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Our nonprofit employment social enterprise is committed to an inclusive environment that represents different backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints at all levels. From our staff, volunteers, customers, clients, program participants, partners and to board members, we embrace diversity and strive to create conditions and programs where everyone feels respected, supported and is given an equal opportunity to thrive.

All Backgrounds. All Cultures. All Viewpoints.

Meet The Team

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Collin Bruce

Co-Founder & CEO

Bikes have always been a fun hobby for me, and after a health scare in 2009 I started riding again and helping organizations like Livestrong and the AIDs LifeCycle.

In 2015, I retired from 50 years of hi-tech sales and marketing and decided it was time to do something fun and give back, eventually landing in a bicycle non-profit, which is where I met Cindy. It wasn't long before we began to brainstorm the shared vision that led to the 2017 launch of Community Cycles.

 

We are just scratching the surface of what we believe needs to be done, and in the meantime, I love spending my days in the shop or delivering and repairing bikes in the field. The resources and training we provide empower people every day, and that's a great feeling.

 

If I'm not in the shop or on my bike, you'll find me spending time with my wife Morrigan and our grandchildren. 

Collin's LinkedIn Bio

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Cindy Ahola

Co-Founder & COO

Riding a bike as a kid meant freedom! I grew up in a small midwestern town so whether you lived in town or in the country, riding your bike was how you got to see your friends. When I moved to Boston for college, my bike was how I commuted. Fast forward to today and I still commute by bike most days.

As a middle school teacher then nonprofit manager for many years, uncovering my passion for the work Community Cycles now tackles was a natural and gradual process. Our work is driven by a commitment to helping people realize their potential so that they experience personal growth and deeper engagement with their community.

That trajectory is deeply personal for me because I was homeless as a college student, so I understand how difficult it is to think about thriving when you are consumed with surviving. During that time I learned the importance of having a strong support network – and if CCofCA can be that for someone, then we’re on the right track.

When I’m not in the shop or on my bike, I'm outside enjoying our California weather. My husband, Michael, and I love to travel, and try new sports and hobbies - kite landboarding is our latest adventure.

Cindy's LinkedIn Bio

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Carmen Ayala

Program & Retail Associate

I coordinate our Earn-a-Bike program and work in the retail shop, including ecommerce.

 

I found my way to CCofCA through an internship and have loved it since my first day. I have learned so much more than I thought even existed, I feel heard as a person, and I am inspired by the people we serve and the programs that change people’s lives. I’m glad I get to be part of helping people find solutions.  

 

As a child of foster care, I know statistics for success are not on my side and my self-confidence reflected that for a long time. At CCofCA I’ve been exposed to so many people overcoming their own obstacles that I am motivated to become the best version of me. My goal is to be an entrepreneur- the CEO of my own company. I have a vision of that company and how it will give back. But first, my bachelor’s degree!

 

When I’m not in class or at work, I like to spend time with my family and my friends. My siblings and I got our first bikes from Community Cycles, so now we ride together, and we also make DIY and craft projects, and we volunteer together. I like to explore the area and try new activities with my friends. We do everything from hiking to staying in for a themed dinner, painting, or game night.

Board of Directors

Matt Conti LinkedIn Bio

Charles Key, Treasurer LinkedIn Bio

Lisa Loe LinkedIn Bio

James Luther 

Harold Moss LinkedIn Bio

Christine Scholberg, President LinkedIn Bio

Rod Sinks LinkedIn Bio

Jason Yu, Secretary LinkedIn Bio

Advisory Board 

Jacob Kemnec LinkedIn Bio

Steven Onishi LinkedIn Bio

Terri West 

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