Staff

  • Kelly McKinney

    Executive Director

  • Kathleen (Kat) A. Bodish

    ReSource Depot Manager

  • Jason (Jay) Bowers

    Recycling Program Manager

  • Kobe Liburd

    ReSource Depot Associate

  • John Baker

    Recycling Team Member

  • Akeino Williams

    Recycling Team Member

Kelly McKinney

Executive Director

Kelly first came to St. John on a whim in 2004 as a young woman looking for adventure! She fell in love with the abundant nature and beautiful waters here and ended up staying to work in the restaurant industry for the next 4 years. Upon returning to her hometown of Austin, Texas, she enrolled in the Geography program at Texas State University and focused on Environmental and Resource Management. She has had a diverse career with her range of work extending from environmental education and curriculum development to groundwater research and aquifer mapping to commercial sales for one of the premier recycling firms in Central Texas. Having always dreamed of coming back to St. John to combine her environmental passions with her desire to live by the ocean Kelly found a perfect match with Island Green and came onboard as Executive Director in March of 2019.

 

Kathleen (Kat) A. Bodish

ReSource Depot Manager

The word WASTE didn’t exist in Kat’s household growing up. Her upbringing instilled in her a deep commitment to sustainability. She was raised with the notion that when things break, you fix them and when you no longer have use for something, you pass it along to someone who might.

A former pharmaceutical executive, Kat has a long and impressive background working with conservation, sustainability and other non-profits on a volunteer and paid basis. She brings her considerable operations and management experience to her position with Island Green’s ReSource Depot.

In her spare time, Kat loves making things out of “trash,” enjoys gardening and helping people find their best self through nutrition.

Jason (Jay) Bowers

Recycling Program Manager

Recycling and community service have been in Jason’s life since high school. After leaving the military, he joined a Seattle startup doing closed loop nursery plastics recycling and home composting education. Later Jason co-founded Saxtons River Peace and Justice in Vermont, leading a weekly educational series for four years on diverse topics such as community gardening, sustainable farming, water scarcity, community owned power and internet co-ops, plastic and metals recycling, human rights, voter registration drives, anti-war and indigenous people’s movements and protests, women and minority rights, and judicial reform. He also served as an elected Village Trustee for 3 years.

Jason is committed to helping his community thrive amid climate change and other environmental issues. He sits on the board of Sing St. John and works with The Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park helping to support cultural, historic, and environmental education. As Recycling Program Manager at Island Green Living, he is working towards the goal of a net zero waste, carbon neutral territory.

Jason came to St. John with his wife Kristen in 2014.

Kobe Liburd

ReSource Depot Associate

John Baker

Recycling Team Member

Akeino Williams

Recycling Team Member

 

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