The Board of Directors is made up of passionate volunteers who work in all areas of composting. Please take a moment to learn about them and reach out if you have any questions.
To learn more about the NCCC Board Roles and Responsibilities, please view this document.
Jim is the President and CEO of Earth Farms Soil and Compost in Dallas, NC, established 2005. Jim participated in the “Compost Stakeholder Steering Committee for Stormwater Management”. He currently sits on the NCSTA Board and has been appointed by the Governor to sit on the North Carolina Onsite Waste Water Contractor Inspector Certification Board. Owner of Stanley Environmental Solutions Inc. Established 1969, Stanley installs commercial wastewater systems, pump and service restaurant grease traps, industrial waste and septic systems.
Jorge is the Organics Recycling Specialist at the NC DEQ state recycling program. He expands the organics recycling infrastructure in the state through technical and financial assistance to composting facilities, haulers, compost users, and organic waste generators and other processors. His prior experience is a blend of solid waste engineering, international sustainable development, and community building. Jorge is an Engineer-in-Training and holds a BS in environmental engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Master’s in biological & agricultural engineering from NC State University.
Lyndell Pate is President of N40 Compost, LLC, a company that provides state-of-the-art equipment solutions to composters throughout the U.S. His company provides equipment sales and technical support for Backhus (a German windrow turner), Backers (a German star-screen manufacturer), Terra Select (a German trommel screen manufacturer), Seiko (an Italian chopper/mixer company), and Span-Tech (an American maker of fabric structures). Lyndell has 9 years experience in compost equipment management.
Karl has been activity involved in the composting and waste reduction sector since 1994. He is currently the Director of Prota Culture, LLC a Hawaii-based company specializing in bioconversion technologies and teaches workshops on Black Soldier Fly cultivation to help small farmers reduce their chicken and fish feed expenses while additionally diverting food waste from landfills. Karl manages all aspects of manufacturing, distribution and sales out of the North Carolina office. He is an avid gardener and holds degrees from University of California, Irvine and University of Southern California.
As the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Sustainability Captain, Kat works with students, faculty and staff to decrease the “talonprint” as a university and as individuals through education, programming and implementing practices. In the past two years, she has worked on UNCW’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Sustainability Action Plan, and drafting policies that reduce the carbon output. Working with the Coastal Composting Council, she coordinated efforts between UNCW, Cape Fear Community College and New Hanover County to apply for a demonstration permit for a large-scale composting facility. Outside of the university, Kat works closely with the Plastic Ocean Project, Surfrider, Feast Down East, Audubon and other environmentally focused organizations.
Brian brings more than 25 years of experience in waste reduction, recycling and composting. His career started in grassroots recycling, instituting the local recycling drop off center in his community. Brian owned a successful company, consulting and selling compost equipment. Recently, he retired after 11 years with NC Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR, now NC Department of Environmental Quality, NCDEQ) as the “Organics Recycling Specialist”. While with NCDENR, Brian provided technical assistance to businesses and communities with a focus of food waste diversion from the landfill; including education, collection, processing and regulatory issues. Additionally, over the last decade as owner of BE New Organic World, Brian has delivered organics waste solutions to urban and agricultural clients globally. He is now focused on “The Wormery”, manufacturing certified organic worm castings for the local farm and garden industry.
Former Board Members
Rhonda Sherman, NCSU
NCCC Co-Founder and most recent Past President
Frank Franciosi, US Composting Council
NCCC Co-Founder, Past President and Treasurer
Amy Brooks, Brooks Contractor
NCCC Past President
NCCC Past Board Member
Eric Wallace, Wallace Farm Soil Products
NCCC Past Board Member
John Janes, Caterpillar
NCCC Past Board Member