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Executive Directors

Brett Danson

Chairman & Founder

Brett brings 33 years of experience, as a business owner, in the finance and development industries, to the environmental improvement industry. Realizing the need for new zero impact environmental products, Brett sought out brilliant minds to assemble an array of advanced technologies to tackle contamination. The idea is to create environmental systems that address complex pollution issues. Through research and hard work, Brett has been able to assemble an impressive array of brilliant minds that develop innovative environmental products that solve pollution problems previously thought impossible to solve. Some of the approaches have pieced together material science, bio-electrochemical systems, nanoscience, physics, quantum physics, electrochemistry, and electrostatic adhesion technologies. GELF’s directors, bring together a diverse team of scientists, engineers, water boards, business owners, local, state, and federal governments to work together to implement pollution control projects across the nation.

Kevin Eatherly


Kevin brings 26 years of project development experience and a passion for water advocacy to the environmental improvement industry. As an environmental realist, creating a constructive dialog to effect positive change is central to his work with Global Environmental Legacy Foundation. Kevin actively pursues means and methods of water conservation and purification in arid regions of the world to avert public health threats. Making his home in Yuma, Arizona--one of the most agriculturally rich areas in the world—he has an appreciation and understanding of the true value of water. Kevin has an extensive background in professional public and private project management, infrastructure finance, and government contracting. Additionally, his water policy advocacy expands through his volunteer appointments with agriculture and water councils.  As President of Global Environmental Legacy Foundation, his focused collaboration with multiple public agencies and private stakeholders seeks to develop cost effective solutions for the greater good while maintaining a balance between the needs of agricultural and urban areas.

Steve Kliff


Steve has 35 years of senior management experience in a combination of large cap and middle market companies. For the first 15 years of his career, Steve’s path towards General Management came at blue chip consumer products companies such as The Clorox Company, Blistex Inc. and Armor All. Steve was named an Executive Officer of Armor All Products Corporation, a $300M publicly held manufacturer of automotive appearance chemical products.

Our Business Development


Tim Sexton

Business Director
Management executive with outstanding sales management & operational skills. Exceptional record in providing optimal utilization of sales, capital improvements, manufacturing operations & support staff for maximum efficiencies and overall profitability. Experienced senior manager that continually evaluates methods to track product, increased sales & marketing trends, operating costs and overall company performance. Skillfully build top-producing sales teams & companies that generate increased revenues which surpassed forecasted goals. Highly successful in motivating, mentoring, training and inspiring others to greater levels of performance with optimistic, positive management style. A seasoned executive with a strong sense of command and drives for overall capital and operational improvement in the home builders, manufactured housing / construction materials industry. Enhanced strategies in the big box sector (Home Depot, Lowes), major wholesale distributors and international sales.

Skilled in P & L management in our business units with comprehensive involvement in operations, sales, finance, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting. Proven record of accomplishment with building business units through: cost management, double-digit growth, development of strong management teams and when appropriate, corporate reorganization. Demonstrated management and leadership ability leading to operational savings. Experienced in acquisitions and business development enhancement.

Ed Luther

Business Director

Ed has over 22 years of commercial and residential real estate experience including project financing, project management, joint venture and investor relationships, and new project acquisitions. Mr. Luther was the Director of the Major Loan Department for Downey Savings and Loan Association beginning in 1993 where he was responsible for all commercial and construction loan originations, portfolio management and loan modifications 

Ed was a player in the National Football League from 1980-1987, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University and an MBA from National University.

Josh Hanlin

Business Director
Josh has 19 years experience as an investment advisor.  Josh analyses & structures individual's investments. He tracks market trends and suggests investment opportunities. Josh believes the water energy nexus holds promise for good investment opportunities. Josh holds a bachelors degree from California State University-Long Beach and works with Ameriprise Financial Services.

Our Media


Craig Ahrens

Craig’s background is in finance. He was the EVP for the largest independently owned banks in the Nation. Craig's desire for a toxin free planet dates back years ago. Now, an accomplished actor, Craig has made it a big part of his career to educate the public on the importance of clean water and consuming foods that are organic and pesticide free. He is  also chair of the Blue Water Task Force of the South O.C. Chapter of Surfrider Foundation.

Nobel Chang

Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management. Acting Managing Director leading the charge on business development and asset management. Focus on identifying new opportunities and building long-term partnerships.

Developed and transacted over $100 million of utility scale solar farms.

Francisco Ugalde

University of California, Irvine         
Lawyer and MBA with background in M&A and project finance, my goal is to leverage my knowledge of language, culture, legal and analytical skills to develop/finance/acquire commercial and utility scale renewable energy projects in Latin America