Board Member Biographies

Bruce Adams has been a CCCT board member since 2019. Named a Washingtonian of the Year in 1998 in part for his support of the Capital Crescent Trail. Served as Montgomery County Councilmember and director of County Executive Ike Leggett’s Office of Community Partnerships. Founded Bethesda Community Base Ball Club (BCBBC) in 1998 to build Shirley Povich Field, create the Bethesda Big Train summer college baseball team, and raise money to improve fields for kids. Bruce serves as BCBBC president. Bruce and his wife Peggy Engel live in Bethesda. They have two adult children, Emily and Hugh, and granddaughter Stella. Lynn A. Balzer-Martin is a resident of Chevy Chase and she represents her local community at the Citizens Coordinating Committee on Friendship Heights. She has served on the CCCT Board since 2015. She is both an occupational therapist and special educator and has worked in the Philadelphia Public Schools, at NIH and at Children's National Medical Center. She later became a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical Center. In the years leading up to her retirement, she established a solo private practice as a child development consultant with an office in her home and collaboration with preschools and pediatrician's offices. Her son, Eric, lives in Washington, DC.
Paul Basken is from the Boston area and has lived in all three DMV jurisdictions over about 30 years. His bicycling has been primarily work-oriented, most centrally the 10 or 15 years spent riding daily along the CCT prior to the shift to at-home work in Kensington. Other highlights include riding up Mount Washington, bike-camping the towpath to Cumberland, and, more usual these days, traveling to baseball practice. He was elected to the CCCT Board in 2022. He also serves on the board of the Blair High School crew team and the advisory board of ASEE's Prism magazine. Past service includes little league baseball coaching, PTA boards, and PEP parenting. He is a journalist who has worked from all 50 states and seven continents, has been a White House and congressional correspondent, and now primarily covers higher education and research, with some transportation on the side. Ed Comer has been a CCCT Board member since 2016. A committed bicyclist, he first used the Trail to commute (in good weather) from home in Bethesda to his office downtown and has been a regular Trail user for many years. Ed was General Counsel of a major electric company trade association for over 20 years. Now retired from his primary job, he teaches Energy Law and Climate Change at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He participates in the Capital Trails Coalition and is active in several bicycle groups and activities. Ed currently lives in Washington DC. His son, Ben, lives in Silver Spring.
Jenny Sue Dunner is a long time board member of the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail, participating in its efforts to keep the trail safe and well maintained. Jenny Sue led the effort to raise money to create the Neal Potter Plaza at River Road, which was dedicated on November 3, 2018. A 2020 Roscoe R. Nix Distinguished Community Leadership Award Honoree, Jenny Sue has been a life-long community advocate on many issues, always focusing on ways to reach a consensus, bringing people together to resolve issues. She also is a loving mother of two, Jennifer and Lisa, and three wonderful grandchildren, not to mention her beloved cat, Lucy. Scott Feldstein is an avid cyclist who regularly walks and cycles on the CCT. He is a member of the Potomac Pedalers, WABA, and three informal cycling groups. Scott was a tax attorney at the IRS from 1985-1990 and at Covington and Burling from 1990-2013. He has worked with many nonprofits over the years including tutoring children and providing pro bono advice on a myriad of tax issues. During the latter half of his career, he bike commuted on the CCT from Bethesda to DC. Scott currently resides in Foggy Bottom. He was elected to the CCCT Board in 2022, and is committed to ensuring the CCT is a safe and enjoyable experience for all users.
Mike Hunninghake has been been a CCCT board member since 2013. His volunteer work has included serving as the chair of a municipal environmental commission and as a member of a municipal planning and zoning board. He has worked professionally on environmental and sustainability issues at the local and regional scale for more than 20 years, and currently works with local governments in Maryland to provide technical assistance on a wide range of sustainability issues. Mike enjoys bicycle touring and living near the Trail. Morris Klein joined the CCCT Board in 2015. He is a 30+ year resident of Bethesda and has been a regular user of the trail since its opening.  He travels to his office by bicycle year-round and is a recipient of the Bethesda Bicycle Commuter Spirit Award for his “tenacious spirit and dedication” to bicycle commuting. Morris is an attorney, concentrating in elder law, special needs law, estate planning and probate administration. He is also active in local and national bar associations and is a member of the Montgomery County Commission on Aging.
David Kosub, a federal civil servant residing in Silver Spring, was elected to the CCCT Board in 2022. He has passionately devoted many volunteer hours to make the communities he has lived in thrive and be as vibrant and diverse as possible. David is an avid runner and walker, using the Capital Crescent Trail as often as possible, and aims to make the trail more accessible for individuals with disabilities and families. He will follow the ups and downs related to the Purple Line and related trail discussion, and encourages thoughts from others as the project moves forward. Tony Marra is from Brooklyn, N.Y. and has lived in the DC metro area for almost 50 years. He has been a longtime fan of the CCT, first as a runner training for marathons and 10Ks, and more recently as a cyclist and walker. Tony has been on the CCCT Board for almost 10 years. His other community activities have included the Big Brother program, serving as a Red Cross volunteer at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and membership on the Chevy Chase Local Advisory Panel. He is a corporate finance lawyer and has worked for various Federal foreign assistance and housing programs. Tony is currently a lawyer with the Peace Corps. He and his wife live in Chevy Chase.
Brian Robinson has been on the board of the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail since 2023. He is focused on improved cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, and is lucky to live near the trail, finding it to be the most pleasant way of getting to DC from his home in Bethesda. You can find him pedaling on the trail in a cargo e-bike with his daughter cheerfully riding on the back. He seeks to improve access to the trail, to make it safer, and to allow more people to experience the benefits of car-free travel. Brian envisions the trail serving as a high-capacity Breezeway amid a larger network of low-stress cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, as envisioned in the 2018 Montgomery County Bicycle Master Plan, allowing residents to travel to work, school, restaurants, and shops, without needing to rely on motor vehicles. He also serves on the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board. In his day job, he is a financial regulatory attorney with Dodd-Frank implementation and cryptocurrency experience. Holly Seltzer was elected to the CCCT board in 2020. Holly coordinates CCCT volunteer events, most recently to remove non-native invasive plants along the trail, with other activities planned. As a certified Weed Warrior through Montgomery Parks, she also volunteers to help clear invasive vines from local parkland. Holly began using the trail in the late 1990s as a rollerblade-commuter, and now regularly walks and rides her bike on the CCT for recreation and to enjoy its natural beauty. Holly works in nonprofit public health communications and is currently Vice President of Communications at the International Partnership for Microbicides. She lives in Bethesda with her partner and their cat and dog.
Ron Tripp has served more than 15 years on the board of the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail, much of that time as Chair. He also chaired and served on the Citizens Coordinating Committee on Friendship Heights for many years, and as an officer of The Brookdale Citizens Association. He served on a condominium board in SW DC. As a road cyclist since the 1990's, he has been a regular user of the trail since shortly after it opened. A retired broadcast technician and former radio broadcaster, Ron resides with his wife in the Friendship Heights area of Chevy Chase. CCCT Webmaster (not a board member)
Will Strang is a life-long avid bicyclist, mainly doing shorter rides for fun, exercise, and exploration. In the 80s and 90s, he cycle commuted part-time between Arlington and Tysons, using the W&OD trail. Since moving to Maryland in 2009, he regularly rides on the CCT. Since 2013, Will has done increasing amounts of trail maintenance on the CCT and MacArthur Blvd side-path, now over 40 hours a year. His bicycle is distinctive for the 3.3 foot broom handle sticking up behind the seat. As a software engineer with Asperger's, Will is more effective with software than people, so being CCCT webmaster is a good fit. He is also an avid dancer, originally ballroom and now contra and English Country dance, hence he lives near Glen Echo Park and is very active in the Folklore Society of Greater Washington.