Karen Stuart, Executive Director

Smart Commute’s Executive Director Karen Stuart is a former Mayor of the City and County of Broomfield known for her regional collaboration and strong support of FasTracks. While in elected office, she served as Chair of the Northwest Parkway Public Highway Authority, and had leadership roles with the Denver Regional Council of Governments, the US 36 Mayors and Commissioners Coalition, and the Metro Mayors Caucus. She currently serves on the FasTracks Citizens’ Advisory Committee. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Economics from Marymount College, and a certificate from the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Ms. Stuart is a resident of Adams County.

Catherine Sanders, Program Manager

Catherine grew up locally in Thornton, Colorado, but was exposed to vastly different transportation networks during college, attending Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  While in Michigan, Catherine worked for the City of Ann Arbor and helped support the non-motorized transportation program, and fell in love with the challenges of inspiring behavior change in the transportation realm.  In 2010, Catherine moved back home and settled in Northglenn.  Since returning, she has worked at 36 Commuting Solutions and the Denver Regional Council of Governments.  Catherine is married and has three children.

Will Drier, Program Manager

Growing up in Idaho, Will Drier found a passion for protecting the environment and sustainable development. He received his BS in Environmental Science from the University of Idaho. Soon after graduating, Will gained non-profit experience, and hasn’t turned back! He started at Smart Commute as an intern helping with all our community outreach programs, but now manages the TDM North I-25 project. Will obtained his Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver in July 2016.