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Rene Eyerly

Environmental Services Manager

Rene is a recent transplant to Santa Barbara from City of San Jose, where she managed their Sustainability and Environmental Compliance Division. She has over 20 years of experience overseeing solid waste, water quality, and sustainability programs in the public and private sector. A biologist by training with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina (the other USC), Rene also has a Master’s in Environmental Policy and Management from Yale University.

Rene is an avid hiker, equestrian, animal rescuer, and cook.


Lorraine Cruz-Carpenter

Looking Good Santa Barbara

Environmental Services Specialist II

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

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 a nonprofit organization that creates science education videos for kids.

Sue Sadler

Code Enforcement

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.


Dustin Merback

Environmental Services Specialist II

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 II

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.

Hillary Allen

Recycling Educator

Hillary is a Santa Barbara native who has been with the City since 2005. She started in the City Administrator’s Office, but eventually moved over to Environmental Services because she loved their mission to reduce waste in the City. Hillary does a little bit of everything in the office, from customer service to foodscraps trainings; but whatever she is working on, her goal is to provide exemplary customer service while doing it. She earned a BA in Art History from UCSB (including schooling in Florence, Italy) and spent some time travelling before settling back in Santa Barbara.  

Hillary enjoys going to concerts and having outdoor adventures with her family.  

Daniela Rosales

Recycling Educator

Daniela's role is to assist in the development, implementation and coordination of integrated solid waste management programs. She works with businesses, schools, and residential customers to increase participation in recycling and Foodscraps programs. Daniela joined the division in 2017 after earning a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara. During her time at UCSB, Daniela interned for City Trash & Recycling and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. As a fluent Spanish speaker, Daniela offers bilingual assistance.  

Daniela loves to travel, dance, and go to concerts.  

Brendan Mohun

Administrative Specialist

Brendan joined Environmental Services in 2017 after having previously worked for the Public Works Department with Water Conservation and Water Resources. His role is to provide support to the City Trash & Recycling team in a majority of ways such as organizing meetings, processing invoices, ordering supplies, assisting on projects, and providing customer service. Brendan grew up in Mammoth Lakes, but moved to Santa Barbara upon finishing high school where he attended Santa Barbara City College before transferring to UCSB where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English.

Brendan enjoys going to concerts, sporting events, and movies as well as relaxing with friends and family.

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2020
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