Nancy Schulz, Executive Director
Nancy Schulz became the Executive Director of the VBPC on September 25, 2006. A passion for outdoor recreation has energized her for 30 years. As a volunteer, Nancy has led over 300 outings for the Green Mountain Club, Stowe Bike Club, Appalachian Mountain Club, and American Youth Hostels. In 1992, she bicycled across the United States from Washington state to Washington, D.C. to raise money for grassroots groups engaged in community development work in various small towns. Prior to embarking on the BikeAid ride, Nancy personally raised over $5,000 to fund grants for these community initiatives.
Nancy first discovered the joys of bicycling in Vermont in the early 80s while vacationing. Subsequent trips to Vermont to hike, bicycle, and cross country ski caused her to fall in love with this beautiful state and re-locate here in 1993. For five years, Nancy was employed as a tour leader for Vermont Bicycle Touring and Hiking Holidays.
Professionally, she has worked as an editor and production manager in book publishing and as a sales promotion manager and a marketing manager for three Fortune 500 companies. She also has worked for the National Wildlife Federation and for the Vermont Department of Health.
From 2001 to 2003, Nancy served fulltime in AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps, working of behalf of senior citizens in central Vermont. She then joined the staff of the Central Vermont Council on Aging where she coordinated the AmeriCorps and Senior Companion Programs as well as fundraising for this private, nonprofit agency.
In her free time, Nancy teaches ballroom dancing and enjoys bicycling, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, and backcountry skiing in the Green Mountains. She lives in Montpelier with with her spouse, Anne Ferguson.
Dave Cain, Office Manager
Dave Cain caught the biking bug really bad while living and working in Boston when he discovered that he could sleep later, save money, get to work much faster, and have a lot more fun by riding his bike to work rather then riding the T, while working in an architecture office in Back Bay. He discovered that he could do this year 'round and it became something of an evangelical conversion for him.
He moved back to the Mad River Valley in 2003 with his wife Nancy where they set about building a yurt, which they have lived in for the last 7 years. He work has revolved around carpentry, architecture, and education, and he has recently been working full-time building a super-insulated home which will take over from the yurt. His best days involve some quantity of contra dancing, cycling, gardening, beekeeping, sailing and sleeping.
Among other bike-related interests, Dave has been the primary organizer of Bike-to-Work day in the Mad River Valley for the last 3 years and is involved in the Mad Bikes program, which makes bikes available for use to the community. For four years prior to becoming Office Manager, Dave was the volunteer who handled the VBPC's newsletter layout.
Tom Kennedy, Volunteer Web Master
Tom Kennedy started volunteering with the VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition in 2009, helping to maintain and update the web site. He combines his love for biking with his experience working as a Project Manager in information technology to keep the web site up-to-date. Tom enjoys road cycling with the Green Mountain Bicycle Club and is also involved with Local Motion's Safe Streets Collaborative in Winooski. He also enjoys listening to live music, cross-country skiing, gardening, reading and cooking.
The Better World Club offers bicycle-only and car-and-bike membership, including insurance and free roadside assistance. Better World Club offers VBPC members a 10% discount on new membership. The VBPC receives a donation for every new sign-up.