Hi Cascade world! My name is Emily Kathrein and I am the Field Programs Manager at the bike club!
I grew up in Omaha, Neb., and most recently moved to Seattle from Iowa -- Midwesterner through and through. I attended Iowa State University where I received my BA in Advertising and Art & Design, as well as a crash course in bicycle touring on RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa). After completing my first RAGBRAI, I decided to take touring to the next level with a cross country cycling trip to help raise money and awareness for affordable housing. The 4,000 mile ride from coast to coast is my biggest cycling accomplishment thus far...although I do have plans for trips in the near future.
In 2012 I moved to Seattle to work as the Youth Vote Director for the Washington State Democratic Party. Although I was nervous to pack up and head west, I have grown to love the Pacific Northwest. In my free time I love to cook, run, draw, be on/in the water, see live music, and try new foods.
Holler at me if you want to talk about advocacy, go on a bike ride or just say hello!
She's named "Black Mamba"
He's named Ace Ventura