Founder, President, and CEO, Classic Computer Recovery Inc. (CCR), and Co-Founder, Paragon Green, in Garden City. CCR’s asset management program is a full-circle, zero-waste solution for electronic equipment at the end of its useful life. The company reuses and recycles all types of computers, laptops, monitors, fax machines, copiers, cell phones, POS technology, and UNIX-based equipment. Paragon Green, a joint venture between CCR and 5R Processors LLC, has extensive e-waste asset recovery experience. McFarland spent her early career in the wholesale computer industry and today seeks to divert e-waste from curbside disposal and responsibly convert electronic products into reusable commodities. Since founding CCR in 2002, McFarland has expanded the company’s core goal of providing low-cost asset recovery for businesses and large corporations to also serving municipal solid waste agencies, recycling authorities, and public works departments and school districts in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. CCR’s award-winning Go Green Community Recycle Project program provides opportunities for high school students to earn academic credit while learning the value of community service. Under McFarland’s direction, her female- and minority-owned business has made significant progress in making e-waste recycling accessible to the residential market as well, working with municipalities throughout the Midwest to create permanent drop-off facilities. CCR also works with commercial markets to service businesses in need of responsible redistribution and recycling of obsolete IT equipment. She received her bachelor’s degree in marketing and business administration from the University of Arizona.