Our Team

 


Our Team

Dave Dixon

Executive Director

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Dave is a seasoned business development, marketing, and sponsorship/fundraising executive with more than 20 years of experience leading and collaborating with a wide range of companies and community groups. He served as President of the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation, as well as chaired its flagship fundraising event, The Denver Polo Classic—one of the largest charitable Polo tournaments in the country. He has also served on a number of non-profit Boards, including chairing the Cherry Arts Board, parent to the nationally recognized Cherry Creek Arts Festival. And more recently, Dave served as Marketing & Sponsorship Director with Cherry Creek Shopping Center where he was primarily responsible for all marketing and external communications, as well as fostering numerous collaborative sponsorship relationships.  Contact him at dave.dixon@bikefortcollins.org.

 

Anna Kelso

Community Relations Coordinator 

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A long time cyclist and bicycle advocate, Anna brings a diverse background to the Bike Fort Collins team. Working as a policy analyst at the League of American Bicyclists, she gained valuable insight into how local bicycle advocacy nonprofits can best interface with national level transportation policies and funding opportunities. Anna also worked as a Bicycle Friendly Maryland Program Coordinator for Bike Maryland and served on the founding board of the Frederick Bicycle Coalition in Frederick, MD. In addition to her advocacy work, Anna has raced road and mountain bikes at the collegiate, amateur and professional level for almost 20 years. Most recently she has enjoyed her place on the Sugar Beets Cycling Team, an elite group of female racers here in Fort Collins whose mission is to bring more women into the sport of bike racing. Contact her at anna.kelso@bikefortcollins.org

Why She Rides

“I ride for the mind, body, soul and community connection. With human powered momentum we navigate through communities and landscapes on a scale that is human and real and powerful, bringing the subconscious to the forefront and propelling us into horizons previously unimagined.”

 

Sarah Grace Hafen

Active Living Program Manager 

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Sarah’s passion for cycling began in 2011 as an Intern at Community Cycles, the Boulder based bicycle cooperative. In 2014, she graduated from Northern Arizona University with a double major in Spanish and Anthropology. Sarah’s desire to learn more about Latin America led her to live in Chile for three years where she worked, among other things, as a bicycle tour guide in a vineyard. Sarah is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work at Colorado State University. When not riding her bike, you may find her at the Fort Collins Bike Co-op where she is the Latinx Program Coordinator.  Contact her at sarahgracehafen@gmail.com.

Why She Rides
“I ride because cycling brings me closer to the person I want to be. The movement of the bicycle and the scenery whizzing by allows me to calm my thoughts and focus on the joy of the moment.”
 
 

Rose Samaniego

Safe Routes to School Instructional Coordinator

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Rose is compassionate about helping individuals on their journey to living a healthy and balanced life.  After 34 years of assisting people in achieving their goals in higher education, she returned to school and earned certificates in Reflexology, Jin Shin, and Aromatherapy.  She currently is completing her degree in Integrative Health Professions. As a skilled practitioner, Rose understands the value of listening to one’s body and strives to help each person achieve this; working with integrity, compassion, respect, and safety for each person, she has transferred this work ethic to her role with Safe Routes to School as well as other events in which she is involved. Contact her at roseflora6@gmail.com.

Why She Rides

I ride because it is a great way to see and hear the natural beauty surrounding us.  Also, it reminds me of my childhood – carefree and fun!” 

 


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