The Environment Now team is made up of San Franciscans from a wide range of backgrounds, with a variety of work and life experiences, all sharing a passion for protecting the environment. Learn more about our staff below.
Dean started with Environment Now in February 2016. He worked as a technical customer service representative in a retail store for years. He graduated from City College of San Francisco, and he currently participates in many different projects such as Zero Waste Commercial, Green Apartments, and Safe Routes to School. In the future he would like to become an Environmental Specialist.
Jack joined the Environment Now program in October 2013. Prior to that Jack worked as a Public Service Trainee at the San Francisco Human Service Agency. Jack has participated in many different projects such as Green Apartments, Zero Waste Commercial, and the Chinatown Campaign. In the future, he would like to continue his career in the environmental field.
Jian’s employment at the Department of the Environment began in October 2014. Previous to this job, he was a territory manager at US Foodservices Company. Currently, Jian works on many different projects such as residential and commercial zero waste, safe medicine disposal, and healthy homes. In the future, he wants to continue his career in the environmental field and finish his degree in project management.
Marc joined the Environment Now program in the February 2016. Prior to that Marc worked as a Cargo Check-In Agent at American Airlines and was also interning at the Hall of Justice and Juvenile Justice Center. Marc works on many different projects such as Green Apartments, Commercial Zero Waste, and Safe Routes to School. In the future he wants to be a Juvenile Case Manager to help troubled youth get back on the right track.
Penelope came to Environment Now in October of 2013, after working for the San Francisco Maritime Historical National Park as a store manager and event planner for over 6 years. She has worked on projects such as the Checkout Bag Ordinance, the Textiles Initiative, Zero Waste Commercial, Zero Waste Residential, and the Healthy Nail Salon Program. Her goal is to continue working with the public and assisting communities throughout the city while going back to school to finish her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
Prince has been a part of the Environment Now team since October 2013. Prior to that he worked at the San Francisco Conservation Corps educating the public about zero waste and sorting their refuse into the correct bins at public events. He was then referred to the Department of Environment where he plans to expand his knowledge about zero waste and learn everything he is able to learn about the environment. Prince hopes to use those skills to land a career with a waste management company or pursue an apprenticeship in landscaping so that he can continue to do his part in helping our environment.
Roy joined the Environment Now team in February of 2016. Prior to joining San Francisco’s Department of the Environment, he worked as a retail sales specialist for many years. He currently is working on projects such as Commercial Zero Waste, Safe Routes to School, and Green Apartments. In the future, he wants to continue his career in the environmental field and pursue a degree in Environmental Science or Business Management.
Sergey started with Environment Now in October of 2013. He has a master’s degree in engineering from the Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications in Kazakhstan. He has worked for many years as an engineer in both the water treatment and the renewable energy sector. He now works on Zero Waste Commercial, Green Apartments, and Zero Waste Residential. In the future he wants to be a professional environmental specialist for solving energy efficient problems and also developing renewable technology.