Local Host Committee


David Amiton

Active Transportation Analyst, UW Transportation Services

David Amiton

 

David lives in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, just a short bike or bus ride from his job as the Active Transportation Analyst at the University of Washington. David has contributed to a variety of active transportation planning and infrastructure projects, including city bike plans, wayfinding systems, bicycle and pedestrian counts programs, on-street improvements, and bike parking installations. Prior to moving to Seattle in 2010, David lived in Portland, OR while completing his MURP degree at Portland State University and interning at the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation. When he’s not on a bicycle, David enjoys rock climbing, skiing, and wandering the neighborhood with his dog.


Christine Bae

Associate Professor, Urban Design and Planning

Christine Bae

 

Bio coming soon.

Leya Barr

Sr. Facilities Coordinator at Impinj

Leya Barr

 

Bio coming soon.

Craig Benjamin

Policy & Government Affairs Manager, Cascade Bicycle Club

Craig Benjamin

 

Craig was born and raised in Seattle and after nearly a decade away spent earning his B.A in Public Policy at Washington and Lee University, numerous adventures to New Zealand to ski and hike, and five years in Jackson Hole pursuing his passion for skiing deep snow on big mountains, Craig returned to the Pacific Northwest to fight for a better future. Since his return to Seattle six years ago, Craig has earned his Master’s in Public Administration focused on environmental policy and sustainability, while also receiving a certificate in environmental management. Crafted cutting-edge policy for the City of Seattle to increase the number of sidewalk cafes. Developed a program that trains citizens in campaign development to help them guide their neighborhoods toward a complete, compact and connected future. Directed communications on a campaign that successfully transitioned Washington’s only coal-fired power plant off of coal. Built and coordinated a multi-year coalition effort involving over sixty diverse organizations and hundreds of volunteers to make walking, bicycling and transit the easiest ways to get around Seattle that successfully advocated for nearly $7 million in new annual dedicated revenue for bicycling and pedestrian improvements and street maintenance. Worked on too many political campaigns to count. And served on numerous transportation and land use related Boards, Commissions and Advisory Groups. Craig joined Cascade in the fall of 2011 as the Policy and Government Affairs Manager. In this role Craig manages Cascade’s legislative and political programs, along with coordinating a number of local and regional campaigns. Craig lives in Shoreline with his wife Stacy, their daughter Piper, son Ryder and their dog Annabelle.

Dan Carlson

Senior Lecturer of Public Affairs, University of Washington

Dan Carlson

 

Daniel Carlson is a senior lecturer whose work focuses on the areas of community and economic development and transportation and land use. He is the co-author (with Cy Ulberg and Lisa Wormser) ofAt Road's End: Transportation and Land Use Choices for Communities (Island Press, 1995), a book that examines present transportation paradigms and case studies from around the country, which model change toward holistic transportation planning. Carlson is also the author of Reusing America's Schools (Preservation Press, 1991), which highlights adaptive use of closed schools for community development. His study, with Evans School graduate Don Billen, Transportation Corridor Management: Are We Linking Transportation and Land Use Yet? (1996) focuses specifically on innovations and lessons learned from transportation corridor management in regions across the country.

Andrew Dannenberg

Affiliate Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences (Primary department), Urban Design and Planning

Andrew Dannenberg

 

Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH, is an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he teaches courses on healthy community design and on health impact assessment. He is also a consultant to and formerly Team Leader of the Healthy Community Design Initiative in the National Center for Environmental Health, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. For the past decade, his research and teaching has focused on examining the health aspects of community design including land use, transportation, urban planning, and other issues related to the built environment. He has a particular interest in the use of a health impact assessment as a tool to inform community planners about the health consequences of their decisions. Previously he served as Director of CDC's Division of Applied Public Health Training, as Preventive Medicine Residency director and as an injury prevention epidemiologist on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in Baltimore, and as a cardiovascular epidemiologist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

Howard Frumkin

Dean, School of Public Health; Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences

Howard Frumkin

 

Howard Frumkin is Dean, and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Dr. Frumkin is an internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist, and epidemiologist, who has worked in academia and public service. From 2005 to 2010 he held leadership roles at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first as director of the National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR), and later as Special Assistant to the CDC Director for Climate Change and Health. During his tenure NCEH/ATSDR created programs in Climate Change and in Healthy Community Design; launched training programs for college students, doctoral students, and post-docs; expanded its Biomonitoring and Environmental Public Health Tracking programs; and launched its National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures. From 1990 to 2005, he was Professor and Chair of Environmental and Occupational Health at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Emory Medical School.

Celeste Gilman

Commute Options Manager, UW Transportation Services

Celeste Gilman

 

Bio coming soon.

Max Hepp-Buchanan

Director, Bike Walk RVA

Max Hepp-Buchanan

 

Bio coming soon.

David Hiller

External Affairs, Office of the Mayor, City of Seattle

David Hiller

 

David Hiller was born in Bethesda, MD and lived throughout the country as a child of a career Coast Guard officer. David and his wife Candace moved to Seattle in 2003. Before coming to Seattle, David worked as an aide to elected officials in Connecticut, and in other strategic communications, and policy analysis and development roles in California, New Hampshire, and Washington DC. His career policy focus is primarily in the land-use, transportation and air-quality arena with several years of health care and long term care, and labor and workforce development experience. David most recently comes to Mayor McGinn's staff having been the Advocacy Director of the Seattle-based Cascade Bicycle Club.

Josh Kavanagh

Director of Transportation, University of Washington

Josh Kavanagh

 

Josh Kavanagh is the Director of Transportation at the University of Washington where he oversees the U-PASS transportation demand management program (transit, ridesharing, & active transportation), on-campus shuttles, parking, and fleet management. He serves in national and regional leadership positions with the Association for Commuter Transportation and International Parking Institute. He holds an MBA from the University of New Mexico.

Jeff Linn

GIS Manager, Capital Resources Planning, Office of Planning and Budgeting, UW

Jeff Linn

 

Jeffrey Linn is a planner specializing in urban design, sustainable transportation and geospatial analysis. A dedicated urbanist, walker and cyclist, Jeffrey is an advocate and designer of Safe Routes to School, and is an active participant in Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. He currently works at the University of Washington Office of Planning and Budgeting in the Office of the University Architect. In his spare time, he researches and practices techniques of espalier and arborsculpture. He has a BA in Geography from San Francisco State University and an MLA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington.

Ian Macek

Washington State Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator

Ian Macek

 

Ian Macek is the State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the Washington State Department of Transportation. He brings skills and expertise in planning and designing bicycle and pedestrian facilities, including non-motorized collision analysis. Ian provides technical assistance to local, regional and state agencies and administers the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Grant Program, the State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, and the Active Communities Program for WSDOT.

Evan Manvel

Director of Policy, Planning and Government Affairs, Cascade Bicycle Club

Ian Macek

 

Evan Manvel is the Director of Policy, Planning and Government Affairs at the Cascade Bicycle Club. He has a Master of Public Policy and Urban Planning degree from Harvard University. He spent many years in Portland, serving as the Executive Director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Legislative Director of the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Principal of Manvel Public Affairs, and as the head of Bike Walk Vote PAC. Manvel is passionate about urban form, transportation choices, microbrews and the Northwest's natural wonders.

Ed McCormack

Research Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

Ed McCormack

 

Ed McCormack received his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor and PhD in Geography from the University of Washington. Prior to joining CEE, he conducted research on a wide range of transportation topics at the Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC). His experience includes examining the use of technology to improve freight mobility, developing freight performance benchmarks, and exploring the land use-transportation relationship. During his time TRAC, he was also responsible for managing a series of border and freight technology projects for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Previous experience also includes working as transportation planner/modeler for a engineering consulting firm and for a Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Josh Miller

Go By Bike Program Manager, Bicycle Alliance of Washington

Josh Miller

 

Joshua Miller is a bike nut. A lifelong utility and recreational rider and mechanic, he has worked in the bicycle industry, conducted his Master and PhD research on bicycling, and now works as a bike safety educator. Josh has worked for the Bicycle Alliance of Washington since April 2011 where he leads the Go by Bike program and enjoys teaching bike safety to students at four local colleges. In addition to his responsibilities at the Bicycle Alliance, Josh serves on the Safe Routes to School National Partnership steering committee, the King County Metro Bus/Bike safety committee and the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

Anne Moudon

Professor, Urban Design and Planning, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Washington

Anne_Moudon

 

Anne Vernez Moudon is Professor of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design and Planning; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, where she also directs the Urban Form Lab (UFL). Dr. Moudon holds a B.Arch. (Honors) from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Doctor ès Science from the École Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Moudon was the President of the International Seminar on Urban Morphology (ISUF), a Faculty Associate at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, in Cambridge, MA; and a Fellow of the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. She is a National Advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program on Active Living Research. Dr. Moudon’s published works include Built for Change: Neighborhood Architecture in San Francisco (MIT Press 1986), Public Streets for Public Use (Columbia University Press 1991), and Monitoring Land Supply with Geographic Information Systems (with M. Hubner, John Wiley & Sons, 2000). She also published several monographs, such as Master-Planned Communities: Shaping Exurbs in the 1990 (with B. Wiseman and K.J. Kim, distributed by the APA Bookstore, 1992) and Urban Design: Reshaping Our Cities (with W. Attoe, University of Washington, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 1995).

Paulo Nunes-Ueno

Director of Transportation and Sustainability, Seattle Children’s Hospital-Research-Foundation

Paulo Nunes-Ueno

 

Paulo is director of transportation and sustainability for Seattle Children’s, one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals and research institutes. Seattle Children’s is a leader in progressive transportation programs winning 6 Diamond Awards for outstanding commute programs and several Governor’s Awards for excellence in Transportation Demand Management. Seattle Children’s has also received the 2008 Governor’s Award for Sustainable Practices, the 2010 Practice Green Health Partner for Change Award for its efforts at eliminating mercury, and reducing waste and pollution from its operations, and the 2011 Seattle Business Magazine Green Washington Award. Paulo holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington.

Marilyn Ostergren

University of Washington

Marilyn Ostergren

 

Marilyn Ostergren is a Seattle-area Native who commutes exclusively by bicycle. She just graduated with a PhD in information Science from the University of Washington and is interested in the use of visual information (maps, charts, diagrams etc) for conveying sustainability concepts.

Daniel Rowe

Transportation Planner King County Metro Transit

Daniel Rowe

 

Daniel Rowe is a Transportation Planner at King County Metro Transit where he manages the Right Size Parking Project (RSP) and other land use and transportation demand management activities. Rowe’s RSP project has conducted extensive research on multi-family residential parking demand and produced innovative tools to guide parking policy, supply, and management decisions in the future. Rowe has a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Washington, and prior to King County, he has worked as an independent transportation consultant and as an environmental consultant for Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure.

Kyle Rowe

Symposium volunteer

Kyle Rowe

 

Kyle is a graduating Senior from the Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) program at the University of Washington. In the CEP program, Kyle focused his studies on bicycle planning, and is currently finishing up his capstone project on the economic impact that bicycle facilities have on neighborhood business districts. For the last year, Kyle has been interning at the Seattle Department of Transportation working on the update to the Bicycle Master Plan, as well as working for BDS Planning & Design on the U District and SODO business improvement areas. When not at work or in the library (quite rare these days) Kyle likes to ski and climb in the Cascades, and enjoys playing volleyball and ice hockey in the city.

Peter Schmiedeskamp

Associate Planner, Puget Sound Regional Council

Peter Schmiedeskamp

 

Peter is a urban planner and data nerd, currently plying his craft at the Puget Sound Regional Council. Having been an avid bicycle commuter in both the U.S. and New Zealand, Peter wants to see new opportunities for safe and healthy transportation.

Lauren Squires

Symposium volunteer

Lauren Squires

 

Lauren Squires, a recent graduate of Western Washington University (WWU), Huxley College of the Environment in Urban Planning and Sustainable Design, has newly joined the Seattle community. During her time at WWU in Bellingham, WA, Lauren led and helped develop a variety of campus sustainability initiatives from networking student sustainability groups to contributing to the development of WWU's flagship sustainability curriculum. After delivering the commencement address at her WWU graduation, she spent time working at a bike shop and supporting the Bellingham bicycle community as an organizer and advocate. As she is getting to know Seattle, Lauren hopes put her undergraduate studies to work in contributing to the local movement toward developing a healthy, livable city. Her professional interests include public interest design, disaster risk reduction and sustainable neighborhood development. A resident of the U-district, she serves on the University Livability Partnership Steering Committee. In her free time you can find Lauren cycling along neighborhood greenways or teaching her friends how to safely ride a bicycle for transportation.

Cathy Tuttle

Executive Director, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Cathy Tuttle

 

Cathy Tuttle, PhD (UW Urban Design & Planning) is the Executive Director of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways www.SeattleGreenways.org and founder of Spokespeople Rides www.Spokespeople.us.

Erica Wygonik

Doctoral Candidate, University of Washington

Erica Wygonik

 

Erica Wygonik is pursuing a Ph.D. in transportation engineering in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. She is interested in the relationship between land use and transportation and in modeling of complex systems. Her current research focuses on ways to adapt the existing transportation system to reduce its environmental impacts through improved logistics and land use planning. An avid bike commuter, her team’s work on bike-share estimation methodology won the National AICP Student Project Award in 2011. Ms. Wygonik holds an M.S. in engineering (transportation) from the University of Washington, a B.E. from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, and a B.A. in cognitive science from Dartmouth College. Before matriculating at the University of Washington, Erica was a senior associate at Resource Systems Group, where she led the microsimulation and traffic operations practice areas. She is a licensed professional engineer.

Sara Zora

City of Seattle, Department of Transportation

Sara Zora

 

Sara Zora received a Master’s degree in Urban Planning, with an urban design certificate, from the University of Washington and is currently a transportation planner at the Seattle Department of Transportation. A strong advocate for creating healthy and viable transportation options, she envisions Seattle as a place where people of all ages and abilities can comfortably and safely move about the city. She is a big fan of all things two-wheeled, including motorcycles. [Note, that she does not advise using headphones when riding a bike or a motorcycle, but on this occasion (from the photo), something had to block her ears after 10 hours of riding her Harley down the coast to CA.]