Former Director of Charleston Moves and founder of the Battery2Beach Task Force
Tom Bradford ate, slept and breathed news through a long career in the news business that began as a newspaper reporter and took him through a variety of executive positions with CBS News. He’s also had a lifelong love affair with bicycles, even racing with moderate success for a number of years. He maintains an active interest in smart urban planning and the role of the bicycle in building more sustainable communities.
County Council Member, District 7
Elected Official in County Government 3rd Term, and B2B Task Force Chair
Colleen chairs the Task Force meetings for B2B and makes sure all route work is completed in a timely (and fun) manner. Her guidance has helped the B2B route become a reality through 5 local municipalities. Colleen enjoys biking with her family and boating. Her favorite part about cycling in Charleston is the beautiful scenery!
Town of James Island
Kristen oversees the implementation and enforcement of land use regulations as well as prepares revisions, assists in development of goals, and works with developers to ensure compliance for the Town of James Island. Kristen assists B2B by helping with the placement areas of signs and acting as a liason between B2B and the Town of James Island. Her personal interests are cooking, gardening, going to the beach, and being with family. Kristen loves cruising on her bicycle in Charleston. She loves how Charleston has all different levels of bicyclists, from cruisers to hard-core. No matter where you are, how fast you’re going or how far you’ve gone, you’re likely to have an awesome view.
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina
Professor Davis worked with students from the Citadel and the College of Charleston to conduct the initial B2B route, road condition survey and benefit-cost study. Additionally, he has served as Technical Advisor to the B2B Intergovernmental Working Group. His personal interests include sailboat racing and bicycle touring, but his favorite things about the Charleston area are experiencing the sights and sounds of the Low country and historic Charleston, unimpeded by the constraints of a car; and enjoying birds-eye scenic vistas from atop the Cooper River Bridge multi-use path, Wonders Way.
Associate Traffic Engineer
SCDOT District 6
As part of the District Traffic Engineering group, Andy performs technical design reviews of encroachment permits and proposed construction plans. He is the B2B liaison with SCDOT, providing guidance on encroachment permit submittals and support for bike-friendly design on future projects. Andy’s personal interests are enjoying the abundance of cultural, historical, and natural resources the Lowcountry has to offer. Andy also has come to appreciate the cooperation and activism of both the cycling community and the Charleston area political leaders in providing a bicycle-friendly community for all to enjoy. The view from the top of the Ravenel Bridge speaks volumes to the results we can achieve by working together.
Zoning Administrator and Town Planner
The Town of Sullivan’s Island
Joe manages the comprehensive plan for Sullivan’s Island, and administers all provisions of the Town’s zoning ordinance, Staff Planning Commission, Design Review Board, Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Tree Commission. Joe works with B2B as the staff liason for the Town of Sullivan’s Island. His personal interests are camping, canoeing, surfing, and investigating new pedestrian and bike trails. He especially enjoys the multitude of cycling opportunities offered in Charleston (including the Ravenel Bridge, beach communities, County parks, and others).
Director of Planning and Resource Management
Charleston County Parks
Julie directs, manages, and implements the processes of park master planning, open space planning, land acquisition, and open space management for Charleston County Parks. Her role with B2B is identifying opportunities to connect the B2B route to park land. Julie’s personal interests are cycling, gardening, spending time outdoors, traveling, and being a foodie! Julie also loves the flat roads and stunning views while cycling in the Charleston area.
Public Works Director
Town of James Island
Mark handles storm water, roadway, and other construction/civil engineering issues for the Town of James Island. His role with B2B is handling the route and signing the route through the Town of James Island jurisdiction. Mark’s personal interests include being a Boy Scout leader, fishing, and golf. Although mark has bad knees from being a firefighter (and can’t bicycle very far), he loves walking on area hiking trails with the Scouts!
Director of Building and Planning
City of Isle of Palms
Doug oversees development on the Isle of Palms and ensures compliance with local codes. He enjoys riding his bike, surfing and playing with his kids. He also loves the freedom of leaving his car behind and turning mundane errands into biking adventures.
Staff Engineer, Transportation Department
Town of Mount Pleasant
Some of Gary’s work as a support engineer includes facilitating the Traffic Calming Program and Pavement Management Program, small construction projects management and support, grant writing and enhancement projects, and special assignments including the Mayor’s proxy for various committees and disaster recovery. Gary works with B2B to create and implement the signage plan for Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant. His special interests include golf, boating, and home projects. Gary grew up biking all over Mount Pleasant, and is now an avid neighborhood recreational rider.
City of Folly Beach
Aaron handles planning and special projects for Folly Beach and the B2B route. Aaron likes that cycling and walking in the Charleston area is are a great way to explore, even when you think you already know what to expect. To experience the Lowcountry (town and country) by bike or foot instead of car will open up a whole new way of seeing things. You notice details, sights, and sounds that you would never notice in a car.
Traffic Operations Manager
City of Charleston
Lucas is the B2B task force representative for the City of Charleston. He enjoys spending time with his family and fishing (which usually ends up just being boating). Although Lucas has not been an avid cyclist in the past, after working with the B2B task force he may try to start!
Charleston Moves Board Member
Liason for B2B Task Force
Pat enjoys managing the B2B meeting process so that it makes Chairperson Colleen Condon’s job and that of all the Task Force members, as easy and fun as possible. She loves to brag about how well the B2B Task Force works with all of the decision makers, i.e. municipalities, Charleston County and SCDOT, sitting around a table at once to help each locality achieve their B2B goals. Pat also spearheads marketing efforts to publicize and advocate for the benefits of B2B. In her spare time, Pat enjoys traveling to exotic places, photography, recreational cycling, and promoting healthy lifestyles in the Charleston area. She loves biking in Charleston because it is so much more relaxing, personal, healthy, and fun than being stuck in a car; and especially because we have fabulous scenery to enjoy!
Transportation Development Project Manager
Richard’s role with B2B is to act as a liaison between the B2B committee and Charleston County Transportation Development and provide technical assistance as necessary. Richard manages the transportation improvement projects and the County Pavement Management System. His projects range in complexity from a $15k signing and marking improvement project to an $180million road construction project. Working with staff and design consultants, Richard to oversees the construction of the projects from conception to final inspection. Although he is not an avid cyclist, Richard feels that if we can provide more safe opportunities for our children and youth to ride their bikes then it will have a long-term impact on their lives and our community.
Assistant District Traffic Engineer
SCDOT District 6
Nathan helped manage the traffic engineering operations for the sixth county district including signing, marking, signalization, land development review, construction plan reviews, and more at SCDOT. With B2B, he assisted with coordination of the permitting process for DOT maintained roadways. Nathan enjoys sports officiating and fitness in his spare time; and he thinks that it’s great that Charleston has organizations working towards improving the overall accommodations for cycling in the area, and looking at progressive ways to do so while maintaining a common-sense approach. Nathan has recently moved onto another project in North Carolina.
Retired Architectural Sales Manager
Volunteer for B2B
Ron helps out with B2B in his spare time by managing signs, their storage and distribution along the route. His interests include cycling, travel, reading, and therapeutic guitar. He especially likes Charleston’s diverse and challenging cycling opportunities.