Work

Business Development and Fundraising

  • Grew BikeWalkKC’s revenue from $0 to $1 million in five years
  • Created healthy revenue mix of grants, donations, government contracts, events, and fees for service
  • Led successful efforts to get more than $5 million in federal grants
  • Cultivated $1 million corporate sponsorship
  • Planned and executed events with more 1,000 people
  • Managed complex grants, budgets, and government contracts

Strategic Planning

  • Developed mission, vision, and strategic objectives
  • Developed detailed operation plans to implement strategic objectives
  • Created tools and metrics to track implementation
  • Linked performance management system to strategic plan to improve employee engagement

Communications

  • Developed strategic communications to support mission and fundraising
  • Excellent media relations in print, TV, radio, and online
  • Frequent presenter and panelist at industry conferences
  • Compelling communications to drive email click-throughs and donor conversions
  • Calls to action generating thousands of letters to elected officials and petition signatures

Boards and Commissions

  • Nonprofit Connect Board of Directors
  • Kansas City River Trails Board of Directors
  • Transportation Policy Committee and Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee at Mid-America Regional Council
  • Founding Chair of Kansas City, MO Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (2008-2016)

Recognition

2019 National Bike Summit

Panelist: Growing Mission Impact with Health Partnerships
Presented BikeWalkKC’s success in achieving our mission through partnerships with health departments, foundations, researchers, hospitals, and other health sector partners.

Moderator: Working with Public Health Departments 101
Helping bike bike/ped advocates understand and partner with public health professionals to achieve outcomes for shared goals.

2017 National Bike Summit
Panelist: Raising local and state $, bonds, legislation, and accessing state funding.
Shared BikeWalkKC’s success leading a coalition that achieved a $150 million sidewalk fund and a $450 million Complete Streets fund within a larger infrastructure bond package.

2015 and 2012 Local Advocate of the Year award: Pitch Weekly.

2015 Kansas Built Environment and Outdoors Summit: Presenter

2013 Regional Leadership Award: Mid-America Regional Council

2012 Advocate of the Year: Alliance for Biking and Walking.

Publications

Impacts of temporary pedestrian streetscape improvements on pedestrian and vehicle activity and community perceptionsJA Carlson, A Grimes, M Green, T Morefield, C Steel, A Reddy, …
Journal of Transport & Health 15, 100791

Impacts of an earn-a-bike cycling education program on children’s time spent cyclingJA Carlson, C Steel, C Bejarano, A Grimes, RP Shook, A Reddy, M Green, …
Journal of Transport & Health 16, 100826