Our board is a diverse group of engaged citizens from a variety of backgrounds and professions. As Local Motion continues to grow into Vermont's walk-bike advocacy organization, we are making more connections and seeking additions to our active Board. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a member of the Local Motion Board of Directors, we encourage you to email our Executive Director.
Our directors are typically appointed to 3-year staggered terms, which ensures continuity for Local Motion. Our current board members are listed below:
Katie Langrock, President
Katie is the Vice President of Operations at The Vermont Teddy Bear Company and enjoys participating in her community as the current Chair of South Burlington's Recreation and Parks Committee. Katie is also a board member at Spectrum Youth and Family Services and served as their Board President for several years. Katie lives in South Burlington and loves the accessibility and connectivity of our bike paths. She enjoys commuting to work by bike and loves longer rides throughout the state on the weekends. Katie joined the Board in March 2020, was appointed Vice President in January 2021 and President in January 2022.
Prospero "Perky" Gogo, Vice President
Prospero, who goes by the nickname “Perky”, is an Interventional Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at UVM Medical Center, where he is also the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab as well as the training program in interventional cardiology. A road and mountain biker since the 1980s, Perky currently pursues his competitive dreams on a gravel bike. He also claims to be one of the few cardiologists in America who rides his bike to emergencies, taking advantage of the wonderful Burlington cycling infrastructure. He is interested in promoting public health policy and believes that sound bicycle infrastructure can significantly contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. He arrived in Vermont in 1997 after graduating from medical school at GWU in Washington, DC. He lives in downtown Burlington with his wife, Amy, and his son, Henry. Perky joined the Board in January 2020 and was appointed Vice President in January 2022.
David Hutchinson, Secretary
David is a semi-retired Professor of Psychology and Counseling. For 30 years he taught at Johnson State College (now Northern Vermont University), preparing people for careers in Addictions, Mental Health, and School Counseling. He now teaches part-time and writes textbooks for counselors. A former Peace Corps volunteer, David’s priorities include travel (which incorporates lots of walking!) and maintaining an international perspective in his life and work. He has trained counselors in Grenada, established sister school relationships between schools in Vermont and schools in the Caribbean, traveled with students on multiple occasions to Nicaragua, and set up a counselor exchange between the country of St. Kitts and Vermont.
David also serves on the boards of Walk&Bike St. Albans, Northwest Counseling and Support Services, the Burlington-Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, Sister City program, and the Vermont Teen Institute. He and his wife, Kaki, live in St. Albans. They have two grown children. David joined the Board of Local Motion in September 2018 and was appointed Secretary in January 2022.
Kate Hunter, Treasurer
Kate is a long-term resident of Chittenden County and an equally long-term devotee of human-powered transportation for exercise, pleasure, and commuting. She is an avid traveler and particularly enjoys exploring this country and the world on foot and two wheels. Her career included a 27-year stint at GE Healthcare in strategic account management and sales, eight years at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation where she directed account management teams in Vermont and the District of Columbia and a number of years as an independent consultant working with not-for-profit organizations on fund-raising appeals. Kate lives in Burlington and is happily car-free. She joined the Board of Local Motion in December 2018 and was appointed Treasurer in January 2022.
Nic is the Senior Director of Planning and Operations at Champlain College where he oversees folx encouraging students, employees, and even visitors to commute to Champlain by bus, bike or foot (anything but a car). Although still holding onto his born-and-raised New Zealand accent, he has been a resident of South Burlington since 2008 and lives there with his family of bike enthusiasts, wife Amy, son Sage, and daughter Cora. Nic bikes year-round, either commuting or fat biking, and you have likely seen him sporting a bright yellow jacket and matching helmet crossing over exit 14 between Burlington and South Burlington every weekday for more than a decade, no matter the temperature or weather. His kids bike to school all year too! Nic’s passion is to get more folks on bikes, year-round, and to help Vermont be recognized as one of the best states in the country to bike, whether on the road, gravel, mountain, fat, BMX or touring bikes. Nic is an active member of the South Burlington Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee and joined the Board of Local Motion in January 2020.
Kelly Brush Davisson
Bill brings to Local Motion over three decades of experience leading progressively larger and more complex organizations in Washington, DC, where his public service career focused on foreign policy and national security. He won some of the highest awards for his profession, including a Presidential Rank Award, for his organizational performance and values-based leadership. Bill has been an avid cyclist for almost 40 years and a regular runner, walker, and hiker. He has volunteered with Local Motion, as he did previously with cycling organizations in DC, and facilitated Local Motion’s most recent strategic plan. He is a League of American Bicyclists-certified cycling instructor and is certified to teach Nordic skiing and kayaking. Bill is chair of the Charlotte Trails Committee, on the board of The Charlotte News, a Senior Fellow with Vermont’s Energy Action Network, and a member of the Green Mountain Bicycling Club. He guest lectures at UVM, Middlebury College, and Tufts University. He joined the board in June 2022.
Noah Greenstein is an associate attorney at Dinse PC in Burlington, Vermont, where he works in the firm’s litigation department. Prior to joining Dinse, Noah worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Justice Carroll at the Vermont Supreme Court. Noah lives in Jeffersonville (right next to the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail) with his partner, Kelsey, and their corgi, Bernie. Before he became a lawyer, Noah spent several seasons in the outdoor industry, working as a ski patroller in Colorado and raft guiding all over the Western United States. Since moving to Vermont in 2017, Noah has become an avid road and mountain biker. Noah joined the board in January 2023.
Sung-Hee is a founder and manager of charitable organizations with extraordinary longevity and impact. She came to serve on the Board of Local Motion after collaborating on many projects. She is a passionate rower and cross-country skier, and to reduce her carbon footprint and overcome hills in her town, she joyfully travels on a pedal-assist e-bike whenever possible. Her passion for sharing human-powered outdoor activities with others led her to found Powered Magazine, a nonprofit collaboration partner of Local Motion. Powered strives to build equitable outdoors for all to recreate and is dedicated to increasing access and creating opportunities to engage in the outdoors, to improve the mental, physical, and social health of Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Sung-Hee serves on the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. She became a resident of the NEK by choice where she appreciates the abundant beauty of nature and believes every person of all abilities has the right to connect with the outdoors and find joy. Sung-Hee joined the board in January 2023.
Since her first bike ride on a purple Schwinn with a banana seat, Sandy has nurtured her passion for biking and outdoor recreation. She has forged a career as a communications professional with experience in corporate, higher education, and other nonprofit sectors. She has held leadership roles in communications, public relations, and community relations at Champlain College, Keurig Dr. Pepper (formerly Green Mountain Coffee Roasters), Burton Snowboards, and Cone, a public relations firm in Boston. Sandy holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an M.S. in Communications from Boston University. She lives with her husband in Waterbury, Vermont, where she rolls around on a Yamaha e-mountain bike and recently started her own business, Fly Write LLC, which provides communications consulting to all types of clients. Sandy joined the board in September 2023.
John is an independent consultant with over 40 years in the field of communications and public relations, with experience in journalism, public and media relations, corporate philanthropy, community involvement and employee engagement. John began his career as a reporter with the Burlington Free Press. He spent 12 years as a journalist with the Gannett and Newhouse newspaper groups in Burlington and in Washington D.C. and was part of the pilot team of Gannett reporters and editors that launched USA Today in 1982. From 1989 to 2014 John worked at MFS Investment Management in Boston, creating several new functions for the company, including its first media relations department, its first organized corporate philanthropy program, a broad-based program of employee volunteerism, and a Global Corporate Citizenship program encompassing the offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. John is a former board member of the AmeriCorps program City Year Boston and for the past 22 years has captained a team of cyclists that have contributed over $12 million to the Pan Massachusetts Challenge to benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Johns Hopkins University and lives in Burlington. John joined the board in September 2023.