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Jay Price, Recycling Manager

Jay has been greening campus events since 2004, starting with zero-waste lunches as simple as pizza and soda where everything was consumed or recycled. He has coordinated events of 5000+ people and carried the trash away in one hand. He coordinates football game day recycling and all recycling and waste reduction activities. Email Jay at

Austin Reynolds, Zero Waste Coordinator

Austin started with UT Recycling in August of 2016. He majored in International Relations and French at Tufts University. He founded a farmers market while teaching English in France, and he also worked on a farm in East Tennessee before coming to UT. His main goals on campus are to increase composting and donations to food pantries while increasing awareness of the extent and impact of food waste on campus. Austin also serves on the Committee for the Campus Environment, working to write a Zero Waste Policy for the University of Tennessee. In his spare time, Austin likes to run trails, hike mountains, and climb rocks.

Gage Bradford, Information and Operations Coordinator

Gage started with UT Recycling in November of 2016. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors in Communication. Gage has a passion for environmental sustainability and looks forward to helping UT excel in that area. He also serves on the Committee for the Campus environment, focusing on transportation for the climate action plan. His hobbies include soccer, basketball, and reading.

Jasmine Stefansky, Outreach Coordinator

Jasmine started working with UT Recycling in December of 2016. She majored in hydro-geology at Central Michigan University. In the past she has worked in water quality testing to ensure safe surface water and drinkable ground water. At UT, she hopes to build a more cohesive relationship between students on campus and the department of recycling. She’s also very interested in hiking and dogs, and hopes to spend a lot of time in the Smokies. Her favorite color is green.

Brandt Tate, Social Media/Volunteer Outreach Coordinator

Brandt started working with UT Recycling in February of 2017. He is majoring in Environmental and Soil Sciences with a minor in Watershed here at UT. Brandt loves being involved with the community, campus, and world. He hopes to reach out to the students, faculty and staff at UT to educate them on the importance of recycling and the goals that we, here at UT Recycling, hope to achieve. Brandt loves being outdoors, painting, volunteering, dogs and traveling.

Cody Hudson, Request Coordinator

Cody started working with UT Recycling in January of 2016. He is majoring in Geology and Environmental Studies with a minor in Watershed. At UT Recycling, he is in charge of inputting requests and orchestrating their completion in a timely fashion. Other than recycling, he enjoys eating pizza, watching movies, and taking walks all with his Khaleesi (Rebecca) and fur baby (Grux).

Drew Donegan, Graphic Designer

Drew started working with UT Recycling at the beginning of August 2016. He is majoring in Architecture and is pursuing a minor in Industrial Design. At UT Recycling, he is in charge of graphic design for various projects.

Trent Williams, Compost Specialist

Bevin Hardy, Athletics Coordinator

Bevin started working with UT Recycling at the end of May 2017. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and is pursuing two minors in Anthropology and Sustainability. At UT Recycling, she is in charge of athletics outreach. She will be working on preseason preparation in order to achieve the goal of a zero waste game day! Other than recycling, Bevin loves cats and dreams of one day earning the title of “Cat Lady”!

Adam Barbian, Operations & Requests

Adam started at UT Recycling in February 2017. He is a junior here at UT majoring in Physics-Astronomy. He works in general operations in the warehouse and requests around campus. Other than recycling, Adam loves fried foods, loud music, and traveling.

Natalie Guffey, Special Events Coordinator

Natalie started working with UT Recycling in February of 2017. She is majoring in Social Work. At UT Recycling, she hopes to educate others on the importance of sustainable living. She intends on planning sustainable events and collaborating with campus groups to make as many events zero waste. Other than recycling, Natalie loves Spanish, plants, meditation, and dogs.

Garrett Woods, Information Specialist

Garret is an undergrad student and he analyzes and compiles data on recyclable materials collected on campus as well as works on special projects for the department. He has worked at UT Recycling since Fall 2016. He is from Cleveland, Tennessee.

Haleigh Theele, Residence Life Outreach Coordinator

Haleigh started in June of 2017 as a Outreach coordinator working with the on campus housing department. She is majoring in Human Resource Management with a collateral in Marketing. She strives to get people involved and make recycling a daily part of students lives on campus. Haleigh enjoys trying new things, cooking, and being outdoors. She loves dogs, food, and football.

Tony Hearon, Recycling Collection Driver/Compost Site Manager

David Brown, Recycling Collection Driver

Susan Shin, Facilities Outreach

Susan started working at UT Recycling in May of 2017. She has a degree in Global Studies and she is now pursuing a degree in Pre-Dental at UT. Susan’s long-term goals include becoming a dentist and promoting sustainability wherever she goes! Her favorite colors are blue and green, and she also loves to dance.


Helen Law, Warehouse Maintenance Coordinator

Parker Hamilton, Operations & Requests

Parker started working at UT Recycling in May, 2017, in the Operations and Requests sector of the department. He is currently a junior working towards a degree in Economics through the College of Arts and Sciences. Parker is from Knoxville and has lived here all his life, and in his time with UT Recycling, he hopes to help his hometown university become more sustainability-focused.

Ashleigh Bennett, Administration Assistant

Ashleigh started working with UT Recycling in June 2017. She is a senior majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences with a minor in Forestry. At UT Recycling, she hopes to inspire others on campus to recycle and protect the environment. Her duties deal with assisting in administrative tasks that help UT Recycling run smoothly. Ashleigh loves being outside, drawing, animals, and traveling.

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