Dave Harding – President
David Harding fell in love with bicycle commuting in college and always makes sure he lives close enough to continue doing so. Nowadays, he pedals into his job as a PhD a spine scientist at a small biomedical startup developing artificial joints using polycrystalline diamond. Dave loves taking his family out on adventures around Provo and across the West, and being active in the community. He really appreciates the passion and dedication of all the BWP volunteers for their positive impact on the active transportation conditions throughout the city.
Jamie Littlefield – Vice President
Jamie Littlefield was one of the original founders of Bike Walk Provo. She loves riding her baby blue Electra Ticino and walking with her family to the Provo Farmers Market. Jamie is currently a doctoral student, researching the ways that discourse influences the built environment (like sidewalks and bike lanes!)
Austin Taylor – Treasurer
Austin Taylor serves as the Treasurer on BikeWalk Provo’s board of directors. Austin started volunteering for BikeWalk Provo in 2015. He has worked to improve active transportation in Provo through working and volunteering for Provo Bicycle Collective, Provo City Government, and various community advocacy organizations. He holds a bachleors degree from BYU with a nonprofit management minor and a Master of Real Estate Development degree from the University of Utah. Austin believes in walkable neighborhoods and enjoys a casual walk to the park and a restaurant with his family.
Dakota Froisland – Secretary
Dakota graduated from UVU in Public Health Education wanting to develop a better and healthier community for his family to grow into. Little did he know that a broken timing belt and a HOT summer day would lead him there. After his truck’s air conditioning stopped functioning a few years ago, he started using public transit to get to work. He figured that UVX has wonderful air-conditioning and the walk to the stations would be a bonus. After a few months of walking and riding UTA from south Provo to UVU, he acquired a road bike and cannot go back! He has ridden in snow, rain, and blistering heat and LOVED every mile. He has since started taking his daughters on rides around our neighborhood and loved seeing the smiles on their faces when cruising on their bikes. Biking and walking transformed his life, and he is hoping to help others do the same. That is why he is excited to be a part of BikeWalk Provo, to help advocate for and develop a healthier, happier, and safer Provo community for his family and others. Oh, and his truck’s air conditioning is still non-functioning, and he doesn’t mind one bit.
Lucy Ordaz Sanchez
Lucy Ordaz Sanchez is a teacher at Dixon Middle School. She has organized the Ride of Silence for the past 12 years and that is how she met Aaron Skabelund several years ago who invited her to join and get involved with BWP. She says she doesn’t ride her bikes as much as she should but she likes to get on her road bike in the evenings and ride to enjoy the sunset. The mountain bike doesn’t get used often but you might have seen her or will recognize her when she’s on her beach cruiser because she’ll most likely be riding with her precious Chihuahua, Cosette, riding with her on her chest. She enjoys traveling – a lot. Once Cosette joined Lucy’s life, she traveled to 12 countries with her. They also enjoy road trips and the outdoors.
Jamin Rowan has lived in Provo for twelve years. He teaches at Brigham Young University in the English Department and currently directs the American Studies Program. He is the author of The Sociable City (2017) and teaches courses in American literature, environmental humanities, and urban studies.
Jamin served as a member of Provo City’s Planning Commission from 2013 – 2019, where he promoted urban design, zoning codes, city ordinances, and project proposals that facilitated walkability, bikeability, and public transit. Although he no longer sits on the planning commission, he has continued his efforts to create a more liveable and sustainable Provo through the Provo City Lab, a course he teaches at BYU every fall semester in which students from across campus collaborate with Provo City, UTA, and other public-sector agencies on urban design projects. His work on the planning commission and in the Provo City Lab has also given him many opportunities to work with and alongside BikeWalk Provo.
Jamin and his wife Ann have six children and live in the Tree Streets. They have been actively involved in their neighborhood’s push for a new UVX station on 900 E and in supporting safe biking and walking routes to school. Jamin loves aimlessly wandering in big cities, skiing in Utah’s mountains, and hosting dinner parties.