They motivate, encourage, and go that extra mile! They are this years Team Captain of the Year nominees. We here at the BTA would like to recognize those who go beyond just being a team member. We will be announcing the Brad Buchanan Team Captain Award on Oct 10 in Portland at our awards party.
Try your hand at this little matching game to learn a bit more about a few of our nominees.
A) Victora Haynes, Interface Engineering B) Stephanie Caldera, Oregon DEQ C) Paul Adkins, CAWOOD D) Paula Funatake, NWEA E) Robert Burr NW Natural F) Manot Hawthorne, Squishy Media G)Natlie Baker, New Avenues for Youth H)Brian Maloney, Meyer Memorial Trust I)Hillary Houck, Human Solutions J) Vince Nowell, Fiserv Corvallis K) Eric Shaffner, City of Portland City Attorney’s Office L) Beth Flanagan. Alta Planning + Design M) Darren Cools, The New Group N) Theresa Carr and John Thatcher, CH2M Hill O) Tim Nortz and Erin Nelson,WSI P) Bart Monroe, Providence Milwaukie Q) Matt Gilman, Portland State Office Bldg R) Don Wolfe, BPA.
Can you guess who they are?
Match the following testimonial excerpts to one of the awesome team captains listed above. *Answer key below, but no cheating!
1. _________sends encouraging reminders and inspirational emails to keep us informed and enthused. And also seeks new ways to engage more people and encourage bike commuting, including asking each team member to recruit other people and ride with them.
2. _________Bought bicycle themed glasses, one for each week of the challenge, to give away in the weekly drawing. . .Helped numerous folks on the team with bike mechanic issues. . . . is a master bike mechanic.
3. _________has been wearing the BTA shirt, cheering us on and offering us prizes for enthusiasm and participation! The best part is she has never biked before this, and now she’s biking every day, wearing spandex and a messenger bag.
4.__________motivates each one of our members and has come up with creative ways to internally compete and boost our participation. . . . helped me map out bike routes many times when I was doubtful of taking a high car traffic route.
5.__________been stocking up on trophies found at thrift stores, cleaning them and repurposing them to hand out to the winners of our challenges at the event that __’s planning in early October.
6.__________ put safety first (which is a HUGE deal at our company) and are consistent advocates for biking infrastructure such as racks in our building and continued access during construction. Even more significant than convincing me to ride to work, they’ve really changed my opinion about bike commuting.
Join at Wednesday’s Awards Party to celebrate all of our team captains and find out who this year’s winner will be.
*Answer key: 1=Q, 2=D, 3=F, 4=C, 5=H 6=N