Jen Bristol

Development Director

Jen joined the Bike Newport team as Development Director in 2021. Her nonprofit experience spans three decades and includes leadership roles in healthcare, conservation, historic preservation and human services. Bike Newport’s success in building stronger and more collaborative communities through outreach, partnering and education appealed to Jennifer’s strongly held belief that positive change only happens when people work together. Jen is a native Rhode Islander who recalls growing up in a neighborhood where bikes were central to who kids played with and how they got there. While she jokes that her bike has only one speed- slow- she enjoys taking her bike on day trips around her home state and exploring new places on two wheels whenever possible.