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.
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 toddler 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.
John Shumaker is our Operations Manager, who came to us all the way from Chicago. He spent time working for Greenpeace, where he managed 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 Taylor is our Director of Community Engagement. She has been charged with overseeing all of our mission-driven initiatives including the Park It Pledge, Be Car Conscious, #LetsShareVT, and our MobilityShare program. 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 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.
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.
Jessica Oski (Vice Chair)
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, 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.
Andrea Todd (Secretary)
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.