With 30 years of industry experience, Jodi Taitt, is a pioneer in the field of waste diversion. Prior to consulting, Jodi was the State Recycling Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Administration’s Resource Recovery Office. There she worked with teams of recycling coordinators, contractors and vendors to develop recycling programs for over 280 state agency locations; presided over the first State Capitol Complex waste composition studies; and managed the establishment of the State Recycling Center, which processed and marketed recyclables generated by Minnesota state agencies for 20 years.
Jodi has a vast knowledge of designing and implementing waste diversion systems in all types of commercial buildings including loading dock and building space design and best practices materials transfer systems supported by financial analysis, strategic planning and standard operating procedures. Jodi is an economist and understands the relationship between fixed costs and profit and has had countless success using waste prevention, reuse, recycling and organic waste management strategies as tools to help businesses and organizations increase efficiencies and decrease costs. She has been trusted by hundreds of organizations to manage their solid waste management needs, and her solutions always support the bottom line. Her overall knowledge combined with top of the line industry experience and impact is part of what makes EcoConsilium a standout within the solid waste management industry.
Jodi is a TRUE Zero Waste Advisor certified by Green Business Certification, Inc., and received a Masters of Science in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Recycling Association of Minnesota and is a founding board member and secretary of the Meadow Lake Watershed Association, which she helped establish in 2005.
- Building owners, property managers, architects and engineers
- General contractors and construction services companies
- Collection and compaction equipment manufacturers
- Collection container manufacturers and distributors
- Waste, recycling and organics haulers and service providers
- Recycling and organics end-use markets
- Waste disposal facilities
- Other consulting firms
Layne Vermeulen’s top priority is providing our clients the information and resources necessary to identify and achieve their waste diversion goals, cut their carbon footprint, and support a green economy. Her work primarily focuses on waste diversion program planning, budget development, and implementation. Layne specializes in listening to and gathering input from all stakeholders to troubleshoot and problem-solve by encouraging a team effort. Additionally, she supports the launch of waste diversion programs through educational guidance and training sessions.
Layne received a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from St. Cloud State University. She has nine years of experience at University of Minnesota Extension, specializing in 4-H youth development. With a focus on developing experiential learning programs, Layne has a knack for creating pathways for communities to thrive. She is a member of the Recycling Association of Minnesota and an avid reader.
Andrea Hayft brings to EcoConsilium over 20 years of experience in project management, communications, systems analysis, and organizational design. Andrea provides project support through developing and maintaining workflow systems and data management strategies. In addition, she focuses on office organization and time management techniques that enhance productivity, daily efficiencies and project success.
Andrea received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from St. Olaf College. She is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and routinely speaks to groups on paper organization, time management and how to un-complicate your life. Andrea has volunteered for Women Achieving New Directions, Twin Cities Film Fest, and Laura Jeffrey Academy.