Meshach Adams

Outreach Assistant

Meshach (he/him) joined the Walk Bike Nashville team in September 2022. Meshach is a Nashville Native and a Hume Fogg and TSU Grad. He is passionate about making Nashville’s streets safe for all. He grew up in Nashville, Tennessee in a housing project with a single mother and sister. The work he will be doing is focused specifically on Dickerson Pike, with outreach and education around pedestrian safety.

Contact Meshach about:

  • All things Dickerson Pike
  • Pedestrian safety concerns
  • Ideas for events in your focus area

 

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

Contact David about:

  • Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable

 

Cathy Carrillo 

Education and Engagement 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

 

Calah Gipson

Families for Safe Streets Intern 

Calah (they/them) joined the Walk Bike Nashville team in August 2022. Calah is a senior Social Work major from Memphis currently studying Vision Zero, mobility justice, and the importance of multimodal transportation and safe streets for all. At Walk Bike, Calah will primarily be working and advocating with Nashville’s Families for Safe Streets chapter, as well as shadowing staff on other organizational efforts.

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Calah about:

  • Families for Safe Streets information and programming

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
  • Joining our Advisory Council or Board of Directors

 

Naffie Njie

Communications Assistant

Naffie (she/her) joined Walk Bike Nashville in April 2022. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in Media and Entertainment and a minor in Film Studies. She is passionate about journalism, advocacy, and community building. Naffie will be the person behind Walk Bike Nashville’s social media and our website. She will be focused on creating content to educate people about bicycle and pedestrian safety. She is excited to apply her creative skills to educating and advocating for a safer Nashville.

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Naffie about:

  • Social media inquiries
  • Event promotion and partnership
  • Bike and pedestrian educational content 

 

   

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

 

Wesley Smith

Policy and Government Relations Manager

Wesley (he/him) joined the Walk Bike Nashville team in July 2022. He is passionate about livable neighborhoods and active transportation. A graduate of Hume-Fogg and the University of Tennessee, Wesley is pursuing a master’s degree in Community Development and Action from Vanderbilt University. His past experience includes public policy research, program development, and academic writing at the intersection of geography and sociology. 

As Policy and Government Relations Manager, he leads the organization’s “grasstops” efforts, planning and implementing advocacy campaigns and working with government entities. Interested in our advocacy efforts? Get in touch with Wesley to make our city more walkable and bikeable!

Languages Spoken: English 

Contact Wesley about:

  • Walk Bike Nashville’s advocacy efforts
  • Biking and walking infrastructure
  • Government-related inquiries

 

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

 

Aaron Wimsatt

Special Events and Sponsor Relations Manager

Aaron (he/him) joined the Walk Bike Nashville team in June of 2022. He is originally from Owensboro, KY and recently graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Marketing. Aaron will be responsible for planning and executing our larger events, as well as connecting with sponsors both current and prospective.

Languages Spoken: English

Contact Aaron about:

  • Open Streets
  • Tour de Nash
  • Plateau de Percy
  • Becoming a sponsor