June Michaels

June Michaels, SONOMA Food Runners Bio Since she was a child, June was drawn to discovering solutions to fulfill needs. Finding ways to buy candy with a second-grade classmate was her first endeavor. While working as a San Francisco concierge for Marriott International Hotels, June witnessed many items headed for the dumpster which charities could … Read more

Arsel Perez

My name is Arsel Perez. I am a working college student with a passion for music, running, self-development, and community. I enjoy volunteering for Sonoma Food Runners because it enables me to be the messenger from donor to recipient. The process of receiving and delivering the food to people that need it is very fulfilling. … Read more

Suzi Grady

Suzi Grady is the Director of Petaluma Bounty. A seasoned farmer, she has 15 years of experience in building community around food access, gardening and food system collaboration. She speaks Spanish, trained at UC Santa Cruz Farm, a certified permaculturalist, graduate of the GETUP Program from SF Garden for the Environment and taught gardening, composting … Read more


ReGrained is a local company working on creative solutions to fight food waste. We focus on “upcycling” would-be-wasted ingredients and turning them into healthy and delicious snacks! We’re a Certified B Corp and 1% For the Planet. Today we produce 3 flavors of tasty and nutritious snack bars made with upcycled brewers’ grain.

Sustainable Generation

Sustainable Generation provides cost effective and sustainable composting solutions to the organic waste industry. Using the Gore Cover System our clients have the comfort of over 300 successful installations in more than 27 countries. They have the confidence that they are getting the highest level of performance for odor/emissions reduction while producing the highest quality … Read more


Ambrosia Thomson: Waste Zero Specialist for Recology Sonoma Marin. Her area covers all of West Sonoma County and includes, Sebastopol, Point Arena, and South West Santa Rosa. She develops and delivers public education programs to commercial businesses, schools, and residential customers by doing company wide trainings through presentations and attending events where you can find … Read more

Jackie Criger

Jackie Criger is a student at Santa Rosa Junior College where she is majoring in Environmental Studies. She plans to attend Sonoma State next year and has hopes to one day practice Environmental Law. She is a community volunteer in Sebastopol were she helped create an initiative to to remove plastic and bio-plastic cutlery from … Read more

Garen Kazanjian

Garen Kazanjian is the Waste Zero Specialist at Recology Sonoma Marin that is responsible for the Marin County portions of their franchise: Novato and West Marin. He spends his time educating businesses on how to properly divert their waste, and setting up commercial customers with compost and recycling service. You might also find him tabling … Read more

Oliver’s Market

We keep it real with a large selection of both natural and conventional groceries, great local organic produce and a knowledgeable down-to-earth staff who understands good food doesn’t have to be expensive.

Mary Munat, Green Mary

Mary got her start greening as a girl in rural Vermont where there was no garbage pick up and everything got used up, repurposed or in the direst of cases hauled to the dump. Everything recyclable was sorted out and we paid for whatever could not go somewhere else. That carries on 40+ years later. … Read more