Board of Directors

Bike/Walk Arkansas is in the process of forming its board of directors.  Currently we are looking for interested parties from around the state that would like to be involved in the coalition. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in serving on the board.



Alan Ley
National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) Arkansas


Barbara O'Connor

Barbara O’Connor serves as the Director of the Walton Life Fitness Center one of the nation’s largest corporate fitness facilities.  Barbara has a B.A. in Interpersonal Communications from the University of Massachusetts and has work in the fields of Fitness, Education and Human Resources for the past 35 years. She serves on the Arkansas Governor’s Council on Fitness and believes that the key to our future success is through our youth. Barbara was instrumental in the development and implementation of Walmart’s BikeShare program and actively participates in cycling through Girls BikeBentonville . Barbara’s strength is her ability to take a strategy and develop and manage the moving parts and turn them into a vital and thriving program.


David Laumer
Little Rock
Adjunct Faculty, Community Economics Development Program, University of Central Arkansas (UCA), Licensed Cycling Instructor (LCI) League of American Bicyclists

Prior to earning a Masters in Urban Planning (UW-Milwaukee SARUP), David "Bud" Laumer engaged in Real Estate Property Management and Mortgage Banking. Bud focused on creating stronger neighborhoods in a non-profit consultancy engaged in affordable housing development and worked closely on the ground with stakeholders. Bud has coached groups from visioning and consensus building to program design and implementation. In 2001, Bud shifted to Land Use Planning at the County of Fresno, CA where he honed skills related to Farmland Preservation, CEQA, and Airport and General Land Use Planning. In 2008, Bud moved to Transportation Planning at AHTD, and was at one time the State Bike-Ped Coordinator for the department. Since 2012, Bud has taught graduate classes focused on sustainable land use and transportation planning at UCA in the CED Program.

Bud has always been a cyclist, touring and using his bike for transportation whenever possible. Bud is an advocate of the CNU, Livable Walkable Communities, Placemaking, Bluezones, and all of the other groups and organizations that flow from the Ahwahnee Principles; embracing active transportation and riding your bike as a core element. Bud’s passion is connectivity, including USBRS, linking the east and west coasts through AR and TN.



Erin Gildner
Little Rock
Arkansas Disability and Health Program, Partner for Inclusive Communities


Jon Moran
Little Rock
Central Arkansas Trail Alliance (CATA)

Jon Moran served previously as the Special Assistant for State Agencies and Legislative Affairs for past Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe.  Jon's responsibilities included acting as a liaison for the Governor to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, and to all City, County, and Local elected officials. Jon has also worked with Legislators on several key legislative issues for the Governor over the years. He has spent most of his career in State Government working in the areas of Public Affairs and Executive Administration.

Jon is a native Arkansan who lives in North Little Rock with his wife, Brandi, and their son Miles. He is an avid mountain biker, runner, and a (quite awful) soccer player. He is a founding member of the Central Arkansas Trail Alliance and he also currently serves on their board of Directors.



Kenny Gober
Arkansas Bicycle Club



Mason Ellis
Little Rock
Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas



Paxton Roberts
Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks (BCO) 



Steve Schneider
International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA)

Steve grew up in California where he cut his outdoor teeth hiking all over the Sierra Nevada mountains. He has been living in the Ozarks since 1981, where he got started mountain biking about 20 years ago. He is a past vice president of the local IMBA affiliate, the Ozark Off Road Cyclists (OORC), based in Fayetteville. Schneider was voted "volunteer of the year" in 2012, the same year that OORC won "volunteer organization of the year" from Arkansas Parks and Recreation. OORC has helped to build more than 100 miles of mountain bike trails in northwest Arkansas, which was a major reason for headquartering the region office in that area.



Todd Ake
Conway Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board