Meet the Team

Tim Maxwell - GreenEarth Cleaning

Tim Maxwell

President

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As a second-generation dry cleaner, Tim has served in numerous roles for GreenEarth since joining in 2000. He currently holds the position of President, and we’re lucky to have him steering the ship.

He’s been recognized by international regulatory agencies as a stakeholder representative in the reduction of perchloroethylene in the dry cleaning sector.

His family takes regular ski trips, and in the summer, you can find him exploring the waters. As a Canadian, he shares his nation’s passion for ice hockey and plays recreationally.

Tim holds a degree in Economics from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Canada.

Karen Maxwell - GreenEarth Cleaning

Karen Maxwell

Customer Service Director

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Karen joined the GreenEarth team in 2007, providing support to our Affiliates and assuring their needs are met. In addition to her role as Customer Service Director, Karen contributes in nearly every facet of the company. You could say she is the glue that keeps it all together.

Karen brings to GreenEarth over 25 years experience in retail and operations management, sales coaching, and customer service training.

She resides in Kansas City with her husband Tim and her two children. Her pleasures in life include exploring nature with her two dogs, kayaking, paddle boarding, skiing, golfing, reading, and cooking.

Andy Lien

Technical Director

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Andy Lien is GreenEarth’s Technical Operations Manager. Have a question about your dry cleaning machine, maintenance, programming, pre-spotting, or other day-to-day issues? He can help!

Andy is originally from Fargo, North Dakota, where he was the Operations Manager of Camelot Cleaners before moving to GreenEarth in 2013. Since then, he has visited hundreds of our Affiliates in the U.S. and over 30 different countries, ensuring they are using GreenEarth to the best of their equipment’s ability.

When he isn’t assisting our Affiliates, he gets his thrills out of backpacking, photography, and history podcasts.

Scott Steele

Licensing Manager

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Scott has been with GreenEarth since 2006. He’s the man who wears many hats. He’s processing licenses, overseeing all incoming and outgoing product, and so much more. Not to mention, in his downtime, he’s our in-house interior designer.

He is an avid bowler with the smoothest release you’ve ever seen, but nothing is quite as enjoyable to him as a long ride in the countryside on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Scott has been happily married to his wife Jennifer for 14 years, all while raising their three shih tzu children.

Garry Knox

Sustainability Director

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Garry Knox has been the Sustainability Director since 2014, following ten years service with U.K. GreenEarth affiliate, Johnson Cleaners.

Garry’s background has mainly been in Retail Marketing, including roles at leading U.K. retailers Marks and Spencer and Littlewoods.  He became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire.

Garry is also on the board of the Association of Suppliers to The British Clothing Industry (ASBCI).

Kevin Burditt

Technical Sales Representative

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Kevin brings a servant attitude to provide Affiliates with solutions and insight to meet today’s professional textile care challenges. You’ll find one of his favorite places is in the plant, sharing knowledge and training to build confidence in staff.

He’s backed by 31 years dedicated to continued education, serving in multi-plant and central plant management, capital goods sales in equipment and plant design, and large territory chemical sales. He also has held positions as a WFI board member and within numerous volunteer organizations.

He’s a native Wisconsin Cheesehead, dad to four and new grandpa to one.

Steve Kno

Affiliate Support Specialist

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In February 2016, Steve was given the opportunity to take the role of General Manager at One Hour Cleaners in Hawthorne, California. During his time there, he successfully transitioned the cleaners into a fully environmentally non-toxic dry cleaning operation using the GreenEarth G-Series machine. He also led the company through recessionary times and achieved a triple-digit increase in sales from 2016 to 2018 through the use of a search engine optimized website and a strong social media presence.

Moving forward, his role with GreenEarth is to establish and maintain growth in relationships with new prospects and existing Affiliates. He also tackles the prospecting challenges that face GreenEarth when assisting Korean-American Affiliates.

Thomas Dufresne

Ecommerce Team Member

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Thomas has quickly become an integral part of our team. He started with GreenEarth in 2017 and works on a wide range of projects. Most important, he’s whom our Affiliates can thank for making sure their orders are fulfilled and shipped on time.

Thomas graduated from Blue Valley West High School in 2016 and is currently continuing his education.

He participates in a local choir group who performs around the city. Next to music, his favorite pastime is playing goalie in a recreational hockey league.

Erin Horne

Social Media

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Erin is a part of Green Earth’s social media team, working with Affiliates to build long-term relationships between people and brands through meaningful social interaction. She is a graduate of Ontario Tech University with a degree in Communications and Digital Media Studies. Erin possesses a strong understanding and ability to strengthen brand recognition while seamlessly integrating brands into people’s lives and conversations. Erin is from Toronto, Canada, and enjoys shopping at thrift stores for vintage clothing and unique home goods. She has recently taken an interest in houseplants, with 3 of her own.

Colson - GreenEarth Cleaning

Colson Retherford

Freight and Fulfillment Specialist

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Colson started GreenEarth in August of 2021, as our Freight and Fulfillment Specialist.  He makes sure our Affiliates get what they need when they need it. In his spare time, he enjoys podcasts, art, and skateboarding. Within the past few years, he has also grown (pardon the pun) a love for houseplants. He is a renaissance man with many interests and hobbies. His motto is to “never stop creating and thinking”!

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Sara Prince

Website Design and Social Media

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Sara is our Email Marketing, Web, and Graphic Design Specialist, she builds our websites and creates unique content for GreenEarth and its affiliates. With her design specialization and web design focus, she has become an integral part of the GreenEarth team.

 

She majored in Graphic Design at Kansas State University and studied Web Design and Multimedia at the Art Institute of Seattle. Sara has an array of knowledge of the arts and helps to strengthen brand recognition through web and email marketing, coupon design, logo design, signage, decals, and other various design techniques upon request.

 

Sara currently resides in Manhattan, Kansas, but was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She loves vintage and second-hand shopping. In her free time, she enjoys oil painting, sketching, and spending time with her daughter and Australian Shepherd, named Sage.

Mary Pham - GreenEarth Cleaning

Mary Pham

Administrative Assistant

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Mary joined the GreenEarth team in 2022 as an administrative assistant. She provides support as the bridge between our GreenEarth team and Affiliates. On a usual day in the office, she can be found answering Affiliate calls, creating reports, and sending out emails.

Mary is from Kansas City and enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Benny, at local dog parks and dog-friendly restaurants.

Gertie - GreenEarth Cleaning Mascot

Gertie

GreenEarth Cleaning’s Beloved Mascot

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