AAWA Staff and Board Contacts

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P.O. Box 70381
Seattle, WA 98127-0381
Western Washington (360) 529-5552
Eastern Washington (509) 213-0070


AAWA Board of Directors


Kathy Davis, President — Federal Way
Kathy Davis is a paratransit dispatcher. She enjoys traveling via Amtrak and has logged over 106,000 miles on long and short distance routes since 1990. Many of the long, leisurely trips were taken during her 26 years as a bookseller. She enjoys reading about the history of rail travel and looking at coffee table books on the architecture of stations. 

Gary Wirt, Vice President — Yakima
Gary Wirt is retired from U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration. During his 35 year career Mr. Wirt held several management and policy making positions relating to flight operations at FAA Headquarters Washington D.C. and managed several FAA field offices domestically and internationally. Mr. Wirt holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.

Hendrik de Kock, Treasurer — Seattle
Hendik de Kock is a software engineer at Google, but has a strong interest in car-free transportation and urban housing and has been an advocate in the rail space for over 5 years. He serves as a council member for Washington State for the Rail Passengers Association (RPA), as well as serving on various committees for RPA, and has previously served on the city of Seattle HALA focus groups. He holds masters' and bachelors' degrees in computer science from Stony Brook University.

Rocky Shay, Secretary — Federal Way


Robert Lawrence — Mill Creek

Jim McIntosh — Seattle

Warren Yee — Seattle

Directors Emeritus

George Barner — Tenino

Harvey Bowen — Seattle
Harvey Bowen is the immediate past president of All Aboard Washington and a Project Manager specializing in financial management, transportation, and software testing.

Lloyd Flem — Olympia
Lloyd’s longtime influence in Olympia has been key to giving AAWA, the only nonprofit representatives of intercity rail passengers in Washington State, a voice in the discussion of our state’s rail planning process.

Karen Keller — Lacey

Stephanie Weber — Kirkland


Charles Hamilton, Co-Executive Director — Seattle
Charles Hamilton is the founder and co-owner of CHCS Consulting, which provides research, organizational development, publicity, marketing and website services to a diverse national client base of businesses and nonprofit organizations. In addition, he writes about tech subjects and advocates for improved passenger rail and transit services. He holds a Ph. D. in communication from the University of Maryland, and has a certificate in organizational development and training from Georgetown University. He is a former board member of the Capitol Hill (Seattle) Chamber of Commerce, Rail Passengers Association, and other community groups.

Patrick Carnahan, Lacey — Co-Executive Director
Patrick is a Transportation Safety & Security Specialist at Sound Transit, and a former operator with Sound Transit’s T Line Link light rail. He is an experienced nonprofit administrator and writer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey. Patrick has a strong background in advocacy for economically and environmentally sustainable transportation solutions with a focus on passenger rail. He has spent a significant amount of time abroad and is inspired to apply creative solutions to help solve America’s transportation and land use problems. His writing has been published in the American Public Transportation Association’s Speedlines newsletter.

Luis Moscoso, Government Affairs Director — Tumwater
Luis Moscoso is a former three-term former Washington State Representative, Vice Chair of the House Transportation Committee and co-founder of the Legislative Rail Caucus. Luis has over 20 years of experience in transportation, including as President/Business Agent of ATU 1576 with Community Transit, 5 years as Organizational Consultant on Community Transit’s Executive Leadership Team, 2 years on the PSRC Transportation Policy Board. He is a former VP of All Aboard Washington, and has served as AAWA’s Government Affairs Director since 2018.