Our Staff

Office: Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC), 32 N. Washington, Suite 1, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Tel: 734-484-2758

Fax: 734-484-5346

John Waterman • Executive Director  Jwaterman@bikeprogram.org  734-658-8347

John Waterman is the Founder and Executive Director of  PEAC. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Eastern Michigan University, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation from Western Michigan University. He has been working with individuals with disabilities for over thirty years. In 2002, John received the Boggs-Mitchell Award. This national award recognizes individuals and community organizations that provide year-round, challenging and inclusive recreational programs for people with disabilities. In 2008 he was named the Bicycle Educator of the Year by the League of Michigan Bicyclists. In 2009, John co-authored a white paper on including individuals with disabilities into the Safe Routes to School movement. John is currently the chairperson of the Seniors and ADA Committee of the Citizens Advisory Council of Southeast Michigan’s Regional Transit Authority, and is on the non-motorized technical advisory committee for the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study.

Laura Padalino • Director of the Active Transportation Initiative  Laura@bikeprogram.org  313-408-9158

After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2008, Laura taught middle school math and 5th grade in Chicago.  In 2011, she made her way back to Michigan to design and implement our Active Transportation Program.  She loves working with students on the development of their transportation skills, and is inspired by the way our students consistently advocate for the needs of themselves and their communities at the local, state, and national level!

Contact her to learn more about:

  • Our Active Transportation Program
  • Transit in SE Michigan
  • Advocacy opportunities
  • Working for PEAC!
  • Private Lessons

Joseph Altizer • Director of Summer Programming  Joseph@bikeprogram.org  (734) 531-8410

Joe is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan, and is excited to join the PEAC Family! During school, he was heavily involved with Dance Marathon, a student-run non-profit raising money for Mott & Beaumont Children’s Hospitals. This experience led him to PEAC, where he worked as an intern before taking on the role of Director of Summer Programs.

Contact him for the following topics:

  • Summer Program Information
  • Summer Program Sponsorship
  • PEAC Presentations/Outreach
  • Dance Marathon inquires
  • Summer Program Staffing
  • Family Rides

Jordan Yagiela • Director of Development and Communications  jordan@bikeprogram.org • (248) 763-5248

Jordan graduated from Michigan State University in May 2015 and is eager to join PEAC and to take over development and fundraising ventures.  She has experience as the Communications Director for MSU Impact Sports, as well as starting two charity programs benefitting residents in Detroit.  She is excited to work with students through the Summer and ATP Programs, and is also excited to get on a bike and improve her cycling skills!

Contact her for the following topics:

  • Fundraising
  • Sponsorship
  • Celebration of Cycling, RydeOn! and Pedaling to Pints events
  • Grant opportunities
  • Media outreach

Micah Kelly • Office Manager  micah@bikeprogram.org • (734) 972-6053

Micah is a graduate of Western Michigan University and the Haworth College of Business.  After receiving his degree in Business Marketing, Micah worked in the wireless communications world from 2013-2016.  His passion for making a difference and working to better his community has brought him to PEAC.  He is excited to work with the staff and community to help grow and promote the mission of PEAC.