MEET THE MWYF TEAM
What you should know about us
Yes. MagicWaste Youth Foundation is very much like other charitable organizations. It is focused on addressing a specific situation within the community. It raises funds via events, activities, donations and sponsorships to support programs. It follows specific state and federal regulations regarding its structure and operations.
However, MWYF is rather unique in that it is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization! Each and every one of its members has other professional responsibilities and lend their time, talent, expertise, and connections to this cause.
MWYF founder and the team's "fearless leader" Rudy Bustamante explains
it best: "In mid-2016, I recruited a group of outstanding colleagues and friends —all of them top-notch South Florida professionals and entrepreneurs— to help me give these kids a fighting chance at developing their full potential. We rolled up our sleeves from day one and have been busy ever since.”
And he adds: “It is incredible what a small group of individuals with the same motivation, inspiration and focus can accomplish. I am thrilled to see my vision, now our shared vision, becoming a reality day by day. Knowing that we are helping improve these youngsters’ chances in life is so rewarding!”
Love is the driving force that inspires the MWYF team to find —or create— ways in which to assist South Florida foster youths, specifically those who have “aged-out” of the foster care system and are left with no guidance or support.
Founder & President
Owner & CEO | MAGICWASTE MANAGEMENT CORP.
Rudy has been in the solid waste industry since 1996 when he was employed with Kimmin's Recycling, a solid waste & recycling company in Miami, Florida. In 1998 he went on my own and started Waste & Recycling Consultants which over the years evolved into MagicWaste Mgmt Corp and 1-866-JUNK-BE-GONE CORP. MagicWaste is comprised of experienced solid waste professionals dedicated to managing solid waste accounts for its customers at all levels. 1-866-JUNK-BE-GONE will remove unwanted junk & trash from your home or business.
Regional Retail Sales Manager | SYNOVUS BANK
Armando P. Trabanco is the Regional Retail Sales Manager for Synovus Bank in southeast Florida. Mr. Trabanco is a Banking Veteran with over 35 years of successful banking in the South Florida Market.
During his career, Armando has held various senior level banking roles and has made a positive mark with all his employers. In addition to his professional success in South Florida, Armando has been heavily involved in Community outreach. As he says, “We must build our Communities in order to build our Bank.”
He has held various Board Seats through the years with well recognized organizations. He was a Board Member with the City of Miami Beach Preservation Board and with the Step up for Students Organization, and has been involved with multiple local Chambers.
Armando is currently a Board Member with the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC) and was previously its Chairman. He was elected Vice President of MagicWaste Youth Foundation in late 2018.
Vice President of Finance | MAGICWASTE MANAGEMENT CORP.
As Tresurer of the MagicWaste Youth Foundation, Wilma Nazario brings her passion for meticulous recordkeeping and sound financial practices, as well as her extensive experience with commercial and non-profit entities, to the board. She is charged with the duties of financial management and oversight, budgeting and reporting. Most importantly, she facilitates and fosters the board’s strategic planning concerning MWYF’s short and long term financial vitality as it relates to the development of the organization’s mission.
Ms. Nazario also lends her enthusiasm and expertise with logistics to the process of planning, organizing and successfully implementing MagicWaste Youth Foundation’s events.
A recent transplant to South Florida from her native Puerto Rico, Ms. Nazario serves as Vice President of Finance at MagicWaste Management. In that capacity, she oversees all financial related matters, creates financial plans and directs financing strategies, analysis, forecasting and budget management.
Secretary + Founding Member
Vice President | CONCEPTUAL ADVERTISING and Editor | MIAMI EMPRESARIAL MAGAZINE
As Secretary of Magic Waste Youth Foundation, Rebeca dedicates her time, passion, and commitment to ensure proper management and utilization of important organizational records.
Her duties are to be an active conduit for communication between the board, management and members by giving proper notice of meetings and timely distribution of material such as Agendas and Meeting minutes.
Partner & Labor and Employment Attorney | PERERA BARNHART ALEMAN
(July 12, 1959 - August 16, 2019)
At the time of his unexpected death in August of 2019, former state lawmaker Gustavo “Gus” Barreiro, a lifelong child advocate, was at the peak of his career as a public servant.
A Cuban-born immigrant who grew up in Miami, Gus demonstrated a keen interest in helping others at a young age. In a heartfelt obituary, Sebastian del Marmol, Communications Editor at The Children's Trust of Miami-Dade County, shared that “Gus’ story was about personal fulfillment and helping others. His dedication to giving to those who were less fortunate than him started while at college on a football scholarship. Gus founded the Wisconsin Living Learning Center, a group youth home for adjudicated delinquent boys, that served as a diversionary program from the criminal justice system. With a grant he was awarded from the Department of Juvenile Justice, Gus remained in Wisconsin after graduation to continue operating the program – which became a model for the state – for nine years.”
Back in Miami, Gus went on to serve in Florida’s House of Representative from 1998 to 2006. During this time, Barreiro headed the House Juvenile Justice Appropriations Committee, where he focused on juvenile justice reform and the defense of the state’s vulnerable youth and may best be remembered for his battles with the Department of Juvenile Justice, specifically the investigation into the 2006 death of 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson, who was beaten by guards at the now-closed Bay County Boot Camp and died from his injuries.
He would then work as a liaison between the government and the “White House Boys,” a group of men that claimed to have been abused while at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida, drawing attention to the men's plight and their search for justice. The school closed in 2011 after 111 years of operation.
Gus was Public Policy and Community Engagement Liaison at The Children’s Trust since 2015; chairman of Miami-Dade Community Based Care Alliance Board, a watchdog for kids in Foster Care; a Guardian ad Litem; and had been recently appointed to the Secure Our Future Advisory Committee of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Gus had joined MagicWaste Youth Foundation’s Advisory Council in 2018, providing invaluable guidance and support in the development of MWYF’s housing and other empowerment programs for foster youths. He had been elevated to its Board of Directors shortly before his passing and was named Director Emeritus posthumously. MagicWaste Youth Foundation established a second scholarship endowment with Miami-Dade College Foundation in his memory.
Owner & CEO | RENAISSANCE PREMIUM VENUES
Entrepreneur, Mother and Wife.
Pursuing her dreams of owning her own business at the ripe age of 18, Rose has created an empire consisting of 2 free standing event venues (Renaissance Ballrooms and Renaissance at the Gables) and off-premise catering in addition to her extensive real estate portfolio.
Anyone who has come in contact with Rose can tell you she's a woman that's down to earth, has deep faith in the Lord and does everything she can to help her family and community causes especially those pertaining to women.
Rose brings an extraordinary enthusiasm to MWYF, as well as her vast experience and creativity in event planning and implementation.
Owner & CEO | PETAL CARTEL
With her years of experience in the event planning business, she is also involved in the process of organizing and coordinating the yearly fundraising events for the foundation. She is an active member of all of MWYF volunteer activities in which the team assists other not-for-profit organizations involved in the care of South Florida foster youth and the homeless.
Real Estate Sales Agent | LUX INTERNATIONAL REALTY
Community Outreach Coordinator | RESIDENTIAL PLAZA BLUE LAGOON
Advisory Council | Founding Member
Marketing / Media / Communications
President | CONCEPTUAL ADVERTISING and Publisher | MIAMI EMPRESARIAL MAGAZINE
Major Accounts Representative | MAGICWASTE MANAGEMENT
HR + Communications Administrator | CONSOR ENGINEERS
Fire Protection Services Executive | FIREPAK, INC.
District Sales Manager | MILNER INC.
Founder & President | DESARROLLO FLORIDA
President & CEO | SOUTH FLORIDA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Director of Development, Alumni Giving | MIAMI DADE COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Head | THE MAULINI GROUP - MORGAN STANLEY and Owner | WELL GROOMED GENTLEMAN + WELL GROOMED SALON & SPA
Director of Operations | ATLANTIC/PACIFIC COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT
Corporate Sales Manager | ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.
Sports Reporter, Analyst + Commentator | ESPN DEPORTES + UNANIMO DEPORTES