Meet The Team

Carrying Out Our Mission Every Day

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. Our team perpetuates the Bike & Build mission by using an approach to empower young adults giving staff the leeway to be creative and guidance to impact success.

Staff

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 organizations in impact and fundraising efforts, as well as guiding them through transitional periods.

While 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.

Favorite B & B Memory?
“While not an alum, it was great to go through all the training our riders do. My highlight was joining NUS17 from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo and seeing our safety protocol in action. No doubt Bike & Build is the best.”

Lily Goldberg

Director of Outreach & Alumni Relations

Lily is the point person for all things outreach at Bike & Build. From alumni engagement to the Scholarship Program to social media, Lily works to broaden the influence both within the rider and alumni community, as well as the impact B&B has on affordable housing. Lily also handles some of Bike & Build’s most essential functions, including general bookkeeping, managing donations, responding to donor and rider questions, among many other projects.

Lily is an alumnae of South Carolina to Santa Cruz 2015 & Drift West 2017, and she previously served as the Office Coordinator.

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.”

Erik Wright

Program Director

Erik jumped on as staff in the spring of 2017 after riding on NC2SD’15 and leading C2C’16, CD’17, and DW’17. As a Program Director he helps bring the trips to life by orchestrating the details that put riders' rubber on the road. Like a maestro he conducts a variety of moving parts from slangin' vintage jerseys to managing the van and trailer fleet to overseeing route logistics and participant management.

Outside of Bike & Build Erik's really, really into bikes and bike touring; he'll nerd out for hours over wheel size and bike geometry. He also makes pots at the Clay Studio here in Philly, and chances are you'll find him tinkering with a bike or throwing some mugs if he's not in the office.

Favorite B&B memory?
“I found a pile of hundreds of mismatched roller skates in the basement of a 1930s-era auditorium in Nebraska, then immediately plugged in some speakers to glide to ‘Into the Groove’ by Madonna. My team spent hours skating the evening away.”

Casey Eisenreich

Program Director

After leading NUS'17, Casey joined Bike & Build HQ right as our 2018 teams hit the road in May. Casey spent two years with AmeriCorps NCCC, several years with Habitat for Humanity, and has background in nonprofit management. As Program Director, Casey taps into her hard and soft skills of people management, leadership, nonprofits, affordable housing, construction, cycling, and beyond!
Favorite B&B memory?
``Waking up before the sun to ride Going to the Sun road in Glacier National Park. We kept leapfrogging a woman doing a solo cross country tour while we rode up, shared laughs and Oreos, then enjoyed the phenomenal views, swimming holes and ice cream on the way down.``

Alan Adams

Office Coordinator

Alan joined the team in February 2018. After riding SUS in 2017, he became passionately connected to Bike & Build like so many others before him. However, he was looking for a change in life, and when this position became available he jumped at the chance. In addition to attacking the challenges of this position, Alan brings a unique, creative skill set. He has already made huge contributions to our new website and overall processes.

Prior to joining the team, Alan was infamous for being the guy to make the wood-burn Bike & Build Junior Ranger tags.

Favorite B&B memory?
``Riding with my group on a bike trail for 40+ miles in Florida singing Christmas choral to help cool us off.``

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.

Seasonal Staff