We envision The New World of Water where innovation and collaboration expand the resiliency of the water ecosystem, enabling life, industries, and communities to thrive.
Ryan is a graduate of University of Washington‘s Michael G. Foster School of Business brings a lifetime education of entrepreneurship and leadership to PureBlue. Featured in Forbes 30 under 30, High Country News’ 10 People under 30 Changing the West, and nominated for Geekwire’s 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Founding PureBlue (nonprofit), and Aqualyst, the Bluetech Business Catalyst where he created a network of 55 bluetech experts that helped grow 10 bluetech startups via Aqualyst. Former VP Business Development & Marketing for Assets America, a commercial real estate company designing and facilitating financings $10M-$500M.
Strategic direction, partnerships lead, federal grants + contracts, bluetech commercialization, team/advisor building, partnership building.
Tifa resides in the PNW, born in the San Juan Islands of the Salish Sea. With a deep appreciation and reverence for the earth & water, she cares to protect it by currently working as Creative Director for PureBlue’s water conservation efforts.
Her life’s work is expressed through design and community service ranging from decor coordinating music & art festivals, environmental photography, art therapy, community leadership, and more. Her Seva (Sanskrit for selfless service) is sharing creative liberation as a practice in gratitude & devotion for life.
Stefano is a technical leader in water pollution and resource planning, assisting governments, institutions and NGOs to adopt and apply new technologies for improved decision making. Over the last 20 years, Stefano has worked with various UN agencies internationally and world-class research institutions and government bodies in the USA and Australia. Stefano holds advanced degrees in biogeochemistry and hydrodynamic monitoring and modeling and has been recognized for his stakeholder-centered approach in identifying opportunities, and briding technology teams and end-users.
Egils is a noted thought leader and strategist on innovation, technology commercialization, and competitiveness. Egils is a Harvard graduate with 25+ years’ experience managing multi-stakeholder competitiveness and innovation initiatives. He is the Founder and President of the Center of Accelerating Innovation, former Executive Director of the WA Economic Development Commission, and Advisor for the WA Business Alliance.
Kevin Graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Environmental Science, now focusing his efforts as a Water Technology Analyst for PureBlue & Aqualyst. Previously working on ecological restoration consultancy projects and Interning in finance and marketing industries, he’s realized the importance of environmental sustainability and strives towards positive societal and ecological impact, while aspiring to combine these areas of interests to one day become a Global Green Techpreneur.
Andrew is the Founder of Northern Pacific Digital. Digital Communications and Strategy, Information Technology, Creative Direction, Project Management professional with a demonstrated history of work in communications, marketing, information technology and services.