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water Lab

Providing access to clean water

Thrive Clean Water Lab is dedicated to bringing clean water to natural and manmade disaster zones via its emergency response team, as well as partnering with like minded organizations to identify mitigation strategies for drinking water contamination in specific U.S. locations.

Providing access to clean water

Thrive Clean Water Lab is dedicated to bringing clean water to natural and manmade disaster zones via its emergency response team, as well as partnering with like minded organizations to identify mitigation strategies for drinking water contamination in specific U.S. locations.

Meet our founder

Lindsay chambers

Lindsay chambers

Founder, Together We Thrive + Thrive Canteen

Before founding Thrive Canteen and Together We Thrive, Lindsay Chambers spent 16 years in the private sector gaining a diverse set of skills and experiences through her work as an interior designer, high-end property developer, avocado and citrus farmer, and founder of a beverage brand.  Over that same period, she developed a passion for tackling the problem of food insecurity in the United States, volunteering at food banks across the nation and hand-delivering over 1000 meals to the unhoused.

In 2023, after seeing how the pandemic had left an increasing number of Americans unable to address even their most basic needs, Lindsay decided to close down her for-profit businesses and launch Thrive Food Bank. Its mission is to improve people’s health and well-being while improving the health of the planet as well. As Lindsay laid the groundwork for the food bank, she realized that to truly address a person’s physical and mental well-being, she needed to take into account their entire ecosystem.

With that in mind, Lindsay created Together We Thrive, a charity dedicated to ensuring every American has access to healthy food, clean water, and supportive shelter. Using the skills she learned while running her real estate development and interior design firm, Lindsay expanded beyond the food bank to create Thrive Communities. She then launched the Thrive Clean Water Lab with the belief that access to clean water should be a fundamental human right. To fund all these efforts, Lindsay leveraged her prior experience in the beverage industry to launch Thrive Canteen, an aluminum-bottled water company that donates 100% of its profits to fund Together We Thrive.

Earlier in her career, Lindsay was named as one of “today’s most talented designers” by USA Today and part of the “new guard” of designers by Luxe Magazine.  She was a finalist for HGTV’s Designer of the Year for 2023, and her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Luxe Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The New York Times. She has also been recognized for her work as a high-end property developer, having developed over 40 homes throughout California.

Lindsay graduated with an M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Wake Forest University. She received Wake Forest’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award in 2017 and recently served on their board of trustees.

Lindsay’s work for Together We Thrive is pro bono; She does not receive a salary from the organization.

Meet our team

Peter Deneen

Peter Deneen

Emergency Disaster Response Team Lead, Thrive Clean Water Lab

Peter and Thrive founder, Lindsay Chambers, met in 2017 in the aftermath of the Thomas Fire disaster in Ojai, California. Peter was home for the holidays when the largest fire in the state’s history ignited a few miles upwind of his family’s home. After more than 1,000 structures burned to the ground, Peter and some neighbors got to work supporting stricken residents. Lindsay was a key ally in his effort, so years later, when Lindsay began her Thrive Canteen non-profit to support disaster relief efforts with clean water, she knew who to call.

Peter’s wide-ranging education, training, and experience prepared him well for his role as Thrive’s disaster response lead. He graduated with a BS from the US Coast Guard Academy and an MA in Climate and Society from Columbia University, where he focused his graduate research projects on enhancing the resilience of watersheds in the West. In his 12-year career as a Coast Guard officer, Peter specialized in high seas narcotics interdiction, piracy, and incident command, as well as a Department of Defense-certified Spanish translator.

Today, Peter is an award-winning journalist, high school teacher, and varsity girls soccer coach; a meditation instructor for veterans, and is First Aid and CPR-qualified. He holds a certificate in permaculture design, is a board member of the Keep the Sespe Wild Committee, and a strategic advisor to Tierra Sol Institute for Art + Climate Resiliency. Peter has endured several major disasters, is an ultra marathoner, a sourdough expert, and he recently saved a dog from the jaws of a mountain lion.