Commute Seattle is a nonprofit transportation management association that provides education, outreach and consulting services to Downtown Seattle employers and property managers. We also provide assistance to buildings who have Transportation Management Program requirements, employers who participate in the Commute Trip Reduction Program and companies moving to a new location.
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.
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.
Olivia is responsible for planning and implementing key aspects of Commute Seattle’s transportation programs designed to reduce congestion, including the execution of the Commute Trip Reduction and Transportation Management Programs and consultative fee-for-service work. Olivia is originally from a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., and earned a BS in Regional Planning from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Olivia later moved to America’s bicycle capital, Portland, Ore. to pursue a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University and studied the effects of zero parking in multi-family residential housing. After her studies and volunteering with many small, scrappy non-profits, she found her passion to be breaking down barriers to public systems. Olivia commutes by Rapid-Ride and 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 businesses and property managers in downtown Seattle to provide resources on transportation amenities and help to implement policies that reduce neighborhood congestion. She currently works with businesses that are impacted by the West Seattle Bridge closure. 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 the community found within commutes and the indispensable nature of mobility for all. Prior to joining Commute Seattle, 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.
Zarina began working in transportation through the world of car-sharing in 2014, overseeing outreach to local businesses and fostering partnerships to launch innovative mobility programs throughout Seattle. As a Bay Area native, Zarina has a BS in Business Management from San Jose State University and found her passion in helping people access transportation resources as she witnessed the growing congestion in Silicon Valley and Seattle. She commutes by foot and ferry.
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 or bus.
Madeline coordinates communications and events at Commute Seattle. A born and raised Seattleite, Madeline received her BA in Psychology and Spanish from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA and worked as an English teacher in southern Spain before returning to Seattle and becoming involved in the world of commuter benefits. Madeline is a proponent of accessible transit, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in her ever-growing hometown, and envisions sustainable, employer-supported commute options to keep her city moving and thriving.
Downtown Transportation Alliance
Commute Seattle is supported by the Downtown Transportation Alliance (DTA), comprised of the executive leadership of the Downtown Seattle Association, local and state public agencies and rotating private-sector representation. The DTA is comprised of:
Jon Scholes, President & CEO, Downtown Seattle Association
Sam Zimbabwe, Director, Seattle Department of Transportation
Chris O’Claire, Director, Mobility Division, King County Metro
Sam Assefa, Director, Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development
Cary Clark, CSO, Argosy Cruises & Tillicum Village
Geri Poor, Regional Transportation Manager, Port of Seattle
Tim Brown, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, Wells Fargo
Don Billen, Executive Director for Planning, Environment and Project Development, Sound Transit
Patty Rubstello, Assistant Secretary for Urban Mobility & Access, WSDOT
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Due to COVID-19, our offices are closed, but we are all working virtually. If you need to reach us for any reason, please email us or call us.
We are located in the Denny Triangle neighborhood in the heart of Downtown Seattle.
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Our office is on the 9th floor of the Tower Building.
1809 7th Avenue #900,
Seattle, WA, 98101
Accessibility & How to Get Here
Our office can easily be accessed by many public transit routes and a short walk from the Westlake Link light rail tunnel. Bike racks are located outside our office on the sidewalk.
At Commute Seattle our mission is to foster mobility partnerships and services to keep Seattle moving and thriving for all. Through education, advocacy, training and consulting, we are helping create a mobility-supportive business culture to ensure that commuters enjoy world-class benefits and amenities.
Our vision is a more livable and thriving metro region underwritten by broad community commitment to smart mobility choices. Commute Seattle promotes alternatives to driving alone by providing commuters, employers and property managers with information about a variety of commute options and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies.
Commute Seattle is not hiring at this time.
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