Meet the Staff

We are hiring: Mechanic Educators

Job Description: Mechanic Educator

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to noah@renobikeproject.org, or in person at RBP.

Noah Chubb-Silverman – Co-Founder, Executive Director

A native of Reno, Nevada, Noah Chubb-Silverman has been an avid bicyclist for most of his life, majorly influenced by competitive mountain biking and cycling since the age of 15. In 2001 he moved to Bellingham, Washington and it was there that he first became acquainted with a community bike shop named The Hub. Working as a volunteer at this shop while attending Western Washington University, he saw the impact that a small group of staff and volunteers can make towards helping people get onto bicycles. After graduating in 2005 with a degree in Industrial Technology, Noah moved back to Reno and drew from his experience in Washington to start the Reno Bike Project in October of 2006.  He works hard to develop every aspect of the organization.

Joseph “Kyle” Kozar – Co-Founder

Joseph “Kyle” Kozar graduated with distinction from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006 with a dual B.A. in Journalism and Spanish. A native of Reno, Kyle has been an avid cyclist for over a decade and founded Reno Bike Project in October 2006. Since RBP’s inception, he has undergone additional business training and worked to improve every aspect of the organization from writing the initial business proposal to program development to branding and public exposure. In 2010 Kyle moved to New York City to study urban planning at the Pratt Institute, but he still makes time to help out whenever we need him.

Jillian Keller – Program Director

Jillian is a sixth generation Nevadan, but moved with her family to California at the age of 6, returning to Reno in 2018. She earned her B.A. in Politics from Willamette University in 2014 and just completed an M.B.A. through Temple University in 2019. While teaching bicycle maintenance to people with intellectual disabilities in Pennsylvania, Jillian witnessed the transformative potential of bicycle education. She is inspired by all of the amazing RBP supporters and hopes to meet everyone in due time. Say hi when you see her! 

Kurstin Graham – Shop Manager

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Kurstin was born in Oregon but grew up abroad, giving him a diverse set of skills and a some really cool stories. Kurstin has been in Reno since the early 2000’s, and has worked at several bike shops in the area. His knowledge in shop management and mechanical skills made him a natural fit at RBP. When not working at RBP, Kurstin is active with the Poedunks, mining Peavine’s singletrack, or rocking out on some of the local trails.

 

Corby Cobb – Production Manager

Corby grew up on a ranch in Southern Wyoming and earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming. Corby moved to Gardnerville in 2011 and then to Reno in 2019.  He spends most of his time in the Sierra Nevada, mountain biking or grinding gravel. He can also be found at cyclocross races, typically taking hand-ups.

 

Allen (Ray) Hill – Mechanic Educator

Also known as Bicycleray. Forever in love with bikes.

 

Chai Montgomery – Mechanic Educator

Reborn in Athens, Georgia in 1994 when two folks pedaled into town from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and camped in his backyard. They told stories of their cycling journeys and from that point on it’s been 100% bicycle life: touring, road and cross country mountain races, wrenching, commuting, working as a bike messenger for 10 yrs, and going to bicycle mechanic and frame making schools. Chai bought his first car at 48, to be able to better get to trail heads. He moved to Sparks in December 2017 and is enjoying all the sunshine that desert life provides on daily bike rides.

Donavin Phelps – Mechanic Educator

Donavin relocated to Reno from Southern Utah, in 2012. He learned about Reno Bike Project and its volunteer opportunities when he came in for a bike tune-up. He volunteered over 300 hours and also completed RBP’s FutureCycle Program in 2017 before being hired on. Aside from helping visitors to the shop with their bike needs, Donavin is also our resident expert on gaming, Magic: the Gathering, and Pokemon!

 

Owen Lattin – Mechanic Educator

Owen was raised in northern Nevada and relocated to Reno in 2019. He enjoys playing jazz and riding impractical bikes. 

 

 

Shay Daylami – Mechanic Educator

Shay was born and raised in Reno-Sparks and is proud to call the Truckee Meadows their home. Besides bicycles, Shay is also passionate about words and language and earned a degree in linguistics from UNR in 2016. While they won’t correct your grammar, they might critique your cable routing.

 

Meg McKinney – Youth Cycling Advocate

Meg has been car free since 2018 (look how happy this makes her 😉 ).  She is a mom, yogi, social justice advocate, and mountain wanderer. Meg’s passion is inviting women into the wilderness and instilling skills for healing, empowerment, and transformation.  She is the co-founder of Wild Wonder Women of the Wrangells Badass Hero Camp—a yearly retreat in Alaska inspiring community, connection, and discovery. Stay tuned for the Spirited Sisterhood of the Sierras, incorporating bikes into the backcountry—wooohooo!