Photographer: Brad Lovell
Hair and Make-up: Lauren Wadsworth
Producer: Lindsay Garrett
Special thanks to Carrie Hill and Wade Smith
As someone who brings sunshine into every room she walks into, this month’s feature is a fitting representative for April. This is typically the month we place our attention on environmental awareness, conservation, and where we fit into the natural world around us. And this woman is a pioneer for one of the most progressive environmental efforts for our city: Zyp BikeShare.
Having lived in Birmingham for most of her life, she fell head over heels when she moved back in 2006 and immediately dedicated herself to contributing to the magic. She is committed to a flourishing city life and has become an inspiring champion for downtown loft living.
She served on the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham for six years until discovering programs in other cities that encouraged people to commute in a whole new way. An avid cycler herself, it became her mission not only to bring a program to the Magic City, but to put us on the map by building the most innovative system to date. And she did. Our Zyp program offers our community connectivity like never before with the most advanced available technology at a very affordable price in the most convenient locations around the city. April will be the first month with all 40 stations fully unveiled and open to the public.
She is a workaholic with a mission, and she knows how to integrate her work socially. A supporter of the arts and nonprofits, you can find her at just about any major fundraiser as either an organizer, volunteer, or supporter. Her most passionate cause presently is the Deep South Cancer Foundation, which annually hosts the multi-state cycling event Cycliad.
This woman is a gleaming ideal of someone with fervor for our city and community who knows how to make big things happen. She moves us all to be better to our world, and that is why Lindsey Gray West is Birmingfamous.