Casey is originally from Mt. Lakes, New Jersey. She Grew up in Plano, Texas and moved to Colorado in 1998. She is currently living in Centennial, Colorado. Hobbies include running, riding bikes and spending time with family and friends. Why she loves being a pilot? Getting to know the seniors in her community and providing them opportunities and access to the outdoors. Listening to passengers tell stories about how Denver has grown and taking passengers through Hudson Gardens.
Marc is originally from Columbus, Ohio but lives in Morrison, Colorado currently. Hobbies include biking, golf, pickleball and reading. What he loves about being a pilot? Meeting and talking with the interesting people who we take on rides. Enjoying being outside and sharing a trishaw ride with others.
Barb is from Wisconsin. Hobbies include biking, baking and bringing joys to others. Why she loves being a pilot? Building relationships and celebrating the freedom of being on a bike. EVERYONE IS VALUED!
Chris is a Colorado native. His hobbies include fishing, bicycle riding and firing up the BBQ grill. Why he loves being a pilot? The adventure of being at one with nature and sharing it with a new friend. Also, the “I just had the most marvelous afternoon” comment he heard from a passenger made his day!
Dan was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan but moved to Colorado in 1986. Dan is a big fan of the mountains and outdoors. His favorite getaway is Grand Lake, CO where he enjoys year-round activities such as snowmobiling, hiking, biking, kayaking, and fishing. Dan is a technology geek and enjoys researching just about everything! Why he loves being a pilot? Volunteering is a privilege. What could be better than being outside on a bike (Trishaw) while meeting new people, learning their story, and creating friendships!
Craig was born in Lexington, KY, raised in Burnsville, MN and currently living in Littleton, CO. Hobbies include cycling, swimming, tennis, golf, hiking, hockey, volunteering at the South Platte Valley Humane Society and scuba diving with his daughter. Why he loves being a pilot? Meeting all the amazing people and learning about them and where they are from.
Jack and his wife Sandy moved to Highlands Ranch in November, 2020 from the central coast of California where he was born and raised to be near their two grandsons Jackson and Decker. Jack is a retired Parks and Recreation Manager who worked for the City of Mountain View. He is an avid bike rider and golfer taking advantage of the great trails and golf courses in Colorado. Why he loves being a pilot? He enjoys being around smiling people while sharing and listening to stories.
John is a native of Littleton, CO. He grew up playing baseball, soccer, wrestling, skiing, golf and cycling. He still is an avid cyclist, skier and golfer as well as a volunteer for CWAL, Brent's Place ( A safe home for kids fighting cancer ), Denver Senior assistant center and HoBo Boxer care and rescue. John first heard of CWAL from Phil Cernanec, one of the co-founders - he thought how fun it would be and a great workout. He quickly learned he was wrong, as it was SO much more than that. As a pilot, the smiles that he gets to put on people's faces, the stories that he has heard and the relationships that he is creating are life changing.
Melanie grew up in a Navy family, crisscrossing the country but always living near large bodies of water. After graduating from college in Florida, she decided to live somewhere new and different, and has lived in Colorado for more than 40 years. She converted from water sports to mountain activities and now hikes, bikes, and skis. She thinks becoming a pilot for CWA Littleton is a terrific way to meet new people and hear their stories, enjoy being outside, and have some fun.
Mary is a native Coloradan - she grew up in Golden; lived in Boston, Moscow (Russia), Chicago, NYC and San Francisco for school and work, but moved 'back' to CO in 2000, currently residing in Littleton. Hobbies include eating delicious food (created by others!), hiking, biking, skiing, traveling, volunteering at her kids' schools and attempting to make time to read. Why she loves being a pilot? Being a part of something that brings joy and smiles to others while being outdoors. She looks forward to meeting new people and hearing all about their adventures in life.
Carol is originally from Darien, Connecticut. Hobbies include golf, tennis, skiing, yoga, and making others smile. Carol loves spending time with her family and friends as well as going on her daily walks with her dogs, Jack & Jill. Why she loves being a pilot? Meeting the passengers, listening to their stories, and being a part of an amazing group of volunteers.
Phil has lived in Littleton for over 30 years where community and civic service have been at the forefront of his life. He currently lives in Littleton Village with his wife, Cathy. He has five children and twelve grandchildren, and enjoys all aspects of Colorado as an avid cyclist, hiker, concert- and theater-goer. Phil genuinely cares about the community in which we live and wants to continue to serve.
Blaine grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois and went to college in Oklahoma. He had the opportunity to move to Colorado 45 years ago and has loved it since day one! Hobbies include spending as much time as possible biking, skiing, kayaking, hiking, and playing golf. Being a Pilot with CWA combines his love of cycling and giving back to our seniors who have done so much for our community.
Susie is from Ohio and moved to Colorado in 1992 where she met her husband and raised 3 boys. She is a retired math teacher who lives in Littleton and still tutors students. Her hobbies include biking, skiing, rafting, swimming, dancing and solving crossword/math puzzles. As a pilot, Susie loves to create and share joy with others while embracing the outdoors.
Tom came to Colorado in 1975 to go to graduate school at CSU, having grown up in Connecticut. He quickly fell in love with this state, and can’t imagine another place where he would like to live. Tom loves being outdoors and being physically active, so Colorado is the place for him! In particular, he spends time hiking, skiing, playing pickleball, cycling, and working out. In a quieter vein, Tom loves to read fiction and take classes on a variety of subjects to keep his mind active. He's drawn to CWAL for the opportunity to meet and get to know new people, and to share Colorado beauty as we cruise along bike paths.
Howard immigrated from Texas 40 years ago. He's an avid cyclist and also loves hiking, traveling, and just "hanging" with his wife. Howard is a volunteer with Bicycle Colorado, Douglas County Open Spaces as a Trail Ambassador, and the City of Lone Tree Citizens Recreation Committee. He loves to share travel stories and hear the wisdom of the older generation.
Reed was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and grew up, mostly, in the suburbs of Chicago. Growing up he had a cabin to go to so he fell in love with the outdoors, which led him to Colorado. Reed likes to hike, ski, bike, golf and do triathlons. He learns a lot from "listening" so piloting gives him the chance to grow and be a "sounding board" to those who want to share their story.
Aree is a Colorado native, though she spent many years exploring other states and countries before finding her way back to Colorado in 2000 to settle down with her husband and 3 daughters. She retired from an actuarial career to build a business as a success coach. She loves to be outside - biking, running, playing tennis, hiking, skiing, gardening, or beekeeping - most anything as long as there is no roof over her head! She loves being a pilot to hear others’ stories and have some fun under the Colorado sun.
Gil was raised in Short Hills, NJ and moved to Colorado in 1980 to be near the big hills, a.k.a. the Rocky Mountains. Gil is an avid runner and loves hiking, snowshoeing, sailing and attending concerts at Red Rocks. Why he loves being a pilot? He likes helping others enjoy the great outdoors of Colorado and giving them, and himself, new social opportunities.
Tom is originally from St. Louis, went to college in Kansas and grad school in Arizona, then worked in Southern California before moving to Colorado in 1995. He lives in Morrison and enjoys road cycling, hiking and golf in the summer, skiing and bowling in the winter. Tom also enjoys traveling, attending concerts and solving crossword puzzles. He loves piloting for the opportunity to create and nurture relationships with passengers, swap stories, and share a mutual love of the outdoors on a trishaw.
Although Roy is not from Iowa, 7 years in Iowa City made him feel like a native. He then lived for 40 years in Kansas City before moving to Colorado to follow his daughters’ relocations to Denver. Surprisingly — as the time has gone by so fast — Roy and his wife Linda have made Denver their home for 10 years (although they're not sure when they qualify for “native-ish” status). Bike trips, hiking/camping experiences and grandkids’ activities have replaced adventures in the court room and arbitration proceedings. Retirement is good. Combining bike riding and the social interaction with CWA passengers is what attracts Roy to piloting. “Like what you do, Do what you like”
Melissa was born in Ohio but moved to Colorado at an early age. She enjoys cycling, camping, hiking, paddle boarding, traveling and reading. She is a former software engineer who now uses her math skills to tutor high school students. What she loves about being a pilot? She loves sharing her passion for cycling and the outdoors with others, meeting new people, taking them on a beautiful ride and hearing their interesting stories from the past.
Marty was born and raised in Michigan but moved to Colorado 40 years ago. Hobbies include playing golf, pickleball, biking and hunting. What he loves about being a pilot? Gleaning as much history and wisdom from our seniors as he can. Some of the life-stories are amazing. Plus, liberating people from their COVID prisons. If just for a couple hours.
Julie grew up in Northwest Indiana and moved to Colorado 30 years ago. Besides biking, her hobbies include skiing, reading, entertaining and keeping busy with her family. Julie works part time as an actuary and as a nonprofit consultant. Why does she enjoy being a pilot? It is an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy the outdoors.
Scott grew up on Long Island east of New York City, but ended up going to college in Texas. After college he served 7 years in the US Navy. The Navy gave him the skills to work for United Airlines for the past 34 years. His hobbies include boating, biking and telling jokes. What he loves about being a trishaw pilot? He loves sharing his love of biking and his love of smiling.
Melissa is a Colorado native who grew up in the nearby Green Mountain area. She and her husband live near downtown Littleton with their feisty Maltese, Lily. Melissa is a retired elementary and middle school teacher who now enjoys time in the classroom as a substitute teacher two or three days a week. She enjoys cycling, traveling, camping, hiking, reading, sewing, and cooking, then eating! Why Melissa loves being a pilot? She gets to share time in the Colorado sunshine enjoying the seasons with friends new and old. She loves to hear people's stories.
Trudee was born in Sturgis, SD and grew up in CA and OK. She moved to Evergreen, CO from OK with her husband 32 years ago. After raising their 2 daughters in Evergreen, they downsized and currently live back and forth between Evergreen and Arvada. Trudee is a retired real estate appraiser and her children live in NC and CA. She has one grandchild. Trudee's hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, swimming, fitness classes, pickleball and reading. Why does Trudee love being a pilot? She is excited for the opportunity to share in nature and the outdoors with her riders while having a one on one interaction with them.
Cathy moved to Colorado in 1981 from Idaho. She enjoys spending time with family - eating, playing games and traveling. Her favorite pastimes are biking, pickleball, paddle boarding and reading. As a pilot, Cathy is looking forward to connecting with others, being outdoors and sharing life experiences and love for the area.
Andrew was born in Canada and grew up all around the United States. He served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy for 28 years, and retired in Colorado to enjoy the mountain life. Andrew enjoys hiking, skiing and biking when he and his wife aren't traveling the world. Why does he enjoy piloting? He often rides right past the incredible beauty along the Platte River trail, and piloting helps him slow down to enjoy it with others. He likes to hear travel stories, and the places people have been.
Jonathan grew up in Texas and Oklahoma and moved from Alaska to Littleton, Colorado in 2013. Jonathan enjoys biking, art, music, games, hiking, traveling and visiting local eateries. As a pilot, Jonathan is excited to engage with people and share the picturesque Platte River trail.
After growing up in New Jersey, attending college in Ohio and stints at two global PR firms in St. Louis, MO, Jennifer came to the mountains 25 years ago. She has worked in development for several nonprofits and spent the past two years in Assisted Living supporting residents through the uncertainty and isolation of Covid. She currently works in development for the High Line Canal Conservancy and volunteers at the Highlands Ranch Mansion, Ray Barron Strength & Honor Fund and CWAL where being a pilot perfectly marries her true passion for connecting with people, sharing stories and reaping rewards of the stunning outdoors! Jennifer has two college kids and is married to Dan. She adores everything about family, Steamboat, concerts and theater, classical piano and photography.
Nathan is originally from Abilene, Texas. He and his wife moved to Highlands Ranch from Midland, TX in 2020. His hobbies include basketball, reading, and golf. Why does he love being a pilot? Nathan looks forward to elevating the spirit of every single passenger!
Originally from Charlotte, NC, Matt moved out to Colorado in 2005 to attend the University of Colorado, Boulder Leeds School of Business. Graduating in 2009, he spent time in Utah and Wyoming before finally coming back to Denver in 2014 to start a family with his wife Natalie. They have now live in Littleton and have 2 girls, Reagan and Palmer.Matt enjoys spending time with family, riding bikes with his girls, enjoying snow sports during the winter months and helping out with things in the community.What he likes about being a pilot: hearing others' stories, engaging with new people while outside on the Platte and providing a service that others truly enjoy.
Marycarol was born and raised in Chicago. She moved to Colorado in 1985 with her husband Tony. While raising two sons, her careers took her from wildlife biologist to patient identity expert. She is currently semi-retired enjoying her granddaughters. She enjoys cycling, open water swimming and walking ultramarathons. When the weather doesn't cooperate she knits and sews. She also volunteers for Snow Capped Shepherd Rescue.On her first CWAL training ride, she was amazed by all the smiles she received on the trail and looks forward to helping others smile in the great outdoors. She also hopes to share some wildlife sightings with her passengers.
Dick is one of the few remaining Denver natives. He's from a large Italian-Irish family and one of nine children. After living on both the east and west coasts of the United States, he returned to his Colorado home. There's no place like Colorado in any season! He and his wife, Sheri (also an avid cyclist), enjoy sunshine, spending time with family and friends, road cycling, golf, skiing, hiking, traveling, and especially their three grandkids. Why become a CWAL Pilot? This is a great way to give something back to the community for the many blessings he has enjoyed. What a wonderful way to meet new and interesting people, to share life stories and to just have some fun!
Reuben is a native Coloradan who grew up in Commerce City but now resides in Littleton. He is a graduate of both the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Colorado. Reuben was a pharmacist at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado for 25 years and at Kaiser Permanente for 13 years. Now retired, he has plenty of time to enjoy many activities such as kayaking, tennis, hiking, biking, reading, home improvement and playing the guitar. He is also interested in volunteer work to help others. Reuben became a pilot in order to bring some joy into the lives of our senior population and others who may have limitations. He is looking forward to making new friends and hearing all their life stories as they share a trishaw experience together.
Bob is a Coloradan by choice - he grew up moving around the Midwest, but moved 'back' to CO in 1999 as soon as it was his own choice. Hobbies include mountain biking, skiing, traveling and volunteering. Why he loves being a pilot? Being a part of something that brings joy and smiles to others while being outdoors. Bob looks forward to meeting new people and hearing all about their adventures in life.
Kathy moved to Denver in 1980 after graduating from Michigan State. She worked at Children’s Hospital for 36 years as a Medical Technologist.
Her hobbies include cycling, hiking, golf, pickleball, traveling and birding.
What is she looking forward to as a pilot? Kathy would love to share her joy of cycling and experiencing beautiful Colorado while meeting new people and making new friends.
Since arriving in this country 24 years ago from South Africa Janet has had such fun getting involved in community volunteer opportunities. CWA is a wonderful fit because she loves to bike ride and experience Denver trails. It will be wonderful to share the trip with those wanting to enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors and those who may find it challenging to be mobile. Janet looks forward to meeting and chatting with CWAL trishaw passengers.
Ann moved from Iowa to Colorado in 1978. She has worked, played, and recreated outdoors most of her adult life, enjoying cycling, birding, walking, camping, traveling, gardening, and good food. Ann has been riding and walking the Denver area trails for 45 years and cherishes the wonderful resources they offer our area. They're such a gift to us all! Being a CWA pilot allows her to share the joy of the trail with those that otherwise might not have that opportunity. It's also a chance to listen to their stories and make new friends!
Pam lived in North Dakota and Wisconsin for most of her life. She knew in the late '80s, after working and playing in Crested Butte for a year, that she had to get back to Colorado! Pam is a recently retired occupational therapist and has always enjoyed working with older adults. With her passion for the outdoors and enhancing elders' lives, she was thrilled to discover CWAL! Pam loves hiking, skiing, pickleball, biking and traveling. She also enjoys calligraphy, drawing and other creative pursuits.
Kari grew up in Pittsburgh, PA but finished high school in Orlando, FL. After graduating college she moved to Atlanta, GA where she married her husband and from there they have lived in 6 states in 22 years, saving the best for last! Kari's hobbies include cycling (she has 6 bikes), triathlon, paddleboarding, skiing, hiking and traveling with her husband and their two dogs. Kari has worked in the Fitness and Retirement industries for the last 13 years and is so excited about bringing those two passions together as a Pilot for CWAL! She also volunteers with Little Bellas, Mentoring on Mountain Bikes for young girls ages 8 to 13.
Dan D. is from a small town in New York called Ardsley. He moved to Colorado in 1992 and currently lives in Denver. His hobbies and interests are fishing, off-grid adventures, learning new things, meeting new people, and all forms of cycling. Being a pilot is another way Dan can be present, hearing someone else's story and connecting with people. He was his father's caretaker for several years, while he suffered from dementia and is grateful for the opportunity to help others.
Andy has lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, Texas, and landed in Denver in 2018. He is an avid cyclist who works in the cycling industry. His hobbies include design, art, photography, and music making. Andy's excited to get out on the greenways and enjoy the view with his passengers, and chat about life!
Tom is originally from Des Moines and moved at an early age to a rural Ohio farming community. In 1977, he moved to Colorado. Tom is married and has three grown daughters. His hobbies include cycling, motorcycle touring, skiing and camping.Tom's interest in becoming a pilot is to share in the stories and conversations with others that always seem to have fascinating backgrounds and often common interests.
Bob lives in southern Jefferson County (Ken Caryl Area). He likes to do just about anything outdoors (bike, ski, hike, ...) with friends and family. His professional career was in public land management (parks, open space). He is a pilot because he wants to meet people, learn their stories/perspectives and help provide great outdoor experiences!
Marquez (aka Kez) is an Iowa native who has been visiting Colorado his whole life! Before moving to Colorado in 2008 at the age of 12, he spent many weekends on his great grandparents' farm where he fostered a hard work ethic at a young age. When Kez is not working as a realtor, he truly cherishes his time with family, friends, attending events and giving his Rottweiler Kane attention! Some of his hobbies include juggling, cycling, traveling, mediating, volunteering and studying different languages.
What Kez is looking forward to as a CWAL pilot is getting to know his passengers, listening to the stories they share and soaking up their wisdom while enjoying the fresh air, the nature and beauty of cycling along the Platte River!
Therese embarked on a vacation to Colorado from her native Michigan in 1983 and never went home. She and husband Jay raised two great kids who are now off on their own. Recently retired, she is looking forward to enjoying time with family and friends, pursuing other interests - biking, hiking, reading, cooking, travel - and volunteering in the community. She is thrilled to be involved with CWAL where she can share her love for cycling with aging adults and those less abled.
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