A note from our new Employer Outreach/Pedestrian Program Manager, Paul Comery
I am excited to be taking the lead on our Pedestrian Committee and heading up Go Lloyd’s employer outreach efforts. I think it is fitting that I will be advocating for and promoting active transportation in Lloyd as this is the neighborhood where I first became a bike commuter in elementary school, making the round trip from my home in SE to Irvington Elementary and later North East Community School. As a graduate of Portland State University’s Community Development program and a veteran of political campaigns, I am ready to leverage my knowledge and passion to improve the walking experience for everyone in Lloyd.
When I am not working, it’s likely that I am playing Taiko. Taiko, the Japanese word for drum, is an ensemble percussion performance art that I have been practicing for over 20 years. As a performing member of Portland Taiko I’ve had the privilege of studying in Japan, recording a CD, and performing on tours across the Northwest. Currently I am thrilled to serve as one of Portland Taiko’s instructors. I am also an avid chess player, an occasional guitar strummer, and a middling soccer player. I host "Both Teams Played Hard", a weekly Blazer fan podcast; build things out of wood (longbows); and I get down to live music regularly!
I’m looking forward to meeting you at Go Lloyd events and seeing you out and about in Lloyd.