The Common Wheel is a board-driven organization, with representatives from many facets of the Lancaster community. Meet our leadership:
Darren is tax and business advisor for Simon Lever LLP. He has worked with many small business leaders and brings his knowledge of tax, finance, and stewardship to the board. He is relocated to Lancaster 3 years ago from Washington DC. Darren continues to be an enthusiastic city dweller and proponent of city living. He currently volunteers with Leadership Lancaster. Informed by over 15 years of DC city life, he believes that non-motorized transportation and access are keys to high quality of life and reduced road congestion. An avid runner and biker whose passion far exceeds his talent at either, Darren can usually be found on the city streets doing one or the other. His wife believes that Darren should get a pedi-cab to transport her and their two young boys around town.
Jerry runs a trekking and adventure company called Skychasers that specializes in journeys to the high Himalaya of Nepal. Here in Lancaster, he’s been heavily involved in resettling Bhutanese-Nepali refugees, through volunteering directly with the refugees and serving on the advisory board of CWS, the local resettlement agency. As well, every fall, he and his family organize the Pedal Harder Charity Ride in memory of his brother Glen, with the goal of raising scholarship money for nursing education. Jerry loves to use his bicycles for transport, exercise, and mind medicine. A three month bicycle trek from Tierra del Fuego north to the equator provided him with an untold number of cycling highlights and lowlights. Jerry enjoys traveling with his family and introducing his kids to new and offbeat adventures.
Adriana is the Academic Advisor for the Skipjacks Hockey Team and is a dedicated party planner for The Common Wheel. A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, Adriana has had the opportunity to travel through Europe and took part in the Rotary Club Exchange Year Abroad program in Torun, Poland. Adriana was recently elected on to the Board of Clare House Lancaster and is involved in many ways throughout the Lancaster community. She loves cooking, all things Harry Potter, traveling, and hanging out with her kid and cats. Her favorite memory on a bike was riding through a meadow in Poland, attempting to trace the border of the country when it was divided between two “friendly neighbors”.
Sarah E. Farbo
Sarah’s love for biking developed and grew in Boston, where she lived for 11 years before moving back to Lancaster in 2012. Although she never thought she’d return, she’s happily living downtown where she enjoys the walkability, friendliness, diversity, and civic engagement of Lancastrians. She started working with the The Common Wheel through the Development and Holiday Planning committees and fell in love with The Common Wheel’s mission and passion for bikes and community. Sarah is a Community School Director at Fulton Elementary School. She currently serves on the Lancaster Public Library board and the MOOS (Mornings on Orange Street) Advisory board. She fondly remembers biking at great speeds down hills on the Amish Farm that she lived on (on a turquoise banana-seat bike with streamers)! Sarah also enjoys baking, reading, hiking, good coffee, and spirited conversations about equity & feminism.
John is a co-founder and vice president of Caldwell, Heckles and Egan, a general contractor in Lancaster. He is also a part-time cellist, fiddler, and ski instructor.
Most of his favorite memories on a bike involve the loss of a few layers of skin and possibly some cacti.
Larry worked as a lawyer for Armstrong World Industries and two other Lancaster companies. He has served as a volunteer for numerous community organizations, currently SCORE Lancaster, The Janus School, and Leadership Lancaster. Larry has been an avid rider and bike mechanic for decades and once rode slowly up Mt. Ventoux.
Native of Lancaster County. Attended Coastal Carolina University and majored in elementary education. Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and Florida Marlins. Played professionally with the Marlins for 6 years before joining the Lancaster Barnstormers. Currently play for the Barnstormers while also working as Community Relations/Creative Consultant. I enjoy biking as a means of relaxation and transportation. Admittedly still in my infancy of bike knowledge and ability but have a willingness and eagerness to learn.
Marla is self-admittedly not an avid biker but she has seen the influence they can have on lives through her family of active cyclists and is excited to see the positive impact they can have on Lancaster. After working as a social worker in Chicago and spending 8 summers helping to direct a summer camp in Oregon, she returned to her hometown and has loved living in the city every since. She is currently the Director of Logistics at WebstaurantStore.com
Chuck worked for 30 years in international microfinance, living and traveling in 70 countries around the world. In the past eight years, he founded and ran a global consumer protection agency to expose the high prices charged to the poor on their loans. In 2000, he settled in Lancaster and considers it one of the great secrets in the world. His travel bike made it to five different continents. In recent years, his biking speed has slowed down, but he compensates by riding longer distances. He says that one convenience of this is that when you say “I rode 100 miles yesterday.” people don’t ask “How fast?"