Walk-Bike Cupertino’s executive leadership team is comprised of motivated local individuals who are parents, long-time community members and active walking/cycling community members.
A 35 year resident of Cupertino, Larry and his family have resided in the Monta Vista area with his daughters attending Stevens Creek, Kennedy and Monta Vista High. With a long career in high tech and computer design/manufacturing businesses, Larry is an active community leader (Past President of the Rotary Club of Cupertino, Past Chair of Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation (CEEF), and Past Chair of Northwest Y). An avid cyclist who enjoys the area and long distance cycling, he sees an opportunity for the community to influence local leaders to make Cupertino a safer and easier place to bike and walk. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A 15 year resident of Cupertino’s Monta Vista neighborhood, Jian and her family have been enjoying the beautiful nature around the Blackberry Farm. Her sons are attending local schools, and they walk or bike to school almost everyday. Jian is actively involved in the PTA (Parent Teacher Association), PAC (Parent Advisory Committee), and community building events (CEEF Run, Earth Day, Cupertino Bike Festival, and Bike Rodeos.). She loves walking in the neighborhood and hiking in nature.
Seema and her family have lived in Cupertino for more than 10 years. She works in marketing at a tech company. Her son attended Eaton Elementary, and is now at Lawson Middle School. Seema and her family love to be outdoors, whether it’s biking to breakfast on a weekend morning, or hiking one of the nearby trails with their dog. She is passionate about making biking in Cupertino safer for kids and providing families with more opportunities to safely walk and bike around the city because it makes the city more liveable, friendly, and vibrant.
Jennifer Shearin is a 10+ year resident of Cupertino, and current Cupertino High school parent, as well as a parent of two graduates who also attended Lawson and Eaton. Jennifer is a Girl Scout leader, a Cupertino High PTSA Board member, is an active member of Safe Routes to School, is on her church’s Vestry (Governing) Board and previously was the Event Chair for the Cupertino Tournament of Bands for two years. Jennifer was awarded the 2020 Silicon Valley Bike Coalition Person of the Year. She is a former Bicycle Pedestrian Commissioner for Cupertino and an engineer for General Motors. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys biking (mainly as an alternative to driving), graphic design projects, baking, and walks with her dog.
Taghi and his family are 31 year residents of Cupertino, with his daughters being graduates from Monta Vista High. As a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer, he worked for the private and public sector, retiring from the City of San Jose. While there, he managed the design and construction of numerous projects including capital improvement projects. Taghi is a long time member of Western Wheelers and avid cyclist, riding 4 to 5 days each week. Taghi served as a Cupertino Planning Commissioner from 2002-2007, including one year as Chair. A member of Cupertino Rotary, he also served on the board of the NW YMCA for 11 years.
Byron and his family have resided in Cupertino for over 34 years. His son and daughter attended Stevens Creek, Kennedy and Monta Vista High. Byron volunteered for various activities at Monta Vista and has served on to board of several charities in San Francisco. His career has been in financial management as CFO for a number of start-up companies in the valley and he has spent the last 16 years at SRI International, a non-profit research institute. Byron is a long distance cyclist as well as a frequent walker in San Antonio Park. He believes that having routes designed by the community that promote safe passage for cyclists and vehicles is the key to helping residents enjoy a healthy lifestyle and make Cupertino a more desirable place to live.
Joel and his wife are 35 year residents of Cupertino. His son and daughter attended Lincoln, Kennedy and Monta Vista High Schools. Joel has been long-distance road cycling for over 40 years. For the past 15 years, he has commuted to Menlo Park (sometimes with the help of his electric bike), were he works as a consulting Civil Engineer. Joel is a firm believer that a developed cycling and pedestrian infrastructure can greatly enhance the quality of life in Cupertino. His outside interests include hiking, gardening and camping.
Wil and his wife, Jessica have enjoyed living in Cupertino for over 10 years but have recently moved to Santa Clara. His son, William, attended Stevens Creek Elementary. Ensuring a safe route to school via foot or bike is a top priority since he enjoyed this independence as a boy. Unfortunately, some streets are not very welcoming as big rigs and rushed commuters race by. Safe routes to schools also provide community members with healthy transportation alternatives to polluting vehicles. Will believes that we “should leave a legacy of a healthier, happier Cupertino for future generations to come!”
Helene grew up in Cupertino and attended local schools – Regnart, Kennedy, and Monta Vista. She was active in the PTA and AYSO while her two daughters went through the same schools. Helene is a former Cupertino Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Past President of the Rotary Club of Cupertino, and is currently an advisory board member of the Cupertino Historical Society and President of the Cupertino Copertino Sister Cities Association. In her free time she enjoys road biking and hiking in the local foothills. Helene tries to “walk the walk” by choosing biking or walking for her errands about town. She believes in the importance of connecting our community with bike and pedestrian infrastructure which in turn will lead to a healthier and happier Cupertino.
Cupertino High School senior Lawrence Fan is our Student Executive Board Member for 2018-21. Lawrence is our liaison to the student community and as advocates for walking and biking issues that affect youth. He is an avid cyclist, is the President of the Tino Bike Club, and is a founder and leader of 501(c)(3) organization Covid Networks, which help seniors stay connected during the Pandemic.
Juliet Shearin is our Intern and is working on our Network Planning Tool for Cupertino in conjunction with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition as well as providing other support for Walk-Bike Cupertino. She is a junior at Cupertino High School. Juliet is also one of two Cupertino High Student Representatives to SR2S, was recently the intern to Mayor Steven Scharf, holds the News and Copy Editor positions on the CHS Prospector, is a YEPI (Youth Environment Power Initiative) Editorial Director, is the Clerk for her church’s governing board, is the President of the French Honor Society and is a former Cupertino Teen Commissioner.
Kelly Tung is a sophomore at Monta Vista High School and is our Student Executive Board Member for 2021-23. Since the age of 12, she has advocated extensively for sustainability, alternative transportation, safe walking and biking, and inclusion. Kelly founded the JFK Green Commuters at John F. Kennedy Middle School, a program that advocated for school and city green projects including the Regnart Creek Trail, and was also the Chair of the Cupertino Teen Commission. She is currently the President and Executive Director of the Youth Environmental Power Initiative (sponsored by Silicon Valley Clean Energy) and is a Monta Vista Student Representative for Cupertino Safe Routes To School. In her free time, Kelly enjoys biking, coding, drawing, walking her puppy, and playing video games.
A 30 year resident of the Cupertino, Dino and his family reside in the Jollyman neighborhood. His son and daughter attended Lincoln Elementary School, Lawson Middle School, Cupertino and Monta Vista High Schools. Now a retired aerospace engineer, he is involved in causes supporting the food distribution to the needy in the bay area and awareness of human impact on the environment. He not only enjoys walking and cycling, he feels that by making our neighborhoods safer for all pedestrians and cyclists, walking and cycling can replace most local use of cars, and is crucial for both meeting our nation`s 2030 carbon emission goals and improving the quality of life in our city!
Revathy and her family have been living in Cupertino for the past 5 years. Her kids attend the local elementary and middle schools. She believes that collective contributions from the community, small or big, can make a significant difference on pedestrian and bike safety at Cupertino. She is excited and is looking forward to working with the city and Walk-Bike Cupertino on implementing the 2016 Cupertino Bike Plan.
A 25+ year resident of the Cupertino/Saratoga area, Stuart and his family reside in the Greenbriar neighborhood. His son and daughter attended Blue Hills Elementary School, Miller Middle School and Lynbrook High School. Stuart had a 25 year career in high tech, followed by 13 years in the Cupertino School district. Stuart is involved in causes supporting children and education including Schmahl Science (SSW) and the Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation (CEEF). Stuart enjoys cycling in the area and is interested in making our neighborhoods safer for all pedestrians and cyclists.
Meenakshi Biyani and her family are long time Cupertino residents. She is involved in many local organizations as a community volunteer. She is a Safe Routes to School Committee member, Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer Chair, and CHS Grad Night Chair. Meenakshi loves nature and enjoys lots of outdoor activities. She hikes with her friends and family on a regular basis and is interested in helping make Cupertino a safe and inviting place for walkers and bikers.
Anastasia moved back to the Bay Area after finishing college in Boston to work for Apple and has been here since 2011. Although she lives in San Francisco, she sees Cupertino as a second home because she spends so much of her time here. After navigating the city for years as a pedestrian, transit rider, and eventually getting her first bike as an adult, the needed infrastructure and design improvements became apparent. The current design is not just insufficient, it is dangerous. Anastasia decided to get involved in the community in San Francisco and Cupertino to fight for safer, people-focused streets to encourage more people to use active transportation and save the air, reduce traffic, and improve health.