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Executive Officers


 Dustin Bender, President |  Sunshine Disposal & Recycling

Dustin is the General Manager of Sunshine Disposal & Recycling Spokane area operations. He has been serving on the WSRA board since 2010 and currently serves as the Treasurer. Dustin is also the co-chair of the Awards Committee. Dustin lives in Spokane Washington, he and his wife are the proud parents of one son. As parents they stay busy with all of the academic and athletic activities of their teenager. He began his career in waste and recycling in 2000 and has worked as Sunshine’s Spokane area General Manager since 2004. 

  Scott Campbell, Vice President   | Waste Connections, Inc.

Scott is Manager for Waste Connections Inc. based in SW Washington. He has over 20 years of recycling/solid waste experience as well as 12 years of industrial construction management. Scott is former president of WSRA and has served on the board holding various positions since 2005. He is a recognized community leader supporting organizations that improve overall quality of life – specifically in areas of youth, education, elderly, veterans and the environment. With support of the board Scott championed efforts to make the WSRA a professionally operated and recognized association. Scott enjoys a full schedule working 6-7 days a week but, thrives on family, friends, community and the outdoors.


Pete DuBois, Treasurer |  Clark County 

Peter is the Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach Division Manager for Clark County, WA responsible for coordinating the region’s solid waste management system and delivering outreach programs through the Green Neighbors, Green Business, and Green Schools programs. Peter is certified as an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System lead auditor and is committed to continuous improvement. Peter has been involved in trying to bring PaintCare to Washington and works on the policy committee. He enjoys hiking and river rafting with his three. He began his career as a recycling truck driver, while earning a Master’s of Science in Economics. Peter has worked for Clark County since 1994.



Abby Hart,  Secretary  | Republic Services
Abby has been working with Republic Services since 2013 as the Revenue Share Administrator. She is responsible for implementing innovative recycling education and outreach programs reaching 60,000 residential and multifamily customers in King and Snohomish Counties that are regulated by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. Abby is a graduate from the University of Washington with a BS in Biology and a minor in Climate Science. She is also an active member of the YMCA Youth and Government Alumni Committee and is a delegation advisor to high school students interested in debate and the legislative process. Abby loves to spend time hiking, cooking, and running.


 Alli Kingfisher, Assistant Treasurer | WA State Department of Ecology

Alli Kingfisher is a Materials Management and Sustainability Specialist with the Washington Department of Ecology where she has worked since 2002. She primarily works on sustainability issues related to our waste stream. She has a MSc in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. She is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, a LEED AP and a skilled facilitator and graphic recorder. Alli also currently serves on the board of the Building Material Reuse Association. In 2010, she was recognized by Building Design + Construction Magazine as a recipient of their Top 40 Under 40 Award as a leader in the construction industry. In 2009, Alli worked on earthquake resistant sustainable demonstration homes in the earthquake-devastated region surrounding Chengdu,  China.




Margot Keany, Assistant Secretary  | Republic Services

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Margot graduated from New York University with a degree in Classical Civilization and Cultural Anthropology. She worked in New York and New Jersey before returning to Seattle to obtain my J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. After passing the New Jersey bar exam, Margot practiced law for several years on the East Coast before again returning to the Pacific Northwest to work for Republic Services. Margot enjoys running, reading, and having adventures with her family. She became involved with the WSRA in 2014, and currently serves as a tri-chair for the Conference Committee. She is delighted to be serving on the Board, and looks forward to many more years of involvement with this amazing association.


Board Members


 

Jack Bradbury | All Battery Sales and Service

Jack Bradbury is the Recycling Coordinator for All Battery Sales and Service in Everett WA and has held that position since 2011. Jack works with municipalities, counties and businesses to set up programs to encourage household battery recycling. Jack has been excited to promote household battery recycling as it is one of the “forgotten” chemistries in household hazardous waste. He goes on speaking engagements to trade associations, student groups and civic groups extolling the virtues of recycling and talking about where battery recycling is in the United States and how that ranks with the world. Taking battery recycling to the next plateau is Jack’s passion and he spreads the word of EPR and Stewardship of batteries in its many permutations through the company newsletter. With a career in private business before joining All Battery, Jack has a perspective on recycling that is both idealistic and tempered with the reality of economics. Jack is heavily involved in WSRA's Member Programs and Services committee


Candy Castellanos |  WA State Department of Ecology

Candy is a Section Manager for the Waste 2 Resources program with the WA State Department of Ecology.  As a community leader and passionate environmental educator, Candy is also involved in local community organizations,  including Zero Waste Washington, Washington Green Schools, the Pacific Northwest Social Marketing Association and the Solid Waste Association of North America. She has also spent the past 12 years volunteering as a board member for the Washington Conservation Voters and ForTerra (Cascade Land Conservancy). Candy's passion for waste diversion started at an early age - in 8th grade she organized the first recycling program at her middle school in California.


Jenna Higgins |  City of Kirkland

Jenna is the Recycling Coordinator for the City of Kirkland. Jenna previously worked with the King County Housing Authority She has been in WSRA for the past 3 or 4 years including championing two WRED events, Public Space Recycling in 2014 and LightRecycle in 2015. Jenna greatly values the networking and resources that WSRA has been able to offer and looks forward to serving the association through its leadership team. Jenna is heavily involved in the Member Programs and Services committee.


Ron Jones | City of Olympia

Ron is a Senior Program Specialist with the City of Olympia’s Waste ReSources Utility where he’s worked since 1998. He manages the City’s residential and multi-family recycling education and outreach programs, and works on utility planning and site plan review. Ron has been actively involved with initiatives to improve recycling, both internally and externally. He led the City’s change to automated collection and single-stream (2003), adding food scraps to curbside yard waste (2008), and designing an award-winning grass-cycling campaign (2014). He was also part of SW Washington’s Commingled Recycling Improvement Project Team (2009-2012) and the Washington Multi-family Recycling Study Group (2012-2013). Ron has a BA with an emphasis is sustainable business and organizational leadership from The Evergreen State College. He balances his passion for waste and recycling with time spent cycling, kayaking, running, hiking and improving his photography.



Kevin Kelly | Recology CleanScapes

Kevin is the General Manager for Recology CleanScapes based in Seattle. In his current position he works with cities and stakeholders to advance towards a world without waste. Kevin began his career working for a member of Congress in Washington, D.C. on environmental policy issues. He is active in many community organizations and is passionate about brining people together to solve challenging issues. Kevin earned his Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. He is active in the WSRA’s Policy & Advocacy Committee. More than anything, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife Janet and daughter Ann.



 Troy Lautenbach  | Lautenbach Industries

Troy founded T&T Recovery (now Lautenbach Industries), a family owned and operated construction and demolition business, in 1991 after developing an idea to turn scrap drywall into bedding for dairy cattle. Today, Lautenbach Industries has 20 employees, 8 roll off trucks, 3 live floor trailers, 3 excavators and other pieces of equipment that serve the needs of contractors, businesses and individuals up and down the I-5 corridor. Before joining the WSRA Board, Troy was the proud recipient of the association's 2005 Business Recycler of the Year Award. He currently co-chairs WSRA's Policy and Advocacy Committee. Troy holds a BA in Business/Finance from Central Washington University.


Charlie Maxwell, Jr. | LeMay Pierce County Refuse  

Charlie served as General Manager of Lakewood Refuse Service from 1993 until 2007 when he moved into the corporate office as Public Relations Director, a position he still holds. In his current position he works with cities and towns, residents, businesses, governmental agencies and others to increase their waste reduction efforts through environmentally safe and efficient recycling and composting methods. Charlie is active in many community organizations to help them raise funds for worthwhile community projects, and is a past president of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and the Clover Park Rotary Club.  Charlie has been married to his wife Kathy for 44 years and they have eight children, one deceased, and have ten grand-children and five great-grand-children.


Lisa Sepanski | King County Solid Waste Division

Lisa is a Program/Project Manager III with the King County Solid Waste Division and has been working in the recycling field for more than 25 years. She has managed various recycling and educational programs such as the Take it Back Network in King County which was started in 2000 to expand and promote the private sector reuse and recycling services for unwanted electronic products. Most recently, Lisa has been immersed in all things "product stewardship” and serves as the Washington Chair of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council (NWPSC). As a member of the NWPSC, Lisa works on various policies to increase recycling of toxic and hard-to-handle products such as mercury,batteries, and paint. Lisa was part of the coalition that worked on the electronic product recycling legislation that was passed by the Washington State legislature in 2006 which produced the E-Cycle Washington program. Prior to her employment with King County, Lisa worked for the City of Seattle on the creation of the multi-agency Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health and a Masters in Public Administration.

 


Jeff West  | New Day Recycling

Jeff is the President and General Manager of New Day Recycling in Port Orchard Washington. He has over 25 years experience in the industry having worked his way up through the ranks from washing containers to District Manager for both Waste Management and Allied Waste. In 2007 he left the large companies to partner with his daughter and formed New Day Recycling LLC. Jeff previously served on the WSRA Board of Directors from 1996-1998. He also has served as a Steering Committee Member of the Waste Recycler’s Council for the National Solid Waste Management Association and has spoken nationally at Waste Expo as well as at past WSRA and WRRA Conferences. Originally from Montana, Jeff relocated to Washington while serving as a fireman in the Air Force at McCord Field in Tacoma. Married for 35 years to his wife Norma they have 3 kids (all of whom have worked on and off in the industry) as well as 4 grandkids aka future recyclers! He loves to travel and is a big admirer of Walt Disney.


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