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.

 

Jason Van Driesche, Interim Executive Director

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Jason Van Driesche joined Local Motion as Education and Safety Manager in 2009, was our Director of Advocacy & Education from 2012-2015, our Deputy Director from 2015-2016, and is now our Interim Executive Director while we conduct a search for our next Executive Director.  In addition to providing leadership to the organization, Jason 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. jason@localmotion.org   Ext: 109                 

 

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. katelin@localmotion.org  Ext:104

 

Tom Clark, Services Coordinator

Tom1.jpgTom dove in as our Services Coordinator in early 2017, assuming duties in both our Trailside Center and our Bike Ferry operations. Tom has extensive experience in business development and operational strategy in product categories that have included food, art, apparel, technology, gift, personal care, and surgical instruments. He has a talent for recognizing opportunity, and understanding how best to leverage internal and external assets to gain market share. Tom’s career includes working for well known Vermont businesses The Vermont Teddy Bear Company and Vermont artist and author Stephen Huneck. He earned a degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in behavioral science from Rollins College. Tom lives in Shelburne with his wife. Interests include spending time with their grown daughters, being outdoors on bikes and in boats, and camping and traveling. tom@localmotion.org Ext. 102

 

Brian Costello, Bike Ferry 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.  brian@localmotion.org  Ext: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.  leslye@localmotion.org  Ext: 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. lynne@localmotion.org  Ext: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. marycatherine@localmotion.org  Ext: 106

 

 

 

Becca-3.jpgBecca Jordan, Community Engagement Coordinator

Becca joined us in October 2016 as our Community Engagement Coordinator. Becca was introduced to the world of cycling through cross country skiing. Initially a reluctant cyclist, she turned into an avid enthusiast after only a few rides on Vermont country roads.  These days, in her spare time, there are few places she would rather be than on her bike. becca@localmotion.org Ext. 111

 

 

 Stu Lindsay, Valet Bike Parking Coordinator

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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.  stu@localmotion.org 

 

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. marion@localmotion.org  Ext:108

 

 

Ross Saxton, Business Partnerships Manager

Ross.jpgRoss joined Local Motion as our Business Partnerships Manager in August 2017.  Ross has a long history with bikes, starting when he would take his bike to go fishing as a young boy. Since then, Ross has raced bikes with the University of Vermont cycling team and semi-professionally, and toured across many states. Ross still loves his bike for commuting, touring around the Green Mountains, and cruising on Vermont’s hundreds of miles of trails. At Local Motion, Ross uses his love for bikes to engage businesses throughout the state to help make our communities better places to bike, walk, and run. ross@localmotion.org  Ext: 105

 

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