Kat Slaughter

Principal Materials Management Strategist  VERT Sites Founder

Founder and Principal, Kathryn Slaughter, is a certified TRUE Zero Waste Advisor through GBCI, a certified Practitioner of Zero Waste Principles and Practices and Manager of MSW Collections Systems with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) as well as trained in SWANA’s Construction & Demolition Debris Management.


She graduated from Build Colorado’s Pre-Apprenticeship program, holds an 8-hour Demolition Superintendent certificate completed with the National Demolition Association, and is OSHA-10 certified. She brings with her waste and hauler operational expertise in rural mountain materials collection through her experience as a CDL hauler-driver, sales lead, customer service agent, and operations management. 


She sits on Summit County’s Zero Waste Task Force, the Town of Breckenridge’s Recycling Committee, Recycle Colorado’s C&D, Rural, and Policy Committees and is the Greater Colorado Business Representative within the organization. She holds a Masters of Applied Ethics with concentrations in Environmental Ethics, Bio-Ethics, and Philosophy of Technology.