Meet The Sales Team

Mike Self
Sales Manager
Amanda Curtis
Waste & Recycling Consultant
Nick Griego
Construction Sales Specialist
Joe Stie
Waste & Recycling Consultant
Troy Squyres
Waste & Recycling Consultant
Kris Wells
Inside Sales Coordinator

Mike Self

Mike Self Sales Manager
Mike Self - Sales Manager

Mike Self is the sales manager for American Waste Control in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He started with American Waste Control in 1996. As a sales manager, he has a deep understanding of the various types of equipment and services that AWC provides. This includes everything from a 95-gallon poly cart to the largest industrial compactors available. He helps customers design waste and recycling systems that are both cost-effective and environmentally sound. American Waste Control is a leading provider of waste management solutions in the Tulsa area and is one of the only local companies that offers integrated waste solutions. Mike enjoys helping his clients find the right waste solution for their unique situation, providing a personalized approach for each client.

Mike attended Northern Oklahoma College. NOC is known for its well-rounded course offerings and for providing innovative educational opportunities to students throughout Oklahoma. He has held sales positions for the majority of his working life. Prior to joining American Waste Control, he worked in sales in the coffee industry. He also has previous experience working in the uniform and industrial services industry. Mike brings knowledge and experience from his diverse sales background to his position here at AWC. By working in sales in many different industries, he’s developed a versatile skill set and is able to find the best options for all of our clients.

Mike’s favorite sales motto is “You can make more friends in two months by showing interest in others than you can in two years by trying to get others interested in you.” This quote is by Dale Carnegie. Mike interprets this to mean that you have to take a long-term, personal approach with customers by becoming a trusted advisor and consultant for them. He believes that sales successes come when you have the customer’s best interests at heart, but balance that with trying to create a win-win scenario for both client and company.

Outside of work, Mike enjoys golfing and traveling. He also enjoys spending time with his family. He has one son named Tyler, who is currently attending law school at the University of Oklahoma.

You can make more friends in two months by showing interest in others than you can in two years by trying to get others interested in you.

– Dale Carnegie

Mike and his wife at the American Waste Control Christmas Party. 

Amanda Curtis

Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis - Waste & Recycling Consultant
Amanda Curtis is a waste and recycling consultant at American Waste Control. She has served in this position at AWC since 2011 and has been in the waste industry since 2009. She is an expert in generating waste and recycling plans for clients that have increased efficiency and that have helped them towards their ultimate goals for sustainability. Amanda has spearheaded efforts to bring a sustainable wood recycling option to businesses in Tulsa, sustainable crew, is a committee member on Tulsa Christmas Parade, a Sustainable Tulsa Scor3card Coach, is a Tulsa Master Recycler, a member of Leadership Broken Arrow and National Waste & Recycling Association Women’s Council Member. Amanda has studied at Skiatook High School, then went on to attend Blinn College in Bryan, TX. Amanda describes herself as driven, thoughtful, and genuine. She has such a passion for this industry and truly enjoys enlightening others about the many ways they can become an even better caretaker of our Earth. She feels most inspired when she gets to meet new people through work and to be able to get more involved in the Tulsa community through those new relationships. Amanda believes that the tight-knit family atmosphere and truly caring for their customers is what sets AWC apart from other companies. She considers helping to bring wood recycling to the Tulsa area through her partnership with Eco Wood Solutions to be the biggest milestone in her career. Her other professional milestones include; Becoming the waste and recycling rep for the Downtown Tulsa area, helping AWC start the Scorecard Program to benchmark their sustainability processes and goals, helping reduce the containers in downtown through the Art Alley project through the use of a shared compactor for several businesses. Her ideal client is anyone who wants to find the most sustainable and economical options for all their waste streams. Outside of her work at American Waste Control, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, vacationing to new places, exercising and playing Bunco with her girlfriends. She considers being a wife to her husband Joe and being a mother to her two girls, Alivia and Amelia to be her biggest accomplishments outside of work. Amanda’s hero is Amelia Earhart as she dared to dream and proved she could do anything she put her mind to. Amanda loves her free spirit and admires her so much she named her youngest daughter after her. She aims to bring that drive to her work at American Waste Control. Amanda hopes and prays that she raises strong women that will dare to dream and take chances as Amelia did.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

– Maya Angelou

Painting a recycling bin at Mayfest in Downtown Tulsa. 

Nick Griego

Nick Griego
Nick Griego - Construction Sales Specialist

Nick Griego is a construction sales specialist at American Waste Control. He has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, and has been a sales specialist since 2008. He has been with AWC since 2011. Nick is very passionate about customer service, and enjoys problem solving and finding the perfect waste solution for his clients. He loves helping those who can’t find the right service for their job site, and collaborates with the AWC team to find the perfect solution. He believes in integrity and loyalty, and always strives to provide solid, reliable service for clients. 

Nick is originally from Adams, Nebraska, where he graduated high school in 1988. He joined the United States Army Reserve directly afterwards, where he served for four years. He is very proud to have served in the military and considers it to be one of his biggest accomplishments. He then attended Arizona State University. Nick is proud to work for AWC, a company that is able to consistently offer incredible quality to its customers and has a reliable, dedicated team. 

At home, Nick enjoys spending time with his six children and his wife, Delann. He considers providing for his family and being a loving husband and father to be one of his biggest accomplishments outside of work. He’s proud to put God first, and it inspires him to always be better than the day before. Three of his children are in college, two are in the workforce, and one is a freshman in high school. Nick enjoys spending time outdoors going hunting, fishing, and dirt track racing. Nick’s personal heroes are his parents, who have been together for 54 years and have made important sacrifices for their family and who always put others first. He is consistently inspired by them and brings that inspiration to his work.

You will never come second by putting GOD FIRST.

Nick and his family.

Joe Stie

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Joe Stie - Waste & Recycling Consultant
Joe Stie is a waste and recycling consultant for American Waste Control. He has been with American Waste Control since 2014. Joe helps clients find the waste disposal solutions that are both cost-effective and environmentally sound. He works with companies of all sizes and across many different industries, finding the best waste reduction solutions for every company’s unique needs. He also works to make recycling, renewable energy, and waste  solutions more accessible to all of Northeastern Oklahoma and is committed to AWC’s focus on environmentally friendly waste disposal and recycling solutions. Joe is an Oklahoma native and studied at Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, then went on to attend Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. He then trained in the waste and renewable energy industry under AWC’s sales manager, Mike Self. He is also trained and certified in the Dale Carnegie Course and is a certified ‘Trash Talker’. Joe is very committed to providing great customer service on top of excellent waste management solutions. He describes himself as dedicated, motivated, and focused. He feels most inspired when AWC exceeds customers’ expectations as a waste vendor and is always aiming to go above and beyond and deliver an amazing experience. Joe is very proud to have helped hundreds of customers find the right services for them, helping them save money and find convenient solutions. He considers joining American Waste Control to be the biggest milestone in his career. His ideal client is anyone who is looking to give back to their community and reduce their carbon footprint, whether they are a small, locally owned business or a large industrial corporation. No matter who the client is, he aims to exceed their expectations. Outside of his work at American Waste Control, Joe enjoys spending time with family, his wife, Rachel and their toy poodle, Shelby. He considers finding his beautiful wife and giving her the ultimate sales pitch to marry him to be one of his biggest accomplishments outside of work. He also enjoys playing lots of disc golf. Joe’s hero is Muhammad Ali, and his favorite quote from him is, “When I do sit-ups, I don’t start counting how many until it starts to hurt. That’s when I start counting!” Joe is very inspired by Ali’s discipline and desire to do anything to reach your goals. He aims to bring that drive and discipline to his work at American Waste Control.

When I do sit-ups, I don't start counting how many until it starts to hurt. That's when I start counting!

– Muhammad Ali

Troy Squyres

Troy Squyres
Troy Squyres - Waste & Recycling Consultant

Troy Squyres is a waste & recycling consultant with American Waste Control. In this role, he helps new customers find the ideal waste management services for their needs. He also helps existing customers by providing excellent customer service and support for their waste and recycling needs. He has been in this position since 2017. Troy feels inspired by helping his clients find sustainable and environmentally friendly waste solutions, and educating them about the waste industry. He is also consistently inspired by AWC’s generosity and commitment to being an integral part of the community in the Tulsa area. He’s proud of AWC’s ability to provide turn-key, full service waste solutions, especially when partnering with sister companies Tulsa Recycle and Transfer and their waste-to-energy landfill, American Environmental Landfill.

Troy studied at Oklahoma State University before joining American Waste Control. His biggest accomplishment at work is helping Tulsa-area businesses recover from the June of 2019 flood damages. He is proud of his role in helping businesses manage urgent waste concerns during this time period. He considers his ideal client to be one that is open to a wide range of different waste services, so he can help them create a custom plan that works best for their needs. Troy describes himself as humble, humorous, and loyal, and brings these traits into his work to provide great customer service.

Troy has many hobbies outside of his work. He enjoys many fun outdoor activities, including running, biking, hiking, and camping. He also loves spending time with his family, and particularly taking family vacations to Navarre, Florida every summer. He also loves taking family hikes and camping trips closer to home. Troy is married to his middle school sweetheart, and they have four beautiful daughters together that he loves spending time with. He considers his mother to be his biggest hero. She has a huge heart and would do anything to help someone in need, which motivates Troy to love as unconditionally as she does!

Troy is proud to be a waste and recycling consultant with American Waste Control, and looks forward to every day where he is helping new and existing customers find custom waste control solutions. As part of AWC, he’s committed to sustainability and being a part of the community in Tulsa and the surrounding areas.

Committed to sustainability and being a part of the community in Tulsa and the surrounding areas.

Troy and his middle school sweetheart, wife, and four  daughters at the Tulsa Christmas Parade.

Kris Wells

Kris Wells
Kris Wells - Inside Sales Coordinator

Kris Wells is the Inside Sales Coordinator for American Waste Control. He has been at AWC since 2018. Kris is very detailed orientated and great at problem solving. Three words that you could use to describe Kris are; calm, jovial and efficient. He is committed to providing great customer service.

Kris feels that what sets American Waste Control apart from other waste and recycling companies is the fact that they are locally owned and operated as well as their flexibility and responsiveness as most national companies do not seem to care or have the time. Kris and AWC are able to work with clients’ unique needs and are always on the spot if there is ever an issue.

Outside of his work at American Waste Control, Kris enjoys spending time with family, playing board games and video games as well as attending the movies.

Big Enough to Serve You, Small Enough to Know You

– Kenny Burkett, Founder

American Waste Control headquarters.