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Dan Bridges
General Manager

Dan Bridges manages Recology CleanScapes' operations and supervises nearly 200 employees serving approximately 72,000 residential customers and 5,000 commercial customers. Mr. Bridges brings over 30 years of waste industry experience to Recology CleanScapes, and prior to joining the company he served as the Senior District Manager for Waste Management in Seattle.

 

 

Violet McDowell
Group Controller

Violet McDowell joined Recology CleanScapes in early 2007. In her current roll as Group Controller, she oversees the audit, internal controls, and financial reporting at the Company and manages the finance group, including customer billing, accounts payable, and payroll.

Signe Gilson
Waste Zero Manager

Signe Gilson is responsible for customer education and outreach, ensuring city diversion goals are met, and directing the Neighborhood Waste Reduction Rewards Program. Previously, Ms. Gilson served as the City of Seattle Commercial Food Waste Program Manager, and as Project Manager with CH2M Hill. She currently serves as Chair of the Seattle Solid Waste Advisory Committee, and is on the Board of the Washington State Recycling association. Ms. Gilson graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Environmental Geography and from the University of Washington with a Masters degree in Urban Planning.

Sally Hulsman
Business Systems Architect

Sally Hulsman oversees customer relationship management (CRM) systems and ensures that billing, reporting, and both internal and external facing database systems are integrated and running effectively. Prior to joining Recology CleanScapes, Ms. Hulsman worked for five years as an independent consultant specializing in systems integration projects for small business and public sector clients. Ms. Hulsman graduated from Smith College with a degree in History and earned her MBA from the University of Washington.

Erika Melroy
Group Government & Community Affairs Manager

Erika Melroy oversees Recology CleanScapes’ government affairs and community investments, as well as partnering with governments and community organizations to create policies relating to conservation and waste diversion. Prior to joining Recology CleanScapes, Ms. Melroy worked for elected officials at all levels of government and most recently, working with non-profits and local government to improve organizational operations and increase efficiencies. She currently serves on the Board of Community Psychiatric Clinic, is a United Way of King County Public Policy Impact Council member, and serves on the Seattle Parks Legacy committee, which is developing a ballot measure for 2014. Ms. Melroy received her Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Washington.

Kevin Kelly
Government & Community Affairs Manager

Kevin Kelly joined Recology CleanScapes in 2012 bringing with him a unique background of political and policy experience from the federal, state and local levels of government. In his current position he acts as Recology CleanScapes’ liaison, engaging collaboratively with city governments and communities to work on challenging public sector policy issues. Previously, Mr. Kelly worked for a Member of Congress in Washington, D.C. developing local policies and for a local chamber of commerce advocating on behalf of the business community with local and state government. Mr. Kelly graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in political science.

Todd Burnstein
Account Manager

Todd Burnstein joined Recology CleanScapes as an Account Manager in 2013. Todd’s 25 years of sales and procurement experience has helped Recology CleanScapes excel in the private sector of recycling. His sourcing knowledge has helped in the development of new markets in the recycling trade. This knowledge will be beneficial in the marketing of recyclable material for the Recology CleanScapes MRF operations. Prior to joining Recology CleanScapes, Mr. Burnstein worked for over a decade at RockTenn Recycling as a Western Region Procurement and Sales Manager. Mr. Burnstein graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Interpersonal Business Communication.

Todd Johnson
Account Manager

Todd Johnson oversees commercial recycle and construction segment sales for Recology CleanScapes. Prior to joining CleanScapes in 2009, Mr. Johnson worked for 6 years in different roles within the waste industry including positions supervising roll-off and commercial operations and managing construction debris material recovery facilities. Transitioning to a business development role for Recology CleanScapes, he has expanded regional market share and materials considered recyclable while providing solutions to unique customer issues. Mr. Johnson graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a BA in Mass Communication.