The Global Environmental Legacy Team
Brett DansonBoard Chairman
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.
Kevin brings 26 years of project development experience and a passion for water advocacy to the environmental improvement industry. 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.
Dr. Timothy Bradley is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California at Irvine. He has over 30 years’ experience studying the physiological ecology of animals in saline waters. His work has involved studies carried out in Canada, the U.S., Germany and Costa Rica. He has published over 100 scientific, peer-reviewed papers on the on the physiology and ecology of aquatic organisms. His book “Animal Osmoregulation” was published by the Cambridge University Press. He is the founder and past Director of the UC Irvine Salton Sea Initiative. Dr. Bradley was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1992.
Tim SextonBusiness Director
Over 25 years of broad senior management, in sales, marketing, operations & business development experience focused in the industrial, building products, water, and chemical industries. His experience is in corporate, private, as well as public where he was in-charge of high-level acquisitions for water-related entities. He brings strong strategic initiatives to develop new markets & business growth as well as being responsible for increasing the Profit & Loss of each endeavor.
Craig AhrensExecutive Director
Craig’s background for years was in mortgage banking. He enjoyed a tremendously successful career as the EVP for the Nation's largest independently owned bank. His desire for a toxin free planet dates back years ago. Now, an award winning Filmmaker & 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 has done a tremendous job of introducing the Foundation to the outside World. He's always on the lookout for alliances that will help to grow & strengthen the Foundation.
Francisco Ugalde, JD, MBADirector
Francisco Ugalde brings more than 8 years of legal and project finance experience to the team. Having worked for many years in one of Latin Americas top law firms, Mr. Ugalde then transitioned into project finance and development rolls in publicly traded companies. He leads the strategic development of the Latin American project pipeline and Partnership Network. Francisco received a Juris Doctor from Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (Chile) and his M.B.A suma cum laude from the University of California, Irvine.
Nobel Chang, MBADirector
Nobel is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Radiant Sky Energy. He is also the Co-Founder & CEO of Easy Streak. Nobel is an 9-year veteran in the solar space with his tenure as VP of Development at US Topco. His strengths lie in his ability to identify new opportunities and forming long-term relationships where all parties win. He has fully developed and transacted on over $100 million and utility scale solar farms. Nobel received his Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.