Lauri Kaplan has served on the Pedal with Pete Board of Directors since 2010, and she became the Secretary of the Foundation in 2014. She currently works full-time as a liaison at the Ohio State School for the Blind, serving families of children who are blind or visually impaired and their local school districts across Ohio.
Lauri and her husband are parents of two adult children. Their oldest, Jake, lives with cerebral palsy and enjoys pedaling his adapted bicycle with family around Columbus. Lauri is an active voice for families dealing with cerebral palsy, providing valuable perspectives to the Board on many different aspects of the cerebral palsy community. Lauri began volunteering at the Columbus event in 2009. Even with her full schedule, Lauri also serves on Pedal with Pete’s Research and Education committee, and her whole family helps out as needed prior to and during each Columbus event, as the Pedal with Pete Foundation makes a difference to the lives of those they love.