Who We Are
We’re a diverse community of talented change-makers who believe that every American should have clean, running water for life.
Founder, Executive Director
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.
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.
American Projects 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.
Annie Begay grew up in Thoreau, NM, the headquarters of our Navajo Water Project. Annie’s a volunteer firefighter, a fixer of just about anything, and a total boss. She coordinates our work in the field.
Navajo Water Project Superintendent
Alfonso is from Baca, NM. He grew up without running water or electricity, which is why the Navajo Water Project is so important to him. He’s a California-bred Dodgers fan (and so are his kids!)
Cindy $herman is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She loves traveling, especially flying and exploring airports. She spends most of her time in LA and on the Rez/Navajo Nation. Cindy loves laying in the sun, hiking, eating chicken and red bell peppers, and cuddling. She’s an advocate for water access– she loves getting other dogs and humans alike safe drinking water. Cindy is named after one of her mom’s favorite artists.
American Projects Fellow
Alissa recently graduated with a Masters of Science in Sustainability in which she focused on energy access in developing countries. She is pursuing a career in human rights, equity, and environmental protection nexus. She will always find time to drink coffee, go for a hike, and practice yoga & meditation.
American Projects Fellow
Ethan recently graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with majors in History and Politics. He is passionate about water policy and believes that everyone has a right to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water. He enjoys backpacking, stargazing, and is currently on a super-caffeinated quest to find the best cup of coffee in LA.
Tiernan has a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Anthropology from San Francisco State University. She writes about all things social justice, is an avid feminist activist, and thinks social media is both horrible and amazing. She loves fries, pugs, and travel.