Trips for Kids Denver Metro 15th Anniversary logo

Meet the TFKDM/LBR* Staff

*Trips for Kids Denver Metro/Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery – a great cause deserves a long name!

We’re always looking for committed individuals who embrace our mission and are willing to share their time, talent and energy to our organization.

Jon Pasquini Executive Director

Mr. Pasquini is Trips for Kids Denver Metro’s Executive Director, joining the team in March 2019. He is responsible for the successful leadership and management of our organization in alignment with the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. He brings to the organization fifteen years of experience in youth education and more than ten years of experience in marketing and branding. He was also Executive Director the Broomfield Soccer Club, a nonprofit organization for which he created the short- and long-term strategic plan, acted as sole marketing agent and fundraiser, and built the annual budget. Jon’s skills and experience are complemented by his commitment to motivating youth to reach their full potential through outdoor education.

Erika Martin Programming Assistant

Erika Martin is Trips for Kids Denver Metro’s Program Assistant, joining the team in August 2019. As the Program Assistant, she is a link between programs, volunteer management, accounting, and office management. Her background is in social work, and brings 10 years of experience and passion for helping people.

 

Sam Dale General Shop Manager, Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery

Mr. Dale is responsible for time and quality standards for retail sales, repairs and bike production; and the measurement of retail sales, repairs and production performance. He also assists with supervising and training youth in our Youth-at-Work program. Sam is BRAC/ROL Wheels’ race mechanic, as well as the team captain/director of a cyclo-cross team. He has been with TFKDM since Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery since 2018.

Chris Munson Shop Service Manager, Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery

Bio Coming Soon!

Richard Tischler Shop Assistant, Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery

Mr. Tischler is LBR’s former shop manager and assists Sam with retail sales, repairs and bike production; and the measurement of retail sales, repairs and production performance. He also assists with supervising and training youth in our Youth-at-Work program. When he is not working at Lucky Bikes Re-cyclery he is working as a stay-at-home Dad raising their 1-year old, Magnus. He has been with TFKDM since Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery since 2016.
Theresa Giarratano

Theresa Giarratano Event Planner

Mrs. Giarratano is thrilled to be working as the 2019 event planner for the annual Lucky Bikes Friendraiser and TFKDM Lucky to Ride! Soiree. She joined the TFKDM team in 2017 as a volunteer on the events committee, and was one of the event coordinators for the 2018 TFKDM Lucky to Ride! Soiree. When she is not working at TFKDM, she is busy enjoying the Colorado outdoors with her husband and three sons.

Celia VanDerLoop Development Consultant

Bio Coming Soon!

Shelby Clymer CFO (Contractor)

Ms. Clymer assists executive director, finance committee, and staff with all aspects of financial oversight. Shelby has over 10 years of diverse accounting experience with a focus on nonprofits. She has earned certifications in QuickBooks Pro. She has been with TFKDM since April 2018.

Wendy K Stewart Business Advisor

Ms. Stewart is a former Trips for Kids Denver Metro Executive Director. She stepped down from the role in early 2019, but has graciously stayed on in an advisory role with the organization. Wendy formerly held a leadership position at Denver B-Cycle and was instrumental in developing the newly expanded under-served outreach program at Denver B-cycle to educate new riders on using bikes to safely access downtown Denver. Wendy has over 20 years in nonprofit leadership positions involving management, marketing, event planning, fundraising, sponsorship, and administration.

Seasonal Staff

9-12 seasonal staffers are needed each year to pull off our multi-level youth outdoor focused programming. Youth and staff (below) are shown enjoying the outdoors.

Trips for Kids staff photo
Top row left to right: Elysha Lopez (Board Member), Melanie Stop (Staff), Richard Tischler (Staff), Evan Ely (Staff) 
Bottom row left to right: Carmen Morales (Volunteer), Wendy Stewart (Former Executive Director), Youth@Work Intern

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