AshBritt CEO Brittany Perkins participates in North Bay Business Journal’s Impact Sonoma panel which was a one year review of the wildfire recovery efforts in Sonoma County. The panel discussion, moderated by Brittany Perkins, was titled: “Beyond the Headlines – Local Economic Impact of Disaster Debris Management”
Brittany Perkins Castillo is the Chief Executive Officer at AshBritt Environmental, the leader in U.S. disaster response and recovery services, and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. In 2017, AshBritt served 75 clients across 4 states in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and was activated as the prime contractor under the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the northern California wildfire response. Brittany oversaw $500,000,000 in recovery efforts and more than 3,300 personnel. In northern California, AshBritt moved up to 25,000 tons of material per day, provided environmental services, and removed debris from over 1,800 properties in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties.
Other panelist included:
Anne Cabrera, Tetra Tech
Ms. Cabrera is the Deputy Director of Post Disaster Programs at Tetra Tech and has worked nation-wide on numerous major post-disaster activations since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, where she has served in a variety of roles focusing on reimbursement for more than $4 billion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Tetra Tech has recently been contracted through CalRecycle and other California agencies to provide project management and oversight for several wildfire recovery efforts. This includes the Clayton, Detwiler, Erskine, Helena, Lake, Soberanes NorCal, Thomas, Carr and Mendocino wildfires among others. In addition, Tetra Tech, works with many local governments to plan for their recovery following a potential disaster and has recently assisted in the development of a multi-jurisdiction DDMP for the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, and DDMPs for Los Angeles County, San Diego County and Orange County, California.
Michael Wolff, Founder Wolff Contracting Inc.
Michael Wolff founded Wolff Contracting in 2010 after retiring from the US Marine Corps. Wolff Contracting is a disabled-veteran owned small business in Santa Rosa, CA. Michael is a local industry leader and has extensive experience speaking to a wide variety of groups. Mr. Wolff has been a member of the Marines’ Memorial Association since 2009.
Marcos Gomez, President Mountain F Enterprises Inc.
Michael Pickens, Operating Engineers Local 3
21 Year member of the Operating Engineers. Graduate of the apprenticeship program as a Heavy Duty Repairman/Welder. Taught as an Instructor at the Rancho Murrieta Training Center for our apprenticeship. He was promoted in 2005 to be an apprenticeship coordinator, which he did for 3 ½ years. Mike oversaw approximately 160 apprentices, tracking their progress and mentoring them during their apprenticeship. He worked as a business agent for 3 years representing the members and negotiating their agreements. Mike joined the organizing department in 2011 and was promoted to Senior Organizer where he works today. Mike’s duties vary from labor compliance, organizing companies and workers, working with public agencies and the labor commissioner’s office, training etc..