BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We’re always looking for committed individuals who embrace our mission and are willing to share their time, talent and energy to our organization.
Whitney Conner Director
Whitney fell in love with Colorado while watching the John Denver Christmas Specials as a child and moved here from Massachusetts right after college. Once here Whitney discovered mountain biking and is still happiest riding the trails with her husband and two teenagers. Whitney also directs the Health Program of a local philanthropic foundation, supporting the well-being of local families, children, and individuals in metro Denver.
Marcello DaCunha Director
Marcello is a Colorado Native, a graduate of Trips for Kids’ Learn to Earn a Bike program, Lucky Bikes’s Youth@Work program, and currently attending Colorado School of Mines. He is excited to bring to the board his program perspective, love of cycling and on the move to be part of building a stronger Denver community.
Tony Giarratano Board Chair
Tony is a Colorado native with a strong connection the outdoors. He loves to ride and prefers mountain biking over road biking. He also loves to fly-fish, ski, and hike. Tony has been with FirstBank since 2007 as a loan officer specializing in residential mortgages, construction loans and commercial loans. Tony and his wife have three young boys and they love spending their time outside trying to tire out the boys.
Andrew Goodwillie Board Emeritus
Founder, Trips for Kids Denver Metro
Andrew founded Trips for Kids Denver Metro in 2004 with their inaugural ride. He continues to support the mission as a board member, outreach ambassador, and enthusiastic cyclist. When not supporting Trips for Kids, Andrew loves riding bikes with his three young and rambunctious children.
Elaina Herrera Director
Denver Community Credit Union
Elaina is a Colorado native who loves spending time outdoors with family and friends. She is a Branch Manager for Denver Community Credit Union and has assisted in serving the community for 8 years. Elaina spends her free time hiking, going to concerts and enjoying time with her two young nieces.
Elysha Lopez Director
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Elysha moved from Virginia to Colorado for school and decided to stay for the lifestyle. She is an attorney at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and is passionate about helping to build healthy homes, lifestyles, and communities. Elysha spends her free time traveling, trail running, and attempting to fly-fish.
Sarah Klein Outgoing Board Chair
Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado
Sarah is a long-time cycling enthusiast and has lived cycling both personally and professionally for years. She loves everything it represents- an active lifestyle, physical and emotional health and fitness, respect for the environment, and a slower, more intentional pace of life – along with the potential to make the world a better place in pretty much every way imaginable. She’s great at making connections and loves bringing individuals and organizations together for mutual benefit. She also really likes pink and has a dog named Lucky.
Peter Robinson Secretary
Peter is from Wyoming, where he grew up road and mountain bike racing and working as a mechanic in local bike shops. After college, he served in AmeriCorps where he ran a bicycle recycling program for underserved youth. He and his wife moved to Colorado in 2007, where he spends as much of his free time as possible cycling or otherwise enjoying the Colorado mountains with his wife, daughter and two dogs.
Trips for Kids Denver Metro & the Lucky Bikes Recyclery leadership captured at the annual “LuckytoRide! Soiree.
From left: Marcello da Cunha, BoardMember, Tony Giarratano, BoardChair, Wendy Stewart, Program Director, Greg Dutra, Soiree emcee, Jim Tompkins, Soiree committee.
TFKDM board meetings are held the third Thursday of the month
Interested in joining one of our committees, helping to complete high priority projects, or in joining our board?