Board of Directors


Executive Committee

Brian Foley [President], Black Diamond
Brian is an avid road, mountain and commuter cyclist. He has been professionally associated with the bicycle industry for over 10 years, most recently as the Divisional Merchandise Manager for the Cycling Specialty Shop at REI. He has been involved in bicycle advocacy efforts both locally as a volunteer ride leader for Trips for Kids and nationally helping to facilitate REI support for the Bikes Belong Foundation. He believes the bicycle represents a simple solution too many of societies current problems such as obesity, urban congestion and global warming. As such, he feels passionate about the transformative power of the bicycle for individuals, communities and the planet. Brian lives in the Black Diamond area of southeast King County, with his wife and two children.
Tim Hennings [1st VP], Seattle
Tim is the founder and President of the software company Catalog-on-Demand.  A lifelong cyclist, Tim previously served on boards for Cascade Bicycle Club and Laurelhurst Beach Club.  He bikes for recreation and transportation, and shares the joy of riding with his daughters. Tim would like to see the cycling movement grow in rural communities and sees bicycle tourism as a potential tool for making this happen.  Off the bike, he likes to cross-country ski and is an active member of a book club.
Kirste Johnson [2nd VP], Seattle
Kirste Johnson is a former bicycle and pedestrian planner now working as Grants Specialist for Sound Transit. Getting her bare foot caught in the spokes of a neighbor’s Schwinn at the tender age of six did not dim her passion for biking and today she is a year-round, almost every day cyclist. Like Mia Birk, Kirste believes the bicycle is a simple but robust solution to a whole bunch of complex problems. She resides in Seattle with her partner Chris, owner of Rosebud Bicycle Builds.
Petra_Vallila-Buchman Petra Vallila-Buchman [Secretary], Seattle
Petra has ten years of experience as a public health professional in communications, community engagement, and policy analysis and development. Introduced to bicycle commuting three years ago, Petra relates to the jitters new riders feel and the safety concerns they have. She served as a captain for her workplace team in the Commute Challenge and enjoyed introducing several co-workers to the joys of bike commuting. Away from work, Petra enjoys gardening and trying out her newly acquired glassblowing skills.
Marie-Dymkoski Marie Dymkoski [Treasurer], Palouse
Marie is the Executive Director of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce and very involved with her community. She has served on the boards for Washington-Idaho Symphony, Palouse Audubon Society, Viking “Crew” Booster Club, Palouse Community Center, and is currently a co-chair for the Palouse Knowledge Corridor. Marie rides regularly with a group of friends around the Palouse, but took her biking to a new level in 2013 when she trained for and completed her first STP. She now has her sights set on Ride Around Washington. Marie enjoys many outdoor pursuits, including kayaking, hiking and cross-country skiing.
David McLean [Past President], Seattle
David is a longtime volunteer for bicycling causes.  He shops, commutes (since 3rd grade), and vacations by bike.  David is a teacher of bike repair for big kids at Bike Works and provided computer support for Bike Works and Washington Bikes for many years.   He is dedicated to making the world a better place one pedal revolution at a time.


Mary Anderson Mary Anderson, Bellingham
Mary commutes by bicycle year round on her Surly Big Dummy Complete. She is a planner for the Whatcom Council of Governments and serves as everybodyBIKE coordinator organizing approximately 100 events each year. As a parent of two children she is passionate about helping parents commute by bicycle with their kids. Mary bikes for fun, fitness, the environment, and sometimes fashion.
Bob Duffy, Lacey
Bob is a committed lifelong bicyclist. He served in the Naval Air and became an environmental planner working at local and state positions, retiring in 2007.  Bob is a member of the Capital Bicycling Club and volunteers his time on many bicycling related projects.  He also enjoys recreational bicycling, hiking, XC and telemark skiing, kayaking and travel.
Julie A. Gregg, Seattle
Julie sits on the Board of Directors of her family’s business, Gregg’s Cycles.  She now leads marketing for Sportworks, based in Woodinville. Her professional life has been dedicated to the bicycle industry including attending the National Bicycle Summit in Washington D.C. lobbying Congressional leaders on behalf of cyclists.  Julie participates in road & mountain biking, touring & commuting, and racing on the velodrome where she took home a silver medal in the 1991 Pan American Games in Cuba.  She also shares her love of the bike with her young son.
Ted Inkley, Seattle
Ted rides his bike every day and believes that bicycles are an under-appreciated tool in the fight against pollution, obesity, global warming, transportation gridlock and general human crankiness.  When he’s not riding his bike he likes to hike, cross-country ski, canoe and sample the NW’s great beers.  Ted is a lawyer.  He and his wife Alison have two children.
Liz McNett-Crowl Liz McNett-Crowl, Mount Vernon
Liz is a Healthy Communities Specialist working with community partners to increase opportunities and environments that foster physical activity.  Liz facilitates the Skagit Active Community Taskforce, Skagit County’s non-motorized advisory committee, works with multiple school districts on Safe Routes to School initiatives, and is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. She is primarily a recreation and fitness cyclist, is a League of American Bicyclists certified bike educator, and a member of Skagit Bicycle Club.  Liz walks her talk of physical activity for health — teaching at YMCA indoor cycling or yoga classes, rowing her shell, riding her new purple Rodriguez Rainier bike with friends and family, and walking and hiking nearly 1,000 miles every year.
Marc Mims, Spokane Valley
Marc is a Spokane Valley resident, avid cyclist, and advocate for non-motorized transportation. He leads a weekly group road ride for his local bike shop, is a member of the Spokane Bikes committee, and frequent volunteer and participant at cycling events. Marc is a 2006 Ironman finisher, where the swim and the run made him appreciate cycling even more. When he’s not riding his bike or spoiling his granddaughter, Marc is a software engineer at Moz.
John_Pope_200 John Pope, Anacortes
John is passionate about creating statewide bicycle routes and is eagerly working with Washington Bikes to create a northern route that has become a part of the US Bicycle Route System as USBR10. His community involvement is extensive and includes serving on the boards of Skagit Regional Transportation Planning Organization, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and Skagit Council of Governments/RTPO Active Communities Taskforce.
Andy Pryor - low rez Andrew Pryor, Dixie (Bio to come)
Ralph Wessels, Gig Harbor
Ralph has served on the WA Bikes board in many capacities since 1998 including president. He is an engineer, works at the Port of Seattle and is currently on the State Transportation Improvement Board as the non-motorized representative.  Ralph and his wife, Dena, live in Gig Harbor where they are active members of the Tacoma Wheelmen’s Bicycle Club. He is also part of the organizing team that created the Ride Around Puget Sound (RAPSody), which dedicated all of its proceeds to Washington Bikes for 10 years.
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