Susan Carpenter Sims, MBA, MA


Susan has been passionate about water since living off-grid for a couple of years with only two 7-gallon water containers that she filled from a community well. A long-time entrepreneur, she has co-created & managed a variety of for-profit & non-profit enterprises. She has an MBA in Management & an MA in English.

Mark Goldman, AIA

VP, Design Lead

Mark is an award-winning architect & 2004 Distinguished Alumni of Boston Architectural College. He’s also a licensed commercial builder & chair of the University of New Mexico-Taos green construction program.

Melanie Redmond,

Chief Networking Officer, 

Sustainability Director, Sales

Melanie is an experienced & energetic community organizer, manager, & networker with knowledge of & passion for sustainable water systems. As a massage therapist of 15 years, the study of the body has deepened her desire to help all people have access to clean water so that the body can be the healthy replenishing system it was designed to be.

Rochelle Rex, HTC

CFO, Horticultural Director

Rochelle is a certified Horticultural Therapist, an experienced bookkeeper, & Executive Director of our sister 501(c)(3) organization, The Growing Foundation, Inc. She's passionate about helping & encouraging people to learn about & be active in growing & raising foods, flowers & fauna. She believes in the healing capacities of being in & working with nature, harvesting rain & snow melt, & recycling/reusing water in a safe & ecological way.

Dr. JonnaLynn Mandelbaum PhD, MPH

Chairman of the Board

JonnaLynn has vast experience in program development in international & public health, including five years spent in Africa, two years in Prague, & 18 months in the Phillippines. She has served on the boards of a variety of organizations.

Meet the Team

PO Box 3363

Taos, NM  87571


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