2021 CASTA Fall Conference

Welcome to the 2021 CASTA/CDOT Fall Conference & EXPO webpage. The annual CASTA Fall Conference is a four-day conference that provides training on a variety of topics, including transit management, leadership development, driver safety, system safety, human services issues, mobility, and FTA and CDOT policy issues with a Vendor EXPO and Bus Show.


Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM MDT
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM MDT


Two Rivers Convention Center

159 Main St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501

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Miguel Aguilar  Felsburg Holt Ullevig , Transportation Engineer
Tanya Allen  ECO Transit , Director
David Averill  San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation , Executive Director
Brodie Ayers  Colorado Dept of Transportation , Project Coordination Unit Manager
Joy Bachem  NWCCI , Transportation Coordinator
Jared Barnes  ECO Transit , Transit Planner
Anton Benitez  Town of Mountain Village , Board Member
Julie Bingham  Dolores County Senior Services , Dolores County Senior Services
Craig Blewitt  Mountain Metropolitan Transit , Director
Dawn Block  City of La Junta Transit , City of La Junta Transit
Jericho Bois  Mountain Metropolitan Transit , Accounting Clerk
Angel Bond  Boulder County , Mobility for All Program Manager
Sarah Brooks  Mesa County RTPO , Mobility Manager
Dana Brosig  Mesa County RTPO , Director
Carol Cartwright  Neighbor to Neighbor / The Chaffee Shuttle , Neighbor to Neighbor / The Chaffee Shuttle
George Chintala  Senior Resource Development Agency, Pueblo, Inc. , Operations Manager
Ivy Compton  Town of Winter Park , Transit Manager
Andy Cotton  Town of Breckenridge Free Ride , Assistant Manager
Sarah Curtis  All Points Transit , Executive Director
Andrea Davenport  Mountain Metropolitan Transit , Senior Contracting Analyst
Patrick Davis  Southwest Center for Independence , Transportation Manager
Cady Dawson  Felsburg Holt & Ullevig , Senior Transportation Planner
Melissa Decker  Summit County Government , Training Supervisor
Douglas Deskin  Transportation Security Administration , Transportation Security Inspector - Surface
Kari Distefano  San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation , San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation
Bob Downs  City of Cripple Creek , Lead Mechanic
Linda DuPriest  City of Glenwood Springs, CO , City of Glenwood Springs, CO
Jonathan Flager  Stantec , Architect
Shane Gassaway  City of Steamboat Springs , Training, Safety, and Recruitment Specialist
Judy Gilkerson  Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments , Transportation Coordinator
Andrew Gingerich  Mesa County , Mesa County
Darren Glover  Prowers Area Transit , Director
Geoffrey Guthrie  Colorado Department of Transportation , Colorado Department of Transportation
Jolene Hausman  El Paso Fountain Valley Senior Citizen Program , El Paso Fountain Valley Senior Citizen Program
Jeremy Herzog  Mountain Express , Mountain Express
Sarah Hill  City of Durango , Transportation Director
Dr. Stephen L. Hoemke  NECALG , Director of Transportation
Conor Intemann  Town of Mountain Village , Town of Mountain Village
Steve Jimenez  Developmental Disabilities Resource Center , Operations and Transportation Manager
Conrad Johnson  NWCCI , NWCCI
Tony Kendall  ETA Transit , Senior Sales Representative
Tyler Kern  City of Steamboat Springs , Operations Supervisor
Michael King  CDOT , Assistant Director of Electrification & Energy
Lauren Kirn  Town of Mountain Village , Grant Coordinator
Michael Koch  Compass Transit Consulting , Transit Consultant
Jim Loebe  Town of Mountain Village , Director of Transportation
Aaron Lopez  South Central Council of Governments , Transit Director
Antonio 'Hank' Martin  Neighbor to Neighbor / The Chaffee Shuttle , Neighbor to Neighbor / The Chaffee Shuttle
Charles McCarthy  NWCCOG , Mobility Manager
Sofia Mickel  CASTA , Program Assistant
Moira Moon  Colorado Dept of Transportation , Colorado Dept of Transportation
Kenneth Mooney  NECALG , Executive Director
Jennifer Morris  MoCo Transportation , Transit Manager
David Mullin  City of fort Collins , Senior Transit Manager
Gail Nehls  Envida , Chief Executive Officer
Matt Nesbitt  City of Durango , Transit Supervisor
Desiree Ott  Transit Marketing Group, Inc. , Marketing Coordinator
Joseph Parks  CASTA , Program Director
Kylie Parks  TBD , TBD
David Peckler  Town of Snowmass Village , Transportation Director
Kendall Perkins  Town of Mountain Village , Transit and Housing Coordinator
Bill Quiggle  Mtn Express , Operations Manager
Ann Rajewski  CASTA , Executive Director
Rocio Ramirez  Felsburg Holt and Ullevig , Transportation Planner
Lan Rao  City of Colorado Springs MMT , Transit Administrator
Joyce Rihanek  Town of Vail , Office Manager / DOT Compliance Coordinator
Deb Rohlf  Summit Stage , Transit Supervisor
Rich Sampson  Southwest Transit Association , Executive Director
Steve Sanchez  SETran , SETran Council Member
Cisco Santaella  ECO Transit , Dispatcher
Cory Schmitt  North Front Range MPO , Mobility Manager
Ginger Scott  City of Steamboat Springs , Grant and Project Management Specialist
Sahar Shirazi  Nelson\Nygaard , Principal
Jim Shoun  Town of Avon CO , Town of Avon CO
Lori Sichterman  Co West Transportation , Compliance & Safety Manager
Blake Sigler  East Central Council of Governments , Senior and Transit Services Director
AnnMarie Smith  RoundAbout of Clear Creek County , Transit Supervisor
Scott Smith  BYD Inc. , Sales Rep
Chris Southwick  Town of Vail , Mobility Manager
Trevor Trepanier  Steamboat Springs Transit , Transit Dispatcher/Supervisor
Scott Truex  Gunnison Valley RTA , Executive Director
Robert Tucker  Innovation Resource Consulting Group , President
Phill Van Horn  Envida , Transit Manager
Brad VanDenBerg  Silver Key Senior Services , Logistics & Operations Manager
Laura Vanoni  Archuleta County , Transportation Director
Michael Walk  Texas A&M Transportation Institute , Research Scientist and Program Manager
Jeff Wetzel  ECO Transit , Operations Manager
Jordan Winters  Town of Vail , Bus Supervisor