How did you begin working at TRA? Who was your first client?
My background is in city planning with a particular focus on transportation, so I learned of the position at TRA through a local chapter of the American Planning Association. My earliest client was the Tri-State Oversight Committee in Washington, D.C.
What do you like most about your job?
Rail transit systems serve similar purposes, but are remarkably unique. I love learning about practices that have improved safety or reliability in one location and transferring those lessons to a new operating environment elsewhere.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I was once the lead singer for a nine-piece ska band.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?
When I’m not working, I love to try new restaurants, visit family and friends, spend time outdoors, and hang out with my cats Beans and Little.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I’m a big fan of domestic travel. My long-term travel project is visiting all 50 U.S. states; I’ve covered 41 so far, and am most looking forward to a trip to the mountains in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho to help knock out the rest.