Ken Friesen is the Executive Director for the CBCRA and its Recycle Everywhere program. He has been directly involved in waste reduction and recycling since 1990. Ken has led the initiation, design and implementation of multi- stakeholder stewardship programs, as well as providing strategic governance and project management services. Ken’s background in waste reduction, recycling and stewardship programs enables him to apply a variety of perspectives to work with diverse stakeholders and lead them to a common goal.
Christa Rust is the Program Manager for the Recycle Everywhere program. She has over a decade of experience in management, stakeholder engagement and sustainability. Christa graduated with a Masters of Natural Resources Management from the University of Manitoba with an undergraduate in Recreation Studies. She has worked in the public and private field in both consulting and operational capacities.
Senior Outreach Coordinator
Melissa Dorota is the Senior Outreach Coordinator for Recycle Everywhere. She has completed both a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Winnipeg. With 15 years of professional experience, Melissa has a vast understanding of the environmental sector and has consulted at both the private and public level. Melissa brings project leadership and business development to the team.
Lora Meseman is the Communications Manager for the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association and its Recycle Everywhere program. Lora is a passionate leader who builds strong relationships, fosters collaboration, and partners with others to create dynamic teams. She has extensive experience in marketing, advertising, and communications. Throughout her 30+ year career she has worked with large and midsized grocery, hardware and furniture retailers, she now offers her expertise to the team at CBCRA.
Riley Martin is the Communications Coordinator for Recycle Everywhere. He brings years of media experience to the team, which he uses to create exciting and innovative content for many different mediums including social media, web, print and more. Riley is a graduate from Red River College’s Creative Communications program with a focus in media production.
Mike Hall is the Logistics Coordinator for Recycle Everywhere. Mike holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Sustainable Development from the University of Manitoba. Mike brings to the team his background in logistics and project management, and a strong passion for corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
Administrative & Partner Follow-Up Coordinator
Adam Wilton is the Administrative Coordinator for Recycle Everywhere. Adam supports the team with years of background in operational management, client relations and customer service. Adam is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg with a Major in Theatre and Film and minor in Conflict Resolution.
Senior Data & Outreach Coordinator
Justine is a Field Operations Representative for Recycle Everywhere Program. She specializes in stakeholder engagement, research project implementation and program development. Justine plays a role in the environmental community by sitting as an active member of the Manitoba Eco-Network Board of Directors, is the co-chair of the Manitoba Environmental Industries Association Executive Student Chapter and has extensive experience organizing and promoting networking and environmental events. Justine graduated from the University of Manitoba with an honour’s degree in Environmental Sciences focusing on Corporate Sustainable Development.
Audit & Schools Coordinator
Savini Jayasinghe is the Outreach Coordinator for Recycle Everywhere. She graduated with a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Manitoba. Savini’s passion for sustainable development combined with her consulting background makes her a strong asset to the Recycle Everywhere team where she coordinates waste audits, outreach and data gathering.
Follow-up & Events Coordinator
Nick Witoski is the Follow-up & Events Coordinator for Recycle Everywhere. With a passion for environmental education and consulting combined with Nick’s experience working in the healthcare philanthropy industry, he brings a unique knowledge of sustainability and stakeholder alignment to the team. Nick graduated with a BA in Sustainability & Sociology and a Certificate of Sustainability Leadership from Dalhousie University. Nick’s current role includes consulting with partners to improve their recycling programs, as well as managing events and the Street Team.
Judy Slaney is the Northern Coordinator for Recycle Everywhere. She brings a valuable and varied skill set to the organization as well as a unique local knowledge, having lived in Manitoba’s north her entire life. Judy utilizes her connections and experience to coordinate Recycle Everywhere projects and activities in northern Manitoba.