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Mateo Ocejo - Director

Mateo Ocejo - Director

Jaye-Jay Berggren - Director and Operator

Jaye-Jay Berggren - Director and Operator

Mateo Ocejo

Director

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 Gibbs

Dirk Gibbs

Dirk Gibbs

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 Kneteman

Ross Kneteman

Ross Kneteman

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 - Lead Operator

Doug - Lead Operator

Doug Livesey

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.