Our office is located in the Morse Industrial Park, just off of Exit 18, in Georgia.

Address: 158 Morse Dr. Fairfax, VT 05454

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Email: info@nwswd.org

Phone: (802) 524-5986

Fax: (802) 524-5987

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NWSWD Staff

John Leddy, Executive Director
John Leddy is the NWSWD’s Executive Director. John came on board at the District in May of 2009. Before this he committed to two years of national service with Americorps NCCC, worked for organizations like the Nature Conservancy and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, and even taught high school for a spell. He hates waste and loves the old saying, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without!” He loves being outside in Vermont on foot, skis, and bike, camping and sometimes mixing and matching these activities to achieve maximum outdoor adventure.

Aaron Shepard, Programs Coordinator (Outreach, Recycling, Composting)
Aaron Shepard is our Outreach and Composting/Recycling Program Coordinator. He spent much of his career in the industrial/warehouse and sales worlds prior to receiving a Bachelor of Arts in American History from the University of Vermont in 2012. After a brief stint in education, Aaron joined our team in May of 2014. He loves his job, which mainly consists of teaching adults and children alike about reducing waste and making our beloved Vermont even better. He lives in Burlington with his wife, daughter, and son and enjoys outdoor activities, music, books, and travel.

Rich Backer, Programs Coordinator (Hazardous Waste)
Richard Backer, Hazardous Waste Program Coordinator, brings 25 years of environmental management experience to the NWSWD. He has previously worked in industry sectors including mining and metals, electric utility, environmental remediation, biosolids, and consulting. He has regulatory program experience within several areas including RCRA hazardous waste, PCBs, stormwater, drinking water, non-point source pollution prevention, air monitoring, spill prevention and countermeasures, ISO 14001, and facility auditing. Richard has worked in several New England states and in the Southwest.

Barry Domina, Operations Coordinator & Enforcement Officer
Barry Domina is the NWSWD Operations & Enforcement Coordinator. Barry oversees twenty staff and all operations at our five sites as well as the Enforcement activities for the nineteen towns we serve. Barry’s work history and life skills include Mine Operations Labor, Retail Business Sales Management, Ski Industry Recreation Sales, Property Management, Emergency Medical Services Manager, Constable, Emergency Management Director, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Technician, and Real Estate Realtor. Barry first began working for the district in 2001 just after 9-11. Barry will invest of himself completely to assist his staff in becoming successful by teaching them to adapt and overcome the work related problems of each day. Barry loves to scuba dive.

Shannon Plant, Administrative Assistant / Assistant Outreach Coordinator
Shannon is our Administrative Assistant / Assistant Outreach Coordinator. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Studies and Office Accounting from CCV. Shannon started her career working for an educational facility and then took a hiatus to raise her children. She returned to the workforce more than a decade later in the hospitality industry where she witnessed a disheartening amount of waste! Having always been a hippie at heart with a passion for planet preservation and animal rights and welfare, she now feels at peace as a member of our organization. She is a lifelong resident of Vermont and a longtime resident of Saint Albans where she lives with her husband, 3 children, 2 cats, and an Old English Sheepdog. She enjoys reading, music, old VW’s, cooking vegetarian dishes, and living simply.

Pam Bolster, Business Manager 
Pam Bolster is the District’s Business Manager. Pam joined the District in 2010 with an extensive background in non-profit finance, office and data management as well as experience in human resources. Her strong convictions about reducing waste, recycling, re-use, and composting make the NWSWD a great fit for her belief system. She is a bibliophile with deep appreciation for language and the written word and is on a never ending quest for knowledge. She enjoys gardening, music, travel, and just being outdoors among many other interests and hobbies.