Justin first dove into the dumpster in 1998 at the Summit Recycling Project in the mountains of Colorado. In 2000 Justin moved south to New Mexico where he led both nonprofit and government-owned recycling and composting efforts; from local endeavors to statewide initiatives. After serving on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Recycling Coalition for eight years, Justin resigned in 2008 to become the organization’s Technical Projects Director leading the implementation of $2.8 million grant from the US Department of Energy to develop recycling infrastructure across the state including eight new recycling facilities and nearly 100 new drop-off collection sites.
In 2013 Justin returned to his “hometown” of Pittsburgh to join the Pennsylvania Resources Council as the Western Regional Director. There he led programs including a series of recycling collection events to recover challenging and toxic materials from households, policy initiatives to improve and expand waste diversion systems locally and statewide, as well as a broad range of education programs targeting every age group. Justin was appointed the Managing Director of PRC in 2019. In this role Justin oversaw PRC operations in three locations (Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia) as well as led the organization through a comprehensive evolutionary process to ensure PRC continues to develop and operate groundbreaking programs and services for another 80 years.
Justin came “home” to Colorado joining Eco-Cycle as the Director of CHaRM and Business Operations in the fall of 2020. He expects to share his more than 20 years of recycling and composting experience with not just Eco-Cycle but the community he and his family have joined in Boulder.
Justin’s commitment to finding pragmatic and attainable solutions to waste-related issues is demonstrated across his career; from the implementation of his work as a consultant to the imaginative leadership he has proven within local governments and nonprofit organizations.