Carelyn Reynolds is excited to be part of the NTI team. “I support the Mission of valuing frontline and support staff, and believe the Leadership provides the right blend of experience, creativity, and resources to bring revitalization to the transportation industry and the workers and customers that rely on this essential service.”
Carelyn grew up in the transportation industry as the daughter of the founders of Coronado Livery, Elmer and Margaret Reynolds. “My father was the head doorman at the Hotel Del Coronado and saw the need for an Airport Shuttle service. In 1969, before the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge was dedicated by Governor Ronald Reagan, he started shuttling from Coronado to the San Diego Airport on the Ferry and around the Strand. He purchased Coronado Cab in 1974 in order to provide complete transportation service to Coronado.”
In 1982 Carelyn entered the transportation industry full-time after attending Point Loma Nazarene University and Geneva College and graduating with degrees in Speech Pathology and Psychology. “When in business you must wear many hats. The tools we acquire through education are stretched and tried by fire in the working world. Perseverance is essential and you must believe in your goals.”
Throughout the years, business and battles have gone hand in hand. Perhaps the greatest transformative period started in 2009 when Carelyn, with her colleagues, created the Transportation Alliance Group to give political voice and unity to the very independent ground transportation businesses in San Diego. It united multiple modes of transportation, support industries and some of the local governmental agencies. She believes that we are far more productive in providing great service for the traveling public if all interested parties work collaboratively.