Sarah is the founder of the City of Orem’s Natural Resources Stewardship Committee. In her role with the City, she serves on Utah Valley University’s Sustainability Committee, the Utah Valley Clean Air Task Force, and the Orem Bicycle Coalition. Other related affiliations include the EAT Coalition of Utah County as co-director of Feast Utah and as founder of Free SWAP—Sharing We All Prosper.
Morgan has long been passionate about recycling outreach and education efforts, her current focus is on finding a solution for food waste in Utah as the sustainability manger for Wasatch Resource Recovery. She was recently named as one of Waste360’s 40 Under 40. Her interest in waste management began during her time spent in Sub-Saharan Africa where she founded Recycling for Hope—the first recycling initiative in Northern Uganda.
Andree' Walker Bravo
Andree’ Walker Bravo worked in the Environmental Education field for more than 15 years, first with USU Water Quality Extension and then with the Utah Society for Environmental Education. She is currently the urban director for USU Extension in Salt Lake County. Andree’ enjoys spending time with her fantastic husband (also a recycling advocate and employee of Momentum Recycling), their four kids, and their mini “farm” in Tooele.
Ayrel moved to SLC in 2012 and joined the U’s Sustainability Office. She manages multiple campus programs, including waste-diversion initiatives such as U Recycle Day, the residence hall moveout donation drive, and the RecycBike Brigade, where volunteers use cargo bikes to collect recyclables from tailgaters. Prior to moving to Utah, she spent a year in India working on a project that incorporated waste pickers into door-to-door collection services.
Chance Thompson is the Senior Manager, Sustainability and Public Relations for SMG at the Salt Palace Convention Center and Mountain America Exposition Center. He is also the current Committee Chair for the EIC Sustainable Event Standards, guiding the rollout of the new APEX/ASTM Sustainable Event Standards. Chance currently lives in Park City, with his wife (Ryan), dog, and cat. He is a self-proclaimed outdoor fanatic, enjoying backpacking, skiing and mountain biking in his spare time.
Previously having worked for SLCo’s Recycling Outreach team, David now serves as SLC’s Permits Coordinator for the Waste and Recycling Division, aiming to divert recyclable waste from landfills by working cooperatively with businesses, apartments, C&D teams, and event planners. His background also includes wilderness-based environmental ed., work on Capitol Hill in DC and in solar development in NC, and a degree in Environmental Studies from Davidson College.
Emma is passionate about protecting the environment and doing her part to support the creation of a more sustainable future. In her current role at Utah Food Services, she oversees marketing operations and works with the Salt Palace Green Team Committee to advocate for sustainable event solutions. Her knack for creative problem solving was mentioned in Forbes and acts as a catalyst for her role at Twistlab Marketing where she helps small business owners strategize maximum impact utilizing minimal resources.
Frances Bernards has worked for over 25 years as an environmental consultant and Environmental Scientist for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. As a previous board member for the Intermountain Sustainability Summit and Great Salt Lake Resource Conservation & Development Council, Frances enjoys using her knowledge and experience to create practical, sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. Frances and her husband strive for a more sustainable lifestyle and love to chat about the new(ish) addition to their home in Millcreek: solar panels!
Janaki is passionate about living in a more sustainable society. Working as the collections’ registrar at the Natural History Museum of Utah, she is empowered by the idea that we are part of the natural world and responsible for ensuring good stewardship of the environment for future generations. Janaki came to the URA board after completing the SL Master Recycling program and volunteering for CHaRM events.
Jen Farrell leads the waste diversion programs and the Education and Outreach team for SLC’s Waste and Recycling Division, working with residents and those who do business in the city on recycling and waste diversion practices. She also directs the Master Recycler program (slcmasterrecycler.com), providing in-depth training for those looking to make sustainable changes regarding waste in their communities.
Turner C. Bitton
A native Utahn, Turner is recognized as a leader and serves on the board of directors of over a dozen nonprofit organizations as well as in appointed positions in local and state government. Turner has a certificate in public policy design from the Harvard Kennedy School and attended Arizona State University for a BS in Political Science. An unapologetic conversationalist, it is likely you’ll strike up a conversation with him that will last too long and make you late for your next appointment.