Jeffrey Ciabotti is Toole Design Group's Deputy Director of Planning for the Mid-Atlantic Region. With more than 15 years of experience on projects throughout the U.S., Jeff is a recognized national leader in trails and active transportation. Jeff’s background as Vice President for Trail Development at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and National Director of Programs, Partnerships and Health at Save the Children gives him in-depth knowledge of the connection between land use, transportation and health. At RTC he helped catalyze thousands of miles of trails through policy advocacy, expert technical assistance, training and leading the organization’s planning team. As a non-profit executive Jeff has managed matrix organizations overseeing multiple field offices. Combining this national perspective with his on-the-ground project experience creates a balanced approach with each project and a keen awareness of the power of the public process. Jeff’s work includes launching RTC’s Urban Pathways Initiative, administering a national grants program and managing local/regional corridor inventory and assessment plans. He has presented numerous workshops, trainings, and keynote addresses domestically and internationally to share his enthusiasm for trails and active transportation.
Beyond work Jeff gets his inspiration outdoors through gardening, riding, paddling or hiking all varieties of trails and experiencing nature with his adventurous family.