Dr. Caroline Cooley, President
Dr. Caroline Cooley helped form Bike Walk Knoxville (BWK) in 2012. She has served as President since 2014 while also serving as a board member and secretary for Bike Walk Tennessee since 2011. Caroline worked as a private practice physician of internal medicine and nephrology for over 30 years in Knoxville until she retired in 2015. She is active in the Knoxville community having founded the Knoxville Regional TPO Bicycle Advisory Committee, representing BWK on the Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership, and serving as the chair of the Knox County Community Health Improvement Plan action team, Active Knox. Caroline has attended the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. yearly since 2001 to advocate for bike and pedestrian inclusion in federal transportation funding. She is a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor and a lifelong bicyclist for recreation, competitive racing and transportation.
Lindsey Kimble, Executive Director
Born and raised in Indiana, Lindsey graduated from Depauw University (in Greencastle, IN) with a B.A. in Health and Physical Performance. She then received her M.S. in Sports Management from the University of Tennessee where she was a Graduate Assistant with the Rec Sports Department. Upon graduating from UT, Lindsey was the Club Manager of a Health Club in Lafayette, IN and then spent 7 years in Winston-Salem, NC in several director positions with the YMCA including Associate Executive Director of a 13,000+ member location. Lindsey currently works part-time for Bike Walk Knoxville managing all aspects of the organization including Open Streets events. When not working, you will find Lindsey spending time with her husband, Chris and 2 girls, Hannah(6) and Reese(4) and enjoying the outdoors. Lindsey and Chris also started Knox Bike Racing in 2017, a mountain bike race series in Knoxville.
Mary Duggan, AmeriCorps Member
Mary is our 2018-19 AmeriCorps member. She is a Knoxville-native and graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in May 2018 with a degree in public relations and sustainability. She has previously interned with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Friends of the Smokies, and Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont doing marketing and public relations. While at UT, Mary worked as the Sales & Communications manager at the University of Tennessee Outdoor Program and as a trip leader for hiking and rock climbing trips. She also served as a Peer Mentor for three years and worked in the First Year Studies Department as a Peer Mentor Coordinator for over a year. She is an outdoor enthusiast who loves to hike and rock climb!
Hilary Gallegos, Kids Love Bikes Program Coordinator
Hilary graduated from Carson Newman University in 2013 with a M.S. degree in Behavioral Health Counseling. She worked as a Counselor for Blount Memorial Hospital for 6 years. She is a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor and an eclectic bicyclist. Hilary participated in the 2013 Remember the Removal Memorial Bicycle Ride, an annual ride across seven states and over 900+ miles to commemorate the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from its homeland in the winter of 1938-39. Hilary lives in the Urban Wilderness District of Knoxville where in her spare time she enjoys mountain biking and working to improve the neighborhood park.
Mia Wallace, Safe Routes to Schools Program Coordinator
Born and raised a Knoxvillian, Mia is West High School alum and Oberlin College graduate with honors in politics and a focus in environmental studies. Before returning to Knoxville, she served as a delegation leader for CISV, a international peace education program for youth, as well as a grassroots organizing training director in North Carolina. Mia has put her experience in youth education and as a lifelong athlete to work as BWK's first AmeriCorps member in 2018, coordinating and building the Kids Love Bike Program and Dogwood Elementary's Walking Programs. She is continuing her work as the Safe Routes to School Coordinator helping expand to new schools and give even more Knox County students the opportunity to walk, be active and learn street safety. Mia is a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor and has taught over 200 kids bike safety. When off duty as the "walk" or "bike lady," you can find her listening to NPR, hiking, enjoying a craft beer, or working on her green thumb.