My name is Bob Rollings. I’ve been a Newark area resident for over 30 years. I’m a retired DuPont engineer. I’ve been into biking all my life and started mountain biking about 4 years ago. I’ve done bike repair since I was a teenager. I just discovered the Newark Bike Project last summer; about the time NBP moved into South Main St. I love it. I like the organization’s mission, and I really enjoy the company of the other volunteers…kindred spirits. I would like to be on the board because I’d like to help NBP prosper and expand. I’d like to help us improve our marketing to make us more widely known in the community.
My name is Kimberly Caruso and this is my second year running to be a Board Member at the Newark Bike Project. I am currently a senior at the University of Delaware studying Mechanical Engineering. The mechanical aspects of the bicycle are what got me involved at NBP, and because of this, I served as the educational chair on the board last year. I helped plan and lead mechanic training classes throughout the year, helping people to become more involved in the bike project. I also became a liaison between the University and NBP, helping plan outreach events for students and the community, encouraging students and others to become part of our mission at NBP. With Mechanical Engineering, I also spend my time working for the Formula SAE Team through UD, where we build and race a small racecar each year. This experience has allowed me to expand my knowledge of many tools and machines used in manufacturing that I hope to use in this bike shop, and for the rest of my life. On the flip side, I am also a member of UD’s Swimming and Diving team as a diver, and expand upon that by acting as a diving coach and swim lesson instructor, allowing me to build on my teaching skills and overall communication. Newark Bike Shop has grown tremendously in the past few years, and I hope to continue to be a part of its inspiring success.
I joined NBP during the move from Shop 1.0 to 2.0 and soon began to volunteer as a mechanic during Open Shop. I served on the NBP Board from 2013-2014 and also joined in teaching bike mechanic classes. Currently, I volunteer during Open Shop hours, teach bike mechanic classes and serve as the liaison between NBP and the Newark Bicycle Committee. A long-time employee of the DuPont Company, I am in the final years of my career there. I am a transportation cyclist and regularly commute by bike to my job site.
Tom Costello is an extremely active volunteer with NPB. He joined NBP in 2014 and quickly became a go-to guy with any mechanics issues. Tom has attended several board meetings and is a core member of the NBP team.
Jamie Orlando is the current programming director at NBP as well as a musician and software developer. Originally from NJ, he is a 2003 graduate of UD, and loved living in the state of Delaware so much that he’s been here ever since!
Steve Reynolds served on the 2013-2014 NBP Board. While on the board he was in charge of managing the shop. Steve still takes care of many of those tasks in addition to his role as an active volunteer.
I first came to Newark to attend the University of Delaware, and finished my undergrad in 2007, and my Master of Public Administration degree in 2009. After a brief few years away, my wife and I returned to Newark in 2012 as I began working for the City, initially in Planning and Development. I’m currently serving as the City’s Community Affairs Officer, where my primary role is to build strong community relationships . My bikes (one from the NBP!) serve as my primary transportation year-round. In addition to government experience working closely with our community and the variety of businesses, small and large, in Newark, I’ve had leadership and staff roles in large nonprofits down state.
During her 20 years with WILMAPCO, Heather Dunigan, Principal Planner, has been working to promote transportation choices through community planning. Walking and bicycling have been central to the projects she has managed, including the East Coast Greenway Plan, Newark Bicycle Plan and a variety of community transportation plans. As coordinator for WILMAPCO’s Nonmotorized Transportation Working Group, Heather has been able to educate and promote good pedestrian and cycling design to citizens, municipalities and our other agencies. Heather also is a member of the Newark Bicycle Committee and East Coast Greenway Trails Council. Personally, Heather sets an example by walking to work daily.