Jessica Drake

General Manager
Northern California

27+ Years Industry Experience

Meet Jessica Drake

As NRC’s General Manager for Northern California, Jessica continuously demonstrates her vast knowledge and hands-on skills providing valuable technical information while aiding in over 500 emergency responses to clandestine drug labs, highway chemical spills and laboratory emergencies, as well as major chemical cleanups.

A recognized leader in the management storing, packaging, labeling, profiling and manifesting of hazardous waste, Jessica is a trusted advisor to clients and valuable resource to a host of regulatory agencies and groups including Cal DOT, EPA/DTSC. She has extensive knowledge in the handling and management of chemicals, chemical compatibility, health hazards and risks to employees through exposure.

Jessica is an expert in the setup, operations and hands-on management of both permanent and temporary Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities, and has managed over 300 HHW Collection Events and onsite waste management satellite locations for major bio-research companies, manufacturers and research institutions.


Areas of Expertise:

  • General Management
  • Operations Management
  • Hazardous Waste Program Management
  • Off-Site Setup, Startup, and Continuous Management Specialist
  • Lab-Pack Specialist
  • Profile and Manifest Specialist (Federal and CA State)


Education and Specialized Certifications:

  • Coleman University, Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Coleman University, B.S. Computer Information Systems
  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification
  • OSHA Supervisor Training Course
  • Clandestine Lab Cleanup Training
  • Basic First Aid and CPR
  • Reactive Materials Training
  • Cylinder Safety Awareness Training
  • DOT / Hazardous Waste Manifesting Training