Who We Are

Board Members

Yasir Alfarag

Term: 9/1/2019-8/31/2021 (midterm appointment), 9/1/2021-8/31/23

Yasir Alfarag is a student in the University of Washington’s Master of Urban Planning program, where he is enrolled in the Runstad Department of Real Estate’s certificate program. He is particularly interested in real estate development projects that improve safety as well as access to housing, employment, and broader economic opportunity for communities. He sees himself playing a role in improving health through the built environment by working toward equitable community engagement and improving infrastructure and policies that make people’s lives easier.

Biking is a source of freedom, joy, and flexibility for Yasir. His bike has inspired him to explore new areas of the city and discover different neighborhoods. However, he has noticed that not all neighborhoods have well-established and safe bike networks. This realization has sparked his interest in how biking can transform Seattle. Yasir envisions a greener city with reduced traffic congestion and improved safety for all road users through biking. He aims to make Seattle a world-class biking destination where bicycles are recognized as valuable modes of transportation and supported at the city level. Additionally, he wants to assist Seattleites in choosing car-free lifestyles by promoting reliable alternative transit options. These efforts would collectively contribute to reducing gas emissions in our city. Yasir strongly believes that bikes can play a pivotal role in shaping our city and serve as an inspiring example to other cities across the country. He sees bikes as the tools of the future and advocates for their widespread adoption.

Max Green

Term: 9/1/2022-8/31/2024

Between moving to Seattle in 2016 and the start of the COVID pandemic, Max had been a dedicated four-season bike commuter. Recently, he spends most of his cycling hours taking his toddler to daycare, mountain biking nearby at Tiger Mountain or Raging Ridge/River, or sneaking in a lunchtime road ride around the lower half of Lake Washington. In addition to bringing his point of view as a member of the South Seattle cycling community and a new parent to the SBAB, Max is most interested in ensuring that cycling in Seattle is as inclusive as possible. His goal is to remove barriers for those that haven't had the opportunity to make cycling part of their daily lives and make Seattle's streets friendly for all those traveling on two wheels. Professionally, Max serves as a member of the Marketing Leadership Team at REI, the outdoor retailer, where he leads teams working on planning, analytics, and operations.

Jose Nino

Term: 9/1/2021-8/31/23

Jose Nino is an avid cyclist and believes bicycles are a great form of transportation, exercise, and travel. Jose first learned about advocacy through bicycling (and fell in love with Seattle) in his 2012 cross-country ride from Baltimore to Seattle with the 4k for cancer. Since then Jose believes in the power of bicycling to get in touch with, and change communities for the better. SBAB is Jose's first time serving on a public board. He is beyond excited to serve the city he loves, working to make Seattle a more inclusive and equitable place through access to the city's bicycle infrastructure.

Andrea Lai, Secretary

Term: 9/1/2019-8/31/2021, 9/1/2021-8/31/23

Andrea got back on a bike as an adult in 2014, when she wanted to be able to more easily join her housemates on regular excursions to their favorite burger joint (that was just out of convenient walking distance). She's been an avid bike commuter ever since because biking makes it easy and cheap to get around town. Andrea is passionate about making this form of travel more accessible to all through safer and more connected infrastructure and is eager to see biking become a more mainstream choice for regular commuting and errands. She works as a consultant on solid waste and recycling programs and is excited about the connectivity of both her professional work and SBAB to support healthy environments and more connected communities. When she's not traveling by two wheels, you will probably find her knitting, reading science fiction, or trying to find the best dumplings in town.

Ty Bottorff

Term: 9/1/2011-8/31/2023 (midterm appointment)

Ty has been an active commuter bicyclist since moving to Seattle in 2017. Ty is interested in helping people of all abilities across all of Seattle cycle more, and drive less, by breaking down barriers of entry: safety concerns and access. Ty began volunteering through Seattle Neighborhood Greenways before serving on SBAB. Ty is currently a graduate student at the University of Washington studying biochemistry.

Doug Migden

Term: 9/1/2021-8/31/23

Doug is an emergency physician and long-distance cyclist. For many years he commuted to work in downtown Seattle at all hours of the day and night. Doug has completed the 4000 km Transcontinental Race, unsupported across Europe, five times and he has also finished the 5500 km Indian Pacific Wheel Race across Australia. His combination of professional and cycling experiences have led to a strong interest in improving road safety. He has a particular interest in making more Seattle streets safe for children and families to ride on. In addition to his medical training, Doug has a J.D. degree from the University of Washington. 

Donna McBain Evans, Co-Chair

Term: 9/1/2022-8/31/2024

Donna has been an avid bicycle commuter since college in Madison, WI where she bought bike “snow tires” to ride to winter classes on the far end of campus. Calling Seattle home since 1983, Donna relies on her steel Bridgestone hybrid to transport her around the city. Living and working in China for 2 years opened her eyes to the power of that once-robust bicycle culture. At one time, entire car-lanes full of cyclists filled the streets, overwhelming the far fewer automobile drivers. It was mayhem but exciting to experience. Since moving to Belltown in 2015, one of her favorite things to do is explore various parts of the city to find new bike route connections and hidden gems for riding. As a newer resident of Belltown she has been amazed at recent infrastructure improvements that have made walking and cycling so much safer and pleasurable. Donna is excited to be part of a team that will help connect and extend these kinds of routes to underserved parts of the city. Donna is now retired from her work in non-profit real estate and fund development. When not cycling she spends time hiking, playing Mahjong and researching her next travel destination.

Christine Stawitz

Term: 9/1/2022-8/31/2024

Bio to be updated. 

Quinn Kelly, Levy Oversight Committee Representative

Term: 9/1/2022-8/31/2024

Quinn is a planner who is passionate about mobility justice, sustainable urbanism, and providing more people the opportunity to experience Seattle from the seat of a bicycle. His academic and professional trajectory brought him from Arkansas to New York before landing in Seattle, where he works on planning, design, and research projects for Toole Design and volunteers at Bike Works. In addition to all things transportation, Quinn has a deep appreciation for maps, vermicomposting, history, food, tide pools, alpine meadows, and urban wandering.

Peter Bryan, Co-Chair

Term: 9/1/2022-8/31/2024

Pete has always loved cycling ever since he was a kid when he used his bike to help him get around his rural community. These days he has the same passion for cycling and now uses it to get to and from work, to pick up groceries, connect to transit, and to meet with other cyclists in the area through group rides. Pete moved to Seattle in 2019 from the UK, having previously lived in several bike friendly European cities. He understands how cycling infrastructure has the ability to transform a city and enable its residents to move around a safer, healthier and more vibrant community. He now lives in Licton Springs and is passionate about making cycling the safest, most convenient transportation option for everyone, regardless of their cycling experience, ability or where they need to move within Seattle. Outside of cycling Pete works as a cybersecurity researcher for Microsoft.

Joseph Roberts

Term: 9/1/2022-8/31/2024

Bio to be updated. 

Arya Blourchian, Get Engaged Member

Term: 9/1/2022-8/31/2023

Arya is currently an Investment Professional at Frazier Healthcare Partners, a middle market private equity firm located in Seattle. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine and currently resides in the Windermere neighborhood. Arya is an avid cyclist and hopes to contribute in helping build a safe and inclusive bicycling community for all residents of Seattle. 

Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board

The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board advises the City Council, the Mayor, and all departments and offices of the City on matters related to bicycling and the impacts that actions of the City may have upon bicycling. SBAB also contributes to the City's planning processes, insofar as they relate to ...