Board of Directors

 

Board Of Directors

Our board members align in their passions for bike transportation and their willingness to work on the ground to grow a small, community focused non-profit. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Send an email to [email protected]

ERIC JONES President⼁He/Him

Hailing from Southern Maryland, Eric bopped around the map for many years and had a brief wander in the woods before landing in the Pacific Northwest. The bicycle has played different roles in all parts of his journey; be it joining a cycling club in Linfen, China, commuting 30 miles into Washington DC, hauling home a juniper tree one Christmas season, working the sales floor at Keswick Cycles, helping bring the Houston Bicycle Museum out of infancy, pushing himself to complete a double century in Lebanon, OR, selling ultralight tents to bike packers, towing his two small children across town, or now as Board President of the ReCyclery of Jefferson County!

He is proud to call Port Townsend home and looks forward to seeing you around the county.

DAVID FIERCE Secretary⼁He/Him

Raised by wolves and cowboys in Nevada, I landed in the PNW in 1988 and after my first summer, I knew I would never leave. After 30 years in Seattle, teaching middle and high school social sciences, I finally listened to my aunt and cousin and moved with my wife to Port Townsend for a taste of the good life. My love of biking began with my first bike, in 1976; it was a Skyhawk. I loved that bike and have enjoyed riding ever since. I joined the ReCyclery to meet like-minded folks and promote biking in my new community. If there is a future after climate change, I am sure it involves more people cycling.

NATAVAR KNUDSEN⼁He/Him

Natavar worked his way through college in a Raleigh bike shop and still loves those vintage bikes.  While living in a yoga community for 14 years, he used those bike skills to maintain many of the other resident's bikes and rarely had to do a dish crew by trading his services.  After diving into wilderness canoe tripping, he went on to develop and market a system to comfortably carry a canoe or kayak and gear over the portage trails.  Other entrepreneurial adventures followed in New England and on Maui.  He now lives with his beloved wife in Port Townsend and kayaks more than he bikes due to the lack of hills on the water. On his first day while visiting Port Townsend in 2010, he stumbled across the ReCyclery and that became one of the many reasons that he never left.

AMY O'SHEA⼁She/Her

Amy and her family recently relocated back to Jefferson County after 25 years in the bike friendly cities of Portland, Oregon and Madison, Wisconsin. Riding for transportation and recreation have been a part of Amy’s everyday life since she purchased her first bike, a Univega from PT Cyclery, at the age of 17. While that bike is still going strong, and lovingly referred to as The Tank, Port Townsend’s hills have prompted the next phase of Amy’s cycling journey, an electric bike. With a Masters degree in library and information science, Amy brings her love of organization and collaboration, along with experience living in cities with extensive bike infrastructure, to the ReCyclery.

 

AMY SLEEPER⼁She/Her

Amy's first introduction to biking was biking the logging roads of rural Vermont as a kid. After moving to Colorado in her early 20s she discovered how much more the world of cycling had to offer and has been exploring within that world ever since. She's done century rides, metric centuries, backyard rides and everything in between - dirt, gravel or pavement doesn't matter to her! After finding her way to Port Townsend in late 2015 she's found herself a wonderful community of pedaling friends and is thrilled to now be involved in the ReCyclery community as a board member. 

 

 

MATT HARTER⼁He/Him