Adam Watkins is the most senior equipment operator at the District. He has attended the Landfill Management Certification Class and passed his certification exam for technician level in August 2017. Adam operates at all three of the District’s facilities and supports the training of new operators.
Brandon Bertwell is the recycle center equipment operator. He began working at the center as a volunteer when he was fifteen years old when it was operated by the Canyonlands Community Recycling. He is now an employee of the District working predominantly in the recycle center and periodically assists in equipment operations at the two landfills.
Advanced Equipment Operator: Mike Randall joined the Solid Waste District in April 2021 bringing a wealth of knowledge in construction and heavy equipment operation. Given Mike’s experience, he will primarily be supporting the operations at the Moab and Klondike Landfills.
Equipment Operator/Shop: Herman Herrera joined the District in December 2018 and is a master of many trades. Husband, father, grandfather, and “lover of life,” Herman comes from the quiet hollows of the New Mexico Rio Grand Valley and has been in Southeastern Utah since 2003. Herman is also a volunteer at KZMU and DJs a weekly show on Sundays from 3pm-5pm entitled Entre Las Piedras (“Between the Stones”).
Advanced Equipment Operator: Curtis Hill has worked in the local waste management industry for over twenty years and rejoined the District in April 2019. Along with his extensive experience in heavy equipment operations and maintenance, Curt comes to work every day consistently exhibiting a hard work ethic and positive attitude.
Gatehouse Attendant: Ricky Childs joined the District in August 2019 as the Moab Landfill Gatehouse Attendant and has quickly shown his exemplary degree of customer service. Ricky grew up in Salt Lake City and relocated to Moab in 1996. Ricky enjoys working with the public and meeting new people every day.
Master Mechanic: Brad Woodard joined the District in September 2019 with a wealth of experience consisting of more than 20 years in heavy equipment repair and maintenance. From nearby Monticello, Utah, Brad graduated from Universal Technical Institute and is also an accomplished welder and fabricator. Brad has worked for Caterpillar, Chevrolet, Komatsu, and recently came from the mining industry prior to joining our team.
District Staff and Board Members pose in front of our new Bomag 772 Refuse Compactor at the Klondike Landfill in February 2020. Pictured from left to right are (TOP) Kevin Fitzgerald, Keith Rosewaren, Evan Tyrrell, and Adam Watkins (BOTTOM) Mary McGann, Chris Scovill, Curt Hill, Sam Mealey, and Brad Woodard.