Board of Directors

Judi Tentor on her bike

Judi Tentor

Judi Tentor lives in Mission Hills, grows a lot of food in her garden, and gets around by bicycle as much as possible. She has been navigating the streets of San Diego by bicycle and transit since 2008 when she sold her Honda Element. Her passion for the environment and sustainability drives her everyday actions. Riding a bicycle, she believes, is more than a fun activity, but also a tool for transportation as well as a solution to environmental, social equity and health issues that matter to her.

Judi is also a Cycling Instructor (LCI #5098) certified by the League of American Bicyclists, the oldest bicycle advocacy org in the US. She teaches beginner classes for adults learning how to ride for the first time and traffic skills classes for intermediate riders through nonprofit organizations. She is an advocate for active transportation and a feminist, hoping to inspire more women to ride bicycles for the benefit of their health, spirit, and the planet.

As a bicyclist, advocate and cycling instructor, she has been leading efforts to get more bicycle infrastructure in San Diego. She currently serves on the board of the Mission Hills Town Council. When not pedaling and sometimes while pedaling, Judi takes photographs of people riding bicycles and bicycle infrastructure around the world. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from SUNY ESF and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University, and was awarded a Comprehensive Bikeway Design Certificate from Portland State University.

John P. Anderson photo holding up his bike

John P. Anderson

John Anderson is a North Park resident and full-time father of two. He is excited about the work BikeSD is doing and wants to help make San Diego a safer and more enjoyable place to live for those on foot, bicycle, bus, car, or horse. Connect with John at johnpatrickanderson.com, he’d love to hear your thoughts on how San Diego can do better and what we’re doing well. Cheers!

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Kristin Blackson

Kristin Blackson is our Secretary and an Environmental Coordinator at the County of San Diego. She has a master’s degree in environmental science from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in environmental management from University of California, Santa Barbara. Kristin has been with the County’s Planning Department as an Environmental Coordinator since 2000. Her work involves the preparation of CEQA/NEPA documents for both private and public projects throughout the region.

Nicole Burgess

Nicole Burgess

Nicole Burgess is a native San Diegan and Ocean Beach home owner for nearly twenty years. Married with three children attending Point Loma High, Correia Middle and Dana Middle schools, she leads the Dana Middle School Bike Train every morning and afternoon. A Credentialed Physical Science Teacher, a League Certified Instructor for Cycling and a Certified Hatha Yoga instructor, Nicole is a daily commuter by bike and an advocate for Active Transportation and Safe Routes to School.

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Paul Jamason

Paul Jamason is a Programmer/Analyst at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UCSD. He is a native of upstate New York, received a master’s degree in Physical Geography from the University of Delaware, and has lived in San Diego since 1997. Paul writes about our city’s urban neighborhoods at sdurban.com and sees bicycling, bike infrastructure and public transit as solutions to many of our environmental and transportation challenges. He enjoys riding his bike around Uptown, downtown and as a part of his daily commute.

Patrick Santana

Patrick Santana

Patrick Santana grew up in Seattle in the 1970s and got his BA from Yale (architecture & urban planning) in 1986. A professional graphic designer since 1991 with studio partner, Paulette Traverso, they founded Travers Santana Design in 1999. Patrick's work as a graphic designer dovetails  with is interest in community activism and organizing. He brings both his communication skills as well as his organizational talent to his volunteer wor with San Diego nonprofits and community organizations such as BikeSD. A lifelong city biker, Patrick joined the BikeSD Board in 2018.

Aidrea Sparks

Aidrea Sparks

Aidrea Sparks is passionate about craft beer, organic food, local business, brushing and flossing, music, dance and bike life.  She loves long walks in the city, camping, and travel.  Dre has lived in Hillcrest for 12 years and has been a proud non-automobile owner for almost 10 years.  Her legs get her everywhere she needs to go, whether it be by foot or bicycle.  She has commuted to work via these two modes of transportation since she moved to Uptown and would not have it any other way, at least not until she moves back to the woods where she came from when she is old and grey and sick of the city.  That might never happen.  She loves having so much variation and vibrant amazing opportunities available close by.  Dre completed her undergraduate studies at UCSD and is looking forward to graduate studies in urban planning and sustainable development within the next couple years and is also very excited about working with BikeSD and the community to build a better San Diego for all modes of transportation and styles of living.

Sophie Wolfram

Sophie Wolfram

As Director of Programs for Climate Action Campaign, Sophie tracks, analyzes, comments on, and organizes allies around climate policies. She also shares Climate Action Campaign’s vision with San Diego organizations and businesses and expands our network of allies to include a diverse cross-section of leaders across the region.

Sophie’s experience fighting for environmental protection spans nine years and includes outreach, policy research, writing, and organizing in roles including Director of an Office of Sustainability student liaison program at Yale, Research Fellow at the Sustainable Endowments Institute, and Intern at Californians for Pesticide Reform and Missoula’s Community Food and Agriculture Coalition. Before returning to school in 2015, Sophie taught middle school math in the Mississippi Delta through Teach For America and at a charter school in Brooklyn, New York.

Sophie earned an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana in May 2017. Her thesis research addressed environmental justice in Southeast San Francisco and the Imperial Valley. She earned her B.A. in History from Yale University in 2010.

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Tim Zaspal

Tim Zaspal is a Mechanical Engineer at Solar Turbines in Kearny Mesa.  After growing up in the Chicago suburbs he has always placed a priority on living in walkable neighborhoods and moved to Little Italy eight years ago. While he’s always been an avid cyclist, Tim first began to look at biking as a transportation option when he moved to Mission Hills four years ago and needed to find time for exercise in between a busy work schedule and many needed DIY home renovation projects.  He has been hooked ever since.  In his spare time he enjoys riding bikes on the roads and trails of San Diego, hiking with his wife and dog, sour and wild beer fermentation, surfing and building things.

Wheels spinning…

A quick look at how we roll.

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