Staff

 

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Becky Heieck
Executive Director

There is always a lot to do here at Jibe and Becky delights in the satisfaction of systematically categorizing and prioritizing projects, then completing them one by one. Inside the office, she is proud to work closely with Jibe's driven and creative staff and enjoys the positive environment they bring. She enthusiastically builds relationships throughout the region in the hope of creating lasting value for our neighborhoods.

Outside the office, Becky will tell you she's essentially a set of contradictions. "I'm not a fan of weightlifting but I do it anyway. I'm not a fan of summer heat, but I love Sacramento anyway. I'm not a fan of biking hills, but I've taken on Lake Tahoe three times anyway."

Becky is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Bicycle Instructor and has been at Jibe since 2007.

 

 

Mellissa Meng
School Programs Manager

Mellissa has a passion for getting kids and their families outside. Seeing them connect on the way to school is a special joy, so naturally Mellissa manages the Walk and Bike to School program at Jibe. She believes knowing one's way around a bicycle is a key life skill all children should have and is proud of the Project Ride Smart program that helps make that vision a reality.

Given Mellissa's love of coastal camping and the outdoors, it's no surprise that she herself is a proud banana slug. (That is, she's an alum of UC Santa Cruz.)

Mellissa is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Bicycle Instructor and has been at Jibe since 2009.

 

Abbey Stumpf
Marketing Communications Manager

One of Abbey's favorite parts of the job: getting to see the reaction of kids when they walk into a room full of people cheering for them with their newly built bikes. This is the culmination of the annual 50 Bikes for 50 Kids program. "After all these years," she says, "it still gives me butterflies."

Abbey manages the Jibe by Bike programs including Bike Doc, 50 Bikes for 50 Kids and Earn-a-Bike – and handles all marketing communications on top of that. She is passionate about connecting the community in every imaginable way, including by bike trails, social media, events and newsletters. A graduate of the University at Albany, her personal passions include a lifelong love for volunteerism and books.

Abbey is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Bicycle Instructor and has been at Jibe since 2012.

 

 

Leah Barrett
Program Manager

Leah loves spending time with kids, which she gets to do quite a lot of through our Walk and Bike to School program. As she puts it, "Boy, do they have a lot to say!" Here at Jibe, Leah focuses her efforts on running the Jibe Express and Jibe at Work programs, yet somehow manages to assist in a million other ways too. She's a big believer in trying new things and her enthusiasm is contagious when engaging our neighbors in the community.

Leah graduated from Tulane University and soon she will have earned her MBA from Sacramento State's business program. Among her passions are travel, learning languages and Les Miz. Seriously. She's been in three separate productions and can perform the entire score from memory.

Leah is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Bicycle Instructor and has been at Jibe since 2016