Our Team

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 and has since been responsible for establishing policies, defining objectives and delivering on initiatives for municipal agencies for over 30 years. She was recognized as the 2020 Parking Today Parking Person of the Year and she was also selected as a 2020 Women in Parking Impact Award Finalist.
Senior Associate
Emily Kwatinetz is a Senior Associate and an elected PIPTA Board member. She has supported projects ranging from parking and mobility studies to parking program implementations. Through operational audits, ordinance updates, specification developments, and vendor management, she demonstrates a track record of comprehensive support for a variety of municipalities, earning her recognition as one of the National Parking Association’s “40 Under 40”.
Senior Associate
Ben Verdugo is a Senior Associate, joining DIXON after years of managing mobility and parking projects for the City of San Diego. Ben has implemented numerous mobility and parking projects focused on curb-space management, maximizing parking supply, managing parking demand, and the development of multi-modal initiatives.  Ben earned a Master of City Planning from San Diego State University and has extensive experience in project management, budget development, and stakeholder engagement.
Senior Associate
Mike King is a Senior Associate. Formerly the Parking Technology and Infrastructure Manager for the City of Sacramento, California, he directed technical operations for a $40M parking enterprise known for innovation throughout the industry. Mike has significant experience with parking payment systems, occupancy systems, parking reservation systems; Automated License Plate Recognition systems; virtual permits/ validations, compliance equipment and citation processing; and parking modernization. In 2019, he was awarded the Parking Professional of the Year by the California Public Parking Association (CPPA). 
Allison von Ebers is an Associate with expertise in municipal parking operations. Allison supports cities with specification development and vendor implementation support, operational assessments, policy updates, stakeholder outreach, and parking studies. Her experience working with complex parking systems allows her to create and implement effective parking policies and operations. Her dedication to her clients, diligence, and overall project management approach has earned her prestigious recognition as one of NPA’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2021!
Kellie Dugdale is an Associate, with a degree in Environmental Studies from Boise State University and a CEQA Practice Specialized Certificate from UC San Diego Extension. Her DIXON contributions have included supporting cities through specification development, stakeholder outreach, municipal code updates, operational assessments, and parking studies.
Project Coordinator
Cameron Clark is a Project Coordinator with expertise in parking data collection and analysis. He has led hundreds of parking studies using a variety of methods and technologies. Cameron supports the DIXON team on all data-driven projects, and his focus on data integrity provides clients with reliable datasets to drive successful decision-making.
Project Coordinator
Alex Alegre is a Project Coordinator with a degree in Urban Studies and Planning with honors from the University of California San Diego. Alex has supported multiple agencies with specification development, procurement, and vendor implementation support. Alex has demonstrated a particular skill in capturing high quality streams of data and converting them into cohesive and comprehensive operational needs assessments. Alex’s range of experience encompasses airports, universities, and major metropolitan cities, while continuing to grow with DIXON.
Project Coordinator
Alex Gayte is a Project Coordinator with several years of experience in transportation development. He has led teams that collected and contextualized meaningful transportation data for clients and stakeholders as well as created action plans to ensure customers reached their strategic and financial objectives while building and maintaining strong client relationships. With a degree in GIS and experience as a transportation professional, Alex brings extensive project management, business development, and data analysis experience to the DIXON team.
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. Ananda was recently inducted into the National Parking Association’s “40 Under 40” class of 2020.