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.

Sam Pearse, Outreach Coordinator for Youth Programs

Sam is an educator who grew up in California and has taught in Costa Rica and Spain. Sam moved to San Diego in 2020 without a car and enjoyed his first year exploring the city car free. His hobbies include combining public transportation with bike trips around the San Diego area, hiking, cooking and swimming. Although he considers the bicycle to be one of humanity’s greatest inventions he is not opposed to improvements. Along these lines, Sam has built unusual bikes including swing bikes that hinge in the middle, extra tall bikes and even a tall swinging chopper bike. For Sam, riding puts a whole new spin on life and lets us imagine other worlds that are possible.

Will Rhatigan, Advocacy Manager

Will is a lifelong cyclist who is committed to building sustainable communities that run on bicycles. He graduated from Harvard College in 2020, where he researched how post-industrial cities could redevelop into socially and environmentally just communities. While traveling through Europe as a writer for Let’s Go Travel Guides during one of his summer breaks, he observed how effective bicycle transportation infrastructure could revolutionize a city’s quality of life, and he became committed to helping build a multimodal transportation network back in the United States. When he’s not talking about bikes and urban design, he can be found exploring San Diego County’s roads and trails by bicycle or on foot, thinking about urban design.