Pollution Prevention: Speaker Bios
Bryana Solis works for the City of Puyallup, Washington as a Pollution Prevention Specialist in the stormwater engineering department and has been with the city for eight years. Providing guidance to business owners on how they can help protect our local waterways. She is in her final year attending the University of Phoenix, pursuing a bachelor of science in environmental science. Before entering the public sector, she worked in the automotive industry for 11 years. Bryana loves the outdoors and in between work and school, assignments she takes every chance she can to enjoy our beautiful state.
Maddie Burke works in water resource protection at the City of Vancouver, Washington. Maddie graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in civil engineering. Maddie has spent the last four years living in Vancouver. Maddie responds to water quality threats and helps enforce City Stormwater requirements. She works with businesses, construction sites, and the public to provide guidance about water protection and best practices. Before working in water protection, Maddie worked in food carts for seven years and catering for four years. In her free time, Maddie loves trying new restaurants and bars.
Vikki Barthels works as a Pollution Prevention Specialist with the Spokane Regional Health District. She has worked at the Health District for 19 years, 13 of that as a Food Safety Inspector and for the last six years in pollution prevention. She works with local small businesses to provide free technical assistance training to help them reduce and manage potential waste to protect water, soil, and air quality. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, traveling, running, and biking.
Nikki Guillot is an Environmental Scientist at the City of Vancouver, Washington, and has been working on water resource protection there for seven years where she is a team lead on erosion control, facility maintenance, spill response, and business assistance. She has a bachelor’s of science in environmental science and recently completed a Master of Public Health program at Oregon Health & Science University, achieving certification from the National Board of Public Health Examiners in 2020. She has worked in clean water technical assistance since 2004 helping farmers, city staff, contractors, residents, and business owners prevent pollution. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family along the scenic Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington.