Our Story

On March 30th, 2016, Brian was struck while riding his bike home from the neighborhood park. The driver, who ran a red light, met Brian's bike at full speed, knocking him off his bike and into the windshield of the car. 

Brian, an avid cyclist, hiker and dedicated father, is now wheelchair bound. The family now embarks on adjusting their lives to embrace their new realities, which include selling the family two-story home and moving into a one-story home Two Blocks North. The new house is in need of modifications for full accessibility including a renovated master bathroom, kitchen and hallways. The garage will be transformed into a therapy and workout gym for Brian. The exterior will be modified so Brian can easily access the house and play in the backyard with his daughter and family.

If you'd like to help with remodeling costs please visit our campaign site, http://twoblocksnorth.net/campaigns/duncan-family-fund/.


Because our need is immediate, we've decided to forgo the usual crowd funding method and create a link through PayPal, which provides a link to the family's direct fund for the project. 



In Kind Sponsors

Thank you so much to our in-kind sponsors! Getting us one step closer to reality.

Thanks to the sponsors below for providing windows, sinks, tiles, doors, and more!

Follow our progress on our BLOG.


Meet the Team

The design team is comprised of bike enthusiasts, bike commuters, ex-pro bike racers, and many people passionate about bike safety in Portland, great design, sustainable and durable construction, and helping amazing people like Brian and Hanne.

A dedicated team of designers, contractors, realtors, landscape architects, structural engineers, and marketing folks are committed to complete this project for the family. Meet our team below.

Follow our progress on our BLOG.


Corey Omey

EMA Architects

Principal Architect

A daily bike commuter, survivor of a few bike accidents, aspiring Cyclocross leisure racer, mountain biker, and bike safety enthusiast, Corey is partner in EMA.


Joshua Salinger

Birdsmouth Construction


A transplant from the midwest and enthusiast of energy efficiency, alternative modes of transportation, and taking advantage of all the great things about Portland.


Caitilin Pope Daum

Landscape Architect + Ecological Design

Caitilin is an experienced rain-or-shine bike commuter, and is passionate about helping people have a joyful, productive, and engaged relationship with their personal bit of the out of doors.


Bob Grummel

Grummel Engineering

Structural Engineer


Earl Levin

Keylight + Shadow

Earl Levin


Tim Pitts

Think Real Estate

Founder and Principal Broker

When not engineering, Bob enjoys building boats, and then using them for fishing, crabbing, and general recreation.  He is also an avid rock climber and cyclist. In his younger days he raced professionally.

Bike advocate, retired Velo track racer with Beaverton Bicycle Club. Earl has been a professional lighting designer for more than 20 years.

Longtime Northeast Portland resident, passionate about housing, livability, and community issues, and an avid recreational cyclist.


Peter Bogart

Birdsmouth Construction

Project Manager

A student of blending form and function, Peter strives to make design intent a field reality.


Jenn Lanius

EMA Architecture

Design Team Member

Bike commuter & weekend adventurer to the outdoors or tending to the always expanding garden.


Hanna Richards-James

Fantail Collaborative

Marketing Consultant

Hanna is a communications and marketing professional, owner of Fantail Collaborative, and bike advocate.

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Jason Naimon

Group Jake

Design Principal

Jason is a 40 year NYC transplant, Interior Design practitioner, Marylhurst University instructor, Pearl District Planning and Transportation Committee member and about to be Grandad. Loves the Blues and all his daughter’s music.