Nitisha | Director
Nitisha heads up the Smokeless Cookstove Foundation as Director and is actively involved with various aspects of the training programs. She studied Sustainable Development and Solutions from Columbia University, Earth Institute and thirsts for working towards conservation and protecting the environment. Based in Mumbai, she has her bags packed all the time ready for field assignments with the Smokeless Cookstove Revolution.
Russell | Mentor
Russell developed the Eco1 Rocket Stove combustion heater as a result of many years traveling in the Himalayas noticing deforestation and various climate related changes. As a result of prototyping for this, he also came up with the design for the Smokeless Chulha used by our Foundation. Russell is currently the Managing Director of Himalayan Rocket Stove in India and Rocket Man Designs in Australia and juggles his work and life across the 2 countries.
Ralph | Trainer
A traveller at heart and now by profession, Ralph is a serious sports person with professional basketball experience and has played for Maharashtra state team. After a corporate stint, like most people in this team, mountains called and life took a new meaning for Ralph. Avid trekker and biker and yoga exponent, Ralph now owns a travel company, Two Travel Tailors ( www.twotraveltailors.com ) and shares a passion for social impact through travel. Ralph is a lead trainer on the project and is involved with SCF work in Western region.