Kevin is Commute Seattle’s Executive Director. He joined Commute Seattle as a Program Manager in 2017, overseeing small business outreach programs, parking initiatives, and the Free Waterfront Shuttle. Kevin’s career in nonprofits started with AmeriCorps service at WithinReach, and continued at the Pike Market Food Bank and United Way of Snohomish County. He has a BA in International Studies and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington and an MPA from the University of North Dakota. He commutes by bus from Mountlake Terrace.
Ryan joins Commute Seattle with over nine years of experience developing digital and traditional B2B and B2C marketing campaigns. He oversees the organization’s brand, and manages marketing and communication efforts. Additionally, he is responsible for ongoing initiatives including, branding, campaign management, press, and the free waterfront shuttle. He is passionate about creating campaigns that connect people to their community and has seen first-hand the difference mission-driven marketing campaigns can make. He has spent the majority of his career strategically planning and placing award winning advertising campaigns within the public sector. Prior to joining Commute Seattle, Ryan lead all marketing programs for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. A recent transplant from the South, he loves all that Seattle has to offer from the outdoors to the massive transit system. Ryan commutes by bus and bike.
Kendle began working in transportation in 2015, developing and launching the ORCA LIFT program at Catholic Community Services. After transitioning to Commute Seattle in 2016, Kendle has supported the ORCA Business, Commute Trip Reduction and Transportation Management programs, as well as the fee for service and other projects. She has an MPA from the University of Washington and commutes by bus or bike.
Nick works with small businesses to provide transportation assistance with a focus on pre-tax employee benefits. A native Oregonian, Nick graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in Psychology and spent two years working as a substance abuse therapist before relocating to Seattle to do outreach and marketing for a company that provides vacation opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. After years of direct service experience, Nick found himself passionate about improving systems that directly impact marginalized or at-risk communities and believes in the inherent value of mass transit in the great city of Seattle. Nick commutes to work by bus.
Wren collaborates with small businesses and property managers in downtown Seattle to provide resources on transportation amenities and help to implement policies that reduce neighborhood congestion. Wren received her BA in the Community, Environment & Planning program at the University of Washington where she specialized in urban historical preservation. She is passionate about community found within commutes and indispensable nature of mobility for all. Prior to joining the Commute Seattle team she interned in the Service Planning department at Sound Transit, and the Events and Programming department at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Wren commutes by rail, bus, bike or foot.
Olivia is responsible for planning and implementing key aspects of Commute Seattle’s transportation programs aimed to reduce congestion. She manages a team to support business in compliance with the Commute Trip Reduction Law and Transportation Management Program city mandate. Olivia also takes businesses on deep dives in transportation demand management and leads Commute Seattle’s fee-for-service program. She is originally from a small, car-centric town outside of Pittsburgh and earned a BS in Regional Planning from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Olivia later moved to America’s bicycle capital, Portland, Oregon to pursue a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University. PSU introduced TDM to Olivia and you could say it was love at first sight. She’s studied travel behavior at multi-family housing, prepared major institutions for new TDM policy, and started a commuter-incentive program for 30,000 residents. Olivia is a multi-modal commuter and hopes to see public escalators in Seattle’s public transportation future.
Dylan works with businesses in the South Lake Union and South Seattle areas to promote Commute Trip Reduction and give employees options to commute responsibly. He is a native Seattleite who is thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest and working with Commute Seattle to keep his hometown moving and thriving. He comes to Commute Seattle after receiving his Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA where he focused on Transportation Policy and Planning, with a particular interest in public transit, active transportation, and parking management. Prior to graduate school, Dylan earned his BA across the state at Gonzaga University and worked for six years in private sector before settling on sustainable and equitable transportation as his true passion. Dylan commutes by bus and foot.
Sarah encourages businesses in the downtown commercial core to meet and exceed their Commute Trip Reduction goals. Sarah believes transportation affects every single person’s daily life; she’s eager to find ways to advance urban mobility in order to improve air quality, health, happiness and ease of access to daily necessities. She dreams of a world with equitable access to transportation for all ages, abilities and incomes. Sarah studied Natural Resources at Cornell University, dabbled in a few environmental passions, then arrived in Seattle on her bike after a cross country ride in 2016. Sarah previously worked at C+C, where she learned the ins and outs of community based social marketing. You’ll find Sarah guiding her friends on their first bike or bus ride through the city. Sarah commutes by bike.