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 Karen Yacos.
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 Langrock 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 Hunter 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.
Brian Searles is currently working as a consultant on rail service-related projects in Vermont following his retirement from a second stint as Vermont’s Secretary of Transportation. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of other state and local government positions for more than 40 years. He joined the Board of Local Motion in May 2017, and served as Vice President in 2020.
Dale is a Senior Fellow with the Conservation Law Foundation, focused on issues related to climate change resilience in Vermont. Prior to joining CLF, Dale was general counsel for the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development. Dale lives in Burlington and works in Montpelier. Most days, her commute involves walking or biking to the bus stop where she can pick up an express bus. It's a treat to be able to leave the car at home several days a week. Dale has a law degree from NYU and a master's degree in natural resources from UVM. Dale loves to bike, especially on protected paths like the Island Line Trail, cross-country ski, hike, and kayak (not to mention curling up with a good book on lazy days). Dale joined the Board of Local Motion in May 2016, was appointed Vice President in December 2017, and served as President from December 2018 through December 2021.
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 elementary 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.
Spencer is an avid life-long cyclist, hiker, skier, and outdoor adventurer. He has been a longtime member of the Green Mountain Bicycle Club, serving as its President for a number of years, and was the founder and director of the Club’s Burlington Criterium for two decades. Spencer and his wife, Barbara, live in Shelburne and regularly bike on the roads of Chittenden and Addison Counties. In his work life, Spencer served as Sr. V.P. & General Counsel of UVM Health Network until 2018 and held similar positions for that organization and UVM Medical Center since 2002. Prior to joining UVM Medical Center, Spencer is now Senior Counsel of Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, a Burlington law firm that he joined in 1975, serving as its managing partner for 17 years. Spencer has been an attorney in Burlington since graduating from Cornell Law School and has been active in community organizations throughout that time. Spencer joined the Board of Local Motion in October 2016 and served as Secretary from December 2018 through 2021.