Who We Are

We’re a diverse community of talented change-makers who believe that every American should have clean, running water for life.

We defend water access as a human right.

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100% of donations fund water access programs.

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Team DIGDEEP

George McGraw

George McGraw

Founder, CEO

George has a simple goal: to change the way people think about water. He built DIGDEEP to defend access to clean water as a basic human right. @gcmginge

Annie Lascoe

Annie Lascoe

Chief Relationship Officer

Annie loves collaborating with innovators and visionaries seeking to help solve the water crisis in America. A social worker and social entrepreneur, she is constantly inspired by ordinary people accomplishing tremendous change in the world. Her favorite things are mermaids, cheese, and remote beach vacations.

Emma Robbins

Emma Robbins

Navajo Water Project Director

Emma is a Navajo artist and activist. Growing up, her grandparents didn’t have running water or electricity. She’s a native warrior princess with a dog/sidekick named Cindy $herman and she runs our projects in the US.  

Yma Dandridge

Yma Dandridge

Culture and Operations Manager

Yma is passionate about equity in water access and education. She loves reading and is always on the hunt for a great story. When she’s not reading, she’s either tending to her orchids or out on a run.

Cindy Howe

Cindy Howe

Field Operations Manager

Cindy is a resident of Prewitt, NM, and has been a community leader for over 18 years. Bringing water to Navajo families she goes home happy and sleeps easy. She keeps things running at the Navajo Water Project. 

Katie Janss

Katie Janss

Research Assistant

Katie is dedicated to building a more sustainable future. In her free time, she drinks too much coffee and bothers her cat. At DIGDEEP she runs research for the Navajo Water Project.  

Cadence Calixto

Cadence Calixto

Development Coordinator

Cadence is passionate about environmental justice, empowering marginalized communities, and baking chocolate chip cookies. When she’s not at DIGDEEP, she’s playing ukulele, petting dogs, or painting.

Tiernan Hebron

Tiernan Hebron

Social Media Coordinator

Tiernan’s a prolific writer, an avid feminist activist and thinks social media is both horrible and amazing. She loves fries, pugs, and travel.  

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Water Tech

Brian is originally from Continental Divide, NM. His biggest satisfaction is knowing he helped someone get fresh water. When he’s not working, you can find him in Gallup eating Mexican food and watching the Broncos.

Ernest Largo

Ernest Largo

Water Tech

Ernest was born and raised in Mariano Lake, NM. He enjoys working on a team that brings running water to those that do not have it. In his spare time he volunteers building homes for families in need.

Kenneth Chavez

Kenneth Chavez

Water Tech

Kenneth is originally from Thoreau, NM. He loves seeing the expressions on families faces when they see running water in their homes for the very first time. His loves his wife’s enchiladas and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman

DIGDEEP Pup

Cindy $herman is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She loves flying and exploring airports. She’s an advocate for water access– for both humans and her fellow pups.  

The Fellows

Lisa Robbins

Lisa Robbins

American Projects Fellow

Aminata Kalokoh

Aminata Kalokoh

American Projects Fellow

Aminata is a soon to be senior at Stanford University. She is passionate about social justice issues. In her free time she writes short stories, cooks delicious food, plays soccer, and binge watches Netflix and Hulu shows. 

Vivian Ren

Vivian Ren

Development Fellow

Vivian is passionate about empowering people to make a difference. In her free time, she likes to play saxophone and go out for dim sum.

Seeking change-makers

DIGDEEP doesn't have coffee-fetching interns, we have world-changing Fellows.
Our Fellows are creative, meticulous and (most importantly) an integral part of the team.

Board Of Directors

  • George McGraw

    Founder
  • David Hayes

    Wharton Smith
  • Flip Croft-Caderao

    The Infinite Agency
  • Steve McCormick

    Draper Richards Kaplan
  • Laurie Peter

    LCSW
  • Gloria Cordero

    Metropolitan Water Board of Los Angeles

Board Of Advisors

  • Marin Babb

    NBC Universal
  • Ann Marie Chischilly

    Northern Arizona University
  • Radhika Fox

    US Water Alliance
  • Dain Hanson

    IAPMO
  • Karan Mistry

    Boston Consulting Group
  • Rob Rhinehart

    Soylent, MarsBio
  • Valerie Weisen

    CPA

Contact Us

We are based in Downtown Los Angeles, in the Arts District. Need to get in touch? Just send us an email.

424.285.0773

The DIGDEEP right to water project is a 501(c)(3) EIN 46-0686920