Stephanie has been with BEST since the fall of 2009, starting to coordinate The Bicycle Valet just in time to run eight sites at once during the 2010 Olympics. Having managed the social enterprise for its last 90 000 bikes safely returned, she considers herself one of the most experienced bicycle parkers in North America. She has her BA in Geography from SFU and has recently completed a certificate in non-profit management from UVIC, and looks forward to putting it to good use in her new role at BEST.
Sinead Stinson, The Bicycle Valet Coordinator
Sinéad grew up surrounded by the golden rolling hills of Kamloops and studied at Thompson Rivers University to get her BA in Geography. After spending four years working and studying throughout Europe and Asia, she was very excited to return to her home province and loves promoting sustainable transportation. In her free time she likes to dance, read, go on adventures, and practice playing her ukulele, much to the delight of her neighbours.
Kevin is an accountant rounding out his accounting career with a part-time commitment to BEST. He was raised in Alberta and completed post-secondary education in Ontario and Alberta before choosing Vancouver in 1986 as the best place to live. A commuter cyclist and avid masters swimmer he sees the values of BEST resonating with his interests. This active lifestyle is required for someone who also has an interest in food (preparing and consuming), music, travel, and various crafts.
Stuart grew up in the Yukon, just shy of the arctic circle, and his favourite mode of sustainable transportation is the toboggan! After a career in the tech industry, he joined BEST as a Bicycle Valet volunteer in 2014 and then branched off into helping us with IT needs. He’s excited to join the BEST team to run Commuter Challenge in 2015! When he’s not promoting active transportation, you’ll find him on a bike, in the pool or at your local espresso shop!
Arlene Janousek, Living Streets Coordinator
Arlene is a resource and environmental management co-op student who is working as BEST’s Living Streets Coordinator for 2016. Growing up in beautiful British Columbia, Arlene has a great appreciation for nature and a passion for sustainability. She has a background in geography, and loves living in Vancouver. When Arlene isn’t working on sustainability-related projects, she can be found wandering the streets of Vancouver with her camera in-hand.
Margaret has worked part time at BEST since 2011. She has degrees in English Literature and Religious Studies as well as extensive administrative, editing, and research experience. While she has lived in numerous locations, including Tasmania, Jerusalem, the Yukon, and India, she is happy to be ensconsed in Vancouver for the time being. In her spare time she likes to visit, write, and ride around on her bike and look at things.
Stephen White, Commuter Challenge Coordinator
Stephen is a transplant from Winnipeg where he grew up playing hockey outdoors. He still returns in the winter to help make skating ice on the world record holding Forks River Trail. For three years he has been committed to BEST’s Bicycle Valet and this year the BC commuter Challenge. Downhill mountain biking, cycle touring and canoeing are his latest free time devotions. Stephen is completing his Associate of Environmental Science degree in 2016.