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12321 E. Cornell Ave., Unit 22
Aurora, CO 80014

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The CR team while zip lining at the 2015 CR annual retreat in Winter Park, CO

The Team



Without any intention of a career in recycling, Lycee was hired as Centennial’s Office Manager in 2007. With Joe as her mentor, Lycee fell in love with the recycling industry and began learning each area of the business. The transition into a leadership role came very naturally and Lycee was named President of Centennial Recycling in May 2013. Now she holds the responsibility of leading the business on a day to day basis and keeping the rest of our very outgoing group focused during meetings.

Lycee holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication from Metro State University and is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership & Applied Business Management at Colorado State University – Global Campus.

Lycee does not have free time…but if she did she would enjoy painting, going to movies, growing basil, playing board games, and decorating cakes for her nieces and nephew.


JAMIE GORMLEY (Fort Collins, CO)

Business Development Manager

Jamie joined Centennial Recycling as Business Development Manager (sales) in May 2009, bringing with him 8 years of experience in recycling. Jamie has a background in all aspects of managing recycling companies including starting-up and running a MRF, buying and selling all types of commodities as well as starting recycling programs for mid-size and large businesses. Jamie is also the company’s specialist in post-consumer plastics recycling. When Jamie is not busy working he loves spending time with his family and enjoys ski mountaineering, mountain biking, fishing and music.

Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University.



Operations Manager

Greg became a part of Centennial Recycling in the summer of 2011 after gaining years of experience at an auto maintenance shop and electronics recycler. His solid background in operational flow and client management was a natural fit into the Centennial team. At the end of 2014, Greg took a three month sabbatical to refresh and refocus. He returned in March of 2015 to a new role focused on the optimization of Centennial Recycling's processes in order to better serve the client base.

Greg holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. During his free time he plays hockey and golf, and tinkers with cars that may or may not run.


FAY FISK (Flagstaff, AZ)

Regional Account Manager

Fay joined Centennial Recycling as Regional Account Representative (sales) in November, 2011. Fay brings 18 years of experience in purchasing within the Newsprint, Linerboard and Cellulose Insulation Manufacturing Industries. She also brings years of experience in developing local paper collection programs and creating and building internal fiber sales programs.

Fay holds a Bachelor's Degree in Forest Science from Northern Arizona University. She enjoys cooking, hiking, golf, and working out obsessively.


Theo Ortiz (Aurora, CO)

Logistics Coordinator

Theo joined Centennial Recycling as Logistics Coordinator in April 2014 bringing 7 years of experience in logistics. At Theo's previous position, he scheduled trucking in much of Colorado and the surrounding states. Theo's focus is to build strong relationships with the individuals at Centennial Recycling's partners.

Theo enjoys working on swimming pools during the summer, fishing, hiking, and spending time with his family. 



Client Relations Manager

Jessica has an extensive background in customer relations management that she gained from several years in the financial industry. She has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management that she obtained from Colorado State University. She is also pursuing a Masters Degree in Organizational Development from the same school.

When she is not working, you can usually find her spending time with or cleaning up after her family. She lives in Aurora with her husband, children, three crazy dogs. She loves camping and being outside as much as possible. She also enjoys long walks on the beach and dressing as the undead to chase the living during Zombie Run 5ks.



Regional Account Representative

Ashton is the newest addition to the Centennial Recycling team. Ashton's background is in educational sales. She comes to Centennial with experience in lead prospecting and customer service. She received her bachelor's degree in Communications from CU Denver.    

Ashton will be focused on building new relationships for Centennial. She enjoys meeting new  people and finding creative solutions. She is a Colorado native who loves green chili and a good snowstorm every now and then. Ashton is the mother of two young children, Magnolia and Javier, so she is pretty busy changing diapers and  singing the "ABCs" for the 100th time.


JOE FRANCIS (Centennial, CO)


Joe started his recycling career in 1986 as a sourcing representative for Weyerhaeuser Recycling in Northern California and transferred in 1990 to Texas to be a plant manager.

In 1994 he joined Rock-Tenn Recycling in Dallas and moved to the Denver area in 1997 to be the mill buyer for Republic Paperboard. When the Republic Mill closed he soon decided to leave the corporate world and started Centennial Recycling.

Joe’s background in plant management, mill buying, buying and selling commodities, export and domestic sales, and a strong recycling network of friends and business associates throughout the western United States provided him with the experience needed to succeed in the brokerage business.

Passing along the day to day responsibilities of Centennial Recycling onto the rest of the team, Joe transitioned into a less active role in the company and serves as a senior advisor. Joe and Coni, his wife of 40+ years, have 3 grown children, all married, and 4 grandchildren.

Joe is an avid skier, regularly works out, does some distance swimming and gets in some fishing and hiking.  With more time on his hands, he is doing more traveling for pleasure.  Joe is very active volunteering with youth from his church, and especially loves his “Papa Joe” time with his grandkids.

Joe graduated cum laude from California State University Fresno with a double major in Criminology and Recreation.