Who We Are

We are an all-volunteer, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting high quality transit for Seattle and the Puget Sound Region on the fastest possible timeline.

Seattle Subway is a Washington State non-profit corporation, and a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. Seattle Subway’s mission is to promote grassroots advocacy for high quality transit. Contributions to Seattle Subway are not tax deductible. The views expressed by Seattle Subway are solely its own and are in no way endorsed by Sound Transit or the City of Seattle.

Our friend, Seattle Subway Foundation, is a Washington State charitable non-profit corporation, and a 501(c)(3) public benefit organization. Seattle Subway Foundation’s mission is to educate the public on the benefits of high quality transit. All contributions to Seattle Subway Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The views expressed by Seattle Subway Foundation are solely its own and are in no way endorsed by Sound Transit or the City of Seattle.


All-Volunteer Board of Seattle Subway

Keith Kyle, Ballard

President.​ Keith grew up in the DC suburbs as the DC Metro system was built and it clearly had a big impact on him. Ever since he moved here in 1994, he has been dreaming of a Seattle connected by high quality transit. He is a founding board member of Seattle Subway.

Kjersti Egerdahl, West Seattle

Vice President.
A seventh-generation Washingtonian, Kjersti grew up in Edmonds with strong ties to the Norwegian community in Ballard. After earning a B.A. in English from the University of San Francisco and living car-free in the Bay Area for six years, she returned home to Seattle. She has worked in magazine and book publishing for the past 14 years and currently produces multimedia ebooks at Amazon Publishing. Kjersti lives near Morgan Junction with her husband and son.

Ken Anderson, Fremont

Political Director.
A native of Bothell, Ken has watched the region’s traffic congestion steadily increase over the past few decades, and seen the impact that a lack of accessible transit can have on people’s lives. After moving back to Seattle from DC in 2014 he joined Seattle Subway’s grassroots advocacy efforts at farmer’s markets, and now liaises with local representatives to promote continued transit expansion throughout Seattle and the PNW. An advocacy and media relations specialist, Ken holds a B.A. in Economics from Whitman College and a M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Ben Broesamle, Magnolia

Treasurer and Operations Director.
Born in Santa Monica, CA, Ben received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography-Urban and Regional Development Studies from UCLA and moved to Seattle permanently in 2010 to join his immediate family. His transit interest began after traveling to Europe and seeing just how much better life could be with better travel options than the typical Los Angeles-area gridlocked traffic. He received his master’s degree from the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington in 2016 where he studied real estate and transportation. Ben is a founding board member of Seattle Subway.

Charles Cooper, Shoreline

Board Secretary. Born in Hawaii and grew up as a military brat in California and Washington State. Graduating from Western Washington University with a degree in Business Administration, Charles has had a long career in the Software Industry and IT Management including co-launching a software startup, large scale systems deployments in legal and financial settings and IT operations management. Charles’s interest in urban transit was tweaked by his experience with the CTA while living in Chicago for a number of years including 2 years living car free. On returning to Seattle, he got involved with the Seattle Subway as a volunteer and then later as a board member to help foster the vision for a robust transit system and an urban environment that fosters walkability and neighborhood amenities.


All-Volunteer Board of Seattle Subway Foundation

Drew Johnson, Columbia City

President and Volunteer Coordinator. He started volunteering with us in 2014, became a board member and Volunteer Coordinator in June of 2016, and was elected President in December of 2016. Born and raised in south Alabama, he now lives with his wife in Columbia City. He believes that access to a diverse and highly functional public transit network is a social justice issue. He received his Bachelors in Economics and Finance from The University of South Alabama, and is currently employed with the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services.

Charles Cooper, Shoreline

Board Secretary. Born in Hawaii and grew up as a military brat in California and Washington State. Graduating from Western Washington University with a degree in Business Administration, Charles has had a long career in the Software Industry and IT Management including co-launching a software startup, large scale systems deployments in legal and financial settings and IT operations management. Charles’s interest in urban transit was tweaked by his experience with the CTA while living in Chicago for a number of years including 2 years living car free. On returning to Seattle, he got involved with the Seattle Subway Foundation as a volunteer and then later as a board member to help foster the vision for a robust transit system and an urban environment that fosters walkability and neighborhood amenities.

Matthew Johnson, Columbia City

Communications Director. Matthew Johnson has lived on and off in the Seattle area since 2007, finally settling down in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle in 2012. Along with his Seattle Subway work he has written for the Seattle Transit Blog since 2013 and was an editor from 2014-2015. Originally from South Alabama, he was as soldier from 2006 to 2012, serving in the Infantry and Psychological Operations. He now works in the communications field.

Ben Broesamle, Magnolia

Treasurer and Operations Director.
Born in Santa Monica, CA, Ben received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography-Urban and Regional Development Studies from UCLA and moved to Seattle permanently in 2010 to join his immediate family. His transit interest began after traveling to Europe and seeing just how much better life could be with better travel options than the typical Los Angeles-area gridlocked traffic. He received his master’s degree from the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington in 2016 where he studied real estate and transportation. Ben is a founding board member of Seattle Subway Foubdation.