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 board chair for Bike Walk Tennessee. 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 and representing BWK on the Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership. She served as the chair of Active Knox, a team focused on making Knoxville and Knox County a healthier place to live by promoting a healthier built environment that encourages active living and transportation choices. 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 and Reese and enjoying the outdoors. Lindsey and Chris also started Knox Bike Racing in 2017, a mountain bike race series in Knoxville. Lindsey is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor.
Zoe Scott, Advocacy Director
Zoe is from Huntsville, Alabama and a graduate of the University of Montevallo, where she earned a B.S. in Political Science and Environmental Studies. She moved to Knoxville and completed a year of service with Bike Walk Knoxville through AmeriCorps, and now works full-time for Bike Walk Knoxville on advocacy efforts including Vision Zero, educational programs like our Bicycle/Pedestrian Friendly Driver training, and more. Zoe is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor and represents Bike Walk Knoxville on the Advance Knox Advisory Committee, City of Knoxville Vision Zero Steering Committee, and Safe Routes Partnership Decriminalizing Mobility Working Group.
Julie Elfin, Programs and Events Coordinator
Julie grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs and graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Public Communications. After college, she served two terms with CAC AmeriCorps in East Tennessee, then worked for two years as a seasonal park ranger in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She is excited to oversee BWK’s signature events, Open Streets and Tour de Lights, and outreach programs like Kids Love Bikes and Safe Routes to School. In her spare time, in addition to biking and walking, Julie enjoys trail running, hiking, reading, cooking, and tending to her large collection of indoor and outdoor plants.