Sustainable Connections announces new hires, promotion

The nonprofit Sustainable Connections has made several additions to its staff.

Becca Taber has joined as program assistant; Jeff Aslan has joined as energy project adviser; and Amy Vergillo has joined as  communications assistant.

In addition, Mark Peterson, formerly the organization’s business energy project advisor, has been promoted to sustainable business manager.

Becca Taber previously interned with Sustainable Connections’ Food & Farming Program, and has volunteered for a number of the nonprofit’s events. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental policy from Western Washington University.

Jeff Aslan has experience leading campaigns to perform energy audits for multiple campus buildings at Vermont Law School, where he is currently completing his Juris Doctor degree. He has experience and skills in project management, environmental law, energy policy, climate change and business law.

Amy Vergillo recently worked as the marketing manager at the Downtown Bellingham Partnership. She holds a bachelor’s in graphic design from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Vergillo also owns the marketing and graphic design company Fidalgo Designs.

In his new role as sustainable business manager, Mark Peterson will continue to develop campaigns such as Toward Zero Waste, Workplace CSAs, Whatcom Watershed Business Pledge and the SmartTrips Employer Partner Program.

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