Igna Tuinylaite is one of the three lady members of the collective, Igna found The Recyclery to be a great platform for creative projects and ideas. Her main focus is on outreach and volunteer coordination/retention so you will most likely meet her in person at our events.
Matt Ford – nothing gets his wheels turning like the thought of a world on bikes. He can be found at the Recyclery on Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons working towards that vision. He’s also a PhD student at Northwestern studying bikes, of all things.
Louis Knapp develops software and rides a 2009 Schwinn Madison. On the weekends during the migratory season, he likes to collect injured birds that have collided with buildings downtown. Louis is our Treasurer and a regular Open Shop host.
Sneha Narayan was a bike novice until the spring of 2014, when she bought her first bike as an adult at the Recyclery. She soon fell in love with riding her bike around Chicago and became an earnest proselytizer of urban biking. You’ll find her at the Recyclery on Saturday mornings during the bike sale, enthusiastically encouraging people to buy bikes and ride them around town. She spends the rest of her time working towards a PhD at Northwestern University.
Keon Turner is a long time presence at the shop and a dedicated volunteer. He loves to get dirty, fix stuff, and help people that need it. Keon enjoys seeing others understanding the knowledge he’s able to share and vice versa.
Peat Moss is the lead mechanic and also manages bike acquisition of donations. Peat has been active in the collective since 2008 and hosts shop events, leads projects, and teaches classes.
Tzippora Rhodes coordinates the Freecyclery program, runs youth programs, and also teaches our Tune Up Class. When her bike got stolen one week after moving to Chicago in 2007, she got started fixing up old bikes, and hasn’t stopped since.