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Our 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    Andrew

Andrew joined the Community Bicycle Center (CBC) in September 2009 as part-time Volunteer and Program Director shifting to full-time in September 2010. Andrew facilitates the out-of-school and outreach programs, group rides, volunteer management, and volunteer recruitment. 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 was awarded his mountain bike instructor certification through Back Country Excursions in 2010 and his bicycle safety certification through the Bicycle Coalition of Maine in 2009. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his dog Kip, friends, family and better-half (in no particular order).
Email Andrew at programs@communitybike.net

Matt Perkins, Youth Shop Assistant   Matt

Matt, a 17 year old Biddeford High School senior, joined the CBC in 2009 as a youth participant. He immediately discovered his love for bicycles, working with kids, and teaching.  From being a participant, Matt became a volunteer in the shop and on rides. As a result of his CBC volunteerism, he earned the first United Way Youth Spirit of Service award in 2012.  Later on, Matt represented the CBC in 2013 and 2014 at the Youth Bike Summit in New York City; and in 2015, Matt represented Biddeford at the Maine Youth Leadership seminar. He is a mechanic in the shop, a ride leader, and lead instructor of the Kids Bike Factory. His future plans include going to college, staying connected with the CBC, and eventually becoming an elementary school teacher. All in all, Matt enjoys learning, teaching, doing, and leading
Email Matt at kidsbikefactory@gmail.com

Andy Greif, Director Emeritus

Andy served as the Community Bicycle Center’s founding Executive Director from 2001-2016, leaving a legacy of community building trek2011-websiteand 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.