Annie 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. over a decade ago. In early 2001, she helped her two 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. She currently serves on City CarShare’s board of directors, as well as the board of the CarSharing Association.
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, Matt Ferrigno, and their baby twins, Posey and Otis. In her free time (ha!), she loves to cook, spend time with family, and enjoy our great community.
Alyssa Bucci is a car-free, bicycle-riding, food-loving Burlington enthusiast who joined the CarShare Vermont staff in April of 2013 to help with outreach for CarShare Vermont’s Park It Pledge campaign. After getting a degree from UVM studying Environmental Studies and Green Building and Community Design, Alyssa realized that her interests came together around transportation and planning that encourages smarter design and alleviates the need for personal vehicle ownership. She made her rounds trying out this kind of work through involvement with Local Motion, the Transportation Research Center at UVM, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission and now CarShare Vermont as our Member Services and Outreach Specialist.
When not chatting with people about alternative transportation and sharing cars, you may see Alyssa nannying for some cute kids, playing kickball, making ceramic mugs or taking pictures of and eating delicious Vermont foods.
James Stoops is our Operations Manager. He came to CarShare Vermont to make a positive change in his community and the environment and is thrilled to do it in such a hands-on way! He rides his bike as much as possible for fun and for transportation and has gone car-free when he can. His work experience includes lean manufacturing and project management in renewable energy. And with an education background in design and environmental science James is ready to help car sharing grow as an integral part of the transportation system in Vermont and do all he can to get it there.
James was born and raised in Danbury, Connecticut and has lived in the Burlington area since graduating from UVM in 2009. He is an avid cyclist and outdoorsman and takes every opportunity to enjoy adventuring around Vermont and the Northeast. He loves the Burlington food and music scene and all of the wonderful people who live here.
Alicia Taylor is our program manager. She has been charged with overseeing our new MobilityShare program, along with several other mission-drive initiatives. She has a big job, but we know that she’s more than fit for the challenge. 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 recently renovated their Old North End home with their own four hands. Alicia gets around town biking and walking and has fun traveling, cooking, gardening and sewing.
Board of Directors
Chris Miller (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.
Bryan Davis (Co-Vice Chair) is a transportation planner with the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization where he advocates for bicycle, pedestrian, and public transit projects. He is thrilled to be part of making car-sharing available as another great alternative to driving alone. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Bryan moved to Colorado to pursue mountain biking and public service with the U.S. Forest Service. He gained non-profit experience in land conservation and affordable housing, and found his way to Vermont in 2003 for graduate school at UVM where he earned a degree in Natural Resource Planning. He finds peace in the outdoors, enjoys quality time with family and friends, and rocks out with his band Drive the Hour.
David Gurtman (Co-Vice Chair) is a business lawyer at Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew in Burlington. He advises individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations in commercial real estate and business transactions. He is a graduate of Lewis and Clark Law School and Middlebury College. He lives in Queen City Park, is an avid bike commuter, and can often be found late night on the ice playing hockey with his pals.
Eric Hauser (Treasurer) is the Operations Manager at Cx Associates, a Burlington-based engineering firm that specializes in building commissioning; retro-commissioning; evaluation, measurement and verification; and energy efficiency consulting. After nearly a decade in the non-profit sector working in development and operations in Washington, DC and New York City, Eric and his wife moved from Queens to Vermont in 2009. He and his wife reside in downtown Winooski, from where he happily still uses public transit (and sometimes his bike) to commute to work. When not a work, Eric enjoys his many side projects including selling vintage eye wear at jenericVintage.com, developing content for a blog about mod and retro design and music (Vermodernist.com), as well as taking photographs and traveling.
Kate Strotmeyer (Secretary) is the Assistant Director of Marketing in the Student Life office at the University of Vermont. A graduate of UVM’s Interdisciplinary M.Ed. program, Kate loves her work connecting students to involvement and leadership opportunities, both on and off campus. Prior to moving to Vermont, Kate worked in Washington, DC doing public relations for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Kate earned her Bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College where she graduated cum laude. She lives in Burlington with her husband Jamie, son Jack and big dog Charlie. In her free time, she can be found outside running, skiing, hiking and enjoying Vermont’s tasty food.
Julia Andrews is a sales and marketing veteran with a career spanning 16 years and a surprising amount of depth. She began her career in events and public relations in the Boston area, working in the technology industry during the dot-com boom. After moving to Vermont in 1999, she expanded her marketing interests to include traditional media and direct-to-consumer tactics, and more recently, electronic media in all its various forms. In 2010 Julia founded J Andrews Marketing, which in its first year, has developed strategies for several Vermont businesses encompassing everything from social media to traditional tactics. When she isn’t working, Julia enjoys the beautiful rural scene of her hometown in Westford, Vermont with her husband and two daughters. It is there that she co-founded the Westford Food Shelf. She also enjoys running, cross-country skiing, hiking, and playing her guitar. Andrews is also on the Board of Directors for Vermont Public Television.
Stu McGowan is an unrepentant car enthusiast, working off his carbon footprint by helping to make CarShare Vermont the best car-sharing organization in the U.S. He graduated from UVM Magna Cum Laude in 1986, married his pottery professor two weeks later, and hasn’t looked back since. He owned a video production and distribution company, The NoodleHead Network, for over 20 years, producing educational videos by kids, for kids. From there he began renovating and renting funky, brightly colored (like his hair) buildings in the Old North End, where he and his ever-growing family have lived for 22 years. Stu has been active in the PTO, served as Chair of the Burlington Schools Equity Task Force, and has volunteered as a Little League ump for the past 19 years. He’s a complete addict to wakeboarding, kiteboarding, and snowboarding.
Andrew Savage is the Chief Strategy Officer at AllEarth Renewables, a Inc. 500 solar company based in Williston. Previously, Andrew served as deputy chief of staff and legislative director for Vermont Congressman Peter Welch. Andrew received his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College where he graduated summa cum laude. He was co-chair of Burlington Mayor-elect Miro Weinberger’s transition team and a former member of the Burlington Conservation Board. He is also on the Board of the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), the United Way of Chittenden County, and the Vermont Council on Rural Development. Andrew, who grew up in Calais, VT, lives in Burlington with his wife Morgan and daughter Isabelle, is an avid cyclist, a washed-up Division I cross country skier, and umpires games at Center City Little League.
Mary Sullivan is the Communications Coordinator at Burlington Electric Department, a position she has held for 13 years. Before that she served in the Vermont House for 10 years, chairing the House Natural Resources Committee in her final term. She spent many years in Washington, D.C., both working for Sen. Leahy and working at The Washington Post. She also worked at newspapers in Sydney, Australia. She is a graduate of Trinity College of Vermont and has a master’s degree from Boston University’s College of Communications.
Bob Wannop 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, Daughter 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.