Will Bakx

Will Bakx started composting in 1982 at Sonoma State University as student manager of the Ecological Food Production Garden. In 1985 he launched Bennett Valley Farm Compost, processing various agricultural and fish industry discards. In 1993 he started the Sonoma county-wide yard debris composting program as Sonoma Compost Company (SCC). He has diverted over 1,800,000 … Read more

Courtney Scott

Courtney Scott is a Waste Management Specialist for the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency where she manages the household hazardous waste, used motor oil, and e-waste programs throughout Sonoma County. She’s been in the industry for seven years and recently received a grant from CalRecycle to promote the use of refillable camping size propane cylinders … Read more

Sunny Galbraith

Sunny Galbraith is an activist with local climate action group 350 Sonoma and a high school science and math teacher at Orchard View School in Sebastopol. With 350 Sonoma, she heads up the Zero Waste subcommittee, is on the Sonoma County Zero Waste Task Force, and works in collaboration with other local environmental and labor … Read more

Felicia Smith

Felicia Smith is a Waste Management Specialist at the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency, where she focuses on landfill diversion and waste reduction programs. Felicia also supports the Sonoma County Food Recovery Coalition on their mission to reduce food waste and enhance community resiliency. Sonoma County Waste Management AgencyFood Waste: the problem and the solutions

Annabelle Lampson

Believing in the importance of balance, Annabelle values living in a way that aligns our minds, bodies, and spirits with the wisdom of the natural world. Finding grounding within and taking intentioned action towards returning the human relationship with Earth to one of greater compassion and sustainability is Annabelle’s initiative. Analy High SchoolStudent Leader

Joey Hejnowicz

Mr. Hejnowicz works in the Santa Rosa City Manager’s Office as an Administrative Analyst. He has worked for the City of Santa Rosa for five years serving in various departments including Finance, Housing and Community Services and Police. Currently, Mr. Hejnowicz is the contract administrator and project manager for the city’s Solid Waste Collection Services … Read more

Aaron Stainthorp

Aaron Schreiber-Stainthorp is the Sustainability Specialist at Jackson Family Wines. When not looking for innovative ways to reduce energy, water, waste and carbon emissions, you can find Aaron riding his bike around Sonoma County, or backpacking around Northern California. Aaron has a background in energy efficiency, sustainability strategy and project implementation. He has an MS … Read more

Guy Tillotson

Previously a local elementary school teacher for 20 years, Guy brings knowledge of engagement, visual arts, and community building strategies to sustainability campaigns at Santa Rosa Junior College. Known mainly for dumping waste on the central quad and digging through garbage cans, Guy hopes to turn our attention from teaching collection to prevention through legislation. … Read more

Sara Bixby

In almost 30 years in the solid waste industry, Sara Bixby has been a recycling coordinator, consultant, and solid waste director as well as working with and for SWANA. Throughout that, she has continued to believe that we have a shared requirement to protect public health and the environment. Solid Waste Association of North AmericaDeputy … Read more

R3 Consulting Group

Resources, Respect and Responsibility are the guiding principles of R3 Consulting Group. Incorporated in 2002, we are a California Certified Small Business with a mission to assist municipal clients in identifying challenges, evaluating alternatives, and implementing cost-effective, environmentally sound and “community-friendly” solid waste solutions. We provide services related to solid waste planning, procurement and negotiation … Read more