As the Director of Environmental Health for the American Lung Association in Colorado, Natalia Swalnick oversees programs and advocacy designed to reduce air pollution and positively impact lung health. She serves as the Director of the Denver Metro Clean Cities coalition. During her four-year tenure with Clean Cities, stakeholders in the coalition territory have displaced nearly ten million gallons of petroleum. Signature programs of the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition that Natalia has developed include the Colorado Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition and Clean Air at Schools: Engines Off! (report PDF)
Before joining the American Lung Association, Natalia held policy positions in the offices of various elected officials, including Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., and Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator from New York. She also served as a event and professional development program manager at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Natalia earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. She lives in Denver with her husband Josh, son Carter and two dogs.
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Kim Hargraves Tyrrell
Kim Hargraves Tyrrell comes to the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition with several years of experience in non-profit management, sustainability planning and marketing & communications. Kim has done environmental policy work for the Governor's Energy Office and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and has conducted research projects for water conservation as well as for wind and other renewables. In addition, Kim has worked with small businesses locally helping them incorporate sustainable business practices. Kim has her MBA from University of Denver and is LEED, AP certified. Kim is known as the "Green Queen" to her MBA cohort and tries to live up to it! She lives in Denver with her husband and son.
After high school Tyler came to Colorado on a full-ride academic scholarship to the University of Colorado Denver, where he graduated with a BA in Geography and minors in political science and leadership studies in 2012. While in school Tyler was actively engaged in studying the effects of climate change through analysis of natural disasters as a guest scholar at the University of Delaware, held a Student Scholars Board position with Denver Metro Leadership Foundation, participated in leadership development programs, and excelled academically, which earned him multiple scholarships along with UC Denver's Student Leader of the Year Award and the University Leadership Program's Outstanding Graduate award. Tyler first started with DMCCC as a paid intern in 2011while finishing school, and during that time he was responsible for a variety of projects including research for Colorado's EV Readiness Plan, social media, marketing, report writing, and program support. Following the internship, Tyler was hired on full time as the Refuel Colorado Program Coordinator at the beginning of 2013, where he will be serving organizations throughout Colorado as an energy coach in addition to writing content for a new website and supporting DMCCC programs.
Kevin Szewc is a recent graduate from the University of Denver where he studied Environmental Policy and Management with a focus on Energy and Sustainability. Presently he is completing an additional certificate in Environmental Policy. As the Clean Cities Intern, Kevin assists with the distribution and creation of press releases, conducts market research, organizes and plans events, maintains and develops the website and social media, and manages volunteers. In addition to his work for Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition, Kevin also interns for a hydro-geologist working with water contamination issues and actively volunteers for organizations such as Denver Justice and Peace Committee, Colorado Renewable Energy Society, and Broadway Assistance Center. Hobbies include running, hiking, yoga, and reading.