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
Led public-private partnership in the creation of Move PGH, recognized as the first program in the US to pursue Mobility as a Service;
- Instrumental in increasing critical mobility options in Pittsburgh through legalization of e-scooters;
- Planned & executed public launch of Move PGH pilot & Spin's e-scooters;
- Ran strategy meetings with members of the Pittsburgh Mobility Collective, including C-level representatives from Spin, the Port Authority, Pittsburgh Bike-share, Scoobi (moped share), Zipcar, and Waze carpool, Pittsburgh's Department of Mobility & Infrastructure, and other stakeholders.
Washington Area Bicyclist Association
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";
- Partnered with diverse community groups to recruit & train 150 volunteers each month to ensure the city's Open Streets event were car-free & care-free for attendees of all ages;
- Represented the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition & Livable City in planning sessions with San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency & San Francisco Police Department.
Membership & Outreach Manager
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;
Carfree Day, 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;
Education Program Planner
U.S. Green Building Council
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;