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, 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. @gcmginge

Tawny Valencia

Tawny Valencia

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.

Emma Robbins

Emma Robbins

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.  

Jake Pitts

Jake Pitts

Project Engineer

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 Janss

Katie Janss

Research Assistant

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.  

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.  

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.  

Cindy Howe

Cindy Howe

Field Operations Manager

Cindy is a passionate leader from Baca-Prewitt Chapter with decades of experience in community-building. She keeps things running at the Navajo Water Project.

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Water Tech

 

Ernest Largo

Ernest Largo

Water Tech

 

Kenneth Chavez

Kenneth Chavez

Water Tech

 

The Fellows

Lisa Robbins

Lisa Robbins

American Projects Fellow

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 & Advisors

  • George McGraw

    Founder
  • David Hayes

    Wharton Smith
  • Flip Croft-Caderao

    The Infinite Agency
  • Steve McCormick

    Draper Richards Kaplan
  • Joni Abdalla

    Wee Believers
  • Laurie Peter

    LCSW
  • Marin Babb

    Advisor - NBC Universal

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