Walk-Bike Cupertino’s advisory 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 15 years. She had a 20+ year career as a senior marketing executive for several Fortune 500 companies and is working on her own startup. Seema is active in Safe Routes to School and is on the Cupertino High PTSA Board. Her son attended Eaton Elementary, Lawson Middle, and is now at Cupertino High School. She 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 walking and biking in Cupertino safer and more enjoyable for kids and families because it makes the city more livable, 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.
Rick was born and raised in Santa Clara, attending Luther, Collins, and Cupertino High School. His sons and daughter attended McAuliffe, Cupertino Middle, and Fremont High. Rick was active at the McAuliffe and FHS School Site Councils, has been involved with several nonprofit boards, serves on the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation board, and is a member of Cupertino Rotary. Rick is an avid enthusiast for two-wheeled sports. He has bicycled from Norway to Turkey twice. Currently, he focuses on local road and mountain biking. Growing up in the area, working 15 years for the city of Cupertino, and now with the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce, Rick has a deep commitment to the eminent bike-ability of Cupertino.
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.
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.
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!
Louise has been a resident of Cupertino for 35 years with her husband, Taghi, and their two daughters, who went to Regnart, Kennedy and Monta Vista. She is a retired physical therapist with 40 years experience in homecare, hospitals and out-patient settings. She has been a leader to organize and legalise multiple DOLAS (Dogs Off Leash Area) in Cupertino including Jollyman, Linda Vista and Monta Vista Parks with work ongoing also for future DOLAS at Memorial, Wilson and any other interested Cupertino parks. She is interested in building community to make Cupertino great including increase walking, biking and safety.
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.
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.