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Our Team

Lorraine Cruz-Carpenter

Looking Good Santa Barbara

lcruz_carpenter@santabarbaraca.gov

After 15 years at the City, Lorraine currently has two roles. As Environmental Specialist II, she oversees recycling in city facilities, zero-waste events, and illegal dumping and single-use bag issues. As Executive Coordinator for Looking Good Santa Barbara, Lorraine administers the Adopt-A-Block program, Spirit of Service Awards, and neighborhood clean-ups with over 6,000 volunteers to date. Previously, she permitted 125 annual events as Special Events Coordinator for the Parks and Recreation Department, and served on the 2002 Olympic Torch Run Committee.

Lorraine holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology from UCSB, has two small children, and loves golfing and spa visits.

 

Bryan Latchford

Public Outreach Coordinator

blatchford@santabarbaraca.gov

Bryan's role is to help the public understand how to fully utilize the modern solid waste services provided by the City. Bryan joined the Division in 2015, and brings a wealth of experience in marketing and communications for sustainability. He has an extensive background in developing content across multiple media and enjoys making trash & recycling interesting. Prior roles include working in environmental consulting, education, and varied branding, research, and advocacy freelance projects. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Earth Science from Cornell University, and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science & Management from UCSB’s Bren School. 

Bryan is a native New Yorker, loves the outdoors, and spends the rest of his time working on Smarty Pants, a nonprofit organization that creates science education videos for kids.

Sue Sadler

Code Enforcement

ssadler@santabarbaraca.gov

Sue has been with the City since 2004 as part-time Code Enforcement Officer, implementing the "Garbage and Refuse Collection and Disposal" ordinance of Santa Barbara's Municipal Code. This entails health and safety concerns such as overflowing trash containers caused by inadequate pickup service, illegal dumping, and educating residents and property owners about compliance. She also runs the City's bi-annual E-waste Community Collection and Recycling event. A 30-year local resident, Sue earned her BA in Kinesiology from Westmont College and is a licensed massage therapist.

She loves tropical scuba diving and paddles for a local outrigger canoe club.

 

 

Hillary Allen

Administrative Specialist

hallen@santabarbaraca.gov

This "Jill of all trades" can do anything from customer service to dumpster diving! Born and raised in Santa Barbara, she earned a BA in Art History from UCSB, including time in Florence, Italy. Before embarking on a trip around the world, Hillary managed several local, high-end stores, a law office, and a spa/salon. Home again, she settled in at the City of Santa Barbara Administrator's Office until transferring to Environmental Services. She enjoys working for our beautiful town, educating people about diversion, and having outdoor adventures with her family.

Hillary is a die-hard bicycle commuter - watch out for that Union Jack helmet!

 

Dustin Merback

Environmental Services Specialist

dmerback@santabarbaraca.gov

Dustin joined City Trash & Recycling in January 2014. He currently manages the division’s data, performs analysis, and is responsible for trash rates & billing. Dustin provides strategy and training support to the business outreach team. He also has experience working in water and land conservation and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science & Policy from CSU Long Beach, as well as his Master of Environmental Science & Management at UCSB’s Bren School.

Dustin enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, and playing board games.                     

 

Daniel Rowell

Environmental Services Specialist

ddrowell@santabarbaraca.gov

Daniel is a Santa Barbara local who joined the division in August of 2015 after graduating from UC Santa Barbara's Environmental Studies program. Daniel aims to implement, develop, and monitor modern waste management programs. He works closely with businesses and multi-unit residential customers to establish new services or enhance their existing recycling and foodscraps diversion programs. During his time at UC Santa Barbara, Daniel worked for City Trash & Recycling as a volunteer intern over two years, completing several noteworthy projects including the production of a foodscraps collection recruitment commercial and the implementation of our customer relations management platform, Salesforce.

Daniel has played soccer his whole life, and spent time playing for the UCSB Men’s Club Soccer team. He also loves to travel, alpine ski, and surf.


Last Updated: Feb 9, 2017