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.
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.
Emily Kwatinetz is an Associate Consultant who has supported projects ranging from parking and mobility studies to detailed implementation plans. She was recently inducted into the National Parking Association's 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. 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.
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.
Brett Porter is an Associate Consultant with extensive experience in transportation and community planning, and public engagement. For DIXON, Brett has developed operational audits and strategic recommendations, conducted stakeholder outreach, and guided the implementation of new parking technology. Brett holds an M.A. in Geography and Planning from the University of Toledo (OH) and is AICP-certified by the American Planning Association.
Allison von Ebers is a Junior Associate Consultant, new to the DIXON team. With expertise in municipal parking operations, Allison provides project support through stakeholder outreach, data collection and reviews, and operational assessments. Her experience working with complex parking systems offers the ability to assist cities in creating and implementing effective and maintainable parking operations.
Preston graduated from The University of Washington, earning a degree in Urban Studies with special emphasis on Community Development. Along with his studies in sustainable transportation and urban planning, Preston specialized in coursework that focused on active citizen participation in the policy making process. This foundation translates perfectly into the DIXON consulting model, specifically, our focus on stakeholder and community input during solution development and adoption.
David Skophammer is a Project Coordinator, writer, and strategic planner with six years of experience in private and public sectors, including four years of consulting and project management experience across diverse, client-facing projects. David brings a broad-ranging skill set to the DIXON team, having previously worked at the intersection of data analysis, technical writing, and regulatory oversight. David graduated from Yale University with a degree in Environmental Studies.
Jena is our Accounting Specialist. With a degree from Northern Arizona University and over 20 years of combined accounting and banking experience, she brings a wealth of support to DIXON’s Business Operations team. Her experience in finance, contracts, parking, and industry products meshes together the disciplines and knowledge that give DIXON an advantage over its competition.