Fiscal Sponsors and Advisors
The North Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council is the Fiscal Agent for The Compost Club. You can learn more about our sponsor here.
Herb Liberman currently works as a business consultant advising start ups and small businesses. He has previously held management positions in both private and publically held companies. In his last position as President of a 300 employee owned company he was successful in selling the business. Before entering the business world, Herb worked for 16 years in education in positions from teacher to Superintendent of Schools in New York State. He holds a BA and MS.
Will Bakx is a pioneer and veteran in the industry of composting. He started the Sonoma county-wide yard debris composting program as Sonoma Compost Company (SCC) in 1993, which has converted almost 1,500,000 tons of organics from the landfill, creating high quality mulch and compost, including biodynamic®.Will’s background in composting started in 1982 as student manager of the Ecological Food Production Garden at Sonoma State University. After earning his BA in Environmental Studies, Will earned an MS in Soil Science from U.C. Berkeley. In 1985 he launched Bennett Valley Farm Compost, processing agricultural and fish waste. Since 1993, he has operated Sonoma Compost Company. Will is the adjunct compost instructor at the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) and serves as chair of the SRJC Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Committee. He is the co-founder and current board member of the California Organic Recycling Council (CORC) and the California Compost Coalition (CCC).
Stu Clark is an independent environmental consultant with 35 years experience in the recycling and solid waste field. As a pioneer in bringing recycling to curbsides throughout America, Stu implemented first of a kind programs for the cities of San Jose, Seattle, Long Beach, Santa Rosa, San Diego, Healdsburg and many more. Stu’s work changed social awareness on a broad basis, helped integrate recycling into the traditional trash business, paved the way for the passage of the landmark legislation, AB 939, and laid the foundation for the high levels of recycling we all enjoy today. Stu’s experience includes direct day-to-day management of large scale recycling & solid waste collection services, material recovery facilities, composting, wood waste recovery, landfill services, transfer stations, bio solids management, tire recycling, e-scrap recovery programs and renewable energy projects. Stu has been a guest instructor for environmental studies extension courses at UCLA, UC Irvine and UC Davis.