Josh Prigge

Josh Prigge is a sustainability consultant with over a decade of experience managing sustainability programs and initiatives for large organizations. Prigge is the founder and CEO of Sustridge, a Las Vegas-based sustainability consulting firm. Prior to founding Sustridge in 2017, Prigge worked as the Director of Regenerative Development at Fetzer wine company, Sustainability Coordinator at Hawai’i Pacific University and served as President of the Sustainability Association of Hawai`i.

Nick Shewring

Entrepreneurship is in Nick’s blood. He is constantly looking at opportunities to do better and go beyond the expected. From his time at Air New Zealand where he led the charge on mobile product innovation, through to the constant evolution of the coworking industry with BizDojo, and now to rethinking innovation in the WaterTech space with his role as GM for WaterStart in Australia.

Breanna Bensoua

Breanna Bensoua serves as the Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance where she is tasked with managing WaterStart’s marketing and branding programs and initiatives. Breanna began her career as a creative, earning her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Chapman University in Orange, California and has also worked as marketing and recruitment manager at Hope International University.

Rebecca Shanahan

Prior to joining WaterStart in 2013, Rebecca spent 14 years working on water resources management issues for the Southern Nevada Water Authority gaining an intimate perspective of the challenges in obtaining, treating, and delivering consistently high-quality water to a growing community. While at SNWA, she developed and managed the evaporation data collection and analysis program to support groundwater-basin hydrologic budgets and water-right appropriations, scientific studies for species protected by the Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Nevada Revised statutes, and other federal policies, and negotiations for contractual third-party agreements.

Nathan Allen

Nathan Allen is the Executive Director of WaterStart. Nathan has a long track record of successful program management. Past experience includes assistant scientist at Biosphere 2 and sustainability coordinator at Arizona State University.