Founder / President

Dave has been involved in the North American environmental industry for over twenty six years, with an emphasis on solid waste management.  With eight years government employment experience in the Provincial (Ontario) and municipal (Markham) sector as well as almost ten years in the corporate (The Clorox Company (GLAD) Ltd.) in regulatory and government affairs, he is able to assess opportunities and constraints from both sides of the table with a balance understanding of public / private policy.  He possesses a solid understanding regarding the technicalities of solid waste along with the socio-behavioural considerations of the general audience and stakeholders.  Dave’s extensive project management experience and hands on involvement in developing and implementing residential and corporate sustainability and EPR / IPR stewardship compliance obligations have proven invaluable.  Dave received a BA in Environmental Studies (1988) from Trent University.

 

As Director of Strategic Relations, Aileen MacMillan has assisted with client / customer collaboration in the areas of municipal (residential) source separated organic  - food (SSO -F)  waste diversion and municipal  e-waste waste diversion.
Aileen interacted directly with municipal representatives, community representatives, and key stakeholders with a vested interest in waste diversion. She managed the U.S. portion of research into best practices in municipal food waste diversion, with outreach to over 5800 municipal jurisdictions.
With over ten years of experience conducting research and consolidating results, Aileen is able to quickly gather and present research results effectively.  
Aileen is completing the last year of her Geography and Environmental Honors Degree and she holds a Certificate in Environmental Health. Her current volunteer projects are in the area of food security.

 

Michelle has worked with VisionQuest Environmental Strategies in the capacity of Research Lead since January 2011.  Key functions include providing strategic support to clients pertaining to the implementation of environmental (solid waste) programs.

Being fluently bilingual, Michelle interacts extensively with government (municipal) and private sector contacts across Quebec, while assessing existing and future waste management diversion programs and client interaction opportunities.

Michelle maintains an extensive CRM database, providing continuous seamless interaction with an extensive network of professional contacts in the North American solid waste industy.

Michelle Fairbrother is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo, in her final year of the Honours Environment and Resource Studies Co-op Program, with a minor in French. Her education experience has attributed to knowledge in many environmental facets which include field experience, research and analysis, as well as social impacts of modern environmental issues. Professionally, Michelle has had experience in the environmental field as an environmental officer within the public sector, as well as an environmental educator for children and teens. 

She has continued to contribute to Canadian and American research elements regarding new and developing waste management programs at the residential level.

 

Fostering relationships and developing resource networks have been fundamental aspects of Lucy's career through various roles in the construction, health, employment and not-for-profit sectors. She gained an in-depth understanding of waste and recycling issues (that's a nice way of saying she's been up to her elbows in garbage), working for the Recycling Council of Ontario. Since 2011 she has contributed her knowledge of stewardship and extended producer responsibility (EPR) requirements to various clients on behalf of VisionQuest Environmental. Lucy takes pride in discharging her obligations in a changing legislative landscape with accuracy and discretion. Her super-hero alter ego is "Queen of Google"... if it's out there, she will find it and will navigate clients to solutions via the most direct possible route. When she's not trying to save the world, Lucy can be found hiding from it behind a tub of popcorn in movie theatres around the GTA.