Get to know the Do Good Sh*t staff
COBY VARDY | Principal Architect
Coby is a wizard of architectural and construction craft with a passion for outdoor exploration in the high alpine. Wearing many hats over the past decade including architectural designer, construction project engineer, and most recently the director of digital construction, his experience synthesizes critical design thinking instincts with digitally enabled processes.
In the role of Principal Architect, Coby leads a team of design, engineering, and construction professionals towards the creation of our pilot project in the Khumbu Valley. The team looks to bridge the language and geographic barrier through construction-grade 3D modeling and corresponding drawing sets that transform the idea of sustainable waste management into a tangible built environment.
TAYLOR ZEHREN | Founder
Taylor Zehren is an outdoor enthusiast, passionate about environmental advocacy, scientific communication, content creation, and experiential education. Following a B.S. in Biology/Spanish from the University of Portland Honors Program, an independent research trip down the Pan-American Highway, and a Fulbright Scholarship in Argentina she was able to blend her passions as a Co-Founder of Do Good Sh*t.
In her role, she focuses on applying her skills for program development, cultural exchange with community partners, and the science behind the solutions.
THOR RETZLAFF | Founder
Thor is an energetic adventurer that has rooted himself in social entrepreneurship and purposeful expedition storytelling. Born and raised in the Sierra Nevadas, Truckee has been his home base his whole life and is a direct influence on his unwavering passion for the outdoors. In November 2018, Thor helped co-found Do Good Sh*t after becoming exposed to the uncomfortable reality of the mismanaged human waste on Mt Everest.
Thor brings a unique vision to the organization, focusing on the translation of abstract problems into tangible solutions. By utilizing media and contemporary nonprofit tools, he plays a critical role in identifying opportunities and implementing strategies.