O2Compost is the Training Program Division of Price-Moon Enterprises,
PME was founded in the spring of 1996 as an environmental consulting
firm specializing in setting up compost facilities to process agricultural
and municipal organic waste. Over the past eight years, PME has
worked with numerous large production farms located throughout the
US and Canada.
Following the success of setting up several on-farm composting
facilities in the Pacific Northwest, PME was hired by Snohomish
and King Counties to conduct a series of training seminars to teach
farmers, landscapers and organic growers how to compost in compliance
with Washington State regulations. These workshops taught aerated
composting as a Best Management Practice (BMP) to control the composting
process, mitigate impacts to the environment, and yield a finished
product that is suitable for wholesale and retail distribution.
The O2Compost Training Programs were conceived early in PME’s
history and have taken literally thousands of hours to develop,
test, refine, and promote. The objective has always been to enable
all farmers, no matter what the size of their facilities, to compost
their by-products with aeration and to keep this process simple,
systematic and affordable.
In 2003, PME sub-divided to create O2Compost as a separate operating
entity. The O2Compost Training Program
is unique – nothing else like it exists anywhere in the world.
It provides everything that a prospective composter needs to get
started and to do it right the first time. Ultimately, our success
is a direct measure of our client’s success and for this reason,
we offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Moon is President and Principal Engineer of PME / O2Compost,
and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
Peter has as Bachelor's Degree in Geology and a Masters of
Science in Geotechnical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley. He
has 25 years of consulting (i.e. problem solving) experience.
Prior to 1989, Peter had never even heard the word composting,
let alone study the subject school. However, during the past
15 yaers, Peter has learned a great deal about composting
and everything he knows he has learned by doing it. Having
studied, tested and resolved nearly every mistake imaginable,
he understands what works and more importantly, what does
not work. His hands-on experience has led to a career in training
others the How-To's of on-farm composting.
Peter's passion for composting coincided with the implementation
of federal water quality regulations and an increased awareness
that organic waste materials need to be properly managed to
better protect the environment. At this point, Peter works
with nearly every variety of organic by-product, however,
his principal areas of interest are composting horse manure,
grape pumace, golf course green wastes, and exotic wastes
such as zoo manure, mink wastes and farm mortalities. As an
adjunct to teaching the composting process, Peter also works
closely with vermi-composters and compost tea users.
Kirsten joined us in July 2008 and is serving as our Training
Program Coordinator. Her primary role is to help our cilents
through the step-by-step process and to guarantee their success.
She is our liaison to ensure that each facet of every Training
Program is completed in a timely and friendly manner.
Kirsten was born and raised in Snohomish, where her Dad is
the Vice Principal of our local high school and her Mom is
the Principal of our newest elementary school. She has three
brothers, a sister-in-law and a niece and nephew. Kirsten
graduated from the University of Washington in 2005 where
she played collegiate basketball as a power forward. After
graduation, she worked for The Westin Hotel in Seattle where
she advanced to become a Banquet Captain, coordinating and
planning special events. Given her college and work experience,
she understands teamwork, hospitality, and service to others.
Her family and friends are her greatest priority and with
them she enjoys doing most anything outdoors - especially
fly fishing and hiking. She also enjoys traveling, cooking,
reading and relaxing. Kirsten is a God-send.
has been with O2Compost since 2003 and serves as our Director
of Marketing and Administration. She manages our finances
and maintains the customer database and related business monitors
that tell us what we need to know. In addition, Sherri coordinates
the marketing needs of the company: advertising, web site
management, newsletters, and the blog. Sherri came to us following
a much-needed break from 10+ years working as a legal secretary.
In her spare time, Sherri is a busy Mom with three kids and
two quarter horses. She devotes many hours a week to her role
as a PTA president but still finds time for trail rides with
her daughter. Being a horse owner, Sherri can relate to the
value of our aerated compost system and knows that the work
she does for O2Compost is time well spent.
began working at O2Compost in early 2005, providing technical
support and project management on large scale municipal compost
systems involving design and permitting. He also provides
assistance with obtaining building, grading, stormwater and
air quality permits for these facilities.
For the O2Compost Training Programs, Harold prepares designs
based upon client needs and provides technical support with
construction and compost process start-up. He recently designed
and constructed a 4-bay aerated compost system for a 12-horse
stable in Snohomish (Liberty Bell Farm) as a way to further
gain experience and to "Learn by Doing". Harold
is very practical in his approach, with an emphasis on efficiently
using both available space and construction materials.
His background includes 25 years in the paper industry as
an environmental engineer and 4 years working as a consultant
in the compost industry. At home, Harold manages an abundance
of nitrogen-rich farm animal residuals from 5 horses and other
small animals. Harold's construction experience includes many
out-buildings, fences, two houses, and over two years of assistance
on many composting structures. He runs two old tractors, enjoys
horseback riding, hiking, basketball and keeping the fences
joined the O2Compost staff in August 2009 and is serving as
our new Accounts Manager. She will be our main point of contact
for all clients once they have purchased an O2Compost System.
Her role is to ensure that construction goes smoothly and
that every compost system operates as it should, producing
a high-quality finished compost product in just 30 days with
a minimal amount of labor.
The daughter of Peter Moon, the company's founder and principal
engineer, she grew up in Snohomish, Washington. She graduated
from Snohomish High School in 2001 with her classmate, and
O2Compost's Training Program Coordinator, Kirsten Brockman.
Allison earned her B.A. in English at UC Santa Barbara and
recently graduated with a juris doctorate from Boston University
School of Law. She has held a variety of positions from café
barista to executive assistant to legal advocate, and has
done extensive pro bono and volunteer work. Through her experience,
she has learned the value of serving others. In her spare
time, she goes rock climbing with her friends and, on those
rare sunny northwest days, she enjoys riding her motorcycle.
Hagen is a licensed Civil Engineer and provides structural
design for O2Compost aeration systems and associated structures.
He works on both small and large projects, from the 10-horse
aerated compost systems up to 30,000 CY per year commercial
projects. Trond's background includes a Civil Engineering
Degree from the University of Washington and over 30 years
of civil structural design and project management experience
on large industrial projects for Weyerhauser Company. Trond
also taught civil engineering for seven years, which becomes
apparent in his management style as he is always willing to
share and instruct.
Trond immigrated to the United States from Norway at the
age of 18 and served in the US Air Force for many years. He
has raised two boys and works continually on home improvement
projects. His hobbies include cross country skiing and woodworking.