Jim joined SABA in November 2012 after having worked for the California Bicycle Coalition, where he handled public information, media relations, social media and advocacy outreach for more than five years. Jim’s been a Sacramento-based writer and editor for 30 years, much of it focused on public policy issues as diverse as land use, transportation, corrections, health care and agriculture.
Jim got his start in Sacramento right out of college as a policy intern at the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research during Jerry Brown’s second term as governor — back when every state building had free loaner bikes for employees parked out front.
An around-town bike-rider for many years and now a car-free, bike-reliant resident of the Curtis Park neighborhood, Jim loves the way bicycling helps him slow down and pay attention to what’s going on around him. He has a B.A. in English from U.C. Berkeley.
Support Services Coordinator
Charis moved to Sacramento in November 2011 from Raleigh, North Carolina, where she graduated from Meredith College in 2009 with a BA in Sociology and minors in Psychology and Women’s Studies. She worked with Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy as a job coach for people with disabilities for a couple years after graduating, then as a professional mover for a short while both before and after moving to Sacramento. She does not own a car and either walks or uses her bicycle around the county.
Charis grew up in a small town with no stoplight and fewer than 1,000 residents, where she spent her childhood mostly outdoors, walking and biking around a town where everyone was as close as family. She seeks to create communities that feel like her hometown of Oriental, NC and is passionate about advocating for healthy, environmentally and socially responsible living. When she is not at SABA, Charis can be found crafting, gardening, cooking, and playing soccer, but not all at once.
Bike Valet & Volunteer Coordinator
Evan manages SABA’s valet bike parking program and also handles recruitment and training of volunteers for a variety of projects. He comes to us by way of Colorado. Born in Oregon (Go Ducks!), he spent his formative years in the suburbs of Denver. After high school, he moved to California to live the coastal life in Monterey. After a few years bumming around the beach, he decided to move to Sacramento to complete his education. He received his Bachelor of Arts in communications and marketing from California State University, Sacramento. His passion for bikes began as a child but really began to take reign when he became a mechanic 8 years ago. Now you can find him riding any patch of dirt he can find including the occasional race. When not on two wheels, he’s either sliding down snow on one of his beloved snowboards, or cooking dinner for his wife or one-year-old daughter.
Jordan assists SABA in reviewing land use and transportation project proposals in the Sacramento region to suggest improvements for bicycle access and safety. He has been doing these project reviews for SABA since March 2009.
Although Jordan is new to bicycle advocacy, he has been an avid cyclist since he was 5 years old. Tooling around his family’s farm in southeastern Pennsylvania on his bright red kid’s cruiser is one of his fondest childhood memories.
Jordan has degrees in economics (AB at Davidson College) and wildland resource science (MS at UC Berkeley). For nearly 25 years, he was an environmental scientist for Jones & Stokes Associates, a Sacramento environmental consulting firm, where he managed natural resource and habitat restoration projects.
Jordan lives in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Sacramento where he raised two daughters, Karlien and Janneke, both of whom are away pursuing university degrees.
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