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David Bavas

Operations Director

David (he/him) joined Walk Bike Nashville in March of 2018. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. David is passionate about the work that Walk Bike Nashville is doing to make our roads and sidewalks more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly. You can find him and his family on the many paths and green spaces in town.

Languages Spoken: English

Interests Include:

  • Biking
  • Buses
  • Balance Sheets

 

Maegan Brejnik

Transportation and Equity Ambassador Leader

AmeriCorps Service Member

Maegan (she/her) is an AmeriCorps Member serving at Walk Bike Nashville since August 2021. As the Transportation and Equality Ambassador Leader, she works with community members in Murfreesboro to determine the best ways to improve the safety of streets, sidewalks, and bike lanes. She graduated from Cornell University in May 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences and a concentration in Environmental Justice and Policy Analysis. She is incredibly excited to help make the streets of Nashville safer for bikers and pedestrians alike.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Contact Maegan about:

  • Pedestrian safety in the Murfreesboro Corridor
  • Language justice in Nashville
  • Environmental justice

 

Cathy Carrillo 

Schools Manager

Cathy (she/her) joined Walk Bike Nashville in July of 2021. She is a youth community organizer who is a mother, daughter to peruvian immigrant parents, doula and Nashville Native. She has previously done work around reproductive justice, immigrant rights, and criminal justice. She  has joined the Walk Bike Nashville team to expand and reimagine the Safe Routes to School program and build up a base of young folks and their families who are interested in creating a more walkable, bikeable, and equitable Nashville for students. 

Cathy se unió a Walk Bike Nashville en julio de 2021. Es una organizadora comunitaria que es madre e hija de padres inmigrantes peruanos, doula y nativa de Nashville. Anteriormente ha trabajado en a la justicia reproductiva, los derechos de los inmigrantes y la justicia penal. Está emocionada de unirse al equipo de Walk Bike Nashville para expandir y reimaginar el programa Safe Routes to School y construir una base de jóvenes y sus familias que estén interesados ​​en crear un Nashville más equitativo, en bicicleta y en el que se pueda caminar para todos los estudiantes.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Contact Cathy about: 

  • School zones and safety | Zonas escolares y seguridad
  • Education programs for youth | Programas de educación para jóvenes
  • Volunteering for School Events | Voluntariando para Eventos Escolares 
  • Air quality education and research | Educación e investigación sobre la calidad del aire

 

Lindsey Ganson

Advocacy and Communications Director

Lindsey (she/her) joined Walk Bike Nashville in April 2019 after serving on the Walk Bike Nashville board for three years. A Brooklyn native, who moved to Nashville in 2014, Lindsey has previously worked for MP&F Strategic Communications, Transportation Alternatives, NYC Department of Environmental Protection and NYC & Company, New York City’s Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Lindsey about:

  • Media inquiries
  • Getting involved with Walk Bike Nashville’s current advocacy projects
  • Biking and walking infrastructure
  • Traffic safety issues 

 

Meredith Montgomery

Executive Director

Meredith (she/her) joined the Walk Bike Nashville team in November of 2021 after moving to the area from Fairhope, Alabama. There, she published a natural living magazine for 11 years and was intimately involved in local issues of sustainability, connectivity and active transportation. With a passion for working in the community and experience in non-profit management, she is eager to make a positive impact on the lives of others here in Nashville. Outside of work you can find Meredith digging in the dirt, at the soccer fields or recharging in the woods with her family. 

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Meredith about:

  • Sponsoring and partnering with Walk Bike Nashville
  • Membership and Donations
  • General inquiries

 

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Jessica Rinne

Events and Education Director

Jessica (she/her) joined the Walk Bike Nashville team in the spring of 2017. Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, she moved to Nashville for graduate school in 2013. She has a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Mississippi and a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt. Her background is in teaching, counseling and most recently, guiding cycling tours in California, France, Portugal and Spain.

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Jessica with questions regarding:

  • Tour de Nash
  • Open Streets
  • Plateau to Percy Bike Tour
  • Adult education
  • Streets for People Awards

 

Juleesia Santiago-Karim

Schools Program Coordinator

Juleesia (she/her) joined the Walk Bike Nashville team in April 2022 with 8 years of experience in program management, volunteer recruitment, and developing service learning curriculum to educate high school aged students on issues impacting the local and global community and how to be agents of change. She has a degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Social Justice and is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work. As School Program Coordinator Juleesia is responsible for working to support the Safe Routes to School National Partnership as well as reducing emissions around focus schools to improve the air quality in and around those communities.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Contact Juleesia about:

  • Walking School Bus Program
  • Monitoring, improving and educating about air quality around schools
  • Volunteer and partnership opportunities in focus schools

 

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Ashleigh Wilson

Bike Valet Coordinator

Ashleigh (she/her) first served as our Bike Valet Coordinator in 2018. After learning about the inner workings of our mission as the Education Coordinator in 2021, she is excited to return to the Bike Valet Coordinator position with a new perspective in 2022. She is a certified League Cycling Instructor through the League of American Bicyclists and is energized by the opportunity to bring new members into the Walk Bike Nashville community.

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Ashleigh with questions regarding:

  • Bike parking at your event
  • Ideas for events that need bike parking