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President and Founder

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Rayna is a graduate of the University of Denver (DU) with a degree in Communications and Marketing. She also graduated from the National Outdoor Leadership School’s (NOLS) Pacific Northwest course in 2004. After graduating from DU in 2007, she worked as a marketing representative for NOLS. Deciding that the office was not an environment should could continue to work in, she spent a year as a trail crew leader logging 2,700 hours of national service with Americorps. She then joined Adventure Treks to work as an outdoor educator for three years. In 2010-11Rayna cycled through South America completing PEDAL for Change’s first project: Cycling South America for Environmental Action. She now lives in Quito, Ecuador managing Pedal For Change adventures.


Marketing & Development

Originally from rural, northern Michigan, Alex has a lifetime of global travel and adventure experience. An athlete and outdoor enthusiast, Alexandra is most at home exploring the remote, natural places of the world. As a critical thinker, she thrives on challenges and helps us find creative solutions as our business continues to grow. Alex is the marketing and development specialist at Eos Ecuador and PEDAL for Change, but her broad skill set, diverse academic and professional background, and dynamic character is integral to the evolution of our organization. When not out exploring the far reaches of the planet, Alex enjoys cooking, reading, arts and crafts, and snuggling with her kitty.

Don Lucho

Transport and Bike Maintenance Guru

Although Don Lucho seems harmless, he is quite the pistol that has trained all of the best atheletes in Ecuador. Don Lucho has been with us for almost a year and has been a wonderful chofer, guide, and friend. He is an extremely nice person and has opened up the world of cycling in Ecuador.


Operations, Eos Ecuador

Diana is our queen of operations, and works closely with all of our providers to ensure that our students have the best experience possible. Originally from Manabi on the coast of Ecuador, Diana has the answers to all of our questions and is an expert in tourism administration. Like all of us here at PEDAL and Eos, Diana loves to travel, and her favorite region of Ecuador is the Amazon. She is very proud of her country and loves to share everything Ecuador has to offer, especially the natural environments, with foreign tourists and students.


Projects & Management

Diego is a native Quiteno who does a little bit of everything here at PEDAL for Change and Eos Ecuador. His main focus is projects and development, as his interests include construction, architecture, and logistics. Diego is a fiend for extreme sports and is passionate about visiting new places, exploring unfamiliar destinations, and building intercultural relationships. When not managing the office in Quito or exploring the far off reaches of the country, Diego is investing his time and talents at his Hacienda in Intag, which he has transformed into a sustainable, organic farm. He takes great pride and pleasure in his agricultural pursuits, and believes in the importance of sustainable development.

Emily Colin

Chair Person of the Board of Directors

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Emily’s passion for the environment stems from a love of the outdoors. She is an avid mountain and road biker, was an alpine ski racer for 15 years, and has been hiking since she could walk. Emily graduated from Colby College in January 2010 with a Geology major and Chemistry and Art minors. Emily tutored and TA’d for several geology and chemistry courses throughout college. After working as an Assistant Ski Coach for 13 and 14 year olds at Mount Mansfield Ski Club in Stowe, Vermont, she joined Rayna on their Journey: Cycling South America for Environmental Action. For the last year, she worked as an Art Teacher at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center in Estes Park, Colorado. She is currently the head ski coach for the Winter Sports Club Ski Team.

Mark Wyand


Mark Wyand graduated from Villanova University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business. He worked for The Goldman Sachs Group from 2007 to 2011, when he left to embark on a fateful South American adventure. In late September he joined his family’s financial advisory practice, based in Rochester, NY. In his free time, Mark enjoys participating in contemporary dance projects and eating TV dinners.

Lynz Coon


Lynz is currently a student at The Art Institute of Colorado’s Food and Beverage Management BA program. When not studying Lynz enjoys running, cycling, juicing, cooking and of course traveling! Lynz spent a year in Chile on study abroad deepening her love of languages and travel. She is very excited and honored to have been a part of PEDAL’s adolescence and continuing growth!