Active transportation really entered my life in 2008 when I decided to bike across America. I have since cycled across the country twice and continue to ride for fun and to get around town. Bicycling has helped shaped my life and introduced me to a new way to view transportation, health and the type of community I want to live in. Being able to help progress my community's infrastructure and share the joys about walking and biking with children and adults is what fuels me. I enjoy educating and problem solving on how to make transportation and safety more integrated with our daily lives.
Since I was young I’ve preferred walking and biking to being in a car, whether I was living in rural Arkansas, New Orleans, or Chicago. I like a slower pace to life, and to travelling. “You get to know things better when they go by slow” as the song says. Having never fully grown up myself, I love being around young people and helping them in their lives. Safe Routes To School gives me the opportunity to share my love for walking and biking, as well as helping young people be safer when they are on the move. If those lessons get passed on to their parents even better. Community building and active transportation through teaching!