New staff updates in the new year
Working Bikes is always excited to see our staff members grow within their roles and take on new challenges. We are pleased to announce the following promotions, effective January 1, 2017. Please join us in wishing them well in their new positions!
Service & Retail Manager
Cesar Meza-Duron has assumed the role of managing our service department and retail operations. He initially came to Working Bikes as a Curie High School volunteer and went on to participate in our first ONE Summer Chicago program before being hired as service department staff in 2014. When not at Working Bikes, Cesar can be found in class at Chicago City Colleges or racing with the West Town Bikes Cyclocross program.
BK Elmore was first employed by Working Bikes as an instructor for our 2013 summer program with Growing Power at Iron Street Farm in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. Since that time, BK has worked as volunteer coordinator, mechanic, driver, and even composer of the Working Bikes’ anthem callers hear when on hold. His new position as warehouse manager gives him responsibility for the overall organization of the warehouse including the movement of bikes within the warehouse, prepping/staging of bikes for container shipments, and bike pick-ups.
Volunteer Shop Manager
Maja Perez is charged with managing and developing all programming in Working Bikes’ volunteer space, Brandon’s Bike Shop. A native of Bakersfield, California, Maja worked for Bike Bakersfield Bike Co-Op before moving to Chicago. She has taught an After School Matters program with West Town Bikes and served as volunteer coordinator with Working Bikes. Maja is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor and the founder of Working Bikes’ Thursday WTF! Night, a volunteer session exclusively for women, transgendered, femme, and gender non-conforming people.