Meet the Staff

Kevin Baross, Education Programs Manager

Kevin was born with a bike helmet on his head and hasn’t taken it off since. As a native San Diegan and LCI since 2005, Kevin knows the bicycling community like he knows his own family. He rode across the United States in 2007 (left to right) with his father and brother, and loves commuting by bike whenever possible. He lives in Normal Heights with his amazing wife and 3 dogs, loves old records, new restaurants, and medium aged whiskey.

Jesse Clark, Office and Technology Manager

Jesse has a background in software engineering and aeronautics.  He has also been active in a number of non-profit organizations, local and national, in various leadership roles.  He is an avid commuter and recreational cyclist. He joined the Coalition in January 2017 to support the organization and promote its mission of a more bike-centric lifestyle.

Jesse enjoys the outdoors, flying, stargazing, camping and hiking, traveling the world and especially, bicycle touring.

Sylvie Froncek, Programs Director

Sylvie has been wrenching and teaching cycling skills workshops for more than 10 years. In 2018, after numerous long bike tours and volunteer work in bike collectives around the world, she founded Vie Cycle, a business that offers mobile bike maintenance workshops for cyclists who identify as women and LGBTQI+. As a teambuilding facilitator and an outdoor educator, she values experiential education and teaching according to the Multiple Intelligences Theory. Sylvie believes that bicycles bring people together and have the potential to transform peoples’ minds and bodies. She rides bikes as a way to experience life at a more reasonable pace and build community. 

Andy Hanshaw, Executive Director

Andy Hanshaw, MPA, has been Executive Director at the Bike Coalition since July of 2011. He is also the founder and organizer of the annual Bike the Bay community bike ride that takes place each August in San Diego. A career nonprofit and development professional, he has lead efforts to help small businesses working with Business Improvement Districts in San Diego and Portland, Oregon and he also led fundraising efforts for the recently built San Diego State University Alumni Center. He rides just about anywhere, anytime and he enjoys going on long rides all throughout San Diego County as well as his daily bike commute from Point Loma where he and his wife Sandy live and own The Wine Pub, a cozy, bike-friendly wine bar and restaurant.

Jacob Mandel, Advocacy Manager

Jacob is a San Diego native and has a passion for building sustainable communities. Before joining the Bicycle Coalition, Jacob worked on political campaigns in San Diego and San Francisco. He earned a Masters in Social Innovation from the University of San Diego’s Kroc School, where he studied organizational management and human-centered design to build solutions for a sustainable future. His favorite biking spots are Cabrillo National Monument, Del Mar, and Mission Beach.

Jacob enjoys spending time with his fiancée and family, going to the beach, and exploring new places.

Oliver Zuniga, Outreach Coordinator

Oliver has been working in the cycling industry for 5+ years and has organized and worked on numerous non-profit charity bike rides, cycling events and community organizing projects. With experience as a socio-linguistic researcher, volunteer teacher, non-profit bike shop manager, and digital creative, he’s committed to making a positive impact in his community. Having grown up between Tijuana and San Diego, Oliver strives to strengthen the bonds between the two cities’ communities. When he’s not riding, fixing or talking about bicycles, he’s an avid musician, skateboarder, soccer player, and absolutely obsessed with vintage bikes and cycling history! In the future, Oliver hopes to establish a non-profit, cycling-focused creative space where BIPOC youth can receive mentorship, cycling industry training, and a safe space to pursue their dreams.