It all started with a community of students
wanting to make a difference

The ECGO team began as a group of students at Georgia State University wanting to make a difference. Now, we have grown into a team of members comprised from all around the world! Founder, Nicole Toole has worked for the last 4-years at Georgia State to improve recycling behaviors. The ECGO team is on a mission to help universities, municipalities, and corporate offices improve their recycling programs.​
Be a part of our sustainability movement today!

Nicole Toole

CEO and Founder

Nicole is an emerging leader who is passionate about sustainability and technology that has a real impact. A problem-solver at heart, she has spent the last 4-years researching consumer behavior around recycling and sustainability practices, building teams to leverage this research for innovative solutions, and effectively pitching these concepts to investors, organizations, and institutions. She is a firm believer that we all have the power to make our world a better place, if we have the courage to do so.

Ryan Walden

CTO and Co-Founder

Ryan Walden is an entrepreneur, data scientist, and machine learning engineer whose goal in life is to create something that actually contributes to the world. With ECGO, he has found a way to contribute his skills to build something he can be proud of.

We are endlessly proud of the team that helped create ECGO, and those who help us continue our growth!

Mavi Martinez

Lead Front End Developer

Mavi is an entrepreneur, software company co-founder, and woman in STEAM. She has a passion for technology, entrepreneurship, and social impact. As a child, she discovering software engineering and knew that was the right path for her. She finds it her mission to use technology to do more good, and empower women to confidently thrive in the world of STEAM.

Joaquín González

Flutter Developer

Joaquín is software developer, specializing in front-end development of mobile apps. For the last year he has been working with Flutter, creating high quality mobile apps. Aside from delivering quality software, one his many strengths is his ability to communicate clearly both with his team.

Minal Dalwadi

Community Partnerships Manager

Minal is a experienced NGO professional. She recently worked as a Work-Study Student at PawPrints. Here, she gained experience in Sales, Sales Analysis, and Financial Reporting for 1.5 years. My interests include exercising, trying new hobbies, and spending quality time with my friends and family.

Alexia Clark

Marketing Intern

Alexia Clark is a senior Media Entrepreneurship major with a minor in Public Relations! She serves as the Marketing Intern for all things digital at ECGO. Clark was born and raised in Southwest Florida. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Psi,
Professional Business Fraternity Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Bertie Vyas

User Engagement Intern

Bertie is one of our User Engagement Interns, he is a freshman Math and Finance Major at the University of Georgia. He loves playing soccer, music and about me I’m going to uga and planning on majoring in math and finance. I’m 18 years old. He loves to play soccer, listen to music, and spend lots of time with his friends and family.

Yuca Walden Zabala

Chief Chewing Officer (CCO)

Yuca is not just a fuzzy, long, loving girl... but she's also very passionate about recyclable materials!
Does she recycle them? No... but she reuses them!
Yuca loves chewing away on plastic water bottles, cardboard boxes, and anything else her mom and dad leave on the floor! Therefore, she has been dubbed the Chief Chewing Officer!