Ron Alexander

Ron Alexander

R. Alexander Associates Inc

Topic: Phosphorus Availability Vs. Regulations
Day & Time: Wednesday Sept 15, 2021

Ron Alexander is the President of R. Alexander Associates, Inc. He has over 35 years experience in the composting and organics recycling industry.

Mike Badzmierowski, PhD

Mike Badzmierowski, PhD

Virginia Tech University

Topic: Understanding the Impact of Class A Soil Products on Urban Systems
Day & Time: Thursday Sept 16, 2021

Dr. Badzmierowski is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Virginia Tech University.

Deidre Barlett, CET

Deidre Barlett, CET

EPCOR Canada

Topic: Program Highlights: EPCOR Canada Changing Regulations
Day & Time: Thursday Sept 16, 2021

Deidre is a Biosolids Technologist at EPCOR Canada. She also serves on the Board of Directors and the Outreach Committee at Northwest Biosolids.

Ryan Batjiaka

Ryan Batjiaka

San Francisco Water

Topic: Tracking COVID in Wastewater: San Francisco Style 
Day & Time: Thursday Sept 16, 2021

Ryan is apart of the Resource Recovery group at San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Ryan has his Master’s is Soil Science from the University of Washington

Anna Beebe

Anna Beebe

University of Washington

Topic: Soil Health and Plant Health in Urban Soils: Do Amendments give both a boost?
Day & Time: Thursday Sept 16, 2021

Anna is enrolled in the Master’s program at the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. She is studying soil science and compost. Anna is a regular contributor to the Northwest Biosolids eBulletins.

Sally Brown, PhD

Sally Brown, PhD

University of Washington

Topic: Forest + Biosolids = Soil Carbon Storage
Day & Time: Wednesday Sept 15, 2021

Interactive Networking Session: How to Communicate about PFAs 
Day & Time: Monday Sept 20, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00pm PST 

Dr. Brown is a research associate professor at the University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. Sally expertise is in contaminated soils, risks, waste (compost municipal wastewater) soil amendments, and carbon accounting. Sally write the monthly “Resource Library” column for the Northwest Biosolids eBulletin.

Bob Bucher

Bob Bucher

King County

Topic: Pandemic Epidemiology with Sewers in King County
Day & Time: Thursday Sept 16, 2021

Bob is a Principal Wastewater Engineer for King County.

Henry Campbell

Henry Campbell

King County

Interactive Networking Session: COVID Survival Stories – How did COVID impact your program and facility?
Day & Time: Thursday Sept 16, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm PST

Henry is the Biosolids Program Manager for King County, Washington

Andrew Carpenter

Andrew Carpenter

Northern Tilth

Topic: BEAM Model – Version 2.0
Day & Time: Wednesday Sept 15, 2021

Andrew is a soil scientist and owner of Northern Tilth. He opened Northern Tilth in 2003 after managing organic waste recycling projects in New England for over a decade. In 1998, Andrew received an MS in Plant, Soil and Environmental Science from the University of Maine, where his research and field work focused on the soil chemistry and soil fertility in soils manufactured from paper mill residuals and manures.

Kyle Dorsey

Kyle Dorsey

Washington State Department of Ecology

Topic: Application Rate Workshop
Day & Time: Wednesday Sept 15, 2021

Kyle is a State Biosolids Program Coordinator at the Washington State Department of Ecology.  

Deirdre Griffin LaHue

Deirdre Griffin LaHue

Washington State University

Topic: Soil Health 101: What it means & how biosolids fit in
Day & Time: Thursday, Sept 16, 2021

Deirdre is an assistant professor at Washington State University’s department of Crop and Soil Sciences. She specializes in soil health, sustainable soil management and microbial ecology.

Roger Hickey

Roger Hickey

BioRecycle

Topic: Centralia: 60 to 0 MPH in less than a week. The story of a restoration site gone wrong
Day & Time: Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021

Roger is the founder of Bio Recycling Corp – a company that ‘sustainably recycles treated human wastes from septic tanks and small community wastewater treatment plants into plant nutrients and soil organic matter which serves as the base of the food chain for all life.’ 

Karen Hodges

Karen Hodges

UBC

Topic: Wildlife Restoration at OK Ranch
Day & Time: Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021

Bio coming soon…

 

Greg Kester

Greg Kester

California Association of Sanitation Agencies

Topic: Program Highlight: International Food Program
Day & Time: Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021

Greg is CASA’s subject matter expert on matters pertaining to renewable resources. He manages emerging issues at the local, state and federal level and within the private sector on all biosolids, renewable energy, recycled water, climate change mitigation and related issues.

Greg has been with CASA since 2007. Prior to joining CASA, he served as the state biosolids coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, where he represented all states in the nation, by their election, to the USEPA on all biosolids issues.

 

Amy Kirby

Amy Kirby

CDC

Topic: Wastewater Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2
Day & Time: Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Amy Kirby is a Senior Service Fellow in the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch at CDC.  She received her BSA in Microbiology from the University of Georgia, her PhD in Microbiology from the University of Buffalo, SUNY, and her MPH in Epidemiology from Emory University.  She studies the persistence, fate and transport of antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes in natural and man-made water systems. She is interested in integrating advanced laboratory techniques with field studies to better understand the transmission of waterborne pathogens.

John Lavery, MSc., RPBio, PAg

John Lavery, MSc., RPBio, PAg

Sylvis

Topic: Visionary Restoration Narratives – Tools That Solve Bigger Problems Than Our Own
Day & Time: Tuesday Sept 21, 2021

John is the Business Development & Senior Environmental Scientist at Sylvis. John has over 15 years experience in residuals management, and applies his wealth of knowledge in managing the SYLVIS team.

Linda Lee

Linda Lee

Purdue University

Topic: PFAs
Day & Time: Monday Sept 20, 2021

Linda S. Lee is a professor in the Purdue University Department of Agronomy; Program Head for the Ecological Sciences & Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Program; and a Faculty Affiliate in the Division of Environmental Ecological Engineering.

Dr. Maria Lucia Silveira

Dr. Maria Lucia Silveira

University of Florida

Topic: Nutrients & Regulations in Florida
Day & Time: Wednesday Sept 15, 2021

Dr. Silveira is a professor and soil scientist at the University of Florida’s Range Cattle Research and Education Center. Much of Dr. Silveira’s research addresses aspects of nutrient cycling and water quality issues associated with grassland ecosystems.

Irina Makarow

Irina Makarow

WA State Department of Ecology

Topic: Broader Perspective on PFAS
Day & Time: Monday Sept 20, 2021

Irina is a Chemical Action Planner with the Washington State Department of Ecology | Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction Program.

Amber Moore

Amber Moore

Oregon State University

Topic: Sulfur – The Forgotten Nutrient
Day & Time: Wednesday Sept 15, 2021

Amber is an Assistant Professor and Soil Fertility Specialist at Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Crop and Soil Sciences. The focus of her position is to conduct applied research and to develop nutrient and lime recommendations that improve nutrient use efficiency by large acreage crops grown in Oregon.

Chris Peot

Chris Peot

District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water)

Topic: Program Highlight: DC Water Good for the Planet and the Pocket Book
Day & Time: Thursday Sept 16, 2021

Chris is the Director of Resource Recovery for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water).

Dr. Ian Pepper

Dr. Ian Pepper

University of Arizona

Topic: PFAS Behavior in Irrigated and/or Biosolids Amended Fields in AZ
Day & Time: Monday Sept 20, 2021

Dr. Pepper is an environmental microbiologist whose research has focused on the fate and transport of pathogens in air, water, soils and municipal wastes. Dr. Pepper is Professor in the Community, Environment, and Policy Department in the UA College of Public Health, as well as Professor in the Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

Robert Tinholt

Robert Tinholt

Watercare Services Limited New Zealand

Topic: New Zealand: Restoration of Native Landscape
Day & Time: Tuesday Sept 21, 2021

Rob is a Resource Recovery Manager at the Watercare Services Limited in Auckland, New Zealand.

Heather Trim

Heather Trim

Zero Waste Washington

Topic: A Different Perspective on PFAS
Day & Time: Monday Sept 20, 2021

Heather is the Executive Director at Zero Waste Washington. Prior to Zero Waste Washington, Heather has been active in zero waste issues, including helping lead the Seattle bag campaign and helping get the ban on styrofoam serviceware products passed. Previously, Heather was Director of Science and Policy at Futurewise, focusing on habitat, shoreline, stormwater and other issues related to landuse. Before that, she worked on similar issues and including toxic pollution and plastics. Heather earned a BS in geology from Yale University and a PhD from UCLA in geochemistry

Yocelyn Villa

Yocelyn Villa

University of California, Merced

Topic: Quantifying Carbon Sequestration with Biosolids in California. *Rebecca Ryals is a graduate student who will present Yocelyn’s work*
Day & Time: Wednesday Sept 15, 2021

Yocelyn is a Soil Biogeochemist at the University of California, Merced. She is a passionate soil scientist with extensive experience working on sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation strategies.

Todd Williams

Todd Williams

Jacobs

Topic: Pyrolysis – Will it Make PFAS Go Away?
Day & Time: Monday Sept 20, 2021

Todd is the Senior Principal Technologist at Jacobs. There he serves as Jacobs Residuals Resource Recovery Global Technology Leader in the People & Places Solutions Line of Business

Lillian Zaremba P.Eng., M.A.Sc.

Lillian Zaremba P.Eng., M.A.Sc.

Metro Vancouver

Topic: Reclamation: Metro Vancouver Overview
Day & Time: Tuesday Sept 21, 2021

Lillian is a professional engineer with twenty years of experience in the fields of water, climate, energy and environment. She currently is the Program Manager, Utilities Residual Management for Metro Vancouver, Canada.