Woman Riding Bike at Railyard Bike Park

Board of Directors

Directors are elected to three-year terms and may serve up to nine consecutive years before “rolling off” for at least one year. Each year, one third of the directors are elected. Every two years, one third of board members roll off. 

Officer positions are elected each year by the board of directors at the annual meeting. There is a three-year term limit for each officer position before they roll out of that office for at least a year.
 

Joan Glubczynski, President

Director of Recreation & Wellness, Bella Vista POA
Sports Management from Indiana University- Purdue; B.Asc. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Western Illinois University;
Resident of Bella Vista
Term limit date 12/31/23

Glubczynski is responsible for the strategy, operations, and staffing for all recreational and wellness programs, facilities, and amenities at the Bella Vista POA. This includes programs such as fitness classes, tennis, and special events; overseeing facilities like our various fitness/recreation centers, swimming pools; and amenities.

Ammen Jordan

Active Transportation Coordinator, University of Arkansas
B.S Science- Earth Science/Geology
Resident of Fayetteville
Term limit date 12/31/27

 

Jordan grew up in Fayetteville and earned his Bachelor of Science in earth science from the University of Arkansas. He then moved away from Northwest Arkansas to explore a wide range of professions including marketing and creative services for Confluence Watersports, managed the New River Academy for Junior Olympic kayakers, and constructed a social and environmental impact investment portfolio and investment funds for a single-family office in Seattle.  Jordan then moved to Ruston, Louisiana, and was given the opportunity to serve as director of development for the city and while there built more than nine miles of multi-use paved trail, using it to focus on community health and economic and neighborhood revitalization.  In 2018, Jordan came home to Fayetteville and has quickly become an integral part of the Northwest Arkansas community. He currently serves as the Active Transportation Coordinator for the University of Arkansas. 

Jonathan (Jon) Johnson

Walton College Professor of Sustainability, Chair of Strategy, Entrepreneurship Department, and Founder of The Sustainability Consortium.
Ph.D. in Management from Indiana University; MBA from the University of Arkansas, B.S. in Zoology from the University of Arkansas
Resident of Fayetteville
Term limit date 12/31/25

Jon is a native of Northwest Arkansas and has enjoyed a long-time passion for whitewater, cycling (road, gravel, mountain), and camping in the Ozarks. He is a former manager of the Pack Rat (1980s) and joined the faculty in the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas in 1996. Jon has been an advocate for many cycling initiatives at the University of Arkansas, including cofounding (with Eric Boles) the Bicycle Advocacy Council and serving as faculty sponsor for UA Cycling Club. He is heading up the creation of undergraduate and graduate curricula at UA to prepare students for careers in the cycling and outdoor industries.

Quin Thompson

Plans Examiner, Building Official, City of Fayetteville
Masters in Architecture from University of Oregon; Building Conservation from the University of York; B.A. Classics Languages and Literature
Resident of Fayetteville
Term limit date 12/31/23

Thompson has a broad range of experience in the fields of architecture, design, development and land use, including six years of commercial project management experience, seven years as a city planner with the City of Fayetteville, and two years as a building official, City of Fayetteville.

 

Steve Brooks, Secretary/Treasurer

Founding Partner, Eldridge Brooks Partners
J.D. and C.P.A, from University of Arkansas School of Law; B.S. Business Administration/Accounting, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas
Resident of Rogers
Term limit date 12/31/25

Brooks is a founding partner of Eldridge Brooks Partners and a former partner at Arkansas’ largest law firm, Friday Eldredge and Clark. Brooks was a partner at NewRoad Capital Partners, one of the state’s largest venture capital and growth equity investment firms where he oversaw private capital formation and strategy and mergers and acquisitions activities and led investments in retail and e-commerce businesses. Brooks practiced as a CPA in both the private and public sectors in the tax section of Frost PLLC, and was a senior tax accountant with Tyson Foods, Inc. Brooks was admitted to the United States Tax Court and has served as an Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Courts and as a lawyer.

Kim Seay

Co-Founder of Bike.POC; Thaden Cycling Coach, NICA Cycling Coach
B.S. of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology
Resident of Bentonville
Term limit date 12/31/25

As a lifelong exercise and outdoors enthusiast, one of Seay’s personal missions is to foster the growth of cycling and hiking disciplines into the mainstream lifestyles of Northwest Arkansas. Her work as an Arkansas League Coach Supporter with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) allows Seay to provide leadership to coaches.

Seay has a goal of enabling every teen to strengthen body, mind, and character through participation in the sport of mountain biking. Seay also co-founded Bike.POC, which works towards increasing the diversity of people who ride bikes in Northwest Arkansas and strives to create a more inclusive and equitable cycling culture.

Lauren Brewer, Vice President

Senior Manager II, Global Governance Communications, Walmart;
J.D., Business Law Certification, and B.S. in Biochemistry, all from the University of Arkansas
Resident of Bella Vista
Term limit date 12/31/27

Lauren Brewer is an attorney and Director of Policy Governance at Walmart, where she is responsible for designing and overseeing the framework of policies that govern Walmart’s global ethics, compliance, legal, security, and investigative functions. She is also part of a team working to enhance the cycling programs and infrastructure at the new Walmart home office campus in Bentonville.

Lauren is active in the outdoors, spending most of her free time sport climbing, riding bikes, and exploring her backyard trails with her husband and two dogs. 

A native Arkansan, Lauren grew up in southeast Arkansas and earned her Juris Doctorate and B.S. in Biochemistry, both from the University of Arkansas.

Sam Slaton

Cycle Education Specialist and member of English Faculty at Thaden School
MFA in Poetry from Brooklyn College; B.A .in Creative Writing and Philosophy from the University of Arkansas
Resident of Bentonville
Term limit date 12/31/27

Slaton serves on the national steering committee for the Youth Bike Summit. Previously, Slaton served as the deputy reviews editor at Publishers Weekly, director of communications at Bike New York, and managing director at BikeNWA.