the b4l team
Since joining B4L, Chris has worked with the city to plan and implement safe, convenient bike infrastructure for its Urban Bike Network. A graduate of Portland State University (BS, Computer Science) and the University of Virginia (MT, Secondary Education), Chris is currently collaborating with the city's Bike Louisville department on a long-term bike master plan. Outside of B4L, Chris is a web applications developer for LOJIC, the city government's GIS partnership. A Louisville native and proud Kentuckian, Chris volunteers with Louisville Grows and Meyzeek Middle School and is passionate about making Louisville a more urban, sustainable city.
Board of Directors
President: Samantha Skaggs
Sam is a TARC/bike combo commuter for her job at Humana. While her background in Mechanical Engineering somehow relates to her analytics day-job, her Master's in Urban Planning should help out with her new role on the B4L board. Sam is interested in helping B4L bolster its sustainability as an organization and facilitating community driven 'pop-up' infrastructure. Sam's ideal ride is to explore somewhere new with her two favorite accessories: a wheel of cheese and a baguette.
Secretary: Kate Holwerk
Kate Holwerk lives in New Albany, Indiana, with her husband Charles and three dogs. She is a member of Younger Woman's Club of Louisville and volunteers at Cabbage Patch Settlement House.
Pat Smith is an urban planner and researcher with a professional focus on community engagement, public involvement and data storytelling. Pat works at the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Louisville, and is a founding board member of City Collaborative, a nonprofit organization for urban research, outreach, and experimentation, and also a founding member of the Civic Data Alliance, a community voice for liberating, improving, gathering, defining, and reporting on public data.
Bella is the co-founder of Falls City Community BikeWorks, a community bike shop created in partnership with parent organization B4L and co-founder John Krueger. Although she owns zero spandex and rides a (comically) pink bike from Goodwill, Bella is totally serious about the personal and public benefits of biking. As often as she can, Bella bikes to her service projects, her job in environmental/urban policy, her music gigs, and her favorite R&R destinations along the banks of the Ohio. She looks forward to seeing you in the bike shop!
Lindsay works as a Refugee Community Empowerment Specialist at the Kentucky Office for Refugees in the Russell neighborhood. A Louisville transplant of 12 years, she formerly worked in the Metro Office for International Affairs under Mayor Jerry Abramson. Lindsay lives with her dog, two cats, and fiance Dan in Schnitzelburg.