Speaker Bios

These speakers were confirmed for the Spring 2020 event. We’re in the process of re-confirming many of them for the virtual conference.

Neil Edgar

Neil Edgar

Executive Director
California Compost Coalition
Patrick Tierney

Patrick Tierney

CEO and Cofounder
Revolution Systems
Nicole Gaetjens

Nicole Gaetjens

Zero Waste Program Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle
Danner Doud-Martin

Danner Doud-Martin

Associate Director, International Business Development Program and Haas Staff lead for Zero Waste and Sustainability Task Force
Haas School of Business
Stephanie Barger

Stephanie Barger

Director - TRUE Zero Waste Program
U.S. Green Building Council
Esra Tat

Esra Tat

Associate Director
Zero Waste Europe
Susan Collins

Susan Collins

President
Container Recycling Institute
Kate Bailey

Kate Bailey

Policy & Research Director
Eco-Cycle
Terry McDonald

Terry McDonald

Executive Director
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.
Ana Carvalho

Ana Carvalho

Board Member
Zero Waste International Alliance
Sarah D OBrien

Sarah D OBrien

Director of Programs
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Miriam Gordon

Miriam Gordon

Indisposable Communities Director
UPSTREAM
Christie Keith

Christie Keith

International Coordinator and US Executive Director
GAIA
Joseph Button

Joseph Button

Director of Sustainability
Straus Family Creamery
Julie Sands Tyne

Julie Sands Tyne

Supervising Recycling Specialist
City of San Diego
Samantha Sommer

Samantha Sommer

Program Manager
ReThink Disposable
Christienne de Tournay Birkhahn

Christienne de Tournay Birkhahn

Chair
City of Berkeley Zero Waste Commission
Pal Martensson

Pal Martensson

Zero Waste in Amazonia
Let´s Do It World
Martin Bourque

Martin Bourque

Executive Director
Ecology Center
Nina Bellucci Butler

Nina Bellucci Butler

CEO
More Recycling
Mandi McKay

Mandi McKay

Sustainability Manager
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Lisa Skumatz

Lisa Skumatz

President / Principal
SERA
Maggie Clarke

Maggie Clarke

Zero Waste Researcher
Maggie Clarke Environmental
Kate M Davenport

Kate M Davenport

Co President
Eureka Recycling
Dave Bennink

Dave Bennink

Director
Building Deconstruction Institute
Rory Bakke

Rory Bakke

Principal
Sustainable Concepts Studio
Caroline Mitchell

Caroline Mitchell

Waste Reduction and Recycling Lead Specialist
City of Fort Collins
Erin McNichol

Erin McNichol

Sustainability Program Manager
HP
Heidi Sanborn

Heidi Sanborn

Executive Director
National Stewardship Action Council
Will Bakx

Will Bakx

Soil Scientist
Sonoma Compost/Renewable Sonoma
Ruth Abbe

Ruth Abbe

President/Co-Chair
Zero Waste USA/Global Recycling Council of CRRA
David Pinsky

David Pinsky

Senior Plastics Campaigner
Greenpeace USA
Kaity Robbins

Kaity Robbins

Zero Waste Manager
Boston University
Alice Koehler

Alice Koehler

SVP Marketing
WasteZero
Sophie Hahn

Sophie Hahn

Vice Mayor
City of Berkeley
Clytie Binder

Clytie Binder

Community Composting Hubs in Brisbane Australia
Brisbane City Council, Australia
Scott Cassel

Scott Cassel

Founder & CEO
Product Stewardship Institute
Mark A Funkhouser

Mark A Funkhouser

Director of Sustainability and Custodial Services
Chumash Casino Resort
Sue Beets-Atkinson

Sue Beets-Atkinson

Sr. Director of Sustainability
SBM Management/ GBCI TRUE Zero Waste
Matthew Cotton

Matthew Cotton

Owner
Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC
Julie Muir

Julie Muir

Zero Waste Manager
Stanford University
Clarissa Morawski

Clarissa Morawski

CEO
Reloop Platform
Jamie Kaminski

Jamie Kaminski

Director of Policy
Zero Waste Canada
Marvin Hayes

Marvin Hayes

Program Manager
Baltimore Compost Collective Program
Clare Miflin

Clare Miflin

Founder
Center for Zero Waste Design
Kourtnii Brown

Kourtnii Brown

Founder and Director
Common Compost
Portia Sinnott 2016

Portia Sinnott

Program Director
Zero Waste USA
Lisa Pellegrino

Lisa Pellegrino

Strategic Partnerships Manager
TerraCycle
Gary Liss

Gary Liss

Co-Chair, NRC Conference Committee and Vice-President, Zero Waste USA
National Recycling Coalition
Angela A. Moore

Angela A. Moore

Facilities and Sustainability Coordinator
Missouri Historical Society
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