Todd Cutts, Executive Director

Todd Cutts began his tenure as Executive Director of the Olympia Downtown Association in March 2017.

Todd Cutts began his tenure as Executive Director of the Olympia Downtown Association in March 2017.  

Prior to that, Todd was the President of Water Street Consulting, Inc., a consultancy specializing in strategic planning and implementation, meeting facilitation, and team building. Before founding the consultancy, Todd was the City Manager for the City of SeaTac, overseeing all operations. This followed stints as the City’s Assistant City Manager and Economic Development Manager. Todd’s experiences working for downtown management organizations include starting an economic development program for the Downtown Long Beach Associates (in California) and working as an economic development professional for the Downtown Denver Partnership.  

Todd is passionate about urban environments generally and Downtown Olympia specifically, believing that it should be the healthy and beating heart of this community.


Desiree Freeland, Downtown Projects Manager

Desiree Freeland joined the Olympia Downtown Alliance as the Downtown Projects Manager in October 2021. Freeland will bring to the Alliance a deep understanding of the importance of community connectedness, leadership management, and a working knowledge of nonprofit and community-minded organizations. She was previously employed as Campaign Manager and Events Coordinator for a similar Main Street organization in DeLand, Florida. 

Stephanie Martin - Administrative Assistant

"It’s wonderful being a part of a team that works so well together to make downtown Olympia a great place. I enjoy learning new things and thrive on the challenge and opportunity to work for an organization whose mission is to act as a catalyst for a vibrant and thriving downtown through service to business and property owners." -Stephanie


Kyle Nicholas, Lead Guide

Kyle currently serves as the Operations Supervisor for the Olympia Downtown Alliance. As an Undergraduate, Kyle attended the University of California, Berkeley specializing in “Environmental Science, Engineering, and Philosophy.”  During his Graduate work at the University of Washington, Kyle focused on the vast potential of Sustainable Development and Green Building practices. Kyle has over a decade of experience working in the Nonprofit sector throughout the greater Puget Sound area.


Colin Brockway, Guide

“I enjoy working with the Olympia Downtown Alliance to help build a thriving and vibrant city for everyone to enjoy.” -Colin