Teen Services Staff
*Adrian Palenchar, Operation Bicycle Manager
Summary: Adrian was born and raised in Glen Ellen, graduated from Sonoma Valley High School in 1999, and received a B.A. in journalism from California State University Chico in 2003. He lived in New York, San Francisco and Cusco, Peru, before moving back to Sonoma in 2011. During that time, he held numerous jobs, including sports writer and middle school teacher before combining his passion for youth education with bicycling. In early 2012, Adrian volunteered to revamp Teen Services Sonoma’s earn-a-bike program, renaming it Operation Bicycle and expanding its reach and hours. He was hired to coordinate the program later that year. Adrian also works as an educator for the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, teaching bike and pedestrian safety to kids all over the county.