Staff and Board

The Bike & Build office structure is unique. Founded in trust, honesty, and communication, the office dynamic parallels the culture codes we foster in our leadership teams. Every staff member has an equal voice as we work collaboratively to empower our young adults to impact the affordable housing cause.

For any open positions at Bike & Build, check our Employment page.


Full-Time Staff

We’re a small staff, but if you contact us we’ll do our best to get back to you within 2-3 business days.

Ron Stepanek, Executive Director

Ron brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience in both nonprofit management and the outdoor sports industry. He has served as ED for many organizations where he excelled at growing smaller orgs in impact and fundraising efforts, as well as guiding them through transitional periods.

While he is an avid cyclist, Ron spent the majority of his pre-B&B career within the PGA of America organization where he had extensive leadership responsibilities over local, regional, and national initiatives.

Natalie Serle’, Senior Program Director
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Natalie is a two-time Trip Leader (P2S’09, SC2SC ’10) and joined B&B corporate in 2011 . Natalie’s pockets are lined with business jargon as she oversees all things programming- from route logistics and participant management to gear design and pre and post-trip curricula.

Favorite B&B Memory? “The first day of P2S- we explored an abandoned theme park, pet a 400lb pig, and played on a rope swing. The trip only got better from there.”

Claire Collins, Program Director Claire Collins

Claire, a rider on P2S’13 and leader on SUS’14, was hired as Program Director in 2015. Claire manages nearly all of Bike & Builds trappings – bikes, vans, trailers, gear, tools, our online store, and other brass essentials that make Bike & Build, Bike & Build.  Overseeing 5 trips, she is instrumental in developing and championing new best practices for trip management.

Favorite B&B Memory? “Taking what I learned on B&B and in my AmeriCorps terms to help my parents build their own house in Austin.”

Matt Hartman, Director of Outreach and Alumni Relations ProfileCD-NY

Matt is the point person for all things outreach at Bike & Build. From alumni engagement to the Scholarship Program to social media, Matt works to broaden B&B’s influence while measuring the long-term impact of the organization. Matt was a rider on ME2SB’13, a leader on CD’15, and previously served as B&B’s Office Coordinator.

Favorite B&B Memory? “Crossing the Continental Divide in the southern Rockies en route to Pie Town, NM, where homemade pie was waiting.”

Lily Goldberg, Office Coordinator 

Lily handles some of Bike & Build’s most essential functions, including general bookkeeping, managing donations, responding to donor and rider questions, and keeping our required charitable registrations up-to-date, among many other projects. Lily is an alumnae of South Carolina to Santa Cruz 2015.

Favorite B&B memory? “Crying tears of joy when I saw the Rocky Mountains for the first time. Followed by finding the best burrito of my life in New Mexico with my lovely teammate.”

Doug, Office Dog
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Board of Directors

The Bike & Build Board of Directors meets remotely once per month, with an in-person retreat every April. The Board supports the work through mission-based leadership and strategic governance.

Kristin Anderson (Chairperson)
Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development, Development Manager
New Haven, CT

Amy Wall-Monte (Vice Chairperson)
Ballard Spahr LLP, Marketing Manager
Philadelphia, PA

Jesse Cohn (Secretary)
Alumni Council Co-Chair
Fehr & Peers, Transportation Planner/Engineer
Washington, DC

Joe Fulvio (Interim Treasurer)
Third Coast Partners, President
Doylestown, PA

Gabe Ofiesh
Event Producer – USA Pro Challenge, Avon 39 – The Walk to End Breast Cancer
Denver, CO

Eric Woodton
ARAMARK, IT Senior Business Analyst
Philadelphia, PA

Chris Norton (non-voting member)
Alumni Council Operations Manager
New York City, NY