Our Leadership Team


Tyler Brunson

CEO and Founder

Tyler started Waste Consultants in 2002 as a college student, when he realized that most companies were paying too much for waste disposal services.  

Tyler is a graduate of Appalachian State University where he earned a BSBA in Economics.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, working with children’s homes in Kenya, fly fishing, traveling, and teaching personal finance and entrepreneurship.


Josh Brown

National Sales Director

Josh brings 8 years of sales and consulting experience to the team. He is passionate about helping companies leverage their waste expenses to strengthen their bottom line.

Josh is a graduate of Southeastern University. He enjoys spending time with his wife and basset hound (Hank), hiking, picking the guitar, and running around the mountains of western North Carolina.


Julia Padgett

Office Administrator

Julia is our administrator / bookkeeper / office manager extradonaire.  

She graduated from NC State with a degree in Social Work and plans on going back to get her Masters.  

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Tony Perkins

Project Manager

Tony has worked in the waste management field since 2007.  He loves identifying savings opportunties for the clients he serves

He graduated from Drury University with a BSBA.  Tony has been married for 20 years and has two daughters. In his free time, he loves spending time with his family at Chiefs training camp, on the beach in Galveston, TX, or catching the latest movie.

Allen Banfield

Senior Project Manager

After completing 6years of honorable military service, Allen has been in the waste industry for 30 years - including 6 years in the waste service industry and 23 year in the waste consulting industry. His ability to uncover savings and implement unidentified solutions have produced significant results for WCI's clients.

Allen is dedicated to his lovely wife, children and 10 grandchildren. He enjoys playing golf and fishing.