Staff

Staff

Karen Stuart, Executive Director

karen.stuart@smartcommutemetronorth.org

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 U.S. 36 Mayors and Commissioners Coalition, and the Metro Mayors Caucus. In 2017, she was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to the Colorado State Transportation Commission representing District 4, which includes Adams, Broomfield and Boulder Counties.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and economics from Marymount College, along with a leadership certificate from the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Ms. Stuart and her husband, Vince Buzek, and their two golden retrievers reside in Adams County.

 

Catherine Sanders, Senior Program Manager

catherine@smartcommutemetronorth.org

Catherine grew up locally in Thornton, Colorado, but was exposed to vastly different transportation networks during college while 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, where she fell in love with the challenges of inspiring behavior change in the transportation realm. In 2010, Catherine moved back to Colorado and settled in Northglenn. Since returning, she has worked at 36 Commuting Solutions and the Denver Regional Council of Governments. Catherine and her husband have four children.

 

Tammy Herreid, Program Manager

tammy.herreid@smartcommutemetronorth.org

Originally from New Mexico, Tammy graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. Her first job in transportation in Albuquerque led her to Colorado, launching a 20-year career focused on marketing, design, business development and public information in the transportation industry. She has shared her expertise in this field with large international engineering firms, a mid-sized national construction firm and smaller local transportation companies. Having lived exclusively in the metro north, she has seen how the area has boomed and how transportation improvements are drastically needed. She is excited to work with Smart Commute at the forefront of transportation transformation in the metro north area. Tammy resides in Adams County and enjoys exploring the beauty of Colorado with her husband.

 

Chris Eberle, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

chris.eberle@smartcommutemetronorth.org

Born and raised in the Denver north metro, Chris is a “local gal” through and through. She previously taught at Kansas State University and later at both Front Range Community College and Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design as an English and humanities instructor. After her time in the classroom, she served as the marketing and communications manager for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), headquartered in Genesee. Today, she serves as Smart Commute’s marketing and communications coordinator, where she helps spread the latest transportation news to the public, convey new ideas and smarter commute options to others, and share relatable stories across the metro north. She lives in Northglenn with her husband and daughter.