MEET THE TEAM
Hello! My name is Gavin Pryor. I am currently awaiting my freshman year of high school. I have always loved bikes and staying active. I heard about an apprenticeship at The ReCyclery and took it on. I was welcomed in with friendly faces and have enjoyed my time there since.
As a lifetime resident of the Puget Sound area Jordyn grew up testing out any and every outdoor activity they could before tipping over clipped in on a fully loaded 80s mountain bike as an adult. From that moment on they were hooked (and bruised). Since then bikes have been the foundation on which they have moved through their life. The radical community of cyclists they have met along the way helped energize their passion for fostering sustainability, access, and equity in cycling and led them to landing their dream job at the ReCyclery after a 10 year career in the medical field. Off the bike you can find them making art, enjoying long summer nights, sharing space with other queer folks, spending time with loved ones, making jokes and big chillin'.
Originally from Chicago, Nick has found his home in the Pacific Northwest. Back in the midwest, he worked as an elementary school teacher, up until his passion for bikes took over. He’s had an assortment of jobs in the bike industry, including, but not limited to a bike tour guide, bike messenger, salesperson, mechanic, service writer, and shop manager. Nick considers himself a renaissance cyclist, and enjoys riding road, gravel, and mountain, but humbly considers himself an average rider in all disciplines. Nick loves taking his pit-mix, Eartha, on long walks at Fort Worden, and has even been training the dog to run on trails. When he’s not on wheels, Nick enjoys fishing, drawing, and cooking- he’s even an award winning chili chef!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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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'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.
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.
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.
Ian was raised on wheels! His first foray into community organizing through cycling came during high school when he convinced half of the zero-period jazz band to commute together by bike. They named themselves the Lawnmowers after their morning ritual of chewing wheatgrass on their ride. Fast forward to now, Ian is the founder of Greener Groundskeeping, a bicycle based landscaping company in Port Townsend. In addition to being a former Mercedes-Benz salesman and reformed “car guy,” Ian is a one-day fixed-gear finisher of STP, a Cross Washington bikepacking race podium finisher, and is currently pouring his enthusiasm into all things cargo bike related. He is proud to join the Recyclery and is as passionate about getting people on bikes as he was 20 years ago.
Youth Board Member