Bike Bakersfield

Board Of Directors


Jack Becker – Program Director

Professional Affiliation: Bike Bakersfield

 


 

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Glenn Hammett – Board President

Professional Affiliation: Bakersfield Life Magazine

  • Received his BA in Graphic Design from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Currently serves as the Art Director for Bakersfield Life Magazine
  • Joined the Bike Bakersfield Board of Directors in 2010 and became Chairman of the Board in 2012
  • Began bike commuting at Cal Poly and continues to commute by bike today

 

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Bob Smith – Board Vice President

Professional Affiliation: SmithTech USA

  • Graduated from Fresno State with a degree in Civil Engineering
  • Founded Bike Bakersfield in 2005
  • Began his own engineering firm in 1983
  • Currently serves as City Councilman for Ward 4 in the City of Bakersfield
  • Began biking for transportation in college and has continued to do so for the past 30+ years of his career

 

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Cindy Parra – Board Secretary

Professional Affiliation: SmithTech USA.

  • Joined Bike Bakersfield as a founding Board Member in 2005
  • Works as the Office Manager for Smith Tech USA
  • Currently serves as the Board President for the CaliforniaBicycle Coalitions
  • Member of the Kern Council of Governments RegionalPlanning Advisory Committee
  • Member of the California Bicycle Advisory Committee forCaltrans
  • Vice Chairman for the Golden Empire Transit District

 

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Louis Bravos – Board Member

Professional Affiliation: Retired

  • Recently retired from his career at Meadows Field as an air traffic controller
  • Was an avid bicycle commuter for his entire career and continues to be one into his retirement
  • Currently a member of the Kern Wheelman and the LA Wheelman
  • Joined the Bike Bakersfield board in 2005

 

Lauren Franconi – Board Member

Professional Affiliation: Retired

  • Received her Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Mechanical Engineering, and her Master of Science in Engineering and Business Management from Santa Clara University
  • Served as Executive Director of Bike Bakersfield for three years
  • Business Development Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter
  • Board Member for the Bakersfield Spotlight Theatre
  • Board Member for the Kern River Parkway Foundation

 

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Andrae Gonzalez – Board Member

Professional Affiliation: Stewards Inc.

  • Graduated from Cal Berkeley before returning to Bakersfield in 2005
  • Began Faith in Action, a local nonprofit back in 2005
  • Currently serves as the CEO of Stewards Inc.
  • Became a part of the Bike Bakersfield Board of Directors in 2013
  • Sits on the Bakersfield City School District Board of Trustees
  • Bakersfield City Councilman for Ward 2

 

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Jason Cater – Board Member

Professional Affiliation: Associate Planner for the city of Bakersfield

  • Graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2009 with a degree in city and regional planning
  • Joined Bike Bakersfield Board of Directors in July 2011
  • Previously worked as a State Farm claims processor and interned in the city of Bakersfield’s planning department

 

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Frank Wooldridge – Board Member

Professional Affiliation: Law Office of Young & Wooldridge

  • Graduated from Cal State Bakersfield with a degree in Public Administration
  • Served with the Bakersfield Police Department for 32 years before joining Young & Wooldridge
  • Teaches courses on Criminal Justice at Kaplan College
  • Currently serves as a Board Members for the American Red Cross, Kern County chapter
  • Became a member of the Bike Bakersfield Board of Directors in 2015