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 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 to see the materials you need removed 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 job, 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.
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 regarding waste that was involved in the construction 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 you throw away.
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 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, drywall, and actual garage).
ZACK MUHIC, CREW MANAGER
Zack has had 14 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, sheep, goats, chickens, geese, pigs and also worked as a farm hand in the Cariboo helping train horses too.
What's really opened her eyes working with us, is the amount of take away food and drink containers that are being used on construction sites she services. She feels we can all do better. The best part of her experience working at Sea to Sky Removal is that she has switched to reusable food and drink containers as well as bamboo utensils she brings with her to work everyday!
Plus, one of her pet peeves is littering, so she has a knack for recycling and keeping all sites clean and green.
Ken Watters, Crew Member
Ken has had a long history of community service that has been a strong focus of his. For thirty some years he has provided free laundry and shower services to the residents of the downtown eastside. His passion is building strong communities and healthy safe living experience.
Ken loves dancing the Argentine Tango and also enjoys playing jazz on his guitar, mandolin and piano with his musical group called Nasty Brutish and Short.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandh