Jean was a mentor to me, and my guide into the world of recycling economics, programs, and policies in Montclair and around our state. She and I served together on the Board of Directors of the Association of NJ Recyclers (ANJR), and I drove her to our monthly meetings for years. She often regaled me with the histories of the early years of recycling - she was there, one of the original activists - but she also told me stories of her childhood, summers in the Adirondacks, and her travels around the world. I helped to create a short film about Jean for ANJR, which she enjoyed. Above all, Jean was authentic. I am grateful that she took me under her wing, and for my good fortune to have worked closely with a true environmental visionary.