Training & Certification

SWANA-Certified Faculty

SWANA employs high quality certified faculty—from industry professionals to leaders in research. Our certified faculty are among the top in their field. To uphold the quality of our solid waste training, SWANA requires all faculty complete a certification process, focusing on the tools to successfully deliver course requirements. All instructors maintain a strong presence in their courses, engaging students to participate on a daily basis and communicating with them in a timely manner.

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Below is a list of SWANA-certified faculty throughout North America.

  • Composting Programs

    Amanda BaderCumberland, North CarolinaFayetteville, NC
    Aaron BryneSummit Co.Dillon, CO
    Matthew CottonIntegrated Waste Management ConsultingNevada City, CA
    Jim LappCity of EdmuntonEdmonton, AB
    Steve LezinskiBarton & Loguidice D.P.C.Annapolis, MD
    Dave Lore Layton, UT
    Michelle MinstrellWaste KnowledgeFalls Church, VA
    Jessica MooreUniversity of MarylandCollege Park, MD
    Ashlee YoderISS Facility Services, Inc.Salt Lake City, UT
    Robert WadleyTennessee Department of Environment & ConservationNashville, TN
    Risa WeinbergerRisa Weinberger & Associates, Inc.Dallas, TX
  • Construction and Demolition Materials Management

    Name Organization Location
    David (Scott) Bost Onslow County NC Jacksonville, NC
    Jason Haus Dem-Con Companies Shakopee, MN
    Bill Keegan Dem-Con Companies Shakopee, MN
    Michael J. Stepic, P.E. URS Corporation Akron, OH
  • Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems

    Rebecca CaldwellGreater Nashville Regional CouncilNashville, TN
    Robin EnnisMontgomery County MDRockville, MD
    Debbie HackmanJackson County INBrownstone, IN
    Dave Lore Layton, UT
    Cary McIverCarey McIver & Associates LtdNanoose Bay, BC
    Jessica MooreUniversity of MarylandCollege Park, MD
    James (Nate) RidleyCity of FranklinFranklin, TN
    Christina SeibertAPTIMSt. Charles, IL
    James SkoraGT Environmental, Inc.Stow, OH
    Robert SmouseCity of Plano TXPlano, TX
    Johnnie TaylorCity of Winston SalemWinston Salem, NC
    Morgan ThomasMunicipal EquipmentLewisburg, TN
    Joe WilliamsCommon Sense Consulting
    Franklin, TN
  • Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO)

    Hany AhmedOC Waste & RecyclingSanta Ana, CA
    Richard AllenSalt River Pima-Maricopa Indian CommunityScottsdale, AZ
    Ryan BadtenWalworth Co.Selby, SD
    Daniel BallWaste Management, Inc.Meridian, MS
    Deborah Barton Rapid City, SD
    Scott BarrNorth Slope BoroughPalmer, AK
    Lynn BelangerCity of VancouverVancouver, BC
    Neal BoltonBlue Ridge ServicesAtascadero, CA
    Scott BostOnslow County NC Jacksonville, NC
    Aaron ByrneSummit Co.Dillon, CO
    Jason Chan Waste Management, Inc.Greenwood Village, CO
    Linda ChurchillRegion of WaterlooWaterloo, ON
    Rob ConleyCity of HamiltonGuelph, ON
    Larry ConradLGC Professional ServicesGuelph, ON
    Henry FriedmanRetired Seattle, WA
    Robert HasemeierBarton & LoquidiceCamp Hill, PA
    Mohammed KhanLicking County OHNewark, OH
    Bill KeeganDem-Con CompaniesShakopee, MN
    Michelle JelinskiTetra Tech Canada, Inc.Edmonton, AB
    Steve JohnsonAECOM CanadaEdmonton, AB
    James LappCity of EdmontonEdmonton, AB
    Curtis LarkinFresno County CA Fresno, CA
    Michel LefebvreTetra TechEdmonton, AB
    Sara LittleCity of TorontoSt. Thomas, ON
    Dave LoreCity of SaskatoonBingham City UT
    Scott MacDougalCounty of WellingtonGueplh, ON
    Mark MaddenMunicipality of AnchorageAnchorage, AK
    Jesse MastenEagle CountyWolcott, CO
    John MaryottKenai Peninsula BoroughSoldotna, AK
    Scott MessierSnohomish CountyEverett, WA
    James MooreMerced County Waste Management AuthorityRoseville, CA
    Jessica MoorePrince George's CountyHyattsville, MD
    Jason MunyanDelaware Solid Waste AuthorityDover, DE
    Chikezie NwaohaCity of ChilliwackChilliwack, BC
    Jeff PhillipsBarker Lemar WestDes Moines, IA
    Travis PyleGreat West EngineeringBoise, ID
    Ash RaichuraCity of WinnipegWinnipeg, MB
    Ernie RuizCity of GlendaleGlendale, AZ
    Jeff SouthernOrange County Waste & RecyclingSanta Ana, CA
    Douglas RobinsonRobinson Environment ServicesLeith, ON
    Jerry RossEnviroSolutionsAshland, KY
    Jaren ScottTrans-Jordan CitiesSouth Jordan, UT
    Jo-Walter Spear, Jr.JSA Environmental EngineersMilwaukee, WI
    Jimmy SloanGolden Triangle Regional SW Mgmt. Authority (GRSWMA)Starkville, MS
    Tony SperlingSperling Hansen AssociatesNorth Vancouver, BC
    Michael Stepic
    Vogel Disposal Service, Inc.
    Uniontown, OH
    Matt SullivanUtah Division of Solid WasteSalt Lake City, UT
    Scott TheedeCity of SaskatoonSaskatoon, SK
    James "Mike" ThorntonCoffee County Environmental ServicesNew Brockton, AL
    Richard ToddCity of TorontoSt. Thomas, ON
    Jason TodaroBlue Ridge Services Montana, Inc.Hamilton, MT
    Naret TrevinoISFPE, PSCCaguas, PR
    Jason TurvilleTrans-Jordan CitiesSouth Jordan, UT
    Mark Watt Watt EnvironmentalWest Kelowna, BC
    Robert WattsChester County PA Narvon, PA
  • Municipal Solid Waste Collection Systems

    Name Organization Location
    Rebecca Caldwell Greater Nashville Regional Council Franklin, TN
    Robin Ennis Montgomery County MD Rockville, MD
    Steve Funk City of Plano TX Plano, TX
    Mitch Kessler Kessler Consulting, Inc. Tampa, FL
    Mohammed Khan Licking County Health Department Newark, OH
    Jim Lapp City of Edmunton Edmonton, AB
    Dave Lore   Layton, UT
    Nate Ridley City of Franklin, TN Franklin, TN
    Hanna Rodriguez Fernando Rodriguez Associates San Juan, PR
    Jim Skora GT Environmental Stow, OH
    Sheldon Smith City of Greensboro Greensboro, NC
    Michael Tilley Escape Consulting Orangeville, CA
    Josephine Valencia City of San Antonio TX San Antoinio, TX
    Joe Williams Common Sense Consulting Franklin, TN
  • Organics Collection

    Name Organization Location
    Matthew Cotton Integrated Waste Management Consulting Nevada City, CA
    Risa Weinberger Risa Weinberger & Associates, Inc. Dallas, TX
  • Recycling Systems

    Becky CaldwellGreater Nashville Regional CouncilFranklin, TN
    Larry ChristleyTennessee Dept. of Environment and ConservationNashville, TN
    Robin EnnisMontgomery County MDRockville, MD
    Craig FosterCraig Foster & AssociatesLangley, BC
    Debbie HackmanJackson County INBrownstone, IN
    Mitch KesslerKessler Consulting, Inc.Tampa, FL
    Mohammed KhanLicking County Health DepartmentNewark, OH
    Michelle MinstrellWaste KnowledgeFalls Church, VA
    Blair PollockOrange County NCChapel Hill, NC
    Sheri PraskiSWANA Northern Lights Chapter/EcoStrategies ConsultingSaskatoon, SK
    Hanna RodriguezFernando Rodriguez AssociatesSan Juan, PR
    William TeterCalvert County MDLusby, MD
    Morgan ThomasMunicipal EquipmentLewisburg, TN
    Michael Tilley Escape ConsultingOrangeville, CA
    Josephine ValenciaCity of San Antonio TXSan Antonio, TX
    Joe WilliamsCommon Sense ConsultingFranklin, TN
  • Transfer Station Management

    Lynn BelangerCity of VancouverVancouver, BC
    Don Birnesser Seven Valleys, PA
    Rebecca CaldwellGreater Nashville Regional CouncilFranklin, TN
    Larry ConradLGC Professional ServicesGuelph, ON
    Michelle LangdonGreat West EngineeringBoise, ID
    Jim LappCity of Edmonton ABEdmonton, AB
    Dave Lore Layton, UT
    Nicole SteglichCity of Vancouver, Engineering ServicesVancouver, BC
    Mike StepicVogel Disposal Service, Inc.Uniontown, OH
    Morgan ThomasMunicipal EquipmentLewisburg, TN
    Josephine ValenciaCity of San Antonio TXSan Antonio, TX
    Joseph WilliamsCommon Sense ConsultingFranklin, TN
  • Zero Waste Principles and Practices

    Name Organization Location
    Tracie Bills SCS Engineers Bend, OR
    Sarah Bolton Blue Ridge Services Memphis, TN
    Scott Bost Onslow County Jacksonville, NC
    Robin Ennis Montgomery County Maryland Rockville, MD
    Rob Hilton HF & Consultants Walnut Creek, CA
    Andrew Kays Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority Baltimore, MD
    Mitch Kessler Kessler Consulting Inc. Tampa, FL
    Dave Lore   Layton, UT