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Let’s Celebrate Our Newest Certification Holders from December 2023

January 25, 2024

Whether you’re just starting the journey or well on the path of becoming successful in the solid waste professional, SWANA Certification can accelerate your career development and lead to promotional opportunities and greater success in your chosen discipline.

SWANA proudly recognizes 22 individuals who earned a SWANA certification in December 2023. Certification places them among an elite group of solid waste professionals who have exhibited an unwavering commitment to professional and career development, investing countless hours in study, preparation, and rigorous examination. Their success reflects their enduring pursuit of excellence in our industry. Congratulations!

New Certification Holders (December 2023)


Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO)

Brett L. Olson, Environmental Supervisor – Palmer, AK
Kaci Rudd, Assistant Director – Statesville, NC
Dan J. Dolliver, Supervisor of Landfill Scales and Facilities – Kemptville, ON
Scott Swedberg, Administrative Manager – Dillon, CO
Tina Kendall, Senior Solid Waste Operations Specialist – Vancouver, WA
Doug L. Laurent, HHW Coordinator – Ellensburg, WA
William Storie, Lead Hand – Smiths Falls, ON
Juan C. Lopez, MC2 – Kennewick, WA
Joseph Slusarski, Jr., Project Analyst – Pleasantville, NJ

Managing MSW Collection Systems

Babatunde Maraiyesa, Solid Waste Operations Coordinator – Kamloops, BC
Misael Daniel Santos, Sanitation Supervisor – Fresno, CA

Managing Composting Programs

Sharbel G. Eid, General Manager – Simi Valley, CA
William A. Knott, Recycling Operations Manager – Lexington Park, MD

Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems

Sarah Tam – Walnut Creek, CA
Misti Baker, Solid Waste Coordinator – Mount Pleasant, TN
Jackie W. Barlow, II, President and Chief Operating Officer – Cockeysville, MD

Transfer Station Systems

James Mays, Supervisor – Elkton, MDKim Hall, Scalehouse Coordinator – Ft. McMurray, AB

Zero Waste Principles & Practices

Dakota Tangredi, Waste Reduction Coordinator – Salem, OR
Sam Powers, Research and Policy Associate – Memphis, TN
Rocio Ramos – Oceanside, CA
Julia Ribeiro – Santa Cruz, CA


Ready to Earn Your Certification?

Visit our Become Certified page and follow three easy steps to register for certification.

  • Step 1: Create a SWANA Login Account
  • Step 2: Apply for certification online
  • Step 3: Register for online testing

Exam Costs

  • Members: $250.00
  • Non-members: $400.00

*Certification and recertification fees do NOT cover your SWANA membership fees.

Contact me for more information on certification and recertification!

Sheri Johnson

SHERI JOHNSON | Coordinator, Certification & Training
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
P. (240) 494-2239 | F. (301) 585-0297
sjohnson@swana.org | swana.org

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