Board of Directors Election 2022

In November 2022, Recycle Colorado members voted to elect five candidates to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term (2023-2026). We are delighted to welcome to following new board members onto the Recycle Colorado Board. We are excited to continue to work towards our goals and mission in 2023 with the support of our board! 

Thank you to our board members who are rolling off the board this year. We appreciate your commitment over the past few years!

  • Tim Broderick, Boulder County
  • Tim Dailey, Waste-Not Recycling
  • Randy Moorman, Eco-Cycle
  • Tom Sisnroy, Molson Coors
  • Emily Wilson, Greensheen Paint

Meet your New Board of Directors

BOD QuestionsBoard of Director Candidates Introductions & Questions

Watch the candidate introductions and question portion from the Annual Meeting.


Samantha BaileySamantha Bailey

City of Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs

Samantha Bailey has worked in environmental government for over 12 years, specializing in environmental health ensuring that everyone has access to clean air, food and water. As the Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Colorado Springs, she has laid a foundation for both city operations and communities by developing a city wide sustainability action plan. She also is working towards replicating Denver’s Love My Air program by installing air monitors on our smart streetlights, and she was just awarded $350,000 from the State of Colorado to conduct a waste and recycling assessment. Before the City of Colorado Springs, Samantha worked for Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments as an environmental specialist managing air quality regulations with transportation planning, along with permit monitoring for wastewater development. Samantha has her degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Environmental Science, and is expected to graduate with her master’s in Applied Geography from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs in 2023. She is also certified in project management, Lean Six Sigma, and a USGBC Green Associate.

Samantha is unable to join us at the Annual Meeting, but has included a short introductory video to get to know her better:

Jenifer FreemanJenifer Freeman 

Swire Coca-Cola

Jenifer Freeman is the Director of Public Relations, Government Affairs and Sustainability for Swire Coca-Cola, USA in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska and Wyoming. She is responsible for managing external relationships and issues with government officials, third party stakeholders, industry organizations and community partners. In addition, Jenifer develops programs to address critical issues, such as recycling, water, workforce development and women’s empowerment with partners, customers and government officials and agencies. Her role is essential in reputational advancement of the Swire Coca-Cola brand in the public arena. Jenifer holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree from the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies. Prior to Swire Coca-Cola, Jenifer served as the VP of State Government Affairs for UnitedHealth Group, Principal at Parquet Public Affairs and Deputy Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association. Throughout her career, she has supported various local and state political campaigns in a consulting and advisory capacity. She serves on the Advisory Board for A Precious Child, as Co -Vice-President of the Board of Directors for Recycle Colorado, Advisory Board of the USO in Colorado & Wyoming, and the Colorado Restaurant Association Foundation Board. She is a proud mom and citizen of Erie, Colorado.

Mellik GortonMellik Gorton

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

Mellik believes a waste-free Colorado is possible in his lifetime and Recycle Colorado as the vehicle to get there. His time as a leader in the Recycle Colorado policy committee and his current role as the Paint Stewardship and Recycling Specialist for CDPHE, has given him first-hand insight on how collaboration across industry sectors can greatly impact the longevity and success of waste diversion policy and initiatives.

Mellik has also spent a number of years with the City & County of Denver, involving himself in a vast array of projects; including modernizing, developing and maintaining Denver’s waste hauler license program, overseeing solid waste operations, and implementing the outreach campaigns, such as, Skip the Stuff. Having worked jobs at the federal, local and now state level, Mellik understands the inner workings of government, their interactions with the private industry, as well as the relationships among each other. 

It is a forefront issue to Mellik, the way in which waste management continues to burden vulnerable communities. In order for Colorado to reach its waste goals, it must centralize these voices to bring circular, safe, equitable and accessible waste solutions to all Coloradans. Aside from being immersed in the world of waste, he can be found writing and playing music, riding his bike around town, and getting to the mountains when time allows.

Julie MachJulie Mach

Elements Mountain Compost

Julie Mach is the owner and founder of Elements Mountain Compost in Salida, CO and has been working on rural organic waste diversion since 2014.  She is a Certified Compost Operations Manager as accredited by the U.S. Composting Council and is the financial liaison for the Colorado Compost Council.  Julie has worked in environmental conservation since 2009, most recently serving as the Chief Conservation Officer for the Colorado Mountain Club.  She holds a Bachelors of Science from Allegheny College and, when not composting, can be found exploring the backcountry by bike or skis.

Brandy MoeBrandy Moe

GreenSheen Paint

Brandy Moe became an enthusiastic member of Recycle Colorado after going back to grad school, later in life, to join the army of folks that have their masters in Environmental Policy and Management from University College at DU. After spending her former years as a social worker, Brandy was ready to dive head first into her greatest passion – sustainability and waste diversion. Brandy has worked as the Sourcing Manager for Momentum Recycling, the Colorado Program Coordinator for PaintCare and has recently joined the team at GreenSheen – Colorado’s largest paint recycler.

During her time with Recycle Colorado, Brandy has served as the vice chair and co-chair of the Policy Committee for several wonderful years. She has been the Board Chair for the Western Slope Council and served on the RC Board of Directors for three years. After taking one year off from serving on the Board, Brandy is very excited to be considered for a board seat in 2023. Her life just doesn’t feel complete without being a part of this team.

In her downtime, Brandy enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, traveling and supporting her husband as he tends to the garden. She is a Virgo, a community organizer and a huge nerd.

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