STAFF

Gerri Inman, JD | CEO & Executive Director   Gerri is an accountant and former CPA, whom graduated TU Law School and practiced employment/human resources law for 18 years. Next, she found her true passion in the nonprofit world after taking her first Executive Director position at a small nonprofit organization in south Tulsa. Upon learning about Tulsa Hub and its mission through a program partnership in 2017, Gerri became a consultant, then was hired as COO at Tulsa Hub in 2018. In January 2019, she was voted in by the Board of Directors to fill the position of CEO/Executive Director. Gerri knows from past experience the difficulties of travel for those living on the edges of society: those in poverty, the homeless, the mentally and physically ill. "All persons deserve to have reliable, safe, and dignified transportation in order to become more self-sufficient and I see what a significant difference Tulsa Hub and its staff makes in the lives of those we touch

Gerri Inman, JD | CEO & Executive Director

Gerri is an accountant and former CPA, whom graduated TU Law School and practiced employment/human resources law for 18 years. Next, she found her true passion in the nonprofit world after taking her first Executive Director position at a small nonprofit organization in south Tulsa. Upon learning about Tulsa Hub and its mission through a program partnership in 2017, Gerri became a consultant, then was hired as COO at Tulsa Hub in 2018. In January 2019, she was voted in by the Board of Directors to fill the position of CEO/Executive Director. Gerri knows from past experience the difficulties of travel for those living on the edges of society: those in poverty, the homeless, the mentally and physically ill. "All persons deserve to have reliable, safe, and dignified transportation in order to become more self-sufficient and I see what a significant difference Tulsa Hub and its staff makes in the lives of those we touch

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Matt Compton | Education Coordinator

Matt Compton | Education Coordinator

David Neely | Workshop Mechanic

David Neely | Workshop Mechanic

Patrick Hayes | Workshop Coordinator   Patrick, an Owasso native, cyclist, and permaculture enthusiast, moved into downtown Tulsa in 2011. Through "fate and fortunate circumstance," he began volunteering regularly at the Workshop, and was invited to join the team as a full-time staff member in 2012 in support of the youth and adult programs. He departed in 2013 to travel the world, and returned to Tulsa in 2018. Luckily, Tulsa Hub was able to bring him back into the fold of staff-family, where he now coordinates the Workshop and mobile Workshop (HubWorx) programs.

Patrick Hayes | Workshop Coordinator

Patrick, an Owasso native, cyclist, and permaculture enthusiast, moved into downtown Tulsa in 2011. Through "fate and fortunate circumstance," he began volunteering regularly at the Workshop, and was invited to join the team as a full-time staff member in 2012 in support of the youth and adult programs. He departed in 2013 to travel the world, and returned to Tulsa in 2018. Luckily, Tulsa Hub was able to bring him back into the fold of staff-family, where he now coordinates the Workshop and mobile Workshop (HubWorx) programs.

Rob Franklin | Lead Mechanic   Rob has been a cycling enthusiast since before any of the rest of the Tulsa Hub “kids” were born. Rob works with gates and clocks at his day job, and volunteers with Up With Trees on weekends. Rob found the Tulsa Hub crew when the crew contacted his employer in 2011 about a potential facility, then started showing up to volunteer and lead volunteers every time the Tulsa Hub opened. Finally, Rob let Tulsa Hub compensate him for his dedication, service, and leadership in 2012 by accepting the title of Workshop Manager.  Rob enjoys the wide variety of mechanical equipment donated to the Hub, and takes great pride in reviving bikes “left for dead” into vital conveyances and passing his vast mechanical knowledge on to the program participants and volunteers.Although a total goofball on occasion, he tends to balance the “incurable optimism” of the other staff with a sober dose of cynicism and austerity; meanwhile, he shares the same birthday as Neil Young and can hit a wicked tennis serve. Rob has two daughters and celebrated the birth of his first granddaughter in 2013.

Rob Franklin | Lead Mechanic

Rob has been a cycling enthusiast since before any of the rest of the Tulsa Hub “kids” were born. Rob works with gates and clocks at his day job, and volunteers with Up With Trees on weekends. Rob found the Tulsa Hub crew when the crew contacted his employer in 2011 about a potential facility, then started showing up to volunteer and lead volunteers every time the Tulsa Hub opened. Finally, Rob let Tulsa Hub compensate him for his dedication, service, and leadership in 2012 by accepting the title of Workshop Manager.

Rob enjoys the wide variety of mechanical equipment donated to the Hub, and takes great pride in reviving bikes “left for dead” into vital conveyances and passing his vast mechanical knowledge on to the program participants and volunteers.Although a total goofball on occasion, he tends to balance the “incurable optimism” of the other staff with a sober dose of cynicism and austerity; meanwhile, he shares the same birthday as Neil Young and can hit a wicked tennis serve. Rob has two daughters and celebrated the birth of his first granddaughter in 2013.

Olivia Cotter | Office Administrator   Olivia is an Owasso native with a strong social justice background and a passion for creating positive change within our community. She earned her degree in American Studies with an emphasis on inclusivity and intersectionality from Oklahoma State University in 2019. She was awarded the 2018 Keryn Scott Community Service award for her contributions to the Grateful Day Foundation, an organization committed to filling gaps in the Oklahoma HIV/AIDS wellness community  She is proud to bring her commitment to social equality and community as well as her extensive non-profit experience to the Tulsa Hub family. A proud mother of three, Muppet fangirl, and Bowie devotee, she believes our community is stronger when we use our resources to care for one another.

Olivia Cotter | Office Administrator

Olivia is an Owasso native with a strong social justice background and a passion for creating positive change within our community. She earned her degree in American Studies with an emphasis on inclusivity and intersectionality from Oklahoma State University in 2019. She was awarded the 2018 Keryn Scott Community Service award for her contributions to the Grateful Day Foundation, an organization committed to filling gaps in the Oklahoma HIV/AIDS wellness community

She is proud to bring her commitment to social equality and community as well as her extensive non-profit experience to the Tulsa Hub family. A proud mother of three, Muppet fangirl, and Bowie devotee, she believes our community is stronger when we use our resources to care for one another.

Ren Barger | Founder & Director of Development ren@tulsahub.org   Ren is alive to demonstrate that love is the only engine of survival. As the founder and Development Director of Tulsa Hub, she has a long and eventful history as a vehicular cyclist and active-transportation educator. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised between Wisconsin and Nantucket Island, she settled in Chicago after high school, where she began using a bicycle as her primary means of transportation. It was there in the Windy City where she earned a living as a bike courier while attending Columbia College Chicago and volunteered for Working Bikes Cooperative and Blackstone Bike Works.In 2004, after completing a self-contained bike-tour of the state of California, Ren was hit by a motorist and sustained several broken bones, including a spinal fracture, and was confined to a wheelchair for two months. Through a therapeutic yoga practice, she was able to recover into "normal" mobility. This experience galvanized her commitment to active-transportation safety education and equity promotion for all users of the roadway, and resulted in ongoing analysis of the built environment "from the gutter up--" not to mention the inherent prejudices within the concept of "normal."In 2007 Ren completed her League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor training, and resettled in Tulsa. Ren founded Tulsa Hub in 2008, as a volunteer-powered social business 501c3 nonprofit which offers low-or-no-cost reconditioned bikes and gear to local adults and youth in need of transportation to achieve improved autonomy. Upon consummating studies at the United Bicycle Institute in Ashland, Oregon, in 2009, she honed her passion for service, social justice, and bicycle advocacy into a mission focused on “changing lives through cycling”.Ren stepped away from the CEO role in 2019 to focus on offering therapeutic movement instruction, the Bowspring Method, at various studios in Tulsa, across the US, and internationally.

Ren Barger | Founder & Director of Development
ren@tulsahub.org

Ren is alive to demonstrate that love is the only engine of survival. As the founder and Development Director of Tulsa Hub, she has a long and eventful history as a vehicular cyclist and active-transportation educator. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised between Wisconsin and Nantucket Island, she settled in Chicago after high school, where she began using a bicycle as her primary means of transportation. It was there in the Windy City where she earned a living as a bike courier while attending Columbia College Chicago and volunteered for Working Bikes Cooperative and Blackstone Bike Works.In 2004, after completing a self-contained bike-tour of the state of California, Ren was hit by a motorist and sustained several broken bones, including a spinal fracture, and was confined to a wheelchair for two months. Through a therapeutic yoga practice, she was able to recover into "normal" mobility. This experience galvanized her commitment to active-transportation safety education and equity promotion for all users of the roadway, and resulted in ongoing analysis of the built environment "from the gutter up--" not to mention the inherent prejudices within the concept of "normal."In 2007 Ren completed her League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor training, and resettled in Tulsa. Ren founded Tulsa Hub in 2008, as a volunteer-powered social business 501c3 nonprofit which offers low-or-no-cost reconditioned bikes and gear to local adults and youth in need of transportation to achieve improved autonomy. Upon consummating studies at the United Bicycle Institute in Ashland, Oregon, in 2009, she honed her passion for service, social justice, and bicycle advocacy into a mission focused on “changing lives through cycling”.Ren stepped away from the CEO role in 2019 to focus on offering therapeutic movement instruction, the Bowspring Method, at various studios in Tulsa, across the US, and internationally.