Meet the team
Brenda Davis, Community Development Supervisor
Brenda and her team work with Pierce County employers to offer commute benefits to their employees, engage with the public at community meetings and events, provide education to community groups, and distribute materials, tickets and passes to community partners. She is passionate about improving mobility in Pierce County and is eager to find solutions that meet your group’s unique transportation needs.
Lani Fowlkes, Community Development Coordinator
Lani promotes Pierce Transit’s products and services to the business community. She enjoys engaging with internal and external customers and is a true ‘people person’. She recognizes the value of inclusive planning in shaping Pierce Transit’s services and believes that increased access to our services enriches lives and supports the health of our community. Lani is committed to working with business partners to identify commute solutions that yield the greatest benefits to their employees and their organization.
Nathan BeVelle, Community Development Administrator
Nathan collaborates with businesses of all sizes and property managers throughout Pierce County to provide resources on transportation amenities. Nathan is a veteran who served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in both the Army and Air Force. Prior to relocating to the great Pacific Northwest, Nathan worked for the Missouri Department of Economic Development, was the Executive Director for an economic development organization just outside of Kansas City, and is from the Home of Sliced Bread. Nathan and his family are enjoying all that the Puget Sound region has to offer!
Nikole Dangerfield-Hastings, Community Development Coordinator
Nikole is a native New Yorker bringing over 10 years of communication and community development experience to Pierce Transit. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Howard University as well as a Master’s Degree in Corporate and Non-profit Communication from Johns Hopkins University. Nikole has spent the last four years supporting the Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force in various regions of Japan. Nikole employs her diverse skillset and warm personality to provide relevant support to businesses, organizations, stakeholders, and community partners.
Tammy Apthorp, Community Development Coordinator
Tammy is a Tacoma native with 22+ years of experience in public transportation. She is a rideshare extraordinaire – alleviating traffic congestion with each Vanpool she gets on the road. Her knowledge and expertise shine as she works with businesses, small and large, to identify innovative transportation solutions. Tammy is passionate about customer education and greener choices and is a true servant leader in her field.
Rachel Holzhaeuser, Community Development Specialist
Rachel hails from a small town in Wisconsin, dubbed the Cheese Capital of the World, and recieved her Bachelor's Degrees in Journalism and in Spanish from Colorado State University. She has extensive customer service experience and a welcoming personality that translates well into engaging with our communites during outreach events. Rachel connects with students and active seniors in our communities to encourage and educate on the use of Pierce Transit services.