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OUR TEAM MEMBERS

We Employ The Best In The Industry

At RecycleSmart, we are passionate about our work and the real-life benefits we create for our customers, our community and our environment. Every day we strive to make life better and CREATE a positive impact.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

GRAEME DOBINSON
Managing Partner
Previous to becoming a managing partner of RecycleSmart, Graeme was an accomplished entrepreneur and had over 14 years in the waste and recycling industry covering a wide variety of positions from sales, operations and senior management. He co-founded and grew one of Western Canada’s fastest growing waste and recycling service providers, which was sold in 2009. Graeme most recently was a Regional Sales Manager for a Fortune 500 waste and recycling company.
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JACLYN MCPHADDEN B.Sc., MBA
Managing Partner
Jaclyn has extensive experience in project management and logistics and as a result, she leads the analysis and implementation division of RecycleSmart. She has audited large hotels, marinas, manufacturing plants, and institutions and her client portfolio extends across Canada. Jaclyn manages the operations team to ensure that RecycleSmart clients have the competitive edge, by integrating profitability with sustainability all wrapped in service excellence! Jaclyn holds an MBA from the Sauder School of business at UBC and obtained a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Victoria.
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COLIN BELL, BA
Managing Partner
Colin joined the RecycleSmart team in 2010 and has utilized his extensive project management expertise to deliver operational excellence to RecycleSmart clients. He leads the technology and reporting departments at RecycleSmart and enjoys the challenge of exceeding client expectations by providing innovative solutions to client problems. Colin holds a bachelor of arts in communications from Royal Roads University and Diploma in Broadcasting Arts from Mount Royal College. He represented Canada as a member of the National Biathlon Team from 1997-2001.
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

BRENT WILLIAMS
Business Development Manager, AB
As comfortable in a suit and tie as he is in jeans and a cowboy hat, Brent feels passionately about honesty, nurturing relationships and the customer experience. With over 16 years in the industry now under his belt (buckle), Brent has returned to his roots at RecycleSmart to provide simple, sustainable solutions to clients large and small. Brent spent over 11 years at WasteLess Environmental Services, one of Canada’s foremost environmental consulting organizations. He cut his teeth in customer service, followed shortly by sales and operations, eventually becoming the Regional Manager for all of western Canada. Brent also worked with Progressive Waste Solutions as a Major Sales Representative, where he honed his skills while learning another side of the industry. Coming ‘home’ to RecycleSmart, Brent feels he’s reached his niche in working side by side with his clients to find the perfect solutions to their waste and recycling needs. Brent loves spending time with his twin son and daughter, gardening and going to rodeos. Yeehaw!
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CHRIS O'TOOLE
Business Development Manager, ON / QC
Chris is excited to be working with RecycleSmart as they launch their innovative solutions to businesses in Ontario. Chris has 25 years experience in sales, marketing and business development having worked in manufacturing, IT and the organic waste sectors. Chris loves all things techie and having to do with the environment so RecycleSmart is a natural fit. He has been instrumental in assisting clients to initiate successful waste diversion programs and launching new waste-to-product businesses . He loves to exchange ideas and find out what makes people tick. When not on the road Chris relishes time with his family (including their cat and dog) and enjoys cooking, golf and British TV shows and movies.
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RON BREWER
Territory Sales Manager, Edmonton
Ron comes to RecycleSmart with over 15 years of waste and recycling industry experience. Most recently he was the Account Sustainability Manager for Cascades Recovery in Edmonton. Before that he spent over 7 years with Waste Management as an Account Manager where he managed a portfolio of $6 M per year. During his time at WM he was an Emerald Circle Award Winner and was instrumental in kick starting the new Molok service for the Edmonton market. Ron has been married 15 years to his wife Tracy has two girls, Jessica 11 and Kendra who is 9. In the summertime he likes to spend time camping with the family and spending time outdoors. Ron loves watching hockey and is a big Edmonton Oilers fan... sorry Jeff. The sales group is excited to add Ron's experience to the team and look forward to seeing the future growth he will bring to RecycleSmart.
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ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT TEAM

DIANA SCOTT
Vendor Relations Manager
Diana started in the waste business in 1994 with Laidlaw Waste and spent her first years working in customer service, sales and operations. In 1997 Diana joined WasteLess Environmental Services and spent the next 14 years working with one of the premier environmental consulting companies in Canada. She had various responsibilities at WasteLess as the company grew and ended her tenure there in the position of Vice President of Account Management. During her time at Wasteless Diana developed the client management software that allowed the company to grow into a multi-million-dollar business operating across North America. Diana has managed the procurement of waste and recycling services from coast to coast in Canada and several major US cities using a network of over 800 vendors. WasteLess was sold to Waste Management in 2011 and Diana remained during the transition until she chose a retirement package offered in 2015. Not quite ready for retirement, her golf game is terrible, Diana joined the Recycle Smart team in 2016. Diana has a BA from UBC and a Diploma in Environmental Technology from Mount Royal University. Diana is a busy mom of three but in her spare time she volunteers to teach English to New Canadians. She loves traveling, hiking and scuba diving.
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SUNNY AHN, B.Sc
Sales Coordinator
Sunny's interest in the environment and sustainable practices have been the engine behind her post-secondary education, and now, in her career. She has completed a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Sciences at UBC and soon after has gone on to pursue an additional degree in Environmental Engineering at BCIT. Sunny's professional experiences include working in the waste and recycling industry and in customer service. In her free time, she enjoys playing flag football and when she isn't on the field, she's always looking for the next great DIY project on Pinterest.
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CUSTOMER CARE TEAM

TONY DHALIWAL, BA, MA, Can
Operations Manager
Tony began his academic journey at the University of Calgary where he attended for 4 years on a basketball scholarship studying Geography and Sociology. In 2010, he transferred to the University of Fraser Valley in Abbotsford and graduated in 2012 with a BA Geography and a minor in Sociology. In 2013, Tony began Graduate School (MA NRES) at UNBC in Prince George. His thesis research investigated a cross-section of recycling behaviours and attitudes in multi-generational Sikh families in Abbotsford, BC. His research assessed the current curb-side waste management program provided by the City of Abbotsford. Tony's work experience began in the pharmaceutical industry as a manager at an online pharmacy based out of Langley, BC for 4 years before starting Graduate School. More recently Tony worked for Dillon Consulting on contract with the City of Surrey Organics Project. Tony enjoys all sports, but mainly golf and basketball, working out, and listens to various types of music. Tony is a firm believer that Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete to ever live!
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AILEEN WONG
Operations Coordinator
With her natural curiosity and drive to learn, Aileen is excited to join the RecycleSmart team. She lived in Montreal for a few years, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts & Science in Environment and Geography at McGill University. Building on her keen eye for details, she is taking Technical Writing courses at BCIT. Her work experience includes roles in logistics, administration, and customer service. She has held a variety of volunteer roles, which include working as an English teacher in Taiwan and a nature educator at the Stanley Park Ecology Society. Aileen enjoys photography, travel, hikes (with the occasional backpacking trip), and punny jokes. She has a bad habit of starting too many books at once.
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HUSSAIN AZIZ
Operations Coordinator
Originally from Toronto Ontario, Hussain is excited to be part of the RecycleSmart team. After graduating high school Hussain pursued a post secondary education studying Criminology at Douglas College and eventually SFU. Having to keep pace with tuition fees and expenses without a full time job, Hussain started his first business providing digital marketing services to pay his way through school. In the process going to school Hussain discovered his preference for being in the work force at a young age; Hussain went on to work at Shaw Cable Systems and Rogers Communications. Hussain brings 7+ years of customer service, sales, and supervisory experience. When he is not working hard in the office he can be found playing hockey, golf, ping pong, or reading a book, watching his beloved Maple Leafs miss the playoffs. Again....
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ALASTAIR MACCALLUM, BA, MA
Operations Coordinator
Having recently moved to Vancouver from London, England, Alastair is thrilled to be a part of the RecycleSmart team. He successfully attained a BA in Geography from Coventry University in 2015, before undertaking a MA in Geography at King's College, London; graduating in 2016. Alastair developed a strong passion for helping others during several years of work experience in various coaching and customer service roles. Upon moving to Vancouver in April 2017, he gained experience in another one of his passions, waste management, with Dillon Consulting. Away from the office, you can find him saving shots on the soccer pitch, serving up aces on the tennis court, or enjoying the great outdoors with the many hikes or ski slopes around British Columbia and beyond.
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TECHNOLOGY TEAM

MANNY SAHOTA, B.Comm
Data Analysis & Special Projects
Manny has worked in different roles in the recycling industry in British Columbia over the last 8 years. Working with Stewardship organizations as well as private haulers, Manny has a clear understanding of the challenges related to waste and recycling recycling. He has training and experience in conducting extensive waste audits and reporting working with Hotels, Shopping complexes, Office building and Educational institutions. Manny holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University. In his time away from the office Manny enjoys staying active by playing ice hockey.
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EMMA HENDRY
Reporting & IOT Coordinator
Emma recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences. Throughout her degree, Emma engaged the UBC community in sustainable practices including recycling. In addition to her academic experience in data analysis, Emma brings her experience analyzing environmental policy and developing climate change resources. Emma’s passion for sustainability and interest in data analysis drew her to RecycleSmart and she is excited to join the team. In her free time, Emma enjoys taking photos outside, eating at all the amazing restaurants we have in Vancouver and trying out new recipes.
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LEX JANSEN
Remote Sensing Specialist
Having lived in the Netherlands all his life, Lex joined the RecycleSmart team as part of an internship programme. He spent the five years previous to coming to Canada obtaining a BSc degree in Tourism and an MSc degree in Environmental Systems Analysis which was finalized with thesis research on the application of satellite data for the assessment of ecosystem services. Through these academic experiences, combined with some exciting research projects in Portugal, Thailand and the Philippines, he developed a keen interest in environmental sustainability and geographical analysis. When not in the office, he can be found enjoying all the beautiful things British Columbia has to offer.
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FIELD SERVICE

JEFF CARLSON
Field Service Manager, BC
Jeff joined RecycleSmart in 2016 with 25 years experience in the waste and recycling industry. Having worked in various areas of the industry his knowledge,experience and exceptional customer service makes him the perfect fit as RecycleSmart's Field Service Manager. When not working at Recycle Smart, Jeff can be found keeping the dance floor full at someone's wedding as co-owner of X-treme Event Group, spending time with his family or cheering on the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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SHANE KONRAD
Field Service Manager, AB
Shane joined the RecycleSmart team in 2017 and brings with him over 20 years of technology and service industry experience. The skills gained in these industries has allowed Shane to easily transition into his role in the waste and recycling industry. His devotion to providing an exceptional service experience to his clients allows Shane to excel as RecycleSmart’s Field Service Manager of Alberta. Though he has a passion for sustainability and the environment, Shane shows his green colours while rooting for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
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ACCOUNTING TEAM

CRAIG HARRIS, CPA, CA
Controller
Another transplant to the west coast originally from Ontario, by way of Alberta, Craig joined Recycle Smart at the end of 2016. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, and a Chartered Accountant, he has worked in both private and publically traded industries, as a Controller and Chief Financial Officer. An avid hiker, he has climbed a significant number of the 46 mountains in the Adirondack high peaks area of upstate New York, and is anxious to explore the natural beauty of British Columbia. He will begin with all the usual touristy spots, such as the Capilano Bridge and Stanley Park, before moving onto hiking the West Coast Trail with his son.
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TANYA REID
Assistant Controller
Originally from Toronto, Tanya gradually made her way West, working in various departments in many of the larger hotel brands. In 2012, looking for a change she returned to school and graduated with a Diploma in Accounting from BCIT 2 years later. Working at RecycleSmart has allowed her to marry her customer service and accounting skills with her goals of leading a greener lifestyle. Outside of work she enjoys backyard beekeeping, gardening, scuba diving, snowshoeing and travel.
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JENNY CHAN
Junior Accounting & Accounts Payable
Jenny was born and raised in Hong Kong during her childhood time. She graduated from a BA degree in Economics at Simon Fraser University. She learned that a sustainable environment could be one of the major factors to affect economic growth. Since graduation, she has been working in the accounting field during the last few years. Currently, she is studying CPA prep modules at Langara College. She enjoys learning martial arts and cooking when she has spare time.
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SOHAIB KHADAR
Junior Accounting & Accounts Receivable
I was born and raised in a little country called Jordan and immigrated to Canada at the age of 7. I have always been fascinated with business so I moved on to acquire my Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree at KPU. My work experience has always been around customer service, from providing technical support to sales. I am always looking to diversify my knowledge in different industries which is one of the reasons I wanted to work for RecycleSmart Solutions. My hobbies and interests include cars, sports, and exploring the outdoors. Many of us take it for granted that we live in beautiful British Columbia, so every summer I commit to trying a new hike or to try an outdoor activity that I have yet to experience. Basketball is also a great passion of mine, with the Black Mamba (Kobe Bryant) being my favourite player (retired ). I actively play about 3 times a week, whether it be a drop in at the local rec centre or in a men’s league. I am extremely excited about the opportunity that has been given to me working with RecycleSmart. I look to gain experience not only in accounting, but in understanding the commitment to a greener environment.
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PEJMAN ATAEE
Junior Accountant
Pejman earned his B.A in accounting from University of Tehran. He worked as an accountant for 10 years at a mid-sized construction company. After he moved to Vancouver he earned his Bookkeeping Certificate from Langara College with the goal of returning to his occupation in accounting. Since graduating from Langara College, he has been working as a bookkeeper and accountant. He is planning to start his CPA courses soon. Pejman is very excited to be part of the Recycle Smart team and at the same time contributing to a greener earth. Pejman also likes herbal medicine and nutrition. He worked in health food industries in Vancouver as well. He watches soccer, practices Qigong and goes swimming in his spare time.
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BRUNA
Quality Control, Snacks & People
Bruna is the top dog in the Richmond office. Bruna has many years of experience in napping in the sun, hunting for birds and generally being a dog. She enjoys treats of all kinds, ear rubs and getting to know all office visitors.
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BENNY
Quantity Control, snacks & more snacks
Benny aka: Bad Dog is our part time office dog. He may come across as a rough and tough enforcer but in reality he's all bark with no bite. Will play fetch until you are tired....woof!
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