Cathy Tuttle, Executive Director, builds relationships between city government officials, nonprofits, and Seattle Neighborhood Greenway’s extensive coalition of volunteers in order to plan, advocate, and activate a safe and comfortable street network for all. She is a thought leader in safe streets and has published papers on bicycle and pedestrian design and safety issues. Cathy has a Ph.D. in Urban Design and Planning from the University of Washington and a certificate from Portland State University in Bicycle Facilities Planning and Design. Cathy received the highest individual award from Sustainable Seattle in 2011 and the Sustainable PATH Foundation Pathbreaker Award in 2012. Since 2012, Cathy has served on the Seattle Mayor’s School Road Safety Task Force and Seattle Public Schools Traffic Safety Committee. In 2007, Cathy started Cascade Bicycle Club’s first “easy” ride series, Spokespeople Rides. Cathy is a ride leader, and since 2007 has trained over 20 ride leaders who develop monthly, “easy”, all ages and abilities bicycle rides.
Gordon Padelford, Neighborhood Support Coordinator, seeks to empower local neighborhood greenways groups and leaders. Gordon loves walking, biking, parks, safe streets, hiking, and living in Seattle. He got involved with SNG through volunteering with his local group, Central Seattle Greenways, where he coordinated the SR 520 campaign and organized the 2013 Livable Streets Mayoral Forum. In his position as Neighborhood Support Coordinator Gordon is constantly inspired by the positive impact community members are making in their neighborhoods, and comes to work everyday excited to bolster their efforts.
Our Steering Committee
Bob Hall, Ballard Greenways, used to be a bike messenger and got enthusiastic about the idea of Greenways when he tried to encourage his girlfriend to bike with him around town. Bob managed the Ballard Greenways booth at May 2012 Summer Streets and is the citywide Greenways manager for our mailing lists. A software developer, Bob is developing into an incredible advocate for low stress user experience studies.
Michael Herschensohn, Queen Anne Greenways, is an historian with boundless energy and curiosity and expert in institutional development. Currently president of the Queen Anne Historical Society, Michael was the director of the Seattle Children’s Museum, the Museum of History and Industry, and the Executive Director of Northwest Folklife for 10 years.
Robin Randels, PhinneyWood Greenways, is a bicycle education expert who teaches adults and children all over the region safe cycling techniques. Robin was a pioneer in family biking. Her adult children can testify family life, including vacations, was pretty much car-free. Robin also is a small business expert. She owned and managed two of the best pizzerias in Seattle for many years before selling them and making her love of bicycling her work.
Our Core Group
We have a Core Group of about 30 people who lead their local neighborhood groups. Read Core Group bios here, with updates coming soon!