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Our Community Bicycle Center (CBC) Staff

Bronwyn Barnett, Executive Director                

Bronwyn has worked at the CBC in multiple capacities since 2009 when she was hired as the organization’s AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer, helping to grow the CBC from one full-time founding staff member to small team of folks dedicated to the mission of working with kids through bikes. When her second term of service expired in 2011 she transitioned into the role of Development Director, increasing the organization’s financial capacity and developing strategic alliances through community-based and corporate support. During her tenure, the CBC experienced a time of rapid growth: exceeding annual budgets, founding the CBC’s signature special event fundraiser—AppleCycle, and implementing a successful Capital Campaign to ensure that the program had a permanent home for years to come. After a brief hiatus from the CBC to work in community outreach and grants at the University of New England, the Board brought back Bronwyn as the Executive Director in 2016. Email Bronwyn at director@communitybike.net

Andrew Burnell, Volunteer and Program Director

AndrewAndrew joined the CBC in September 2009 as part-time Volunteer and Program Director shifting to full-time in September 2010. A 2009 graduate of Colby-Sawyer College, Andrew was the Exercise and Sport Science Majors Club President and focused his senior research topic on the influences affecting youth development through sport. Andrew oversees all direct service programs and volunteer management.   He is particularly excited about new school day programming in collaboration with the Alternative Pathways Center (APC).  He is an invaluable member to the CBC team who has provided countless young people with a reliable, positive, caring adult mentor in our community.   In 2017, Andrew completed his seventh Trek Across Maine, but this time captaining the infamous quad! In his spare time, Andrew enjoys spending time on the water with his dog Kip, wife Callie, and new baby girl Ellie.  Email Andrew at programs@communitybike.net

Cliff Oliver, Community Outreach Coordinator

Cliff joined the CBC in July 2017 as a volunteer and then brought on as a Summer Programming Assistant. He grew up here in Biddeford before leaving to join the Army and recently moved back to Maine. After many years of developing outreach-based programs and services for diverse communities around the globe, he has already made an impact at the CBC by enriching its programs and sharing his knowledge and experience to support its mission. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and will use his background in program management and entrepreneurial savvy to lead the Kid’s Bike Factory in the future. Cliff is an avid mountain biker who only picked up a tandem bike in summer of 2017 to support the CBC’s group rides.   Cliff looks forward to riding as a tandem captain for the 2018 Trek Across Maine. He is a devoted husband, father of three, and a recent grandfather too! Email Cliff at outreach@communitybike.net

 

William “Woodie” Worthley, Program Manager – Trek2Connect

Woodie has been involved with the CBC since 2010. He has served many different roles, including as a volunteer and former Board of Director’s member. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine. Woodie has a wealth of bicycle repair knowledge that he has obtained through over a decade in the bicycle industry. If Woodie is not in the shop connecting with kids, he is riding the CBC trails with participants or looking for a challenger in a game of chess. Woodie is also accepting challengers in games of UNO and four-square. Woodie is “super excited” about the launch of the CBC’s new program, Trek2Connect (T2C). T2C is a new adventure-based mentoring program that engages youth from seventh-grade through to graduation, aimed at raising and sustaining student aspirations. Woodie is excited to travel and explore new places with students. Outside of CBC life, Woodie enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and working on mechanical projects. He is a also an automobile racing enthusiast. Email Woodie at t2c@communitybike.net

Andy Greif, Director Emeritus

trek2011-websiteAndy served as the Community Bicycle Center’s founding Executive Director from 2001-2016, leaving a legacy of community building and youth development through bicycles and bike-related experiences. During Andy’s tenure, he grew the organization from a volunteer-run program operating out of storage space on the edge of town into a thriving youth development center embedded in the fabric of Biddeford, Maine. Upon his retirement from the CBC in September 2016, he was awarded the designation of Director Emeritus by the Board of Directors to gratefully acknowledge his history of successful leadership and give him an opportunity to remain involved with the CBC in an advisory capacity. We wish him the best in his upcoming adventures and look forward to working with Andy in this new capacity.