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Cascade Staff Photo - June 2016

Cascadians are made up of a diverse team with experience in institutional asset management, recycling operations, risk management, worker and health safety programs, employee relations, financial accounting, law, government regulations, and electronic disassembly R&D. Together, Cascade's staff and partners are eager to provide our customers with consistent, quality service. With a combined 450+ years of company experience, we know how to deal with any situation.

Cascade has been named as one of the Top 25 Best Small Companies to Work For by SHRM and Gartner said we're the "nicest" ITAD firm in the country.


Executives and Support Staff

Neil Peters-Michaud
CEO, co-founder

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Founded Cascade in 1999. Grew up in Silicon Valley where he gained technical work experience in IT and supply chain management. Worked in environmental NGOs and state government. Earned BS and MBA from University of Wisconsin. Received "Forward Under 40" award. Also is a Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional.


TJ Barelmann

Todd "TJ" Barelmann
Director of Operations

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Joined Cascade originally in 2002 and Operations Manager since 2005. Bachelors in Business Adminitration with a focus on Lean Manufactuing, 5S, Six Sigma, and other Operational Management processes. Is a NAID Certified Secure Destruction Specialist. Leads security program and active in NAID professional security program


James Ellison
General Manager - Indianapolis

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A combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom with additional experience in the Army Reserve in Germany, Japan, and Southwest Asia; Security Team Lead at St. Vincent hospital with experience in Emergency Preparedness, security assessments, hazardous materials and risk assessments; B.S. in Organizational Leadership from University of Indianapolis, MBA from Anderson University, and undergrad certificate in Homeland Security from American Military University.



Kristina Accardo
Busniness Analyst (Sales Operations)

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Joined Cascade in 2010 and supervisor since 2011. Leads customer service efforts. Past experience in biomedical industry at Invitrogen. BS in Business Admin from SJSU and Masters Certificate in Project Management from UW. Kristina is a Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional.


Joe NetzerJoe Netzer
Information Systems Manager

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Started at Cascade in 2004. Education in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Provides strategic IT management for Cascade and leads customer technology support projects.


Tom Hemaidan

Tom Hemaidan
Sales Administration Manager

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Tom is a business relationship professional with nearly three decades of experience in creating long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships in a variety of industries. To the role of Sales Administration Manager, he brings executive experience providing team leadership, creative and effective marketing solutions and a history of developing novel markets while reviving idle ones.


Rob Mayoh

Robert Mayoh
Business Development Executive - WI

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Joined Cascade in 2013 – consultative approach Identifying customers’ need, providing solutions, and building mutually beneficial relationships. Over 20 years experience servicing government, healthcare, information technology, and manufacturing industries. Also is a Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional.


Michelle Clemens
Business Development Executive - IN

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Joined Cascade in 2017 with more than 20 years sales experience; 12 of that in regulated industries (insurance/investments and recruiting), 6 years as a sales manager, and 6 years in sales operations. Michelle holds a certificate in Project Management from the University of Brisbane and attended Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.


Brandon Hasselberger
Business Development Executive - WI

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Joined the Cascade team in January 2018. Has 10+ years of sales experience with a diverse background in individual contributor to sales management & training roles. Holds a Bachelors in Business Management, Business Leadership Certificate, and Advanced Business Communications Certificate from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.


Marla Waugh

Marla Waugh
Customer Service Account Manager

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Began work at Cascade in 2011 and provides customer support, account management, logistics and scheduling. Over 14 years experience as an advocate for customers. Bachelor's from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.


Jason Jensen
Customer Service Account Manager

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Began work at Cascade in 2015 and brings more than 15 years experience in customer service and operations management/supervision. Jason has an accounting degree and provides direct customer support and account analysis.


Rhea Paul
Customer Service Support Specialist

Began work at Cascade in 2016 with experience in customer service and support.


Paul Keough
Resale Manager

Paul leads all resale activity at Cascade. He's worked at Cascade since 2010 and previously managed the company's Refurbishing program. Contact Paul and his team if you are interested in purchasing refurbished products from Cascade.


Julie Hellenbrand

Julie Hellenbrand

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At Cascade since 2006 and leads all accounting and finance functions at Cascade. Education and experience in managerial and financial accounting for over 20 years.


Lorna Doering
Accounting Assistant

Joined Cascade in 2006 and worked in Operations while earning a Bachelor's in Accounting.


Vernon Hill

Vernon Hill
Logistics Supervisor

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Began work at Cascade in 2001 and performed work on hundreds of on-site jobs for customers across the country. Manages Cascade's fleet and on-site service personnel (the Rapid Deployment Team).


Karen Dietel-Jenks
Quality Assurance Coordinator

Karen brings her professional experience in AS9100 QMS coordination and maintenance, document development and control, and aerospace Certificate of Conformance verification and creation to lead Cascade's quality programs. She earned a Bachelor's at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and joined Cascade in 2014.


John Weakland
Environmental, Health & Safety Compliance Coordinator

John "Sorrel" Weakland has worked at Cascade since 2004 in a number of capacaities and took over the EH&S Coordinator role in 2017. He holds a Bachelors degree from Earlham College, was a water utilities inspector, and has participated in Cascade's Health and Safety Committee for a number of years. Sorrel is also a certified Storm Chaser!


Laura Gill
Human Resources, Generalist

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Laura joined Cascade in 2017 and is a Certified Human Resources Professional (PHR). Along with a Bachelor's Degree from UW-Whitewarer, Laura has over 14 years of experience in Human Resources servicing hospitality, production, biotech and professional service industries.