I grew up in Pinot Noir country and walked gravel roads for fun. Worrying constantly about development pressure and losing our land, a major event was suburban relocation at 16. I sold my Chevy for a Huffy at 19 and later left Portland for Seattle. Living on the spectrum of urban to rural and depending on every transportation mode allows me to address a diversity of clients and community interests.
Following undergrad, Andrea spent six years as a social worker serving homeless, immigrant, and at-risk youth populations in Oregon. Since then, she’s led a diversity of complex multi‐disciplinary active transportation projects in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Andrea has 15 years of project management and community engagement experience, ten years in active transportation, and six years in transit access capital projects and construction. She is a Vision Zero expert and passionate about addressing the nexus of transportation, land use, housing, public health and human services. Andrea has a Master of Urban Planning degree from University of Washington. Before joining Alta, she was the Principal Planner at the Cascade Bicycle Club in Seattle. Andrea has held urban planning and urban design positions at public agencies, including Sound Transit, the City of Seattle, and City of Portland. She is elated to serve clients in creating and enhancing the best active transportation networks.