Kelli Kavanaugh - Owner, Tour Guide, Tour Sweeper
Kelli opened Wheelhouse in 2008 with her friend Karen and is now sole owner. She has worked as a freelance writer, in community development and as a bartender. She's a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and University of Detroit Mercy (Go Titans!) graduate; sits on the board of directors of the National Bicycle Dealers Association; serves on the advisory council for Detroit Bike Share; and helped to organize the Tour de Troit from 2005-16. A Detroit resident for over 20 years, she reads incessantly, is a member of the Detroit Sail Club and loves the Tigers.
Tatiana Pastor - General Manager
Tatiana is an artist from Southwest Detroit where she lives with her cat, Molly. She coordinates volunteers for Michigan's largest bike ride, Tour de Troit. Besides everything bike-related, she loves music, traveling, computers, science, and people.
Derek Glowacki - Shift Manager
Derek grew up in Sterling Heights and now lives just north of New Center in Detroit. Besides working at the Wheelhouse, he is an accomplished dubstep musician, DJ and promoter. His only flaw is that he loves gas station food.
Blake Rogers - Shift Manager
Blake is in his fourth year at Wayne State University studying marketing. He's a Detroit lifer who hates cold and hot weather with an equal passion. He has a strange love for Bon Jovi.
Tony Ruacho - Tour Guide, Tour Sweeper
Tony is a bartender at every dive you've ever been to. He's a Hamtramck resident who helps to organize the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival and is a founding member of the Suicide Squad bike gang.
Dan Masterson - Tour Guide, Tour Sweeper
Dan is Sergeant of Arms for the the local United Auto Workers Union. He commutes by bike year-round and was awarded the Green Cruiser of the Year award in 2014. He loves long distance touring and has ridden to Cincinnati, Chicago and Milwaukee from Detroit. When he's not riding a bike or working at Wheelhouse, he fosters rescue animals and volunteers at Back Alley Bikes. He appreciates Detroit-rich tobacco and leads our Cigar tour.
Kido Pielack - Tour Guide
Kido is a native Detroiter who has been working in the field of Urban Agriculture for the past 9 years. His passion for plants and people led him to a career in organic landscaping and apprenticeship in urban agriculture and studies with the MSU Student Organic Farmer Training Program to his current position, Education Coordinator at Keep Growing Detroit. Kido leads Wheelhouse's monthly Urban Agriculture tour in support of KGD.
Marc Langlois - Tour Guide
Marc is an artist, the preparatory assistant at the Detroit Institute of Arts and he leads Wheelhouse's monthly public art tour. Oh, and he's wicked fast when he races mountain and cyclocross.
Reg McGhee - Tour Guide, Tour Sweeper
Reg is a longtime Detroiter and an avid cyclist. Growing up in Detroit has given him a wealth of knowledge of the city's neighborhoods, its history and its many changes that he shares on his tours. He is familiar with the city's diverse bike culture and his many decades of cycling enables him to share helpful information on bike riding to new and experienced cyclist alike. Working at Wheelhouse perfectly combines his love of cycling with his passion for the city and its people.
Malik Bennett - E. Market Rental Operator, Shop Help
Malik is a life-long Detroiter that came on board in the Summer of 2016 through Grow Detroit's Young Talent Program. Currently, he is studying Photography at Macomb Community College.
Linda Zalewski - Marketing Coordinator, Shop Help
Linda is a free spirit who lives in the 'burbs with her husband and dog. When not at the bike shop she can be found at Cellarmens drinking delicious craft mead, cider, and beer made by her very own wonderful husband and fabulous friends and partners. Her favorite pastime is napping.
Kendra Colbert - Shift Manager, Tour Sweeper
Kendra lives in the Cass Corridor and loves books, bikes, science, and knitting. She thinks Dutch Girl Donuts should be a new food group. Detroit is her second home, but so far her favorite.
Francisco Lopez - Tour Guide
With an advanced degree in Art History, Francisco is a senior administrator at the College for Creative Studies. He has presented papers and taught college classes in Art History and, more generally, the Humanities. Francisco currently lives in Grosse Pointe with his wife and three children, and enjoys commuting to work in Midtown by bike. He is interested in the history of Detroit, and the city's architectural heritage. Having lived in New York City and Washington, DC, Francisco can't keep away from Detroit. He keeps coming back! Francisco leads the monthly architecture tour at Wheelhouse.