The MOVE board is a group of dedicated volunteers who help steer our organization and advance our mission and goals of a transportation future where biking, walking and transit are safe and accessible for all who live in Santa Barbara County. Board members donate their time and resources to steward our organization and we’re always looking for people who want to bring their energy and talent. Take a look below at our current board and click here to share your interest in applying to join the MOVE board.

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Greg Janee

Greg is a computer/information science researcher at UCSB.  Growing up on the Santa Barbara Mesa in the 1970s, he walked to school (as did most kids at the time) and biked everywhere else.  Greg learned about COAST when he walked his children to Mountain View Elementary every day, an activity he loved but which also opened his eyes to the need for pedestrian safety and advocacy.  He served as Mountain View's and later Goleta Valley Junior High's Safe Routes to School (SR2S) champion, served on the COAST board for over 10 years, helped oversee the growth of the SR2S program from infancy to the robust county-wide program it is today, and helped facilitate the merger of COAST and SBBIKE.  He lives in the Goleta Valley area with his wife Pilar, where they are adjusting to being empty nesters.

Kristen Hislop

Kristen dedicates her days to environmental conservation as Senior Director of the Environmental Defense Center's Marine Program. She grew up in Northern California exploring the Sierra Nevada and moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB where she studied exercise science and geography, joined the triathlon team, worked as a bike mechanic is Hazard's Cyclesports and recevied her Masters in Environmental Science and Management. As a passionate environmentalist, Kristen looks forward to the day when our community will be free of oil and gas development, have more bikes than cars, and boast a sustainable and efficient public transit system. Kristen also serves as the Chair and Conservation Member of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council.

Dawn Mitcham

Dawn Mitcham is the personal CPA and CFO for a local family office. She was raised in Tehachapi, CA; came to Santa Barbara in 2000 to attend UCSB (and never left); and has a degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in accounting. Dawn has been active in the community as a co-producer of TEDxAmericanRiviera; helped launch the Kiva Workspace (formally the ImpactHub); served on event committees for the Dream Foundation; chaired the Partnership Council for the Community Environmental Council and is a Katherine Harvey Fellow through Leading from Within. She currently sits on the board for three local non-profits: Unite to Light, MOVE Santa Barbara County and the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation.

Jack Bailey
After a career in education as an instructor and administrator at SBCC and UCSB, Jack now works as a full-time ceramicist participating in Santa Barbara’s Sunday Arts and Crafts Show on the beach. One of his first jobs in high school was that of bike mechanic in southern CA where he grew up. Since then, cycling has been an integral part of his life for commuting, road rides and touring. In September he’ll be riding 800 miles from Canada to Eugene, OR, with the hopes of completing all of the US west coast by 2023. Jack currently volunteers with Bici Centro as a mechanic in addition to bike valet. As a new member of the board he will work to ensure that MOVE Santa Barbara County becomes well known by all in our community.
Jose Cardona

Jose was born in a small town in Aguascalientes, Mexico. He grew up there until his family relocated to the Inland Empire in Southern California. He started his first bicycle club in high school as he and his friends navigated the streets of Riverside and San Bernardino County. Jose went on to major in Chicano/a Studies at UCLA while also minoring in Education, Labor Studies and Urban Planning. While volunteering at the UCLA community school in Koreatown, Jose discovered his passion for teaching and eventually went on to receive his Master’s in Education from UCLA. After teaching in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Jose settled in Santa Maria. Today, you can find Jose bicycling to work where he teaches Spanish and History or bicycling to Bici Centro. Jose hopes to promote alternative forms of transportation and improve infrastructure for a more sustainable and healthier Santa Maria.

John Reed

John works at Flir as a Sr. Reliability Project Engineer while on the side addressing Floating Offshore Wind Energy needs. John's personal love of bicycles began when he and his sister saved up enough allowance at age 9 to buy their first 10-speed from the local variety drug store. During his paperboy days, he earned enough to get a top-of-the-line BMX racing bike and race. While attending UCSB, he was on the team that designed, built and competed on a recumbent aerodynamic fast human powered vehicle. Today, he bikes to work and around town, bikes with his family, and belongs to a mountain biking group. John began as an education volunteer with MOVE in 2012 and is excited to join in on the fun and challenge of helping MOVE continue to move forward.

Loren Butler

Loren Butler is the proprietor of Lompoc Bike Works. A Santa Barbara native, Loren’s first memory in life is of riding a wave on his dad’s surfboard at Haskell's Beach, and he spent his formative years pedaling around Goleta on his beloved blue Schwinn Stingray. After developing an educational software company, Loren spent nearly a decade in South America as a mountaineering guide, where he also served as Executive Director of the South American Explorers’ Club and worked closely with indigenous families on homebuilding projects in Huaraz, Peru. A stint as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Estes Park, Colorado was followed by a return to the Central Coast to grow grapes and make wine. His lifelong passion for cycling led him to open Bike Works in 2020, and Loren is both deeply honored to be part of MOVE and highly stoked to help increase bike ridership and improve cycling infrastructure in northern Santa Barbara County.

Michael Welsch

Michael is an inactive CPA, who began his career as an auditor at PwC. Motivated by a desire to build a more human experience for people at work, he made a career shift into leadership development and People Operations. He spent a decade helping to scale companies in Silicon Valley, including Facebook and Stripe, as they grew from 250 to 15,000 employees. In 2019, he moved to Santa Barbara to lead the Corporate Services function at the Hudson Institute of Coaching, a nearly 40 year old local company that provides leadership training to thousands of individuals at hundreds of organizations globally every year. Michael is on the board of the Santa Barbara Running Association, which has been promoting youth running and fostering community locally for over 60 years. He has an MBA from Berkeley Haas, MS in Accounting, and numerous HR and leadership development certifications. He loves to move, whether that is riding his bicycle on multi-day charity fundraising events or commuting around Santa Barbara. He has run across the Grand Canyon and completed 19 marathons.