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!

Nicole Burgess

Nicole Burgess

Nicole Burgess is a passionate bike advocate that loves to ride. With the Dutch blood, she understands all the joys and benefits of riding a bicycle for transportation and continues to advocate daily for San Diego to become a World Class Bicycle Friendly City.

Nicole grew up in Bonita and enjoyed the many adventures riding the tandem with her brother; especially the frequent rides to National City to visit cousins, which provided the seeds to understand the freedom of riding a bike.

Nicole received a BS in Physical Science at CSU, Chico and loved the small college town where she could venture anywhere on her beach cruiser, even experiencing her first awesome ride in the snow while going to class. She would come back to San Diego and get her Single Subject Science Credential and become a teacher within the SD County Court School System for alternative education for some of the most at-risk students in our region.

Nicole was fortunate enough to take time off to raise her children in Ocean Beach and it was her children that were the impetus to become known as the OB Bike Lady. As her children attended Dana Middle School for 5th and 6th grade, Nicole began and continued the Dana Bike Train for 6 consecutive years. She would encourage, educate, and support local students to become active in their commutes to school. As the bike train grew to 20+ students at times, Nicole became involved at the City, SANDAG and local community groups to advocate for safe bike infrastructure to support Safe Routes to Schools. For over the past 10 years, she has persistently and constantly urged the City and County agencies to collaborate to provide healthy transportation mobility options for all the benefits it has to offer.

Over the past ten years Nicole has pedaled over 60k miles near and far and has traveled by bike along the West Coast, most of the East Coast, across many northwest states, and even ventured through Nova Scotia, Holland, Denmark, and Guadalajara to experience all types of cities and how they accommodate people who ride bikes.

With the amazing beautiful weather, the wonderful innovative electric assist bikes, large available roadways, and a population of people that love to be outdoors and stay fit, Nicole believes that SD is an ideal location for Bike Utopia to protect our environments, improve public health, and to create a vibrant city for people to truly enjoy.

As a League Certified Instructor and a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, Nicole embraces the beauty of riding daily and hopes to inspire more people to explore their city by bike. If interested in learning to ride, to organize a local bike train, to travel overnight on a bike, or to practice your yoga lifestyle while riding, Nicole is your resource and is always ready to help others enjoy the beauty of riding a bike. For most of her advocacy work, you can follow her on Twitter @Nicoleburgess23 otherwise feel free to send her an email at nicole23ob@gmail.com if you just want to ride.

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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 work 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.

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Natalie Radosavljevic

Natalie Radosavljevic is a legend. She has been cycling for over 10 years. She graduated from SDSU with a BS in Business where she was part of starting an on campus bike kitchen. She has worked in bike shops in the San Diego area but currently transitioned her focus into housing where as a real estate agent. She hopes to have a bigger impact in the housing market including maintaining its affordability. She believes safe cycling infrastructure will help alleviate negative environmental impacts and also importantly, traffic! But perhaps her biggest mission is reducing the number of cyclist fatalities/injuries due to unsafe, poor infrastructure.

Wheels spinning…

A quick look at how we roll.

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