Heidi Sanborn

Heidi is the founding Director of the National Stewardship Action Council. With over 30 years of experience being a leader in the solid waste industry, Heidi is the nation’s foremost expert on producer responsibility and product stewardship. In her personal time, Heidi is an elected Board Member representing Ward 7 on the Sacramento Municipal Utility … Read more

Shelley Brown and Alan Siegle

Alan Siegle Alan has been farming for over 45 years. From 1978 through 2000, Alan was a partner in Bennett Valley Farm. He was a co-founding partner of Sonoma Compost Company, which began in 1985 and operated the county-wide organics composting program from 1993 thru 2015. Alan served on the Sonoma County Planning Commission from … Read more

Brad Baker, CEO

Mr. Brad Baker currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SOMO Group (SOMO). SOMO is an investment holding company with investments in commercial real estate, wellness and fitness facilities, co working and clean energy. SOMO designs, builds, owns and manages both residential and commercial real estate. In addition to directing the company holdings and … Read more

Valerie Quinto

Valerie Quinto is the Executive Director of the Sonoma Resource Conservation District, a local agency that addresses natural resource issues by empowering landowners to be part of the solution. Over the past decade, Valerie has been instrumental in launching the regional LandSmart® program, promoting productive lands and thriving streams through on-farm management practices, including those … Read more

Cathy Taylor

Cathy Taylor is a founding member of WeAct, a local citizens’ group dedicated to environmental issues, including combating climate change. Cathy was a founding member of Wasteless Windsor, a Town-sanctioned group helping to reduce waste in the Town of Windsor. A Human Resources consulting professional by trade, her passionate hobby is creating sustainable landscapes. She … Read more

Colin West

Colin West has 10 years of experience as a SCUBA diver and is a certified PADI Dive Master. With a decade of experience as the Owner, Director and Executive Producer (EP) of a film & television production company, he has managed overseas operations, including project logistics, documentation, & personnel from 5 to 30 people on … Read more

Marcus Eriksen, Ph.D

Marcus Eriksen received his Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Southern California in 2003, months before embarking on a 2000-mile, 5-month journey down the Mississippi River on a homemade raft. His experience on the river led to a career studying the ecological impacts of plastic marine pollution, which has included expeditions sailing 35,000 … Read more

Dawna Mirante

Dawna Mirante is the co-founder of Refill Mercantile, a thoughtfully curated low waste shop and refillery in downtown Petaluma, California. Refill Mercantile started online in March of 2021 as a way to provide low-waste everyday essentials all in one spot without having to scour the internet. In November of 2021, Dawna and Rob opened the … Read more

Jana Wang

Jana Kania Wang is the Co-owner and Chief Refill Officer of Refill Madness in Sonoma, California. Motivated by the need for more low-waste shopping options in Sonoma Valley, Jana takes pride in offering eco-friendly and refillable products that are affordable and convenient. As a small business owner and parent, her goals include raising awareness about … Read more

Kim Neal

After spending 3 years living in the Fiji Islands and witnessing firsthand the devastating effects of single-use plastics in the ocean environment, I vowed to make a difference somehow. I started Sonoma County Trading Company as an online site in October of 2021 offering more sustainable options for everyday products. Four months later, I was … Read more