Meet Our Zero Waste Team

Megan Meder

Kyle LaRue

Zero Waste Programs Manager

Kyle joined CCNB’s Recycling Program as an Assistant Supervisor in 2016 and quickly gained a vast amount of experience in youth development, conflict resolution, compliance management, and the complex and ever-evolving recycling industry. After his tenures as the Assistant Supervisor, Supervisor, and then lead Lead Supervisor he was promoted to the position of Recycling Program Coordinator. In this role, Kyle ensured the efficiency and quality of the program’s operations, corpsmember development, data tracking, and collaborations with partner agencies. Currently, as the Zero Waste Programs Manager, Kyle oversees all of the Programs operations, development, material compliance, grant reporting, and advancement of CCNB’s Zero Waste Events and Projects Portfolio.

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Brandon Benton

Senior Coordinator, Zero Waste Programs

Brandon first joined CCNB in 2009 as a Natural Resources Crew corpsmember. After completing the program term, he left the Corps to enter in the work world and attend the Santa Rosa Junior College. Brandon rejoined CCNB in a staff role as a driver for the recycling department in 2012, and then grew into the position of Crew Supervisor for the Recycling Program. One of Brandon’s favorite parts about working with CCNB is the opportunity to pay his experience forward by assisting youth reach their career and educational goals.

In his current role as Senior Zero Waste Coordinator, Brandon oversees the day-to-day projects and operations of the program, along with various aspects of grant management and reporting, state compliance requirements, and youth development for corpsmembers. He is also key in assisting with the advancement of  the program by helping to identify new avenues of growth and opportunities to serve the community.


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Mike Anderson, Sonoma Zero Waste Lead Supervisor

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Juan Hurtado, Marin Zero Waste Program Supervisor

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Benny Thirakoun, Sonoma Zero Waste Events Supervisor

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Nicholas Deleissegues, Marin Zero Waste Program Supervisor

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Matt Simmons, Marin Zero Waste Lead Events Supervisor

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Nickolas Gambonini, Sonoma Zero Waste Program Supervisor

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Jimmie Thornton, Marin Zero Waste Lead Supervisor

Conservation Corps North Bay is the oldest local nonprofit youth conservation corps in the country. Serving Marin and Sonoma Counties since 1982, CCNB has helped thousands of young people achieve their goals through education and job skills, while serving the environment and community.