Our Story

Water1st was started in 2005 by a group of professionals with solid experience in the water and sanitation sectors. Our focus was simple–to build an organization with the ability to consistently implement the highest quality water and sanitation projects for the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Our comprehensive, cost-effective approach impacts the health, economy, education, food security, and overall well-being of our project communities.

Addressing the water and sanitation needs of the world’s poorest people is the one activity that, when done properly, generates benefits that can lift a community out of extreme poverty. Read more.

250,534

people with clean water

3,703

projects completed

Our Team

Staff
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Marla Smith-Nilson
Founder and Executive Director

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Kirk Anderson
Director of International Programs

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Sara DeRuyck
Director of Content

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Tracey Morhaime Wood
Director of Events

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Lish Olson
Director of Youth Programs

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Miles Boucher
Donor Support

Elli in Ethiopia

Elli Reed
Outreach

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Angele Hunskor
Water from Wine Partnership

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Elli Reed
Outreach

Board of Directors

Kristine Baty, Chair
Non-profit Development

Lynn Carr
Marketing Consultant

Julia Clarke
Attorney

Josh Epperson, Vice Chair
Consultant, Navalent Consulting

Terry Gibbons
Technology Investor

Lara Kammereck
Project Manager, Carollo Engineers

Tim Kirley
Financial Services

Diane Langstraat
Finance Consultant

Heather Leach, Immediate Past Chair
Financial Advisor

Dick Moxon, Treasurer
Retired International Business Professor

Cecilia Whatley
Industrial Engineer

Advisory Council

Anne-Marie Amies Oelschlager, MD
Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle

Liz Banse
Vice President, Resource Media
Seattle

Pooja Babbrah, MBA
Healthcare Technology Consultant
Phoenix

Molly Briscoe
Community Volunteer
Portland

Michelle Chamberlain
Global Leadership Development Manager
Seattle

Linda Cheever
Retired President, Asia Pacific, Danaher Corporation
Seattle

Kevin Convery
Director, VCF Channel Management
Benvenue Medical
Chicago

Jane Enterline
Educator
Boulder

Erin Grodnick
Public Relations Specialist
Chicago

Mary Kay Gugerty
Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Evans School, University of Washington
Seattle

Pat Kennedy
CEO of Harvest Development LLC
Seattle

Jim Moore
Managing Partner, Avogadro Partners, LLC
Seattle

Scott Wolf
FAIA, Partner, The Miller/Hull Partnership, LLP
Seattle

International Partners
COCEPRADIL

COCEPRADIL
Honduras Partner

DSK-Chattogram

DSK-Chattogram Team
Bangladesh Partner

DSK-Khula

DSK-Khulna Team
Bangladesh Partner

DSK-Keraniganj

DSK-Keraniganj (Dhaka) Team
Bangladesh Partner

DSK

DSK-Savar (Dhaka) Team
Bangladesh Partner

DSK-Tarabo

DSK-Tarabo (Dhaka) Team
Bangladesh Partner

DSK HQ

DSK-Dhaka Headquarters Team
Bangladesh Partner

Mozambique

GSB
Mozambique Partner

Water Action

Water Action
Ethiopia Partner

Consultants
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Steve Deem
International Programs Consultant

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Fox Wilmar
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Print Design

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Oxford Center
Professional Translators and Interpreters

Parts & Labor
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Wine sales tax and shipping fees

Sales tax: Sales tax is based on your address. We’ll send you a receipt that includes your sales tax and shipping fee (if applicable).

Approximate shipping costs:
Complimentary Seattle-area deliveries for all purchases.

Fall 2021 promotion – Free shipping of orders of 12 bottles (1 case). You may order as many cases as you want. Free shipping promotion is limited to 2 cases/person/month.

Please note approximate shipping costs vary depending on destination. Due to shipping fees that are beyond our control, our suggested minimum order is 3 bottles:
1-3 bottles $24-28
6 bottles $27-37
12 bottles $37-57
*If shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, please call the winery for a quote at (509) 875-2211

Shipping available to the following 36 states + Washington DC: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Water from Wine is a very small winery and unable to benefit from competitive shipping rates that larger wineries enjoy. Wine is shipped via UPS, which adds additional fees for shipping alcohol because an adult over 21 must sign for delivery. Water from Wine does not profit from shipping costs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Wine sales tax and shipping fees

Sales tax: Sales tax is based on your address. We’ll send you a receipt that includes your sales tax and shipping fee (if applicable).

Approximate shipping costs:
Fall 2021 promotion – Free shipping of orders of 12 bottles (1 case). You may order as many cases as you want. Free shipping promotion is limited to 2 cases/person/month.

Please note approximate shipping costs vary depending on destination. Due to shipping fees that are beyond our control, our suggested minimum order is 3 bottles:
1-3 bottles $24-28
6 bottles $27-37
12 bottles $37-57
*If shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, please call the winery for a quote at (509) 875-2211

Shipping available to the following 36 states + Washington DC: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Water from Wine is a very small winery and unable to benefit from competitive shipping rates that larger wineries enjoy. Wine is shipped via UPS, which adds additional fees for shipping alcohol because an adult over 21 must sign for delivery. Water from Wine does not profit from shipping costs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns..