Katrina Spade

CEO & Founder at Recompose
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Katrina (she/her) has been an entrepreneur and designer since 2002. She has over 15 years of experience in project management, finance, and architecture, with a focus on human-centered, ecological solutions. While earning her Masters of Architecture, Katrina invented a system to transform the dead into soil, which is now patent-pending. In 2014, she founded the 501c3 Urban Death Project to bring attention to the problem of a toxic, dis-empowering funeral industry. In 2017, she founded Recompose, a Public Benefit Corporation.

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  • When I started this several years ago I was shocked at how many people find this not only palatable but comforting and meaningful.

    17 March 2021
  • Recomposition offers an alternative to embalming and burial or cremation that is natural, safe, sustainable, and will result in significant savings in carbon emissions and land usage.

    17 March 2021
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  • Recompose
    CEO & Founder
    started May 2017