We’re a mighty fine crew
Annie is CarShare Vermont’s founder and executive director. She is a sustainable transportation enthusiast who has been in the carsharing industry since its arrival in the U.S.
In early 2001 she helped her friends and mentors launch San Francisco’s City CarShare, where she spent four years expanding mission-driven carsharing throughout the Bay Area and beyond. During the past fifteen years, she has served on the boards of several carsharing organizations across the U.S.
Annie has worked for and led social change nonprofits since graduating from Bates College. While starting CarShare Vermont, she also completed a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Vermont. Annie has served on several nonprofit boards locally; she is currently helping to create Oakledge for All, the region’s first universally accessible playground. Annie lives in the South End of Burlington with her husband and twins.
Scudder is our Fleet & Logistics Manager. 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.
As our Director of Community Engagement, Alicia oversees all of our community outreach and mission-driven initiatives.
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 car-free in the Old North End with their two children. Alicia gets around town biking and walking and has fun traveling, baking, gardening and embarking on DIY home improvement projects.
Quinn is the Operations Manager at CarShare Vermont. Upon moving back to Burlington, he was happy to be able to get around largely by bike or on foot, and almost immediately sold his car. His support for the growth of walkable communities throughout the state eventually drew him to join the CarShare Vermont team.
Since graduating from UVM, he has worked on issues surrounding affordable housing and homelessness at the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board and as an AmeriCorps member at the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes. Quinn grew up in the Mad River Valley and now lives in downtown Burlington.
As Program Assistant at CarShare Vermont, Tom serves members, helps care for the fleet, and edits the Honk & Wave newsletter. A past member of PhillyCarShare and San Francisco’s City CarShare, he appreciates the flexibility, savings, and conviviality that carsharing offers.
Tom has always had a feel for the wheel. During college he helped out at a biofuels garage, coordinated vehicles for a giant student co-op, and learned a lot about life and rust volunteering at a community bike shop. A decade in the bicycle industry led Tom to Old Spokes Home—and Burlington—in 2015, where he served as Inventory Manager and worked to make transportation more equitable and fun. He has experience in publishing, arts management, historic preservation, and food systems and is completing a master’s degree in history at UVM. He lives in the Old North End with his wife and son.
Board of Directors
Chris Miller, Chair
Chris serves as the Social Mission Activism Manager at Ben & Jerry’s, 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
Jessica 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.
Donnie 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.
Chad 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.
Jenn is a tireless advocate for climate action, social equity, and inclusive stakeholder engagement. She spent the last dozen years as a sustainability consultant in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy and (rural) public transportation. Currently she joins forces with another consulting firm (KLA Associates) as their Business Development Manager where they partner with cities, towns and counties to apply ambitious climate action and equitable solutions. Jenn is a graduate of the Snelling Center for Government’s VT Leadership Institute; Emerge VT alumnae; Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program; certified Building Analyst; Solar PV Installer; and a Climate Reality Leader/ Mentor trained by former Vice President Al Gore. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a dual Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education as well as (self-designed) Sustainability and Education from Northland College. Jenn lives in Grand Isle with her husband and rescued cat and loves spending time outside running, biking, kayaking, sailing, and skiing.
Owiso is a city planner and architect (by training) with years of experience in planning and community development in both the public and private sectors, having worked in cites as diverse as NYC, Cambridge (MA), Detroit (MI) and Burlington (VT), as well as for the State of Michigan. She is interested in how people interact with and within the built environment and the dynamics and elements that make cities and communities successful. Originally from NYC, she is a big fan of public transportation and believes that car-sharing is an important piece of the transportation puzzle. Owiso is currently the Interim Community Development Director for the Town of Essex (VT) and brings her vision and passion for serving and improving communities to the position.
Owiso received her undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT and went on to serve in the Peace Corps as an agriculture volunteer in the Dominican Republic, an experience which informed her path in life. Post Peace Corps, she pursued and received dual Masters degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning from MIT in Cambridge, MA.
She is a positive-minded, people-person who enjoys reading, skiing, skating, wine-tasting, sudoku puzzles and a good joke, among other things. As a middle child, she considers sharing to be second nature.