Annie Bourdon – CarShare Vermont

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John Marcil – Faegre Baker Daniels

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Aaron Miripol – Urban Land Conservancy

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Zac Swank – President

Zac Swank has experience starting, running, and consulting with a wide variety of businesses. He is currently a business sustainability team lead at Boulder County’s Partners for a Clean Environment program, where he advises local businesses on environmental sustainability practices. Previously he was operations manager of the nonprofit carsharing organization, eGo CarShare, where he oversaw 25% growth in two years. Prior to that, he worked as a fellow at Natural Capitalism Solutions, where he helped a $1.8 billion restaurant chain establish its first sustainability program. Zac has also orchestrated the business plan, construction, and management training for a sustainable tourist lodge. He holds a master’s in business administration and a bachelor’s in environmental politics.

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Daniel Ziskin – Vice President

Daniel Ziskin grew up in a car-dependent sprawling suburb of Philadelphia. In 1993 he received a Ph.D. in physics from The Johns Hopkins University by studying clouds and their effect on climate. After his ultimate frisbee career peaked, he became involved as a transportation activist fighting the construction of a wasteful outer beltway around Washington, D.C. In 1998, Daniel moved to Boulder. He donated his car to eGo CarShare and joined the board around 2001.

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Bryan Snow – Treasurer

Bryan was elected to board of eGo CarShare in March of 2016 and currently serves as the Treasurer. He

grew up in Boulder, and while currently living in Denver, his heart will always be near the Flatirons. He

works as a financial analyst for SRS Acquiom; the leader in private M&A consulting, shareholder

representation, payments administration and escrow solutions.

 

Previously he spent 17 years at Janus Capital in a variety of roles, from trading operations to trading to corporate finance.

 

He holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a MBS in Corporate Finance from the University

of Colorado at Denver.

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Holly White – Secretary

Holly has been an eGo Board Member since 2015 and has served as Secretary of the Board since March of 2016.  Holly is a long-time eGo member, joining the organization in 2010.  She lives in downtown Denver and has not owned a vehicle for six years.  Joining eGo CarShare gave Holly the confidence to sell her vehicle and never look back.  Holly enjoys serving on eGo’s Board because she values our mission of reducing the number of cars on the road and finding creative ways to encourage people to minimize or eliminate use of their personal vehicles. Holly is an attorney at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP.

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Cathy Bird

Originally from Ohio, Cathy fell in love with the freedom of transit at age 11. Stemming from days spent busing to her grandparents, biking on Indiana University’s campus, and then guiding students through the Paris metro, Cathy grew into quite the transit geek. In fact, she and her husband searched for a first home in the hub of transit: they live at the intersection of two bus lines, can access four highway on-ramps, and can walk a half-block to a Light Rail station! Moving to Denver in 1991, Cathy taught French and Spanish to middle school students for more than a decade. Switching gears in 2014 brought her to the Citizens’ Academy class at the Transit Alliance and an internship at the Alliance Center, all while volunteering at Transportation Solutions, Denver B-cycle, and Safe Routes to School Coalition. Finally in 2016, she was asked to serve on the board of eGo CarShare and became Outreach Coordinator for 36 Commuting Solutions in Louisville.

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Chelsea Castellano

As a young professional embarking on a quest to make a positive impact on our community and environment, Chelsea couldn’t be happier to serve on the eGo Board. Chelsea is passionate that multi-modal transportation should be accessible for all, and that providing such access not only improves our economy, our health, and planet, but also enriches our lives by fostering a strong sense of place where we work, live, and play. She currently works as the Sustainability Program Manager for UCAR|NCAR where her main role is to develop, implement, and advance organization-wide goals that aim to translate UCAR and NCAR’s cutting edge science and research into operational practice.

 

Chelsea graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in Environmental Studies & Sustainability Development in 2012. When she’s not biking or bussing to/from work, you’re most likely to find her skiing, hiking, mountain biking, painting, volunteering, sharing a beer with friends, or planning her next travel adventure

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Lissa Myers

Lissa Myers has over 15 years’ experience in the transportation planning field with a focus on advocating for, planning, designing and implementing alternative modes of transportation at the campus, local and regional level. Her areas of expertise include rail and bus transit services, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and alternative working strategies (telework and compressed work weeks) to promote sustainability and offer travel choices that improve the efficiency of and reduce impacts from transportation systems.

Lissa has worked in the private, non-profit and public sectors managing various projects including preparing NEPA environmental studies for proposed infrastructure, designing and implementing alternative transportation facilities and programs for employers, and advocating on behalf of stakeholders for transportation improvements with regional, state and federal transportation decision makers.

For the last seven years Lissa has been managing the design and implementation of sustainability strategies at the NREL Campus that maximize the benefits of the research conducted at the lab, improve resiliency and reduce environmental impact of doing business.

Lissa holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Urban Planning from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Denver.

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Thomas Wells

Thomas has been an advocate of alternative transportation for many years – from riding his bike 20 miles round-trip through rural Missouri to visit the local pool in middle school (uphill both ways, of course) to opting to go car-free as a Freshman at Colorado School of Mines. He is currently an energy industry data scientist at Navigant Consulting in Boulder where he helps utility clients understand their energy efficiency and consumption.

Thomas holds degrees in engineering physics and electrical engineering from CSM and previously worked in the oil fields of remote, northern Alaska for BP. He has been a member of eGo CarShare since moving to Boulder in 2013 and joined the board of directors in early 2016.

Outside of work, you can find Thomas climbing rocks, running trails, and volunteering his time with boards and civic groups involved in various facets of the energy-transportation-housing-social justice nexus.

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How is the value of my car determined?

The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500, you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you will need to include the IRS form 1098C. Vehicles for Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.

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Aylene McCallum

Aylene McCallum has eight years of experience in the field of Transportation Demand Management and is currently the Transportation and Research Manager at the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP). In addition to her transportation-related responsibilities, Aylene manages the Partnership’s Urban Exploration Trip, which takes Downtown Denver’s public and private sector leaders on a best practices trip to other cities across the country. Throughout her career, Aylene has been involved with multiple projects that have received international recognition, including the DDP’s Get Downtown UnConventionally and the Drive Less Denver programs which have both received awards from the Association for Commuter Transportation and the International Downtown Association. Aylene is currently chair of the Mayor’s Parking Commission and sits on the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee. Aylene and her husband have been a one-car household for nearly four years, using the extra money in their budget to pay for dozens of home improvement projects! Aylene received her degree in Public Affairs and Communications from the University of Denver and is originally from Milwaukie, Oregon.

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Will you pick up my car?

A towing company will call you to schedule the pickup of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title.

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What do I need in order to donate my car?

The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.

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