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OUR TEAM

 
 

ROGER

ABATHAN

COO/CO-FOUNDER

I am a passionate designer and inventor. Proud industrial design student at Metropolitan State University of Denver, I luckily  found myself at the right place in the right school and ever since I enjoy every day task problem solving and technic sharpening approach offered by the program. This highly contributed to expand my sense of creativity and craftmanship. I started seeing problems as opportunities and every opportunity to me is a chance to seize. I was very excited the first time Mac came to me and spoke about the water crisis and the huge water waste in kitchens. When he talked about a mechanism that could recycle water and prevent waste, I saw an opportunity and an exciting adventure to jump into. I realized my skills and passion were going to be deployed for a good cause and that was fortunate to me. 

MAC MARSH

CEO/CO-FOUNDER

The vision of Boss Defrost came to me when I was working in the restaurant industry. I witnessed first hand the massive amounts of fresh water that was wasted to defrost food. Then I made it my goal to stop this wasteful practice. This fresh water can be allocated for so many purposes.

 

I have always been passionate about helping others, and with the invention of Boss Defrost, I will be able to do that. I hope to provide drinkable water to those who need it. I believe water is a human right and that everybody should have equal access to it. 

 

Fully utilized, Boss Defrost will save over a billion gallons of water per day across the United States by using an innovative design that recycles water instead of wasting it. With the water saved, it will allow more people to have access to it.

 

We only have a limited amount of fresh water on this earth, and that is why the misuse of water cannot continue. Boss Defrost was invented to be more than a food defroster, but as a product that will make a positive impact on the world.

AUSTIN

FEDEWA

CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER

My name is Austin Fedewa. I graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelor's in Accounting and an MBA. I was unaware of the water usage problem within the restaurant industry until I was introduced to Boss Defrost LLC. The company brought to my attention the water crisis throughout the world and highlighted the impact that defrosting food within restaurants had on this issue. After I saw the Boss Defrost product implemented in person, I became convinced that this is a viable solution to not only help restaurants save money, but to help the world save drinkable water.

 

I urge people to become aware of the water crisis we are all facing in hopes that our generation can be the catalyst for change.   

 

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CHRIS

STARKUS

CHIEF SALES OFFICER

A professional chef for over 20 years, Chris earned numerous awards for his work.  His most recent achievements are:

Chris contributes ideas and essays on a sustainability lifestyle for 303 Magazine, Diningout.comthemoderneater.com, 5280 Magazine, Heritage 

Radio, and Slow Food Nations.

https://303magazine.com/2019/04/denvers-chefs-sustainability-2019/  

 

 

 

Chris lives a modern sustainable lifestyle through his work, bringing his community into the culture of transparency, eco-conscious eating and urban farming. He is currently pursuing a masters in Beekeeping and his focuses on what he calls "360-degree sustainability" for foodservice operations, focusing on more than food, and growing best environmental practices for the industry. 

https://www.hotelexecutive.com/feature_focus/6250/360-degree-sustainability-for-restaurants August 2019

 

 

DIANA LOPEZ

STARKUS

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Born in Albuquerque, NM, and raised in Aurora, Colorado, we grew up with a principled set of practices around water and its use.  After graduating from the University of New Mexico, I moved to Las Vegas to work in PR and Marketing with several ecology-minded companies then switched tracks to work in some of Las Vegas’ premier fine dining establishments.  It was an amazing time exploring food, wine, mountain biking, rock climbing and snowboarding.

Since then, I earned a 200-hour yoga certification from White Lotus, became a mother of two, and started a few businesses.  I’ve had the good fortune to travel the world and dip my toes in other waters.

As co-owner/farmer of Lost Creek Micro Farm in Lakewood, Colorado, we seek to grow what is healthiest for our environment and community. I believe Boss Defrost is the NOW answer to a NOW water challenge.  Boss Defrost is the first brilliant, clean, efficient and affordable solution aimed to disrupt the misuse of potable water in the food industry – all while maintaining standards of safety and lowering utility costs.  If it’s a good practice to turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, then it’s a GREAT practice to use Boss Defrost in kitchens all over the nation.

Each time my family kayaks a waterway, fishes in a clear Colorado lake or turns on the tap to make another batch of sun tea, I’m reminded of the importance of our time here and the work we do.