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Speaker Biographies

Lily Cameron is passionate about living a minimal, zero-waste lifestyle and helping others do the same. She launched her store, Wild Minimalist, to make it easier for more people to switch to low-waste living, and shares tips and advice from her own family’s plastic-free journey on their blog, Instagram, and just-released book, Simply Sustainable.

Formerly the Director of Compliance & Customer Relations at Marin Sanitary Service, Kimberly Scheibly is now an independent consultant helping waste industry companies. She holds degrees from the University of California, Davis; University of San Francisco; and the University of California, San Francisco, and has certificates in Sustainable Practices from Dominican University and Management and Leadership from the California Refuse Recycling Council. She lives in San Rafael with her husband, daughter, son, and two cats. She likes to hike, read, travel, eat and watch soccer anywhere any time.

Garen Kazanjian is the Zero Waste Specialist at Recology Sonoma Marin that is responsible for the Marin County portions of their franchise: Novato and West Marin. He spends his time educating businesses on how to properly divert their waste and setting up commercial customers with compost and recycling service.  You might also find him tabling at a community event, presenting to students, or labeling bins and carts. Garen has a passion for politics and government, serving as a staff member in the California Legislature prior to working at Recology. This passion carries over into his current job, as he regularly attends Marin County Solid Waste JPA Local Task Force meetings, and serves on the Novato Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee.

Chrise de Tournay Birkhanh is an independent zero waste specialist, educator, and advocate. As chair of the City of Berkeley’s Zero Waste Commission, she designed and facilitated the public outreach and input-gathering efforts for the City’s landmark 2019 Single-Use Disposable Food Ware & Litter Reduction ordinance, resulting in key revision recommendations that were instrumental in securing a unanimous vote for passage. Her experience includes: instructor for Zero Waste USA’s certification program; project manager of marketing, education, & outreach efforts for California’s CARE carpet stewardship program; R3 stakeholder outreach team member for County of Marin’s proposed single-use foodware reduction ordinance; program manager, Dominican University’s Sustainable Business Practices certificate program, executive director, EcoMom Alliance NGO; aide to former County of Marin District 1 Supervisor (county-wide bag ban). Chrise is a creative professional with over 25 years in design and manufacturing of consumer products and marketing materials. She is a ZWUSA-certified Zero Waste Associate, and holds certificates in Sustainable Resources Management (San Jose State, CA) and Sustainable Business Practices (Dominican University, CA). She earned a BA from UC Berkeley.

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