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Kirsten Finn

Executive Directorkirsten@wisconsinbikefed.org414-253-3154

Kirsten first found freedom through cycling on a white Huffy three speed which carried her daily to the public pool. Her favorite cycling events are the Tosa Full Moon Rides, Ride to the Barns, Door County Century and, of course, the best day of the year – the Santa Rampage. She lives in the city with her husband, who is a Tosa Spokesman and a member of the Ben’s Cycle/Milwaukee Bicycle Company team, their three teenagers and two dogs.

Jake Newborn

Assistant Directorjake.newborn@wisconsinbikefed.org414-253-3331

Jake has been with the Bike Fed for 15 years while focusing on a large variety of education programs, events, and advocacy issues. Based in Milwaukee, he enjoys biking with his daughter to school, going on family bike camping trips, and riding to Brewers games.

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Michael Anderson

Program Manager/Safe Routes to

Michael began volunteering with the Wisconsin the Bike Fed’s Connect 53212 program in the Fall of 2014 while a student at UWM.  He has since served the Bike Fed as an active transportation activist across several programs with a particular focus on pedestrian rights and transit. His current focus, as the manager of our Safe Routes to School partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools, is to elevate youth voices in planning decisions, continue delivering our amazing Bicycle Driver’s Ed curriculum, and empower families to reach school by walking and biking.

Michelle Bachaus

Community Engagement

Michelle bikes and walks for transportation and enjoys how active transportation connects people and communities. She has traveled by bike on several self supported trips and loves to share stories and encourage others.

Alesha Emmert

Government Affairs

Alesha is the Government Affairs Manager for Wisconsin Bike Fed and has lived in Madison nearly her whole life. With a background working in the Capitol building, Alesha is excited to utilize her love for Wisconsin’s great outdoors to advance state and local politics and policies.

Caressa Givens

Milwaukee Program Manager/Complete

Caressa is a city of Milwaukee Advocacy and Projects Manager with the Wisconsin Bike Fed and has eight years of combined experience as a Safe Routes to School educator, bike-share programming manager, and community active transportation advocacy organizer for Complete Streets. She commutes by bike and bus, loves to walk places, and to bike camp!

Grace Labinski

Office Manager and

Grace is our office manager, bookkeeper and working behind the scenes to keep all our programs working and staff members productive. When she is not working, she enjoys competing in triathlons with her family.

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Leilani Robertson-Hoyt


I have lived in the Madison area for 14 years and love biking the trails in town and around the state. I ride my bike for transportation, but I also enjoy cylcing with my bike club, long-distance bicycle touring, and participating in organized charity rides.

Laura Mandella

Membership and Communications

Laura has been a lifelong recreational cyclist enjoying the Oak Leaf Trail, Menomonee River Parkway and Ozaukee Interurban Trail. Laura enthusiastically supports the Wisconsin Bike Fed’s advocacy for safe, fun cycling and walking in our communities and on scenic trails.

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Angie Livermore

Safe Routes Instructor

I have been involved with the Bike Fed for over ten years. Safe Routes to School is the program I have been most active in, which allows connections with communities that surpass anything beyond what people call work. Walking and riding a bike still amazes me everyday, it is how I experience the world.

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Anthony Casagrande

Lead Mechanic and Education

Anthony manages our Valid Bike Shop and is the lead mechanic for Milwaukee Mobile Bike Repair, while also working as a Safe Routes instructor. They enjoy riding their bike year round to commute, exercise, and organize casual social rides. It is their ongoing challenge to figure out exactly how much one person can carry with four panniers, whether it’s on trips to the grocery, out bike camping, or taking a full picnic spread and lawn games to the park.

Caitlin Hussey

Madison Education and Engagement Programs

Caitlin enjoys combining her background in education and her love for the outdoors to encourage others to choose walking and rolling as means of transportation. She is enthusiastic about engaging with the community, bike commuting, and spending time on the water.

Barb Blick

Safe Routes Instructor

I’ve been a Safe Routes instructor with the Wisconsin Bike Fed for 14 years. I tell people I have the best job in the world; I get to take kids on bike rides all over the beautiful city of Milwaukee…and beyond

Natalie Schad

Education and Engagement

Natalie is a Madison local and combines her background in environmental science and policy and exercise and sports studies to support community-centric bike education. When not on her bike, she can be found on hiking trails, hanging with her dogs, or reading a good book.

Neisha Schmidt

Cycling Without Age

Neisha is an avid cyclist, swimmer, and runner who aspires to be an ironwoman someday. She is always working to help others – during the school year she is an Occupational Therapist in the Green Bay School District. Neisha and her family love spending time together, and especially enjoy camping in the state parks and joining local bike and running events.