Who We Are
We’re a diverse community of talented change-makers who believe that every American should have clean, running water for life.
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
Director for People and Places
Tawny is a first generation American with a love for storytelling and development. She also has a killer laugh, which is why she’s in charge of DIGDEEP’s partnerships and events.
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 Sherman and she runs our projects in the US.
Culture and Operations Manager
Yma is passionate about equity in water access and education. She’s a voracious reader and is always on the hunt for a great story. If the story creates social impact, even better.
Jake is a “human rights engineer.” With an MSc in WASH Engineering from Loughborough in the UK, he keeps our projects on time and under budget.
Katie’s passionate about building a more sustainable future. In her free time, she drinks too much coffee and bothers her cat. At DIGDEEP she runs project research.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 $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.
American Projects Fellow
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.
Ally is passionate about health equity and is excited to learn more about the power of water access. You can typically find her listening to music, doing puzzles, and eating banana bread.