Board of Directors

Old Spokes Home's board of directors is comprised of the following individuals who are passionate about riding bicycles and creating opportunities for others to ride:

Yiota Ahladas (Vice President)

Formerly directed Burlington’s Community and Economic Development Office’s Center for Community and Neighborhoods; is currently a consultant for domestic and international organizations engaged in community development work.


Ted Berg (President)

Currently works as a Constituent Advocate for the Burlington office of Senator Bernie Sanders; formerly worked in the Old Spokes Home retail bike shop.


Mel Grant

Semi-retired founding director of Mel Grant Audiologist, a successful small business in West Palm Beach Florida.


Jen Green

Sustainability Coordinator, Burlington Electric Department.


Liam Griffin

Adventure event manager and founding member of Bikeable Burlington Now.


Ron Manganiello

Founder of Bike Recycle Vermont.


Rich Pearce (Treasurer)

Founding manager of the Trust Company of Vermont.


Jill Rudge

Vermont Poverty Law Fellow at Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.


Jason Van Driesche (Secretary)

Cheif Innovation Officer Front Porch Forum



Letter from the President