Who We Are
It all got started in 2018, when Kelley McReynolds — then the manager of Mid America Recycling’s Lincoln location — and his wife purchased his employer’s facility outright, creating Green Quest Recycling. With a career of recycling management under his belt, Kelley saw an opportunity to expand the facility into what it is today.
Owner, General Manager
Originally a Des Moines boy, Kelley has spent his entire career in the world of recycling, starting in 1995. He’s headed up plants around the country, including Des Moines, New Orleans, and Houston. In 2014, he joined the Mid America Recycling team and became the general manager and a managing partner of its Lincoln facility. Four years later, he and his wife, Jeanie, purchased that facility and redubbed it Green Quest Recycling. The family business keeps him busy, but he still somehow finds time to practice martial arts, play with the family pups (Jango and Gaia), spend time with his son, Patrick, and head to Florida every year with the family.
Owner, Office Manager
Jeanie is the proud co-owner of Green Quest, and she keeps the place running like a well-oiled machine as its office manager. The ultimate multi-tasker, Jeanie is also living out her dream job of raising and breeding German Shepherds at the family home in Firth, Nebraska. It’s also the home of her beloved garden, from which she loves sharing the bounty with friends and family. That is, when she’s not working on her latest home renovation project! Life can be a little crazy, but that’s just how she likes it.
Ray has been with this facility for so long, he’s seen it have four different names. He knows all the ins-and-outs of our operation, probably because he’s done it all — starting as a forklift operator in 1998, and even acting as a one-man sorter for a short time before being promoted to plant supervisor. Ray grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and is all about family and enjoying life. He has three children and four grandchildren, and he loves fishing and grilling.
Originally from Missouri, Jim is one of Green Quest’s former service members, having served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1983–1987. From there, he went into mechanics, working on heavy haul trucks and trailers before moving into refuse and recycling. When he isn’t keeping our facility in gear, Jim is either enjoying time with his family — his wife of 24 years, four daughters, one son, and six grandchildren — going out hunting, or getting the family dog some exercise.
Where would we be without Katie? Her 18+ years of administrative experience keep us pulled together — and the skills she picked up from over a decade in the U.S. Navy sure don’t hurt, either. After an Honorable Discharge in 2013, Katie continued perfecting her organizational and office management talents before moving back to Nebraska. Outside of the office, she stays plenty busy camping and fishing with her husband and chasing around their three kiddos.
After living in New York, Missouri, and Wisconsin, Tasha discovered there really is no place like Nebraska when she settled here with her husband and three daughters. She calls the shots in our warehouse as its supervisor, and she’s proud to be part of a company that helps keep the Lincoln community clean. Off the clock, Tasha enjoys cooking, art, and being with her loved ones.
Jango (2) & Gaia (1)
Very Good Dogs
When they aren’t busy keeping Kelley and Jeanie in line, our resident German Shepherds spend their time testing out treats and chasing farm cats. They’ll be joined by a new puppy, Kratos, very soon!