Rebecca Anderson McDonough is a writer, editor and yoga teacher in Los Angeles, CA. She is mother to two daughters in elementary school in Culver City and has spent much of the last eight years raising two future humans and volunteering in public schools. Her time as a Chicago freelance journalist included two years at The Chicago Reporter, where she won a National Press Club and a local Headline Club award for investigative journalism. Rebecca is a committed lover of language, biker, hiker, music fan/strummer, and volunteer.
Michael Goodman is a public defender in Los Angeles County. He has been involved in cycling advocacy since 1990, serving in a variety of different roles, including as a Board of Directors member of The Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association, as the Los Angeles City Council District 2 appointee to The Bicycle Advisory Committee, and as a Board of Directors member of The California Bicycle Coalition. Michael is married, the father of two teenage girls, and a daily bicycle commuter. His 13-year-old also commutes by bike to school. His 17-year-old has a driver’s license and has not yet been convinced that helmet head looks cool.
Jim Hasenauer is a Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at California State University at Northridge and is a long time bicycling, parks and public lands advocate. He was a founder and for many years served on the boards of both the Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association in LA and the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Hasenauer currently serves as president of the California Trails and Greenways Foundation and as Co-Chair of the California Roundtable on Recreation, Parks and Tourism which sponsors the California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights. He’s a member of the Governing Board of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. In 1998, Jim was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame
Jennifer Klausner served as Executive Director of LACBC for seven years, beginning in 2007. Prior to joining LACBC, her career focused on consumer products marketing and branding, in product development/licensing roles with Hello Kitty and Barbie, at Nakajima and Mattel, respectively.
Jennifer grew up in Los Angeles, holds degrees from both UCLA and USC, and has commuted by bike throughout her post graduate career. She has a diverse bike advocacy experience, is an avid and still occasionally competitive mountain biker, USAC certified Coach and a League of American Bicyclists LCI.
David McNeill is the Executive Officer of the Baldwin Hills Conservancy, which operates under the Resources Agency for the State of California. He oversees the long-term acquisition and planned development of nearly 1,300 acres of much needed parkland in the Baldwin Hills/Ballona Creek region of Southwest Los Angeles. A native of Los Angeles, Mr. McNeill has embraced the challenge of creating environmental parity in underserved communities throughout the city for nearly a decade. He enjoys rollerblading, bicycling and watching his elementary aged son participate in outdoor and indoor team sports. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University and also serves on the founding board of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust.
Sharon Papa is Chief of Police in Hermosa Beach. She is active in many public safety professional associations and organizations. Papa maintains an active lifestyle consistent with the demands of her occupation and supports programs that encourage children to participate in sports and outdoor activities. While overseeing the recruitment and selection process for new police officers, it was apparent that many young applicants were not in good physical condition and were unable to pass a basic physical fitness test. Sharon joined the Board of Advisors for Walk ‘n Rollers because the organization provides opportunities for kids to participate in outdoor activities and encourages an active lifestyle at an early age.
Cristina Paul is a Spanish Immersion teacher in Culver City Unified School District. A true Los Angeleno, she received her Master’s degree and Bachelor of Arts from UCLA. She has had the good fortune to work at various schools throughout the Los Angeles area. Cristina embraces a sustainable lifestyle and is a great lover of California native plants, old-fashioned bike bells, seasonal cooking, dancing with a local troupe and walking around her neighborhood.
Kent Strumpell is the representative for Council District 11 to the Los Angeles’ Bicycle Advisory Committee and chair’s the BAC’s Planning Subcommittee. Kent served on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition for ten years and the Westchester Streetscape Improvement Association for five years. Bicycling is Kent’s primary form of transportation throughout the city. He has traveled extensively to attend bicycle and urban planning conferences and to study cycling facilities in other cities. Now retired, Kent’s previous work was in educational media, a skill he has applied to his advocacy work, giving presentations to numerous community groups on streetscape revitalization, bicycle infrastructure and transit-oriented development.