Board of Directors
2013 Board of Directors
President Brian Hagerty, P.E.
Vice President Eugenia "Jeannie" Martin, ASLA
Treasurer Kris Anderson
Secretary Andrew Sidesinger
Past President Doug Morgan
2013 Board Leadership Biographies
Brian Hagerty, P.E. – Stantec Consulting Services Inc., President
Brian Hagerty is a project manager with Stantec Consulting Services Inc. in Columbus. Mr. Hagerty graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He has worked in the planning and design of transportation facilities for 20 years.
Eugenia "Jeannie" Martin, ASLA – CYP Studios, Vice President
Jeannie Martin is a founding principal of CYP Studios, with over 17 years of experience as a licensed landscape architect in both the public and private sector. She is a long-time avid bicyclist and brings a unique knowledge base of landscape architecture, land planning, urban design and bicycle infrastructure design to Consider Biking. She has passion for creating people-oriented spaces and creating opportunities for people to enjoy active transportation like bicycling and walking. Her passion for cycling and development of safe bicycle facilities were harnessed by her serving as liaison to Dublin’s Bicycle Advisory Task Force, developing final recommendations which serve as guiding policy for development and redevelopment in the City of Dublin.
Kris Anderson, Treasurer (Bio coming soon)
Andrew Sidesinger, Secretary (Bio coming soon)
Doug Morgan – Morgan Law – Past President
Doug Morgan has been a tireless advocate for “people powered” transportation since hearing a presentation 7 years ago on the childhood obesity epidemic ravaging our community. Although not having been on a bike for over 30 years, Doug “threw away” his car and began biking 20 miles to and from his office 5 days per week, 12 months per year. Conducting this “social experiment” on himself, he has come to the belief that biking and walking for everyday transportation is the surest, perhaps only, path to personal, environmental and community health. Doug originated the bold “2 by 2012” goal which has been adopted by the City of Columbus, Consider Biking and several area companies and non-profits, and aspires for every central Ohio citizen to use a bike or other form of alternate transportation to get to work and school at least 2 days per month by the City’s bicentennial in 2012. When he’s not advocating for biking, Doug practices law, plays rock and roll with the Klatt Brothers Band and the Pep Boys, and moves and restores early 19th century houses and barns. Doug and his wife, Beth (who is known by most as Saint Beth for putting up with Doug), live in the Clintonville area where they met in 1st grade and have spent most of their lives. Beth and Doug have 3 mostly grown children: Brandon (28), a Wall Street investment banker, Kate (22), a recent graduate of Miami of Ohio and looking to work in the wellness field, and Corey (21), a chemical engineering major and member of the track and field team at The Ohio State University. Doug currently serves on the Boards of Consider Biking, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Columbus Club. Doug was a founding board member of TechColumbus and formerly served as the Chairman of the Boards of the Franklin Park Conservatory and City Year Columbus. You can follow Doug’s musings on biking and civilization on his blog at www.twowheeling.com.
Chris Bishop – Trek Stores of Columbus & Backroom Coffee Roasters
Chris Bishop is the owner of the Trek Bicycle Stores of Columbus and Backroom Coffee Roasters. The Trek Bicycle Stores of Columbus are located in Dublin, Westerville, and Upper Arlington. The first location opened in Dublin in 2004, followed by the East store in 2006 and the Lane Ave. location in 2010. Backroom Coffee Roasters was founded in 2010 and is located behind the Trek Store on Lane Ave. Chris was born in Marion, OH; schooled in Dubuque, IA; and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Liberal Arts, a minor in Economics and a specialization in business management. Prior to entering the bicycle industry, Chris was employed in the powersports industry working with American Honda Motor Co. and Polaris Industries.
Chris enjoys all types of riding, from road to mountain biking, urban, road and touring. Other passions include hockey, motorcycles and outdoor pursuits. Chris stays busy outside of his daily work with wife Cara and their 3 kids.
Jeff Davis – Cafe Brioso (Bio coming soon)
Laureen Gachowski – Huntington National Bank
Laureen Gachowski is an SVP of HR Administration with Huntington National Bank. Laureen is also a USA Triathlon Certified Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer. She has completed four Ironman races and is passionate about introducing cyclist to the sport of triathlon. Laureen looks forward to supporting Consider Biking’s initiatives on educating riders and non-riders alike on sharing the road.
Stuart Hunter – roll: Development Co.
As founder and CEO of roll: Stuart brings a personal passion as well as a wealth of brand development experience and business expertise to the role. A self-described bicycling ‘re-connector’, and passionate consumer advocate, Stuart was quick to recognize the opportunity to create a new kind of customer experience led retail company as he navigated his own way back into riding. Since opening the first store in 2006 with a focus on helping both new riders and existing cyclists get the most out of riding bikes, roll: has quickly become nationally recognized as one of the most innovative new retailers in the country and recently awarded the honor of ‘best new retail concept in the US’.
Prior to founding roll: Stuart served as Creative Director for Retail Planning Associates, where he was engaged in working with clients such as Adidas, Merrell, Target and Best Buy. Working closely with clients to shape the strategic vision behind both new brands and the evolution of existing concepts, Stuart was responsible for leading teams across all creative and strategic disciplines towards a common vision and brand experience. Prior to Joining RPA Stuart served as Creative Director for Fitch Worldwide, founding the West Coast retail consulting practice in San Francisco. A 10 year veteran of Fitch Stuart has held executive positions here in the US and in the UK. His work with clients such Disney, Universal Studios and Pacific Theatres has garnered numerous awards and recognition. As well as being a frequent conference speaker, his work has been featured extensively in many monthly publications including, Fast Company, Design week, VMSD, Step by Step and Blueprint, as well as published in several international design annuals and books.
Larry Lewellen – Wexner Medical Center – The Ohio State University
Larry Lewellen is the Vice President of Care Coordination & Health Promotion for the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University. His domain of work includes being part of the leadership team to chart the OSU Medical Center’s course through health care reform and a new model of care coordination, oversight of health plan corporation, and helping OSU to become the healthiest university on the globe!
Larry is an avid cyclist who leads training rides from his home for Pelotonia. He has ridden the 180 mile course all three years of Pelotonia, and as a personal hobby, has helped dozens and dozens of people obtain bicycles or obtain upgraded bicycles. “I very much enjoy helping people become part of the cycling community and to move up over time to the next stage of equipment and ability. Health & wellness is a core value for me and is central to my professional career.” Larry continues, “Everything that Consider Biking stands for is a “calling” for me. I very much look forward to contributing to a mode shift in active transportation and to increasing the partnership of Ohio State with the larger community in this effort. I am excited that there are already great people in the University who are active in this cause. I look forward to joining with the outstanding members of this Board!”
Eric Martineau, Real Estate and Business Attorney
Eric Martineau is an real estate and business attorney who has lived in Columbus for 20 years. His cycling experience began with practical, utility cycling to and from high school, throughout college and law school, and he continues to ride A to B and commute for most of my daily transportation. This choice has enabled him to go car-free since 2006 (though he admits to having access to his wife's car when needed). Eric also have experience in distance road-riding (XOBA and Tour de Cure charity rides) and for a number of years Eric did significant mountain biking (including the Ford 24 Challenge held in 7 Springs, PA). He also has another passion: vintage Vespa motor-scooters. With Eric's bicycle and Vespa, he spends the vast majority of his travel time on two-wheels!
Eric brings to the board enthusiasm, perspective and experience as a former or current member of other boards such as the Columbus Ice Hockey Club, Inc. (a 501c3 charity) and the Short North Foundation.
Maryellen O'Shaughnessy – Franklin County Clerk of Courts
Maryellen is an elected official and serves as the Franklin County Clerk of Courts. She served as a Columbus City Council member for 11 years and played a leadership role in the advancement of active transportation causes in central Ohio. Some of her most notable leadership efforts include championing the investment in a comprehensive bicycle plan for Columbus, passage of a Complete Streets resolution, a comprehensive update of city code regarding bicycling law, and the creation of an office of mobility options within Columbus’s Department of Public Service. Maryellen enjoys participating in multi-sport events and many outdoor activities, and embraces an active transportation lifestyle; she's car free and can be seen riding her blue commuter “Robin” or her Vespa scooter around town.
Kelly Thiel (Bio Coming Soon)
John Tolbert – Retired, Columbus Public Health
John is formerly the Division Director for the Community Health Division of the Columbus Public Health Department, where he was directly responsible for the overall management of the Family Dental; Alcohol & Drug; Breast & Cervical Cancer, Neighborhood Health Centers, the Local Office of Minority Health and, the Neighborhood Health Services programs. His connection to the City’s efforts to link residents to health and social services in Columbus is a valuable asset to Consider Biking. John has worked in the health field for over 27 years and even had a stint at Columbus State Community College as the Department Chairperson of the Medical & Sport Services Department. One of his other lifelong passions is teaching and, he has taught courses in management at Cornell University and Franklin University. He currently teaches courses in Health Planning, Organizational Development, Leadership and Small Group Behavior at Wilberforce University. He serves on many community Boards (IMPACT, YMCA, etc) which utilize his passion for healthy lifestyles. John is married and has two sons. He is a longtime, avid, cyclist and a leader of the Major Taylor Cycling Club of Columbus.