In creating its team WALKING WATER strives for diversity while knowing that to do so well takes time, healing and authentic relationship.

We are committed to restoring and building relations on all levels.

We also endeavor to work on a ‘needs’ basis in relation to financial, skills and time reciprocity, striving to build working relationships that are inspiring and mutually beneficial. We give thanks to all the hands and hearts that make and guide Walking Water to be what it is and what it will become.



Kate Bunney
Kate BunneyCo-founder & Coordinator
Kate was born and raised in the UK. Surrounded by water on all sides, she learnt to swim and sail as soon as she could. From an early age she witnessed many disparities…
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Gigi Coyle
Gigi CoyleCo-founder & Guardian
Gigi Coyle, co-founder of Walking-Water, lives in Payahuunadu (the Owens Valley in California) and has been focused on the connection to and teachings of water – the care of and the protection of water – throughout her life…
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Orland Bishop
Orland BishopGuardian
Orland Bishop combines an extensive study of phenomenology, western and indigenous cosmologies with a deep dedication to human rights advocacy and cultural renewal…
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Krystyna Jurzykowski
Krystyna JurzykowskiCarrier
Krystyna Jurzykowski is a co-founder of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, a wildlife preserve for endangered species; Eco-Naturaleza, a trio of coastal rainforest cacao micro-enterprise projects in Panama and High Hope Ranch, a working ranch for retreat, connection and learning…
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Kathy Bancroft
Kathy BancroftAdvisor
I was born and raised in Lone Pine, California and I am of Mono, Shoshone and Paiute descent. My family owned Mt. Whitney Pack Trains, so my summers were spent in the high country of the Sierra Nevada…
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Alan Bacock
Alan BacockAdvisor
Alan Bacock is a Big Pine Tribal Member and serves as the Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley’s Water Program Coordinator. He has been involved with environmental issues for the past 15 years…
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Emily Pease
Emily PeaseWebsite/Graphic Designer
Emily finds that deeply believing in her work is of great importance – when she finds passion in her endeavors then she is able to effortlessly communicate the value of that cause or initiative through outreach…
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Tara Milliken
Tara MillikenYouth Council
Tara Milliken is a member of Beyond Boundaries, a student of council, and a lover of water in all forms. She currently lives in Sonoma County, CA where she studies…
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Sam Deboskey
Sam DeboskeyYouth Council
Sam is a carpenter, farmer, council carrier, and guide for the School of Lost Borders. He is currently integrating back into his home city of Denver …
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Justine Epstein
Justine EpsteinYouth Council
Justine is a lover of birds and all things wild, a student of water, an activist, council carrier, and rites of passage guide-in-training. She is especially interested …
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Benjamin von Mendelssohn
Benjamin von MendelssohnCarrier
Benjamin was born 1973 into a once-wealthy, culturally significant Jewish banking family in Germany. In the Third Reich the family survived between the lines …
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Geoff Dalglish
Geoff DalglishCarrier
Geoff Dalglish is a spiritual and ecological activist, author and award-winning photojournalist who has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with wilderness and wildness …
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Win Phelps
Win PhelpsAdvisor
Win Phelps is a wilderness rites-of-passage guide, and trainer of guides, for The School of Lost Borders and a carrier of council …
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Rajendra Singh
Rajendra SinghAdvisor
Rajendra Singh is a well-known water conservationist, also known as “Waterman of India”. He won the Stockholm Water Prize, an award known as “the Nobel Prize for water”, in 2015 …
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Andy Lipkis
Andy LipkisAdvisor
Andy Lipkis is a practical visionary who has dedicated his life to healing the environment while improving the lives of individuals and communities …
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Walking Water thrives from an abundant community of volunteers, donors, contributors and supporters. If you feel inspired to contribute what you can be it time, skills, equipment and/or money then please contact us or go direct to our donate page.