Robert Rayburn, ASLA, LEED AP , Landscape Architect
Robert is a registered landscape architect with over 30 years experience in sustainable development and resource preservation. He is a native Houstonian who started his career with local landscape architecture design firms before planning and constructing state parks with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Robert is accomplished in planning, design and construction of projects ranging in scale from neighborhood parks to master planned communities. His involvement in all phases of construction and contract administration keeps the District current with TxDOT, METRO, Harris County and the City of Houston Public Works parks and trails projects. Robert recently managed the partnership with the National Park Service developing the West Houston Trails Master Plan that would provide alternative transportation connectivity and outdoor recreation opportunities. Robert is also an ISA certified arborist, a LEED Accredited Professional, the President of the Bayou Preservation Association and Vice President of the Texas Trails Network.
Ali Lamkahouan, Controller
Ali manages the finance, business development and community relations initiatives for The District, including preparing and presenting budgets, regularly reviewing ECD’s financial condition, working with auditors and insurance consultants, working on assessments with property owners and overseeing The District’s Public Safety Program. Before joining The District, Lamkahouan served as account manager for a limousine and charter service in Houston, where he provided risk analysis and modeling, developed business growth strategies and oversaw a team that performed accounting and treasury functions for more than 200 accounts.
Rachael Weaver, Community Relations Coordinator
Rachael Weaver joined the Energy Corridor District as Community Outreach & Administrative Coordinator. Rachael works with District members on special events and promotions including Member Deals, our annual recycling event, Bike To Work, community appreciation events and the 75 Eldridge Crosstown. Prior to joining the Energy Corridor District, Rachael worked with 2Plus of Texas, where she coordinated marketing efforts to promote the METRO STAR vanpool program. If you would like to discuss cross-promotional opportunities with The Energy Corridor District:
Kelly Rector, TDM Program Manager
As the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program Manager, Kelly develops, implements and manages initiatives, strategies, and programs designed to comply with The Energy Corridor District’s Master Plan principles, improve air quality, and reduce the number of single-occupant vehicle trips by employees, residents and visitors in The District. Prior to joining the Energy Corridor in July 2013, Kelly worked for the County of Sonoma in California where she coordinated energy efficiency projects at local businesses, government, and nonprofit organizations.
Fabiana Demarie, Urban Planner
As The District’s Urban Planner, Fabiana brings a unique perspective on transportation issues. Brought up in Turin, Italy, she was raised in a city where people are not dependent upon cars. Fabiana helps implement a wide variety of initiatives stemming from The District’s master plan – including advocating for master plan concepts with government officials; overseeing traffic analysis and redesigned street grids; creating plans for infrastructure improvements such as trail connections, bicycling access, pedestrian bridges and safer intersections; assisting on grants and letters of support; and facilitating public engagement. A former intern for The District, Fabiana Demarie earned her Master of Urban Planning from Texas A&M University (TAMU) by focusing on low impact development practices in The Energy Corridor, and was awarded a 2015 Sustainable Urbanism Certificate from TAMU’s Center of Housing & Urban Development. Fabiana received her Bachelor of Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning degree from Polytechnic University of Turin.