Our Story

Imagine the feeling of having 10 seconds left to live before you die. On August 23, 2017, I was driving down a state road in Northern Colorado and was hit head on by a tractor trailer going 60mph. As my life flashed before my eyes, what crossed my mind was a question: “what have I actually done to help the world I’m leaving behind?” In my mind, everything I held onto at death were the moments in my life where I was altruistic. Nothing else really mattered.

After the collision, the van was completely totaled, but I walked away without even a bruise; I had a second chance to give it my best shot. And so, the Powwater journey began.

I started to think about what I could do for others, and quickly learned about the power of water. Access to clean water is the foundation for positive change, improving health, education, women’s rights, and economic opportunity. Yet today, billions of people lack sustainable safe water. It’s an exponentially growing global problem, from the Foothills of the Himalaya, to right here in the American West. By 2025 two-thirds of humanity will live in water scarce regions.

This is why we created Powwater: to bring communities in need the most powerful tool for sparking transformative growth - WATER!

-Jack Hartpence, CEO & Co-Founder

Our Values

  • Transparency
  • Sustainability
  • Altruism

Meet Our Team

  • Jack Hartpence

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Jackson, WY, USA

  • Ellie O’Neill

    Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer

    Jackson, WY, USA

  • Harrison Fitz

    Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

    San Diego, CA, USA

  • Andrew Mullen

    Co-Founder & Product Engineer

    Jackson, WY, USA

  • Kuukua Eshun

    Creative Director

    Columbus, OH, USA
    Accra, Ghana

  • Will Munford

    Art Director

    Jackson, WY, USA

  • Steph Sherman

    Director of Brand Strategy

    New York, NY, USA

  • Ami Diane

    Director of Marketing

    University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA

  • Nick Giannasca

    General Counsel Partner @ Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

    New York, NY, USA

  • Shazeeb M Khairul Islam

    Advisory Board

    Founder @ YY Goshti

    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Dannie Quilitzsch

    Advisory Board

    Chairlady of the Supervisory Board @ Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V.
    Co-Founder @ Viva con Agua California

    Hamburg, Germany

  • Michael Fritz

    Advisory Board

    Co-Founder @ Viva con Agua

    Hamburg, Germany

  • Tanzeem Noor

    Head of Growth @ YY Goshti

    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Tim Neville

    Advisory Board

    COO Impact Water

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

  • Mark Turgesen

    Impact Water Country Director, Kenya

    Nairobi, Kenya

  • Zacch Akinyemi

    Impact Water Country Director, Nigeria

    Lagos, Nigeria

  • Ernst Bruderer

    Advisory Board
    Chair @ Vistage International, Owner / Chair @ Burka Selian Coffee Estate Arusha (Tanzania)

    Hilton Head, SC, USA

  • Jeff Sherman

    Advisory Board
    President of Sales & Production @ Reunited Clothing

    New York, NY, USA

  • Hilda Batayneh

    Advisory Board
    Executive Creative Director @ Reunited Clothing

    New York, NY, USA

  • Wayne Turner

    Advisory Board
    CEO @ Odyssey Sensors

    Jackson, WY, USA