Getting to Know Us

2021 Green Certification Board

The Green Certification Program is a collaboration between Bi-County Solid Waste Management, the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County. The Green Certification Board is a group of volunteer members that provides insight and recommendations regarding the direction of the Program. The day-to-day Program operations are managed by the Green Certification Program Manager. 

Green Certification Program Manager: Carlye Sommers             Carlye manages the Green Certification Program for Bi-County Solid Waste, Montgomery County and the City of Clarksville. She has been in this role since 2017. She works one-on-one with local organizations to increase sustainability and employee environmental education. Outside of work she enjoys gardening and traveling with her family.
Green Certification Board Chair: Rose Melton of Altra Federal Credit Union (Certified in 2015)  I have been with Altra since 2007 but have been in credit unions since 1979.  This journey allowed me to find a career that I am passionate about. I want to help people achieve their financial goals.  I want to make a difference in our members financial well-being, serve my community, be a partner in education and educate our youth in financial literacy. Outside of work I enjoy horseback riding, camping, traveling and family. 
Mark Neblett of Bi-County Solid Waste Management    Mark manages Bi-County Solid Waste which includes the Landfills and Convenience centers for Montgomery and Stewart Counties.  He has been in this role since 1991. Outside of work he enjoys playing gold and spending time with his family.   
Mary Anderson of Bi-County Solid Waste Management   Mary works at Bi-County Landfill which serves Montgomery & Stewart Counties.  She works in the office on various projects and with special events.   She has been in this role since 1994. Outside of work she enjoys camping and spending time with her family. 
Bill Harpel of the City of Clarksville (Certified in 2014)
Doug Jones of Montgomery County (Certified in 2015)  Doug is an Architect and Project Manager with the Montgomery County Engineering Department since 2016. He designs and manages various construction projects for the county. He is certified an Accredited Professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the US Green Building  Council. Doug advocates sustainable design, construction and operations standards for county building projects. Outside of work he enjoys photography, cooking, golf and has a passion for auto racing in many forms.
Gene Fish of CMCSS (Certified in 2012) One of the roles as the Special Projects Manager is Energy Manager for the Clarksville Montgomery County School System. He has been in this role since 2014. He is the primary Green Champion for the school system and organizations sustainability efforts thru out the schools. Outside of work he enjoys woodworking and gaming. 
Melinda Shepard of Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce  (Certified in 2014)


Olivia Herron of Austin Peay State University (Certified in 2012)   Olivia is the Sustainability Coordinator at Austin Peay State University and the Chair of their Sustainable Campus Fee Committee. She has been in this role since July 2020 and is actively working to get involved with local sustainability initiatives. In her free time she enjoys cooking, hiking and reading science fiction. 
 Steve Springer of Stone, Rudolph and Henry (Certified in 2013)  Steve leads the Green Certification Program efforts for the Clarksville office of Stone, Rudolph & Henry, PLC.  The firm’s initiatives have resulted in a substantial increase in recycling and a major decrease in waste and energy usage.  Steve encourages employee involvement through a “Green Minute” discussion at monthly staff meetings.  When not at work, he enjoys travel, history and photography.


Danielle Melton of Red Knight Distribution (Certified in 2013)       Danielle is the Client Service Advocate, for the Red Knight Distribution Center, Ashley HomeStore, and Furniture Connection of Clarksville, TN. She is the Green champion for her stores and distribution center making sure the organizations practice sustainability efforts in their daily routines. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and finding outdoor adventures with her daughter. 

Not Pictured:

Green Certification Vice Chair: Martha McDow of Trane (Certified in 2013)

Chad Crocker of Bridgestone Metalpha (Certified in 2012)

Past Board Members

  • Daryl Pater (Mainstream Heating and Cooling)
  • Jessica Banker (Red Knight Distribution)
  • Haley Randell (APSU)
  • Tim Swaw (Montgomery County)
  • Michelle Newell (Previous Program Manager)
  • Barbara Green (Bridgestone Metalpha)
  • Steven James (Nyrstar)
  • Laura Prange (APSU)
  • Ron Smithfield (Smithfield Manufacturing)