Nina Clark, Board Chair
Nina has over twenty years of professional and volunteer experience working with museums and other cultural organizations in Minnesota and nationally. Her particular experience is in public programs, exhibit planning, and strategic organizational development. Nina is passionate about cycling as an everyday means for people to get around, for the well-being of humans and the planet.
Juston serves on CMM's Collections Committee and will be content advisor to this project. Juston has been collecting cycles for twenty-seven years. He has been a member of the Minnesota chapter of The Wheelman antique bicycle club for twelve years and Captain for the past six. As Captain, Juston represents Minnesota at National Meets, maintains extensive connections to the national network of antique bicycle collectors, and is in demand as an authenticator and appraiser. He has been riding high wheel bicycles for seventeen years and has completed seven centuries (100 miles) on a high wheel. Juston coordinates riding performances and seasonal rides for the general public.
Alan is a professional geographer at Goodhue County, Minnesota, analyzing geospatial data to create cartographic products. He volunteered for ten years as treasurer for the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium and pursues personal research projects around historic bicycle cartography. Alan is a lifelong bicyclist who got his childhood start on a Stingray, and today splits time between single track trails (Salsa MTB), roads (Cannondale), and urban trails (Peugeot).
Anna is a lifelong bicycle enthusiast and has held positions through out the cycling industry in bicycle manufacturing, design, engineering, and testing. Most recently, she's worked as a writer for several industry publications, with an emphasis on covering small builders, their process and product. She is currently the director of MinneCycle, Minnesota's annual handmade bike show, which she is excited to bring to the next level in the coming year. When not writing, designing or directing, Anna works to further the plight of women, trans, and gender non-binary athletes in the sport of cycling through her racing club, Danger Diamond.
On the paths, streets, and dirt trails of Minneapolis, Anna can be found tearing it up on her world famous Peacock Groove Prince Tribute bike. Otherwise, you're likely to find her at the NSC Velodrome on her Waterford custom track bike, Skwisgaar.
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Kate Cravens, Board Member Emeritus
Kate has more than twenty years of experience working in museums in collections management, education, and exhibits. For the past decade she has focused on a career as a freelance exhibit developer working for museums around the country. Kate is an enthusiastic stoker on the tandem she rides with her husband Todd.
Katie Covey Spanier
Arts and Culture Administrator
Katie is the Director of Student Engagement at the Weisman Art Museum and is a MA candidate in Arts & Cultural Leadership at the University of Minnesota. She has 10 years of experience in non-profit administration, event production, program development, grant writing, archiving, and digital strategy. She serves as chair of the communications committee for CMM and flexes her pedal prowess on the back of a '63 schwinn tandem. Find her on twitter: @KatieCovey
Liz is an associate attorney at Felhaber Larson, practicing in the areas of business and real estate transactions. Additionally, Liz has experience advising nonprofit organizations and assisting in tax-exempt filings. As a former collegiate soccer player, Liz continues to stay active by playing in co-ed soccer leagues, running in local races, and taking the occasional bike ride.
Mark’s primary interest is the pursuit of an active lifestyle in the outdoors, and he is inspired by the thrill of sharing that enthusiasm with others. Professionally, Mark has 15 years of strategy and consulting experience in finance and retail, and is an experienced merchant and brand manager currently working as Vice President of Finance and Operations at Askov Finlayson. Mark believes in preserving the heritage of cycling and sharing the powerful impact human-powered transportation can have on communities, people and the environment.
Calla Blaney Martin
Calla is a bicycle mechanic with an educational background in art, anthropology, and cultural heritage management. She has 7 years of experience working in bike shops that cater to youth development and skill building, including Full Cycle Bike Shop and Express Bike Shop.
As a “participant-observer” in bike culture, she is interested in all of the different social groups that are formed around the wide variety of cycling styles and bicycle building.
Mike has been a bicycle rider and enthusiast for more years than he would like to count. He is a 25-year bicycle industry veteran and has worked for Trek, Gary Fisher, Lemond Cycles and Campagnolo among others. He currently works as Brand Sales Manager at Quality Bicycle Products in Bloomington, MN. He loves bikes of all kinds and owns plenty, both old and new. Mike’s career in the bicycle industry has allowed him the opportunity to ride and share his passion for bicycles all over the world.
Matthew Tyler Ramírez
Matthew has spent over the past decade making spaces and creating events to play, investigate, listen, share, and learn together with young people to lifelong learners. Currently the Content Developer – Expansion Strategist for an independent museum exhibition firm –Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates, the Office and Event Manager at Ignite Afterschool, and teaches art with the Minneapolis Institute of Art. He holds B.A.’s in both Chemistry & Art History, while currently completing a Certificate in Book Arts. You can find him riding his padre’s old Nishiki.
Laura Moran is an emerging museum professional with over three years experience in art museums. With an educational background in both art history and anthropology, she is interested in the way design, art, and artifacts reflect the cultural experience of their owners and makers. A long-time commuter, Laura pedaled to prom on a borrowed Schwinn Twinn and now rides essentially everywhere else on her All-City Nature Boy.