Our Board


Board of Directors


Molly M. Peterson –  President

Molly currently serves as Librarian and Technology Coordinator at Fairhope High School, and previously worked as the Library Director of the Foley Public Library. She holds a Masters degree from the University of Alabama and a B.S. from Auburn University at Montgomery. Founder of the Slow Bicycle Society on the Eastern Shore, Molly serves on the Fairhope Library Board and the Fairhope Pedestrian-Bicycle Advisory Board. She also volunteers as webmaster for Fairhope’s Local Food Production Initiative. A mother of two teenagers, Molly is married to Richard Peterson and lives in Fairhope.

Irene Wegner  – Secretary

Irene Wegner lives in Fairhope and recently retired from AARP where she served as Indiana’s Associate State Director. Prior, she spent 10 years as Community Services Administrator for New Trior Township, IL. Irene enjoys cycling both for transportation and recreation. She attended Roosevelt University in Chicago where she received her MPA in Public Policy and Social Service Administration.

Mary Hopkins Chamblin  – Treasurer

Mary Hopkins is a Mobile native who moved to Fairhope with her husband after losing their home on Mobile Bay following hurricane Katrina. She has a marketing degree from the University of Alabama and a masters in marriage and family therapy from the University of Mobile. She is the office manager for her husband Gabe’s dental practice in Spanish Fort. The Chamblins are both active members of St. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope. They commute to work by bike some during the week and on the weekends, you will find them on their tandem riding many miles throughout Baldwin County. She has been cycling and competing in triathlons for 25 years and is concerned about growth and the safety of cyclists and pedestrians in our area.


Ken Neimeyer


Kate Mercer


Meredith Montgomery

Originally from Houston, Texas, Meredith publishes the local edition of Natural Awakenings magazine and is a regular contributing writer for their national editorial team. With a liberal arts degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio where she studied studio art, environmental studies and dance, she has previously worked in nonprofit management and is a certified yoga teacher. Meredith also serves on the Fairhope Pedestrian-Bicycle committee and is one of the organizers of Mobile Bay Green Drinks. She resides in Fairhope and can often be seen biking into town and to school with her husband Josh and their two young sons.

Jennifer Vestal

Jennifer Vestal made a yearly, week-long visit to see her grandparents in our sweet Fairhope for almost 30 years before finally succumbing to it’s sweet, southern charm and settling down here with her husband, Jason, to start a family. Ten years, two beautiful children and a mischievous beagle later, she couldn’t be happier with their little spot on our Eastern Shore!  A graduate from University of Central Florida, she own her own photography business specializing in college football, marathons and triathlons but has spent the majority of her time the last few years homeschooling world-changing, wide-open, big-hearted Annabelle, age 9, and sweet, analytical, fast-paced Jaxson, age 5. Prior to raising a family, she and her husband Jason, spent 16 years together traveling the globe photographing over 500 races and 30 college teams. Their extensive travels make the entire Vestal Family extremely grateful for the community that we live in and determined to help make it the even better in anyway they can.

Josh Warren



Past Presidents

Long time Board Members Terry Redfearn (L) – BCT’s 2006-2008 President – and Lloyd Turner (R) putting up the first Eastern Shore Trail signs along Scenic 98 at Fairhope’s Municipal Pier.

Jim Gambill

Stanley Anderson

Ben Meisler

Rufus Bethea

Julie Bagwell

Rebecca Byrne

Richard Horne

Terry Redfearn

Walter Ernest

2011-2013 May
Mike Henriksen

2013 – 2014 Dec
Valery Wiseman De Laney


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