Heather Trim

Would like to also include info for co-presenter (if this abstract is accepted) Heather Trim, Executive Director. Heather has more than 25 years of experience in environmental work ranging from zero waste to toxic chemicals and habitat issues. At Zero Waste Washington, her focus has been on reducing upstream sources of waste and addressing downstream … Read more

Adrian Hernandez

Adrian Hernandez boasts a diverse career path. He began in retail brand development, multi-unit operations, and licensing for a multinational tea company. Afterwards, he forayed into the world of technology serving as the Director of Business Development for Global Tech Group before his entrepreneurial spirit led him to found The Drink Station, a tea and … Read more

Sherry Bell Surrette, Ph.D.

Sherry Bell Surrette grew up on a small farm in rural West Tennessee. She earned her bachelor’s in agronomy from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and a master’s from Mississippi State University in agronomy with a minor in plant pathology. She holds a doctorate in biology from the University of Mississippi. Throughout her career, … Read more

Jenn Harrman

Jenn Harrman develops policy and programs to help Nashvillians rethink, refuse, reuse, and recycle. As Zero Waste Program Manager for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and a public servant of over 7 years, her work centers on implementing sustainable, resilient, and equitable alternatives to landfill disposal for the benefit of all who … Read more

Zach Shaben

As the Public Affairs Manager for Too Good To Go in the US and Canada, Zach brings a wealth of experience in government affairs and policy counsel. Formerly a Senior Associate at The Raben Group, Zach leveraged his deep understanding of federal policy to assist nonprofit and corporate clients. Before his tenure at The Raben … Read more

Jeremy Drake

Jeremy Drake is a Zero Waste consultant with over 10 years of experience in community Zero Waste planning, project management, program design and implementation, collection system procurement, stakeholder engagement, technical assistance, and education. He holds a MA in Urban Sustainability from Antioch University Los Angeles and is a Zero Waste USA-certified Zero Waste Associate. After … Read more

Jenna Deane

Jenna has spent almost two decades in the field of environmental education and brings a passion for supporting climate change solutions and community resilience. As the Toward Zero Waste Program Manager she fundraises, develops, and manages waste reduction programs and initiatives, including the Food Recovery Program. Jenna has a B.A in Environmental Education from Western … Read more

Heather Watkins

Heather Watkins, co-founder and CRO of Bold Reuse propels tech startup growth. Leading Marketing, Sales & Finance, she fuels a waste-reducing mission. Her family’s wastewater background fuels her sustainability passion. She solves climate change via business, aligning with visionary companies. Before Bold Reuse, Heather ran a consultancy, serving startups like Contentful, Iterable, OpenGov, and OpenInvest. … Read more

Madeline Kaufman

Maddie received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Marine Biology from the University of Miami (UM), where she studied coral reef restoration. She is now a professor of Tropical Coastal Restoration at UM, engaging graduate students in lectures and fieldwork covering dune, mangrove, seagrass, sponge, oyster, and coral restoration. She is also … Read more

Amy Wald

Amy Wald, founder and president of Greenluxe Inc., is a leader in sustainable hospitality and tourism. With a diverse background in sales, marketing,hospitality, and media; including experience working on cruise ships. Amy holds a degree in wildlife management and sustainable business from the Ohio State University, along with accreditations in LEED, TRUE, ISSP, WELL, and … Read more