Board & Advisors
- Courtney Reynolds President
- Eddie Mingus Vice President
- Patty Huff Secretary / Treasurer
- Advisory Board
Courtney Reynolds is a lifelong Florida resident, born and raised in Daytona Beach. She grew up riding the bus, walking and biking where she needed to go, learning first-hand that transportation is the key to accessing opportunities. She considers her career in transportation to have started in the fifth grade, when she became a safety patrol at Port Orange Elementary School. Her academic background is in theater and dance, which serves her surprisingly well in her current field of Transportation Demand Management (TDM). She manages the Florida Department of Transportation’s District 5 Regional Commuter Assistance Program (also known as reThink Your Commute), whose primary goal is to reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips on Central Florida roadways during peak hours. The program has allowed Courtney to work with hundreds of employers and thousands of commuters since 2009, promoting carpooling, transit, and biking to work. To be better equipped to promote bike commuting, she became a CyclingSavvy Instructor in 2014. She currently resides in the Orlando area with her husband and two young sons. Follow Courtney’s Instagram adventures at @devouredbynoon.
Edward (Eddie) has been an avid cyclist for nearly 20 years. He began his cycling hobby after being told that he was working toward having a heart attack around the age of 40. After that he began what is now his passion. In those 20+ years he has participated in many charity rides and smaller events including the American Lung Association ride, Horrible 100, Horse Farm 100 and the Tour de Tow to name a few. Eventually, he graduated in longer events like RAGBRAI and the Police Unity Tour, a 3-day event to help bring awareness to the in the line of duty deaths of law enforcement officers.
He is a semi retired police detective with the Lakeland Police Department, a US Army veteran serving from 1984-89 and been a member of the SWAMP club, IMBA, Polk Area Bicycling Association, League of American Bicyclists and now the Florida Bicycle Association. He does his best to keep up with cycling issues in his hometown of Lakeland and Polk County and can typically be found riding with friends on the roads and trails. Eddie and his wife have a grown daughter and a boxer named Buster.
He was drawn to FBA to be a part of the organization and ultimately part of a larger solution to the issues that cyclists face when riding on the Florida roadways. He wants to help make cycling safer for recreational cyclists as well as commuters and feels it is his duty as a cyclist to be involved and to help find solutions that will work with cyclists and motorists.
Patricia (Patty) Huff
Secretary / Treasurer
Patty has lived in south Florida since 1984 and her love of the environment and beauty of the Everglades enticed her to become an active board member in many local and regional organizations over the years, including the Friends of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, the Everglades Association, the Collier County Historic and Archeological Preservation Board, and the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades among others. She and her husband Steve began long distance bicycle touring 18 years ago when they rode across the United States from Everglades City, Florida, to Astoria, Oregon in 2000, then again two years later from Port Townsend, Washington, to Jacksonville. They have also bicycled through Europe on five different occasions. Patty’s commitment to safe alternative transportation and her appreciation for the Everglades encouraged her to help establish the Friends of the River of Grass Greenway which focuses on safety and environmental education and stewardship for those hiking, walking, or cycling through the central area of south Florida.
Chris Burns, Jacksonville Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Chair
Keri Caffrey, Co-Founder CyclingSavvy & ABEA Program Consultant
Julie Christesen, Tallahassee – Leon County Senior Planner
Dan Connaughton, Florida Traffic & Bicycle Safety Education Program
Steve Diez, Hernando County MPO
Jim Dodson, Personal Injury Lawyer and Past Secretary
John Egberts, Florida Traffic & Bicycle Safety Education Program (FTBSEP)
Lucy Gonzalez-Barr, Florida Safe Routes to School
Joy Hancock, Bike Florida Executive Director
David Henderson, Miami-Dade County MPO (Retired)
Henry Lawrence, Past President and Founding Member
Chris LeDew, City of Jacksonville Chief of Traffic Engineering
Laura Minns, Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX)
Dan Moser, Bike/Ped/Traffic Safety Consultant
Yvonne Nyakana, Black Girls Do Bike/Miami
Roger Pierce, Florida Bicycle Touring Calendar
Paula Saracki, FBA Messenger
J. Steele Olmstead, Past President
Lisa Walker, Public Affairs
Interested in serving FBA as a Board of Director or Advisory Board member? Download the FBA Board brochure or contact Becky@floridabicycle.org