Prior to founding Net Zero Waste Inc., Mateo Ocejo spent 10 years working in the environmental industry, most recently with AECOM (formerly known as Earth Tech Canada).
During that time, Mateo has provided a wide range of clients with guidance and support with the design and implementation of cost effective environmentally sustainable and publicly accepted diversion strategies. A specific focus has been placed on compost program structure and in-vessel facility design.
Mr. Jaye-Jay Berggren
Director and Operator
Jaye-Jay is a member of the Certified Organic Association of British Columbia (COABC) and currently owns and operates a small Certified Organic farm in the Sea to Sky corridor. Jaye-Jay sits on the S.L.R.D. Area C: Agricultural Advisory Committee and has committed to sustainable agriculture in the region.
He has completed a Compost Facility Operators course at the Washington State University in Puyallup, W.A. and has extensive experience in working with local First Nations. He has established many positive, long lasting relationships within the local communities and will continue to work towards additional positive long term relationships in the corridor. Jaye-Jay has been working with Net Zero Waste since 2009 and has been directly involved in the startup and operations at a similar Gore Cover compost facility in Sechelt, B.C.
Dirk is the operational liaison for Net Zero Waste’s various composting facilities in BC. Dirk’s extensive background in agriculture has led to the development of some exciting special projects for Net Zero Waste. Currently he is leading a pilot project to utilize the waste heat and Co2 from the composting operation to enrich a greenhouse growing environment. In addition, Dirk did a microgreen growing project for Sea to Sky Soils, a Net Zero Waste project, in Pemberton BC. Sea to Sky Soils now not only collects the food waste from its restaurant clients but also delivers fresh trays of microgreens grown in the soil that food waste makes. When not at work, Dirk is an avid gardener, outdoor enthusiast and sits on the board of directors for the Small Scale Food Processors Association (SSFPA).
Ross is a managing partner at Bishop & McKenzie. The heart of his practice is negotiating and documenting business transactions, as well as offering insight and advice into corporate reorganizations and business structures.
Attentive to detail and with focused methods for problem-solving, Ross is skilled at helping businesses build and grow. His clients include banks, other commercial lenders, corporations, institutions and individuals. Ross provides leadership as well as legal and business advice on the development and growth of Net Zero Waste as it pursues new ventures within the solid waste industry.
Doug has vast operational experience with all primary equipment required for both green waste processing, organics management and composting. He has business as a facility owner operator and brings environmental clean-up experience to our team.
He is the lead operator at the Net Zero Waste Abbotsford Facility and provides operational support to other facilities in the region.