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Our Approach

Mission

The mission of the Maine Resource Recovery Association is to assist the Maine community with
implementing professional solid waste management systems that are environmentally and economically
sustainable.

Our Goal

To promote sustainable materials management in Maine by providing
educational programs, materials brokering services, and planning tools to municipal and business
managers and to solid waste professionals.

Meet the Team

Office Staff

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Victor Horton

Executive Director

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Victor has worked for MRRA for over 18 years and, as it's Director for the past 15 years. He runs the Office and is Focused on Marketing Recyclables for MRRA Members. Including getting prices from markets, setting up transportation, tracking weights, Billing end users, and making payments to towns.

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Jessica Haviland

Assistant Director

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Jessica is new to the Recycling/Solid Waste industry.  She comes to us with a background of 20+ years in Musical Theatre, 9 years in the Healthcare industry, and 3 years in Retail Management.  She is excited to learn new things and see what we can all learn from each other.

Board of Directors

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Vanessa Berry

Board Member

Vanessa Berry (she/her) holds a master’s degree in Sustainability Science from Unity College, and a bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Maine at Farmington. Perfectly blending her background in education and environmental sustainability in solid waste management, she serves as the Sustainable Maine Outreach Coordinator for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, where she builds relationships with waste professionals, educators, community organizations, and groups across the state to reduce waste and support Maine’s solid waste hierarchy through grants, education, and local and statewide policies. She joined the MRRA Board in October 2021 and currently serves on the Education Committee.

 

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George Buswell

Board Member

George works for the Penobscot County Commissioners as the Deputy Director of the Unorganized Territory Administration. As a result, he is becoming more involved in the Solid waste and recycling issues in Penobscot county. They are hoping to find ways they can help towns to reach their goals and not sky rocket their MSW budgets. George has been in the industry for over 25 years and also serves on the Board of the Central Penobscot Solid Waste Facility.

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Curtis Dimock

Board Member

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Eric Dyer

Board Member

Eric is the Town Manager of Readfield and Manager of the regional Readfield Transfer Station.  He has served in a wide variety of municipal leadership roles for over 10 years.  Eric obtained his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California at Irvine and his undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Economics and Policy from the University of Maine at Orono.  Eric has had the unique experience of managing two separate Maine island towns (Chebeague Island and the Cranberry Isles) and believes the perspective of working with solid waste and recycling in this environment is valuable when addressing needs on the mainland and more broadly on the big island we call Earth.

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Alexandria Kane

Board Member

Alex joined ecomaine in February 2022. Alex originally became interested in sustainability and environmentalism in high school when she joined the “ECOS Club” that focused on recycling in her school. Since then, she received her A.A.S. in Horticulture from Southern Maine Community College, then her B.A. in Environmental Science Planning & Policy from the University of Southern Maine, where she was a part of the KAO of Environmental Discipline. Global sustainability and native species protection served as her favorite subjects. Alex has interned at the Maine Audubon where education stuck out to her as an immediate interest in her work. Alex’s passion lies in sustainable everyday practices and venturing out into the Maine woods.

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Trampas King

Board Member

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Debbie Saber

Board Member

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Jim Guerra

Ex-Officio Board Member

Trampas is the Town Manager of Dexter. Prior to this role in his community he was employed as Superintendent of Mid Maine Solid Waste Association for 13 years. During his tenure at MMSWA he oversaw the operation of the facility and its one million dollar budget. He kept the facility in compliance with all local, state, federal regulations and managed the daily operations serving seven area communities. Trampas holds his associates degree in business management  from Eastern Maine Community College.

Debbie has been an Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Maine for six years. In 2016, she joined the Materials Management Research Group at The University of Maine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainable Solutions as a healthcare industry expert working on projects and research aimed at environmental sustainability issues. Specifically, her research focuses on the use and disposal of personal protective equipment and environmentally friendly solutions for personal protective equipment gowns. She is happy to serve on the Board to bring her healthcare industry expertise to the organization, assist in the promotion of waste reduction and environmental sustainability efforts, and continue to learn about sustainable recovery and materials management within the state of Maine.

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