Our Team

Cycle Toronto team at Fix

The Staff

Your Cycle Toronto staff are hard at work representing you on the streets and at City Hall. Become a member today to get these advocates working for you!

 

Jared Kolb
Executive Director

Jared is Executive Director of Cycle Toronto and leads an outstanding team of staff and volunteers to transform Toronto into a bicycle-friendly city. Jared guides the strategic direction of every facet of the organization from advocacy to programs, education and campaigns. Jared developed innovative campaigns to build bike lanes on Bloor St, Richmond St and Adelaide St and double municipal funding for cycling infrastructure from $8 million to $16 million per year. In the role of Executive Director, Jared also executes government, partner and stakeholder relations and is the go to media contact on cycling issues in Toronto being quoted in over 150 media sources in 2015.

Prior to joining Cycle Toronto, Jared worked for 8-80 Cities and helped to establish the College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University. Jared holds an MA in International Development from Dalhousie University and has biked across Canada. 

Keagan Gartz
Director of Programs & Engagement


Keagan oversees Cycle Toronto’s programs, rides, and educational work. She also manages our outreach, community partnerships, strategic planning, & operations. Her love of sustainability and governance was nurtured in her time obtaining an Environment & Resource Studies degree from the University of Waterloo. Her interest in transportation planning as a tool to transform cities was sparked as a Program Manager at Smart Commute and as a member of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation steering committee. Keagan rides her bike year-round. She's passionate about reshaping public space as a means of civic engagement and social justice. 

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Mark Romeril
Development Manager

Mark manages memberships and fundraising at Cycle Toronto. Before joining Cycle Toronto, he worked at Cycle Solutions, and held internships at the City of Toronto and the Canadian Rights Action Foundation. Past projects include developing a strategic active transportation plan for the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) and the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank, as well as a process evaluation for the Daniel’s Centre for Learning in Regent Park. Any spare moments between work and school consist of bike rides, rock climbing, and the occasional shift at Bike Sauce. Mark holds a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University.

Kristin Schwartz 
Newcomer Cycling Outreach Coordinator

Partnership for Integration and Sustainable Transportation

Kristin Schwartz is the Cycling Outreach Coordinator with the Partnership for Integration and Sustainable Transportation, a joint initiative between CultureLink Settlement Services and Cycle Toronto. Working out of CultureLink, she promotes cycling to newcomers to Toronto by offering cycling workshops and programs like Bike Host, which matches newcomers with confident cyclists who act as mentors, and the Bike to School Project. Kristin’s past work has included tenant organizing and community-based writing and radio production. A graduate of the Co-operative Management and Leadership Certificate Program at the Schulich School of Business, she is a founding board member of two grassroots environmental organizations.

Kevin Cooper
Campaigns & Engagement Manager

Kevin Cooper manages our major campaigns and engagement initiatives, including the Bloor, Danforth, and Yonge Loves Bikes campaigns. He joins the team with eight years of organizing experience and a focus dialed on active transportation projects. Before moving to Toronto, Kevin was part of a small team that started Shift Delivery Co-op: a company that uses pedal-electric cargo trikes to replace delivery trucks in Vancouver’s downtown core. Kevin stuck with the cycling theme after making the move to Toronto, and spent a couple of years developing the Greenbelt Route project at the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. He loves to cook, camp, and canoe, and is a longtime Cycle Toronto volunteer. Kevin holds a B.Sc. in Global Resource Systems from the University of British Columbia.

Joan Milway

Executive and Program Assistant 

Joan joined Cycle Toronto in 2016. Prior to joining the staff team, Joan was a member of Better Budget Toronto, and has a background in project management and client services. She's been riding a bike in Toronto since 2011. 

Chantelle Campbell-Sholzberg

Program Worker, Bike to School Project

Chantelle is a Program Worker with our partner, CultureLink Settlement and Community Services. She works on the Bike to School Project and leads the secondary school Bike Club file, coordinates the Bike to School Leadership Camp and Co-op placement students. Chantelle’s previous work includes coordinating events, delivering activity based workshops, and advising on community granting initiatives at MEC. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and continues her education with completed courses in Project Management. Chantelle has always been passionate about sharing her love of cycling,  the importance of educating our youth and providing opportunities to lead active lifestyles and a cycling culture.

Sarah Bradley

Communications Manager

Sarah has volunteered for many years at Cycle Toronto and brings a communications and outreach experience from the not-for-profit and philanthropy sectors in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, as well as Master’s research comparing cycling advocacy strategies in North American cities. She is keen to share stories about the intersections between transportation, health, and social justice. 

Clare Scott

Volunteer and Administrative Coordinator

 

Clare is a long-time fan of Cycle Toronto and very excited to join the team. Clare has experience in many facets of the cycling industry, from facilitating mechanical workshops and mountain bike camps to managing educational programs and community outreach, working to create a safer, more positive cycling culture in Toronto is totally her jam. When she's not traversing the Don on a mountain bike or feverishly maintaining her small fleet of dilapidated road bikes she can be found exploring Toronto's parks, making things out of wood, snacking profusely, and taking the lane.

 

The Board

Reach the Board at directors@cycleto.ca.

Brandin O'Connor
President

Brandin is in his second term as a Board Director, and is currently the Board’s President. Brandin is a labour and employment lawyer at Shields O'Donnell MacKillop LLP, and an avid urban cyclist. He has served on a governing body of Osgoode Hall Law School, a fundraising committee of CANFAR, as aide to the Speaker of the House of Commons and as law clerk to Ontario's Chief Justice. He is originally from Belmont, Ontario.

 

Robert Tarantino
Chair
Rob is a human rights and employment lawyer with a passion for and commitment to social justice. An everyday cyclist, Rob advocates for safe and accessible streets.
Jesse Moses
Treasurer 
Jesse is a Chartered accountant, business advisor and tax manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. His area of practice is diverse and includes tech start-ups, high net worth individuals, and private corporations. Jesse also sits on the board of Outside the March, a Toronto-based theatre company. He was born and raised in Toronto and can be seen cruising through the streets of his hometown on his 70s Raleigh Sport 3-speed or his Trek Madone.

Sylvia Slaughter
 

Sylvia is a commercial real estate professional with a passion for urban living.  An avid traveler, she has visited 60 countries, and lived in 4, concluding that big city living is where it’s at!  She was officially turned onto urban cycling in central London (UK), but extensive trips through the Netherlands and Scandinavia really opened her eyes to life on a bike. After 7 years in Europe, Sylvia has relocated back to Toronto can often be found cycling with her two kids around Ward 30.
Alex Cheesman
Secretary
Alex has worked as a fundraiser for environmental organizations for over 10 years. Using a muscle-powered vehicle for transportation is pleasing to her as an environmentalist, as an urban adventurer, and as someone who can (just barely) tolerate the icy kiss of Toronto winters.
Chantelle Campbell-Sholzberg

Chantelle leads Secondary school programming on the  Bike to School Project with our partner CultureLink. As a cycling advocate she has been volunteering with Cycle Toronto since 2011, is active with Scarborough Ward groups and is a stakeholder member of the Scarborough Waterfront Project. Working towards strengthening communities, she has coordinated activity based initiatives and provides assistance to the Toronto East Bike Festival.  As the Fundraising Chair, she brings experience leading grant initiatives and donor stewardship to the organization. She enjoys travelling and documenting cycling infrastructure and cultures around the globe.

 

Michael Werneburg

Vice President

Michael is a lifelong cyclist who didn't own a car until he was 43. He has been a daily commuter since 2004, in Tokyo and Toronto. He has an extensive background in managing IT risk and innovation projects and serves Cycle Toronto as Chair of the IT Committee.

Francesca Allodi-Ross

Vice-Chair

Francesca works as an employment lawyer at three community legal clinics in Etobicoke and west Toronto, providing free legal advice to low-income people who have had problems at work.  An experienced facilitator, she is passionate about making social justice organizations more effective, sustainable, and fun.  

JP Solmes

Vice Treasurer

JP is a father of 2, a financial professional who works for a publicly listed company and currently sits on a number of non-public corporate boards.  He is a cycling nut and is passionate about seeing Toronto become a world class cycling city.
Priyanka Vittal Priyanka is an environmental lawyer by trade and passion. Outside of that she would identify herself as a thrift shopper, walking tour aficionado and is on a constant quest for the best Singaporean food in the GTA. Around the world the bicycle has been her trusty partner. Since moving to Toronto, she’s found that cycling has become a greater part of her identity and is interested in seeing Toronto include cycling as an integral part of its sustainable growth and urban planning.
Joseph Travers Joseph works in data management and visualization. He’s passionate about ensuring data is collected, analysed, used and communicated as well as possible to inform good decision making.  Joe has been biking to work since 2005 and likes to think of fun and wonderful ways to get more people on two wheels in Toronto.

Jessica Rosenberg

Secretary

Jessica was born and raised in Toronto, and has been transported by bicycle since before she could walk. Jessica practices law, and got her start with Cycle Toronto by joining the Ward 18 advocacy group.
Adrian Currie  Adrian is an actor and film maker, with a BA in Economics and a BA in History, both from McGill University. He is passionate about cycling in Toronto, which he would like to see flourish and become part of our everyday culture and infrastructure. Adrian sits on Cycle Toronto's Advocacy Committee, and is a co-chair of Cycle Toronto's Bicycle Parking Working Group, as well as a board member and past chair of the Community Bicycle Network (CBN). Adrian is very proud of the value that Cycle Toronto provides to the community. As a CBN member since 2002 and a board member for many years, he has seen plenty of change in our city, and is happy to be a part of it.