Executive Director, Andrea Guajardo, holds a B.S. in Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and has worked in the industry four-years implementing collaborative efforts, partnering with elected officials, privately owned companies, and non-profits. Ms. Guajardo has executed many projects in the southwest region. She has served on many advisory boards such as the San Joaquin Air Quality Board, the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, and congressional task forces to build consensus regarding solutions to waste diversion. Ms. Guajardo has an extensive background in project management; most recently in drinking water, waste water, renewable energy, and solid waste management. Ms. Guajardo is a founder of a non-profit, and presently owns and operates her own corporation for contract services to communities in rural Colorado. Ms. Guajardo resides in Lakewood, Colorado.