Jonathan Hopkins | Executive Director

Jonathan joined Commute Seattle in January 2017 to lead our nationally-acclaimed efforts to help people commute and travel smarter. He provides strategic oversight of Commute Seattle’s unique public-private partnership focused in improving mobility in Seattle by reducing drive-alone rates. He also works closely with business, government and advocacy stakeholders to support collaborative planning for the future of our downtown urban environment. Jonathan commutes on foot and transit.

 

Joseph Bellanca | Project and Policy Manager

Joe manages pan-organization needs, bringing programs into alignment with Commute Seattle’s mission and goals. With a background in Library and Information Science, Joe has a passion for gathering, organizing, and using data to help businesses and organizations run more efficiently. When not using his library skills to promote alternative forms of transportation, Joe helps staff the reference desk at the Michael C. Weidemann LGBT Library on Capitol Hill. He currently walks to work.

Hannah Faires | Business Development Manager

Hannah manages the bridge between Commute Seattle’s public and private partners and clients. She oversees the fee-for-service efforts that build the capacity of businesses and property managers to tackle their transportation planning and outreach. Hannah focuses on increased bicycle awareness and advocacy by managing the Seattle Bike Friendly Business Network. Hailing from rural Southeastern Ohio, her journey continued north to Cleveland where she obtained her degree in Biology. She began her career in Community Development and Urban Planning with University Circle Inc., where her passion for urban sustainability blossomed. Hannah commutes via bike, bus, rail, or walking.

 

Alex Hughan | Outreach Coordinator

As the Outreach Coordinator Alex focuses his efforts on enhancing mobility options for small to medium sized businesses and property managers through consultation, engagement, and education. Alex also assists with the coordination of the Seattle Bicycle Friendly Business Network to increase awareness and exposure for businesses in support of people on bikes. Originally from California, Alex obtained his degree in the Environmental Science from Oregon State University. He began his career researching the forests and streams of the Pacific Northwest and now enjoys focusing on the streets and businesses of Seattle. Alex commutes via bus.

Kevin Futhey | Project Manager

Kevin manages Commute Seattle’s parking program and marketing efforts. He previously worked for United Way of Snohomish County, Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank, and WithinReach.  He has a BA from the University of Washington and an MPA from the University of North Dakota. Kevin moved a lot while growing up, attending 12 different schools by the ninth grade.  Most of his childhood was in Seattle, but he also lived in Florida, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, and North Carolina.  As an adult, he’s lived in Nicaragua and South Korea.  He loves to play guitar, ride great transit in new places, and be on the water or in the mountains.

Heidi Speight | Marketing and Events Specialist

As Marketing and Events Specialist Heidi maintains the website and social media presence at Commute Seattle. She manages marketing, communications, and organizes large commuter outreach events like Bikes and Bagels. Before working in transportation, Heidi consulted with businesses on their sustainability planning and ran her own specialty food business. Heidi commutes by bus and bike.

 

Kendle Bjelland | ORCA Sales Passport Specialist

Kendle works with small businesses in downtown Seattle to develop and analyze transportation programming specific to their needs. She also works with King County Metro to provide outreach and marketing for the ORCA Business Passport program, as well as assist customers through the signup process. She enjoys a multi-modal commute and either rides the bus or bikes to work.

Billy Duss | CTR Services Specialist

Billy works with Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) affected companies located outside of Downtown to fulfill their survey and reporting requirements. After growing up in Wisconsin and studying political science at the University of Minnesota, Billy moved to Seattle in 2009 and immediately knew he was in the right place. A self-described transit nerd, Billy came to Commute Seattle after working on dozens of political campaigns across the state, and in Olympia during the legislative session. Billy commutes by bike, light rail, and bus.

Patrick Green | CTR Services Specialist

Patrick collaborates with businesses in the downtown core, ensuring that they meet survey and reporting requirements for Commute Trip Reduction efforts. Patrick hails from California, where he developed a love for the outdoors and healthy communities. He arrived in Seattle in 2006, and he stayed for its creative and environmentally-minded culture. After working in sustainability, Patrick came to Commute Seattle so he could assist in growing a connected Puget Sound. Patrick commutes by foot, bus, and rail.