• Galen Fulford
    Galen Fulford Managing Director

    Galen has been implementing ecological solutions to solve problems of water scarcity and water contamination on an international scale for the past fifteen years.  He uses his practical experience and affinity for invention to design and engineer creative solutions for water treatment and bioremediation.   As managing director of Biomatrix he focuses on providing products and services to meet the growing demand for ecological water technology that is both functional, attractive and sustainable.

  • Lisa Shaw
    Lisa Shaw Art director

    Lisa brings her passion for art and sustainability into her role as art director for Biomatrix.  She has an MFA from Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and a BFA from Cooper Union School of Art in New York City and brings the flair and energy of her art background into creative projects and designs for Biomatrix.  She has traveled widely with Biomatrix working on ecological restoration and community art projects in India, China, the Philippines, Russia, Finland and the UK.  Lisa is passionate about sharing the inspirational work and vision of Biomatrix with the wider community.


  • Michael Shaw
    Michael Shaw Manager

    Michael’s field is ecological engineering and design for sustainability. He is an engineer by training and has been involved in all phases of the development and implementation of natural wastewater treatment systems since 1989, working with Ocean Arks International, Living Technologies, Ecovillage International and now Biomatrix Water. Together with John Todd, he is the author of two wastewater treatment patents. Michael is a founding partner in Biomatrix and brings his extensive experience in the field and passion for sustainable infrastructure to engineer robust and powerful treatment systems.

  • Gijs van Hamersveld
    Gijs van Hamersveld Environmental Restoration Project Coordinator

    Gijs, originally Dutch, holds a BSc in Public Management and has lived in several different countries and cultures. He has a great passion for ecology, nature and sustainable living. He has studied Permaculture Design and Ecovillage Design Education in which he has gained both knowledge and hands on skills in gardening, sustainability, carpentry and natural building.

    Now at Biomatrix he brings his passion, experience and knowledge to practice in order to make a positive environmental impact.


  • Neil Welsh
    Neil Welsh Mechanical Engineer

    Neil holds a MEng in Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering, from Heriot Watt University. During his studies, he developed a keen interest in the idea of sustainable processing and process intensification. The idea is that a process can always be improved, made more efficient and have less of a negative impact on the immediate and wider environment without compromising product quality. He is hoping to bring this ethos and ideology to the company, whilst also helping to design and manufacture systems that will have a real positive impact on our surrounding environment.

  • Jorge Sanchez-Cruzado
    Jorge Sanchez-Cruzado Wetland Ecologist

    Jorge is a Wetland Ecologist with over ten years of experience in which he has faced many different issues related to water and the environment, mainly in the fields of Conservation, Ecological Restoration, Education and Sustainable Management. His experience extends to countries in Europe, Africa and South America, where he has worked in scientific research, private, public and third sectors. He has a strong commitment to the environment demonstrated through his membership of six NGO’s with which he volunteers. He holds a BSc in Environmental Sciences, a MSc in Protected Areas and Nature Conservation and a MSc in Sustainable Rural Development. He is currently the Biomatrix representative in Spain.

  • Markus Treppo
    Markus Treppo Landscape Architect

    Markus Treppo is an MSc Landscape Architect. He was born in Austria and originally qualified as a carpenter. During his five years Landscape Architecture degree in Edinburgh Collage of Art at Edinburgh University he dedicated much of his research to a cohesive, sustainable and “slow” understanding of our surroundings. After professional placements in Landscape Architecture offices, his search lead him to live in communities, Permaculture farms and self sustainable villages in South Africa, India, Brazil and all over Europe. Working for Biomatrix Water his focus lies in design, planning, research and construction.