I Love A Clean San Diego

2508 Historic Decatur Rd, Ste 150
San Diego, CA 92106

Phone: 619.291.0103

Driving Directions

Recycling Call Center

Incorporated County Residents:
1-800-237-BLUE
(1-800-237-2583)

Unincorporated County Residents:
1-877-R-1-EARTH
(1-877-713-2784)


Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

ILACSD will be closed the following dates in 2018:

Monday, January 1
Monday, January 15
Monday, February 19
Friday, March 30
Monday, May 28
Wednesday, July 4
Monday, September 3

Monday, November 12
Close at 1:00 pm Wednesday, November 21*
Thursday, November 22
Friday, November 23
Monday, December 24*
Tuesday, December 25
Monday, December 31*

*The Recycling Call Center will still operate from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm these days.

Start Here – Program Leads

Volunteer

Lauren Short

Lauren Short

Community Programs Manager

Lauren Short

Community Programs Manager

619.704.2772

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Lauren Short

Community Programs Manager

619.704.2772

Media Relations

Becca Kuntz

Becca Kuntz

Marketing Coordinator

Becca Kuntz

Marketing Coordinator

619.704.2781

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Becca Kuntz

Marketing Coordinator

619.704.2781

Recycling and Waste Reduction

Anais Rodriguez

Anais Rodriguez

Recycling Programs Manager

Anais Rodriguez

Recycling Programs Manager

619.704.2780

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Anais Rodriguez

Recycling Programs Manager

619.704.2780

Education Presentations or Opportunities

Emily Nelson

Emily Nelson

Education Manager

Emily Nelson

Education Manager

619.704.2779

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Emily Nelson

Education Manager

619.704.2779

Company Partnership Opportunities

Natalie Roberts-DeCarli

Natalie Roberts-DeCarli

Interim Executive Director
Senior Director of Operations

Natalie Roberts-DeCarli

Interim Executive Director
Senior Director of Operations

619.704.2773

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Natalie Roberts-DeCarli

Interim Executive Director
Senior Director of Operations

619.704.2773

All Staff

Natalie Roberts-DeCarli

Natalie Roberts-DeCarli

Interim Executive Director
Senior Director of Operations

Natalie Roberts-DeCarli

Interim Executive Director
Senior Director of Operations

619.704.2773

Natalie Roberts-DeCarli oversees all ILACSD program implementation, giving input and strategy for program and organizational goals, partnerships, and fundraising. Ms. Roberts-DeCarli works with the development team on efforts to fund ILACSD events and programs, working with businesses, community groups, schools, and government agencies. Ms. Roberts-DeCarli serves on the Keep America Beautiful National Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Advisory Committee as well as their National Great American Cleanup Advisory Committee, where she lends her expertise about pollution prevention infrastructure and volunteerism to a network of non-profits across the country. Natalie received her degree from UC Irvine, majoring in Environmental Health Science and Policy with a minor in Education. Her longstanding tenure on the ILACSD team, professionalism, and her dedication to cooperation, teamwork, and partnerships made her a perfect fit for her new role as Senior Director of Operations.

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Ann Hirsch

Ann Hirsch

Director of Finance

Ann Hirsch

Director of Finance

619.704.2771

Ann Hirsch leads ILACSD’s finance department. She prepares financial and managerial accounting reports for ILACSD, including accounts payable and receivable, serves as our human resource representative and completes important administrative and bookkeeping-related services. Ann has been at ILACSD for more than 10 years. Her extensive background includes nearly 20 years of bookkeeping and administrative experience.

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Moriah Saldaña

Moriah Saldaña

Director of Regional Affairs

Moriah Saldaña

Director of Regional Affairs

619.704.2782

Moriah Saldaña first joined ILACSD as a Program Assistant in the community events department in 2013 and brings with her a diverse background in community engagement and city planning. Moriah has a Bachelor’s degree in History from California State Polytechnic University Pomona as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University. In this position, she is excited to work with the thousands of participants that volunteer for ILACSD’s events every year and she is particularly interested in encouraging more people to switch out their single-use plastic items for more sustainable alternatives.

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Emily Nelson

Emily Nelson

Education Manager

Emily Nelson

Education Manager

619.704.2779

Emily Nelson, a graduate of Brigham Young University, first joined ILACSD as a Program Assistant for our Education Department and now oversees the department as the Education Manager. Emily has a diverse background with experience teaching youth of all ages through outdoor and informal education with such organizations as Girls Scouts San Diego, the YMCA, and National Archives and Records Administration of Washington, D.C.. As the Education Manager, she spends her time collaborating with schools across San Diego County to ignite a spark in the next generation of environmental stewards. Under Emily’s leadership, the education department engages elementary through high school age students in hands-on activities that connect them to nature and inspire them to protect our environment.

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Lauren Short

Lauren Short

Community Programs Manager

Lauren Short

Community Programs Manager

619.704.2772

Lauren Short is a Boston transplant who became interested in ILACSD after seeing our logo on a Clean Beach Coalition poster in Mission Beach. Lauren has a degree in environmental studies, and she’s most looking forward to connecting with San Diegans about recycling—at her last job, she successfully initiated a recycling incentive program for her coworkers.

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Anais Rodriguez

Anais Rodriguez

Recycling Programs Manager

Anais Rodriguez

Recycling Programs Manager

619.704.2780

Anais Rodriguez first joined ILACSD as a Program Assistant, primarily working on the Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste call center and database, WasteFreeSD.org. Now, as the Recycling Programs Manager, she leads all WasteFreeSD.org activities and other county-wide recycling programs. Anais is a graduate of Humboldt State University where she received a degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Environmental Policy. Her prior experience includes working for the Alliance to Save Energy’s PowerSave Campus program as a Project Coordinator at Humboldt State University. She hopes that her enthusiastic energy will help promote responsible recycling practices in San Diego County.

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Sarah Wilkins

Sarah Wilkins

Philanthropy Manager

Sarah Wilkins

Philanthropy Manager

619.704.2778

Sarah Wilkins is the Philanthropy Manager at ILACSD. Before joining the team in 2018, Sarah worked for various nonprofit organizations in San Diego and Chicago. She earned her Master of Nonprofit Administration from North Park University in Chicago and her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University. Sarah has a lifelong commitment to conservation and environmental responsibility and is thrilled to contribute to ILACSD’s impact in the community.

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Becca Kuntz

Becca Kuntz

Marketing Coordinator

Becca Kuntz

Marketing Coordinator

619.704.2781

Becca Kuntz joined ILACSD as Marketing Coordinator in 2017. She graduated from Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis (IUPUI) with a degree in Communication in 2012. Since relocating from Indianapolis to San Diego, she has worked with various nonprofits in the area in community engagement, outreach, and advocacy roles. Becca loves to spend her time playing beach volleyball, cycling, and hiking.

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Carly Keen

Carly Keen

Community Programs Coordinator

Carly Keen

Community Programs Coordinator

619.704.2774

Carly Keen is the Community Programs Coordinator for I Love A Clean San Diego. Carly first joined the ILACSD team as Administrative Assistant. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in Panama as a Sustainable Agriculture Systems volunteer from 2012-2014, and is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Prior to her role at ILACSD, Carly was the Membership and Communications Coordinator for the Industrial Environmental Association, where she learned the efforts manufacturers make to comply with the rigorous environmental standards here in California. An avid beach cleaner and volunteer, she is excited to support the organization’s mission inside and outside the office.

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Nik Kennedy

Nik Kennedy

Community Events Coordinator

Nik Kennedy

Community Events Coordinator

619.795.1060

Nik is a lifelong San Diegan with a strong connection to environmental stewardship. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara, he spent years working with organizations like the San Diego Oceans Foundation and the San Diego Canyonlands while earning his Master in City Planning from San Diego State University. Nik’s background in regional planning and environmental policy compliment his experience in communications and public outreach. After working for a few years with local government agencies, the City of San Diego’s Water Conservation department, and SANDAG, he is excited to be back working with his first love, environmental activism. When he’s not organizing volunteer events, you can find him experimenting with food, exploring the craft beer scene, and running.

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Layah Weiss

Layah Weiss

Administrative Assistant

Layah Weiss

Administrative Assistant

619.704.2775

Layah is the Administrative Assistant for I Love A Clean San Diego. Layah first joined the ILACSD team as an Outreach Assistant. As a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University, Layah earned her degree in Management and Global Business. She is passionate about the environment and believes in doing her part to live a zero-waste lifestyle. Layah advocates for ILACSD programs around San Diego County and serves as a member on the Young Adult Advisory Board for the environmental non-profit Plant With Purpose. In her free time, Layah enjoys trying new recipes, rock-climbing, traveling, and playing classical guitar.

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Katie Shea

Katie Shea

Education Specialist

Katie Shea

Education Specialist

619.704.2777

Katie graduated from the University of San Diego in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Studies. With a background in humanities and prior experience teaching environmental science and naturalist courses in the San Diego area, Katie possesses a strong background in environmental awareness, knowledge, and dedication. Her passion is to protect the environment through education and to help connect people to the outdoors by creating active positive experiences and community involvement. When Katie isn’t in the office or out teaching she is riding horses, attending live music, cooking in her tiny kitchen, and adding houseplants to her ever growing collection.

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Alaine Ibarreche

Alaine Ibarreche

Education Specialist

Alaine Ibarreche

Education Specialist

619.794.0020

Alaine Ibarreche is a San Diego native and one of ILACSD’s Education Specialists. Alaine assists with the development, planning, and delivery of multiple environmentally focused programs and events. She also builds relationships with teachers and schools around the county to grow ILACSD’s presence. Alaine received her degree in Marine Science from the University of San Diego and comes to ILACSD with a background in marine research and education through work with Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Disney Animal Programs, and the San Diego Zoo. She hopes to encourage San Diegans, particularly Spanish speakers, to make mindful choices and understand the impact they have on our environment and oceans. In her spare time, Alaine enjoys traveling (with 20 countries under her belt), hiking, and scuba diving.

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Marina Varano

Marina Varano

Environmental Educator

Marina Varano

Environmental Educator

Marina is a San Diego native with experience in waste management and climate science education. While earning her BS in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara, she served as the Student Coordinator of Operations for the campus’ recycling program. Marina has also worked with Zero Waste San Diego as an intern, helping to facilitate the local FixIt Clinics. Most recently, she has been a program lead at the Climate Science Alliance, where she helped lead the Climate Kids educational program. Outside of work, Marina can be found surfing, playing sports, and volunteering at beach cleanups.

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Taylor Vierra

Taylor Vierra

Environmental Educator

Taylor Vierra

Environmental Educator

Taylor graduated from San Diego State University in 2015 with a BA in Communication and a minor in Sociology. Since graduating, Taylor has worked as a substitute teacher and an event planner. She is passionate about all things sustainability, specifically zero waste living, and is excited to combine that passion with her experience in education within the community where she grew up. In her spare time, you can find Taylor traveling, trying out new recipes, and spending time outdoors with her dogs.

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Natalia King

Natalia King

Recycling Programs Assistant

Natalia King

Recycling Programs Assistant

619.704.2776

In 2015, Natalia moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to San Diego to complete her schooling at UCSD, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution. During her two years there, she co-founded Sierra Club at UCSD as Vice President, helped to create a community garden to aid in combating food insecurity for transfer students, and joined the first-ever team of UCSD Sustainability Ambassadors to better learn how to teach about all aspects of sustainability. She presently works with SustainaBinity, a local startup that works to simplify sustainability for individuals and communities through their zero waste marketplace and resource center. She’s excited to be a part of the ILACSD team where she can further support her communities’ journeys toward zero waste, sustainable living. When Natalia isn’t in the office, you can find her working on her startup, gardening, cooking, camping, or fawning over local flora and fauna.

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Brenna McCarty

Brenna McCarty

Outreach Assistant

Brenna McCarty

Outreach Assistant

Brenna McCarty is an Outreach Assistant with I Love A Clean San Diego. She is a UCLA graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology. Her experience as Women’s Leadership Director for a student-run philanthropic organization has led her to pursue non-profit work with ILACSD. Brenna is a strong believer in community engagement, and is thrilled to share her love of nature and passion for conservation with others. She also works for Junior Achievement of San Diego County, bringing financial literacy programs to high school students.

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Nicky Kullback

Nicky Kullback

Outreach Assistant

Nicky Kullback

Outreach Assistant

Nicky Kullback is an Outreach Assistant for I Love A Clean San Diego. She graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Recreation Administration with an Emphasis in Sustainable Tourism Management. She is passionate about educating San Diego on the importance of sustainability and how to achieve zero waste goals. Nicky loves spending her time at the beach with her dog, traveling, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

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Alyssa Barman

Alyssa Barman

Outreach Assistant

Alyssa Barman

Outreach Assistant

Alyssa Barman is an Outreach Assistant for I Love A Clean San Diego. Alyssa graduated from UC Davis with Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management and a minor in Environmental Science and Policy. Currently, Alyssa is pursuing a Masters of City Planning degree at San Diego State University. With a dedication to sustainability, Alyssa finds it is important to help others make informed decisions by understanding their needs first. She has experience with composting and zero waste living through her past internships including one at a farmer’s market.

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Ben Phillips

Ben Phillips

Outreach Assistant

Ben Phillips

Outreach Assistant

Ben Phillips graduated from UC Davis with an Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning background. He is a native San Diegan and appreciates nature in his everyday life. As a highly motivated individual, Ben loves to educate others with enthusiasm. Ben has worked various internships that prepared him for engaging with the public at outreach events and cleanups. Recently, Ben developed a passion for rock climbing, but he is content with any activity that allows him to simply “see the beauty” of San Diego.

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Rachel Wylie

Rachel Wylie

Outreach Assistant

Rachel Wylie

Outreach Assistant

Rachel is an Outreach Assistant for I Love A Clean San Diego. She graduated from University of California, Davis with a degree in Community & Regional Development with an emphasis on Policy, Planning & Social Services and Global Communities. Rachel developed a deep care for the environment growing up in Northern California and through her experience working on organic farms and at farmers markets. She believes that having the right tools and resources is key to empowering people to make positive changes in their lives. In her free time, Rachel can be found surfing, diving, camping, and compulsively eating snap peas out of her garden.

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