Our Board and Staff
Free Bikes 4 Kidz is led by a passionate and engaged board of directors and staff. Find out more about them below.
Terry Esau – Executive Director
Composer, producer, music superstar who gave up his successful career to write books, ride bikes and become the fearless founder of Free Bikes 4 Kidz. He rides a Trek Madone with Di2 that costs more than his car, which says more about his car than his bike.
Board of Directors
Former captain of the worldwide car rental industry, now at the helm of the Free Bikes 4 Kidz Board, Jeff’s favorite parts of working with FB4K include sharing smiles with kids on give-away day, and doing his best to irritate FB4K’s founder Terry.
Retired financial services executive, Jeff Lundgren has returned from 9 years in London to get Free Bikes 4 Kidz finances cranking. Cheers! He’s clearly a roadie, ready to cruise on his Cannondale Synapse, Focus Mares and Pashey Countryman.
Fred has been described as “really a pretty good guy,” and enjoys spending time with his five bikes ages 7, 5, 3, 1 and 6 months.
Patrol BikeMan Mark specializes in Park Tool parts, bike gear and uniforms for the law enforcement industry. His go to rides are downhill skis and a late 90’s Colnago Technos steel frame with Campagnolo Record components.
David started delivering papers at age nine on a Sears bike with baskets, and now commuting on bike to and from work provides plenty of inspiration. He can’t decide between his Cannondale, Seven, Felt and 2 Times.
A commercial real estate broker who once rocked Coachella and made money as a Jerry Seinfeld look-a-like, strives to convince his kids he is still cool. Dan rules the road on his Specialized Tarmac and Salsa Beargrease fatty.
Kids specialist Maureen’s philosophy is to keep the action in front of you, watch out for people trying to take out your knees, and celebrate like crazy when something good happens. She wheels a less-than-agile Honda Pilot.
With a long career as an painter and illustrator, Joan has unleashed her creative powers to make Free Bikes 4 Kidz look good and feel good in the world of social media. Her wheels are always turning.
An experienced lawyer who also helped lead the revitalization of a grant-making non-profit, Linda helps to fuel the kids in her current work as a strategic director for an organization focused on relieving hunger for Minnesota’s kids. Her first bike was a green Schwinn, still remembered while she turns the crank on her De Rosa.
Dave Cowan believes that riding a bicycle for transportation and recreation is the single best thing that anyone can do to improve their quality of life. Both personally and professionally has spent the last decade advancing this work through bicycle advocacy and education. In his spare time he is busy raising two smart and spunky young ladies and serving on the board.