Landfill Staff

Vacant – Landfill Operations Manager

Kim Burns – Office Manager

Luana Arnold – Office Assisant/Scale Operations

A valley native, Luana grew up in Monte Vista. Having many years of Customer Servoce, Luana quickly adapted to her position. “LU” manages the incoming materials operations at the landfill. Lu also coordinates our on-site safety and tracks our maintenance records.

Brad Heredia – Equipment Operator

A valley native, and a hardworking individual, Brad has more than 30 years of heavy equipment operations experience. Brad can operate all of the landfill equipment and is our primary Loader Operator. He also brings his welding and mechanic experience to the team.

Mike Sanchez – Equipment Operator

Mike came out of retirement from the SLV Landfill in September 2023 (he missed us). Mike is a huge asset to our team and we are blessed to have him!

Jerry Balentine – Equipment Operator

Jerry moved to the San Luis Valley in 2022 from Tucson, AZ. Jerry is learning the daily operations of the landfill. Jerry is one of the landfill’s compactor operators. Jerry is willing to help the team where he is needed. Jerry loves enjoys living in Colorado.