Outreach Staff

Updated: December 30, 2020

Our project delivery communications and outreach team is working hard to ensure that community voices are reflected in all stages of SDOT's projects. Scroll down to get to know our current staff, or click here to find out more about SDOT's work in outreach and engagement. 

Dan Anderson

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Dan Anderson is the Project Delivery Communications Manager, overseeing the team and managing communications and engagement on major projects. In his government career, he's served as a communications manager and public information officer (PIO) at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), King County Department of Transportation, King County Metro, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), and for the Mayor of Portland. He has a bachelor's in English literature and master's in business administration from the University of Washington, and a master's in journalism from the University of Oregon. Dan was born and raised in greater Portland, Ore., where his family has sold trucks parts since 1935, and currently lives in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood with his wife, daughters, and cat.

Darrell Bulmer

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Darrell Bulmer is a Communications Lead for the Project Delivery team. He has overseen communications and outreach teams for more than 13 years both regionally and nationally. Most recently, Darrell directed communications at Hopelink, one of the region's largest nonprofits. Prior to that he directed a state agency on the East Coast where he oversaw an array of community development and engagement projects. He served as a registered lobbyist in Washington, D.C., and acted as the spokesperson and media liaison for seven state agencies. Darrell spent his formal years in England and graduated from college and university there before moving to the United States to study business management and marketing. Throughout college Darrell interned at a theatre in New York providing marketing support for Broadway shows. He went on to produce several live theatre events. In his free time, Darrell visits the gym, explores the wilderness, flies drones, or goes kayaking. 

Ching Chan

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Ching Chan is a Communications Lead for the Project Delivery team at SDOT, supporting the central sector of the city. She has over 10 years of experience in community development and engagement. Ching has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community, Environment, and Planning as well as a master's degree in Urban Design and Planning at University of Washington. She had previously worked at SCIDpda, a community development organization serving the Chinatown International District. During her tenure at the SCIDpda, Ching has worked on a number of community-led placemaking and capital projects in the CID. Ching is deeply passionate about race and social justice as well as learning about different cultures through culinary experiences. In her free time, Ching enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community and exploring local eateries. 

Sara Colling

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Sara is a Senior Communications Lead within the Central Sector of Seattle. She lives in the Rainier Valley and her projects include Rainier Improvements, Route 7 Transit-Plus, Accessible Mt. Baker, Safe Routes to School, Georgetown to South Park Connection, and more. She's been working in outreach for more than 8 years. She started on the social services side at the YWCA Seattle & King County where she worked on a Rapid ReHousing program and led a career group for women seeking jobs. Sara received her master's in public health from the University of Washington's Community-Oriented Public Health Practice program and has been doing outreach on transportation projects ever since. Soon after starting at SDOT, she joined the Race and Social Justice Change Team and works to keep an equity lens in all her work. Public health is all about creating healthy, equitable environments where we live, work, and play, so Sara loves bridging the public health and city planning worlds. 

Adonis Ducksworth

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Adonis Ducksworth is the Senior Communications Lead for transportation projects in Seattle's south end and west side. Working for both public and private firms since 2010, he has over 10 years of outreach and engagement experience in the Puget Sound region. Today, his main projects include the West Seattle High-Bridge Safety Program and the Delridge RapidRide project. Adonis has a bachelor's degree in Urban Studies, a minor in GIS, and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Washington. Adonis lives in Seattle and is a huge Seahawks fan. 

Christa Dumpys

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Christa Dumpys is a Senior Communications Lead for the Project Delivery team at SDOT.  She has been doing community-based work for over 20 years in various roles within government and non-profit organizations.  She hails from the Midwest and has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from St. Olaf College, and a Master's in Social Work degree from University of Michigan.  In between degrees she served in the Peace Corps in Malawi doing AIDS prevention work and also worked in Chicago teaching English to immigrants. A love of the mountains brought her to Seattle after graduate school and she began working for Seattle Parks and Recreation in 2001, overseeing staff and programs at several different community centers.  In 2005 she transitioned to the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) where she served for 12 years as a community liaison.  In her time at DON she spearheaded a leadership training program called the People's Academy for Community Engagement (PACE).  In January 2018, she began working with SDOT's project delivery team with a focus on north Seattle projects.  She has been using her extensive knowledge and experience in north Seattle neighborhoods to lead outreach on complex and large-scale paving, sidewalk, and transit projects at SDOT. 

Lisa Harrison

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Lisa Harrison is a Communications Associate in the Project Delivery team at SDOT. Lisa was born and raised in Seattle. She moved away for 25 years - living in New York City, Los Angeles, and Portland before returning to Seattle in late 2015. She earned a Geography/Environmental Studies degree from California State University, Northridge, and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University. Just before to returning to the Northwest, Lisa worked for an environmental education non-profit in Santa Monica, in direct support of the City of Santa Monica's Sustainable City Plan. Prior to joining the Project Delivery team, she worked at HNTB as an urban planner, working on the Lynnwood Link and West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension, as well as WSDOT I-405 projects. In 2016, Lisa converted her Dutch-style bicycle to an e-bike and enjoys bike commuting in everyday clothes. In her free time, Lisa is often exploring the city to discover and support new vegan restaurants, hiking with her boyfriend and two rescue dogs, and pursuing her passion for photography. 

Madison Linkenmeyer

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Madison Linkenmeyer is a Communications Lead for the Project Delivery team, focusing on the south sector of Seattle. She has a strong passion for transportation and enjoys being part of all the great work SDOT does throughout the city. She previously supported transportation marketing for HDR, an engineering and architecture firm. Prior to that, Madison worked in the communications department of a transit agency in Des Moines, Iowa. Projects she is most proud of include launching a mobile ticketing and trip planning app, implementing a fare program for veterans to ride free on transit, and promoting transit service expansions. Prior to her time in the transportation industry, she worked at an advertising agency where she supported agriculture, food, and health clients. Madison grew up on a farm in rural Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University. Outside of the office, she enjoys trying new restaurants, board games, movies, podcasts, running, and hiking. 

Mia Vinson

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Mia is a Communications Associate on the Project Delivery Communications team. She is an outreach lead for several projects in the North Sector, including North Seattle Sidewalks, Greenwood Sidewalks, 30th Ave NE Sidewalks and 15th Ave NE/ NE 105th St Bridge Seismic Retrofit. Mia is also a part of the outreach team for the citywide Stay Healthy Streets program, where she is the lead for the both Greenwood and Alki locations. In addition to Stay Healthy Streets, she works as the outreach lead for SDOT's ADA Program. Mia was born and raised in Seattle, where she earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Communications from Seattle University. Before working at SDOT, she worked as a Community Engagement Coordinator for Dick's Drive-In Restaurants. In her free time, she enjoys shopping and watching sports.