Tina Cho | Executive Director

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Tina (she/her/hers) is a queer Korean-American who has called Minneapolis home since 2004, when a rowing scholarship brought her to the University of Minnesota. With a background in Kinesiology & Coaching Pedagogy, she has spent (nearly) her entire working career in the nonprofit sector. From starting Minnesota’s first youth-only rowing organization to creating community programs at Nice Ride MN, Tina believes that real change starts locally, with our own communities and neighbors. With her charming wit and humorous grin, Tina works tirelessly to create equity and access in our community, one bike at a time. During the summers, the best place to find Tina outside the office is probably on a bike or in a hammock by the lakes, alongside her partner Anna Min, a renowned local photographer.

Tom Parker | Operations Coordinator

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Tom (they/them) is new to the Minneapolis area and comes from a bicycle outreach and education background in the city of Milwaukee. They have been riding bikes for transportation since they were a wee lad and continue to do so sans drivers license to this day. When they are not riding around, they are hanging out with their dog Jimmy, escaping on outdoor adventures or spending time with friends. They hope to continue to utilize cycling as a form of active transportation and to help others to do so. They value the accessibility, joyfulness, and endorphins of riding bikes!

Stephanie Schultz | Marketing & Communications Director

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“Instructions for living a life: pay attention, be astonished, tell about it.”
– Mary Oliver

Stephanie (she/her/hers) has a background in graphic design and long distance running, but is excited to fundraise and bike at C4C. She completed two terms of national service in St. Paul as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at C4C before becoming a full-time staff member, and looks forward to continuing her education in all things nonprofit. In her free time, Stephanie tries to maximize use of her MFA in poetry, avidly scours thrift stores, and spends a lot of time getting turf burn on the soccer pitch.

Arlo Sombor | Operations Director

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Arlo (they/them) started biking in high school because of a love of the outdoors. In 2010, they moved from their hometown in upstate New York to Minnesota where they now bike around with instruments or sewing machines. They play all the string instruments, study Hungarian as a hobby, sew cycling caps in their free time, and use Photoshop in German. You can find them wrenching at the Minneapolis shop using their favorite tool, the lever.

William Supanhnapom | Operations Coordinator

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Will (he/him, they/them) is from South Minneapolis and grew up in the city. His family is originally from Laos, where he still has a lot family. Throughout most of high school and some of middle school, Will was usually late to the bus in the morning–riding his bike was the easiest solution that allowed him to be independent. These days, Will is more punctual, but his bike still keeps him independent. Will likes fixed gear/track bicycles most of all for their simplicity, but also likes lugged steel frames for their aesthetics and craft work.  In his free time, Will likes to watch documentaries, visit museums, sketch, and ride his bike.

Andrew Thomas | Retail Sales and Service Manager

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“I don’t miss nothin’ I’ve never had. I’ve got soul, and I’m super bad.”
– James Brown

Raised by wolves, Andrew (he/him/his) has been slow to socialize with people and even slower to integrate usefully into society. C4C lets him turn wrenches and we think he can probably make coffee. He was rescued from a corporate environment and seems happy here. We have assurances now that he uses his talents for good. We have been told he enjoys reading literature, knows smatterings of a couple languages, and has traveled, but there is little evidence. He is perhaps prone to verbal outbursts but is harmless. He will babble about wool, mountain biking, efficient biomechanics, vintage steel, and tubulars if you pretend to listen. We recommend that you do not.

Skye Vang | Program Director

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“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat” ― Warsan Shire

Skye (they/them/theirs) is a second generation, queer, trans Hmong American person that happens to be excited about the many ways one can build relationships and communities. They spend a great deal of their time fawning at clouds, drooling over art supplies, searching for great music, taking photos with plants, and learning to live and love authentically.

Norman Whitfield | Retail Sales Associate

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Norman (he/him/his, they/them) was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, and has been in love with bicycles since he first learned how to ride at age six. He has a thing for cruisers, but an absolute obsession with Aero-styled T.T. bikes. He enjoys studying, designing, and building one-of-kind custom art bikes.