Taylor’s diverse career experience gives them a holistic approach to transit consulting, grounded in their early work as a domestic violence victim advocate. Taylor is a licensed attorney and member of the Oregon Bar and applies their legal expertise and social work lens to their work with public transit technology and consulting.
After finishing law school, taylor returned to work in the tech industry, focusing on business operations, writing, and procurement as Chief Operating Officer for a local transit technology firm. Since starting Garnet Consulting, taylor has worked on a variety of projects with a variety of clients including small and large transit agencies, the USDOT, state DOTs, other transit experts, and community associations.
Taylor specializes in project management, technical writing, stakeholder feedback, and designing equitable systems. Taylor enjoys opportunities to work with queer, genderqueer/trans, and disabled transit riders and focusing on projects that improve access to transit for folks who are most transit-dependent. They are knowledgeable about a variety of transit technology tools and data specs including GTFS, GTFS-Flex, and GTFS-Fares.
In their free time taylor likes to pet their cat, read about cemeteries, cook vegan food, and talk to Nome about Pokémon.
Nome is passionate about accessible and inclusive technology. Their multidisciplinary background helped Nome in their past roles as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Software Architect by giving them the perspective they needed to focus on the big picture and to collaborate across teams with conflicting priorities. Driving all of their work is a belief in human-first software—the idea that enduring software succeeds by prioritizing both the end users and the engineers that build it.
Nome uses their experience to help organizations rethink how they integrate accessibility into their products, create a positive and inclusive engineering culture, evaluate technical interview processes, and develop human-first software.
Outside of work, Nome enjoys writing, building reptile habitats, hiking, robots + microcontrollers, bad machine learning “art”, trying new donuts, and their two cats, Griff and Steve.