Bike Elf Dewayne Wilson

E. Dewayne Wilson

President / Director

Bike Elf is Dewayne’s idea. He is the driving force behind making the organization a reality. Bike Elf was born out of his belief there is a special bond between kids and bikes that can never be broken. Riding a bike is a rite of passage, a passport to worlds beyond the front lawn. Bikes represent … Read More

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Bike Elf Leigh Wilson

Leigh P. Wilson


Leigh serves Bike Elf by taking responsibility for marketing, social media, volunteer communications and coordination, and bookkeeping. Leigh’s voice is the one most likely to answer the Bike Elf Hotline if you call the office. Bike Elf is extremely fun for Leigh because she is constantly getting to meet new people. She especially enjoys the children’s smiles on … Read More

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Bike Elf Gary Taylor

Gary Taylor

Bike Elf Maryville - Director

Gary began volunteering with Bike Elf in June 2015. He is the brains behind the first Bike Elf Bike Drive. Since then, Gary has refined and improved the bike drive model we use today. Gary also helped Bike Elf with its Bike Shop outreach program over the summer of 2015.  He called on almost every independently owned bicycle … Read More

Bike Elf Donna Yates

Donna Yates

Bike Elf Maryville - Director

Donna joined the Bike Elf volunteer team in June 2015. She has been an invaluable asset in record keeping and organization. During her time with Bike Elf, Donna has learned a lot about bicycles and can triage a bike with a quick glance. Her attention to detail and willingness to help has been a tremendous help to … Read More

Bike Elf Bob Tiebout

Robert A. Tiebout


“Bike Elf Bob” is an invaluable member of our team. He brings mechanical acumen for repairing bicycles, an enthusiasm for our mission and a heart of gold for the children and organizations we serve. You might find Bob driving Bike Elf bicycles all over East Tennessee in his vintage International Harvester pickup. He rarely misses a … Read More

Bike Elf Lil Tiebout

Lil Dudley Tiebout


Lil Tiebout is proud to be an essential member of our great team. She is dedicated to serving her East Tennessee community. Lil was President of the Mary E. Tippet Library for several years, worked in numerous leadership roles as an active member of her church and spent five years on the Smoky Mountains Heritage Guild. Now, … Read More

Bike Elf Barbara Leach

Barbara Ragle Leach


Barbara Leach has been a part of the Bike Elf team since 2015.  She enjoys participating in various Bike Elf events.  Her favorite is the Bike for Brains & Hard Work giveaway program at the Boys & Girls Club. Barbara is a native East Tennessean who grew up in Knoxville.  She and her husband Jim have lived in … Read More

Bike Elf Jim Leach

James K. Leach


Jim Leach brings invaluable business experience to the Bike Elf team. He retired from JCPenney where he was a senior executive, Vice President and Director of Logistics. He traveled the world during his 30+ years with the Penney Company. Jim grew up in Knoxville. He enjoys living in Townsend and hiking the Smokies.  Aside from … Read More

Jason Jennings


Jason started producing videos for Bike Elf in 2016. He immediately fell in love with seeing the joy on kids’ faces who earned their bicycles. In early 2017, Jason took on a greater role with Bike Elf. He’s thrilled to be creating more videos—including the “Bike Elf Stories” series—and assisting with the website and social media pages. Jason moved … Read More

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