Board of Directors


Abella Ip
President, Women & Queer Night Coordinator
On one of Abella’s first mountain biking trips, she fell 30 feet off a bridge and almost died. Since then, she’s had a love hate relationship with bikes. Abella started volunteering for the Bike Co-op because she was hungry! As a starving first year, living on rez, and not knowing how to cook, the offer of free pizza was too good to be true. Once she started volunteering, she became fascinated with learning how to fix bikes and tearing them apart… and poof! She became a board member.

Paige Ngo
Vice President
Paige is a current applied science student going into her third year. Paige regularly attends P&Y nights and has extended her involvement in the bike community in hopes of creating resources that help more people enjoy the wonders of cycling. She likes Vietnamese cuisine, Gouda cheese, Tintin, and interesting animal facts.

Connor Morgan-Lang
Treasurer, Advocacy Committee Chair
Connor grew up in Langley, B.C. He completed his undergraduate degree in cell biology and genetics in 2014. He is continuing his education in bioinformatics with future aspirations of joining the technology sector ideally with implications in environmental monitoring and sustainability. His favourite bike is affectionately dubbed “The Pink Steed”. It is a fast machine. He consumes time by cycling, skiing, hiking, and cooking and eating mounds of Thai food. He is striving for safer and more plentiful bike routes throughout Vancouver with the Bike Co-op’s advocacy committee.

Peter Locke
Board Member at Large
Peter grew up in Nelson BC and has been mountain biking since he could walk. Currently, instead of living in the woods and skiing everyday, he is studying mechanical engineering at UBC.

Amanda Otty
Board Member at Large
Amanda is a second-year UBC student who likes free pizza. Since she misses her car she left back home, you can catch her working on bikes at P&Y nights. If she’s not there, she’s probably out exploring the wilderness, eating food, or just got lost somehow.

Nate Sheibley
Board Member at Large
Nate’s been working on a chemistry degree at UBC for a few years and will be for a few more. He kind of fell into working at P&Y and subsequently the bike kitchen after getting a bike on campus. It couldn’t be better. He’s got plans to build a new bike in the summer of 2017 and start going on trips. He’s never had a bike that properly fit before, so he’s quite excited about this. You can find him at near every P&Y night unless he’s out of the city, in which case he likes to think he’s there in spirit.

Thomson Harris
Board Member at Large

Bio coming soon!

Etienne

Étienne Hossack
Community Member
Étienne grew up mostly local (Whonnock), but didn’t embrace bikes until recent years (he admits he only learned how to ride a bike via help of an instructor, at 12 or 13). He’s now been racing for 2 years, and enthusiastically helps his club, Escape Velocity with their events and website. Étienne is also a passionate long-distance rider, on the BC Randonneurs Executive Committee and loves “cycling his butt off”. He’s a huge gear nerd (probably from his tech background), so if you ever want to chat with someone about computers or ALL the bike stuff, you know – that guy.

Kieran O’Neill
Community Member
Kieran did his PhD at UBC from 2009 to 2014, and was on the board, sometimes as president or vice president, for most of that. Now graduated, he continues to dole out (hopefully) sage advice to the new generation of board members and volunteers at a range of events.
Marv Clark
Community Member
Marv graduated from UBC in 1970 with a Bachelor of Forestry and returned in 1984 to work with the Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) on the UBC campus until his retirement in 2009. During his tenure at FERIC Marv returned to the UBC Faculty of Forestry for a Masters degree that he completed in 2000. During his life Marv has been active in cycling over four distinct periods. Various time demands from work or family would cause the bikes to be stored away in the recesses of the basement and never seen again for decades.  In 2005 Marv once again returned to cycling in an attempt to improve his fitness.  In 2007, a colleague introduced him to the volunteer programs at the Co-op and Marv gradually increased his participation.  After retiring he spent even more time on Co-op activities and remains an active Co-op member today.