Meet our newest Operations staff members!


Cycles for Change Operations staff help operate our retail sales and service area, as well as Open Shop and Grease Rag. We have welcomed several new members to the team this summer! They join Arlo Sombor, Operations Director; Will Supanhnapom and Tom Parker, Operations Coordinators; and Norman Whitfield, Selby Verrar, and Alex Modic, Retail Associates.


Austin Austin, Operations Manager

Austin is a California native who has been working on bikes in Minneapolis since 2009. Austin is a creative and writer, and was a 2018 Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship recipient from Quality Bike Products. Austin’s graduate work at San Francisco State University and Berkeley in Women Studies focused on issues of race and environmental justice in underground hip hop culture in Los Angeles. Austin formerly worked as a volunteer for Cycles for Change (Sibley Bike Depot). Austin has returned to C4C to collectively advocate with coworkers goals to increase the visibility of non-binary people of color cyclists in Minneapolis.



Isabella Krompegel-Anliker, Retail Mechanic

Izzy (she/her/hers) was born and raised in Colorado. Her first self-supported ride, at age 2, was a 1.5 mile slow crawl on a pimped-out pink 12” bike. She fell in love with the way her training wheels bounced off every piece of gravel and hasn’t stopped pedaling since. Izzy’s other interests include mountains, books, ice cream sandwiches, and the color turquoise.

Meet our new Youth Programs staff!


Our Youth Summer Program will engage 6 youth this summer in bicycle mechanics, neighborhood history, bike industries tours, and social justice trainings over the course of 8 weeks.

Gunther Melander, Youth Programs Coordinator

Gunther (he/him/his) hails from Wisconsin and has been riding his bike as a commuter for three years. He moved to Minneapolis in 2018 to organize young people to stop climate change, and still does that work on the side. When not working, Gunther can be found practicing martial arts, drinking coffee, or eating copious amounts of ice cream with friends.






Nancy Musinguzi, Youth Programs Associate

Nancy Musinguzi (they/them/theirs) is a visual storyteller, teaching artist, and freelance photojournalist working and living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a documentary photographer chronicling the contemporary American experience through a first-generation Black Immigrant Queer lens, they primarily photograph portraits of emerging musicians, artists, performers, community organizers, educators, public figures and others. Their artist practice consists of blending traditional and experimental approaches to visual storytelling to capture authentic experiences of QTBIPOC folks with dignity, attentiveness and patience.

Meet our Learn to Ride Coaches!


Our Learn to Ride Coaches are with us this summer to help prepare and execute Learn to Ride classes. They help recruit and coordinate Learn to Ride volunteers, publicize Learn to Ride classes to neighborhood communities, register participants, and co-facilitate classes.

Megan Schwartz (she/her/hers) is currently an Environmental Science major at the University of St. Thomas and is very involved with environmental research and field work. In her free time, Megan like to fix bikes, brew beer, and play the drums!








Karl Hedlund (he/him/his) has been an avid year-round cyclist centered in South Minneapolis his entire life. His budding career in active transportation has included biking, mapping, and documenting every paved mile of Minnesota state bike trail. The back of his helmet can be seen throughout Google Street View. Prior to directing professional pursuits towards cycling, Karl crafted an education from the University of Minnesota with a premium on facilitating cross-sector and cross-cultural projects. He can most likely be spotted around local farmers markets.