Who We Are


Pierce Schwalb, Director

Big_Fat_Ride_February_24__2018_0273.jpgPierce first hopped on a bike in the swamplands of Central Florida, where two wheels proved to be useful dodging gators. When he wasn’t recreating alongside reptiles, he was following his passion for achieving sustainability; studying and applying techniques to help people reduce their carbon footprint. 

Most recently, he planned for and promoted alternative fuel vehicles in Northern California. Although a newcomer to Anchorage, he has already fallen in love with this vibrant, self-reliant city. He is excited to support and grow the engaged cycling community that calls Anchorage home. You can reach him at pierce@bikeanchorage.org.


Board of Directors

Bike Anchorage is looking for new board members! Apply Here!

Chelsea Ward-Waller, President


Chelsea moved to Anchorage in the summer of 2013 after living in the bike-friendly communities of Missoula, Montana and Middlebury, Vermont. In 2012 she experienced the best and the worst of bike-ability in the United States when she biked across the country as part of the Ride America for Safe Routes team. During the ride, the team simultaneously promoted and advocated for more people-friendly roads.

Chelsea works at Denali Daniels and Associates, Inc., a small consulting firm, and she rides year-round as a bike commuter, for fun, and for exercise. Chelsea believes strongly that improving bike safety in Anchorage will have a positive effect on the entire community.

Steve Schell, Vice President

steve.jpgSteve began biking while studying architecture in Philadelphia and loved the convenience and freedom that is only possible with two-wheeled transportation. He is an avid road cyclist and joined Bike Anchorage in 2016 with the objective to improve and expand our bike network.
Steve spends his days as a designer and project manager for a local architecture firm, and he aims to use those skills to see bike infrastructure holistically designed, from bike racks to bike trails to a city-wide network. Steve bike commutes year round and only has a car to aid his sea kayak addiction. Steve has been on our board since 2016.

Lindsey Hajduk, Treasurer


Lindsey began riding tricycles around in her dad's Chicago bike shop, and still there's nothing more nostalgic than the smell of rubber and grease for this girl. Lindsey became a bike commuter in Anchorage when she moved here without a car. That has since changed, but the biking hasn't stopped.

When she's not working for conservation in the Arctic during her day job, Lindsey is working to raise awareness about safe cycling and setting up fun events throughout the year. Our movement is people-driven so her focus is to engage new volunteers and build our membership to support a more sustainable movement.  Lindsey has been on our board since the Summer of 2012.

Wes Hoskins
Wes_Small_Bike.jpgWes began his biking career in Reno, Nevada at the tender age of 7. His first bike was a Schwinn Stingray, but he quickly ditched the Stingray for a Redline BMX bike and learned how to craft a really smooth table-top jump.  

Successfully graduating from last-place BMX race finishes, Wes has been working to advance muscle-powered transportation for everyone. In Nevada, as a stewardship coordinator for a small nonprofit, he saw the transformative experiences that can happen for people on trails in the wilderness. He knows that getting outside and embracing the diverse weather that Anchorage serves up every day is a recipe for happiness, health, and resiliency against life’s challenges.

Currently, when Wes isn't fundraising at Catholic Social Services, he unwinds by getting people excited about biking in the snow and ice, wrenching on bikes down at Off the Chain, and advocating for more bike lanes in Anchorage's urban wilderness. Wes has been on our board since 2015.

Robert Devassie

Robert began biking when his dad first let go of the seat when he was 3 years old. Now, it’s been his means of recreation and transportation. Growing up in a small town near the border of Ohio and Pennsylvania, his favorite bike was a chopper with the banana seat. Robert moved to Anchorage, Alaska in the summer of 1991 where he’s been comminuting by bike to work and school.

Robert works for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities in the Highway Design Section, and is actively involved in the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He’s graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Civil Engineer bachelor’s degree and from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a Design and Construction Management graduate certificate. He holds his professional engineering license with the State of Alaska and is also a Sustainable Transportation Professional with Greenroads ®.

Robert spends his evenings biking with his three kids and wife around town and along the Bird-to-Gird scenic pathway. Robert is very passionate about the safety and health of Anchorage’s community, and envision a multimodal transportation network in Anchorage that is safer and convenient to live, work, and play for all users.

Molly Brenner
Molly is also an amazing board member! We may not have her photo or bio up, but trust us, she's great. Molly has been on our board since 2016. 
Brian Lindamood
Brian is a great board member as well. Brian has been on our board since 2017.
Cait Rodriguez
Cait is joining our board as well! Cait has been on our board since 2018.
Adam Baldwin
Adam is joining our board as well! Adam has been on our board since 2018.
Olivia Cohn
Olivia is joining our board as well! Olivia has been on our board since 2018.
(Additional photos and bios for Molly, Brian, Cait, Adam, and Olivia coming soon!;)

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.

Donate Join Now