The Reclay StewardEdge team is considered an international expert in recycling and product stewardship in the environmental consulting industry. With a mix of seasoned professionals, we offer a wealth of fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to our clients in a wide variety of industries. Many of our core team members have more than two decades of direct experience across the product stewardship continuum. Reclay StewardEdge is committed to investing in our people by providing a range of opportunities to support them in reaching both their personal and professional goals. As a result, our team is comprised of highly skilled and experienced individuals with the ability to see beyond the current horizon, assisting clients to reach long-term sustainable solutions for their business goals. With this truly extraordinary talent on board, the Reclay StewardEdge team offer technical and strategic direction and value to our clients across North America and internationally.


President

Ken Friesen 

As President of Reclay StewardEdge Inc., Ken has been directly involved in waste reduction and recycling since 1990 and he has led the initiation, design, and implementation of multi-stakeholder stewardship programs, as well as provided strategic governance and project management services to many organizations.

Ken specializes in recycling and product stewardship strategy development, policy analysis and risk assessment, post-consumer recovery program development and implementation, cost-modeling and financial analysis, stakeholder engagement and producer responsibility compliance services.

    • Founding Director, Municipal Green Funds, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (2000-2002).
    • Director, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (1999-2002), member of Environment Committee and International Programs Committee.
    • Founding Chairman, Canadian Association of Tire Recycling Associations (1999-2001).
    • Founding Board member, Manitoba Association of Regional Recyclers (1992-1998).
    • President, Manitoba Association of Regional Recyclers (1993-1997)

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_MG_8248 ShirleyShirley Ouellette

Shirley is the Operations Manager and part of our Senior Management Team. She also fulfills all aspects of the human resource needs of the company. Shirley has more than 20 years’ experience working for global companies in management positions with a consistent record of meeting and exceeding operational company goals. Shirley contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices, particularly within the consulting team by ensuring organizational effectiveness and providing leadership. Her specialties include strategic planning, human resource management and client relations.

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Herve Atta

Herve is the Financial Controller and he brings over 10 years of Accounting experience from various industries across Canada and the USA.  Herve provides financial support and services for both the Canadian and USA operations. He specializes in Full Cycle Accounting, including cash flow management, forecasting and budgeting, while having a strong ability to quickly identify and implement process improvements and support and lead change initiatives.

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_MG_8465_NeilNeil Menezes

Neil is the Director of Canadian Consulting working out of our Toronto office. He works closely with the USA team, who together support municipalities, private companies and agencies to help develop and monitor waste diversion initiatives across North America. Neil has experience in developing strategic partnerships and identifying initiatives to support recycling programs across Canada and the U.S., including Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Minnesota, Baltimore and Charlotte. Neil has extensive experience in obtaining and verifying cost data and modeling costs to develop projections. In addition to excellent quantitative and analytical skills, Neil has a strong background in recycling program best practices and programs and policies to increase recycling and reduce litter. Neil is a highly motivated, results-oriented professional consultant with a solid understanding of environmental legislation and the principles and practices of environmental sciences and holds a Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science and Mathematics from the University of Toronto.

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Robert Bianchi

Robert Bianchi is an Associate with Reclay StewardEdge and is passionate about sustainable practices and innovative technologies.  For nearly two decades, he has been devoted to Canada’s clean tech sector in the areas of organic waste recycling, clean air, clean water, and energy efficiency.  He is a trusted advisor and collaborator who brings solutions-based knowledge to top-level decision-makers, helping them achieve their desired goals.  As founder of Clean Conduit Inc, Robert has gained the respect of the business and engineering community and is participating in projects alongside Canada’s leaders in innovation.  As Manager of Customer Solutions, for Reclay StewardEdge, Robert works closely with corporations across Canada to identify and curate valuable services that allow them to meet their goals in the areas of:

  • Improved Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) funding efficiency;
  • Advisory services related to consumer packaging trends, regulations and policy;
  • Manufacturing and distribution facility waste reduction;
  • Recycling and sustainability performance reporting and optimization;
  • GHG reporting; and,
  • Other valuable services that Reclay StewardEdge offers.

Robert is a licensed professional engineer who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, mechanical engineering, from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  He also holds a Certificate of Authorization issued by Professional Engineers Ontario.

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Jaspreet Sidhu

Jaspreet is a Senior Consultant in our Toronto office and has more than 8 years of experience working on numerous strategy implementation, performance improvement, data analytics, project management and policy development projects for multi-lateral development banks, public and private sector organisations. He specializes in delivering complex technical and management projects in the field of public policy, program impact assessment and due diligence, sustainability strategy, product stewardship and recovery programs, producer responsibility services, climate change and green growth, carbon market mechanisms, lifecycle assessment and greenhouse gas inventory. His work has helped clients maximize sustainable impact, develop responsible brand strategy, minimize GHG emissions and deliver cost savings. He has completed his Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM).

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Betsy Dorn

Betsy is the Director of RSE USA. She has over 32 years of professional experience managing, designing, and implementing recycling and solid waste management projects. For 27 years, Betsy has been a consultant assisting public and private-sector clients in developing solid waste and materials management plans, evaluating operations, launching new programs, and training solid waste and recycling professionals.

Recent consulting experience includes policy analysis, research, and stakeholder education related to various state and local policy tools for use in increasing recycling. Prior to becoming a consultant, Betsy managed Mecklenburg County (Charlotte), North Carolina’s Recycling Division.

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Tim Buwalda

Tim is a Senior Consultant at RSE USA, and has 25 years of comprehensive recycling and solid waste management consulting experience, working with both public and private-sector clients throughout North America.

Tim has a diverse range of hands-on experience and knowledge in a variety of areas including materials recovery facility design, financial analysis, policy analysis, recycling program evaluation and optimization. Also, development of recycling solutions for plastics, used tires, carpets, and recovered paper.

Before joining RSE, Tim was a Senior Consultant with SAIC Energy, Environment and Infrastructure (formerly known as R. W. Beck).

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Susan Bush

Susan is a Senior Consultant with RSE USA and has over 18 years of experience in environmental policy work, with over 15 years of comprehensive recycling and solid waste management consulting experience, working with both public and private-sector clients throughout North America. She has excellent research and analytical skills, as well as extensive experience in evaluating recycling program performance, solid waste and materials management planning, market development, recycling policy analysis, and development and dissemination of professional training programs.

Prior to joining RSE, Ms. Bush worked for R. W. Beck and its successor firms.

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_MG_8535_PaulPaul Flegg

Paul has over 15 years’ experience in the information system management business. As the manager of our Stewardship Reporting Services he is responsible for all aspects of the stewards, compliance, data review, and financial key performance indicators. Paul has designed and implemented producer data reporting and compliance systems for various waste streams including mixed material, waste electronics and electrical equipment, in four different provinces, household hazardous waste and beverage containers. In conjunction with some of these programs, he has designed waste tracking systems for compliance schemes.

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_MG_8438_KarenKaren Schwarz

Karen is a Consultant within the Toronto office. Karen works extensively within the Stewardship Reporting team. Her 25 years of experience in the waste management industry includes working for government, non-profit and the consulting sector. She has a broad understanding of waste management principles, regulations and operations. Karen also has extensive experience in supervisory management and business administrative practices.

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ChristaRust-thChrista Rust

Christa is the Program Manager for CBCRA Recycle Everywhere Program in Manitoba and she specializes in strategic planning and business case development, policy analysis and risk assessment, post-consumer recovery program development and implementation, stakeholder engagement, product stewardship program management.  Christa has worked on projects to assess the impact on local environments due to habitat and climate change, bringing together stakeholders with different interests and working towards showing the benefits for each group to ensure a mutually satisfactory outcome.

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AGurevich-thArielle Gurevich

Arielle is the Communications Manager within our Manitoba office and she is responsible for developing and leading the communications plan for the province’s CBCRA Recycle Everywhere Program.  With over ten years of experience in marketing and communications, Arielle specializes in public and media relations, social media planning and implementation, website development and management and developing editorial content for corporate publications. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba, Asper School of Business with a double majoring in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

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Riley Martin

Riley is an Associate with Reclay StewardEdge and the Communications Coordinator for CBCRA Recycle Everywhere program in Manitoba. He is responsible for creating content for Recycle Everywhere’s social media accounts and engaging with its thousands of followers, as well as assisting the Communications Manager with the development of CBCRA’s communications plan. He brings years of media experience to the team, which he uses to create exciting and innovative content for many different mediums. Riley is a graduate from Red River College’s Creative Communications program with a focus in media production.

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Melissa Dorota

Melissa is a Senior Outreach Coordinator for the CBCRA Recycle Everywhere Program in Manitoba.  She specializes in product stewardship and recovery programs, stakeholder engagement, policy analysis and risk assessment, recovery system analysis and evaluation of facilities, waste audit project planning and aboriginal policy and traditional knowledge.  Melissa has a number of years of professional experience, and a vast understanding of the environmental sector and has consulted at both the private and public level. She has completed both a BA in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Winnipeg.

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Jaclyn DiduckJaclyn Diduck

Jaclyn is the Senior Logistics and Schools Coordinator for the CBCRA Recycle Everywhere Program in Manitoba. Jaclyn specializes in event management, stakeholder engagement, design and implementation of research projects, workshops and qualitative research design and analysis in addition to school programs.  With interests in learning and environmental education, Jaclyn’s background allows her to bring a focus on sustainability issues and natural resources management to the team. She graduated with a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Winnipeg and a Master of Natural Resources Management from the University of Manitoba.

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Justine Spearman

Justine is the Data & Outreach Coordinator for the CBCRA Recycle Everywhere Program in Manitoba. 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 and 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

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Kayla Orten-Lederhouse

Kayla is an Outreach Coordinator for CBCRA and its Recycle Everywhere program in Manitoba. Kayla’s passion for promoting sustainable living combined with her educational background makes her a strong asset to the Recycle Everywhere team where she coordinates waste audits, outreach and data gathering. Key areas of strength include data analysis, project planning, and stakeholder engagement.

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Georgia Exell

Georgia is the Street Team Lead for CBCRA and its Recycle Everywhere in Manitoba. Georgia has a background working in environmental consulting and education, and brings her passion for sustainability to the role. She coordinates and manages the Recycle Everywhere Street Team, which travels to hundreds of events every year promoting and facilitating recycling. Georgia’s key strengths include client communication, event coordination, management and organization of staff and event logistics.

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Juliet Rainy-Brown

Juliet is an Accounting Clerk for the RSE Toronto office.  She originates from Scotland, UK and brings several years’ experience as a Bookkeeper and Executive Assistant from various industries including pharmaceutical, consulting, non-profit and 10 yrs in local government, Scotland.  She attended Inverness University of the Highlands and Islands and studied Office Administration and Management.

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