Who’s involved in localeikki?
localeikki was founded in 2012 by Tracy McMillan, a former professor of urban planning and public health (a Longhorn and a Jayhawk in that previous life). She’s worked in education, research and advocacy related to healthy, active communities for almost 20 years.
Tracy also worked in the running industry for many years with her husband Greg (McMillan Running Company) and knows the camaraderie that exists in running at all levels. We support one another when we're running, and we can support one another to keep running using a tool like localeikki. localeikki embodies her passion for exploring new places to play, which she hopes to pass on to her young son.
Taylor Thomas shares a similar vision and came on board as a co-founder a few months after localeikki began. He brings his expertise & experience in the cycling industry, where he’s done everything from sales to professional racing to advocacy. He would love nothing more than to see every person being active outdoors. His involvement with localeikki gives him an outlet to show people that recreation opportunities exist all around them. When he's not preaching the localeikki gospel, he uses localeikki to find, and share, great experiences with his wife and two dogs.
The programming team at 2b design & development, led by Darryl Brown, takes care of all the technical aspects: database, website & mobile apps.
We’d be lost without all of our awesome ambassadors who came on board early in the process to help us refine the products, add content and spread the localeikki love. Please check them all out on the ambassador page
, and see who is representing your area!