Having a dual background in civil engineering and fine art, I finally put the two together when I decided to pursue my love for the most elegant work of art and design of all—bicycles!
I started Roundabout Bicycles in 2017 as a neighbourhood novice/family/kid-friendly repair shop out of my home. Former a volunteer coordinator and trainer at Dal BIke Centre (a free drop-in teaching space for Dalhousie students and the surrounding community) I focused on providing just as many opportunities for visitors to freely learn about bike repair and maintenance at my own shop.
After two seasons as a solo bike mechanic, I re-entered my primary profession as engineering and administrative support staff at Atlantic Accessibility, a consulting startup specializing in accessibility modifications for homes and commercial buildings. As a participant in Nova Scotia's mission to become fully accessible by 2030, I saw this opportunity as another angle from which to contribute to making our communities more focused on cyclists, pedestrians, and transit users of all abilities and mobility levels.
I continue Roundabout Bicycles as an incubator for unique projects that employ art and design to promote bicycles and cycling. I'm currently working on an illustrated guide to bicycle mechanics for young readers, drawing on my experiences with visitors at my bike shop. I also work as a freelance children's book illustrator, and am currently collaborating on my next children's book, "Gramma's Had a Stroke".
Are you passionate about bicycles and cycling? Want to collaborate? Get in touch!