Our Team

Jed Dawson

Jed is the founder and primary software engineer behind WasteMate. Since high school, Jed has been involved with his family's small hauling operation in Paso Robles, California, working as a welder, driver, and eventually Operations Manager. Throughout this propagation of responsibilities and roles, he always knew that the industry’s software was falling short in vital ways. A self-proclaimed computer nerd, he took to studying Computer Science which eventually led to building applications that set new standards for the industry. Jed created the eMobile and WebCORE add-ons for EnCORE, which allow drivers to digitally receive and interact with their routes. This software has not only added efficiency to waste hauling, but increased revenue streams as well. It is the foundation upon which WasteMate is built.

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Katie Korgan

Katie K. and Jed have been collaborating on creative projects for over 13 years. Having met in high school and confident in their unique working partnership, Jed persuaded Katie to move back to their hometown after years of designing at advertising agencies in Los Angeles. A graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Graphic Communication, Katie has been the graphic designer for Paso Robles Waste & Recycle since 2009. Familiarity with the marketing needs of waste haulers coupled with her broad creative skill set have prepared Katie for the one-of-a-kind design challenge that WasteMate presents: a user experience that turns a very complicated process into an easy one.

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Katie Dawson

Katie D.'s background has given her valuable insight into the operations of a waste hauler. She has over a decade of waste industry accounting and human resource management experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Having met her husband Jed and Katie K. in high school, Katie D. is a full-time mom to an active two-year-old boy and bookkeeper for Edison Code and WasteMate. In addition to being a sounding board for Jed's ideas, Katie keeps the cogs of the WasteMate machine running, ensuring the seamless integration of technology, function and customer satisfaction.

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