Speakers

Mary Jo Press

Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability Manager

Mary Jo Press currently works as Environment Health, Safety and Sustainability Manager at for Tesla in Lathrop, CA. She has taught environmental management or the community college system as an adjunct professor, served on professional national leadership committees and mentored other safety professionals through the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Mary Jo is a Sustainability Management Certified Professional (SMCP), a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) and Global Safety Professional (GSP). She serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Sustainability Management Association. Mary Jo holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from North Carolina State University and an MS degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University where she graduated with honors and induction into Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society – National Society of Leadership and Success.

Mary Jo Press
Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability Manager
Tesla

Jennifer Pierce

Attorney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jenny is an attorney in the Office of the Regional Counsel for the U.S. EPA, Region 9. Her practice currently focuses on legal issues related to water (both Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act) and general law, including tribal matters. Jenny previously worked in an environmental group at a law firm in San Francisco. A graduate of Berkeley Law, she earned a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law; she previously attended UC Berkeley and earned an undergraduate degree in History.
Jennifer Pierce
Attorney
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Todd Ravazza

EHS & Sustainability Manager, Oldcastle Infrastructure

Todd is the Northern CA Area EHS&S Manager for Oldcastle Infrastructure. He’s responsible for all aspects of safety and environmental programs across the Northern California Area. Todd has 25 years experience as an EHS professional at companies like the San Francisco Chronicle, General Chemical, Chemtrade Logistics, and Bay Ship & Yacht Co. He’s also a certified Safety Management Specialist (SMS), Occupational Safety & Health Technician (OHST), Construction Safety & Health Technician (CHST) and is a Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP).
Todd Ravazza
Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability Manager
Oldcastle Infrastructure

Jordan Cosner Kenworthy

Environmental Manager at Georgia-Pacific

Jordan is the Environmental Manager at Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, LLC – a Dixie® facility in Fort Smith, AR where she oversees all environmental medias. She is originally from just across the river in Oklahoma, so this job happily brought her home to the family farm. In her free time, she can be found traveling, binge reading her favorite book series, or hanging out with her husband and family. With almost 10 years of experience, she has overseen all aspects of environmental work for a Georgia-Pacific Gypsum facility in SW Oklahoma, a Cargill Corn Milling facility in Iowa, and Consolidated Grain and Barge where she oversaw environmental compliance for 50+ facilities.

She holds a B.S. in Environmental Management from Northeastern State University – Tahlequah, OK.

Jordan Cosner Kenworthy
Environmental Manager
Georgia-Pacific

Antonia Gunner

Environmental Manager at Republic Services

Antonia joined Republic Services in 2016 as an Environmental Specialist and has since moved to the Los Angeles and Orange County area as the Environmental Manager. Before Republic Antonia was with a consulting company that conducted stormwater inspections on behalf of surrounding cities. Antonia is responsible for the compliance of the facilities that includes stormwater, USTs, and hazardous material business plans. She has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science as well as her MBA with a concentration in Sustainability & Environmental Compliance.
Antonia Gunner
Environmental Manager, Republic Services
Republic Services

Tina Lau

Area Environmental & Land Resource Manager at Lehigh Hanson

Tina Lau has more than 16 years’ experience in environmental compliance for the aggregates, construction and construction materials industries. She is currently the Area Environmental & Land Resource Manager overseeing Lehigh Hanson’s Bay Area operations, including sand & gravel mines, a hard rock quarry, cement terminals, asphalt plants and bay mining operations. Tina leads the efforts to ensure Lehigh’s operations are in compliance with all environmental, land use and lease requirements, in addition to supporting the company’s acquisition, divestiture, and expansion efforts. She also represents Lehigh Hanson during regulation development and agency/public interactions. Prior to Lehigh Hanson, Tina was an Environmental Specialist at Graniterock in Watsonville. Tina holds an MS in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco and a BS in Environmental Economics & Policy and a BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley.
Tina Lau
Area Environmental & Land Resource Manager
Lehigh Hanson

Lindsey Hughes

Director of EHS at A&R Logistics, Inc.

Lindsey Hughes is the Director of EHS for A&R Logistics, Inc. and is based at the Corporate office in Louisville KY. She was hired by A&R 5 years ago and has responsibility for Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security at A&R. Since being hired at A&R, her focus has been to develop and improve their EHS compliance and grow their EHS culture, including A&R’s Responsible Care Program. Prior to working for A&R, Lindsey worked with a variety of industrial manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation related facilities at companies including Therma-Tru Corp, Jim Beam Brands and Anheuser-Busch. She has over 14 years of EHS experience with a wide variety of EHS and DOT experience in over 24 states and 87 sites in the U.S. and Canada ranging from Hawaii and Toronto. Lindsey has a BA in Biology from Bellarmine University and a MS in Environmental Science & Technology from the Free University of Brussels.

Lindsey is a Louisville, KY native and has also lived in 5 states, Scotland and Belgium.

Lindsey Hughes
Director of EHS
A&R Logistics, Inc.

Janet Kieler

Director of Environmental Programs, Denver International Airport (DEN)

Janet is the Director of Environmental Programs for Denver International Airport (DEN). In this role she helps DEN to protect the environment in which it operates. Janet leads the systematic management of environmental aspects, develops strategies for environmental performance, and resolves complex business issues. In meeting DEN’s environmental goals and objectives Janet manages an operating budget of $5.5M that includes a staff of 13.

Janet served for 11 years as the Permits Section Manager for the Water Quality Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). In this role she was responsible for the issuance of NPDES and State permit actions, compliance monitoring, data management, and business processes. During her tenure Janet leveraged the program to develop a capacity to issue 5,000 permit actions per year and managed 30 staff.
Janet also worked previously at DEN and in private consulting and supplements her water quality experience with work on NEPA, air quality, CERCLA and engineering design and construction projects.

Janet served as a member of the Committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine conducting a study for EPA Improving the Next-Generation EPA Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges. Janet currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District as appointed by the Mayor of Denver. Janet is a registered professional engineer in the State of Colorado and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. She is a seasoned volunteer instructor with the National Sports Center for the Disabled and regularly contributes through her volunteerism to the mission of Special Olympics Colorado.

Janet Kieler
Director of Environmental Programs
Denver International Airport (DEN)

Cindy Pappas

Sr. Environmental Scientist, PG&E

Cynthia Pappas graduated from University of California, Fresno with a BS degree in Construction Management. She began her career working with the PG&E as an assistant land surveyor/mechanical draftsman. In 2000, she crossed paths with a SPCC engineer and the rest is history. Since 2000, Cynthia has worked for the Environmental team, starting with the SPCC/HMBP program as an introduction to Environmental Management. Recent accomplishments include her MBA and LSS Green Belt Certification. Her system-wide breath of knowledge includes the management of hazardous materials, characterizing hazardous waste, Company training programs and guidance document writing.
Cindy Pappas
Sr. Environmental Scientist
PG&E

Michael Shellenberger

President and Co-Founder at Environmental Progress

Michael Shellenberger is a Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment,” Green Book Award Winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, and other publications. His TED talks have been viewed over three million times.

Michael is a leading energy, security, and environmental expert. He advises policymakers around the world, including in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Belgium. He is co-founder of Breakthrough Institute, where he was president from 2003 - 2015, and served as an advisor to MIT's ``Future of Nuclear Energy`` task force.

Michael Shellenberger
President and Co-Founder
Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment”
Environmental Progress

Diane Rosseter

Senior Environmental Consultant at Georgia-Pacific

Senior Environmental Consultant, Corporate Environmental Technical Georgia Pacific LLC Diane is a Senior Environmental Consultant with Georgia-Pacific, working in the Corporate Environmental Technical Support group, focusing on water-related compliance. She is originally from the Asheville, North Carolina, area and grew up farm with a love for all things outdoors. Diane works out of her home in South Carolina and spends a lot of time on airplanes, visiting the various Georgia-Pacific locations across the country.

She has more than 20 years of experience in the environmental field. Prior to joining Georgia-Pacific, she worked in the private environmental engineering and consulting field and also spent several years as the quality assurance officer and operations manager for a large commercial environmental laboratory.

Diane holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina – Asheville.

Diane Rosseter
Senior Environmental Consultant
Georgia-Pacific

Kimberly Wells

Attorney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Kimbery is an attorney in the Office of Regional Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9. She currently works primarily on Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act issues. Kimbery earned her J.D. and a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law from Berkeley Law and a B.S. in Environmental Science and Biology from Oregon State University.

Prior to coming to EPA Kimbery worked for Puget Soundkeeper and prior to law school she worked for the Department of the Interior.

Kimberly Wells
Attorney
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jordan Bottorff

Environmental Manager, Pacific Ethanol

Jordan is the Environmental Manager at Pacific Ethanol Stockton and Madera, CA where she oversees compliance in a variety of areas including air pollution control, wastewater and drinking water standards, stormwater, hazardous waste, hazardous materials, and local county environmental health departments (San Joaquin County EHD and Madera County EHD). Previously, Jordan worked in the compliance and enforcement department at the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District as an Air Quality Inspector and she worked in environmental consulting for landfills (and some transfer facilities) owned and operated by Republic Services and Waste Management where she was in charge of permitting, Air Permit required reporting and compliance.

Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in Environmental Protection from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.

Jordan Bottorff
Environmental Manager
Pacific Ethanol

Samir J. Abdelnour

Senior Counsel at Hanson Bridgett LLP

Samir Abdelnour is a Senior Counsel with Hanson Bridgett. His practice focuses on environmental litigation, advice, and counseling. He routinely advises and represents public and private entities, as well as individuals, in regulatory enforcement actions, contaminated property remediation, land use entitlement and permit proceedings, water rights, product labeling, and litigation involving natural resources and other environmental issues. Samir’s practice includes a broad range of state and federal environmental and land use laws, including the Clean Water Act (CWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, Carpenter-Presley-Tanner Hazardous Substance Account Act, and California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (“Proposition 65”). Samir currently serves as the Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers’ Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate (“ELURE”) Section.
Samir J. Abdelnour
Senior Counsel
Hanson Bridgett LLP

Melisa Cohen

EHS Manager, AB&I Foundry

Melisa Cohen has provided environmental leadership to a variety of industries for over 20+ years. Melisa began her environmental career taking on an internship in the Aerospace Industry while completing her Environmental Science degree at University of California, Berkeley. Melisa quickly realized Industry’s need for professionals such as herself and has provided her environmental expertise in a number of industries including rocket motor manufacturing, wood treatment, waste management as well as scrap metal recycling. Melisa has seen it all having been involved in basic environmental compliance to water treatment system installations, site remediations, plant installations, emergency response as well as citizen lawsuits. Most recently, Melisa also branched out into providing support for Health and Safety as well as Sustainability Programs.
Melisa Cohen
EHS Manager
AB&I Foundry

Travis Porter

Washington Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program

Travis Porter is the Industrial Stormwater General Permit writer for Washington Department of Ecology. Travis began at Ecology in 2017. Prior to moving to Washington, he was the Environmental Assistance Coordinator for the Nebraska Army National Guard where he managed the hazardous waste program, NPDES programs, cleanup programs, and training programs for environmental compliance. He also was a permit writer for the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. While at Nebraska DEQ he wrote the nonstormwater general permits, substantive requirements for superfund sites, and conducted inspections and technical assistance visits. He also worked on updating the Nebraska Title 119 which governed the issuance of NPDES permits. He has 20 years of experience working in the environmental field and has a B.S. in Water Science from the University of Nebraska.
Travis Porter
Stormwater General Permit Writer
Washington Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program

Ryan Janoch

Founder at Mapistry

Ryan is the founder of Mapistry, which provides stormwater services and online stormwater compliance software to industrial facilities. He is a California licensed professional engineer with nationwide experience in stormwater program compliance for hundreds of industrial sites, including ready-mix concrete plants, metal recyclers and bulk marine terminals.

He led the team that developed the New Jersey protocols for testing and evaluating storm water treatment devices and serves on the Water Environment Federation’s national committee for standardizing storm water practices and products (STEPP). Ryan is a former member of the State of Virginia’s Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse Committee, which is responsible for establishing BMP pollutant removal efficiencies. He has a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and a BS in Biology and Geology from Tufts University.

Ryan Janoch
Founder & COO
Mapistry, Inc.

Laurel Warddrip

Program Manager at California Water Resources Control Board

Laurel Warddrip is the industrial stormwater program manager for the SWRCB. Since 2008, she has been developing stormwater permits for them. She holds a BS in ecology and biology from UC Santa Cruz and is completing her associates degree in Geographic Information Systems.
Laurel Warddrip
Program Manager
California Water Resources Control Board

Sean Herman

Environmental Attorney at Hanson Bridgett

Sean is a counselor and litigator focused upon the practice of environmental law. In an effort to proactively address environmental issues, Sean assists clients in achieving regulatory compliance in hazardous waste management, water rights, consumer products, and chemical manufacturing matters. He also assists clients through environmental investigation and remediation efforts, with extensive experience working closely with regulators and consultants to effectively address potential environmental contamination in a financially viable manner.
On behalf of individuals, community groups, governments, businesses, and other stakeholders, Sean has prosecuted and defended numerous high-profile environmental, land use, and toxic tort matters, including multiple class actions, citizen suits, and Superfund sites. Sean has had success litigating matters that address water, soil, sediment, and air pollution from facilities involving dry cleaning and upstream/downstream oil processes, as well as ship building, metal plating, gasket, printing, and chemical manufacturing operations. Accordingly, Sean has extensive experience with statutes such as CERCLA, RCRA, HSAA, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Proposition 65, and Porter- Cologne Water Quality Control Act.
Sean Herman
Environmental Attorney
Hanson Bridgett

Mat Hebert

Director of User Experience at Mapistry

Over the past 10 years, Mat has helped small, medium and large businesses craft their online experiences. From marketing websites to web & mobile applications, he always try to keep the company’s brand at the forefront of his designs.

Utilizing the art of animation is one of Mat’s favorite ways to differentiate one online experience to the next. Originally, a graphic design major at The International Academy of Design and Technology - Tampa, animation was what inspired him to pursue a career in interactive web design.

While not practicing the fine art of UX, Mat enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle, playing the occasional video game, trips to Disney World and hanging with his fiancé Danielle and their dog Roxy.

Mat Hebert
Director of User Experience
Mapistry, Inc.

John McNamara

Vice President of Environmental Compliance at CR&R Environmental Services

With more than 30 years of experience in the solid waste and recycling industry, John brings a hands on knowledge of how to manage the environmental compliance challenges facing communities and municipalities. He is a licensed Professional Engineering Geologist (PG/CEG) with a Master of Science Degree in Geology and Hydrogeology. He is also licensed as a Qualified Industrial Storm Water Professional (QISP) by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). His experience includes obtaining permits for development of numerous solid waste and recycling facilities in the State of California and western states. He is an expert in solid waste facility compliance and deals with numerous regulatory and governmental agencies. He is also trained and has experience with hazardous waste characterization, clean up, site closure, permitting and facility operations. He applies this knowledge and experience in the day to day operations of a complicated solid waste services environment in order to achieve the optimal balance of compliance and operational services for our clients and constituents.
John McNamara
Vice President of Environmental Compliance
CR&R Environmental Services

Kamran Javandel

Partner at Allen Matkins

Kamran is a litigator and environmental lawyer in Allen Matkins’ San Francisco office. He represents clients in both environmental matters and general business litigation, including:

Environmental matters:
- Litigating under the full range of federal and California environmental laws
- Defending environmental enforcement actions
- Advising on compliance with environmental laws and regulations
- Resolving government agency investigations
- Obtaining project entitlements, permits, and other approvals
- Advising on environmental aspects of real estate and business transactions
- Defending Prop 65 actions

Business Litigation:
- Defending consumer and other class actions
- Defending claims under California’s Unfair Competition and False Advertising Laws
- Litigating contract, property, and other business disputes

In a prior career as an environmental consultant, Kamran managed assessment and remediation of sites with contaminated soil, groundwater, and soil vapor, obtaining regulatory closure on a high percentage of those sites.

Kamran Javandel
Partner
Allen Matkins

Allie Janoch

CEO & Co-Founder at Mapistry

Allie is the CEO of Mapistry. She previously developed a new consumer product to help people organize and search users photos by utilizing computer vision and machine learning algorithms for IQEngines (acquired by Yahoo). The technology developed at IQE is making flickr image search smarter. Prior to Yahoo/IQE, Allie worked at MIT’s Lincoln Labs on computer vision technology for the Air Force.

She was pursuing a PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley, but chose to leave the program early (with a Masters) in pursuit of more entrepreneurial goals. Allie has BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. She has published and presented on her computer vision and machine learning research in multiple publications and conferences. She also holds a patent on Automatic Image Piling.

Allie Janoch
CEO & Co-Founder
Mapistry, Inc.

Sophia B. Castillo

Partner at Downey Brand

Sophie Castillo (formerly Belloli) is an experienced environmental litigator that helps her clients comply with, and litigate if necessary, complex issues relating to toxics and contaminated sites, California's Proposition 65, and water quality laws. Sophie’s clients include industrial facilities, oil and gas companies, product manufacturers and public agencies faced with environmental and regulatory issues in California. She prides herself on her excellent client relationships and helping her clients craft practical, common-sense and creative solutions to their most difficult environmental and regulatory problems.

Sophie has expertise in emergency response and associated natural resources damages claims. She defends complex, multi-party CERCLA/contaminated property cases, including toxic tort matters where personal injuries are alleged. She frequently represents clients in environmental lawsuits filed by citizen plaintiffs in her Clean Water Act and Proposition 65 practices, and has litigated and resolved favorably for her clients numerous Clean Water Act and Proposition 65 citizen suits.

Sophia B. Castillo
Partner
Downey Brand

Nicholas Avino

Senior Industrial Designer at Mapistry

Nicholas has been designing state of the art eLearning courses for nearly ten years. He began working at a behavior change firm creating interactive, video-based courses to help counselors be more effective with their interventions. After that, then he co-founded a company specializing in interactive film production and immersive learning. Nicholas believes in staying on the cutting edge of learner engagement and education which is why he is thrilled to now be a part of the team at Mapistry.

When Nicky is not in the office he enjoys; camping, cooking, going to music festivals, switching places with his identical twin brother, and coin collecting. Some of his favorite places outdoors are the coastal redwoods of California, and the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

Nicholas Avino
Senior Industrial Designer
Mapistry, Inc.

Kyle Childers

Emergency Services Manager at Genentech

Kyle Childers has been the Emergency Services Manager for Genentech South San Francisco since 2005. He has been involved in emergency response and rescue operations since 1995, beginning his career as a Technical Rescue Specialist for the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Team.

Kyle’s program at Genentech manages a combination volunteer and paid team of emergency responders including 40 EMTs, 15 Hazmat Specialists, and a 14 person team of cross trained Genentech security officers. Throughout Kyle's tenure the program has grown from a team handling less than 200 calls per year in 2005 to a projected volume of over 1400 in 2019, with approximately 55% being hazardous materials emergencies.

Kyle also maintains a position on the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team California Task Force 3 as a Hazmat Manager. He was deployed with the team to several large scale emergencies including: Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hurricanes Lane and Olivia in Hawaii and recently to the Camp fire in Paradise Ca.

Kyle is a NFPA Pro-Board certified Industrial Firefighter, an Emergency Medical Technician, Rescue Specialist and a CSTI Hazardous Materials Specialist. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, American Society for Industrial Security, and the International Fire Chief's Association where he participates in the Hazmat, EMS and Volunteer and Combination Officers Sections. Kyle has completed several emergency management courses at the Harvard School of Public Health, participated in the Leadership in Crisis executive education program at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2011, and the Crisis Management executive education program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kyle Childers
Emergency Services Manager
Genentech

Maya Colato

Customer Success Manager at Mapistry

Originally from Los Angeles, Maya has lived the the Bay Area for the past 5 years. She enjoys hiking, training for the upcoming Big Sur Marathon, and spending time with friends at local beer gardens. Her favorite hikes completed so far include Trolltunga(Norway), Watersprite Lake(Canada), and Besseggen Ridge(Norway).

Maya is a recent Cal grad with a B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology with a focus in Animal Health and Behavior. This unique curriculum gave her a foundation for understanding how organisms function in their environment from a molecular to ecological level. Taking courses under the Environmental Science, Policy and Management Department, she was also able to study the relationship between society and the environment.

Maya has 6 years of experience in the veterinary field and recently made the decision to switch career paths in order to help the community make positive changes in an ever-changing climate. She is excited to begin her career with Mapistry!

Maya Colato
Customer Success Manager
Mapistry, Inc.

Deanna Seaman

Senior Manager, Northwest Seaport Alliance

Deanna is a 25 year + environmental professional. She got her start in San Francisco dumpster diving to figure out how to implement curb side recycling for the garbage company. After running many household hazardous waste collection events in California (Deanna has a BS in chemistry from San Francisco State), Deanna graduated to the corporate office to run the environmental program. Then it was off to Snohomish County Washington via a short detour to run a household hazardous waste non-profit called NAHMMA. While in Snohomish, Deanna ran ground water models for legacy landfills, helped start a county wide green building program, crafted the County’s response to the EPA Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting requirement, wrote a Disaster Debris Management plan, and ran the Tri-County Urban Area Security Initiative’s Disaster Debris Workgroup. That Disaster Debris Management plan was implemented in response to the Oso Mudslide where Deanna acted as Debris Manager. Looking for funner things, Deanna went to the Northwest Seaport Alliance to run the water quality program and is currently managing 2 clean water act citizen lawsuits, seven industrial general permits and one MS4 as a phase 1 secondary permittee.
Deanna Seaman
Senior Manager, Environmental Water Quality
Northwest Seaport Alliance

Eric Van Genderen

Director of Environment, Health & Sustainability at International Zinc Association

Eric Van Genderen is the Director of Environment, Health & Sustainability for the International Zinc Association. In this role, he integrates technical research and communications related to environmental stewardship, community health and wellness, and sustainable development for the global zinc industry. His activities include promoting zinc health science, developing scientifically sound and cost effective strategies in support of market access, and leading international initiatives related to materials stewardship and life cycle management. Eric received his doctorate in Environmental Toxicology from Clemson University, focused on ecological risk assessment of metals.
Eric Van Genderen
Director of Environment, Health & Sustainability
International Zinc Association

Amber Smith

Director of Environmental Services at Mapistry

Amber spent most of her adolescent years living in the small mountain town of Big Bear, California. This was where she developed her love for the environment and pledged her life to protecting it, Captain Planet-style.

Over the past four years, she has prepared countless Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and trained over 300 facilities on stormwater requirements in both classroom and field settings. She prides herself on bringing awareness to stormwater pollution issues and solving problems for facilities and staff that often have core responsibilities in manufacturing and are not environmental specialists.

She holds a dual degree in Environmental Science and Geology from California State University East Bay, and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from John Hopkins University.

Amber Smith
Director of Environmental Services
Mapistry, Inc.

Nathan Holloway

President Clear Water Services at Clear Water Services

Nathan Holloway has been active in the water quality industry for over 18 years and is proud to have worked his way up from an entry level technician to a leadership role as the President of Clear Water Services. Nate studied Oceanography and Environmental Science/Policy at the University of Washington and worked his way through school in both the restaurant and construction industries where he learned to balance customer service with a practical solutions-oriented work ethic. Nate and his team are well regarded for their ability to provide cost effective stormwater treatment solutions; ranging from high-flow active treatment systems to enhanced low impact development features, and the ability to form working relationships with key project stakeholders resulting in a high level of client satisfaction and regulatory approval.
Nathan Holloway
President
Clear Water Services

Julia Ballou

Staff Environmental Engineer at Mapistry

Julia is the Staff Environmental Engineer at Mapistry. She has always been passionate about the environment and she has pursued this passion throughout her life. Julia graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering (emphasis in environmental). While at Berkeley, she gained valuable experience working for the public works department at a Bay Area city, as well as volunteering in a wastewater lab on campus.
Julia Ballou
Staff Environmental Engineer
Mapistry, Inc.

Harmeet Gill-Sethy

Senior Product Manager, Kespry

Harmeet is a Senior Product Manager at Kespry, responsible for leading cross-functional teams in several projects. In her previous positions, she has gathered experience across all stages of the product life cycle including engineering, market analysis, strategic partnerships, and product management.
Harmeet Gill-Sethy
Senior Product Manager
Kespry

Courtney Wilson

Senior Stormwater Engineer, Mapistry

Courtney is a licensed civil engineer with a passion for stormwater. She has experience in stormwater management and BMP
selection and design. She has prepared numerous SWPPPs, and site-specific Stormwater Monitoring Programs; developed and conducted training for NPDES compliance; and conducted over 100 NPDES compliance audits throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada.

Growing up in the desert, she was fascinated at a young age by the impact rain has on the environment. She began her career in Nevada, where she focused on stormwater infrastructure projects. After completing her masters, she shifted her work to focus on pollution prevention.

She holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the University of Nevada Reno, and a Master in Civil Engineering with a focus on Water Resources from San Diego State Univerity.

Courtney Wilson
Senior Stormwater Engineer
Mapistry, Inc.

Christopher Gibson

Group Environmental Manager, Recology

Chris joined Recology in 2005 at the corporate headquarters, supporting the company’s environmental department on due diligence, environmental permitting, and compliance activities. Since 2008, he has been part of Recology’s South Group operations as their Group Environmental Manager. In this role, he oversees the stormwater, wastewater, air quality, hazardous materials and waste, SPCC, solid waste, and composting compliance programs for his region.

Prior to Recology, Chris also worked as an environmental contractor for the U.S. Navy. Chris holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution from the University of Illinois, a Master’s of Science of Environmental Science and Management degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Master’s of Business Management in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School. He has over 18 years of environmental compliance experience in government, recycling, and waste industries.

Christopher Gibson
Group Environmental Manager
Recology

Reed Carter

Environmental Manager, Graniterock

Reed Carter is the Environmental Manager for Graniterock. He is responsible for overseeing the Haz Mat and industrial stormwater programs for the company. Over the past 7 years, Reed has specialized in stormwater management, starting with his father in the construction industry and performing sampling during the winter season when he was in college. Mr. Carter has has a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He's passionate about pollution prevention and doing work that requires knowledge of so many disciplines (engineering, science, etc.).
Reed Carter
Environmental Manager
Graniterock