Meet the Squad!
Meals on Onewheels is made possible through the collaboration of efforts, talent, creativity and love from an entire community. Meet the squad that brings it all together.
Co-Founder // Board of Directors // Chief Executive Officer
Mike has spent the last ten years working in the early childhood development field and is currently a program director for a youth sports program in the Bay Area. He runs a nonprofit called Myriad Outreach Project, which provides humanitarian aid in the form of clothes, food, and resources to our unhoused neighbors throughout the bay area. Myriad Outreach Project also engages in garbage cleanups, community art projects, marches, banner drops, and art pop-ups. He’s seen, firsthand, what community power can accomplish and wants to share with everyone how easy it is to get involved in direct action regardless of their positionality. Mike says Meals on Onewheels has been such a beautiful and organic experience because he gets to blend two of his worlds, Onewheeling and community service, together. When he’s not building alongside people in the community, he loves maximizing stokes with his Onewheel+ XR, Pint, & GT and bombing hills via skateboard or bicycle.
Chief Operating Officer // Board of Directors
Jacqi is a dedicated educator and community organizer. She works in early childhood education and with multiple organizations such as Myriad Outreach Project, Direct Action For Farmworkers, and Building Community Collective. She grew up in the Bay Area and is proud to build resilience and mutual support alongside the communities that raised her. She believes, if we all give what we can, we’ll all get what we need.
Jacqi started off with M.O.O. before she’d even ridden a Onewheel and now she is glued to the board. As for her work with M.O.O., there’s truly nothing she doesn’t do for the organization from operations to social media management. She’s grateful to be a part of the M.O.O crew and looks forward to the future.
Eduardo "Lalo" Martinez
Chief Financial Officer // Board of Directors
Lalo is from San Francisco where he was born and raised. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran who proudly served for four years (2013-2017). He has always had the mentality that if he is physically and mentally able to help those who need it, he will do whatever he can to make that possible.
You could say that Onewheel and Meals On Onewheels happened simultaneously for him. He was out riding in late July of 2020 and the very first Meals On Onewheels outreach was only a few months later in November. Since he’s known Mike, one of our co-founders, for a very long time, he has been there for him since day one; helping him in any way he could with Meals On Onewheels. In fact, he has been on the mission of giving back to the community, with Mike, for over five years now. Before M.O.O., Mike, Lalo’s cousins, aunts, uncles, grandmother, and him were part of an organization called Myriad Outreach Project. They would prepare small paper bags with sandwiches and drive out to a camp and distribute the bags to their unhoused neighbors with love. The mission has and always will remain the same, but what they did was add one small, but significant, thing to their outreach recipe…the Onewheel! He is grateful for the people he has met in this amazing community and is looking forward to seeing where the journey can and will take us; which is to the M.O.O.n!
Co-Founder // Community Initiative
Eve has worn many hats throughout her life including graduating with a BA in Child & Adolescent Development, creative artist, calligrapher, photographer, videographer, marketing & building a business, traveling the world, and living life adventurously. She says that while traveling the world, you see great things but also experience challenges; where there is beauty, there is also despair. Where there is a problem, we can create a solution by providing resources and knowledge for others to grow. She understands that when a person cannot cover the basics of shelter, food, or income, it makes it hard for them to overcome it. The least we can do is cover part of it so that they can still see hope in humanity. She is passionate about inspiring others to be their best selves, being part of a cause, and creating a purposeful environment. Onewheeling has opened her eyes to new ventures in life and has brought positivity. Combining the gift of giving back and Onewheeling has been an amazing experience. She believes we all have a story to share and that one person can empower others to be the change. So, why not do it together so we can be the change we want to see in the world?
Community Initiative // Website Manager
Bryan purchased his first Onewheel in late 2019 and like many, fell in love right away. Having an extensive background in website design & development, he created a Onewheel brand called “This Fun Wheel” in April 2020 with the mission of spreading the love for the Onewheel product via giveaways, tips, and resources for riders in the community. Through strong collaboration with vendors and influencers in the community, his following and reach grew. He has striven to use that reach to promote creativity, collaboration, support for smaller vendors, and above all else, spreading the stoke in the community.
Mike and Evelyn reached out to Bryan in early 2021 to collaborate and he knew right away that they would form a strong collaborative for their shared love of not only the Onewheel product and the community of riders, but their local communities as well. He attended his first Meals on Onewheels event in Santa Cruz in March 2021, and has become a highly involved community initiative since then. He created and maintains the Meals on Onewheels website as well as helps create marketing materials and promote events on social media.
From being the oldest of 15 children to serving in youth ministries and homeless outreach initiatives in the past, Justin has always been passionate about helping people. He grew up in a home where they didn’t have much and even spent some time, during his early 20s, without a home himself. Due to his early life experiences, it has always been a goal of his to be somebody who can make a difference in the world; even if only in small ways. He strongly believes in the concept of paying it forward (even when he doesn’t expect to receive something in return).
Justin has been riding Onewheels since August of 2019 and says they’re the first thing that has made him feel like a kid again in a long time. He also operates a PEV repair shop (RlNtlSS Shred Shop) that was started in March of 2020 to help serve the constantly-growing community of riders and is one of the four co-founders of Gold Country Onewheel.
Vanessa has been passionate about Onewheel since November 2019. As she learned more about the community, made lots of new friends, and started hosting events and rides through a local group she helped found (Gold Country Onewheel), she was thrilled to learn about Meals on Onewheels and joined as a community initiative member during the Sacramento outreach. She is a firm believer that every little bit makes a difference in this life. One small pebble can create a beautiful ripple effect.
“My passion for Onewheel, combined with the beautiful community surrounding it, has been an amazing thing to experience. Let’s raise the next generation up to give back, promote love and use our individual strengths to form an amazing group”
When she isn’t working as the Accounting Administrator of a nonprofit charter school management company, she loves riding her Onewheel, working out, spending time with her seven-year-old, and studying for her certified personal trainer exam.
Sam has been in outreach since he was young and it stuck with him throughout his life. In his past, he pursued a music career, but choices made led him down the wrong path. He has been an unhoused neighbor himself and, using the life lessons he learned, he now looks to help impact the world around him for the better. Having a family to look after has given him more than a reason to change the world we live in. He is a strong-willed individual with a hunter mindset; willing to fight for those less fortunate. Technical Recruiter by day, stoke spreader and love giver in his off hours. He is part of the Float Addicts team in San Jose, where he is based out of. He goes by ChairmanSamiam and rides a LAWNCHAIR around (on his Onewheel) to spread good vibes and change the world. Maybe you’ve seen him!
Sam is part of the Marketing/Expansion team and focuses on developing relationships and networking for M.O.O. worldwide. He has been part of the team since 2020, and is helping implement a step-by-step guide for everyone becoming involved in our process. His goal is to organize and streamline the M.O.O.vement (plans/vendors/contacts/sourcing) for easy replication and adaptation as we grow!
Shirley Aragona & Skylar (OnewheelSky)
Shirley is from San Francisco. She was introduced to Onewheeling on September 2020 by her two friends Ceez and Chris from the Float Pack. The first Meals on Onewheels outreach she attended was in San Francisco on March 2021 where her friend Ceez lent her his board and she fell even more in love; not just for the ride but for what Onewheel has evolved into and for what it is giving to the community. She has a history of volunteering at cafeterias to feed the unhoused, for Parkinson’s Moving Day Foundation, and for City Eats outreach.
For six months, Shirley borrowed her friend’s board until she was finally surprised with a birthday gift of her very own Onewheel in August of 2021. One month later, she tried placing her dog, Skylar, on a Onewheel as a joke from watching other dogs ride on their own and she was speechless to find out her dog didn’t mind riding. In September 2021, the Bay Area dynamic duo of Shirley and OnewheelSky came to life floating together on a Onewheel+ XR. Together, they started making appearances at group rides and M.O.O. events. They rode together for the first time at a Stockton outreach in September of 2021 and were later blessed to partner with the M.O.O. team during the holidays.
Jacob "Jake from Skate Farm" Munn
After having only been riding for two and half months, Jake found himself already changing lives in Santa Cruz with the M.O.O. crew. He first heard about Meals on Onewheels through a group chat on Facebook and immediately felt like it would be a great opportunity to get more involved with the community. From that point, he jumped in and fully embracing the spirit of the M.O.O.vement.
Jake is a Marine Corps veteran of four years, achieved the rank of Corporal, and was also a Martial Arts instructor during his time with the Marines. Jake brings commitment, consistency, and and a high level of leadership to everything he does and Meals on Onewheels is extremely thankful to have him on board.
(And yes, he’s wearings khakis)
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