-centered atmosphere instead of vehicle-centered. Getting people out of their cars and into the community is good for everyone. I am enthusiastic about helping to develop creative transportation systems in Central Oregon.
- Gregg Morris
Local freelance writer and editor Gregg Morris has been proud to call Central Oregon home for 16 years. Professionally, Gregg has been putting pen to paper—so to speak—for the last decade. In typical Bend form, summer sees him on a bicycle saddle, while winter knows Gregg as a pair of skis, cutting through the Cascades’ fresh powder. Gregg lives in NE Bend with his wife Kristin and daughter Ella.
- Marshall Greene
Marshall Greene joins the Commute Options board in hopes of improving access to fun, healthy, and safe alternative transportation in Central Oregon. After first moving to Bend to pursue elite cross-country ski racing in 2004 (he’s the 6 time elite individual winner of the Pole, Pedal, Paddle), Marshall spent two year of graduate school in Madison, WI. While studying epidemiology there, he began his conversion from racer to bike commuter, bus rider, and active transport advocate. Marshall (and his new family) returned to Bend in 2012. Now the data and analytics manager at Mosaic Medical (a regional community health center), Marshall can be found many mornings riding his 5 and 2 year-old kids to preschool and daycare on the family cargo bike.
Meet Our Team
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Jeff is coordinating a 14 county effort to reduce reliance on the automobile. The agency’s focus is Transportation Demand Management planning, corporate outreach, fund raising, promotions, and trails, bicycle, pedestrian, rideshare, and transit planning.
Prior to moving to Bend, Jeff was the Pedestrian/Bicycle Program Coordinator for the Orlando Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. Here he coordinated 24 government agencies and was responsible for alternative transportation planning, coordinating ISTEA funding, design review and traffic safety campaigns.
Jeff has participated in extensive seminar study with Dan Burden, Michael Ronkin, and Michael Kodama: bicycle and pedestrian facility design and safety, roundabouts, intersection design and parking management. He has also taken courses from Michael Walwork, one of Australia’s roundabout design engineers.
Jeff has taught bicycle safety courses in schools and reviewed bicycle parking issues with businesses. He has reviewed site plans in Lake County, Florida and Bend, Oregon. Events organized by Jeff include Commute Options Week (5 years), Mt Dora Bicycle Festival, Sanford Road Race, and assisted with the Sanford Golden Age Games (Olympics).
Prior to transportation planning, Jeff was a Parks and Recreation administrator in Central Florida for 12 years. He directed all athletic leagues, special events, three community centers and managed departmental budgets.
Jeff is an adventure travel organizer, leading groups to New Zealand, Peru, Norway, Mexico and Guatemala. He has also traveled long term, independently in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, and North, Central and South America. Jeff moved to Bend in 1995 following eight months traveling in South America. His daughter Piper was born in 1998 and participates with her dad in all the central Oregon outdoor adventures.
Jeff has also worked in outdoor retail sales in Florida and Oregon.
Jeff’s degree is in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from the University of Maine.
Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Oregon Transportation Options Plan Policy Advisory Committee
Bend Transportation Advisory Committee
Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Alice B. Toeclips and Big Chain Ring Awards
Building a Better Bend, Board member
Florida Recreation and Park Association Outstanding Service Award 1987
Past Distinguished President, Sanford , Florida Optimist Club
Past Certified Emergency Medical Technician
Adventure Travel Guide
Open Water SCUBA Certification
Contact Kim at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim was a founding board member in 2001, when the Commute Options became its own non-profit entity. From volunteering as the Secretary of the board, Kim transitioned into a full-time employee promoting choices other than driving alone in a 9 county area of Central Oregon, spanning from the Washington to California border.
In October 2003, Kim started Commute Options Partner (COP) recruitment, encouraging business owners to offer benefits to employees who bike, walk, carpool, bus, vanpool or telework to their worksites. She also reaches out to school aged children, educating families about the benefits of walking and biking to school. Over $2 million dollars have been granted to projects in Central Oregon through the Safe Routes to School program. Kim helps community members organize “Walking School Buses” at elementary schools and helped secure funding to improve the physical infrastructure in school neighborhoods.
To further tie the relationships between health and transportation, Kim has chaired the of the Deschutes County Public Health Advisory Board since 2009. In 2013, Kim joined the State Of Oregon Public Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC) and the Strategic Investment sub-committee, helping to sustain and grow public transit in every community in the the state.
Kim comes from a media background. For 15 years, she was a host and producer at several radio stations, including Atlanta’s News Talk 750 WSB, and in Bend at NewsTalk 1110 KBND and Country 99.7 “The Mountain.” She is still heard on the airwaves in Central Oregon, now touting the benefits of Commute Options programs for all community members.
In her spare time, Kim loves to cook and entertain with her husband Rik Reynolds and their son Jak, now 8 years old.
The family took the long way to Oregon, spending 10 months living on the road. After 38 states, nearly every National Park in the US and 55,000 miles, they settled in Central Oregon in the year 2000.
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Brian has lived in Central Oregon since the year 2000 and loves to ride bicycles and work with community. Working for Commute Options since 2008, Brian has learned many techniques for outreaching and engaging community in Central Oregon. Brian works with Oregon Safe Routes to School, ODOT, City of Bend, City of Redmond and internationally with the Open Streets initiative. He is passionate about creative change and activating our largest public space – our streets – to promote community health, active transportation and a vibrant local economy.
Contact Willow at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Willow is a car-free Bendite, born and raised in Central Oregon. As the lead instructor for Safe Routes to School, Willow teaches elementary and middle school students about being safe pedestrians and cyclists. She is excited about how much Central Oregon has changed, and enjoys interacting with fellow bikers and bus riders.