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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.

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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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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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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BRENT WILLIAMS
Business Development Manager
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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CINDY SAGAL
Business Development Manager
Cindy has over 14 years experience in the Resource Management industry from Waste to recycling and organics services. During her time in the industry, she played a pivotal role in implementing waste diversion programs to major clients as well as managing, mentoring and leading a successful team of Sales and Customer Service Representatives in the Waste & Recycling industry. She has a passion for sustainability, problem solving and exceeding her clients expectations with superior Customer Service. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her daughter, family, friends, and dogs enjoying the outdoors from walks/hikes, quadding, camping, gardening or snowboarding. Cindy is also a huge supporter of the SPCA and has been on the top fundraising team for the Abbotsford Paws For A Cause the last two years in a row.
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MANNY SAHOTA, B.Comm
Data Analysis and 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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JENNY CHAN
Junior Accounting and 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 and 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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SARAH MILLER, B. Comm, MREM
Account Manager
Sarah is passionate about environmental sustainability and believes that responsible waste management is incredibly important for the health of the planet. She consistently limits her contributions to the landfill and is dedicated to helping others do the same. Upon the completion of her Bachelor of Commerce, Sarah worked in client relations for four years where she fine-tuned her administrative and customer service skills. She returned to school to pursue a Masters of Resource and Environmental Management at Dalhousie University where she gained employment at the Dalhousie Office of Sustainability. Throughout her graduate program and subsequent employment, Sarah successfully completed a research project to increase the diversion of laboratory waste from the landfill. Sarah enjoys reading, painting, playing music and spending time in her garden.
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NELSON BORGES
Account Manager
With over 20 years of account management and sales experience, Nelson brings his passion and personal commitments to sustainable business practices to work with him everyday. Nelson has come from a background in finance and media and most recently worked with an organization called Climate Smart, working with companies to reduce their carbon footprint. In joining the Recycle Smart Solutions team he has found his niche. Building trust and understanding allows him to be a reliable working partner with his clients in developing a prosperous green economy. Outside of the office Nelson can be found with his family and dog Mojo, riding, hiking and camping around beautiful BC. On his own you will find him riding slowly on his 1934 Cruiser while pedestrians pass him walking.
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BRANDY LISTER
Account Manager
Brandy began her career in the waste industry 7 years ago with Wasteless Environmental Services working as a customer service representative and quickly moved her way into operations (never one for an office setting). She became known as the jane of all trades as she worked her way through every department within the company only to realize that operations is where she belonged. When Wasteless was bought out by Waste Management she opted to take the early retirement package which gave an extra 6 months to spend with her new baby girl. Now that baby is grown Brandy is back now spending her time installing sensors and monitors on waste bins and once again teaching clients about recycling and organics. She has a passion for sustainability and a true love for animals.
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DAVID ENGLISH
Senior Account Manager, Alberta
David started in the waste and recycling industry in 1984 with BFI as a salesperson moving to Sales Supervisor and later as Account Manager – Manufacturing and Industrial Segment for Alberta. In 2000, he was included in the part acquisition of BFI Calgary by Waste Management moving from salesperson to Account Manager, when segmentation sales was instituted, and then to Senior Account Manager – Alberta in the manufacturing & Industrial segment. He joined The Garbage Company, a locally owned company, in an Account Manager role in 2011 through March 2015. During this time GFL Environmental acquired the company in January 2014. Outside of work, he spend lots of time with family and the grandchildren, travel and explore whether it be locally into the mountains or to sunny warm climates and even Las Vegas at times, checking out points of interest/history in Alberta, some amateur photography, some golfing and just enjoying nature.
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MIKE RENZONI, BES
Senior Account Manager
Mike has 19 years of experience in the Waste and Recycling industry. He has managed a number of large national and regional accounts while at WasteLess Environmental, as their Sales Manager for Ontario. Recently, he has been involved and led several key projects at Waste Management as a part of their operations group. Mike is excited to join RecycleSmart, and continue his philosophy of always putting the customer first. Mike has recently become a Ski Patroller and enjoys carving out turns on the local hills. When he is not on the slopes, Mike can be found chauffeuring his kids to the local arena or dojo.
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TONY DHALIWAL, BA, MA, Can
Operations Coordinator
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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SUNNY AHN, B.Sc
Operations 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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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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JEFF CARLSON
Field Service Manager- Lower Mainland
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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CARMEN LEE
Operations Assistant
Carmen recently graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Although the human brain fascinated her and was a big passion of hers, she decided to pursue a diploma in Marketing Communications at BCIT. ​She will be returning to school in September to finish her final year. Carmen has been in the customer service industry since she was 15 where connecting with people became second nature. On her free time, she likes to lift weights at the gym, pet all the dogs (two of her own and other's), and would like to see the world someday.
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BRUNA
Quality Control, Snacks & People
I enjoy naps and scraps.
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BENNY
Quantity Control, Snacks & More Snacks
Squirrel!!!
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