Transforming Cities Like it's My Job

Below I've included a sample of the work I've done 9 to 5 (what a way to make a living!) to make it easier, safer, and more appealing for people to get around without a car. These experiences have been educational, challenging, engaging, and wonderful -- and have given me the opportunity to work with some of the most brilliant people thinking about and working in transportation today. 

 

Founding Program Director

Move PGH

Pittsburgh, PA

Led public-private partnership in the creation of Move PGH, recognized as the first program in the US to pursue Mobility as a Service;

 

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Membership Director

Washington Area Bicyclist Association

Washington, DC

Managed recruitment and retention for the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, the premier member cycling advocacy organization for the National Capitol Region. 

 

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Program Manager

Sunday Streets / San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

San Francisco, CA

Managed volunteers & public programs for monthly events attended by ~30,000 for San Francisco's "Sunday Streets";

 

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Membership & Outreach Manager

Bike Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Managed all aspects of membership, outreach, and volunteer programs

  • Increased membership by 35% in eight months;
  • Presented at Alliance for Biking and Walking Leadership Conference on “How to Develop & Run an Effective Membership Organization”;
  • Coordinated events & scenes for first Streetfilms video about biking and walking improvements in Pittsburgh; 

 

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Founder

Carfree Day, DC

Washington, DC

Developed concept & collaborative proposal to bring Car-free Day to Washington, DC in 2007, a precursor to "Open Streets". 

  • Event expanded in 2008 to include the DC Metro areas in Virginia and Maryland, and is now known as Carfree Metro DC
  • Persuaded then-Mayor Adrian Fenty and the entire City Council to commute car-free;
  • Created eight PARK(ing) spaces to illustrate the potential of public space when used for people, rather than storing people's private property;
  • Awarded official commendation from DC City Council for bringing Car­-free Day to DC; 

 

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Education Program Planner

U.S. Green Building Council

Washington, DC

Managed all aspects of 200+ workshops around the country on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for building design and construction;

  • Coordinated and marketed 15-20 training workshops on green buildings each month;
  • Executed logistical aspects for each workshop, including site selection, contract negotiation, food and beverage, audiovisual, educational resources, and post event budget reconciliation;

 

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