Regional Coordinator, East Central
Milly is a recent graduate from the University of Colorado Springs Colorado where she received her degree in Geography and Environmental Studies. At UCCS, Milly discovered her passion for understanding the relationship and interactions between people and the space around them. As the Regional Coordinator for East Central Colorado, Milly is excited to learn more about serving communities to achieve equitable transportation and clean air quality. In her free time, Emily loves having game nights with her friends and family, traveling, and going to concerts.
Project Manager, Drive Electric Colorado
Julia is a recent Environmental Studies graduate from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota but grew up in the Bay Area, California. She leads the Drive Electric Colorado initiative, including maintaining social media, planning consumer events, managing the Volunteer EV Coach program, and more. As a former Clean Cities intern, Julia is excited about the opportunities this role offers to work with consumers and stakeholders across the state. Julia enjoys a good hike every weekend, is a houseplant fanatic, and is always planning her next adventure.
Maddie is the Communications Coordinator at Drive Clean Colorado. She graduated from Winona State University in Minnesota with a degree in Mass Communications: Public Relations and Sustainability. After interning with DCC in 2022, Maddie took time to work in corporate sustainability as an ESG Coordinator. She is now back on the team full time and excited to leverage her experience to drive positive change and amplify DCC’s mission. In her free time, you can find Maddie on a hike or in a coffee shop!
Project Manager, Transportation Infrastructure
Originally from Bellingham, WA, Emily moved to Boulder, CO to pursue a Masters of the Environment at CU Boulder, focusing on renewable and sustainable energy while learning about the field hands-on as an intern with DCC. Emily focused research on wind power while living on Jeju Island, South Korea for two years, and the potential for islands with offshore wind to go carbon neutral. She is excited for what the future has to hold in renewables, EVs, and battery storage. In her free time, Emily loves to run and backpack, exploring the mountain ranges in Colorado; although different than the mountains in Washington, they are equally as beautiful!
Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Kate currently serves as the Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator at Drive Clean Colorado. Kate earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Colorado State University in May 2022. Throughout her academic journey, she developed a deep appreciation of the intricate interplay between society and environmental sustainability. Her passion for understanding these complex dynamics ignited a deep commitment to fostering positive change in the world. Joining DCC aligns perfectly with her mission to bridge the gap between society and sustainable practices. In her role, Kate strives to empower individuals with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed choices about equitable transportation, ultimately contributing to a greener and more inclusive future.
Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program Intern
Formerly from the greater Washington D.C. metro area, Jack studied economics and philosophy at the University of Virginia. After his undergraduate studies, he moved to Boulder, CO to pursue a Masters of the Environment at CU Boulder, focusing on renewable and sustainable energy while pursuing his passion in the clean transportation transition hands-on as an intern with DCC. Prior to joining DCC, Jack focused his work on ESG content at Nasdaq and is excited to pivot towards transportation aligning his studies with his career aspirations. He is motivated towards building an equitable and connected future uniting renewable energy, EVs, and V2X capabilities.In his free time, Jack loves to bike, ski, and chat about all thing’s music and the history of the automobile. He just completed his first century in the RideLondon event this past May and is looking forward to exploring the many routes Colorado has to offer this Summer!
David moved to Colorado from Houston, TX where he studied finance at the University of Houston-Downtown. After undergrad he worked as an associate on debt obligations at BNY Mellon. He wanted to shift his career focus to sustainable industries, and is now pursuing his master’s degree focused in Renewable and Sustainable Energy from CU Boulder. Outside of class and work David enjoys playing basketball, biking, hiking, and talking all things motor sports. He’s also looking forward to learning to ski or snowboard this winter.
Director of Operations
Kristi is the Director of Operations at Drive Clean Colorado and came on to the team in January 2019. Kristi provides leadership in all areas of accounting and is responsible for administrative systems and data. She has over 20 years of experience in various senior accounting and financial analysis roles, directing the full spectrum of accounting and financial services from a $6B international firm to a diverse group of nonprofit organizations. She currently serves as a board president and treasurer for two local nonprofits. She is a 3rd Degree and Certified Instructor at a world-renowned Tang Soo Do martial arts academy. She received her bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University.
Senior Manager, Drive Electric Colorado
Gabriella is the Regional Lead for the Metro Area for Drive Clean Colorado and came on to the team in March 2020. Gabriella leads and provides support for stakeholders in the Denver area and the mountain west. She has been working in the clean transportation industry since 2018. Within the industry, she has experience in roles including marketing, PR, events, and grant writing & analysis. She received her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University.
Project Coordinator, South East Region
A.J. joined the Drive Clean Colorado team in August of 2023 as the Southeast Regional Project Coordinator. As a native of Pueblo, Colorado, AJ has been engaged with the community for several years through his customer and public relations work with the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce for such events as the Colorado State Fair, the Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival and the National Street Rod Association Car Show, while also attending Colorado State University Pueblo.
In addition, AJ worked to promote new Chamber business members to the Pueblo and surrounding communities through networking events such as Business After-Hours, Business During Lunch, and grand openings. He also has previous involvements in State Organizations as an expert IT and Media. His knowledge of social media and media marketing and his strong community relationships in the area are an asset in promoting a better understanding of the value of EVs and other forms of clean transportation in the region. AJ looks forward to his work with Drive Clean Colorado, with the goal of increasing awareness of clean transportation and EVs in the Southern Region of Colorado.
Project Coordinator, Northern Colorado
Grace is a recent graduate from Colorado State University where she received her degree in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability with a double minor in Sustainable Energy and Political Science. Grace has a strong passion for understanding the interconnections between people, the environment, and sustainable innovation. In May of 2022, Grace studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark to learn more about the sustainable energy policy and initiatives implemented there. She is excited to work alongside DCC to explore the variety of projects and outreach they are doing to expand EV adoption and awareness throughout the state. In her free time, Grace enjoys going for walks on Colorado trails, trying new recipes, and reading outside.
Bonnie is the Executive Director of Drive Clean Colorado where she leads the charge toward achieving breathable air for everyone by advancing clean transportation and equitable mobility. Bonnie brings a deep knowledge of the market – from consumer EVs to alternative fuels to heavy-duty manufacturers and fleets, and a comprehensive understanding of the vehicle incentives arena across the U.S. – to her role. She is the co-chair for the Women of EVs Front Range chapter, and is a Board member of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Transit Enterprise Board. Her past experience includes nonprofit development and fundraising, grant writing and management, and events management, and she spent 11 years in public relations and marketing for Lightning eMotors, manufacturer of electric powertrains for medium- and heavy-duty buses and trucks. Her experience includes program management for CALSTART, a non-profit organization working to commercialize clean and efficient transportation solutions, where she led events such as a California policy summit, industry leader workshops, and utility engagement programs; and work she has worked as a development director for nonprofits in Denver and Washington, D.C.
Program Manager, Fleets & Infrastructure
Hunter is the Fleets & Infrastructure Program Manager at Drive Clean Colorado. He recently graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Master’s degree in Renewable and Sustainable Energy. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. Hunter brings research and advisory experience focused on transportation electrification and energy equity. He is excited about the opportunity to advance fleet electrification across the state of Colorado. In his free time, Hunter loves to golf, hike, paddleboard, and explore Colorado’s beautiful landscapes.
Project Coordinator, Denver Metro area
Jenna is the Project Coordinator for the Denver Metro area at Drive Clean Colorado and came on to the team in August 2023. After completing her bachelor’s degree in 2019 and an internship with the City of Aspen, Jenna moved home to Denver to complete a Master of Environmental Management and Policy at the University of Denver. There, she assisted the Center for Sustainability, the Center for Community Engagement to advance Scholarship & Learning (CCESL), and the Metro Denver Nature Alliance.
She is delighted to join the DCC Team, where her passion for clean and equitable transit can thrive. In her free time, she can be found enjoying James A. Bible Park, searching for the ‘best’ coffee in Denver, and researching the history of Denver.
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