Athens Services Spotlights Three Trailblazing Women in Waste

Women's History Month Thumbnail Featuring Elizabeth Soria, Rondi Guthrie, and Gabby Munoz

Waste and recycling professionals work hard every day to protect the environment for all of us. We’ve all seen the drivers who collect our waste and recycling, but there are many more workers behind the scenes. All of them deserve our thanks for the work they do.

Athens Services Spotlights Three Trailblazing Women in Waste

Athens Services proudly recognizes Liz Soria, Rondi Guthrie, and Gabby Munoz during Women’s History Month.

Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the impact and contributions that women have made in our society. While the waste industry has been traditionally viewed as a male-dominated space, women are making their mark and paving the way for others to follow. At Athens Services, we are proud to have resilient and trailblazing women on our team who get the job done.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are spotlighting a few women who are superstars at what they do.

Athens Services' Heavy Equipment Operator Elizabeth Soria
Heavy Equipment Operator Elizabeth Soria

Athens Team Member since 2020

Elizabeth “Liz” Soria is a testament to the power of hard work and determination. Liz started her career at Athens Services as a transfer truck driver, and over the years, she has worked her way up the ranks to become an operator of three heavy equipment vehicles at the Mid-Valley Landfill in San Bernardino County. Liz is now an expert in operating an excavator, haul truck, and a compactor.

As a woman in an industry dominated by men, Liz understands the importance of representation and breaking down barriers. “Not a lot of women do this job, so you feel powerful in an industry dominated by men,” said Liz. “We can do anything men can do.”

Liz finds her role to be incredibly fulfilling, and she encourages other women to consider a career in the waste and recycling industry. She believes that there is immense potential for growth and advancement in this field, and that women have a valuable contribution to make.

She lives in Colson with her soon-to-be 10-year-old son John and enjoys cooking in her free time.

Athens Services' Vice President of Government Affairs Rondi Guthrie
Vice President of Government Affairs Rondi Guthrie

Athens Team Member since 2021

Rondi Guthrie serves as Vice President of Government Affairs and displays great passionate and dedication to her profession. In this role she builds relationships and provides community outreach to customers in the communities of Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Glendale, and Ventura County. She is committed to ensuring that customer needs are met with exceptional service and support.

Rondi is a firm believer in the power of determination and hard work, and she encourages women to pursue their dreams with courage and tenacity.

“Work hard, have a great deal of integrity, do what you say you’re going to do, feel passionate about what you’re doing, do the right thing, and I think you’ll make it in whatever industry you want to make it in,” said Rondi. “Hard work will pay off, man or women and whatever background you come from.”

Rondi is a lifelong resident of Ventura, where she lives with her husband Matt, their two children, Jacob and Kamryn, along with their chocolate lab Lincoln and cat Theo.

Athens Services' Construction Business Development Manager Gabby Munoz
Construction Business Development Manager Gabby Munoz

Athens Team Member since 2019

Gabby Munoz is a dynamic and talented professional who oversees Athens’ construction services and development contracts. She is passionate about her work and takes great pride in watching the projects she works on come to life. Gabby enjoys seeing Athens’ communities grow and evolve over time as a result of the projects she helps to develop.

“Never be intimidated by a male-dominated career,” said Gabby. “The culture is changing and you should always have the confidence that we [women] can tackle obstacles as long as we put our full potential to it.”

Gabby lives in Pico Rivera with her two daughters, Destinee and Desiree, and their two dogs, Ginger and Layla. When she’s not working, Gabby enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new places, and trying new foods.


Liz, Rondi, and Gabby are just some of the amazing women who help Athens thrive. They are integral to the company’s success and are helping shape a more inclusive organization for all.

Athens is proud to have so many amazing women as part of its team and is excited to see how the industry will evolve over the coming years. If you or someone you know is interested in the roles featured above or are interested in other Athens’ opportunities, visit

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