Sea to Sky Removal is on a pioneering mission to change the construction industry’s waste disposal practices, and educate workers in the process. As part of our service, we provide recycling tutorials to crews who are used to tossing everything – plastic, wood, cardboard, carpet, stone – in a single trash bin. We even provide photo documentation and diversion percentage reports for Built Green and LEED projects, so contractors know exactly where materials end up.

Chris Arkell, Co-Founder

When it comes to understanding the unique waste removal needs of the construction industry, at the risk of sounding cliché, Chris knows it all like the back of his hand. With over 20 years of building experience under his belt, his experience helps his clients save valuable manpower hours by allowing their employees to do what they do best rather than having to make long timely treks to the landfill. And since he’s a stickler for punctuality, affordability, and communication, you can be assured that every pickup will be quick and cost-efficient and handled with the upmost professionalism. 

Throughout his tenure in the construction industry, Chris realized there was a need for a waste removal business along the Sea to Sky corridor. Although the majority of the need was along the scenic coastal route, the service later expanded into the Lower Mainland and the North Shore to address the ever expanding demand of Sea to Sky Removal’s loyal clientele. 

Chris is an entrepreneur, having owned his own successful general contracting business. He was also the head project manager for the west coast division of a large scale Toronto-based construction company. He enjoys interacting with his clients and meeting new faces through his business. 

He also loves pictures so if you have pictures of your pile of waste, send it along! It makes estimating the cost of removal, and anticipating the preparation for the removal, a whole lot easier. Yes, he really loves efficiency.

Cinci Csere, Co-Founder

For Sea to Sea to Sky Removal Co-Founder Cinci Csere, this begins and ends with the efforts we all take to keep waste out of the landfills, whether that’s construction waste, or other garbage.

Formerly the owner of her own boutique marketing agency, Cinci originally got into waste removal to support her hardworking husband, and well...if we’re being honest, to actually see him once in a while! But once she started to learn everything that was involved in the waste management industry, and after an eye opening trip where she witnessed firsthand the amount of needless waste, she dove headfirst into the business and hasn’t looked back since. Speaking of the landfill, if you haven’t ever been, go. Yes, it’s smelly (and probably not a great social outing) but she promises it will make you think twice about what goes into your bin.

Thinking twice and hand-sorting and loading their fleet of trucks live, has helped Cinci and her husband and partner in crime Chris dispose of the recyclables, donate any items, and throw away the actual garbage responsibly.  And since no two hauls are ever the same, there are always new challenges to overcome – a part of the job Cinci really enjoys. But with the challenges come brand new relationships that are fun and rewarding – both with repeat clients as well as with community recycling partners such as the landfill, donation centers, and recycling depots.

Eco-conscious at heart, Cinci can often be found educating others on recycling best practices. She can pretty much guarantee that when you call her, you’ll know within minutes that it’s important to separate out your load into piles before their truck arrives (i.e. metals, plastics, cardboard, clean / dirty wood, and actual garage).

ZACK MUHIC, CREW MEMBER

Zack has had14 years experience in construction and landscaping in roles such as Foreman, Excavator Machine Operator, and Urban Restoration Specialist.

There is a saying; everybody wants to change the world but nobody is ready to change himself or herself for the world. Zack thinks change occurs when people become educated. Working at Sea to Sky Removal has been a learning experience for him, as he feels more aware to the problems facing our environment and to the solutions that exist. He personally believes that Sea to Sky Removal is a revolutionary waste disposal service and he would hope that others, businesses and people alike would follow this model.

Born in Petaluma, California. He was only 2 years old when his mother and father immigrated to the interior where he was raised on a cattle ranch. Ranching has instilled in him a strong work ethic and a love for the outdoors.

In his spare time he loves to play beach volleyball, baseball and enjoys taking weekend trips to the ocean to surf plus he loves to play his guitar too!

KAYELLE ARCHIE, CREW MEMBER

Kayelle spent her time growing up living on a farm in 100 Mile House with her grandparents. She got put to work at an early age taking care of the cattle, horses, sheep, goats, chickens, geese, pigs, the list goes on! She also worked as a farm hand in the Cariboo helping train horses too.

Did you know that she also worked for an industrial reforestation for a few years too. Her experience transfers well into the work she does at Sea to Sky Removal. Plus, one of her pet peeves is littering, so she has a knack for recycling and keeping all sites clean and green.

Kayelle believes hard work pays off, and it's true, she is not afraid to get dirty and work hard but being a good mom certainly trumps everything.

Bryan Davies, Crew Member

Born and raised in East Vancouver, Bryan entered the construction industry at a very young age, by first, working summer's at his uncle's Tempo gas station in Tofino, and then at the age of 15 leaving the city and moving to a 2000 acre ranch in the Okanagan where he became acquainted with being a farm hand, carpenter, logger, equipment operator, and primarily a deckhand / sawyer working in the cedar shake and shingle industry. Upon his return to the city in the early 2000's Bryan quickly got to work in many different facets of the construction world from concrete restoration and membrane coatings to landscaping to post tension cable restorations to working in a mineral indicator lab to demolition and removal and then a to working as a carpenter building and renovating homes all over the lower mainland and many other parts of BC for the last 12 years. 

Many of those years Bryan could often be found pulling old dirty sticks, beams, fir of any kind and diverting it from landfills to take home where he has been building reclaimed furniture and custom smoker's and whatever else he can think of for many years. Bryan is now continuing his path in the construction industry as he renovates homes, and has taken the role of crew member which helps him continue his ongoing passion of seeing less waste end up in landfills and more old growth Douglas fir end up in his wood shop. When not working he enjoys cooking, hiking, and biking.

Morgan Zindle, Crew Member

Morgan is devoted toward sustainable practices in order to keep our evnvironment growing and make a positive impact no matter how big or small the job is. Her future goals are aligned with working in natural building and is passionate about creating homes for people out of raw materials.

She has a strong working background in hospitality, labor, sales, and most importantly, outdoor education. Her versatility in knowledge and strength is a great asset and prides on challenging herself to push the barriers, expand the mind, and work hard. In her free time, she loves camping, hiking, swimming, and going on road trips.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandh