Meet Our Team
MARK: Executive Manager
While you might not see Mark behind the counter, you can trust that he’s busy in the back office doing things like setting up our deals and partnerships and brainstorming new processes like our delivery system. Mark is relatively new to the laundry and cleaning business, but he is an old hand at helping small and mid-sized businesses grow, thanks to his work as a founder and partner of the consulting firm Maven & Associates. In his early career, Mark learned the ropes working with very large companies as a business consultant at Bain & Company. A balanced life is a high priority for Mark, so when he isn’t working at EcoClean or with a client, he can be seen enjoying all the things that brought him to Austin in the first place. He loves music on Guero’s patio, boating on Lake Austin, dinner at the South Congress Café or taking in a movie at the Alamo.
KEVIN: Executive Manager
When it comes to business technology, Kevin knows it all. We thank him each time we print a ticket or track an order in our system. Before coming to EcoClean in 2010, Kevin was a founding partner for The Concentre Group, an IT consultancy helping large technology departments to better meet business and customer needs. Early in his career, Kevin worked for Bain & Company in London, Dallas and Sydney in industries from airlines and auto manufacturers to grocery stores and waste management. Kevin loves spending time with his two young daughters at home in Dallas, and when he’s in Austin, you can find him watching the Longhorns play or eating at Hula Hut.
EMELIO: Director of Operations
Emelio is responsible for production efficiency and is always thinking of new ways to process a higher volume of clothes with a higher quality of care. He's from the San Antonio originally, but has lived in Austin for over 16 years and has a wealth of experience managing production in other industries. He and his wife Jill enjoy taking their two boys to go camping, hunting, fishing, and anything else fun that you can do in the great outdoors!
KERSTIN: Director of Customer Service
With unlimited energy, a penchant for organization and a smile brighter than a moontower, Kerstin manages to keep everything at EcoClean running smoothly. As 40-year resident of Austin, Kerstin has been a part of the I Luv Video, Spider House and EcoClean family of businesses for 15 years. Before that, she attended Trinity University in San Antonio, where she earned a BA in art history. Kerstin sits on the Board of Directors of Austin EcoSchool and is an advocate of alternative education and play-based learning. She enjoys hiking the greenbelt, gardening, bicycling around town, visiting art museums and crafting with her kids. Her personal goals include world travel and spending more time making art.
TONY: Director of Routes and Commercial
In 2011, after a year of traveling the world, Tony’s deep passion for music and music culture brought him to Austin from beautiful Northern California. He is still amazed at the laid back friendly way of Austinites. If he’s not travelling to Coachella or Bonnaroo Tony makes the most of this great city by spending his free time with friends on the lake, at his favorite West Sixth Street Bar, or in the gym. Tony brings critical management experience from the commercial cleaning industry to the EcoClean team and an amazing can-do attitude!
JANIE: Assistant Customer Service Manager
Janie is a long-time Austinite and a veteran of the dry-cleaning industry. She oversees transfers and interactions between all the stores and tries to keep everything moving smoothly. She and her husband of 24 years enjoy a good UT tailgate and spending time with their eight grandchildren (ninth one on the way!)
MARGARITA: Assistant Production Manager
No one steams an evening gown like Margarita. She’s been working in laundries and cleaners for 17 years, and we’ve been lucky to have her at EcoClean for almost five years. When she’s not working, Margarita keeps up with her novelas and enjoys lots of Austin activities with her two children, including trips to the park, local shopping and meals at Serrano’s. On weekends, you can find Margarita at La Copa checking out the salsa, merengue and reggae music.
ROCIO: Production Associate
Somehow Rocío manages to work hard and keep her fellow employees laughing and smiling all day long. She's got that elusive balance of serious attention to detail and fun that keeps our company going strong. Outside of work she likes to keep busy too, cleaning the house or caring for her animals...in her case, not cats and dogs, but chickens and horses! She also enjoys spending time with her family.
MALENA: Production Associate
Of course Malena's good at using all the fancy pressing machines in the back, but her favorite is the old-fashioned handheld iron. She can most often be found pressing the crispest of creases on your garments with careful precision. She's cheerful and hardworking, and when she's not at work she likes to take the family to the park, or cook decadent mexican feasts for family and friends. We look forward to the days when she brings leftovers in to work!