Core Team

Who We Are

Kathleen Smith ~ Visionary

Kathleen Smith

Founder & CEO

Kathleen has worked with a number of the world’s thought-leading pioneers in sustainability, health and related fields. She is involved in a comprehensive effort toward the realization of model ecological communities committed to ushering in a new era of human and planetary well-being.

She continues to focus on galvanizing breakthrough technological solutions, medical treatments/cures as well as disaster relief and in this regard has earned an international reputation amongst scientists, doctors and innovators.

As a result of her self-initiated and self-funded work, Kathleen is now working with some of her international allies and partners to establish Flowing River Solutions, as a new Globally Responsible Business that will always work:

Truly For The Good Of All.

(Kathleen, for many years, has held the vision and worked towards the realization of The Colorado Center ~ ‘Dedicated to Positive Global Transformation.’ ~ which will be located in Colorado, USA. Website: http://colorado-center.com/ )

International Team Members:

Dr. Charles Blake

Sustainability & Technologies Advisor

Charles is an independent Environmental Consultant, based in Australia, with a focus on the provision of Waste Management Solutions, Environmental Strategies & Technology Evaluation

He has a background in creative materials technology, marine operations, engineering and agriculture, combined with 24 years experience in environmental consulting and the provision of waste management solutions.

Charles has an acute ability to identify interfacing technologies that enable specific outcomes. He has provided consulting, waste management plans and the implementation of environmental solutions to many of Australia’s largest companies.

Additionally, Charles has an extraordinarily wide international network of technology providers, innovators, prototyper’s and solutions-providers.

Charles uses his understanding of natural symmetries, patterns and systems to inform and identify specific outcomes and identifies financially viable and technically achievable technological pathways of the delivery of those outcomes.

He is articulate in his ability to communicate ideas in both general and technical terms. As such he has been granted Adjunct Status at University of Queensland, serves on the School of Biomolecular & Physical Sciences Industry Advisory Board at Griffith University and has associations with QUT and the CSIRO.

Michael Waters

Sustainable Science & Technology Advisor:

Michael Waters is an advanced technology adviser, researcher, inventor and sustainable recovery strategist. He has previously owned businesses in, designed and built: multi-axis robotics, adaptive manufacturing systems, experimental aircraft, custom homes, portable housing systems. Michael’s automated disaster recovery and library preservation systems are used worldwide at institutions such as the Library of Congress, the National Archives and the Russian academy of sciences, instrumental in recovery of the worst library fire disaster of the last century.

In the last ten years Michael has researched cutting edge science and technologies that redefine current understandings in mainstream physics. He has established a large collaborative network of researchers and breakthroughs that profoundly affect fields of energy, mining, health, food, water, transportation, housing, sustainable economics and environmental recovery. The purpose of this research has been to discover causes of and solutions for the increasing number of global crises we now face.

A primary focus has been energy R&D, working with a diverse group of breakthroughs which, combined, uncover new understandings in physics. These discoveries also explain why current global business and environmental models are fundamentally unsustainable. Michael is currently on the board of a number of organizations involved in advanced energy, mining, agriculture and finance and directly involved in developing several paradigm shifting energy breakthroughs. Michael’s inventions span diverse fields including energy, robotics, fluidics, conservation, aviation and housing.

Don Smith

Innovations Advisor:

Don Smith is an American, based in Florida, USA. He is the Founder of the RAW Companies formed with the mission “Researching Alternative Ways” to align socially responsible green technologies with the needs of humanity .

Don has an extensive invention portfolio ranging from automotive, home and commercial design, to solar energy equipment, wind turbine blades and towers, compress gas tanks produced in light weight composites, to the design and actual construction of many advanced boats and yachts.

After much experience in ergonomic design, prototyping, tooling, and production surviving the test of time, Don has a unique if not irreplaceable engineering perspective.

Today Don serves as R&D Director of ‘Rock Rebar Inc” where his deep understanding of materials and their structure required to withstand stress over time has evolved into his present-day endeavors in the material sciences for global infrastructure.

He has concluded that “scaled-up commercialization” of naturally occurring and renewable volcanic basalt rock converted into a “glass-state” structural fiber will ultimately prevail over all others on a performance/cost basis.

His RockRebar® will now bring to reinforced concrete, a superior and non-rusting alternative to the internal black steel rebar we see bleeding rust from inside our cracked and failing concrete infrastructure on a global scale.

Called “continuous basalt fiber”, Don’s inventions for its use extend to include chemically inert, non-corroding casings for energy storage and potable water storage tanks both above and below ground 

Gerald Winnington-Ingram

Legal Advisor:

Gerald lives with his wife and family in Hong Kong , with a family base in the UK.

He is a British national and former practising Barrister-at-law, with a background as a senior executive and CEO of private and plc companies, industry-centric and strategic consulting – such as having been a regional lead Principal of IBM Global Services – and as a seasoned entrepreneur and start-up ‘Founder’.

He has specialised in strategic planning, business development and corporate legal/business affairs, and has an eclectic experience of some 30 years, predominantly in the TMT (Telecom Media Technology) industries.

He also has now a decade of grounding in environmental sustainability, focusing on impact enterprises with innovative, disruptive technologies and solutions, and in particular the up-cycling of ‘waste’ to resources and renewables.

Ray Murray

Business Advisor:

Ray is British, mainly based in the UK & Sweden. He resigned from the UK Police Service in 1990 to enter the world of business in order to teach and promote the holistic principles of: Globally Responsible Business & Ethical Enterprise creation, operation & development.

His work since 1990 has mainly focused on enabling Key Decision Makers & General Staff in organisations of all types and sizes, in any industry, to understand:

  • Why & How Authentic Ecosystems Operate In A Truly Sustainable Manner. (The True & Natural Way) – which is a sane and healthy: ‘We The People & The Planet, With God’ approach to life & work.

Then he enables those Key Decision Makers & General Staff ~ in any organization ~ to see how they can adapt and employ in their own enterprise, The True & Natural Way in which all Natural Living Ecosystems engage in the business of Living & Working Sustainably. (Thereby facilitating Globally Responsible Business creation & development)