In early 2015 David and Laura Hertz met Richard Groden, the inventor of Skywater technology and the president of Island Sky Corporation. Groden, based in Davie, Florida, has been selling Skywater machines to happy customers for over 10 years, but hadn't fully expanded to the West Coast yet. The great minds collided, and together they realized what an incredible opportunity it would be to bring this technology to the drought suffered California. Now, only a bit over a year after launching Skysource, the dynamic husband-wife duo has brought several machines to clients in California, from Big Sur to Malibu, Catalina and beyond.
The Hertz's, both lifelong surfers, sailors and environmentalist, are determined to change the relationship we have with water. Skysource has partnered with Go Campaign with their Go Water initiative to make fresh, clean water more easily accessible to youth and communities in even the most rural and under-resourced areas.
Together, we can make a difference.
At an early age, David became interested in architecture and the balance between human world and natural world. His passion for surfing attuned him to the environmental issues, and during his education at The Southern California Institute of Architecture he continued to focus on ecological design. David led the push for green architecture, making incredibly sustainable buildings using unconventional materials such as industrial refrigeration panels and even a de-commissioned Boeing 747 airplane. David is a board member of Santa Monica's Task Force on The Environment and serves on the Board of Directors of Heal The Bay.
A commercial photographer and native Californian, Laura grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She spent most of her childhood outdoors by the water; at the beach, sailing, writing poetry and taking photographs with her sister. As a daughter of a commercial airline pilot and a wildly creative mother, Laura's lifelong passion for photography is the product of her traveling adventures around the world, discovering the visual beauty and intrigue of foreign lands, cultures, and customs. Laura serves on the Board of Directors of The Bay Foundation and Community Healing Gardens.