Meet your Sanderson Stewart Project team!

Kerry Childress, PE, RSP1

Project Manager | Senior Engineer

Kerry joined the Sanderson Stewart Community Transportation Studio in the Spring of 2020 as a Senior Transportation Engineer based from the firm’s Fort Collins office. She has over 9 years of experience with FHWA working as a Division Office Safety Engineer, Highway Research Engineer, and FHWA-NHTSA Safety Liaison and in between has lived on three continents observing multi-modal traffic patterns around the world! She has experience in pedestrian and bicycle safety, work zone safety, sign design, speed management, run off road crashes, educational outreach, multi-modal safety collaboration, and crash data analysis. She’s had experience working with Federal Agencies (FHWA, FTA, FRA and NHTSA) and many local partners and state DOTs. She is the project manager for the Town of Estes Park’s Safe Routes to School project working with the Town and CDOT. She was the contracting officer and project manager for the FHWA $1.6 M Pooled Fund Study incorporating 26 state DOTs to evaluate the NCHRP 17-18 500-series guidebooks on Low Cost Safety Measures, providing evaluation and guidance of the implementation of the AASHTO Highway Strategic Safety Plan.


Role: Traffic and Safety Analysis, Design Lead, Meetings Lead, Document Preparation, Bidding Documents and Assistance


Benefit to Erie: Kerry’s background with the FHWA means that she is experienced working effectively with local, state and federal partners and able to provide safe and innovative solutions. She has a passion for, and in-depth experience in, safety and crash analysis and determining innovative strategies to help reduce crashes while providing efficient mobility.

Danielle Scharf, PE, PTOE

Senior Transportation Engineer | Multimodal Design | SRTS Expert

Danielle is a Principal with Sanderson Stewart and the firm’s Bozeman Region Manager. As a senior transportation engineer, Danielle is responsible for roadway design and traffic operations analysis. She has had extensive training in the areas of bike and pedestrian planning and design, road design, traffic signal and innovative intersection design, and traffic impact assessment. She is a National Course Instructor certified by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and is a leader in the firm’s transportation discipline. She has designed and managed numerous pedestrian and bicycle trail projects which have included local DOT funding and public outreach.


Role: Design Assistance


Benefit to Erie: Danielle is the firm’s resident expert in trail projects; her experience in these types of projects is invaluable to the project team and will result in a safe and enduring design solution for users to enjoy for years to come.