Board Members

David Johnston

PRESIDENT

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.

Karlee Siepierski
VICE-PRESIDENT

Karlee is the Corporate Sustainability Manager for Swire Coca-Cola, USA where she works to implement their sustainable development strategy. She is committed to finding sustainable business solutions that benefit both the environment and consumers. Karlee received her Masters degree in Natural Resources from Virginia Tech. She is passionate about creating a more sustainable future to preserve Utah’s natural beauty for generations to come.

Kiley Morgan
TREASURER

Kiley is deeply committed to URA’s vision for a zero-waste future for Utah, and is inspired every day by the wonders of the natural world. She became involved at URA as a presenter for the Master Recycling program, and as a volunteer organizer for a Fix-It Clinic. She currently works as a fundraising manager at the Natural History Museum of Utah and serves on the Museum’s Green Team to advance sustainable initiatives and educate staff, volunteers, and visitors about the importance and impact of making environmentally-conscious choices.

Deven Patten
Secretary

Deven Patten is the Director of Sustainability at YoungLiving Essential Oils working to expand their mission of stewardship and sustainability. As a native Utahn, Deven is passionate about helping educate his peers on the necessity of reducing wasteful consumption and doing more with our precious, limited resources.  Deven works at YoungLiving developing programs that educate and empower Young Livings’ employees and consumers that aid and inspire them to be stewards of the Earth.  Most recently, Deven has been working closely with colleagues at several other large organizations establishing the Utah Sustainable Business Coalition, combining forces with these groups to create greater impact in Utah.  Deven holds a Masters of Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University. 

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Mercedes Anto

Bio coming soon!

Jill Fletcher

At a young age Jill recognized a love for the environment and all things outdoors.   Jill is the Community Education Outreach Coordinator for the Trans-Jordan Landfill.  Her focus of education is on waste reduction and correct recycling principals.  Jill has a degree in Environmental Studies and is USEE Certified.  In addition to her 10 years’ experience in the waste and recycling industry Jill is excited to serve as the Environmental Coordinator for the Utah Arts Festival.  Jill and her husband live with their three children in Cottonwood Heights.  They enjoy the beautiful outdoor landscape Utah has to offer, various sports, and any chance they get to cheer on their kids. 

Lydia Keenan

Lydia Keenan has been passionate about sustainability and zero waste since a young age, and has pursued both education and career paths with this focus. She graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Environmental Science, as well as a minor in Spanish and Geography. She has worked with the Alta Environmental Center, SLCo Landfill, Utah Geological Survey, and has been with Wasatch Resource Recover for the past two years, working to divert food waste from the landfill and convert it to renewable energy. Lydia enjoys hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and skiing on our fabulous public lands in Utah with her fiancée Andrew and dog Bluff. Working with URA, especially focusing on policy work, is a dream come true and she cannot wait to see what great things lie ahead for zero waste in Utah!

WALKER-BRAVO

Andree' Walker Bravo
Past President

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.