Mark Babcock

Chief Design Officer

I aim to create things that look good and work well. My background is in book design, and I find that the rigor and thoughtfulness of print design has helped me to approach UI/UX purposefully and methodically. Beyond the web dev/software design world, I love to tell stories with photo, video, and graphic design.

I became a partner in CIRT because I believe wholeheartedly that we can make an ecological and societal difference by shining a light on the state of materials recovery in the US and beyond. As my parents always taught me: when you know better, you do better.

I'd love to talk to you about how CIRT can fit into your company's sales cycle/workflow. Feel free to email me at If we get the chance to talk over the phone/Zoom, please be aware that I am a severe stutterer. Thanks in advance for you patience — I promise I'll make it worth your time!

On the personal side, my people are Sarah (wife) and Ava (daughter). I can think of no better way to spend my time than exploring the world with those two. I love the mountains, and the forest, and the desert, and — to a lesser extent — the beach. Bikes are my thing, but I'm also happy hiking, paddling, or whatever else. Just let me be outside. Follow our adventures on Instagram.

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Meet the team

Mackenzie Caudill

Social Media

Katherine Shayne

Co-Founder & CEO/CIO

Dr. Jenna Jambeck

Co-Founder and Lead Scientist

Christian Foster

Chief People Person

Jennifer Davidson

COO/SVP Customer Experience

Mark Babcock

Chief Design Officer

Matt King

Technical Operations Director & Software Engineer

Nick Kreitz

Software Architect

Aries Aviles

Web Developer

Jacob Gil

Frontend Developer

Ava Wonn

Recycling Information Intern

Carson Lubin

Revenue Analysis Intern

Ben Rockaway

Recycling Intern

Jack Robider

Recycling Information Intern

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