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).
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.
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.
Cole is a management consultant in Minneapolis, who ever since the first time his mother let him bike to school in the fifth grade, has grown to love cycling’s ability to connect one to a community and provide a sense of exploration. He is an avid commuter, loves to hear the stories and adventures of other bikers, and is a firm believer in the transformative role biking can have on an individual and community.
Andy is a bicycle enthusiast with a track-record of developing and executing successful projects for commercial and non-profit organizations. He is looking forward to helping steer CMM toward a sustainable future and contributing to Minnesota’s cycling culture. Andy lives in south Minneapolis with his wife, Stephanie, and two daughters. His tiny garage currently houses seven bicycles, one tricycle and a balance bike.
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.
For over twenty years Brian has worked for a variety of elected officials. He feels lucky to have worked on projects like Hennepin County's Midtown Greenway, expanding the protected bicycle network in Minneapolis, and even attempting to bring the Idaho Stop to Minnesota (it hasn't passed). Brian believes that policy makers who strive to create safer roads for all users can learn important lessons from the public policy, cultural, and economic dynamics of the bicycle booms of the 1890s and the 1960s/1970s.
Additional Board Members with photos + bios coming soon: