Annie BourdonAnnie Bourdon is CarShare Vermont’s founder and executive director. She is a sustainable transportation enthusiast who has been involved in the car-sharing industry since its arrival in the U.S. more than a decade ago. In early 2001 she helped her friends and mentors launch San Francisco’s City CarShare, where she spent four years expanding mission-driven car-sharing throughout the Bay Area and beyond. During the past ten years, she has served on the boards of several car-sharing organizations across the U.S.

Annie has worked for and led social change nonprofits since graduating from Bates College in 1998. While starting up CarShare Vermont, she also completed a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Vermont. Annie lives in the South End of Burlington with her husband and their young twins. In her free time (ha!), she loves to cook, spend time with family, and enjoy our great community.

ScudderScudder Kelvie was born in NYC, and grew up in Ohio. Moving from the Big Apple, where transportation meant subways and sidewalks, to the suburban mid- west, where everyone drives everywhere, was eye-opening, to say the least. A Burlington resident since 1989, Scudder gave up car ownership when CarShare VT was founded and became an early member, and he is very, very happy to live in a place where car-sharing, bicycling, and walking are viable options.
He loves boats and sailing and worked in marine transportation for over 15 years, which brought him to Local Motion as a bike ferry captain and led him into the world of alternative transportation. Scudder loves bicycles because they’re the cat’s meow, and loves dogs because they’re…..Woof! He can often be spotted biking around town pulling a Jack Russell terrier in a trailer, and will shamelessly agree that the dog gets the better end of the deal.

John Shumaker is our Operations Manager, who came to us all the way from Chicago. He spent time working for Greenpeace, where he John headmanaged their vehicles, equipment, and warehouses.  He actually lived in Burlington in the past when he was working as a computer programmer and moonlighted in the summers as a camp counselor and in the winters as a (very beginner) snowboard instructor. John is excited to have found another way back to the Green Mountain State, with his wife Kate and son Eli in tow!

John loves the walkability of Burlington and counts anything within a couple miles – or he used to before he started carrying his toddler around in a backpack – as walkable.  He uses a shoe horn to put on his shoes, loves a good frozen burrito, and has a renowned recipe for toast floating around on the internet.

Alicia TaylorAlicia Taylor is our Director of Community Engagement. She has been charged with overseeing all of our mission-driven initiatives and outreach and marketing efforts. Some of you may know Alicia already, she’s quite popular around town. From 2006 to 2012 she was at UVM’s Office of Student and Community Relations, working on campus and off to foster good relationships between students and neighbors. From organizing neighborhood improvement projects and block parties to helping to resolve conflicts and mitigate late night noise, she’s done it all. Alicia loves community organizing. Prior to working at UVM, she spent two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Burlington’s Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO), helping to connect low-income residents with city resources through door-to-door canvassing.

Alicia is a native Vermonter and a graduate of UVM. She married her high school sweetie, Todd, and they live in the Old North End with their daughter Violet. Alicia gets around town biking and walking and has fun traveling, baking, gardening and embarking on DIY home improvement projects.

headshotTim Boyle is our Member Services Manager. Originally hailing from New Hampshire, Tim came to Burlington in 2006 to attend the University of Vermont, and since graduating, has been committed to improving, engaging with, and celebrating the Burlington and greater Vermont community. Prior to his current role as Membership Services Manager, Tim had previously been introduced to Carshare Vermont during its 2013 Park It Pledge, becoming an Outreach Assistant during that campaign as well as becoming a member. Outside of Carshare, Tim has taken on a number of organizing, outreach, and advocacy roles in Vermont, including the Vermont State Employees’ Association (VSEA), the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPRIG), and Senator Bernie Sanders’ home office in Burlington. Tim believes that Carshare Vermont fulfills an important role for Vermonters by reducing our reliance and expenses on personal vehicles and fossil fuels, and enjoys to working with members and supporters to allow carsharing to fulfill an important role in a multi-modal lifestyle for hundreds of individuals and families in Burlington and Winooski!

Tim is a long time resident of Burlington’s Old North End and on his free time, enjoys cycling and running along the Bike Path, traveling far and wide to see live music, appreciating the vibrant Vermont craft brewing scene, and nerding out with friends over board games.

Board of Directors

Jessica Oski (Chair) has been a resident of Burlington since 1982. She works at Necrason Group, a government relations and lobbying firm in Montpelier.  Prior to joining Necrason Group, she served as Of-Counsel at Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand, a Burlington law firm. Her practice there focused on health law and general corporate counsel. Jessica has also served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Vermont Department of Mental Health, Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Burlington.  Jessica graduated from UVM and Vermont Law School.

In addition to serving on the board of CarShare Vermont, Jessica currently serves on the board of the LZ Francis Foundation. She has previously served on numerous other non-profit boards including: ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain; Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom; Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity; Madison-Deane Initiative; Burlington Public Works Commission; Vermont Women’s Health Center; the Nature Conservancy of Vermont; and the Burlington Farmers’ Market. In her free time Jessica likes to cook, paint, play Mah Jong, travel and enjoy all Vermont has to offer.

Chris Miller (Vice Chair) currently serves as the Social Mission Activism Manager at Ben & Jerry’s, a unique position in the corporate world, where he develops consumer facing activism campaigns that support the company’s progressive mission and values. Before joining Ben & Jerry’s, Chris led the sustainability work at Seventh Generation, the leader in natural non-toxic household and personal care products. In addition to his for-profit experience, Chris directed Greenpeace USA’s national climate campaign and served on the staff of then Congressman Bernie Sanders. When he’s not working, Chris enjoys eating lots of local Vermont food. He currently serves as the Chair of the board of directors of CarShare Vermont and serves on the board at Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.

Bob Wannop (Treasurer) is the Supply Chain Finance Manager at Seventh Generation as part of the Financial Planning & Analysis group. He works with both the Operations and Logistics teams to analyze their performance and plays a major role in pulling together the company’s 3-5 year strategic plan. Bob is a graduate of Middlebury College and Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, children, and chocolate lab. In his free time, Bob enjoys taking advantage of all the great things that Vermont offers; including hiking, skiing, and playing hockey and lacrosse when he can.

Donnie Coleman moved to Vermont in the winter of 2011 between snow storms to escape the rat race of the NYC metropolitan area. Stuck in his apartment in the middle of nowhere, he fell in love with the birds he saw out his back window. Ever since, he’s been chasing birds across Vermont with his camera and binoculars. He’s happy to be a part of an organization that helps keep Vermont beautiful. Though his job as a Senior User Interface Developer for Dealer.Com may seem at odds with the mission and vision of CarShare VT, Donnie believes that car sharing is a vital part of a multimodal transportation system.

Jay Curley is the Senior Global Marketing Manager for Ben & Jerry’s. Jay leads the development and execution of consumer marketing activities in the United States and global digital strategy. These integrated programs bring Ben & Jerry’s progressive three part mission to life in traditional advertising, innovative social media and digital engagements, retail shops, social activism, and live consumer experiences. Jay has a BA in Psychology from Saint Michael’s College and a MBA from Babson College.

John Kassel (Secretary) is an environmental lawyer and non-profit leader. He has over 30 years of experience in private practice, as a government prosecutor, state agency counsel and Secretary, and as President of Conservation Law Foundation. He is currently Of Counsel to the Burlington firm of Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand. He has served on or lead many non-profit boards, including those that govern the Community Health Centers of Burlington, EVermont, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, High Meadows Fund, and CarShare Vermont, to which he is proud to return. He and his wife split their time between Burlington and northeastern VT, and enjoy gardening, hiking, kayaking, skiing and other fun things to do. They have 3 grown children, one of whom helped keep the first CarShare VT fleet clean!

Chad Nichols has a decade of sustainable operations management and commercial construction experience in Vermont and across the Midwest. He now serves as Project Development Manager at Encore Renewable Energy. Prior to joining Encore, Chad was the Sustainability and Asset Manager for Vermont Energy Investment Corp. where he managed all physical assets, carbon impact measurement, as well as a solar subsidiary, Sun Shares, LLC. Before moving to Vermont in 2008, Chad was a project and site manager for large commercial construction projects in Minneapolis, Chicago and across Ohio. Chad is a Climate Leader with The Climate Reality Project, a LEED AP and has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Bowling Green State University.