Location: Wise, Virginia United States
Company: Micronic Technologies
Profession: Business Owner/Manager
Inspired by: After a humanitarian visit to Peru in 2007 and witnessing young children living without water, and seeing the impact on their lives and their health, I came away committed that one day I would do something to help people in Peru and other water deprived areas around the globe. The next year, whether by chance or design, I reconnected with my now husband, Kelly Rock, who previously held 21 patents in automotive, medical, and water technologies. After mentioning to Kelly my idea about providing water to these water deprived areas, and he said he had an idea about how to clean water. In 2008, we began a start-up company, Micronic Technologies determined to make a lasting impact on the world by creating a technology that could clean water from any source.