Donna McAleer

I started pedaling passionately after life changing hip surgeries. Mountain biking restored my ability to get back in the mountains and I discovered a new found love and respect for the bicycle machine. I started volunteering at the Ogden BC in 2017 because I wanted to share my love for biking, to be a service to others, and be my own mechanic. Professionally, I’m a successful restauranteur and executive chef. When I’m not in my kitchens, I enjoy helping others, flying, climbing, mountaineering, traveling, bluegrass festivals and, of course, riding my bikes.

Thomas Cooke is a cyclist, skier, coach, writer, teacher, entrepreneur, local county planning commissioner, husband, and father. He settled in Park City, Utah in 1993, and has been turning pedals on all sorts of bikes ever since. 

Thomas has had a long career in brand development, marketing, and brand building through leveraging creative technology. 

Starting in 2005, Thomas led the creative team for SLC-based agency Struck who along with the Utah Office of Tourism and State Tourism Board launched Utah’s Life Elevated brand and subsequent advertising campaigns to promote the state as a tourism destination. 

In 2008, Thomas joined SLC-based digital agency Welikesmall (now called Thinkingbox) and helped launch a ground-breaking website for the 2010 U.S. Census. 

In 2011, Thomas co-founded Rally Interactive, a product design and development studio that would go on to win an Apple Design Award for an iOS app they designed and developed for National Geographic.

Thomas is excited to join the Bicycle Collective and combine his experience in creative technology with has passion for bicycles and the people who ride them.

Members of the Bicycle Collective believe that, more than being just fun, bikes promote stability and independence. A Utah-based company located in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Provo, its mission states that cycling is the cornerstone of a “cleaner, healthier and safer society.”

Dr. Patrick Schwab has been a core volunteer of the St. George Bicycle Collective for several years, often wrenching in the shop and administrative duties. Patrick is a Professor of STEM in both the College of Science, Engineering & Technology and the College of Education at Dixie State University. He has enjoyed bringing his formal teaching background into the Collective to help guide practices in the shop. Before his engineering and teaching career, Patrick owned and operated a bike shop in Tucson, AZ, when not focused on mountain bike racing.