For over 15 years, the MASS Environmental Services Inc. team has been providing their waste diversion expertise to businesses across Canada.
GEORGE BROWN President
George Brown has served as President of MASS Environmental Services Inc. since founding the company alongside his wife, Marnie in 2001.
George acts as director of partnerships, technology, and business development for MASS while providing strategic leadership to the company. Prior to founding MASS, George held numerous senior management roles in the automotive parts supply industry where he applied his systematic leadership expertise.
George holds an interdepartmental degree in Business Administration and Psychology from Brock University. George strongly believes in supporting communities and families, and has been involved in numerous initiatives over the years including coaching youth sports, backing community activities, and supporting the most recent Habitat for Humanity Build in Lakefield, Ontario.
George is known for his meticulous and unwavering work-ethic and inspires professionalism amongst his team. A dedicated family man, George is proud to have his son, Mac and daughter, Alex as a part of the MASS team, and through his standards for exceptional work, he leads MASS with an unparalleled spirit of innovativeness and authenticity.
MARNIE BROWN Vice-President
Marnie Brown has served as Vice-President for MASS Environmental Services Inc. since founding the company with her husband George in 2001.
Over the past 15 years, Marnie has led the development of a strong and uniquely skilled team.
Marnie is well renowned as a leader who inspires engagement and collaboration. Her passion for providing an unparalleled experience to MASS’ clients has been the foundation for MASS’ industry leading customer service.
Marnie possesses a Medical Diagnostic Imaging Radiology Diploma from the Michener Institute of Technology, and worked in the hospital setting for 20 years prior to founding MASS. This experience contributed to her focus on infection control which has made her a tremendous asset to MASS’ growth in the Long Term Care and Retirement industry.
With MASS’ emphasis on investment in our future, Marnie’s family focus is outstanding. Marnie and George are parents to two children – Mac and Alex, who have both joined the company. Their unwavering family values are a part of what distinctively characterizes their leadership style – one that is built upon trust, transparency and loyalty. Every day, Marnie guides her team and customers to make a difference. With the mantra of “Change begins with just one step,” as one of her guiding principles, Marnie’s tremendous work-ethic is a guiding force behind MASS’ success.
ALEX BROWN Business Development & Customer Service
Alex Brown is respected amongst her colleagues for her unparalleled drive and work ethic, which has led to her immense success with MASS Environmental Services Inc.
Alex attended Memorial University of Newfoundland where she earned a degree in International Business Administration as just one of eight members in her class to earn this degree. Alex also lived in France for 6 months where she studied at Grenoble École de Management.
Alex’s passion for travel has contributed to her immense adaptability and innovativeness, making her an asset to the Customer Service Department of MASS Environmental Services Inc. In addition to this role, Alex serves as a key figure within the business development sector of the company, overseeing hazardous waste, grease traps, used cooking oil services and more.
She began working with the company in the summers while still a student, travelling across the country completing waste audits. This experience allowed Alex to develop an exceptionally valuable expertise in waste diversion that she applies to her work with clients on a daily basis.
Whether Alex is exploring a foreign country, or working closely with her team in the MASS office, she is quick-on-her-feet, inventive, and inspires an attitude of optimism amongst those around her.
Alex is passionate about community building, and has volunteered with a number of local causes. She is an advocate for health and fitness, and is a crucial part of the award winning MASS Environmental Services Inc. team.
MAC BROWN Business Development & Waste Audits
Mac Brown is well-known for his entrepreneurial attitude and spirited nature.
Respected amongst his peers for the constructive and innovative nature he brings to the table, Mac inspires an exciting and positive energy amongst his team.
Mac studied at Mount Allison University, where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, while playing on the men’s varsity basketball team. During this time, he founded a professional sports agency representing professional athletes playing in North American and overseas. Mac sold this agency in 2015, and continues to explore his entrepreneurial initiatives in a variety of ways, most notably through his role in business development with MASS.
Mac began working with MASS in the summers throughout his time as a student, travelling across the country and participating in waste audits, in order to guide clients to waste diversion success. Upon completion of his degree, he joined the company full-time, where he is now a guiding force in Business Development and also spearheads the Waste Audit Division.
Mac is a “go-getter” with an exceptional work-ethic and unstoppable will-power. Working alongside his family and the rest of the MASS team, Mac shows initiative and dedication on a daily basis.
HEATHER VARNER Communications & Customer Service
Heather Varner has served as the Communications and Customer Service Coordinator for MASS Environmental Services Inc. since 2014.
Originally from Moncton, New Brunswick, Heather attended Mount Allison University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, History and Sociology.
As a passionate writer, she has been featured in numerous publications including TIME, xoJane, and Hellion Magazine. She applies her capabilities as a writer and a communicator on a daily basis with MASS, spearheading our digital media presence including social media, client communication, newsletters, marketing material and more.
Heather also is able to apply her passion for teaching and engaging with others by training new members of the Customer Service team.
In 2015, MASS chose to participate in the co-operative education program for the local high school, and Heather was responsible for recruitment, training and development of our assigned student. Heather is known for inspiring collaboration and cooperation amongst her colleagues, and is thrilled to be a part of a company that makes a positive difference every day.
JAMIE LEFLEY Finance
Jamie Lefley joined the MASS Environmental Services Inc. team in 2015 as our Finance Coordinator.
He quickly gained a reputation amongst his colleagues for his meticulous attention to detail, his strong work ethic, and his effective development and practice of solid procedure and protocol.
Jamie inspires a dedication to quality work amongst those around him, and in his time with the company has become a true pillar of MASS’ success.
Jamie studied Business Administration at Fleming College. Afterwards, he embarked on a winding career path varying from food service, to building supply, to finance where he finds himself today.
Jamie shares his love of sports with his colleagues often, and participates in community sports, playing baseball on a regular basis. He is a dog-lover, a musician, and is highly motivated with a “can-do” attitude.
Jamie was married Summer of 2016, and his family focus encompasses the values of transparency and loyalty that are the backbone of MASS’ success. Jamie brings a highly valuable skill-set to the company, and is a crucial driving force behind the excellent customer service provided by the MASS team.
RYAN MULLIGAN Information Technology
Ryan Mulligan joined the MASS Environmental Services Inc. team in 2016 as Information Technologies Coordinator.
Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Ryan studied at McGill University, acquiring his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. He later went on to Concordia University, where he achieved a post graduate diploma in Journalism.
Follow his passion of technology into the workforce, Ryan began his career providing customer service and technical support to the McGill University community. He worked closely with administrators, educators and researchers to ensure that computers and other emerging technologies were being used to their maximum potential on campus.
In 2010, Ryan relocated to the Northumberland Hills in order to be closer to his family. Since moving to the area, he has held positions with some of Ontario’s leading tech firms.
Ryan hopes to bring his expertise and unique problem solving ability to the team, allowing for the seamless integration of technology, giving MASS the right tools for success.
In his spare time, Ryan pursues his passion of Music. As an avid record collector, he likes to unwind by spinning vinyl on the turntable, playing guitar, or simply humming the latest earworm.
SID BROWN Waste Audit Technician
Sid Brown joined the MASS Environmental Services Inc. team in 2015 as a Waste Audit Technician.
In this role, Sid qualifies and quantifies the waste and recycling material generated at locations across Canada, formulating data and waste reduction strategies specific to their operations and needs.
Sid represents the second “S” in MASS, with his name being an initial component in the acronym. The name MASS derives from the first initials of President and Vice-President George and Marnie’s two children, Mac and Alex, and their two nephews, Spencer and Sidney. Sid shares in the family and business philosophy of hard-work, transparency, and integrity, which has led to his great success in the Waste Audit division of the company.
Sid is an avid sports fan and enjoys participating in community basketball whenever he has the chance. As an advocate for health and fitness, he is a positive energy within the MASS team. Sid is passionate about doing his part to invest in the future of our environment and supports waste diversion efforts in everything he does.
Through his duteous commitment to accuracy and efficiency, he formulates data and waste audit reports with fastidious detail. His exceptional skill-set inspires and encourages those around him, making him a driving force behind the success of the audit team since joining the company.
CARA BENTLEY Customer Service
Cara Bentley joined the MASS Environmental Services Inc. team in 2016 in the capacity of Customer Service Coordinator.
Cara brings with her a strong background in client relations, and an innate talent for leadership coupled with a track record for effective problem solving and communication. Since joining the MASS team, Cara has developed a reputation amongst her colleagues for positivity and commitment to providing quality customer service at all times.
Having graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies from Carleton University in 2014, Cara has long-held a belief in the importance of protecting our planet. From the earliest days of her childhood, Cara was raised to be a global citizen; having been born in Alberta, raised in California for the first 6 years of her life, then settling in Ottawa with her family. This pattern of relocation opened Cara’s eyes at a young age to the beauty of the world around us, and our responsibility to do our part in protecting it. This has translated into her daily life and her commitment to sustainability. Cara is a believer in buying and eating local and always ensures everything she brings into her home, from the food she eats to the products she uses, are manufactured in a responsible way so as to be a participant in the circular economy.
Cara re-located to Cobourg upon joining the MASS family, and has since spent her spare time engaging in her passions of hiking and enjoying all that nature has to offer. As a true lover of the great outdoors, and a believer in the old adage that a day spent in the fresh-air is truly the “cure-all;” Cara spends her weekends finding the beauty in all four seasons and making the most of whatever weather Mother Nature hands us. Cara is a vegetarian and widely known as a friend to all animals.
MASS Environmental Services Inc. is thrilled to have Cara on-board as she exercises her expertise and passion for environmental sustainability and waste diversion, while contributing to the excellence of our Customer Service Team.
DAYLE HARRIS Customer Service
Dayle Harris joined the MASS Environmental Services Inc. team in 2016 in the capacity of Customer Service Coordinator. In this role, Dayle ensures the needs of MASS Customers from coast to coast are met or exceeded with an exceptional focus to detail.
Dayle was born and raised in the Cobourg area, and brings a strong sense of community to the MASS team. She is an active volunteer, with a history of involvement in schools and sporting organizations throughout the area. Her belief in bettering the community through her volunteer work lends itself to her belief in doing her part to help the environment. Dayle is a strong proponent of the philosophy that “Change Begins With Just One Step,” and she leads by example with her passion for the community and the environment. Having been raised on a farm, this appreciation for the environment developed at a young age, and she is thrilled to be a part of the MASS team and working towards a more environmentally sustainable future every day.
Having studied and graduated from Fleming College, Dayle brings a wide array of skills and capabilities to the MASS team. Her career has followed a unique path involving working at a manufacturing company and in the medical field in customer service roles, as well as running a small office services business for several years. This educational and career path has contributed towards Dayle’s distinctive skill-set in the customer service sector, as she provides clients with an industry-leading experience in every interaction.
Married with one daughter, Dayle shares in MASS’ strong sense of family values, demonstrating dedication, honesty, integrity, and accountability on a daily basis. In her spare time, Dayle enjoys spending time with her family camping in their trailer (nicknamed – “the condo”), enjoying music, and being a friend to all animals.