November 2015

About Us  


Clark MartinsonClark Martinson, AICP, AIA, General Manager

Clark has twenty years experience making neighborhoods and business districts come to life. He brings stakeholders and public agencies together to make quality places. His transportation plans enhance and support parkway, highway and transit facilities as well as pedestrian and bicycle improvements. Clark is a member of the American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, the Urban Land Institute and he is an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects. Email:

Robert RayburnRobert Rayburn, ASLA, LEED AP , Development & Natural Resource Director
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.

Katherine WallaceKatherine Wallace, Finance and Economic Development Manager

Katherine manages the finance, business development and community relations initiatives for the District. She has twenty-two years of commercial property experience managing a diverse number of properties in several areas of Houston. Her most recent assignment was located in WestLake Park at 2 WestLake. She is a licensed real estate broker and certified Real Property Administrator through the Building Owners and Managers Institute. During her tenure in property management, she was responsible for tenant relations, solving problems, maintaining open communications, developing newsletters and coordinating special events.

John NunezJohn Nunez, Transportation Manager

John Nunez, former leader of rideshare business development for Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO), joined The Energy Corridor District as the transportation manager.  With the goal of enhancing mobility, Nunez manages transit programs including the METRO 75 Eldridge Crosstown, car share program, bicycling and walking incentives, vanpools and carpools.

Rachael WeaverRachael 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 RectorKelly Rector, Transportation Coordinator

Kelly joined the Energy Corridor District in July of 2013 to help promote alternative transportation modes throughout the area. She helps to grow and manage both the CMAQ grant-funded CarShare program with Enterprise CarShare, and the JARC grant-funded METRO 75 Eldridge Crosstown bus. Kelly also coordinates the annual Bike to Work Day celebration in Terry Hershey Park, and works with local and regional partners to enhance mobility and connectivity in West Houston. Prior to joining the Energy Corridor, Kelly worked for the County of Sonoma in California where she coordinated energy efficiency projects through a partnership with Pacific Gas & Electric Company at local businesses, government, and nonprofit organizations.


Fabiana DemarieFabiana 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.