Teresa Bradley is the founder and CEO of Race to Zero Waste. She has over a decade of experience developing zero waste systems by implementing reuse, waste avoidance, composting, and recycling techniques for municipalities, special events, commercial businesses, and schools. She conducts waste audits, teaches educational workshops, and solidifies sponsorships and donations, including with Fortune 500 companies. Her projects have led events and institutions to significantly minimize waste streams, greatly increase composting of organic waste, save money through avoided landfill tip fees, and create green collar jobs. Ms. Bradley holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco and is TRUE Zero Waste certified.
Jeff Tuite is Director of Operations and has managed waste for large events with our team since 2012. He manages all aspects of event operations, including crew recruitment and supervision, partner support, resource conservation, and eco-friendly tear down. He is also one of the hardest workers you’ll ever meet!
Marria Evbuoma has served as Director of Communications for Race to Zero Waste since December 2018 and began as an Event Assistant in 2011. In her communications role, she networks with local organizations to recruit event assistants, volunteers, and sponsors and educates food vendors on compostable products and alternatives to plastics. She supervises Race to Zero Waste projects such as Love Dolores’ Eco Pop Up and the City of Napa’s 4th of July event. Previously, Marria served for three years as Outreach Coordinator for Purusha Seva Project, working with underserved populations in San Francisco. Ms. Evbuoma holds a B.A. in English Literature and studied advanced Spanish literature at Vancouver Language Center in Guadalajara, Mexico; she is fluent in Spanish.
Jeff Fialkowski became involved with zero waste in 2014 with the Pennsylvania Resources Council. Jeff has experience providing technical assistance to businesses and leading event greening. He joined our team in 2018 where he serves as the Program Manager for the Love Dolores Eco Pop Up project.