Noah Cornell has worked professionally as an organic farmer, stonemason, kayak instructor, and environmental educator. He works as a project manager for water conservation and land use projects and consults on farm planning. His water conservation related construction projects integrate stormwater, recycle greywater into the landscape, and capture rainwater. Anna Birkas is the owner of Village Ecosystems, focusing on sustainable design and construction for water. She has a BS in Ecology and an MS in hydrology. She is both a watershed scientist and a contractor.