Scott is an Eagle Scout, with history of community service. He is an avid cyclist and staunch advocate for cyclists rights. Frankly, if it were up to Scott, every road would have a protected bike lane.
Brian is our third Eagle Scout. He started bicycle commuting in 2012 after moving to Columbia to work at USC. Wanting to get more involved in the local cycling community and learn more about bicycle mechanics, he joined with Scott in reviving the Collective winter of 2014.
John Patrick Dawkins
John is a Midlands native with over 20 years experience in the non-profit sector. John has worked on homelessness and housing issues, food security, LGBTQ rights, voter registration & empowerment, gender & racial equality, and migrant rights, with a primary focus on the intersection of community empowerment and social justice within traditionally disenfranchised communities.
Tim also an Eagle Scout, dreams of tired arms from waving at fellow cyclists commuting. In 2011, he supplied tools for a Sunday bike kitchen in Five Points. He’s grateful to the names listed here for making Cola Town what it is today.
Tim is the co-owner of Summit Cycles. He’s worked in the cycling industry for over 25 years. Tim was tasked to give insight on how to run the business side of the Collective and to provide mechanical education assistance to the members. He is also the SC state coordinator for the Ride of Silence, a memorial ride the honors cyclists who have been hit or killed on our roadways.
Nicky Jones is a graduate student in Social Work at the University of South Carolina. She is passionate about gender justice and co-facilitates the brand new Women, Trans and Femme (WTF) night at the CTBC. She loves her vintage Peugeot, her two cats, and riding fast!
David has worked in the public sector for the last 6 years. He currently serves as an officer for the Retirement Systems Investment Commission, which serves over 500,000 beneficiaries. David has been increasingly involved in the community with Columbia, SC participating in local events and fundraisers. He loves to cycle and was one of the founding members of the standing ‘Taco Tuesday’ bike ride in downtown Columbia.
Candice is an Instructor at the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work in Columbia. Her research and teaching interests include behavioral health social work, practice theory, and the experiences of people who struggle with being homeless. She is a bicycle commuter and advocate for safe road experiences for bicyclists and drivers.
Duane is a cat lover, cyclist and South Carolina native. He works as systems programmer for South Carolina state government. He has been into cycling for most of his life in one form or another. He also enjoys binging on Netflix, traveling to far and distant lands, and baklava.
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