Friends of the Riverfront is welcoming three new board members in 2021! Read more about Nathaniel, Lauren, and Robin.
Nathaniel is a native of Pittsburgh having grown up in Highland Park. He is a Marine Corps Veteran, and cocreator of Blackpacking, alongside Shanon Williams of The Wellness Collective. Since 2017, Blackpacking has been meeting on a monthly basis to hike the cities trails. When he is not Blackpacking, he is working to create pipelines to employment in manufacturing for people in underserved communities.
Lauren is an attorney at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott specializing in utilities and telecommunications law. Before entering private practice, she worked at the Pennsylvania consumer advocate’s office and also has a background in environmental law and policy. She first discovered her love of trails while living in north-central Pennsylvania as a child. In her free time, Lauren enjoys hiking, biking and traveling. She lives in the East End and is most often found exploring the city with her partner and their two greyhounds.
Robin has been an avid cycler since her brother suggested she come along for a ride back in 2000. More than 20 years and thousands of miles later, she has not slowed down one bit. After retiring from corporate America in June 2020, Robin is pursuing her dream to be an entrepreneur that educates cyclists. Her first project was resurrecting the Women at Work Cycling Club. She is also a ride leader with Black Girls Do Bike and Pittsburgh Major Taylor Cycling Club.