Meet Our Staff

Our staff exemplifies experience, dedication and a passion for doing the right thing. Whether we work in advocacy, education, or provide the terrific services Vermonters have come to expect, we all know that our work is all about making Vermont happier, healthier, and wealthier place.



Emily Boedecker, Executive Director

Emily_Boedecker_head_shot_2_(1).jpgEmily joined Local Motion in March 2014. After growing up in the gentle hills of England, Emily has moved from mountain range to mountain range, from the Alps to the Sierra Nevadas and now the Greens, pursuing every opportunity to be outdoors. Among the vital equipment she shares with her husband there are four bikes, three boats, multiple pairs of skis and an eclectic range of footwear suitable for all six of Vermont’s seasons. Prior to her arrival at Local Motion, Emily spent the last decade with The Nature Conservancy of Vermont in various marketing, fundraising and managerial capacities including most recently as Acting State Director. During what she describes as her first career, she worked in a variety of marketing, business development and partner management role in France and California for Hewlett-Packard and VeriFone.  Ex: 105



Katelin Brewer-Colie, Walk-Bike Technical Assistance Manager

Katelin.jpgKatelin is Local Motion's Walk-Bike Technical Assistance Manager. She is a seasoned bike commuter, with a background in urban and regional planning. Raised as a Vermont country girl, Katelin is inspired to help make our communities work better and be safer for walking and biking, especially influenced by her time living and working in Gent, Belgium, Edinburgh, Scotland, Paris, France and Portland, Oregon. When not working, Katelin enjoys singing, cross-country skiing, travel (especially discovering new cities and camping trips to VT state parks) and spending time with her husband, two school-aged children, and extended family.  Ex:104



Brian Costello, Bike Ferry Fleet Manager

Brian_Costello.jpgCuriously, Brian's fate as co-founder of Local Motion came about not by way of an interest in bicycling directly; it was his love of boating and his passion for developing public access to Lake Champlain that inspired him to reconnect pieces of the abandoned and forgotten Island Line. Brian lives near the causeway in Colchester. He is the Executive Director of the Colchester Land Trust and a member of the Adirondack 46ers. Skiing, hiking, biking, sailing, nordic skating, vintage cars and boats, alternative energy, history,inventing, and photography are a few of his many interests.  Ex:110



Leslye Dentch, Bookkeeper

Leslye.jpgLeslye is a transplanted New Yorker coming to Vermont for more snow! Walking, hiking and cross country skiing are her main activities but she finds just being outdoors in general is good enough.  She has a strong office manager and bookkeeping background and does her best to keep all of us at Local Motion free of the detailed, mundane and day-to-day tasks so we can concentrate on promoting people-powered transportation and recreation for healthy and sustainable Vermont communities.  Ex: 107



Lynne Graves, Finance Manager 

Lynne_Graves.JPG Lynne joined Local Motion in March 2015 as our Finance Manager. She brings to Local Motion a broad  spectrum of experience in finance, human resources, and administration. Over the past several years, she has  contributed her expertise to both non-profit organizations and entrepreneurial ventures. Lynne and her  husband recently relocated to Vermont from Cincinnati, Ohio to be closer to their sons. As a Middlebury  College graduate, she is thrilled to return to Vermont and New England. Having spent many years coaching  high school rowing teams and actively supporting her sons’ rowing careers at the elite level, Lynne can be  found out on the LaMoille River in her single scull, sailing on Lake Champlain, or downhill skiing in her spare  time.  Ex:107



Mary Catherine Graziano, Education and Volunteer Manager 

MC.JPGMary Catherine has had a long career in tree hugging. Working for Local Motion is a logical extension of the sustainability mindset--riding a bike, walking--moving on your own power--that's a major part of how we're going to save the world. Mary Catherine coordinates educational programs and volunteers at Local Motion, including biking workshops, youth bike skills, road safety education, and helmet programs.  Ex: 106



Kevin Rose, Trailside Center Manager

kevin.jpgKevin joined Local Motion in 2008.  Having grown up in rural Vermont, the bicycle has always been central to his life. Kevin has worked as an Air Force radar technician, served as a member of Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue, developed Burlington’s geographic information system (GIS) while working as GIS manager for Burlington Planning and Zoning, founded an adventure travel business offering paddling tours and classes on Lake Champlain, the coast of Maine and on the Caribbean coast of Mexico and Belize, and coached youth rowing programs for the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Kevin is an avid paddler and sailor who founded the Lake Champlain Paddlers’ Trail and moors his live-aboard sailboat on Lake Champlain. He has biked cross-country twice and continues to explore by bicycle whenever he’s not building barns or tending crops with his wife, Marion, at their hillside farm in Tunbridge, Vermont.   Ex:102



Stu Lindsay, Valet Bike Parking Coordinator


It took just one bike ride in The Netherlands for Stu to realize the benefits of having a safe and secure place to leave your bike when you are shopping, going to a waterfront concert, or just about any other bike destination. After attending a Winning Campaigns workshop hosted by Local Motion, Phil Hammerslough and Stu revived the Valet Bike Parking program, going from only 150 bikes parked the first year to over 6,200 in 2015. This year Stu is coordinating 70 Valet Bike Parking opportunities, from the Burlington Farmers’ Market to the Waterfront Festivals – come by bike and say Hello! He won’t rest until we have a “Fietsenstalling” in Burlington- a safe and secure place for any cyclist- rich or poor, young or old to park their bike. 



Marion Rose, IT Manager

marion.jpgMarion has been walking since she was seven months old, and this is still her favorite method of transportation. When she is not at Local Motion wielding wry wit, ably assisting administratively, or considering computing conundrums Marion can be found working in the garden, watching wildlife, solving puzzles for fun, or just plain old reading.  Ex:108



 Jason Van Driesche, Deputy Director

Jason Van Driesche joined Local Motion as Education and Safety Manager in 2009, was our Director of Jason_Van_Driesche.jpgAdvocacy & Education from 2012-2015, and is now our Deputy Director.  He oversees Local Motion's advocacy work and technical assistance services, supporting local advocates and local governments that want to make their communities better places to walk and bike.  Jason is also responsible for building and expanding Local Motion's highly successful BikeSmart program, the Safe Streets Project, Local Motion's bike commuter workshops, and other initiatives designed to make biking and walking safer and easier. He lives in Burlington's South End, where he bikes and walks to work year round.   Ex: 109              



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