Volunteer Staff

Directors

Austin Taylor, Executive Director

A BikeWalk Provo volunteer since 2015, Austin is intimately familiar with the organization and its people. As BikeWalk Provo has recently become a certified 501c3 nonprofit organization, Austin hopes to make BikeWalk Provo more efficient, effective, and organized.

Austin’s professional history includes running Provo Bicycle Collective from 2015 through 2018, working on parking and sustainability issues for Provo City Government, and managing active transportation projects for Park City Municipal. He holds a bachelor’s of arts degree from BYU and is currently studying real estate development at the University of Utah.

Christine Frandsen, Communications Director

After being inspired by cycling families in other countries, the Frandsens upgraded their family biking set up and purchased a used cargo bike in March 2020. From grocery store runs to Kindergarten drop off, biking has added freedom and joy to the everyday parts of life. Christine’s goal as Communications Director is to help spread the good news of active transportation in Provo, inspire others to participate in solutions, and work proactively to advocate for positive changes. A Maeser neighborhood resident, Christine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Relations from BYU and currently works as a product marketing manager for a healthcare technology company.

Aaron Skabelund, Operations Director

Aaron Skabelund helped to revive the Provo Bicycle Committee in 2008, and establish the Campus Bicycle Committee at Brigham Young University a few years later. He loves his day job as a historian of modern Japan at BYU and the opportunities that it has given him to see great biking and walking cities around the world and have the time to advocate for active transportation and transit in Provo.

Stephanie West, Finance Director

My family and I lived in the Netherlands for five months during 2019. One of the most impactful experiences we had while living there was to experience great cycling infrastructure and its many benefits. We saw so many benefits from biking and walking for most of our transportation–better physical and mental health, a deeper connection to our community, improved air quality, and greater independence for my kids. We returned home to Provo with a desire to continue the habit of cycling and walking for most of our transportation and chose to become involved with BikeWalk Provo in order to support the development of safer streets for all forms of transportation. 

Ricky Gettys, Volunteer Coordinator

Getting an e-cargo-bike has made all the difference as I am able to shuttle my kids around, go to classes as an MBA student at BYU, and spend more time in the sun, even on the days when I have a flare up with my chronic illness. Learning about safe biking, finding ways to bike in cold weather, and understanding the savings inherent in biking each day has helped my health, saved our family money, and helped me connect to the community. I joined BikeWalk Provo to help enable people who are on the fence like I was a year ago and help others reap the every day benefits of NOT being separated from Provo by windows all day.

Communications

Newsletter Editor: Rebecca Poulsen

Social Media Manager: Emmalie Arntz

BikeWalk Provo Stories Project Lead: Stan Morris

Content Creators: Adam Norris, Serena Raymond, Daniel Jensen

Website Manager: Todd Greener

Press Release Writer: Jenn Hartman

Hispanic Community Localization: Summer Adams

Utah Valley Trails Alliance Representative: Chris Wiltsie

BYU Bike Committee Representative: Aaron Skabelund

Provo City TMAC Representative: TBD

Project Managers

Advocacy

Center Street Redesign: Rachel Whipple

UVX 900 East UVX Stop: Jamin Rowan

Complete Streets Policy: Aaron Skabelund

Geneva Road Redesign: Erin Pyne

Action

Tactical Urbanists (aka Urban Repair Squad; aka BikeWalk Provo Public Works Department): Parker Howell, Lindy Miller, and many more who will not be named

Safe Routes to School Leads: Mary Wade, Heather Skabelund, and Jon Felt

Active Transportation Tour Guide: Austin Taylor

Bike Parking Consultants: Jacob Raymond, Daniel Burt, and Spencer Smith

Service Project Organizers: Carlee Reber and Parker Howell

Events

Women’s Bike Summit Organizer: Serena Raymond

Bike Month Organizer: Carlee Reber and Melissa Porter

Bike to School Week Organizer: Hugh VanWagenen

Bike and Pedestrian Count Organizer(s): TBD