Our Team

We are an organization of cyclists, educators, and community leaders who believe we can make an unquestionable difference in the lives of children by opening their minds to new possibilities and arming them with greater self-esteem.

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Anna Shea

Executive Director

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Favorite Place to Ride: I always have fun riding in Evergreen
Dream place or trip to Ride: Vancouver, BC.  Looks so different from the front range and desert riding I’m used to.  Plus I love Canada.
Memorable Bike accident: I was riding around a neighborhood with my dog, really flying so she could get a good run in, and she stopped abruptly in the road.  A full four-paw hault causing her leash to loop around my crank. It tugged the bike out from under me and I went airborne. She sat right in the road next to my bike like nothing had happened as I tumbled and bounced down the road. 
anna@luckytoride.org

Megan Wayne

Development Manager

Hometown: Buffalo, New York

Favorite Place to Ride: Green Mountain

Dream place or trip to Ride: The Whole Enchilada in Moab, but too scared.

Memorable Bike accident: I  was riding and jumped a curb and hit a fire hydrant.

megan@luckytoride.org 

 

 

 

 

 

Fernando Ibarra

Lucky Bikes Shop Manager and Former Youth@Work Intern

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Favorite Place to Ride: Ruby Hill and Lair O’ the Bear

Dream place or trip to Ride: Horsethief Bench in Fruita, CO

Memorable Bike accident: I ruptured my spleen at Ruby Hill!

fernando@luckybikes.org

Ben Frazer

Program Manager

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

Favorite Place to Ride: Kenosha Pass

Dream place or trip to Ride: Monarch Crest, IMBA Epic

Memorable Bike accident: Hitting my first gap jump, crashing hard, called my wife and told her I thought I was going to pass out, then hung up and finished the trail.
ben@luckytoride.org

Ryan Rogers

Program Assistant and Mountain Bike Team Coach

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Favorite Place to Ride: Crested Butte, Colorado

Dream place or trip to Ride: Morzine, France

Memorable Bike accident: I broke my face and needed reconstructive surgery while out to lunch getting street tacos.
ryan@luckytoride.org

Michael Martinez

Lucky Bikes Mechanic

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Favorite Place to Ride: Platte River Trail

Dream place or trip to Ride: Moab of course.

Memorable Bike accident: When I decided I wasn’t holding onto my front brake hard enough, ouch.

michael@luckytoride.org

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Jodi Tompkins

Board President

A Colorado native, Jodi grew up in Grand Junction. She graduated from Colorado State University and had a successful career in pharmaceutical sales. Now retired, Jodi focuses on nonprofit work with the Wild Animal Sanctuary, different political campaigns, and volunteering with Lucky to Ride. She notes how fortunate we are to live in Colorado with so many great places to ride. Jodi discovered Lucky to Ride years ago when she donated a bike at Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery. She loves the organization’s mission and believes it goes well beyond a bike ride; it’s the freedom, the great outdoors, the friends and the healthy lifestyle. Jodi and her husband enjoy spending time with family—especially the two grandkids. They are often out cycling, traveling, and going on cycling adventures.

Will Soper

Secretary

Will joined the board in 2021. Will currently practices law as a real estate attorney for the Denver-based firm Davis Graham & Stubb LLP. However, in his previous career as an urban planner, he focused on bicycle-, pedestrian- and transit-based transportation projects. Long an advocate for expanding access to multi-modal commuting options, Will firmly believes in the mission of Lucky to Ride: get kids on bikes. As a new parent himself, Will and his wife are excited to share their love of all things outdoors with their daughter, whether it is skiing, biking, hiking or camping.

RYAN AMIRAULT

Director

Ryan joined the Lucky to Ride board in 2018. Growing up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2004. Professionally, Ryan is an independent digital marketing consultant focused on marketing strategy, social media and e-commerce. Ryan has been mountain biking since the early ’90s and credits the bicycle for completely changing his life for the better. He 100% believes in the mission of Lucky to Ride. His motivation to join the board was to give back to the organization so more kids could experience the fun and freedom of biking and have a positive, life-changing experience like he had. You’ll find Ryan riding with his wife and daughter on trails or around Denver.

Trevor Boss

Board Chair

Trevor is a Colorado native who graduated from Colorado Christian University in 2018 with a degree Business Management. At CCU, Trevor played basketball for two years and was the Director of Intramurals for the last two years. He is an AVP at FirstBank and has been with the company since 2018. Growing up in Elizabeth, CO, Trevor and his two younger brothers would ride their bikes everywhere they went. After college, he renewed his love for biking by mountain biking with his wife and friends by riding throughout the state. Trevor’s love for Colorado, being outside and active led him to Lucky to Ride, where is proud to serve the organization to get more kids on bikes.

Andrew Goodwillie

Board Emeritus

Andrew grew up exploring the woods outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Miami University Ohio with a degree in Marketing. Andrew founded Trips for Kids Denver Metro in 2004 while teaching elementary school. While mentoring a student, he realized that his young friend’s troubles seem to melt away whenever he was hiking or biking out on a trail. This experience, and his desire to help underserved youth, inspired him to found the Denver chapter of Trips for Kids. The organization has expanded to include many different youth programs under the Lucky to Ride name. Andrew continues to support the mission as a board member, outreach ambassador, and enthusiastic cyclist. Andrew loves riding bikes and playing ball with his three adventurous, fun-loving boys.

ALINA ACOSTA

Treasurer

Alina grew up outside Chicago where her biking career started on hand-me-downs from her older brothers. After completing her undergraduate degree at Harvard she joined the Harvard Teacher Fellows which brought her to Denver in 2017. She has worked as a high school math teacher in Denver Public Schools ever since and absolutely loves it. Alina joined the board in 2021 and feels lucky to connect more young folks to cycling and the outdoors through serving on the Lucky to Ride board. When Alina isn’t at school you can find her road biking, mountain biking, or generally running around outside in the front range.

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