Meet Our ATWE Team
Nate Hope is a lifelong resident of Windsor-Essex, growing up on the outskirts of Essex before moving to Windsor to work with the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative. With a passion for municipal policy and neighbourhood empowerment, Nate loves his community and is driven to improve the lives of those around him. In 2019, Nate worked with others to organize advocacy to improve consultation around the More than Transit Master Plan. He currently serves as a member of the Transit Windsor Advisory Committee.
Gabriel is a software developer who is enthusiastic about urban planning and finding strategies to continually improve the City of Windsor and help it achieve the potential that he strongly believes it has. He discovered this passion after researching strategies to improve his city in the game, Cities: Skylines. Since then, he has become more involved in municipal politics and has written a proposal to city council advocating for bus lanes between the University of Windsor and downtown. He is excited to bring this passion to Activate Transit Windsor Essex to help drive positive change in the community.
Bee is a podcaster and a community manager for Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League. They immerse themselves in tabletop gaming online and in person, utilizing their platform to highlight marginalized voices and organize charity events through gaming. They are professional Dungeons and Dragon player and GM. They specialize in social media management and community engagement, and they are excited to bring these skills to Activate Transit Windsor Essex.
Born and raised in Windsor, Christine spent many years working in a variety of animal care work, including managing and teaching at equestrian stables across Southwestern Ontario, and working with area wildlife rehabilitators. She is passionate about advocating for mental health care access, affordable housing and environmental issues including public transit access, campaigning for strong leadership at all levels of government.
Anahita Jamali Rad
Anahita Jamali Rad is a writer, artist, designer, publisher, organizer, and web developer who has recently moved to Windsor, living, working, and making on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg people of the Three Fires Confederacy (Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa). They are invested in working toward making communities more livable and accessible, and believe that better public transit is vital for this goal.
T.J. is an urban farmer, artist and father of 2 and along with his partner have been increasingly involved with local politics. He is passionate about making personal and policy decisions that will move us toward a Carbon negative species and keeping the climate livable for future generations. He is a proud active and public transportation advocate and feels Windsor has vast untapped potential in this sphere. They believe that it is important to be stewards of the natural world arounds us and care for living things of all varieties.