Barb Chamberlain - Chief Strategic Officer Cascade Bicycle Club Seattle WA
Barb joined Washington Bikes as executive director in 2012; when Washington Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club merged at the end of 2015 she was named Chief Strategic Officer for both organizations.
Barb served as an Idaho state legislator and on the elected board of North Idaho College. She spent 14-1/2 years at Washington State University Spokane, where she headed external relations and spent most of her “spare” time volunteering on biking and active transportation. She founded Spokane Bikes (formerly Bike to Work Spokane) in 2007 with the help of Washington Bikes, chaired the Spokane Bicycle Advisory Board, and served on the Spokane Regional Transportation Council board. In 2014 the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals named her the Nonprofit Professional of the Year.
She and her bike-racing husband Eric Abbott have four children from high school to beyond college age and go for long rides in search of good coffee.