SLC Bicycle Collective Staff

Owen Geary

Head Mechanic

Hailing from both Northern California and Western New York the raw beauty of Utah is what drew him here. Owen started as a volunteer at the collective in 2012 and has worked as Valet Coordinator, Mechanic, Open Shop Manager, or has been a Keylist volunteer throughout the years. In his spare time he enjoys playing with Beehive Bike Polo, working on his 80's BMW, and mountain biking. 

Amy Nguyen Wiscombe

Volunteer and Program Coordinator

Amy Nguyen Wiscombe was born and raised in Logan, Utah, where fun could only be found in the great outdoors. Prior to joining the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective team in June 2017, Amy coordinated a statewide AmeriCorps Program for Utah Campus Compact (UCC). Her time at UCC truly solidified her commitment to community service and engagement. Amy is especially motivated and invested in working with underserved and underrepresented populations in her community to provide access to bikes and bike education. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, riding her road bike, and seeking the best Vietnamese cuisine - outside of her mother’s house, of course.    

Kaden Coil-Pittman

Youth Education Coordinator

Kaden Coil-Pittman joined the Salt Lake Bicycle Collective team in the summer of 2017. Before SLBC, Kaden taught kindergarten and designed/directed a STEM program tailored to the needs of K-3 students. It was here that Kaden gained his passion for education and empowering youth. Kaden is also extremely dedicated to the nonprofit community and works through these organizations to remove barriers from marginalized individuals. SLBC provides a space where both of Kaden's passions can merge. Although Kaden is new to bicycle mechanics, he remains invested in teaching new skills to youth so that they can further their passion for cycling and become self-starting bicycle ambassadors. 

Cole Taylor

Open Shop Manager

Born and raised in Utah, Cole has always loved the outdoors. He was introduced to mountain biking in 2016, and since then he has raced with a local team and worked at a bike shop. After discovering the Bicycle Collective in 2017, he started volunteering in Youth Open Shop and has since become an employee. When he’s not at the Collective, Cole likes mountain biking, camping, running, reading, and playing the cello.

Ginger Rogers

Bike Valet Coordinator

Bio coming soon.

Ryan Barnett

Assistant Youth Education Coordinator

Born in Salt Lake, raised in Bountiful, and educated in Logan, Ryan has made it his mission to find the best taco places and downhill trails in Utah. Ryan tries to be a jack of all trades in anything that interests him, and while he has succeeded in being a master of none, he does a good job pretending to have a working knowledge of anything worth geeking out about. He was going to be an engineer until he learned how much more fun it was helping people and started a career in humanitarian work and education, working specifically with higher education and then refugee populations as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Ryan grew up working on bikes and lives a DIY life, so being able to work with a DIY non-profit bike shop working with kids and helping the community was an opportunity he couldn't turn down!

Justin Leiter - Mechanic

As a Utah native, Justin has been spoiled with great access to outdoor activities including mountain biking. Fearing that a bike complication will leave him stranded many miles away in Bigfoot’s backyard, Justin decided to take a course at the Collective to give him the skills needed to prevent this. Two years later he is back and happy to share his knowledge at the shop. In his free time, he likes to go on super fun camping trips and go snowboarding.