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New Managers at El Dorado Transit

Kristin Halverson and Erik Bergren

New managers Kristin Halverson and Erik Bergren.

El Dorado Transit recently added two new managers to its staff. Kristin Halverson is the new Operations Manager and will replace Scott Ousley who is retiring after 30 years. Erik Bergren is the new Planning and Marketing Manager and will follow Brian James in the role after his promotion to Executive Director.

Kristin has worked effectively as a Transit Operations Supervisor since June of 2019 where she demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication, and as a Dispatcher from 2017 to 2019. Throughout her career with Transit, Kristin has played a key role in improving efficiency and ensuring the smooth functioning of day-to-day operations. Prior to Transit, she also worked for many years for the Pioneer Union School District as a School Bus Driver and was a small business owner.

“I am honored and thrilled to take on the role of Operations Manager,” said Kristin. “I look forward to working with our dedicated team to enhance the transit experience. Together, we will navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead with a focus on safety, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. I am excited about the journey ahead and committed to making a positive impact here at El Dorado Transit.”

Erik comes to Transit with extensive experience in marketing and communications, having worked for over two decades at California Waterfowl, a regional nonprofit. He specialized in effective membership marketing utilizing print, online resources, social media channels and more. He was instrumental in shifting his organization’s fundraising and member communications to a virtual environment during the Covid pandemic. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from California State University, Sacramento in 1998.

“I am honored to be the new Planning and Marketing Manager for El Dorado Transit,” Erik said. “I look forward to expanding our marketing techniques and programs to serve our local communities and those that depend on reliable and safe public transit in their lives.”