Our Team

Julie Dixon
JULIE DIXON
Principal Consultant
Julie Dixon is the President and Founder of DIXON, a woman-owned business, focused on providing parking consulting services to municipalities. Julie began her career as a parking enforcement officer for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. She has been responsible for establishing policies, defining objectives and delivering on initiatives for municipal agencies for over 27 years.
Pat Smith
PATRICK SMITH
Senior Associate
Patrick Smith is a Senior Associate Consultant providing a level of quality assurance to all of the Dixon Resources Unlimited projects. In addition to Project Management Support, Patrick provides exploratory data analysis, report development and quality assurance. In 2014, Patrick received his M.A., Applied Sociology with a focus in statistics and quantitative methodology.
EMILY KWATINETZ
Associate
Emily Kwatinetz is an Associate Consultant who has supported projects ranging from parking and mobility studies to detailed implementation plans. Through operational audits, data analysis, stakeholder outreach, and the development of strategic recommendations, she has a track record of comprehensive support for a variety of municipalities. Emily graduated cum laude from UC San Diego with a degree in Urban Studies and Planning and minor in Political Science.
ANANDA ALEMAN
Business Operations Manager
Ananda Aleman is the Business Operations Manager with extensive experience supporting complex parking technology projects. In addition to managing DIXON daily operations, her manufacturing, inventory control, purchasing and financial reporting expertise provides a tremendous resource to our clients.
JENNIFER RENTZ
Associate
Jennifer Rentz is an Associate Consultant with expertise in leading large-scale projects, technology initiatives and operations management. With sixteen years’ experience in the parking industry, she brings a wealth of knowledge regarding industry best practice to assist municipal clients. Her skills and past experience are particularly valuable for clients engaging in technology upgrades, vendor selection and ongoing operational best practice procedures.
DAN PEARCE
Junior Associate
Dan Pearce is a Junior Associate Consultant who provides project support, data analysis, and mapping support on Dixon Resources Unlimited Projects. In 2015, Dan received his M.A. in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon. He joins DIXON from a transportation planning background working on a variety of traffic and transit projects throughout the USA and UK.