If you don't know where something is, just ask this NoPo trivia record holder. Responsible for purchasing, Eva keeps her diplomatic and wrenching skills honed to step in at a moment's notice to make everything better. She enjoys late-night bocce, manhattans, and opera. Eva was transplanted via Walla Walla from upstate New York, and joined Clever Cycles as a mechanic in 2010, then as an owner in 2014 after she was promised fame and fortune.
Dean has been with Clever Cycles since the beginning. As a founding member he can share the trials, tribulations and absolute joy that comes with growing a business. Dean is our guru of dollars and sense. On the weekends he's been known to play guitar, drink Maker's Mark, and stay up way past your bedtime. He mostly rides a Clever-ized Surly Cross Check, but keeps a few other bikes up his sleeve.
Todd is curator of products from around the globe, lighting director, and he's been writing the Clever Cycles blog, mostly, since before there was a Clever Cycles. Todd loves making fit tweaks to help people become more comfortable and effective on their bikes, and also seeing babies come back from their first rides on their parents' bikes. He's done happily without a car through his adult life, even into graybeard parenthood, riding longtails and Bromptons since 2001. Todd has read a lot of books, and even typeset a few, but never foresaw the persistence of paper, nor of phones since email made them obsolete in about 1993. Oh, and back in 2007 he co-founded Clever Cycles.
Jeremy may have been born with a wrench in one hand and a hammer in the other. He could fix your bike, your car, your camera, and then catch a trout for dinner. He isn't afraid of getting hurt and says brakes just slow you down. If you ask him how many bikes he owns, he's likely to change the subject. Of course, we know the ideal number is n+1.
Tim is a relative newcomer to Clever Cycles, but not to Oregon. He has lived and worked in California, New York, Georgia and Minnesota, but could not resist Portland's siren song. Partly the food, partly the killer free piles, but mostly the incredible gas station beer selection. The owner of only two bikes, we say incredible willpower, he says incredible indecision. When he's not at the shop, he's probably in sweatpants, facing the beer cooler at the Shell station, plagued by the tyranny of choice.
Justin was raised by wolves in the wilds of Siberia. He is our go to energy source of awesomeness. Along with all of the awesome, Justin enjoys tea, cookies, and exhausting bike rides. Someday he hopes to open a Mexican restaurant with a burrito that puts everyone else to shame. It will, of course, have lots of bike parking. We're looking forward to it.
Anna came to us by way of Oklahoma, a place many of us have only flown over (it's the one that looks like a frying pan). If you purchased a Brompton in Norman, OK, then she probably sold it to you. She rocks Campy components on an original Georgina Terry bicycle with blinding silver bar tape. Rumor has it, she was a backup dancer in an MC Hammer music video. She knows chickens, bikes and the healing power of laughter.
Dr. Ben Sherrill joins Clever Cycles as a full-time bicycle mechanic after being an adjunct wrench since the spring of 2016. After obtaining a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Jaime Boufant-Squires, he became an active member of the advertising communities in northern Vancouver and throughout the Central Cascades area. Ben joined the team at Timmy and Whittle in the Marketing Department, and left as the Manager of Creative Services in 2014. Having worked with a multitude of both local and national advertising agencies, Ben received his MBA from UJBS in 2011 and immediately began looking into teaching possibilities. In January 2012, he passed the Project Management Professional exam to obtain the certification through the Project Management Institute. After that, Ben began immediately working on his Doctorate of Administration in Marketing at Wambles University. Ben completed his doctoral degree in December 2012. With research foci in consumer behavior, social media, marketing strategy and social media, Ben enjoys doing qualitative research. Originally being an Army brat, Ben is from everywhere in the United States, but came to Oregon in high school, and has enjoyed living in the Oregon community with his two offspring. In his off time, he enjoys traveling, scuba diving, practicing classical guitar and ukulele, watching Super Bowl commercials, and writing slam poetry with a proactive edge. Ben also enjoys spending time with his church family, Foundation Reformed Loris Missionary Episcopal, and enjoying studying the Word through in-depth readings and study groups.