Kye moved to Portland in 2013 from rural Montana where he developed a passion for working for nonprofit causes he believes in. His work with nonprofits started in Missoula, MT in 2008 at Forward Montana, a nonpartisan, nonprofit political organization whose goal is to get young people involved in politics and train the next generation of young leaders.
Kye lives his life on wheels (wheelchair), and because a good public transportation network is vital to his ability to have an active and fulfilling life, he is passionate about making Portland accessible for everyone. Kye’s first time on a hand cycle was here in Portland at the Portland International Raceway during a cycling series for people with disabilities. He has loved it since and now enjoys going every summer, where he tries to increase the number of laps he can do around the track. He has discovered it’s a great way to stay in shape and get some cardio. From his personal experience, he knows how possible and important it is to make cycling fun and accessible to everyone.
Kye loves working at The Street Trust as a Development Assistant because it allows him to make a tangible difference in the world around him. When he is not working, Kye enjoys hanging out with his loveable companion dog, Sandy Rose.