Nate Bergmann (Treasurer) – Corporate Attorney and Chief Compliance Officer, AMG National Trust Bank
Nathan received his JD and MBA degrees from the University of Denver. He received his BS degree in Imaging Science and his master’s degree in Microelectronic Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a triathlete and a member of the Rocky Mountain Triathlon Club. Nathan, his wife, and their two children, are a one?car, multi?bike family living in the Platt Park neighborhood.
Rebecca Cales – Business Development, Tribal Tech
Rebecca is a Colorado College alumna with a BS in Biology and is currently working on a Master’s in Urban & Regional Planning at the University of Colorado Denver. Her work at Tribal Tech includes grant/proposal writing and business development activities focused on alternative energy, Indian Affairs, and other technical consulting services. Prior to joining the staff of Tribal Tech, she worked as the Associate Director of Transportation Solutions where her work focused on local-level community outreach, monitoring state and local policy, and managing program activities and volunteers. She has a background in solid waste, air quality, transportation and sustainability education from Bridging The Gap—Kansas City, Missouri’s largest environmental nonprofit agency. A hiking and biking enthusiast, Rebecca is pleased to combine her love of the outdoors with improving air quality, promoting active living, and reducing traffic gridlock in the Denver area.
Mark Chapman (Secretary) – Marketing Specialist, Gates Corporation
Mark earned a BS in Aerospace from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. He recently spent a year of studying in Tours, France, earning a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at Universite Francois-Rabelais. Mark markets and promotes the Gates Carbon Drive system for the Gates Corporation. Mark rode his first century at age 13 and met his wife Stephanie while riding and watching the Giro d’Italia on vacation in the Italian Dolomites. Mark lives in the Washington Park neighborhood and has been involved in advocating for bicycles during the Washington Park Master plan process. He rides single speeds, road bikes, mountain bikes, commuters, cruisers or even a tandem around town.
David Cowan (President) – Program Manager, National Safe Routes to School Partnership
Dave went to the University of Minnesota where he obtained a degree in speech communications and minored in Spanish. He is the former Director of Education at Bicycle Colorado, Colorado’s state-wide advocacy organization, and has trained over 30,000 K-8th graders in bicycle and pedestrian safety. Dave is a certified instructor for the League of American Bicyclists. He rides all over town for transportation, loves mountain biking, and can even be spotted competing in the occasional triathlon. David cites bicycling as his favorite pastime and is busy trying to convince his new daughter of this.
Robert Clark – Electrical Designer, MEA Consulting Engineers
A graduate of Westwood, Denver native and long-time cyclist Robert is serving his second term with BikeDenver. He has helped improve local bicycling by working with RTD to allow bikes aboard light-rail trains, as well as with the Senate Transportation Committee to pass the three-foot bill. Robert is also a cycling instructor for the League of American Bicyclists. On the weekends he enjoys working on bikes, and doing business as “The Bike Whisperer.”
Melina Dempsey – Travel Demand Management and Bicycle/Pedestrian Planner, Denver Regional Council of Governments
Chris Harvey – Director, Individual Philanthropy, National Wildlife Federation
Chris graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a BS in Family Studies. He strategically directs the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF’s) Annual Giving program, Gift Planning program and Major Gift program. Prior to NWF, Chris was a Development Officer at Hayes & Associates, where he raised corporate funds for non-profit clients and solicited major gifts from Fortune 500 companies. Chris is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and he serves on their membership committee
Jami Johnson – Senior Accountant, BKD LLP
A graduate of the University of Hawaii Manoa’s College of Business, Jami earned a BBA, majoring in Finance and Accounting. Currently Jami works for the accounting firm BKD, where she provides accounting and auditing services to a variety of not-for-profit healthcare clients, including rural, urban and research-oriented hospitals. In her spare time, Jami can be found training for the Denver Century Ride and her first triathlon. She is looking forward to assisting BikeDenver in improving and promoting biking around Denver.
Lindsey Knoten – Regional Director of Residential Operations, The Ritz-Carlton
Lindsey holds a BS in Business Management from Lindenwood University. As the Regional Director of Residences for the Western Region, she provides leadership and oversight in several areas including finance, association governance, board relations and operations. With her 10-year anniversary quickly approaching, she started her career at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, and then moved on to work in St. Thomas, USVI, Sarasota, FL, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA and finally back to Denver. Lindsey is a big supporter of living a healthy lifestyle and a triathlete and she is looking forward to assisting BikeDenver build internal infrastructure to support our long term success.
Jodi Kopke (Vice President) – Director of Marketing & Business Development, Kutak Rock LLP
Jodi has a degree in Women’s Studies and Psychology from Bates College and an MBA from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business. She has over 10 years experience in marketing and public relations including positions with Colorado’s Department of Public Health & Environment and Renew Communications. In addition to her work with BikeDenver, Jodi is co-Chair of the Program Committee for the Colorado Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association.
Eliza Lanman – Executive Director, HealthSET
Eliza earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas and a Masters in Social Science from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has 7 years experience in non-profit management with a focus on grant seeking and writing, implementing and strengthening policy and project management. Eliza is a mountain biker, bike commuter and, back in the day, could be found on the BMX trails. Eliza is excited to be involved with Bike Denver as they facilitate the physical and social norm changes that are happening in Denver around bicycling and healthier living.
Rob Price – Development Assistant, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
Rob received his BA in Communication and a Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University in Denver. Before joining the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation he worked as a Development Assistant at Metropolitan State University. Previously Rob managed commercial inventory for local broadcast outlets CBS radio and 9News for about 12 years. He is also the former owner of an Aspen Pedal Limo pedi-cab business. Rob is a member of OUT spokin’, a GLBT cycling organization, and he volunteers for Engage 8, a community organization focused on improving conditions in Denver’s Council District 8. Rob was raised in Colorado and is a longtime bike commuter. In his free time he enjoys traveling, biking, working in his yard, and volunteering in his community. Rob just completed a term as President of the BikeDenver Board of Directors.