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About us

To us, waste is a
failure of imagination

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We are dedicated to the pursuit of imaginative solutions to solve the world’s toughest waste challenges. We’re emboldened by moonshot missions and leave incremental improvement to others — our goal is to tackle only the most difficult unmet needs.

We apply our ingenuity through biotechnology and engineering to allow industry to transform liability to value and benefit our planet. Our process and resources make us different from our competitors, allowing us to work on multiple technologies across different sectors. 

At Allonnia, we start from a place where every problem has a solution.

Our team

Nicole Richards
Chief Executive Officer
Nicole Richards
Chief Executive Officer

With over 28 years of industry leadership within water treatment, mining and industry chemicals and pharmaceuticals, Nicole brings the perfect skill set to help Allonnia tackle critical industry issues and create the next generation of bioremediation solutions.

Before Allonnia, Nicole served as the Strategy, Growth and M&A leader for DuPont Water Solutions; and as a Global Director at Solvay.

Kent Sorenson
Chief Technical Officer
Kent Sorenson
Chief Technical Officer

Kent is an internationally recognized expert with over 25 years of experience, developing and applying innovative remediation technologies for water, soil, and sediments in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has worked at nearly 200 sites worldwide, and has co-authored over 40 scientific publications and given over 180 presentations at prestigious national and international conferences and symposia.

Dayal Saran
VP of Research
Dayal Saran
VP of Research

Dayal is a global R&D leader with over 15 years of industry experience leveraging metabolic engineering and biotechnology to commercialize novel solutions in the areas of industrial proteins and enzymes; flavors, fragrances and other food ingredients; insect control agents; live biotherapeutics; and biofuels. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry.

 

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We’re always looking for great company. If you’re the type who seeks the big challenges, you might be just who we’re looking for.

Michaeline Albright
Technical Project Manager - Environmental Microbiology
Michaeline Albright
Technical Project Manager - Environmental Microbiology

Michaeline is an environmental microbiologist. She is passionate about using microbes as solutions to global challenges. She holds a B.S. in Geological Sciences from Brown University and a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine.

Mack Astorga
VP of Business Development
Mack Astorga
VP of Business Development

Mack is a senior executive specializing in business development, innovation, and strategic account management. His career has focused on providing expert advice and oversight in corporate risk and business strategy, with an emphasis in the environmental and wastewater fields. He has worked in a wide variety of private sector industries including heavy manufacturing and freight rail, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, sports and corporate real estate.

Areen Banerjee
Technical Project Manager - SynBio
Areen Banerjee
Technical Project Manager - SynBio

Areen is a Synthetic Biologist with over 10 years of Academic and industry experience leveraging metabolic engineering & synthetic biology to develop sustainable solutions for use in the agricultural, pharmaceutical & bioenergy space. He has helped develop the first scalable dsRNA-based pesticide against Colorado Potato Beetle and was recently involved the developing mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 and the seasonal flu. He holds a master’s degree in biotechnology & a PhD in Microbiology

Tracy Debenport
Fungal Scientist and Science Communicator
Tracy Debenport
Fungal Scientist and Science Communicator

Tracy is a scientist with a passion for harnessing fungal systems to promote a sustainable environment. She blends a deep expertise in cultivation-dependent techniques with DNA-based approaches to identify fungi with traits of interest. In addition to research, she is a strong advocate for science communication and using microbial images and designs to inspire curiosity. Her award-winning microbial photographs have been published nationally and internationally.

Elizabeth Deyett
Senior Bioinformatics Scientist
Elizabeth Deyett
Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Elizabeth is a passionate bioinformatician with nearly a decade of experience in microbiology and microbial genetics. She aspires to help discover and leverage the powers of our microbial friends for the benefit of the world. She is constantly on the lookout for the next trend in data science and visualization. She is also a strong advocate for science communication through playful writing and storytelling which is showcased on her website Microbigals.com and podcast The Microbe Moment.

Alexandrine Gaspar
Research Associate
Alexandrine Gaspar
Research Associate

Alexandrine finds trash fascinating! Specifically, how materials cycle and how humans derive value from them. She has always been interested in what life does at a microscopic scale and is excited to learn more about what microbes' tiny systems can teach us. She recently graduated with a B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering. 

Siri Gawrish
Chief of Staff
Siri Gawrish
Chief of Staff

Siri serves as Chief of Staff for Allonnia, supporting the CEO in strategic planning, operations, project management, people, and communications. Siri is a strategy, insight, and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in Fortune 100 companies such as Dow and DuPont. She loves to collaborate, enable strategic thinking, and catalyze execution.

Bryne Gramlich
VP of Business Development
Bryne Gramlich
VP of Business Development

Bryne is an accomplished Senior Operations Executive with 25 years of experience leading P&L business units in the oil and gas industry. He has a proven track record of unlocking a company’s value through strategic planning, developing highly effective and collaborative work teams, and building a culture based on innovation and continuous improvement.

Katie Mann
Sr. Marketing & Communications Manager
Katie Mann
Sr. Marketing & Communications Manager

Katie leads the marketing and communications strategy. She has nearly 10 years of experience building integrated communications, digital marketing, content, and brand programs in Fortune 500 companies, most recently at DuPont. She is passionate about collaboration, creatively bringing brands to life and sparking curiosity through content.

Tyson Maynard
Research Associate
Tyson Maynard
Research Associate

Tyson has worked on various projects involving a wide range of organisms including Drosophila, E. coli, and a few Human cell types. He is a recent graduate with a bachelor's in Biological Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) and loves to hear passionate people discuss the things that interest them.

Rafael Mier
VP of Business Development
Rafael Mier
VP of Business Development

Rafael has an extensive track record of delivering technology-based solutions to global customers in multiple industries, including specialty materials, mining, appliances, chemicals, fertilizers, and steel. Rafael has worked for public and private companies in various roles including strategy, business development, sales management, marketing, quality assurance, and investor relations.

Michaela Moulaison
Executive Assistant
Michaela Moulaison
Executive Assistant
Michaela is an environmental advocate with diverse experience in transit planning, environmental education, and refugee resettlement. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Planning and Policy and a Master of Science degree in Urban Planning and Community Development. Her favorite method of education is through immersive travel and researching the latest methods and technology addressing the world’s greatest environmental challenges.
Zach Pierce
Environmental Engineer
Zach Pierce
Environmental Engineer

Zach is an environmental engineer with a passion for protecting public health and environmental stewardship formed during several years working as a consultant in the environmental remediation industry. He holds B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Northeastern University, where he first became interested in the potential for transformative biology to solve problems related to waste and the built environment.

Karrie Radloff
Metals and Mining EngineerPosition
Karrie Radloff
Metals and Mining EngineerPosition

Karrie is a geochemist and environmental engineer who specializes in remediation of metals contamination of groundwater, soils, and sediments from mining and ore processing operations.  She is eager to leverage her 20 years of expertise in contamination to harness the value of mining wastes.  She holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Columbia University.

Robert Sinkler
VP of Government Programs
Robert Sinkler
VP of Government Programs

Bob is passionate about improving nature with nature. Previously Bob was the Environmental Programs Chief for the U.S. Army.  After leaving the Army he served as the Water Resources Infrastructure Director for The Nature Conservancy’s North America Freshwater Program. Prior to joining Allonnia he was the Vice President for Technology and Commercialization in the Environment Sector at the pioneering biotechnology company, Intrexon.

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